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NED's Kindness Adventure

Recently students at West Point Elementary School were treated to an assembly from NED's Kindness Adventure. This delightful performance inspires students to be kind-hearted and caring through storytelling, music and even an interactive video of NED's trip to Kenya. Afterwards, students had the opportunity to purchase a variety of hand-crafted items from artisans in Kenya. A portion from each item sold provides over 100 gallons of clean water for kids in Kenya. Pictured is Jaquan holding some of the hand-crafted items.


Lexile Levels

Keep reading with your student to help them make their Lexile goal!


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.
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. 



Gold Medal Readers

We are reading for the win! The Gold Medal Readers promotion recently kicked off with a torch relay, complete with music and cheering crowds. During the two weeks of the winter games, students can participate in the Gold Medal Readers promotion and earn medals for reading books on their Lexile level. One book earns a bronze medal, two earn a silver medal, and three earn a gold medal and a bag of potato chips. Once a student earns their first medal, their picture is placed on the "Wall of Winners!" At the end of the two weeks, the class with the highest percentage of medals will win their choice of an ice cream or pizza party. There will be one class winner in grades K-2 and one class winner in grades 3-5. 


Click here to see who has made the "Wall of Winners!"



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
January Students of the Month

West Point Elementary School is pleased to announce their January 2018 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!



Reading is SNOW Much Fun!

Students, families and staff recently enjoyed a Family Reading Night at West Point Elementary  School. Families that attended participated in a variety of reading activities. In addition to make-your-own bookmarks and BINGO for Books, students and families were treated to a visit and a free book from the Jungle Bus.


Click here to see all the Family Reading Night photos!



Flag Pole Etiquette

Steven Chandler from the George H. Lanier District of the Boy Scouts of America recently came to West Point Elementary School to teach students proper flag pole etiquette and the correct way to fold an American flag. 




PreK and Kindergarten Registration March 12 - 16


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