J. Joel Edwards Public Library
The J. Joel Edwards Library is a branch of the Flint River Regional Library System. It is under the umbrella of PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services). Patrons have access to books from over 200 libraries in the PINES system.
We now have Free Public Wi-Fi internet access.
To obtain a PINES card, simply present identification with your current address. There is no charge for membership. Children must be at least 5 years of age and able to write their first and last names in order to become a member. A parent or guardian must be present and sign the application form.
USE OF LIBRARY SERVICES
Patrons must have a library card to check out books, CDs and tapes or to use the computers. Unpaid fines of $10 or more or failure to return overdue books may result in suspension of privileges.
A parent or guardian must accompany children ages 9 or younger at all times. Please pick up unaccompanied older children prior to closing time.
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
COMPUTERS - Ten public access computers are available for members at no charge provided a PINES card is presented. Patrons ages 18 and younger must have written parental consent to use the Internet, and children age 9 or younger must be supervised.
COPIES - There is a charge of 20 cents per page for copies.
GENEALOGY - A genealogy room is available with cemetery records, reference books on Georgia, etc.
READING LISTS - AR reading lists are available for Pike primary, elementary, and middle schools students. Tests can only be taken at school.
VACATION READING PROGRAM - A Vacation Reading Program is offered for preschool children and students through age 16. Participants keep up with hours read and can attend various programs that encourage summer reading.
Pike County Middle School students will take the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Tests (EOG) April 15 – April 30. The EOGs are state-mandated tests. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Eighth grade students enrolled in high school credit classes will take the End-of-Course Tests (EOC) during the same testing window. These measures serve as the final exam for the course, and contribute 20% to the student’s final course grade.
Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career).
Remediation and Retesting
Eighth grade students who do not meet the required performance guidelines in English Language Arts and Math will be provided remediation and an opportunity to retest. Students will not be compared to their peers as in norm-referenced testing, but will be measured on how well they are meeting academic standards.
The testing calendar is designed to minimize disruption of students' schedules. All tests will be online this year, so it is imperative that students attend their testing session on the assigned date and time!
Reminders for Parents
Test takers will not be able to check out during their Milestones tests.
Please schedule appointments before or after school, if at all possible.
Your Student Can practice. Help your student practice using the online testing environment and tools that will be uses for testing.Visit GAExperienceonline.com, select "Test Practice," and follow the prompts to see the types of questions and tools available.
Georgia Milestones and the Promotion, Placement, and Retention Law
The Georgia Promotion, Placement, and Retention law (O.C.G.A., Section 20-2-282 through 20-2-285) and SBOE Rule 160-4-2-.11 mandate the following:
All third-grade students must achieve grade level scores on the state-adopted assessment in Reading to be promoted.
All fifth-grade students must have achieved grade level scores in Reading and Mathematics on the state-adopted assessment to be promoted.
All eighth-grade students must have achieved grade level scores in Reading and Mathematics state-adopted assessment to be promoted.
8th graders who do not score At Grade Level for Reading will retest on May 15, 2020
8th Graders who score in the Beginning Learner achievement level in mathematics will retest on May 18, 2020
Promotion/Retention rules based on Georgia Milestones results are determined locally.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Library Manager: Rosemary Bunn
7077 Highway 19 South
PO Box 574
Zebulon, GA 30295