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12/06/19: TCSS Schools Named to Distinguished and Reward Schools Listing

Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released its list of 2019-2020 Distinguished and Reward Schools. Three Troup County School System (TCSS) elementary schools made the list:

 

  • Long Cane Elementary – Distinguished School
  • Franklin Forest Elementary – Reward School
  • Rosemont Elementary – Reward School

 

“It is an honor to see our schools recognized for making progress and great improvements on this year’s GMAS. It shows we are on our way,” said Dr. Brian Shumate, TCSS Superintendent.   

 

To receive a distinguished school designation means that a school is one of the highest-performing Title I schools. They are among the top five percent of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools in Georgia.

Mobile Dairy Classroom

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Students at West Point Elementary School recently had a special treat when the Mobile Dairy Classroom and Maggie the cow came to visit. Sponsored by Georgia Dairy Farm Families through the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk, the Mobile Dairy Classroom helps students become more aware of their agricultural and natural resources. Additionally, the program encourages students to become future innovators and good stewards, producing products that not only benefit themselves but their neighbors. The program is made possible by numerous state and federal agencies.

12/05/19: Former TCSS Grad Nominated for a Grammy jontavious

Congrats to Callaway High School alum Jontavious Willis. He graduated in 2014 and has gone on to earn a Grammy nomination for his album Spectacular Class in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. Way to go Jontavious! See Jontavious on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Food Pantry Donation

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the holidays, students at West Point Elementary School recently joined forces to make a sizable donation to the West Point Food Pantry. Members of the Character Council held a "Coins for Cans" drive to raise funds for the charitable organization. More than $650 was raised, enabling the food closet to purchase 3,429 pounds of food. Pictured are members of the Character Council with George Jacobs and Ann Adams from the West Point Food Pantry.

 

 

November Readers of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their November Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

For the complete album, please click here.

December Students of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their December 2019 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected from each grade level based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!

Click here to see the complete album.

12/01/19: National Parental Involvement Day Parent Leaders

Troup County School System honored several parent leaders on National Parental Involvement Day in November in honor of Family Engagement Month in Georgia. 

TCSS appreciates the powerful contributions parents and other family members provide at school and home to support our students’ success.

 
12/02/19: TCSS Hosts Town Hall Meeting Flyer

Troup County School System will be hosting a town hall meeting to present detailed information regarding funding, expenditures, and budgetary considerations of the school system. This will also be an opportunity for the community to ask questions or make statements regarding interests of the public. The meeting will be broadcast over Facebook Live. During the 75-minute session, Board members and key staff members will be on-hand to respond to questions. 

Monday, December 9th @ 5:30 pm

Gardner Newman Middle School Gym

Community members wishing to speak must:

  • Complete a registration card upon entering building.
  • Registration cards will be randomly drawn.
  • After card is drawn, the person will have two minutes to speak.
  • Board member or staff member will respond if appropriate.
November Bus Students of the Month

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Family Reading Night

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Thankful Soup

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Every November, kindergarten students at West Point Elementary School celebrate Thanksgiving by making and feasting on Thankful Soup. The students make the soup by cutting the vegetables and adding and stirring the ingredients in the pot. As they add each ingredient they say something for which they are thankful. Additionally they decorate the tablecloth and placements for this special tradition.

A World in Motion

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Congratulations to our AWIM Team! They brought home a silver medal in the Distance Challenge as well as silver and bronze medals in the Accuracy category!

November Students of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their November 2019 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected from each grade level based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!

Please click here to see the complete photo album.

Turtles and Lizards and Snakes, Oh My!

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Turtles and lizards and snakes, oh my! Students at West Point Elementary School recently went on an adventure with their latest literacy promotion, "Wild About Reading." Students who read and reported on three books books got to go to a "Wild Animal Encounter" with Oxbow Meadows out of Columbus, Ga. In addition to seeing and learning about box turtles and bearded dragons, students got to get up close and personal with snakes. 

To see the complete photo album, please click here.

Super Women Read

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Students at West Point Elementary recently got a special treat when numerous community and school system volunteers came to the school for the second annual Super Women Read event. Super Women Read is an initiative to help instill a love a reading in students. Each volunteer was assigned to a classroom where they read a story and shared their own personal reading history with the children. The women also told the students how reading impacts them now and how they utilize reading in their careers. A special thank you goes out to all the Troup County women who supported this event!

Please click here to see the complete photo album.

October Readers of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their October Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

Please click here for the complete album. 

October Bus Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Bus Students of the Month for October!

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WILD About Reading!

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Hear us roar! Students at West Point Elementary are taking a walk on the wild side with reading. The "Wild About Reading" challenge recently kicked off at WPE. For approximately two weeks, students can participate by taking an adventure with books and earn prizes for reading on their Lexile level. Reading one book (The Bee's Knees) earns a bookmark, reading two books (Go Bananas) earns Animal Crackers, and reading three books (Here Me Roar) earns a pass to the Oxbow Meadows Reptile on the Road show and a picture on our Wild Wall of Winners. 

BEST Bus Drivers!

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WPE celebrated our extraordinary bus drivers and monitors today! A big thank you goes to our WPE bus drivers and monitors for their hard work and dedication to getting our students to and from school safely each day!

Character Council Induction

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West Point Elementary School recently held their Character Council Induction Program. Members of the 2019-2020 Character Council were recognized and rewarded. Additionally the Character Chorus, Bulldogettes and PE Superstars were recognized. Finally, all 3-5 grade students who received "PAWsome" Behavior during the first 9-weeks were acknowledged. The celebration kicked off with a high-five welcome from the Point University basketball team and continued with performances from the Character Chorus and Bulldogettes. 

2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Yvetta Abercrombie! We love you!

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WILD About Reading!

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Whodunnit?

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Whodunnit? That is the question consuming fourth and fifth graders at West Point Elementary School this month. The students are working on a month-long mystery project in the media center where they must crack codes, learn about fingerprints, make observations and even try their hand with invisible ink. Additionally, they are learning all about the mystery genre and listening to mysteries in different formats such as stories, podcasts and videos. During the month, students can check out mystery books from special bags. If they read a book and do a book report on it they earn a pass to a special "Mystery Reward" party. What is they mystery party all about? Many of our super sleuths have a hunch but none have found enough evidence to make a solid case.

October Students of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their October 2019 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!

 

For complete photo album, please click here.

Handmade Bookmarks

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Jeffrey Edel, an artist out of Bryson City, NC, recently donated 75 handmade bookmarks to Berta Weathersbee and West Point Elementary schools. The bookmarks are carved out of wood and embellished with a variety of colorful beads. Edel made the bookmarks to be distributed at the school's discretion and to hopefully motivate students to read a good book. He included this quote from Nancy Campbell with the package of bookmarks, "As well as being a functional tool, a bookmark denotes human effort as decisively as a flagstaff planted on Everest. (It) silently congratulates the conqueror of a world of letters." Both schools are extremely thankful for his kind donation.

3rd Grade Family Lunch

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Third graders at West Point Elementary school recently enjoyed hosting their families for lunch in the cafeteria! After the meal, the third grade students treated their guests to musical performance of the Addams Family theme song. Afterward teachers presented several strategies to help families reinforce learning at home. 

For complete album, please click here.

PAC Meeting

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September Readers of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their September Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

 

To see the complete album, please click here.

September Bus Students of the Month

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

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Character Council Announced

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West Point Elementary School recently announced the new members of their 2019-2020 Character Council. Character Council members are leaders at the school and are chosen based on teacher recommendation, attendance, responsible behavior and good attitude. The students participate in numerous service projects throughout the year. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Guest Author

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Michael Lewis, a fifth-grader at West Point Elementary School, recently surprised the first-graders in Mrs. Chapman's class with a special treat. After writing a children's story that his mother illustrated, Michael came to the media center to be a guest author for the first grade class. He shared his dreams of becoming an author with the students, as well as giving them some insight into his creative process. After reading his book, he answered their questions. He did a great job!

Bus Safety Poster Contest

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WPE is proud to announce that these students’ bus safety posters have been selected to go to the county level competition for the bus safety contest!

First Grade Family Lunch

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First graders at West Point Elementary School recently enjoyed a special lunch with their families in the cafeteria. Following lunch and a short musical performance by the students, the parents learned about grade level expectations and curriculum from the first grade teachers. 

For the complete photo album, please click here.

LaGrange Mall READS

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August Students of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their August 2019 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!  

 

To see the complete album, please click here. 

August Bus Students of the Month

Congratulations to our August Bus Students of the Month!

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Broadcast Team

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West  Point Elementary School is pleased to announce the members of their 2019-2020 Broadcast Team. Broadcast team members are responsible for delivering the daily school announcements and news. Students serve as anchors, camera people and set technicians. Individuals were selected based on applications, academic performance, public speaking skills, excellent behavior and attendance. 

August Readers of the Month

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West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their August Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

To see complete photo album, please click here

Title I Meeting and Open House

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West Point Elementary School recently held their Annual Title I Meeting and Open House. During the meeting information about Title I and the importance of parental involvement in student success was shared. Afterward families visited their student's classrooms to provide input into grade level compacts and learn more about the expectations for the year. Additionally the PTO held a pizza dinner fundraiser featuring Johnny's Pizza and the book character Dog Man visited the Scholastic Book Fair.

Scholastic Book Fair

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Students at West Point Elementary School are enjoying the Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair, which is held once in the fall and again in the spring, allows students to purchase a wide variety of books, educational games, and school supplies. Proceeds from the sale go to the school and are used to purchase books and other equipment. The book fair also provides an excellent opportunity for our parents to get involved with the school. We love our parents and volunteers!

Annual Title I Parent Meeting/Open House

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Kindergarten Family Lunch

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West Point Elementary School kindergartners recently enjoyed hosting their families at lunch in the cafeteria. Following lunch the students went back to their classrooms while their parents enjoyed an informative session with the teachers covering kindergarten academic expectations for the year and how families can support student learning at home.

 

To see the complete photo album, please click here.

Thank You!

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WPE would like to thank our officer friends from the West Point Police Department! They are at WPE each morning to greet our students as they are dropped off for school.