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TCSS Newsletter and Happenings Around the School System

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Literacy on the Lawn - THS Drama Dept. Community Action Project

Saturday, May 4th, 9am-3pm

1920 Hamilton Road

LaGrange, GA

Literacy on the Lawn is a family-friendly event that fosters community and brings people together. There will be fun run's, a dog show, a car and truck show, food trucks, and more. The THS Drama Department is sponsoring the student-led community action project. All proceeds will benefit elementary schools in Troup County. If anyone would like to register for a booth, as a vendor, or sign-up for an event, they can do so by selecting this link.

Handle with Care Program Introduced in TCSS

Berta Weathersbee Partners in Education Donate to Teachers

The Woodman Life of LaGrange recently donated hand sanitizer and other needed supplies to Berta Weathersbee Elementary School. Pictured (from left) is Mrs. Capes, Joy Moore, Principal Willie Cooks and Mr. Capes. Thank you so much for your generous donation!

Hogansville Elementary Prepares for GMAS Assessments with The Ant and the Grasshopper

Hogansville Elementary third grade students worked with ants and grasshoppers in the fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to prepare for the upcoming Georgia Milestone Assessments. The class had a written debate by choosing the side of either the ant or the grasshopper. They had to give a valid reason for their decision.

The Hogansville Elementary Pre-K Students Enjoy a Walking Field Trip

Officer Shane Williams, Officer Lewis Zackery, Detective Marcus Rakestraw, and Court Clerk Michelle Toth were on hand for Hogansville Elementary's Pre-K walking field trip. They showed students the in's and out's of patrol cars, and community policing. Hogansville City Hall staff and Troup County Fire Department also partnered for the event. In addition, the early learners visited the Hogansville Post Office and Dr. George Childress' Hogansville office.

West Point Students Attend the National AWIM Competition in Detroit Thanks to KIA

Four members of the West Point Elementary School's A World in Motion (AWIM) team recently got their motors running at the Detroit History Museum before attending the 13th Annual National JetToy Competition in Detroit, MI. KIA sponsored the trip, including airfare, lodging and meals for the four students and two teachers who attended.

AWIM is a program that brings Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education to life for students in grades K-8 with hands-on activities. AWIM competitions are held locally, regionally, and nationally. Pictured (back row, left to right) is Paris Mariland, Arieanna Marshall, (front row, left to right) Nyomi Mariland and MaKaia Darden.

Calumet Bank Donates to Gardner Newman Middle School

Gardner Newman Middle School was recently presented a donation to further the endeavors of the Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports. PBIS is a program designed to encourage good behavior in school while helping students develop and learn social, emotional, and behavior skills that support their academic engagement. In addition, educators develop positive and safe environments that promote strong interpersonal relationships with students through teaching, modeling, and encouragement.

Callaway High School Hosts First Ever Senior Breakfast

Callaway High School recently held their first ever Senior Breakfast to honor their school's seniors and honor graduates. It was held at Faith Baptist Church. School administrators said it was a great time to recognize honor graduates and also allow parents and seniors to celebrate their accomplishments and learn about upcoming graduation festivities. The event was catered by Chartwells and a photo booth was set up to help document the special occasion.

LaGrange High FFA Spreads Literacy with the Mobile Book Barn

First graders at Franklin Forest Elementary (FFES) school got a special reading treat when they came into the media center to hear a story read to them by students in LaGrange High School’s (LHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization. They got to open the mobile book barn to retrieve their personal copy of Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss.

The idea of the mobile book barn was the brainchild of Jessica Bowden, agriculture education teacher at LHS. She said, “After researching other school systems and what they do to promote literacy, the idea of the mobile book barn was born. I thought it would be a great idea for my FFA students to celebrate Agriculture Literacy Week. Literacy is a big focus and we wanted to encourage kids to get into reading and promote literacy for our school system.”

LaGrange High Student Places at FBLA Competition

Temima Brown, LHS Junior, competed in the Future Business Leaders of America state competition where she placed 5th in the Job Interview competition. She will now move on to the national competition this summer in San Antonio, Texas.

THINC's Healthcare Program Receives Industry Certification

THINC College & Career Academy received the final approval for the Healthcare Program Industry Certification earlier this month. The official process began in September, and now the program can boast industry certification. School administrators say the certification is a state recognition that validates the program meets standards of excellence.


Now, students and parents can be assured that the healthcare pathways offered at THINC are relevant to local industry, have updated equipment and supplies, and is a program that will enhance the students' educational experience and provide them with a meaningful introduction to careers in healthcare.

Kathy Carlisle, THINC CEO, Announces Retirement

THINC College and Career Academy has met many milestones in its four years of educating students on career opportunities and skills that help them earn jobs locally and globally. Since before the inception, Kathy Carlisle has been on board as the Chief Executive Officer. Now, after five years, Carlisle has announced her retirement.

“This has been such an amazing journey,” said Carlisle. “We’ve had plenty of challenges along the way, but have achieved most everything we set out to accomplish in this short time. I’m especially proud of our students and their successes both in and out of the classroom. Our instructors have provided unrelenting support, knowledge, and education opportunities for our students.”

THS Student Debuts Documentary - Sacrifice Is...

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April 25, 2019