• The mission of Partner's In Education (PIE) is to create and maintain partnerships where businesses, industries, corporations, colleges and universities, civic and professional groups, government and religious institutions work together to help educators enhance educational opportunities for all Calhoun City School students. Each partnership is unique and individually planned by the school and partner to be performance-based to ensure that students are well prepared for the workforce, college and/or careers. Meanfingful partnerships can involve a company with 2 or 2,000 employees. We invite you to contact on how you may become a part of this exciting venture. Contact Autumn Lester at 706-602-6750 or email lestera@calhounschools.org.

    PIE November Sponsor: 


    A special thank you to our Partner in Education and Jacket supporter Owen Security Solutions. Owen Security Solutions is our November Board of Education student and staff recognition sponsor. 

    Starting from a desk in his home and a passion for stopping crime, Gary Owen started Owen Detectron in Calhoun, Georgia 40 years ago. The company quickly became one of the largest security systems companies in Georgia. Today the company has grown to become one of the country’s largest privately held security companies. Gary shared, "Area homes and businesses recognized our superior services and value oriented pricing and although now we’re known as Owen Security Solutions, we’re still Georgia born and bred, with Christian values and a passion for stopping crime."

    With commercial and residential customers all over Georgia, Owen Security Solutions is known as one of the best in the business. In addition to customer care leadership, our company is an active participant in our communities and industry trade associations. We’re members of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm AssociationGeorgia Electronic and Life Safety Systems AssociationNational Systems Contractors AssociationGordon County Chamber of CommerceDalton-Whitfield Chamber of CommerceAutomatic Fire Alarm Association – GA Chapter and the Calhoun Rotary Club. We also have a Georgia unrestricted low voltage license and our staff is N.I.C.E.T. certified.

    Owen Security Solutions is committed to protecting what matters most: your family, your home, and your business and its employees. For 40 years, we’ve been providing the finest security systems and solutions in Georgia. At Owen Security Solutions we value our Georgia roots and commitment to world-class protection, monitoring services and customer care. “Our mission is to constantly exceed expectations through unmatched product and service quality, and to protect our customers’ valuables as if they were our own. We are committed to the relationships we build through honesty, integrity, innovation, and responsiveness and we constantly strive to build upon these values one customer at a time.”

    Thank you to Owen Security Solutions! Go Jackets! 


    Board of Education Meeting Sponsors

    August:  Edward Jones, Financial Advisor:  Brian Burton

    September: Crystal Caverns Spring Water

    October:  Childress Real Estate

    November: Owen Security Solution

    December:  Advanced Electrical Systems

    January: Bob McClure with Arco Ideas and Designs

    February: House Office Products

    March:  C.L. Braddy Heating and Air, Inc.

    April - Calhoun Farm Supply

    May - Dixon Construction 

    Induction Program 
    First Bank of Calhoun  

    System Teacher of the Year Recognition
    Brumlow Mills 

    Lunch & Learn 
    R.K. Redding Construction, Inc. 
    Rovertson Loia Roof Architects & Engineers  

    PIE General Information

    Facts about PIE

  • Partners In Education for Calhoun City Schools 2017-2018
     First Bank
Name Position Email Phone
Griffith, Michelle Community Ed/HR Director griffithm@calhounschools.org 706-629-6788
Lester, Autumn Community Ed. Asst. lestera@calhounschools.org 706-629-6788
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