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Early Release:  Monday, August 21Early Release: Monday, August 21Due to the solar eclipse, our school system will be dismissing students at 2:00 PM.  Please be safe and avoid staring at the sun.  Safety guidelines can be found at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/Solar_Eclipse_Safety_RTFv14.pdf


To safely view an eclipse you can watch a live stream video on NASA's website as well:  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream.  This is a great teachable moment for you and your child.

2017-18 Theme2017-18 ThemeOur school theme for the 2017-18 school year will be Wild About Learning. It will be so exciting to see the hallways and bulletin boards decorated with colorful jungle and wild animal décor.
Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Crook!Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Crook!After working 22.5 years and 11 of those years spent at Cox, Mrs. Nelda Crook, a first grade teacher is entering the joyous world of retirement. She will be spending time with her precious grandchildren and her husband, Tom. We wish you the best and it is much deserved!

Photo source: Mrs. Julie Thompson, first grade teacher
Fifth Grade Honors NightFifth Grade Honors NightOn Tuesday, May 23rd, Cox held a special celebration to honor our fifth graders. All fifth graders and their families were invited. Each fifth grader was recognized for his or her accomplishments at the school. It was a very special night for these students, their parents, as well as the teachers and staff. Best of luck to our fifth graders as they venture onto sixth grade at Willie J. Williams Middle School!

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Kiwanis Club served delicious pancake breakfastKiwanis Club served delicious pancake breakfastThe Kiwanis club of Moultrie cooked and served a delicious pancake breakfast for all students, faculty, and staff. Everyone enjoyed it and special thanks to all of the members of the Kiwanis Club for both their generosity and thoughtfulness. Way to go!!!
Unicef Kid Power TeamUnicef Kid Power TeamUnder the direction Misty Nemeth and Ashley Dean, Cox Elementary School's UNICEF Kid Power team has been earning points to feed hungry children around the world by wearing armbands that track their movement. This data is then sent to UNICEF where it is converted into nutritional food packets. Since March 1, these students have earned enough points to feed over 700 malnourished children. Way to go!
Get access to thousands of books online this summerGet access to thousands of books online this summerWe strongly encourage your child to continue reading this summer. Get Georgia Reading has approximately 250,000 books that you can read online through your tablet, smart phone, or computer.

Fourth and Fifth Graders go on first-ever Georgia Studies Tour!Fourth and Fifth Graders go on first-ever Georgia Studies Tour!Fourth and fifth grade students from our school went on their first ever Georgia Studies Tour.  Pictured are the students, staff, and chaperons on the steps of the Capitol.  They have various cities and historical sites that include: Jekyll Island, Saint Simons, Savannah, Tybee Island, Atlanta, The State Capitol, Stone Mountain, Andersonville, and the Little White House in Warm Springs.  Congratulations to our students and may you have safe travels.  Special thanks to everyone that worked hard to make this possible!
Students get hands-on learning at Orlando AttractionsStudents get hands-on learning at Orlando AttractionsFourth and fifth grade students, along with some of their teachers went on a 4-day field trip to Orlando, Florida. The science/STEAM themed field trip provided them with many hands-on learning experiences in such as: architecture, engineering, mathematics, sea life, and aeronautics. The students and their teachers visited Legoland, Sea World, Aquatica, and Kennedy Space Center.
District Winner of Artie the Bug ContestDistrict Winner of Artie the Bug ContestRuby Hernandez, a fourth grader in Ms. Ashley Dean’s class at Cox Elementary, won the Artie the Bug Contest in her age group for the Colquitt County School District. Each year, the Colquitt County Arts Center holds this contest and winners of various age groups are chosen across the district.
Fun and Informative Parent Night at CoxFun and Informative Parent Night at Cox(L-R): Artie the Bug (aka Rhonda Blanton), Emma Yingling (kindergarten student), and Michael Yingling (pre-K student)

Cox Elementary held a parent night in which students, along with their siblings, could do various art activities meticulously planned by the Moultrie Service League. The organization also decorated the cafeteria with festive balloons and decorations. Parents were able to go listen to their children’s teachers about the latest information on the Georgia Milestones, along with math strategies that helped parents assist their children with doing homework. Parents also filled out parental involvement surveys and signed Title I parent compacts, which are administered each year. A delicious dinner was provided by Dog World and the Moultrie Service League. Cox Elementary is very grateful for their assistance for one of the most successful parent nights with some of the highest numbers in years.
Students Learn Important Skills with Robotics KitsStudents Learn Important Skills with Robotics KitsStudents in Cox Elementary's Robotics Club use Vex Robotics Kits to learn key STEM and critical thinking skills as they explore engineering. Pictured are Ethan Collins, Principal Jim Horne, and Ricardo Salas.
Cox Second Graders Learn About MotionCox Second Graders Learn About MotionThe 2nd grade students at Cox Elementary School were joined by students from C. A. Gray's Science Club for a fun filled day of activities reinforcing force and motion.
Mobile Dairy Classroom visited CoxMobile Dairy Classroom visited CoxThe Mobile Dairy Classroom recently visited Cox Elementary School bringing with it Bella the cow. She was part of a demonstration geared towards providing children with a better understanding of where milk comes from, how it is processed, the healthy benefits of consuming dairy products and dairy farmers’ management of natural resources.
Third graders participated in a read-a-thonThird graders participated in a read-a-thonThird graders at Cox Elementary participated in a read-a-thon in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Week.  Parents, grandparents, and members of the community visited the school and read with the students.  Teachers and administrators also read to the students.  It was a fun-filled afternoon for the third graders at Cox!
Cat in the Hat paid a visit to CoxCat in the Hat paid a visit to CoxThe Cat in the Hat a.k.a media specialist, Mrs. Ashley Purvis, visited fifth graders in Mrs. Aralee Smith’s class.  Each day this week, students have celebrated a different theme and did various activities in observance of Read Across America Week.
4th graders are learning how to use new Chromebooks4th graders are learning how to use new ChromebooksFourth grade Students from Mr. Ryan Brown’s class are taking a math assessment using newly purchased Chromebooks.  The students are practicing everyday on them in an effort to get them familiar with using them during the Georgia Milestones Test in April.  All fourth graders in Colquitt County will be testing online. 
In Memory of Becky MooreIn Memory of Becky MooreOur hearts are filled with sadness as we have lost a member of the Cox Elementary Family.  Fifth grade teacher, Becky Moore passed away on February 27, 2017.  She will always be remembered for her love of teaching and her upbeat spirit.  She taught for over 30 years and touched many lives of students, faculty, staff, parents, and members of the community.  Please keep her family, her Cox family, and students in your thoughts.  Thank you!


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Farm Bureau visits CoxFarm Bureau visits CoxMrs. Charlotte Wingate, from Colquitt County Farm Bureau, recently visited Ms. Marcie Tadlock’s first grade homeroom.  She spoke to them about the importance of agriculture and read them a book about a typical day on the farm.  The book, along with others, were part of Colquitt County Farm Bureau’s Reading Barns.  The barns (small bookcases) were filled with books and were loaned out to elementary schools in Colquitt County.  It was an effort to educate students about the importance of agriculture. 
Cox has a fun and successful Science and Social Studies nightCox has a fun and successful Science and Social Studies nightCox Elementary held a Science and Social Studies night on Thursday, February 16.  Parents and their children enjoyed performing science experiments and finding out a wealth of valuable social studies information.  The Bio Bus was there also for a demonstration.   It was a great, fun-filled night for all that were there. 
Lights and Sounds ParadeLights and Sounds ParadeFirst and fifth grade students at Cox Elementary recently learned about light and sound in the STEM lab.  First graders created their own musical instruments with ordinary household objects.  Fifth graders made various objects such as lighted banners and lighted hats to demonstrate what they learned.  They showcased their projects in a parade in the hallways to show other students, faculty, and staff what they have learned. 
Happy harvest for first gradeHappy harvest for first gradeFirst-grade students at Cox Elementary School were finally able to harvest collards after many months of patiently watching and waiting for the leaves to mature. Some of the students picked the leaves while others learned how to prepare them to be cooked. All the students were given a chance to sample their cooked product. This was the first time some students had ever tasted collards. Students will now have a chance to help out more often with the recent addition of the S.T.E.M. Garden Club.
5th graders learn about electrical safety5th graders learn about electrical safetyAfter learning about electricity and circuits, 5th graders at Cox Elementary School received a visit from Andy Croft with Colquitt EMC. Mr. Croft presented an electrical safety demonstration that taught students the dangers of electricity and what to do in situations involving electricity. 
Our own Mr. Wayne received district PBIS Superior Service AwardOur own Mr. Wayne received district PBIS Superior Service Award(L-R) Dr. Tabathia Baldy (RTI/PBIS director), Mr. Doug Howell (superintendent), Ms. Kim Guion (Cox PBIS coach), Mr. Wayne Hendrixson (school nutrition manager), and Mr. Jim Horne (principal).

Mr. Wayne Hendrixson, school nutrition manager for Cox Elementary was awarded the Colquitt County School System’s Superior Service Award.  According the district, it is “[a]warded to someone who is not necessarily on the PBIS team or directly involved with PBIS implementation at the school level, but who continuously goes above and beyond to serve the students and faculty and whose contributions add to the overall success of PBIS” (PBIS District Team, 2016).  Mr. Horne stated that, “Mr. Wayne is very supportive of our students, faculty, and staff.  He goes far and beyond to serve Cox Elementary.”

Presley Brothers donate books to CoxPresley Brothers donate books to CoxDawson and Peyton Presley recently celebrated their birthdays and wanted to donate their books to the Media Center at Cox Elementary.  Dawson celebrated his fourth birthday and Peyton celebrated his first birthday.  Instead of asking for presents, they donated books to our media center.  It was a very generous donation and our students will greatly benefit from them.  We greatly appreciate their generosity and look forward to our students getting to read them.  Pictured (L-R in wagon):  Dawson and Peyton Presley; (back row L-R):  Mrs. Ashley Purvis, Media Specialist; Principal Jim Horne; Mr. Sonny Presley (grandfather); Ms. Marcie Tadlock; and parents, Mrs. Megan and Mr. Zach Presley.




GIFTS Club Serves at Cox Thanksgiving LunchGIFTS Club Serves at Cox Thanksgiving Lunch

Students of Cox Elementary’s GIFTS program prepared and served drinks for the Thanksgiving Lunch.  GIFTS stands for Great Individuals for Today’s Society.  The club was formed this school year and its purpose is to reach inside of each individual member, to pull out their good and perfect gift that makes them a unique individual. It helps build relationships and makes students leaders. 

Cox Pre-K Gets a Special VisitorCox Pre-K Gets a Special VisitorPre-K students at Cox Elementary spent this week learning about community helpers.  A special visitor, Lt. Rocky Hancock from the Moultrie Police Department, talked to them about safety and showed them his police car. 
Bio Bus Visits CoxBio Bus Visits CoxFifth grade students from Ms. Shonta Walker’s class learned about DNA from a demonstration from Georgia State University’s Bio Bus.   This demonstration was held in the STEM Lab.  The purpose of the Bio Bus is to teach elementary students about genetic traits and diversity. 
Cox Celebrates VeteransCox Celebrates Veterans

Moultrie’s VFW Post 4830 visited Cox Elementary on Veteran’s Day and demonstrated the flag.  The flag was ceremoniously folded by Mr. Ed Irby and Mr. Randall Hancock.  Each fold was explained to the students, along proper care and maintenance of a flag. Mr. Irby is a twenty-one year veteran, who served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. Mr. Hancock is a three-year veteran, who fought in the Vietnam War.   Students, faculty, staff, and parents of Cox Elementary are very grateful for their service to our country!

Mock ElectionMock ElectionMrs. Ashley Purvis, media specialist at Cox Elementary, held a mock election in the media center.  Mrs. Purvis provided students and teachers with digital and printed resources about voting.  She made an electronic ballot using Google Forms and the students were able to select their candidate of choice on the computer.  The purpose of this activity is to: 1) educate students about the voting process and 2) get students motivated to vote when they turn eighteen.  Pictured is Ms. Shonta Walker, fifth grade teacher, placing an "I Voted" sticker on one of her students. 
Fall Festival SuccessFall Festival Success

Cox Elementary held a very successful fall festival. Various volunteers from First United Methodist, The VFW, and other businesses provided many great prizes, refreshments, and a whole host of activities.  Some of the activities included a special cardboard arcade known as Caine’s Arcade, which were made by students in the STEM lab, dance, bouncy houses, candy corn toss, and a car demolition. 

First ever glow danceFirst ever glow dance

Approximately 235 students participated in a first-ever PBIS Glow Dance at Cox Elementary. PBIS is their new classroom management system that stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. These students saved up their Cox Cash, which is a PBIS acknowledgement for good behaviors.  Students receive these for representing Cox’s PBIS 3 R’s, which are Responsible, Respectful, and Ready.  Students, faculty, and staff had a wonderful time dancing in the gymnasium with various glow sticks, bracelets, and necklaces.  

Going for the GoldGoing for the GoldCox Elementary held a very successful reading kickoff celebration on Friday, September 9th for their students. Faculty and staff performed a skit in which they were various olympic athletes that also had a desire to read. Principal Jim Horne challenged all students to read a million words or more and encouraged them to read every day in the classroom and with their families. Pictured are front row (L-R) Julie Thompson, Carli Vick, and Ashley Purvis. Back row (L-R) Nelda Crook, Cristina Yero, Kristina Turner, Heather Grantham, Na’Terrius Madison, and Principal Jim Horne.
Special Visitors at the Book FairSpecial Visitors at the Book FairCox Elementary had a very busy week promoting literacy. The fall book fair, Ahoy Bookaneers, was provided by Scholastic was thankfully extended due to severe weather. A parent night was held on Thursday, September 8th in which parents were informed of the reading program and the implementation of Accelerated Reader. Students and their families were in for a real treat when Clifford the Big Red Dog made his presence, along with a book-loving, library pirate, a.k.a Mrs. Carolyn Christie, Media Clerk. Families got to shop and build their home libraries. It was a very, very successful night and enjoyed by all!
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