GNMS Girls' Mentor Group has guest speaker GNMS Boys' Mentoring Group takes trip to Atlanta to see the Hawks play. GNMS has guest speakers for Girls' Mentoring Group GMEA Beginning Band Festival in Columbus GMEA Beginning Band Festival in Columbus GMEA Beginning Band Festival in Columbus GNMS students enjoy an Egg Hunt sponsored by Kiwanis Club Ms. Luke-Hill and Ms. Lockhart enjoy the Kiwanas Egg Hunt GNMS Mustangs! Practicing setting the ball for a score! GNMS Mustangs! County Runner Ups in Volleyball! Go Mustangs! Mustang Volleyball! GNMS students wrote cards to Grace to congratulate her on a job well done on World Down Syndrome Day. Ms. Pack's 6th Grade Social Studies classes wrote a story about the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster using hashtags and image analysis. Ag students planted their own gardens at GNMS GNMS Track Team 2018 GNMS Track Team 2018 Mentoring group presents Real Facts About the Law to students Mentoring group presents Real Facts About the Law to students Ms. Pack' classes @GNMS learn about Europe's environmental issues Ms. Pack' classes @GNMS learn about Europe's environmental issues Pastries with Principal for March: These students exhibit stellar positive behavior on the 7th -grade hallway. Each student was nominated by his/her teacher for being "Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn" every day! Chorus represented GNMS at the Large Group Performance Evaluation @ First Baptist Church of Columbus. Great job Mustangs! Shiquez Morrison was honored as having stellar bus conduct by the Troup County Schools Transportation Department and GNMS in a ceremony for students who ride 07-95 bus team. Troup County Schools transportation partnered  with GNMS in hosting the 2nd annual Good Conduct Award ceremony for students who ride 07-95 bus team. Congrats for a job well done at the Christian Taylor Invitational Track Meet  GNMS Students in Marketing class at GNMS present their marketing plan for business owners GNMS Boys' and Girls' Track Team at the Christian Taylor Invitational Meet GNMS Boys' and Girls' Track Team at the Christian Taylor Invitational Meet GNMS Boys' and Girls' Track Team at the Christian Taylor Invitational Meet The Junior Beta Club held induction ceremonies at GNMS. GNMS' newest officers for the Junior Beta Club. GNMS' newest member of the Junior Beta Club! Congratulations to the GNMS Teachers of the Year~ Ms. Hardnett and Ms. O'Neal! PBIS Dodgeball fun At GNMS! PBIS Dodgeball fun At GNMS! PBIS Dodgeball fun At GNMS! PBIS Dodgeball fun At GNMS! Mustangs sharing Exercise Projects County Oratorical Winners! Ka'Various Perry, 2nd place and Render McLeod, 1st place with teachers~ Ms. Callaway and Ms. Hartung. Relationships create success! #theGNMSway Students in Mrs. Lawrence’s class at GNMS making salt water drinkable! Students in Mrs. Lawrence’s class at GNMS making salt water drinkable! Students in Mrs. Lawrence’s class at GNMS making salt water drinkable! Lauren Farris, 2nd place and Ellie Moone, 1st place winners in the GNMS Girls' Optimism Oratorical Contest Girls' Optimism Oratorical Participants at GNMS Ms. Whisby's office at GNMS has information for all GNMS Mustangs to help in making future choices. Ms. Whisby's office is inspiring Mustangs to think about  college options. Congratulations to these GNMS Mustangs on winning the Boys' Optimist Oratorical Contest! Ka'Various Perry won First Place and Render McLeod placed Second.They will go on to compete at the county level. This group of 6th, 7th and 8th graders competed in the Boys' Oratorical Optimism Contest at GNMS. Each one did a great job! Ja'Han Brown works on a letter to students at Parkland High following the tragic shootings. GNMS Students enjoy an outing to the Recreation Department. GNMS Students enjoy an outing to the Recreation Department. GNMS Mustangs Tour the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Dr. Marks, Officer Horne, Coach Manning and Dr. Travis mentor a group of  GNMS Mustangs each week over lunch.  Kira Longoria reads to WPES students via Google Hangouts for World Read Aloud Day GNMS learn about Digital Citizenship with the Media Specialist, Mrs. Taylor, using Nearpod and Chromebooks. Students at GNMS are unplugged and engaged in problem solving GNMS students are unplugged and engaged in problem solving! Students at GNMS work on PBIS Teamwork lessons Student work on Teamwork PBIS lessons at GNMS Design and Modeling students at GNMS measure precise dimensions. Bethany and Karlee are comparing cell organelles to parts of an iPhone. #theGNMSway Airyn and Wesley defend their Circus Cell Analogy as Timothy, Trayvon, and Christian argue in favor of their Airplane Cell Analogy.#theGNMSway GNMS Mustangs using Quizizz, Nearpod, and Legends of Learning to learn the Periodic Table and chemical and physical changes Men of Distinction at GNMS GNMS Yearbook Staff hard at work! GNMS Yearbook Staff hard at work! Emily Arrington, Boone Crocket and Tinley Tucker present their plan for the four parts of exercise at GNMS GNMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes welcomes all students GNMS History and Math Clubs Enjoy Fantasy In Lights! Students at GNMS treated the staff and their parents to a Christmas lunch they prepared. Thanks to Ms. Luke-Hill and Ms. Lockhart and their parapros for spreading Christmas joy! Happy Holidays Students from THINC Academy shared information with GNMS Health Classes 7th Graders enjoyed Pastries with the Principal to celebrate the fact that these Mustangs are Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn! GNMS decorated by students for the holidays GBI Agent visits Medical Detectives class at GNMS GMEA All District Honors' Band with Ms. Janet Barber CNN Camera man gives GNMS A/V students in Ms. Abbott's class a view of real equipment used in filming. Ms. Hightower's classes make board games by using notes from the Civil War Unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. Ms. Hightower's classes make board games by using notes from the Civil War Unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. Students in Ms. Debbie Cox's Gifted Resource Class are preparing for the Lexus Eco-Challenge. They are making biomass briquettes in the biomass presser they created at Gardner Newman Middle School. Ms. Pack's classes enjoyed writing skits to teach their peers about  European government. Students in Ms. O'Neal's Medical Detectives are testing taste buds. Students in Ms. Hightower's classes are making their own board games by using notes from the Civil War unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. Students in Ms. Hightower's classes are making their own board games by using notes from the Civil War unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. These students exhibit stellar positive behavior on the 7th-grade hallway. Each student was nominated by his/her teacher for being "Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn" every day! Congratulations to these outstanding Mustangs!
The 2017-2018 GNMS Teachers of the Year... Ms. Lisa O'Neal and Ms. Latacha Hardnett! Congratulations and thanks for your devotion to GNMS! Congratulations to our amazing Food Service Staff for receiving the GNMS Second Mile Service Award! Thanks for all you do for us! These students have shown exemplary hallway behavior and were treated to Pastries with the Principal by Ms. Yates. Way to go Mustangs! Costume Day at GNMS for Red Ribbon Week! PBIS Fun at GNMS! PBIS Fun at GNMS! PBIS Fun at GNMS! PBIS Fun at GNMS! Team Up Against Drugs! Red Ribbon Week at GNMS Team Up Against Drugs! Red Ribbon Week at GNMS! Twin Day during Red Ribbon Week at GNMS Ms. Cox's class eat like finches after a Virtual Field Trip to the Galapagos Islands Always be yourself...unless you can be a unicorn! Unicorn Triplets on Twin Day at GNMS GNMS students use Virtual Reality goggles in the Media Center 8th Grade twinning with a Hogwarts theme! 7th Graders twinning as M&M's! Twin Day at GNMS! Twin Day at GNMS! Twin Day at GNMS! GNMS 7th Grade Team Twins as M&M's. Ms. Huberdeau's Design & Modeling course students shared their Ankle Foot Orthosis prototypes with their classmates. Ms. Hartung's class made visual representations of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. Ms. Hartung's class made visual representations of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. Elise Price shares her skink with her classmates during Ms. Cox's Genius Hour. KIA Representatives visit GNMS GNMS' Georgia State Superintendent Student Advisory Committee Representatives William Pitts, Ka'various Perry and Trevor Booton work with other students from across the state in Atlanta. Riverkeepers Isaiah Coleman, from GNMS, placed 3rd in the Rock Ranch Invitational! GNMS' Christian Ceja placed 1st in the Rock Ranch Invitational! Lauren Farris, of the GNMS Cross Country team, places 6th at the Rock Ranch Invitational! Congratulation Sharita Atchison! She won the bike donated by Golden's Bike Shop in a raffle. Dissecting sheep brains in Medical Detectives classes Dissecting sheep brains in Medical Detectives classes Jr. Beta Club donates classroom supplies for Texas hurricane relief Attendance Matters Students are learning about the Solar Eclipse of 2017 and building a viewing apparatus in Ms. Cox's 7th Grade Science class. Students are racing to fill in maps of Latin America before the other person completes the "Water Bottle Flip Challenge" in Ms. Jackson's 6th Grade class. Rigor and Relevance Training at GNMS We're kids at heart! The GNMS staff enjoyed a day of team building at the Rock Ranch. Afterwards, the Bouncy Pillow got the adults' hearts racing! Rigor and Relevance Training at GNMS Water Bottle Flip Challenge Racing to Learn Water Bottle Flip Challenge Race to Learn GNMS GNMS Works on School Improvement Plan TCSS Awarded for Parental Involvement
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GNMS Athletic Department Coke Sale Pickup Date Changed to April 25th
4/19/2018: Kayla Yeargin Named A Top 10 Finalist For State Teacher Of The Year Kayla Yeargin

When Kayla Yeargin, Troup High School Mathematics teacher, was informed of her interview for the 2019 State Teacher of the Year (TOTY) finalist, she was on her way from Iceland back home to Georgia. “I had to just let it sink in. I had this amazing experience in Iceland and then I was on a layover coming back home when I received the message I was selected,” said Yeargin.

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LHS Girls' Soccer Camp
Friendly Reminder - No Electronic Devices During Testing cell phone in class

This is a friendly reminder that as students begin completing Georgia Milestones testing beginning April 23rd, no electronic devices are allowed in the testing area. This includes; but is not limited to, cell phones, smartphones or watches, electronic recording devices, or any electronic device that provides playback or cameras.

If these items are brought into the testing environment, they will be collected and secured by the employees administering the test until testing is complete. 

Dress Code Reminder
World Down Syndrome Day Celebrated by Students at GNMS Ms. Hartung's class
Online Testing Practice and Testing Information Update

Experience Online Testing Georgia!

The secure practice test is an online simulation of the testing environment. The primary purpose of the training test is for the students to try out the testing software and tools before the real administration of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade test.  The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!  www.gaexperienceonline.com 

 

Prepare Your Child For Testing

Cell phones should be turned off and turned in to the teacher until after testing. If a cell phone is out during testing for ANY reason, the cell phone will be taken up and turned into the office for parent pick-up. The possession of an electronic device may also result in invalidation of your child's test score. There will be NO excuses accepted for any electronic device being in a student's possession during testing (this also applies to smartwatches). This is a state testing requirement, not a TCSS requirement.

04/13/18: WRES Empowerment Group Interviewed by Michael Strahan in NYC NY WRES

Several members of the Whitesville Road Empowerment Group spent their spring break on a trip to New York City where they spent four days and three nights touring the city. They visited the Statute of Liberty, escorted by the NYPD Harbor Unit, who carried the students out to the island on one of their boats. Other highlights of the trip included a visit to One World Trade Center, a three hour dinner cruise on the Hudson River, and touring the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church.

One of the most memorable highlights of the trip was when the group landed a spot on Good Morning America and were interviewed by Michael Strahan. The bow ties and vests worn by the Empowerment Wednesday students caught the eye of Mr. Strahan who left the set of the show and came out to speak with the group. According to Mr. Jerome Cofield, who sponsors and mentors the group, this trip was life changing for the entire group. 

04/13/18: Public Hearing Q&A - Student Attendance Boundaries

On Tuesday, April 10th, TCSS held a Public Hearing for Student Attendance Boundaries. The school system also provided an email address for the community to ask questions. This Question & Answer document contains answers to those comments and questions. The email address info@troup.org is still open and is checked daily. The Board of Education will vote on the recommendation for Student Attendance Boundaries Thursday, April 19th.

Question and Answer Document - Student Attendance Boundaries

04/16/18: FFES AWIM Team Takes Detroit AWIM

Franklin Forest Elementary was proud to represent Troup County Schools at the 12th Annual International Jet Toy Competition in Detroit, Michigan! Kia (KMMG) provides resources for this lesson in all TCSS elementary and middle schools. It focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math principles.

The students had great results in the three areas that they competed in; jet toy accuracy, distance, and time. They also received a medal for good sportsmanship. These students represented our county well at the competition and during their time traveling and touring the city!  

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Dernell Stenson Scholarship Applications Now Available

For the sixth consecutive year, the Dernell Renauld Stenson Foundation is providing scholarship opportunities to high school seniors. In addition, for the fifth year in a row, The Foundation also announced it will provide STEM awards to elementary and middle school students.

To apply, students must return completed applications and proper documentation to The Foundation by April 30, 2018. Email all completed applications to: Mrs. Marion Tate at contactusdrsf@gmail.com.

Elementary and Middle School STEM Achievers Information

High School Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application - 2018

Parental Consent Form

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