CFES has many organizations that provide new and exciting opportunities for CFES students. The organizations CFES makes connections with are:
The Northeast Georgia Regional Technology Competition is affiliated with the Georgia Student Technology Competition. Their vision is to challenge and empower students to be leaders in the digital age through a statewide competition. Our competition is open to all students in grades 3-12 located within the geographical area served by the Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Services Agency (NEGA RESA). Third through fifth grade Mustangs can submit projects at school in the Fall to participate in the competition at the County Level. A select number of students will move on to the Regional Competition and then their could be State.
Student Leadership ProgramColham Ferry is collaborating with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia to provide a leadership development opportunity for our students. Students will participate in training sessions throughout the school year to learn more about their own personality and how to be a successful leader in their school and community.
Science OlympiadScience Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.
4-H4H, a program of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, supports our CFES students in a variety of ways. The mission of Georgia 4H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and formatting attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. This missions is accomplished through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship;. Through monthly classroom lessons all 5th grade students get a sense of what 4H is all about. Additionally, 5th grade students can compete in CPA (County Project Achievement), and if chosen as a winner then the DPA (District Project Achievement) in a category supported by 4H's mission.