Michelle Ashmore, State TOTY Finalist! THINC Mechatronics Pathways Provide Hands-On Learning Career Day at Berta Weathersbee LHS Freshmen Sign Graduation Robe - Commit to Graduate WRES Dress for Success Long Cane Middle Students Pose After AWIM Competition THS Volley Ball Hollis Hand Rocks On! EKES Back to School Bash THS Band Taking Excellent Care of our Students & Fans We Appreciate our Partners in Education Jill Gay and Students Celebrate After TOTY Announcement United Way Super Heroes! LHS Band Students Employees Enjoy the Celebration Cart Treats LHS Pre-Game Warm Up LHS Freshmen - Commit to Graduate Mobile Dairy Visits Hillcrest Elementary TCSS Transportation Department CHS 2016 Homecoming Court CHS Band Long Cane Elementary Bus monitors in training CHS Game Day We Appreciate Our Employees! EKES Back to School Bash Callaway Elem. is Ready to Rock! FFES Proudly Shares About PBIS Hollis Hand Rocking In the School Year! Rosemont Cafeteria Rosemont Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School Callaway High  -  Cavs Cafe Chartwells Serves Great Food! Troup High Rigor/Relevance Coaching Air Force JROTC New Hires Ready to Rock the School Year! CHS Pre-Game Warm Up Callaway High Graduation Gardner Newman Middle Rockin' Into the New School Year! Gardner Newman Rigor/Relevance Coaching Hogansville Elementary Teachers Kicking off the School Year! LHS Service Club Ethel W. Kight Elementary Gardner Newman Rigor/Relevance Chart It's Football Season! Callaway Elementary Callaway Middle School Whitesville Road Elementary LHS Majorettes Troup High Rocking It Clean! Presentation of Colors Cheerleaders! LHS Cheerleaders CHS Nutrition Staff in the remodeled Cafeteria. Technology Fun - New Staff Induction Callaway Elem. B2School Bash Kona Ice Gives Back to CMS LaGrange High Students Read to Elementary Classes LPD Volunteers at EKES Bash Callaway High School Teachers Take Selfie Breaks, Too! THINC Students Arrive for School Community & Staff Welcome THINC Students back to school! Whitesville Road Elem. in Washington DC THS Majorettes THINC Mechatronics Students Dissect Robotics Formulas Korean Exchange Students Visit THINC UGA - Terry Godwin reads to students Field Day GNMS Parent Advisory Committee Visits KIA "REMAX" Brings Gifts and Supplies to FFE Students & Staff First Lady Deal Visits Hillcrest Franklin Forest Students Enjoy Dog Show School Nurse of the Year, Amy Crites, Tests Student Hearing Technology Fun - New Staff Induction Hometown Throwdown Winners Pose with Mother's and Grandmother AWIM Students Compete in Atlanta Rosemont Elementary Wax Museum Franklin Forest Rigor/Relevance Depection THS Football LaGrange High The Spark Selling Fresh Cookies @ THINC

District News & Announcements

PSA - Attendance Matters

Students and staff at TCSS become a part of September's Attendance Awareness Month in this PSA video. 

West Point Students Clamor to New Makerspace

The students at West Point Elementary are all clamoring to the new makerspace located in the media center. After the International Center for Leadership in Education summer conference and when all teachers received training on the rigor/relevance/relationships framework, the employees decided to create a makerspace community center for students. 

Makerspaces are creative station for students to gather, invent, create, and learn in an alternative environment. The leaders at West Point Elementary chose to start the space with a Boggle Board. At the Boggle Board, students come together, collaborate, and are challenged to create words out of letters placed on the board. Letters are changed monthly to keep the space fresh and inviting while maintaining a rigorous learning environment for the students. 

Siemens Donates $100,000 Worth of Equipment and Training to THINC Students and Teachers
At a community and industry event held yesterday at the Kia Georgia Training Center in West Point, Georgia, Siemens Digital Factory, U.S. President, Raj Batra, announced the donation of $100,000 in automation hardware and expert training to support career pathways in manufacturing and engineering at THINC College & Career Academy.

To kick off the event, Governor Nathan Deal emphasized Georgia’s commitment to further fostering public-private-academic partnerships to train the workforce of the future.  “We value the continued investments from Kia and Siemens in Georgia and we respect the vision of the companies’ leadership,” said Deal. “The strong relationships between the company, the community and the state are a model for the kind of partnerships we strive for, as we cultivate the next generation workforce”

Pictured is Governor Deal at the podium during the event. 
TCSS Students Duke and Vito Evans Win at Boxing

Nine-year-old Duke Evans and his older brother, Vito, know that boxing is all about discipline and technique. While many view the sport as intense, they have used the platform to master and win. Between the two of them, they have amassed over seven championship belts. And they continue to keep their grades high. Duke enjoys Math while Vito, 17, cites Science and Spanish as his subjects of choice.

Duke, a Whitesville Road 4th grader is ranked 8th in the world, 3rd in the country, and 1st in the state of Georgia. Vito, a junior at LaGrange High is 5th in the country and 13th as an Elitesmen. He looks to go to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as a boxer.

Read more of their story HERE.

Opportunity School District Resources - Stay Informed

Last month, the Troup County Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose Governor Deal's Opportunity School District (OSD). We are one of many Georgia school boards that has taken this stance. There are several reasons for opposition to this legislation. Some of our employees and community members may not be familiar with OSD, and as a vehicle of information between the school system and public, TCSS has posted resources to help keep you informed

Opportunity School District, or OSD, is a proposal (SR 287) that will be on the ballot in November. It allows the state to take over schools that have scored 60 or below on the CCRPI for three consecutive years. This new proposed takeover would institute a state plan for those selected schools on the OSD list. TCSS urges you to take a moment and learn what this proposal means to you and the community at large. 

OSD Resource Link

 

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