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01/28/20: TCSS and Partners Host Preventative Tobacco Session for Parents Vaping Crisis

Join TCSS, WellStar, and local law enforcement on Feb. 6th @ 6:30 pm @ Callaway Conference Center as we host a session on:

- Living tobacco/vaping free

- The health effects of tobacco/vaping

- Preventative measures against tobacco/vaping usage

- Positive health decision making
 

01/27/20: Get Troup Reading Summit GTR

Get Troup Reading is hosting their first reading summit next month. The stakeholder group, consisting of over 40 members, met in October to begin planning the event and inviting speakers to share their expertise. They hope to see 200-300 community members in attendance. In addition, the summit is approved by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning for four hours of continuing education credits. It is a single session that early learning center employees, and some paraprofessionals who work in the school system, can earn credits by attending the free event.

The summit will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and the mini-talks from experts in the subject area are the highlight of the event:

 

  • Randy Nix – Georgia House of Representatives
  • Judge Michael Key – Judge, Troup County Juvenile Court
  • Arianne Weldon – Director, Get Georgia Reading
  • Dr. Garry McGibony – GaDoE Deputy Supt., Office of School Safety and Climate
  • Dr. Lacey Southerland – Point University Dept. Chair, Child and Youth Development
Reading is on FIRE!

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Reading is on fire at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School! The fourth grade teachers took advantage of the students increased reading levels and love of reading by purchasing each student a copy of "I Survived the Great Chicago Fire,1871" by Lauren Tarshis. The students were given their copies of the book right before winter break so they would all have a good book to read. 

Donuts for Dads

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Things are pretty sweet at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School! Recently, more than 100 fathers, grandfathers and family friends attended the annual Donuts with Dads event. The attendees and their students enjoyed Krispy Kreme donuts and juice while spending time together and hearing from guest speaker Jarvis Hamilton of Overflow Outreach. There were also games, door prizes and a photo booth. 

For the complete album, please click here.

Kona Ice

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Awards Ceremony

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Families and friends at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are feeling proud. Recently the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students were honored at an awards ceremony for their achievements during the first semester. Pictured are the students and their families after the event. A special thank you to everybody who came out to support our students. Go Eagles and watch us soar!

Students of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their January 2020 Students of the Month. Studens of the Month are selected from each grade level based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!

Berta Scholars are Looking Sharp

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Berta Soaring Eagles are looking extra sharp lately thanks to Lejon Wilson, owner and barber of Kanvas Kutz II in Columbus, Ga. Wilson made a special trip to LaGrange to give free haircuts to some of the Berta students. We truly appreciate him offering his time and skill to keep our Berta Boys looking fresh. 

December Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their December 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 photo album, please click here. 

Reading with Santa

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently had a special visitor come and read to them at the school. Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to stop by and read, share stories and take pictures with the students. A special thanks to Jack Morman who stepped in at the last minute as Santa's helper when the original Santa was unable to attend!

Holiday Program and Family Reading Night

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Students, staff and families recently kicked off the holiday season right at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School with a star-studded Holiday Program and Family Reading Night. Attendees were treated to a wonderful performance of the musical, "The Littlest Christmas Tree" followed by literacy night activities. Students wrote letters to Santa, read books with their families and participated in scavenger hunts.Jungle Jama and the Jungle Bus, as well as Santa Claus, were also on hand.

For the complete album, please click here.

School Supply Donation

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Thanks to a generous donation from the LaGrange Staples store, students at berta Weathersbee Elementary School can continue to learn in style with brand new school supplies. Daniel Poe, the general manager of US Store 1016, recently donated 37 bags of supplies to the school.

Student Growth Reports

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The Student Growth Reports are available to parents through the SLDS Parent Portal (accessed through Infinite Campus).  Parents can use the following steps to locate the report: 

1) Log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

2) Choose the SLDS portal (may have to click "More" for the option to appear)

3) Choose Performance

4) Under downloadable reports, The Student Growth Report Option will be available as well as the Individual Score Report and any other state assessment results, including GAA, GKIDS etc. 

If you would like a hard copy of the report, please contact the school directly.

 

 

Mobile Dairy Classroom

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Third, fourth and fifth grade students at Berta Weathersbee 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.

November Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee 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.

To see the complete album, please click here.

Family Reading Night and Holiday Program

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Veteran's Day

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently honored veterans with a Veteran's Day program and special lunch. In addition to several guest speakers including Dr. Connor Smith, a local veteran, attendees were treated to performances by the Berta school chorus, the Troup High School chorus and the step team. The color guard from Troup High presented the flags and Darla Clark, a teacher at the school, performed a solo. Several students also read poems.

Pictured are the several of the veterans in attendance along with Willie Cooks, Berta Weathersbee principal and and his wife Pashion Cooks (front row), who are both also veterans.

For the complete album, please click here.

WILD About Reading!

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are going wild - wild about reading that is! Recently the school kicked off a two-week reading promotion, "Wild About Reading" to help foster independent reading and a love of books. When students read one book they earn a jungle-themed bookmark. When they read their second book they earn a package of animal crackers. For the third book, the students get their picture on the Wild Wall of Fame and earn a pass to an animal themed movie. It is quite an adventure!

To see the complete Wild About Reading Wall of Fame, click here.

October Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee 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.

For the complete album, please click here.

Spirit Night

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Veterans Day

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Fall Festival

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September Students of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their September 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!
 

To see the complete photo album, please click here.

Red Ribbon Week

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Boss's Day

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Happy Boss’s Day to the king of Berta! Thank you for all you do.

Teacher of the Year!

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Congratulations to Kristin Copeland, our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!

Pink Out!

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Stikbots

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Students in Dr. Eley's third grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are exploring digital storytelling using Stikbots. Stikbots are pose-able action figures that are ideal for filming stop action videos. Pictured are Kimorah Dandy and Jared Velasquez-Toscano.

VIP Students

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Students in Mrs. Clark's first grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are being honored in a very special way. Each week she selects one student to be honored as her VIP Student of the Week. The students are selected based on class participation, effort, attitude and attendance. To let everyone know how important these students are, Mrs. Clark goes to their houses and places a VIP Student of the Week sign in their yard. That way everyone that drives by can know a Berta scholar lives there! Additionally the students get a special prize from Mrs. Clark.

 

Homemade 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.

Punctuation Day

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Recently students in Mrs. Hadden's first grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary  celebrated National Punctuation Day. They learned about asking, telling, and yelling punctuation marks and presented what they learned in small groups.

September Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee 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.

 

For the complete album, please click here.

Annual Title I Meeting an Open House

Please make plans and join us Tuesday, September 3!

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