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10/22/20: Sheila McCord Builds Relationship with Her Students on the Bus Sheila McCord

Sheila McCord, Troup County School System (TCSS) transportation employee, knew working with kids and helping people was for her. That’s why she considers being a bus monitor a calling, not a job, “I volunteer at Hospice and the local nursing homes, but it’s something about being around kids. I love young people and children. I work with them at my church with youth bible study and the choir. It’s a calling.”

She joined the school system after her previous employer moved their headquarters to Texas. She was in the job market and a friend recommended the school system’s transportation department. McCord applied and has been a bus monitor for eight years. 

“Working with special needs students has given me a new perspective of what children need. I get to understand their character and learn to communicate with them one-on-one each day. Each child is different so each need is different. You really have to have that calling to look past the visual and look deeper into their needs and what they want,” stated McCord.

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10/20/20: Jameel Dixon Steps Into the Drivers Seat Jameel - School Bus Driver

Four years ago while Jameel Dixon was an Assistant Manager at Buddy Home Furniture, he decided to do something to help lead kids on the right path. He was already a scout leader with Boy Scouts of America, but he wanted to do more. “I do a lot of camps during the summer time and I’m active with children throughout the year. I was riding around Troup County and I saw an advertisement for bus drivers so I applied. The next day, I got a phone call. I’ve been here ever since.”

“The best part about what I do every day is the joy in seeing the kids grow over time,” he laughed as he remembered when, “they were younger, some of them were trying to jump over the seats and you had to teach them how to behave on a school bus. It’s different from riding in a car. Now, we have meaningful conversations that we won’t forget. It stays with us and we help each other.”

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TCSS Writing Contest for Grades K-12 on Family Engagement Writing Contest Graphic

The Troup County School System is hosting an OPTIONAL writing contest for Kindergarten thru 12th Graders. The topics for elementary, middle, and high school students are listed on this flyer.  Each topic focuses on FAMILY!

Contest Due Date: Friday, October 30 @ at the end of the school day. Virtual learners may email their teachers their entries. In school learners may take their entries to the front desk.

  • Elementary Student Writing Topic: A favorite memory I have with my family is...
  • Middle School Student Writing Topic: My family influences me in many ways. Here's how. 
  • High School Student Writing Topic: Describe an unusual family tradition of yours that continues today. Why is it important to your family? 


Contest Entry Details are available: HERE

10/23/20: TCSS Dashboard - Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am

TCSS will provide a weekly dashboard update. This Covid-19 Dashboard update is effective as of Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am.

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