The Taylor Road Messenger

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Message from the Principal

Dear parents and community members,

Fulton’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) has accomplished much during the past five years. Following are a few highlights of projects completed since 2012: five new or replacement schools opened, four middle school additions were completed, 33 playgrounds and 23 gyms were replaced at elementary schools, new security cameras were installed in all district buses along with visitor access control installed in all schools, and more than 20,000 computers were refreshed or deployed to teachers, schools and employees. To learn more about completed projects and proposed new projects, visit or contact Investing in Fulton’s future: one penny at a time!

Thank you for your continued support,

Ed Williamson


Mark Your Calendar! Upcoming Events

5/2-3: 6th Grade Chattanooga Field Trip

5/4: Rising 6th Grade TAG Parent Meeting 6:00 PM

5/4: Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting 6:30 PM

5/9: Literary Soiree 7:00 PM

5/10: Spring Chorus Concert 6:30 PM

5/12: Spring Band Concert 7:00 PM

5/14: Pet Walk 11 AM

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Students Excel at National Spanish Examinations!

Congratulations to several world language students from TRMS who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2016 National Spanish Examinations. Students from TRMS earned a total of 22 gold medals, 5 silver, and 2 bronze medals out of 28 students taking the test. "Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious," said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, "because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 160,000 students participating in 2016."

22 students from the State of Georgia got 1st place; 9 of those students are from Taylor Road. Congratulations to Jillian Armstrong, Jaehun Seo, Jonah Haber, Erin Menezes, Hannah Oh, Charles Li, Amelfa Bleyl, Suraj Peramanu, and Hyoungjin Kim for their 1st place scores! Congratulations to their Spanish teachers as well, Maria Andres and Ileana San Antonio! The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

End of school ~ means it’s time for the last 8th grade party…

TRMS 8th Grade Last Blast!!!

Thursday May 26th 12noon-4pm

We have an incredibly FUN last day event for our rising 9th graders! We will be providing a Chic-fil-A lunch, a DJ, plenty of large fun inflatables, and raffling off prizes too!! We need YOUR help to make this a huge success! Please sign up to volunteer and donate where you can. You can leave items at the TRMS front desk any time between NOW and the event, but they must be at TRMS no later than Tuesday May 24th.

We are looking to borrow 5 corn-hole games for this event! If you have one, we will take good care of it! We also need cases of water (24 bottles), assorted boxes (50 small bags) of chips, store bought cookies (24 pack), donations for prizes ($5 or less), gift card prizes ($5 or less) volunteers to set-up, volunteers to serve lunch, work the inflatables, and last but not least ~ a clean-up crew… This is your last chance to volunteer at TRMS for your 8th graders, and we can use LOTS OF HELP! Let’s make this a great event for the last day in middle school :)

Please click on the Sign Up button to volunteer to help out or to donate items for the party. Thanks so much for your help!!!


Nancy Dale


Debbie Kurzner


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Chattahoochee HS Cross Country Ice Cream Social

Thursday May 19, 2016 at 6:30 in the Chattahoochee cafeteria

Come join us for some ice cream and find out why Chattahoochee cross country is THE sport to join when you get to high school. You will meet the team and learn about the sport of cross country and why you want to be a part of it. You will receive information about summer training for the upcoming season. You will also learn about nutrition and time management skills to get you ready for the rigors of high school.

You will also meet the coaches and get to ask questions you may have about cross country. You are making the right choice to get involved and we will see you on Thursday May 19 at the Chattahoochee HS cafeteria for some ice cream and fun!

Feel free to email Coach Morris with any questions at

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CHS PTSA Student Ambassador Application 2016-2017

CHS PTSA Student Ambassadors

We are seeking to appoint up to 20 Student PTSA Ambassadors (4 ambassadors for each grade) as representatives of the CHS PTSA. Ambassadors will assist the PTSA with programs, events, and activities. Ambassadors will act as liaisons between the PTSA and the student members.

Ambassadors will:

  • Be a member of the CHS PTSA

  • Be able to balance school and Student Ambassador responsibilities

  • Have a positive attitude

  • Be able to represent their student peers views at monthly PTSA meetings

  • Be current with CHS news

Benefits of being an Ambassador

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to give back to the school, meet school leaders, develop friendships, and expand communication and leadership skills, and network with other students.

Potential Projects and Duties

  • Provide information and support to your fellow classmates.

  • Assist with school events, programs and activities.

  • Respond in a timely way to student inquiries.

  • Help improve communication between the student body and the PTSA.

  • On behalf of the PTSA, assist and welcome new students who enroll at our school anytime throughout the school year.

Application Process

Complete and submit the application to the Front Office, Attn: Karen Richardson, CHS PTSA by Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Selected Student Ambassadors will be notified by May 13th via email. Student Ambassador Application

Good luck!

The Chattahoochee PTSA Board

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26th Annual Taste of Alpharetta

The 26th Annual Taste of Alpharetta will take place on Thursday, May 12 from 5-10 pm. This community event will affect traffic with road closures. Please see the notice below for closures, and enjoy the Taste of Alpharetta!
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What's for lunch?

PTA Membership


We are still accepting PTA memberships. You can join and pay online by visiting our website at


Email Laura Gossage, PTA President, at