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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.

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.

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.
TCSS invites student to apply for Job Shadow Day

Tuesday, February 4th - TCSS Job Shadow Day

Job shadowing allows a student, employee, or intern to gain comprehensive knowledge about what an employee who holds a particular job does every day. Job shadowing provides a far richer experience than reading a job description or doing an informational interview during which an employee describes his or her work. Job shadowing allows the observer to see and understand the nuances of a particular job. The job shadowing employee is able to observe how the employee does the job, the key deliverables expected from the job, and the employees with whom the job interacts.

Career exploration is an important part of the learning experience for students. Job shadowing, internships, and Work-based learning opportunities all give students chances to experience parts of the "real-world" before they make the important decisions about what careers they want to follow.

Students can pickup Job Shadow applications at their base schools. THINC students who don't go to their base school or who are home schooled can apply here.

THINC Achieves NCAC Model Academy Status NCAC National Conference 2019 - Philadelphia, PA
Over 900 Student Interviews Held THINC Fast! event Student at THINC Fast! mock interview event

Students from THINC College & Career Academy participated in the annual THINC Fast! mock interview sessions event on Friday, October 25th. Over 40 business and community members came into the LaGrange & Troup Rooms on the WGTC campus to help facilitate giving these students a realistic chance to practice the soft skills involved with interviewing for employment. Over 900 total interviews were conducted between the AM & PM sessions. Students were evaluated during their interviews on a scale of 1 to 5 based on the same factors that are important in the real world: Body language, Eye contact, Appearance, and Response to questions. Students who were especially impressive (like Elijah, pictured) received "Spark Cards" for additional recognition.