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Thomas B. Lockamy,Jr. Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600


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208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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Family Engagement Day 2017

SCCPSS will host the 3rd Annual Family Engagement Day at Johnson High School this month.
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4/3/2017 12:00 AM

Superintendent Search

The Board of Public Education is currently taking applications for the position of School Superintendent.
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3/22/2017 12:00 AM

Savannah-Chatham County Spelling Bee

Garrison student wins Savannah-Chatham County Spelling Bee. Bryan Jung Kim will move on to the District spelling bee later this month.
» Learn more

3/6/2017 12:00 AM

2017 Oath of Office

Re-elected School Board Members take 2017 Oath of Office
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3/6/2017 12:00 AM

Living Legends

Current and former SCCPSS athletes honored at Living Legends event.
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3/6/2017 12:00 AM

National Blue Ribbon Designation

Jacob G. Smith Elementary Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Designation!
» Learn more

3/6/2017 12:00 AM

Gadsden and MLK Observance

Gadsden and MLK Observance Day Association Literacy Partnership.
» Learn more

3/6/2017 12:00 AM

Financial Aid Workshop

District staff will assist parents of graduating senior with the FAFSA application process.
» Learn more

  • 2017 Oath of Office
  • 3/1/2017 12:00 AM

    Choice Programs Applications

    SCCPSS Choice Programs Application Process Opens Saturday. Application window closes February 3rd
    » Learn more

    2/2/2017 12:00 AM

    Innovative Educator

    Island High’s Megan Heberle is the SCCPSS Innovative Educator for December.
    » Learn more

    12/19/2016 12:00 AM

    Annual Student Success Expo

    Annual Student Success Expo set to take over the Savannah Mall on January 7th! Registration for district Choice programs begins that day.
    » Learn more

    12/12/2016 12:00 AM

    Memorial Health Holiday Classic 2016

    Don’t miss the Memorial Health Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament presented in partnership with Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools!
    » Learn more

    12/5/2016 12:00 AM

    Lights On Afterschool Rally

    SCCPSS hosted the largest “Lights On Afterschool Rally” in the state of Georgia last week.
    » Read more

    10/24/2016 12:00 AM

    National Blue Ribbon School

    Jacob G. Smith Elementary is the second SCCPSS school to be named a National Blue Ribbon school!
    » Read more

    10/24/2016 12:00 AM

    State leaders seeking feedback

    State leaders are seeking feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act plan. An online survey is being used to gather information in addition to regional public meetings.
    » Read more

    10/24/2016 12:00 AM

    Golden Radish Award

    Savannah-Chatham Schools Receive Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Efforts.
    » Learn more

    10/21/2016 12:00 AM

    Lights On Afterschool Rally

    SCCPSS “Lights On Afterschool Rally” to Take Place Wednesday at Grayson Stadium.
    » Read more

    10/12/2016 12:00 AM

    Partners with Communities in School

    SCCPSS Partners with Communities in Schools to Support Students Affected by Hurricane Matthew.
    » Read more

    10/10/2016 12:00 AM

    REACH Georgia Statewide Signing Day

    Five SCCPSS middle school students sign REACH Georgia Contracts.
    » Read more

    9/19/2016 12:00 AM

    September is Attendance Awareness Month

    September is Attendance Awareness Month. A study on school attendance shows it is essential to both student achievement and graduation.
    » Read more

    9/12/2016 12:00 AM

    State’s Parent Advisory Council

    SCCPSS represented on state’s Parent Advisory Council. Three SCCPSS parents will serve on State School Superintendent Richard Woods Parent Advisory Council this school year.
    » Read more

    9/9/2016 12:00 AM

    Flag of Learning and Liberty

    Mrs. Amanda Hallman, the 2017 SCCPSS Teacher of the Year, was honored in a ceremony that would raise the Flag of Learning and Liberty at her school.
    » Read more

    8/24/2016 12:00 AM

    SCCPSS Nutrition Regional Winners

    SCCPSS Nutrition Services are USDA Southeast Regional Winners
    » Read more

    8/17/2016 12:00 AM

    Ribbon Cutting Hubert Middle School

    Ribbon cut for opening of new Food Court style cafeteria at Hubert Middle School.
    » Read more

    8/17/2016 12:00 AM

    Ribbon Cutting at Brock

    Students in West Savannah and members of Otis J. Brock, III’s family help cut the ribbon on the new school facility dedicated in his name.
    » Read more

    8/10/2016 12:00 AM

    SCCPSS Communications staff recognition

    SCCPSS Communications staff receives recognition for publications.
    » Read more about the awards of merit

    8/10/2016 12:00 AM

    Beach High Athletic Complex

    Beach High School dedicates athletic complex to Coach Russell Ellington.
    » Read More

    7/29/2016 12:00 AM

    New Spencer Elementary School

    In another ESPLOST funded project, a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held to mark the start of construction for the new Spencer Elementary School.
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    7/25/2016 12:00 AM

    What is the Opportunity School District?

    A proposed constitutional amendment would allow the state to take over schools that have scored 60 or below on Georgia’s College and Career Readiness Index for three consecutive years.
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    6/20/2016 12:00 AM


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    6/2/2016 12:00 AM

    Addition to Woodville Tompkins

    ESPLOST Funded Addition to Woodville Tompkins. A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held to celebrate the ESPLOST funded Tech Lab addition at Woodville Tompkins High School.
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    5/17/2016 12:00 AM

                   

    GMAS requirements waived for promotion/retention in 2016.

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    5/10/2016 12:00 AM

    Garrison Performing Arts Center

    On May 12, 2016, district officials, school staff, and students gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction for the Garrison K8 Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony.
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    5/10/2016 12:00 AM

    New Low Elementary

    ESPLOST Funded New Low Elementary. In another ESPLOST funded project, a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held to mark the start of construction for the new Low Elementary School
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    4/27/2016 12:00 AM


    Summer reading is a key component to the continued academic success for all students. Reading supports vocabulary growth, comprehension and problem solving.

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    4/15/2016 12:00 AM

    Award From Red Cross

    West Chatham Middle School Receives Awards From Red Cross. West Chatham raises over $4,000 for the Dollars for Disaster Campaign.
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    4/11/2016 12:00 AM

    Second Family Involvement Day

    Second Family Involvement Day A Success. SCCPSS brings communities together for Family Involvement Day.
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    4/8/2016 12:00 AM


    Innovative Educator: Mrs. Sharon Cunningham
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    3/31/2016 2:15 PM

    County Proclamation

    SCCPSS Receives County Proclamation for Family Involvement Day.
    » Read More

    3/30/2016 12:00 AM


    Early College Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar Finalist. Just a month after being named a U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate, Tylanna Baker is named a finalist for another big award.
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    3/15/2016 3:00 PM


    The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is excited to transition to a District-Run Pupil Transportation Program!  The current service provider, MV Reliant, will continue services through the end of this school year.

     

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    3/7/2016 12:00 AM

    Megagenesis X- Savannah

    College and Career Fair. Don't miss Megagenesis X- Savannah, February 27th at Johnson High.
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    2/6/2016 12:00 AM

    ESPLOST II Funded Project Underway

    Many gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction at May Howard Elementary School.
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    2/4/2016 12:00 AM

    Annual Chatham County Spelling Bee

    On Monday, February 2nd, 40 of Savannah-Chatham's top spellers competed in the annual Chatham County Spelling Bee.
    » Read More

    2/1/2016 12:00 AM

    Dollars for Disaster Week Kicks Off

    Dollars for Disaster Week Kicks Off. Schools across the district team up with Dominos and the Red Cross to help families in need.
    » Read More

    1/20/2016 12:00 AM

    SCCPSS Staff Train on Broadcast Equipment

    Sixteen SCCPSS schools received grants of $25,000 each to purchase new state-of-the-art audio/video production equipment.
    » Read More

    1/15/2016 12:00 AM

    Farm to Schools

    SCCPSS Honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements. Savannah-Chatham County Public School System was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction.
    » Click Here

    1/11/2016 12:00 AM

    Student Success Expo Set For Saturday!

    Join us for the 7th Annual Student Success Expo and STEM Festival on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Savannah Mall from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    » Read More

    1/7/2016 12:00 AM

    Interested in Enrolling your Child in a Specialty Program?

    SCCPSS Specialty Program open houses and registration begins this week.
    » Learn More
    » Information Guide

    1/5/2016 12:00 AM

    City and SCCPSS Expand After School Programs

    A Memorandum of Understanding was signed Tuesday by Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson.
    » Read More

    12/11/2015 12:00 AM

    2015 Holiday Classic

    2015 Memorial Health Holiday Classic. High School Basketball Action is Set to Tip-Off On December 18th.
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    12/7/2015 12:00 AM

    GMAS Resources

    The GMAS is Georgia’s new test that measures student performance relative to the state standards in language arts, math, science, and social studies. It replaced the former CRCT for students in grades 3-8, and the former EOCT for students taking designated high school courses.
    » Learn More

    12/7/2015 12:00 AM

    Helping Families In Need

    SCCPSS Students And Staff Help Families In Need. Students and Staff at schools across the District have collected hundreds of canned and dried goods to help fellow SCCPSS families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
    » Learn More

    11/23/2015 12:00 AM

    Savannah Children’s Book Festival

    SCCPSS at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival. Students and staff of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools enjoyed the 12th Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival in Forsyth Park on Saturday. Children created bookmarks at the annual celebration of reading.
    » Learn More

    11/17/2015 12:00 AM

    Type 1 Diabetes Awareness

    SCCPSS Announces Official Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Partnership with JDRF and Memorial Health.
    » Learn More

    11/16/2015 12:00 AM

    Deep Center At The White House

    SCCPSS Student Shares Experience With Deep Center At The White House. Savannah-Chatham County Public School student Andre Massey Jr. and Savannah’s Deep Center Inc.'s Young Author Project were honored Tuesday at the White House.
    » Learn More

    11/16/2015 12:00 AM

    National Blue Ribbon School

    Students and staff at the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts celebrated Friday as the National Blue Ribbon Flag was raised over the school for the first time. The flag signifies a major accomplishment for the young school and it’s leadership.
    » Learn More

    11/11/2015 12:00 AM

    21st Century LC Lights On Afterschool

    The SCCPSS 21st Century Community Learning Centers Celebrated the 16th annual Lights on Afterschool event in Savannah on October 22,2015
    » Learn More

    10/19/2015 12:00 AM

    2017 Teacher of the Year Finalists

    Five finalists have been announced in the 2017 Teacher of the Year program. One of these individuals will be named the next Teacher of the Year and will continue in state competition!
    » Click Here

    10/15/2015 12:00 AM

    Georgia Parent Survey

    It's time for the Georgia Department of Education Parent School Climate Survey! The anonymous online survey seeks feedback on the quality and character of school life.
    » Click Here

    10/6/2015 12:00 AM

    Teacher of the Year Flag Raising

    District and State Teacher of the Year Ernie Lee Honored at Flag Raising Ceremony.
    » Click Here

    10/2/2015 12:00 AM

    ESPLOST Funded Addition to Hubert

    A new multi-million dollar ESPLOST funded project will be the first middle school food court style cafeteria in the district!. A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held to celebrate this achievement.
    » Click Here

    9/23/2015 12:00 AM

    SCCPSS Hosts Statewide REACH Signing Day

    Five middle school students sign on to Governor Deal’s scholarship program to encourage academic success.
    » Click Here

    9/23/2015 12:00 AM

    Early Learning Focus

    SCCPSS celebrates the facility modifications and curriculum focus to support early childhood learning at the Port Wentworth Premiere Early Learning Center.
    » Click Here

    9/16/2015 12:00 AM

    Garrison PTA Award

    Garrison Receives National Honor - Garrison was recently named a National PTA School of Excellence!
    » Click Here

    9/14/2015 12:00 AM

    Principal Steve Derr Wins Prestigious 2015 Award

    Mr. Steve Derr received the 2015 Individual Merit Award from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. For more information,
    » Click Here

    8/28/2015 12:00 AM

    Consolidated Stops Transportation Plan

    The School District is seeking to improve transportation efficiencies for students enrolled in a Specialty or Charter School that would involve centralized drop off/pick up locations starting in the 2016-17 School Year. Please review the proposal and give us your input.
    » Read More

    8/20/2015 12:00 AM

    Georgia Education Administrator of the Year

    Dr. Lewis was named the 2015 Georgia Administrator of the Year for the Georgia Association for Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education! Additionally, she was honored as the 2015 Georgia Administrator of the Year for the Georgia Affiliate for Engineering & Technology Education.
    » Read More

    8/6/2015 12:00 AM

    ESPLOST funded new Isle of Hope K-8

    A new multi-million dollar ESPLOST funded facility will welcome students of Isle of Hope K-8 this year. An official ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate this achievement.
    » Read More

    7/30/2015 12:00 AM

    ESPLOST funded new Hesse K-8

    In another ESPLOST funded project the new Hesse K-8 officially opens to welcome students to a brand new multi-million dollar facility.
    » Read More

    7/29/2015 12:00 AM

    New Rice Creek School Facility

    Many gathered to celebrate the completion of the new Rice Creek School facility.
    » Read More

    7/26/2015 12:00 AM

    21st Century Awarded Grant

    SCCPSS Awarded $1.75 Million Grant for 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
    » Read More

    7/16/2015 12:00 AM

    SCCPSS Police Dept Ceremony

    The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Police Department along with Police Chief Terry L. Enoch held a promotional and retirement ceremony on July 10, 2015 at Johnson High School.
    » Read More

    7/7/2015 12:00 AM

    New Otis J. Brock

    Many gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction for the new Otis J. Brock, III Elementary School facility
    » Read More

    6/29/2015 12:00 AM

    Online Registration

    The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is offering online registration for all students new to the district or returning students who have relocated within the district. Register your child before students return to class on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
    » Read More | » Register Online

    6/19/2015 12:00 AM

    2015 Graduation

    Congratulations to the Class of 2015! We are proud of our graduates and invite you to re-live those exciting moments from our 2015 Graduation Ceremonies.
    » Learn More

    6/12/2015 12:00 AM

    Superintendent’s Student of the Month

    The Superintendent’s Student of the Month for May was recently recognized by the Board of Education for his outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations Jamarion Salley.
    » Learn More

    6/12/2015 12:00 AM

    SCCPSS FY 2016 Budget

    We invite you to learn more about the SCCPSS budget process. Our Budget Briefs will help you understand the development process, provide input, and gain an understanding of key financial issues.
    » Read More

    6/11/2015 12:00 AM

    Summer Camps

    Information about review, acceleration, and enrichment classes and camps offered by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
    » Read more.

    6/11/2015 12:00 AM

    Back To School 2015

    Students return to class on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Visit our Back to School page for Open House Dates, School Supply Lists, Bell Times and much more.
    » Read More

    6/10/2015 12:00 AM
    Parent Resources

    Parent Resources

    We invite you to visit our Parent Resources page. You'll find a wealth of excellent information that will help your child receive the highest quality education from Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.
    » Read more.

    6/1/2015 12:00 AM
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    ESPLOST2

    See how the power of pennies is having a positive impact throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. For valuable information including the project list, schedules, and regularly updated announcements...
    » Please visit our ESPLOST 2 web page.

  • 6/1/2015 12:00 AM

    Quiz Bowl 2015

    Mercer Middle takes top honors in the Middle School Division, while many elementary schools show their mastery of comprehension and content knowledge in the annual SCCPSS Quiz Bowl!
    » Read more.

    5/25/2015 12:00 AM

    Instructional Support Person of the Year

    Congratulations to Janice Gordon from Groves High School (center picture above) the 2016 Instructional Support Person of the Year! Ms. Gordon was named during the annual Instructional Support Person banquet on May 14, 2015.
    » Read more.

    5/13/2015 12:00 AM

    Summer School 2015

    The SCCPSS Summer School program is designed to provide first time credit and credit recovery opportunities for high school students.
    » Read more.

    5/13/2015 12:00 AM

    Summer Reading Program

    Summer reading is a key component to the continued academic success. Reading supports vocabulary growth, comprehension and problem solving, and helps students stay on track for a strong start to the new school year.
    » Read more.

    5/8/2015 12:00 AM

    GMEA Honors

    More than 400 students have been honored for excellence in music education through the Georgia Music Educators Association.
    » Read more.

    5/6/2015 12:00 AM

    May Day 2015

    Students were crowned the May Day King and Queen during an annual event in Calhoun Square organized by the Massie Heritage Center!
    » Read more.

    5/4/2015 12:00 AM

    Teacher Appreciation 2015

    National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 5, 2015. Join us all week long and take a moment to show our teachers just how much we appreciate their contributions to our school system! Click here for a video message from the Superintendent of Schools.
    » See video..

    5/1/2015 12:00 AM

    The Historic Savannah Foundation

    A leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah's heritage, recently selected former Garrison School of Visual & Performing Arts student Emily Chu’s design as the official 2015 Savannah Preservation Festival poster.
    » Learn More

    4/27/2015 12:00 AM

    Science Olympiad Winners

    Students showed off their scientific and problem solving skills in the Regional Elementary Science Olympiad competition at the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. Windsor Forest Elementary moves on for state level competition!
    » Read more.

    4/27/2015 12:00 AM

    Helping Students Succeed with F.A.S.T.

    Families gathered for Family Academic Strategy Time (FAST) in an event designed to give parents tools they can use to help students excel at school.
    » Read More

    4/16/2015 12:00 AM

    2015 Savannah-Chatham Stars

    SCCPSS Savannah-Chatham Stars Vocalist Competition names 2015 winner.
    » Read More

    4/16/2015 12:00 AM

    Family Involvement Day

    The City of Savannah has recognized the work of SCCPSS with a proclamation for Family Involvement Day.
    » Read More

    4/14/2015 12:00 AM

    Family Academic Strategy Time

    Parents and students are encouraged to join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 9am for information about testing, tutorials, summer programming and more!
    » Read More

    4/13/2015 12:00 AM

    2016 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

    Ernie Lee of Windsor Forest High School has been named one of the Top 10 Georgia Finalists in the State Teacher of the Year program.
    » Learn More

    4/10/2015 12:00 AM

    Student of the Month

    The Superintendent’s Student of the Month for March was recently recognized by the Board of Education for his outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations Matthew Johnson.
    » Read More

    4/1/2015 12:00 AM

    Good to Great

    District 3 School Board representative, Cornelia Hall, hosted a unique community engagement effort that brought together our students, parents, and community leaders for a special year end event at Gadsden Elementary!
    » Read more. | » Watch Video.

    3/24/2015 12:00 AM

    New Gymnasium

    The ESPLOST Construction Program continues to show great progress with the completion of the new Gymnasium at Coastal Middle School.
    » Learn More

    3/15/2015 12:00 AM

    School Board Appreciation

    Make sure to thank your School Board for their dedication to our school district and service to this community! School Board Appreciation week takes place March 16-20, 2015.
    » Learn More

    3/13/2015 12:00 AM
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