I want to take this opportunity to remind you about several items. Please look carefully at the information below.
- Area V CDEs and region EMC will be held at ABAC this Tuesday. Please see the emails from the area teachers regarding each CDE's location and start time.
- Area VI CDEs will be held on Thursday at Cook County High School. All events there will begin with registration at 4:00 and CDEs start at 4:30.
- Please note that speaking manuscripts are due on January 20. This does not leave a lot of time to prepare a speech after Christmas break, so encourage students to work diligently now.
- Today is Dec. 8 which means monthly reports are due on Wednesday. I want to thank all of you who submit accurate reports each month. In reviewing the reports, the vast majority of our teachers are doing a great job. I encourage everyone to make sure that each month's report accurately reflects each contact you made and each activity/event. As a reminder, on contacts, it is always best to list each contact's name if the activity only involved a few people. All SAE visits should list the student's names as well as all individual YF visits.
It is a busy time of year and the first semester is winding down fast. I hope all of you are looking forward to a couple of weeks off to spend time with family and friends. In the hustle and bustle of Area CDEs, monthly reports, fruit sales, SLOs, EOPAs, semester grades, Christmas parties AND many other things....please do not forget the reason for the season!
If we can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Lynn Barber, Ed.D.
South Region Agricultural Education Director
Georgia Department of Education
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31794