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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.


G-Masters Racing is excited about its upcoming Santa Sprints Race this weekend at Long Cane Middle School. Students have been working on updating the race cars. Recently, Santa dropped by to check on the team's progress.gmasters

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.

Exam Schedule

Wednesday, December 18th C Block (Rotation Schedule - E D C B A)

Thursday, December 19th D & E Blocks (Rotation Schedule - E D C B A)

Friday, December 20th A & B Blocks (Rotation Schedule - A B C D E) 

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.
Buy your Yearbook today!

When students purchase a yearbook online, they’ll additionally receive 20 FREE Holiday Photo Cards ($25 value). They will receive a promotional code in their yearbook email receipt with instructions on how to order their FREE cards. They will have from November 18th through January 31st to go online and redeem their FREE photo card promotional code. The holiday card website link for ordering will be provided in their email receipt.holida special

National School Lunch Week

Congratulations to our FANTASTIC lunchroom staff! Staff were asked to dress up, decorate and show school spirit during National School Lunch week. They won the award for having 100% participation! #theGNMSway


LHS Advanced Graphic Design Project

At the beginning of the year, Advanced Graphic Design students were presented with a yearlong project. The project involved them gathering information, writing articles, taking photos, and laying out the information in a newsletter template that we created. The students were divided into groups and assigned a CTAE teacher/pathway. We had a friendly competition to develop the masthead for our monthly newsletter.

We are pleased to share with you that our first newsletter which introduces each of the career pathways is attached below. The students have worked hard and we are extremely proud of them and the product they have produced.

Click Here to view their finished product!

Spirit Night


Family Fun Night

A huge THANK YOU to all of those who came out! We had a great time! A very special THANK YOU to: the Health Department, Dr. Salman Fidahussein, Kona Ice, Good to da Bone, Taco Truck, LaGrange Memorial Library, and our PTO!
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"Lei Bullying to Rest"

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Spirit Week Twin Day

"Friends don't let friends do drugs"

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Students meet at Capital building

Students Moses Brown & Robert Skinner Jr. at the State Capital with Georgia's School superintendent Richard Woods for their Student Advisory Council meeting!
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Blue & Silver News

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Muffins with Mr. Moat

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October School Board Meeting

Congratulations to Moses Brown & Robert Skinner Jr. who were recognized at the Board of Education Meeting for being chosen to serve on the Student Advisory Council for the state of Georgia!!

Great season!

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Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Luke-Hill and Ms. Fuller for winning teacher of the year for Gardner Newman!!

Pictured: Mrs. Luke-Hill with administrators Mrs. Yates, Mr. Moat, and her class


Pictured: Mrs. Fuller with administrators Dr. Adams and Dr. Travis

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Greenpower Racing

Congratulations to our G-Masters Racing team on its first Greenpower race of the season.  Our #92 Mustang car won 2nd place and our #50 Viper won 3rd place at the Chambers County Grand Prix this weekend. Our #92 car had the fastest lap and received bonus points! Special shout out to Mrs. McNamee for our awesome posters for the team presentations! We had a great time and thanks to these students for their hardwork at the race: Tucker Borders, Jackson Bozeman, Richard Heddings, Kayden Jameson, Seth McNeal, Matthew Pyles, Eli Rebennack, Sean Shirey, and Hollis Stephens.
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FCA Meeting

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at GNMS this morning!

Parent Survey

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish.
Georgia Parent Survey:
(if the link does not work, please copy and paste into your browser)
Thank you in advance for participating! It should only take five to ten minutes.

Blood Drive

This event is not just for school personnel, but also open to the community!

Please come show your support and donate to this wonderful cause!



Mrs. Maroney's classes enthralled by the novel, THE OUTSIDERS, as the murder climax is revealed!

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Mr. Stodghill's HS Physical Science

Check out students in class are learning about the elements on the Periodic Table on the new Promethean board!


Game Day Ready

GNMS is the first middle school in the county to have not one,

but THREE female football players!


Student Winners

Congrats to our students who won money for selling chocolates during our

PTO Fundraiser!


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Students creating plot diagrams from the novel “The Cay”

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Check it out!

Our students are exploring dichotomous keys with Jelly Belly jelly beans!

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Attention Parents & Community Members

Do you have a few minutes to complete a survey about Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) @ GNMS? We will use these scores to see where we are now and where we need to go from here. Click the link to complete the survey today!


Field Trip ool

This was Mrs. Lockhart and Mrs. Luke-Hill's first community field trip this year to the Mike Daniel Rec Center. They always represent Gardner Newman Middle School well! So proud of these Mustangs!!

State Student Council

Congratulations to Gardner Newman Middle students Robert Skinner Jr. (pictured left) and Moses Brown (pictured right) who were selected for the State Student Advisory Council! The advisory council is a group of around 50 high school students from across the state who are selected based on their responses to a variety of questions. They meet three times a year with the state superintendent and serve as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia!

A HUGE shout out to American Solutions for Business!

Thank you to American Solutions for Business for their help in producing our brand new GNMS magnets! Thank you so much for helping us spread our Mustang Pride! 


G-Masters Practice Races

Our students had so much fun at the practice races with Long Cane & Callaway Middle school! They are excited and ready for racing season to begin! Their first race is against Chambers County Grand Prix on Oct 4-5. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here!



A HUGE thank you to Coca-Cola for the new scoreboard!!


Block Schedule Rotation 19-20