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02/23/2017: Gardner Newman Students Take on Technology During World Read Aloud Day Gardner Newman Read ALoud Day

Earlier this month, middle school students from Gardner Newman took a spin on reading aloud. During World Read Aloud Day, they grabbed Chromebook computers, logged into Google Hangouts, and linked to Mrs. Freeman’s third grade readers at West Point Elementary. Over video chat, the elementary students were able to see and hear the story of The Book That Eats People as it was read by the older students.
 

The idea to host a virtual session was implemented by Gardner Newman’s Media Specialist, Michelle Taylor. She attended a West Georgia RESA professional development conference that shared ideas on incorporating technology into reading. In Troup County, increasing literacy among students and incorporating the use of technology is important in engaging learners.
 

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02/22/2017: Rotary Club Luncheon Shines on the 2017 Troup County STAR Students and Teachers STAR Student Winner Seungiu Lee with Parents

Five students and teachers were honored during the 2017 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club. Before the event ended, Seungju (Jason) Lee from LaGrange High School was named Troup County STAR Student.
 

For the past 58 years, a top academic senior in each participating Georgia high school is named the STAR student for that high school. Created to focus public attention on Georgia’s outstanding students and teachers, this program showcases the academic achievement of students and a chosen educator who was instrumental in their development. 
 

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2/17/17: Dr. Pugh Visits Troup High with the Celebration Cart THS Collage Celebration Cart

On Friday, teachers at Troup High School were surprised when the Celebration Cart wheeled through the halls before the President's Day holiday. Dr. Cole Pugh, Supt. of TCSS, along with Cabinet members stopped by to recognize every school employee while giving them bags of snacks and drinks. 

This is one of the awesome ways TCSS shows appreciation to employees while saying, 'Thanks for all you do!'  

02/21/17: TCSS Announces Teacher of the Year Finalists! TOTY Finalists

Last week, TCSS Superintendent Dr. Cole Pugh surprised three teachers during the annual Teacher of the Year Surprise Patrol. During this time, the three Teacher of the Year (TOTY) finalists learned they made it to the next local round of competition.
 

The three division finalists are:

  • Michal Bush: 4th Grade English/Language Arts at Hollis Hand Elementary
  • Marie Curtis: 6th – 8th Exceptional Education at Callaway Middle School
  • Kayla Yeargin: 9th Accelerated Algebra at Troup High School 


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02/07/2017: Parent Workshop: ABLE Act and Guardianship in Georgia Parent Meeting

At the next Exceptional Education seminar, attendees will find out more information about guardianship and obtaining guardianship for a person with a disability. In addition, The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) will be highlighted. The ABLE Act of Georgia allows families to save a limited amount of money for disability related expenses without impacting Medicaid or SSI. Come and learn how to set up an account.

When:  Monday, February 27, 2017
Time:  6:00pm*
Where:  New Community Church, 1200 South Davis Rd, LaGrange GA**
Presenter:  Kim Harris, Attorney at Law

*Childcare will be provided
*Walmart gift cards will be given to a lucky winner

 
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02/02/2017: Substitute Teacher Training Substitute Teacher Training

Any retired teacher who would like to become substitute teacher can now apply on-line until February 20. 

Substitute Workshop Date

March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm 

Location: Administrative Services Center - Board Room
 

*Before leaving the workshop applicants will schedule a date for fingerprinting. A $45.00 money order is required for fingerprinting.

 

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100 days of School Celebration in Kindergarten WPE Kindergarten 100 days of school celebration


Kindergartners at West Point Elementary School are 100 days smarter! Students celebrated the day with numerous fun activities and wore t-shirts featuring 100 objects. Pictured wearing their 100 day shirts are (from left to right) Jaylah Buckner, Alaina Kent, Brynlee Trueblood and Liam Moosman

WPE PARENT SURVEY

WPE PARENTS:

You have always supported West Point Elementary. Please take just a few minutes and let us know what we are doing well and how we can improve. 

Just click on the link to complete the survey:

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Informational Writing Informational Writing

To practice informational writing, kindergarten students at West Point Elementary School recently wrote the steps for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  After completing their writing, they made (and ate!) their own sandwiches. Pictured are students from Mrs. Yvetta Abercrombie's class working on their assignment.

2nd grade Makerspace Creations 2nd graders Makerspace creations

Karlie Martin (left) and Erielle Griggs (right), students in Mrs. Hartley's second grade class at West Point Elementary School, recently teamed up to create a magical creature out of K'Nex building toys.The building toys are part of Makerspace, a movement that allows students to invent, imagine and create.

3rd grade using Makerspace 3rd grade using Makerspace

During their Media Center rotation, students in Mrs. Freeman's third grade class recently built circuits using Snap Circuits Extreme. The snap circuit kit is a part of of Makerspace, a collaborative work space where students learn, create and share. Students at West Point Elementary have been enjoying Makerspace activities this year thanks to a generous donation from the PTO. In addition to Snap Circuits, students can build with Legos and K-Nex, code with Bee-Bots, invent with Makey-Makey and create a variety of projects.

Broadcast Team

West Point Elementary School recently announced the members of the 2016-2017 Broadcast Team. Broadcast Team members deliver the school news daily. Students that were selected rotate positions, alternating between anchor, camera person, sound and video. Team members were chosen based on their application, responsibility, classroom behavior, attendance and punctuality.

 
Pictured: (front row, left to right) Aurriyiona Spence, Breanna Crawford, Alissa Andrews, Cam Freeman; (middle row, left to right) Will Davis, Catherine Smalley, Clair Carlton, Mary Joy Moosman, Caleb Stafford, Jada Harrison; (back row, left to right) Dinaja Heath, Kamara Scott, Davion Willimas, Joslyn Steele, Ashanti Smith.
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New To Troup County? Find Out More About TCSS! Parents Reading with Kids

Troup County is a great place to work, live and raise a family. Our school system has a long-standing history of partnership within the community and learning within the walls of each school. If you are here to learn more of what Troup County School System (TCSS) has to offer for your family or employees, you've started in the right place! 

Here is a quick overview of our district highlights and Points of Pride. After reading through this short document, learn more about your new school system by clicking here 

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