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06/19/19: TCSS Teachers Prepare to Go to Harvard PZC

What started off as one teacher and a community donation has now turned into ten educators and a group of community donors supporting the professional learning of Troup County School System (TCSS) teachers through the Harvard Project Zero Classroom (PZC). For the fourth year in a row, local educators will descend upon the storied university and join about 400 other PZC learners from around the world.

Lisa Skinner, LaGrange High mathematics teacher, attended the sessions last year. She said, “I was able to immediately use some of the principles learned at Harvard. It changed the way I teach. For example, it was important my students work in a team environment so I removed all the desks and we use tables where they can work closely together. In addition, it takes me out of the center of learning to help them think and derive an answer on their own or with their table mates.”

06/12/19: Troup County Literacy Warriors and TCSS Hosts Reading Moments

The community literacy effort continues with the Troup County Literacy Warriors and TCSS. The group is hosting weekly Reading Moments. The first reading moment is hosted by Mama Jama. 
 

 

06/18/19: TCSS Hosts ESOL Camp ESOL Camp

Some K-5 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in Troup County School System (TCSS) are preparing for the next school year by heading off the summer slide. As part of the ESOL Summer Enrichment Camp held at Ethel W. Kight Elementary, close to 85 students per day have been spending their time in between the classroom and the playground.

The camp provides TCSS instructors that use curriculum driven programs to teach fluency, build reading comprehension, and develop language proficiency. In addition, school and bus safety is taught so students are aware of evacuations and safety procedures.

06/14/19: Students Go From School to Work School 2 Work

Kamren Stargill, recent LaGrange High School graduate walked into a meeting a few weeks ago that changed the trajectory of his post graduate plans. “I didn’t know anything about School 2 Work. I just walked into the room at school and heard somebody talking about job interviews. It sounded like a good opportunity so I asked about it.”
 

This week, Caterpillar and Mauser held signing days for students they hired out of school like Stargill and Nunn. Four students began orientation at Caterpillar while two started their careers at Mauser. Dommonique Macklin, Section Manager of Assembly Building at Caterpillar, was on site two weeks ago interviewing over 20 students for positions with the organization. Some of the qualities she said stood out for her were attendance, work ethic, and responding under pressure.

Read entire story here. 

06/13/19: TCSS Teachers Learn About Local Manufacturing LIFT

The LaGrange Industrial Fellowship for Teachers (LIFT) externship program got another boost as close to 20 Troup County School System (TCSS) educators filled the halls of area businesses to learn more about advanced manufacturing in Troup County. To date, 61 teachers have been through the program.

Scott Malone, president of LaGrange Development Authority said, “The whole purpose is to have the teachers that are instructing the children know what the opportunities are in business. They can then share this new knowledge in the classroom and in their student learning. Helping the teacher see what the manufacturing environment is today is absolutely critical to everything we are doing for economic development.”

Read entire story here.

06/06/19: TCSS Offers Online Registration Interpreters for Spanish-Speaking Families

Las buenas noticias es que no tienes que esperar para registrar a sus hijos. Lo invitamos a un registro especial, con un intérprete de español, el 19 y 20 de junio de 2019 de 2:00 p.m. a las 5:00 p.m.

Este evento se llevará a cabo en la Oficina de Asignación de Estudiantes ubicada en 100 North Davis Road, Edificio C, LaGrange, Georgia 30241. Por favor traiga la identificación con foto del padre o tutor.

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Class of 2020 - It's Senior Picture Time!

Class of 2020, have you scheduled your senior pictures with Cady? If you want to be in the yearbook, you must take your yearbook picture with Cady Studios. Click on the image to go to the link. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Tatum.

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Important News About School Registration Registration

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, parents will be able to register their students for school online.  No more waiting in line and going from school to school filling out packets of paper to register students for school.  The portal will open on March 11th.  

Caring.com Scholarship and other Caregiver Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors caring.com

Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Caring.com Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
  • Must not be related to or living with any employees of Bankrate, Inc. or Caring, LLC.

Click HERE to visit the website.

Class of 2023

 

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On To High School class

Welcome to our new incoming freshmen. Please click HERE for meeting dates and times.

The first meeting, on January 15, is a parent informational meeting about the transition to high school and how to prepare for your student's success. The meeting will be held in the Troup High Fine Arts Auditorium. 

Click HERE for a PowerPoint presentation from the meeting on January 15. 


 

Notice of Millage Rate Hearings - TCSS is NOT Requesting an Increase in 2019 Millage Rates

The Troup County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2019 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 2.87 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the   Administrative Services Center Board Room, 100 North Davis Road Building C, LaGrange, GA on June 24, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Administrative Services Center Board Room, 100 North Davis Road Building C, LaGrange, GA on July 1, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 18.850 mills, an increase of 0.526 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 18.324 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $25.25 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $26.30.

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