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Welcome to Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School!

The Bulldogs of Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School (MLGES) make their home in Woodbine.  Partnering with parents and other community members, MLGES promotes the high achievement and positive behavior of students in a safe, supportive, and disciplined environment

  Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School is proud to be a 2008 Title I Georgia School of Excellence!

This award is based on our students' performance for the past three years in mathematics and reading
  • CRCT Pep Rally!!!
    Check out who is coming to MLGES on Thursday, April 17th at 10:00am!  He will certainly get us all Pepped UP to Ace that test!  Click here for more information.
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Bulldog Magnets
PTO will be selling Bulldog magnets. Click here for a flyer.
Wee Read

Wee Read Camden is a local program that supports Camden’s early literacy efforts. In conjunction with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and through Rotary, Title I, and other community support, books are mailed to registered Camden County children ages birth to five years old. The books are free and are mailed to eligible children monthly.

Reading to children helps develop critical language skills. Register through the link below or complete the registration in the attached brochure and mail to the address included inside the brochure.

Wee Read Camden
Brochure-Imagination Library.pdf

Contact Dr. Beverly Strickland (729-5687) for more information or to provide support for Wee Read Camden.

Common Core Resources
Scholastic has created a very good website for parents to help their children be successful with the Common Core Standards.  Please click here to access the site. It includes suggestions and reading lists for all grade levels.
Quick Reference Guide
To see our Quick Reference Guide, including important dates, tips, phone numbers, and other important information, please click here.
3rd Dictionaries
Third Graders receive dictionaries, click here.

Third Graders study Ancient Greece and the Olympics, click here.

Check out our online shopping site for our upcoming bookfair.

You may also get the awesome Scholastic app from this site.


MLGES on Facebook
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Classroom Snack Info
Click here to see a list of suggested healthy snacks for your child's class.

We now have new guidelines for food that can be brought to school for class parties and snacks.  Please click here to see those guidelines.

Here is a letter further explaining the guidelines and snack list.
Testing Calendar
To see our county-wide testing schedule, click here.
Title I Information

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.

Typically, Title I funds offer smaller class sizes through additional teachers, tutoring services for struggling students, professional learning, additional instructional resources and supplies, as well as parent involvement materials. 

As a part of this plan, we also have a Parent Resource Center in our media center which contains many types of materials to help our parents.  The media center is open from 7:30 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon for parents to access this information.

Title I School Improvement/Parent Involvement Plan (results of the Spring Parent Survey may be found on page 11 of the plan, and the Parent Involvement Plan and Activities can be seen on page 54)

Title I Brochure

School Progress Letter

MLGES Parental Compact

Parent Complaint Template

Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged  ESEA Section 1118

Camden County Parent Involvement Policy

Frequently asked questions about Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver  (in Spanish,here)

The Georgia Department of Education also offers valuable parent resources. 

Georgia Parent Engagement Program (

For more information regarding the Title I program at our school, please contact Dr. Darlene Bruce at 912.576.4800.  You may visit our Title I Parent Resource Center in the Media Center from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
School Report Cards
  • Year-by-year performance
    The Governor's Office of Student Achievement provides accountability for all of Georgia's education system from Pre-Kindergarten through postsecondary levels that will result in improving student achievement and improving school completion.  The following links provide the annual K-12 Public Schools Annual Report Card information for Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School.
Parent Institute Newsletters
Reward School Announcement

On October 31st, we received word from State School Superintendent Barge indicating Mamie Lou Gross Elementary is recognized as a "High-Progress" school. The criteria for this selection is below:

  A "High-Progress School" is a Title I school among the 10% of Title I schools in the State that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the "all students" group over three years on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a High-Progress School if there are significant achievement gaps across subgroups that are not closing in the school.

Thank you students, parents, faculty and staff for all the hard work it took to earn this distinction!

Contact Us

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Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School

Regular School Day Hours
8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Media Center Hours

7:30am to 3:30pm 

Join the Mamie Lou Gross Bulldog T.E.A.M.
Together Everyone Achieves More

 Dr. Darlene Bruce, Principal

Crystal Bunkley
, Teaching and Learning Specialist

Dr. Renee Spencer
 , Counselor
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