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PIE Names Partners of Excellence for 2020-2021 School Year
06/07/2021
At its end of the year ice cream celebration, PIE recognized and thanked all community partners and named four outstanding organizations as Partners of Excellence.
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Country Financial Makes a Splash with Water Donation to PIE
04/21/2021
Country Financial Agency Managers Hermon Mason and Kyle Hosick can attest that you never know when a community need will land in front of the right pair of eyes. Many schools have turned off their water fountains to stop the potential spread of COVID germs, and students are asked to bring their own water bottle to school. Country Financial saw the need for bottled water and responded immediately.
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Podcast Shares How Companies May Support Schools
03/23/2021
PIE is pleased that the latest edition of GreyStone Power Corporation's Power Line Podcast focuses on ways GreyStone Power gives back to schools in the company's service area. The podcast also shares ways other businesses and organizations can partner with schools.
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PIE Board Chair Receives Chamber Spirit Award
03/17/2021
Congratulations to Partners in Education Board Chair Lyndsey Sargent for winning the Spirit Award from the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce!
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Principal 4 A Day Provides Peek Into Schools
03/16/2021
The principals of all 35 schools hosted a "Principal 4 A Day" recently! The annual event allows community members to learn more about our schools. It is sponsored by Partners in Education and the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce.
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PIE Partner, Other Organizations, Sponsor Community Food Giveaway
03/11/2021
The Alpha Phi Alpha - Rho Pi Lambda Chapter, along with Community Teen Coalition, 100 Black Men of Douglasville (a Partner in Education) and the Douglasville Parks and Recreation Department, are offering a family food box giveaway on March 27 at Hunter Park from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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Join PIE By Celebrating Pi Day!
03/10/2021
While PIE works to give all it can to teachers and students, a small budget is needed for operations, promotions, partner and school recognitions, and handling emergency requests on behalf of students when we're unable to match the requests with partners. March 14 is pi (3.14) day, but we're calling it PIE Day and claiming it as our own! Join us on PIE Day and all week leading up to it by participating in a micro fundraiser.
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Chapel Hill High School Students Hone Skills with Hands-On Building Project
03/04/2021
Students at Chapel Hill High School (CHHS) recently experienced ‘real work’ where they not only designed a structure, but built it themselves, along with a little help from several Partners in Education. The CHHS Play House project is a collaborative effort with our Partners in Education and the Douglas County Home Builders Association.
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Students Gain Valuable Career Insight Through Job Shadow Days
02/23/2021
Thanks to numerous businesses and organizations, many of whom are Partners in Education, around 1,800 high school students in the Douglas County School System now have firsthand knowledge of various professions and potential employers.
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Help PIE on PIE Day
02/17/2021
Bring your friends and family to Taco Mac on March 14 as we celebrate our version of PIE Day! Taco Mac will give PIE a portion of all receipts received from opening time at 11:00 am until closing at 11:30 pm. Come by. Hang out. Have fun. Raise money!
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Join Us for a Virtual "Tour of Schools"
02/10/2021
Attention past, present, and future partners! Please join us on March 26 for our virtual “Tour of Schools” featuring the amazing students and staff of Stewart Middle School.
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Be a Principal 4 a Day
02/08/2021
Ever wonder how principals keep their schools running, their staff happy, and their students engaged? Principal 4 a Day is your opportunity to find out!
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Keeping Students Safe: 1,000 COVID Care Kits to be Distributed to Students
01/22/2021
Several local organizations and individuals, including Partners in Education, have made generous financial and product donations designed to keep students and their families safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. 1,000 COVID Care Kits are being packed at Douglas County School System’s Central Office and will be delivered to every District school.
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Cabot Creamery Co-operative Gifts Have District Staff Saying “Cheese” and Smiling
01/11/2021
The farm families of Cabot Creamery Co-operative know that public school teachers and staff are working harder than ever to ensure that students continue to grow and learn! To say thank you, the co-op gave away 190 gift boxes filled with delightful treats!
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Rentz and Jordan Join PIE Board
01/08/2021
Partners in Education is pleased to welcome two business leaders to its volunteer governing board, Chris Rentz and Andrew Jordan. Rentz is an associate broker with Pioneer Residential | Pioneer Land Group, and Jordan is a partner and CPA at Connally, Jordan & Associates, P.C. CPA.
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$10,000 Medline Grant Provides Covid Care Kits
01/07/2021
A generous $10,000 grant from Medline will help deliver vital COVID Care Kits to Douglas County students. Communities in Schools of Douglas County and Partners in Education of Douglas County joined forces to leverage the grant designed to provide safety to students on the go during the current COVID-19 crisis.
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Thousands of Votes Were Cast for Best Rain Barrel!
01/04/2021
Congratulations to Mirror Lake Elementary, South Douglas Elementary, Mason Creek Middle, and Douglas County High Schools on winning last month's rain barrel competition!
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Kroger Donates $250 Gift Cards for Teachers
12/21/2020
On December 16, Superintendent Trent North made a visit to all 35 schools where he honored the Teachers of the Year with a $250 Kroger gift card to be used on behalf of their students or grade level. The cards are made possible by a donation from Kroger through the company’s annual Teacher Supply Giveaway and the Douglas County Board of Education.
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Anonymous Donors Provide Food for MCES Families
12/21/2020
Thanks to generous community philanthropists who want to remain anonymous, Mount Carmel Elementary School was able to give away boxes of non-perishable food the week before winter break began.
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FPC Contributes to COVID Care Kits
12/17/2020
Thank you to First Presbyterian Church for generously joining Partners in Education's initiative to create 3,500 COVID care and prevention kits for at-risk students in District schools.
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Rain Barrel Project is Fun and Educational for Schools
12/09/2020
Thousands of community members have cast votes for the best decorated barrels, and you can, too! To make art and water education fun for schools and to involve the entire community, the Douglasville-Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has partnered with the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) and the school system on a rain barrel project.
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Hightower Family Funeral Homes Donates Cases of Water to CCI
11/18/2020
Hightower Family Funeral Homes, a longtime Partner in Education with the Douglas County College & Career Institute (CCI), recently delivered a number of cases of water to CCI.
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MembersFirst Credit Union Responds to Wish List Request
11/17/2020
With the majority of students participating in digital learning, earbuds and head phones are in great need. When MembersFirst Credit Union found out Mirror Lake Elementary School had earbuds on their Wish List, the partner responded with a donation of 70 earbuds!
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Support PIE When You Shop at Amazon
11/09/2020
Have you heard? You can now support Douglas County Partners In Education through the AmazonSmile program! You shop ~ AmazonSmile gives to PIE!
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Support PIE Each Time You Shop at Kroger
11/05/2020
By registering your Rewards card with PIE, Kroger will make a donation to PIE every time you shop! Linking your card to PIE will not change your gas rewards and coupon offerings.
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Help Kids Grow: Plant a Garden
11/02/2020
The Mirror Lake Elementary School Golden Garden is about much more than growing vegetables. In the years since the first soil was tilled and seeds were planted, the Golden Garden, along with help from partners, has grown and blossomed in many unexpected ways!
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FPC Sponsors "For Our Teachers" Initiative
10/27/2020
Through First Presbyterian Church’s "For Our Teachers" initiative, over 60 teachers in Douglas County were blessed with gifts, prayers and notes of support last week.
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Rain Barrel Project Embraces Creativity and Conservation
10/26/2020
An exciting rain barrel project sponsored by the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority (WSA) and the Cultural Arts Council (CAC) will help students show off their artistic and creative talents and learn about water conservation efforts.
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GreyPower Corporation Recently Gave 60 Cases of Water to BEES
10/21/2020
As long as there are coronavirus-related concerns, school water fountains will remain closed. GreyStone Power Corporation is making sure students at Beulah Elementary School stay hydrated!
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Target Donates School Supplies to ASES
10/19/2020
We appreciate Target for generously donating school supplies to students and staff at Arbor Station Elementary School.
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Anchor Heating & Air Supports Staff and Students at ASES
10/16/2020
Anchor Heating & Air Co. is a great Partner in Education to Arbor Station Elementary School -- supporting both staff and students at the school.
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Keep It Moving Yoga & Barre Gives Back In Many Ways
10/12/2020
Keep It Moving Yoga & Barre recently provided breakfast for staff at two schools. The yoga studio also sponsors the Special Needs Strong program for school system staff and families.
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Douglas Smith -- Longtime Friend of SMS
10/06/2020
Thanks to a generous donation from Douglas Smith, Turner Middle School was able to purchase almost 700 desk shields to help keep students and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic and flu season.
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Be Residential Services Donates 10 Cases of Water to SWES
10/01/2020
School water fountains are unavailable right now as a coronavirus-related precaution. Thank you to our partner for keeping students hydrated and focused on learning!
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Papa John's Pizza Cares About Educators
09/28/2020
Thank you to Papa John's Pizza for providing a card for discounts and free menu items to every teacher in the Douglas County School System.
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Mentors Matter
09/16/2020
The Partners in Education (PIE) program helps identify caring adults who are interested in serving as mentors and connects them with Communities in Schools (CIS), a school-based organization that empowers at-risk students to succeed inside and outside the classroom and to stay in school through graduation.
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MLES Benefits from Strong Community Partnerships
09/10/2020
Douglas County Farm Bureau and LifeGate Church are helping Mirror Lake Elementary School kickoff the 2020-2021 school year.
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Connally, Jordan & Associates Recognizes All Teachers of the Year
09/09/2020
Thank you to Partner in Education Connally, Jordan & Associates for recognizing all school system Teachers of the Year, something the firm has done the past several years!
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PIE and CORE Make Plans for Strengthening School and Community Partnerships
08/31/2020
Volunteers comprising the boards for PIE and Douglas CORE met last Friday for a planning retreat led by Bob Kucher, vice president for partnerships and programs at PENCIL. PENCIL serves public schools in the Nashville, TN area and is very successful at building strong, active business and faith-based partnerships with schools.
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School System Staff Invited to Participate in Contest Promoting PIE FaceBook Page
08/31/2020
School System staff are asked to like and share the PIE Facebook page to help spread the word about the great work of PIE. Participants will be eligible for a drawing for 16-$25 Target gift cards.
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FPC Sends Over 60 Volunteers to Every School in the Community to Pray for a Great School Year
08/17/2020
First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville organized a prayer project that had over 60 people scattered on the campuses of every secondary school in the county the weekend before the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose: praying for a safe and successful school year.
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West Metro Church of God Provides Snacks to DCHS Staff During Pre-planning
08/15/2020
Thank you to West Metro Church of God for providing snacks to Douglas County High School during pre-planning.
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FPC Provides Lunch for Staff at ESES
08/15/2020
Churches in our community have been particularly thoughtful of schools as preparations are finalized for kicking off the 2020-2021 school year. First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville partners with Eastside Elementary School and provided lunch and a prayer walk.
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DFUMC Provides Breakfast for BUES to Kickoff the 2020-2021 School Year
07/31/2020
Thank you to First United Methodist Church of Douglasville, our faithful Partner in Education at Burnett Elementary School! The church provided a delicious breakfast and encouragement for the staff at Burnett to kickoff the new school year.
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"Chamber Connect Live" Spotlights PIE
07/24/2020
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce recently focused on Partners in Education during "Chamber Connect Live." This informative segment is a great overview of PIE and its impact in schools.
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PIE Recognizes Five Local Partners with Excellence Awards
07/06/2020
This year, PIE began a Partners of Excellence awards program to recognize businesses, religious organizations and other non-profit organizations that go above and beyond serving schools.
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Local Business Leaders Join PIE Board
06/24/2020
Lynn Dunaway and Debbie Wolfe have joined PIE's leadership Board. They will work to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the business community and schools.
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PIE Welcomes Jean Baker to Board
06/02/2020
Ms. Baker recently retired from Chapel Hill High School. She knows from firsthand experience the importance of community and school partnerships and will be a great asset as PIE works to increase and strengthen those partnerships.
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Douglasville FUMC Provides Weekly Food Donations to FSES Students
04/21/2020
For several years, Douglasville FUMC has been delivering bags of food weekly to Factory Shoals Elementary School for students in need.
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Chapelhill Church Gives Away 500 Bags of Food During Pandemic
04/13/2020
Thank you to PIE partner Chapelhill Church for providing meals during spring break.
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All Visitors to Schools Must Use New Check-in Process
02/25/2020
The Douglas County School System has added the Raptor Visitor Management System for an extra layer of security at all schools. Checking-in through the system is quick and easy and ensures the safety of our students.
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Junior League Promotes Literacy at NMES
02/17/2020
Every second grade student at New Manchester Elementary was able to select a book to keep at the annual Book Brigade event sponsored by the Junior League of Douglas County.
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PIE Board Members Recognized at Chamber Ball
02/17/2020
Congratulations to PIE Board Members Vonda Thorpe and Patty Wenck for being recognized at the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce's Winter Ball.
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Central Baptist Church Gives $11,500 to SWES
02/05/2020
The donation represents record-setting proceeds from the 16th annual DaySpring 5K run sponsored by the church.
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Becoming Wise About Weather at Dorsett Shoals Elementary School
01/31/2020
At Dorsett Shoals Elementary School (DSES), weather is a hot topic every day. Through a grant provided by the Douglas County Education Foundation, a Partner in Education, the Weather Wiz Kids program provides tools for students to learn about the weather.
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SWES Receives a Gift of Books
01/14/2020
Sweetwater Elementary School received a donation of brand new books and toys from Arbor Place Books-A-Million!
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AWES Feels Love From Partners in Education
01/13/2020
Partners in Education at AWES were very good to teachers and students in December.
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Tyler Johnson Represents Douglas County In Statewide Essay Contest
01/07/2020
Tyler Johnson, a 6th grader at Mason Creek Middle School, was recognized in December at the Georgia State Capitol and at a Douglasville Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority board meeting, for writing a winning essay on the topic “How do you value water?”
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AP Environmental Science Students Tour Water and Sewer Authority Plants
12/02/2019
Lithia Springs High School students taking Advanced Placement Environmental Science from Antoine Philidor and Brandie Jones recently enjoyed a field trip to the Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority.
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Support PIE Each Time You Shop at Kroger
11/08/2019
Partners in Education (PIE) has enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. By registering your Rewards card with PIE, Kroger will make a donation to PIE every time you shop!
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North Douglas Elementary School Honors Partners in Education
11/04/2019
North Douglas Elementary School is taking the time to spotlight each of their Partners in Education during faculty meetings this year. "They support our scholars, so our community needs to support them." Principal Karna Kelly
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Partners in Education Program Ready for New School Year
07/26/2019
PIE recently kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with an ice cream social attended by business, community, and school system leaders.
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Another Successful Year!
06/04/2019
Business, organization, and school system leaders met on June 4, 2019 to celebrate a successful year as partners in education.
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North Douglas Elementary School Hosts Appreciation Breakfast and Planning Session
03/06/2019
North Douglas Elementary School (NDES) recently invited their Partners in Education (PIE) to an appreciation breakfast and planning meeting at the school.
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