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04/25/19: Graduation Seating Provides Better Viewing for Family and Friends

In May when all three Troup County School System (TCSS) high school graduation ceremonies take place, the graduates will be facing the new Jumbotron so family and friends on both sides of Callaway Stadium can see their loved one walk across the stage and accept their diploma.

TCSS high school principals said this change is well-warranted as it gives all who attend an opportunity to readily enjoy the ceremony without an obstructed view of the ones they come to celebrate.

Read entire story here.

Literacy on the Lawn - May 4th

Literacy on the Lawn will be presented by the Troup High Drama Department as their yearly community service project. Participation is open to all Troup County employees, students, and community members. Proceeds will benefit elementary schools in Troup County.


04/23/19: THINC CEO Announces Retirement; THINC Board Accepting Applications Carlisle

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.”

Read entire story here. 

04/23/19: Communities in Schools Women's Expo @ Callaway High cis

Learning about self-care, health, and wellness was one of the main themes of the Communities in Schools (CIS) Women’s Health Expo at Callaway High School. The inaugural event served as a kick-off for the organizations expansion into Callaway High. CIS currently serves:

  • Berta Weathersbee Elementary
  • Callaway Middle School
  • Gardner Newman Middle School
  • Long Cane Middle School

CIS will become a permanent fixture at Callaway High in the fall. They have touched over 2,700 Troup County School System students by offering services such as academic assistance, behavior intervention, clothing/hygiene closet, and a backpack food pantry program.

Read entire story here. 

04/19/19: Hogansville Students Pedal Forward with Bike Repair Partnership Bike Repair

Pedal Forward and Hogansville Elementary thank the City of Hogansville and their partners for the support of their community efforts. Hogansville City Manager, David Milliron, recently took time to volunteer for the students of Hogansville Elementary as they got their bikes repaired.


Shown with City Manager David Milliron and Alex (Emilee) Abraham are HES students Si'naiya Hood, Jaylin Vargas, and Micah Hood

THINC Students Attend Auburn Engineering Day THINC at AU Engineering Day 2019

THINC AU Engineering Day 2019

Students from THINC’s STEM-related classes recently attended Auburn University’s Engineering Day. The annual event gives high school students the opportunity to learn more about the engineering program at Auburn and possible careers in the field. They’re able to chat one-on-one with students and faculty, experience interactive exhibits, and visit classes and labs, including the new Shelby Center for Engineering Technology.


During their visit, THINC students toured Aerospace, Biosystems, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical/Computer, Industrial, Materials and Mechanical Engineering areas. Some of the interactive experiences included: robotics advances in Electrical/Computer Engineering, car racing in Mechanical Engineering, concrete studies in Civil Engineering (some students won a memento for answering a question), and new ideas in rocket engines and plans to land a ship on an asteroid in Aerospace Engineering.

THINC at AU Engineering Day 19

“This was an incredible event for our students, with so much to see and learn about,” says THINC Science Instructor Susan Hinson. “They were able to investigate specific engineering areas they were interested in and get a good look at their next step in higher education.”


THINC Course offerings for 2019-20 Released

THINC College & Career Academy released its 2019-20 Course offerings sheet as part of its THINC BIG! Fall Recruitment Night event. Please feel free to review the document (click here).

THINC featured in nationally recognized magazine for automation professionals THINC Honors Night CHS-LHS-THS

THINC has been featured in a nationally recognized magazine for automation professionals. Automation magazine touts itself as a source of real-time information for the Automation professional. The editor, Bill Lydon, notes that THINC originally came across his radar in 2016, and does a good job explaining to readers exactly what makes THINC different from other schools.

Link to the article

TCSS Approves THINC to Enroll Private & Home School Students Welcoming students

TCSS has approved a partial enrollment policy for Private and Home School students to attend THINC