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Superintendent’s Message

As we at central office prepare to move into our new facility at 37 Josey Road adjacent to Cook High School, I have had an opportunity to reflect on the physical improvements made here in our school district over the past few years. None of these projects would have been possible without the support of our community. Thank you. Please allow me the opportunity to list what our Board of Education has approved and what you have supported as capital improvements over the past four years.

Cook High School:

We have constructed Cook Memorial Stadium.

We built 8 new tennis courts with lighting.

We built a new track and purchased new equipment which gives us the capacity to host home track meets.

We built new softball and baseball fields with locker rooms, dugouts, an indoor practice facility and a concession stand.

A new band practice field with a shelter for water breaks is currently under construction for our band program.

The old weight room was renovated and converted into a home for our wrestling and cheerleading programs.

We also added on to the weight room to install bathrooms for our home track meets and additional storage for track and football equipment.

Additional parking for stadium events has been added behind the new Board of Education building.

We have repainted the hallways, cafeteria, and common areas.

The CTAE department has a new audio/visual lab.

The technology lab is currently under renovation to be converted into a new STEM lab.

The Carolyn Harris parking lot has been upgraded, a new sound system has been installed, and the

lighting system has been replaced.

Safety upgrades at the building entrance have been completed.

Centegix instant alert system for students and staff has been installed to improve the safety of our folks.

HVAC units have been replaced in the gym.

The gym floors have been renovated with volleyball courts installed for a newly formed volleyball team.

The lighting system throughout the building has been replaced with new LED lights.

New interactive boards have been installed in every classroom.

A Chromebook has been purchased for every student.

Cook Middle School:

We have painted the hallways, cafeteria, and common areas.

The lighting system throughout the building has been replaced with new LED lights.

Safety upgrades at the building entrance have been completed.

Centegix instant alert system for students and staff has been installed to improve the safety of our folks.

The gym floors have been renovated with volleyball courts installed for a newly formed volleyball team.

New interactive boards have been installed in every classroom.

A Chromebook has been purchased for every student.

Cook Elementary:

Centegix instant alert system for students and staff has been installed to improve the safety of our folks.

Carpet has been replaced with tile in many of the classrooms.

Currently on the agenda for this school year, our plans include replacing the gym floor.

The hallways, common areas, and cafeteria are on schedule to be painted this year.

The lighting system throughout the building has been replaced with new LED lights.

Safety measures at building entrance are in place.

New interactive boards have been installed in every classroom.

A Chromebook has been purchased for every student.

Cook Primary:

We replaced most of the HVAC units in the classrooms.

HVAC was installed in the gym. This facility has never been air conditioned in the past.

Carpet has been replaced with tile in many of the classrooms.

Currently on the agenda for this school year, our plans include replacing the gym floor.

We have painted the hallways, cafeteria, and common areas.

The lighting system throughout the building has been replaced with new LED lights.

Safety upgrades at the building entrance have been completed.

Centegix instant alert system for students and staff has been installed to improve the safety of our folks.

Four classrooms have been converted into our district wide Early Learning Center. This facility will accommodate the young children of our employees until they reach school age.

New interactive boards have been installed in every classroom.

A Chromebook has been purchased for every student.

Bus Garage:

The lighting system throughout the building has been replaced with new LED lights.

The parking lot has been upgraded.

Massee Post Stadium:

The stadium has been renovated with the old bleachers being demolished and replaced with new aluminum bleachers.

A new fence has also been installed.

Track enhancements have been completed for the walkers and joggers in our community.

The weight room and concession stand have been repainted.

The locker room has been overhauled and is now utilized as a 4-H BB Team indoor practice facility.

 

I would like to thank the community and our Board of Education for your continued support as we strive to upgrade our facilities here in Cook County. We believe these improvements will be utilized by our children today and in the years to come. I would like to thank Mr. Larry Young and his entire staff for stepping up to the plate and making many of these projects happen.

While this list only mentions physical improvements, our central office and building level faculty and staff have been working  tirelessly to close the achievement gap for our students in spite of the interruption of instruction over the past few years. This district has purchased and implemented many academic resources for our students in order to make Cook County one of the best instructional institutions in Georgia.

We hope to have a great school year and as always… Go Hornets!!

 

Timothy M. Dixon, Ed.D.

 
 
Cook County Schools take pride in the educational opportunities we are able to provide for our children. Our teachers and staff members work very hard to meet the needs of all students to ensure academic success. We have evidence that students are learning and making good progress, and we consider this to be an important indicator of success. An important part of our success is parent participation and support in developing activities to improve student achievement. We hope that as a parent/guardian, you will become involved in our school improvement initiatives as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations. If you are interested in participating in developing our school improvement initiatives so we can continue to excel, contact your child’s school.