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School News & Announcements

09/20/17: TCSS Celebrates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month dOORS

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Troup County School System (TCSS) nurses decided to ‘Go Gold’ to tackle awareness. Christy Mason, RN Health Care Coordinator for TCSS said a door decorating contest would be a powerful conversation starter to help bring childhood cancer awareness to student and adults.

According to Mason, cancer is the third most common cause of death among children between the ages of 1 and 19. In addition:

  • TCSS currently has ten students that are battling cancer.
  • The most common form of childhood cancer is leukemia.
  • Cancer accounted for seven percent of all childhood deaths in Georgia from 2001-2011.

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Grandparent's Day at WRES Grandparent's Day

Students and grandparents enjoyed Grandparent's Day at WRES on Thursday, September 14th. Time was well spent as they enjoyed lunch together and shopped at the Book Fair. 


09/19/17: Nicole Kennedy Talks Attendance

September is Attendance Awareness Month and Nicole Kennedy, TCSS Parent Engagement Coordinator talks about why attendance is important; especially in the lower grades. 




9/6/17: High Five Friday High Five Friday


Whitesville Road Elementary students were greeted with high 5s from an awesome group of Troup High School students. Students headed to class with smiles and encouraging words to get their Friday morning off to a great start! 

9/6/17: Rocket Bucks Store Rocket Buck Fairy

WRES students love the Rocket Buck Fairy!!

Whitesville Road Elementary students enjoyed the first Rocket Bucks Store of the school year. Rocket Bucks store is a behavior incentive store that opens monthly at Whitesville Road. Students earn rocket bucks to spend for following schoolwide expectations and the 8 Keys of Excellence. Before spending their bucks they shared with the Rocket Bucks Fairy how the bucks were earned before heading off to the store.

09/01/17: School Bus Safety Poster Contest School bus Safety

Do you know a student in grades K-8 who loves art? Here is a chance for them to do something creative, fun, and possibly win! The Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation (GAPT) is hosting a School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme is: My Driver – My Safety Hero!

The purpose is to help students learn about school bus safety through art. Submissions must be received by Friday, Sept. 22nd so they can be sent to Ga Dept. of Education. Rules and submission information is below. 

2017 Georgia School Bus Safety Poster Contest

2017 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest

Send all submissions to:


Dr. Jeffrey Turner, Transportation

100 North Davis Rd., Building B

LaGrange, GA 30240


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Welcome Back WRES Superheroes

Superheroes Welcome WRES Students Back to School!

Billion Mile Race Billion Mile Race

Under the direction of Karyn Miller, a 3rd grade teacher at WRES, 93 third grade students tracked 7,579 miles in the Billion Mile Race initiative during the 2016-17 school year. The focus of third grade recess each day was to motivate and encourage students to embrace healthy lifestyle choices and focus on fitnesss while having fun. The students surpassed their initial goal of 4,700 miles by an impressive 2,870 miles.

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