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Changes to our Calendar

Due to Inclement Weather: Changes are as follows-

GMAS Testing will be held- April 23-May 4th

Field Day - Friday May 11th

Pastries with Parents- Friday May 11th

02/15/18: Troup County School System Reviews Security Measures LCMS Doors

As more details arise of yesterday’s tragic event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., we want to take this time to offer our thoughts and prayers to the students, faculty, families, and entire community that were impacted.

As a school system, we take safety very seriously. We have measures in place at each of our schools to make TCSS a safe learning environment and we want to share some of them with you.

  1. We employ School Resource Officers (SRO) for each of our middle and high schools. If a student feels their safety is being compromised, they can talk to the SRO.
  2. We have placed new or updated camera equipment and glass security doors in several of our buildings using Education SPLOST funds. We will continue the work until all are updated.  
  3. We work directly with the Sheriff’s Office and LaGrange Police Department on security related matters within our buildings.
02/12/18: Principal Candace McGhee on I Heart Literacy Amazing Grace Book

Candace McGhee, Principal of Ethel W. Kight Elementary, couldn't wait to share her favorite children's book for I Heart Literacy Week, a week designed for TCSS educators and students to share their favorite books in support of the Troup County School System's priority on increasing literacy rates for students. Literacy is a larger concept that encompasses skills like reading, comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. McGhee said:

"My favorite children's book is Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. The story is about a little girl named Grace who tries out for the role of Peter Pan in the school play, even though her classmates say she cannot play Peter Pan because she is black and a girl. Grace is determined and believes that she can do anything she sets her mind to.

I love this story because it truly has an inspirational message about believing in yourself no matter what other people say, following your dreams to become whatever you want - regardless of what others think - and remembering that you are capable of doing and becoming anything you want no matter your gender or race."

02/09/18: Inclement Weather Make-Up Day Announced Harper Grace
Due to TCSS experiencing six inclement weather days, there will be one student instructional make-up day on March 9th as stated in the school calendar. The last day of school for students is still May 22nd.

TCSS EMPLOYEES will need to make-up two days of work time through documentation or submission of annual leave. More information will be forthcoming from your supervisor about documentation for the make-up days.

In addition, CERTIFIED TEACHERS will have two professional learning days scheduled for May 30th and May 31st. These are PLU days for teachers. More information will be shared in the upcoming months on how the PLU days will work.

Photo Credit: Harper Grace, Daughter of Angela Dettmering @ GNMS
2/14/18: West Point Elementary Students Share Why They 'Love' Reading

One of Troup County School System's top three district priorities is to increase the literacy level of our students. This means we want to help them become better readers and increase their vocabulary and comprehnsion skills. In this video, some of our students from West Point Elementary School shares their Lexile Reading Levels and why they 'love' to read. 
 

 

 

FLU
100th Day Mrs. Reynolds class

Many students celebrated the 100th day of school.

Moon Phases Phases of the Moon

Ms. Shepard's 4th Grade class created models of the phases of the moon.

Do you know, which phase the moon is in, right now?

PreK and Kindergarten Registration March 12 - 16

 

Registration Dates

Student Council & Superstar Toy Drive Toys for Tots

Hillcrest Student Council and Superstars worked diligently this year for their second annual toy drive.  These two service clubs collected 103 toys for children in need.

Celebrating Read 180 accomplishments Read 180 Party

Mrs. Eiler celebrated with her students, their accomplishments in Read 180.  Many of our Read 180 students have made tremendous progress.  In clelebration of this, Mrs. Eiler had a party for her students.

Title I - Letters to Someone special Meeting & PTO Supper Someone Special

Thank you, to all that attended. 

We know that this is a busy time of year and we appreciate your involvement.

 

 

Check the Gallery for more pictures.

Explorers Explorers

Mrs. Houser's 3rd grade students are learning about explorers.

*look in the gallery for more photos

Winners for Attendance 1st Nine Weeks Attendance Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to our ATTENDANCE WINNERS for the FIRST NINE WEEKS.

Thanksgiving Lunch Superstars: Ready to serve

We are thankful for all of those who joined us for our Thanksgiving Lunch. Check out our photos in the gallery.

Science Emerson made Butter

Mrs. Bettes' 2nd grade Science students presented their "States of Matter" experiments.

Check out the Photo Gallery for more experiment photos.

Read 180 Flip Grid Video

Mrs. Eiler's students making a flip grid video of the progress in Read 180.

Flag Presentation Folding of the flag

Mr. Wayne Addison of Woodsmen of the World came to Hillcrest to present our Superstars with a new American Flag.

Veteran Wall of Honor Veteran Wall of Honor

Many students participated in honoring loved ones who have served in the military.

Dr. George Henry visits Hillcrest Pre-K Dr. Henry's Visit

Dr. Henry visited Hillcrest Pre-K students today.

 

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