RANDOLPH COUNTY, GA (WALB) - One Southwest Georgia elementary school is making sure that students know the importance of academics and where it will take them in the future.
Randolph County Elementary School Improvement Coordinator SaJuana Williams was hired in 2015 with a goal to help improve students' math scores because those scores are not as good as the school wants them to be.
Williams said that since she has had the position, she has made math a top priority for students. She said that she wants the students and parents to know that doing well in academics will take you far in life, no matter one’s circumstances.
“Exposure, being in a small rural area and them not realizing there is a bigger world out there waiting for them and that they are so intelligent. We have some of the smartest kids in the state of Georgia," said Williams.
Williams said she wants to make learning fun.
The school district will be holding a Mathfest on Saturday at the high school.
The high school is one of five schools in the state that was selected to host the event.
The Mathfest will be for any students in first through eighth grade and will be open to the public.
Shataria Daniels has two sons who were a part of the Mathfest last year and she said they are excited for this year’s event and that it is taking place in Randolph County.
“It shows them that they are somebody and that they can make it to the top and that they can be competing against children all over the world. It helps them to know that the more they push themselves, the greater that they can become. This has been a very exciting event for my boys because now they’re eager and ready to learn,” said Daniels.
The event will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will be held at the Randolph-Clay High School.