Ms. Cox's class eat like finches after a Virtual Field Trip to the Galapagos Islands Design and Modeling students at GNMS measure precise dimensions. Men of Distinction at GNMS GMEA All District Honors' Band with Ms. Janet Barber Isaiah Coleman, from GNMS, placed 3rd in the Rock Ranch Invitational! GNMS students use Virtual Reality goggles in the Media Center Ms. Huberdeau's Design & Modeling course students shared their Ankle Foot Orthosis prototypes with their classmates. GNMS Yearbook Staff hard at work! GNMS 7th Graders twinning as M&M's! Twin Day at GNMS! Always be yourself...unless you can be a unicorn! Unicorn Triplets on Twin Day at GNMS Rigor and Relevance Training at GNMS GNMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes welcomes all students Congratulation Sharita Atchison! She won the bike donated by Golden's Bike Shop in a raffle. 8th Grade twinning with a Hogwarts theme! Student work on Teamwork PBIS lessons at GNMS Ms. Pack's classes enjoyed writing skits to teach their peers about  European government. Students in Ms. Debbie Cox's Gifted Resource Class are preparing for the Lexus Eco-Challenge. They are making biomass briquettes in the biomass presser they created at Gardner Newman Middle School. Water Bottle Flip Challenge Racing to Learn Students at GNMS work on PBIS Teamwork lessons GBI Agent visits Medical Detectives class at GNMS Airyn and Wesley defend their Circus Cell Analogy as Timothy, Trayvon, and Christian argue in favor of their Airplane Cell Analogy.#theGNMSway GNMS' Georgia State Superintendent Student Advisory Committee Representatives William Pitts, Ka'various Perry and Trevor Booton work with other students from across the state in Atlanta. Congratulations to our amazing Food Service Staff for receiving the GNMS Second Mile Service Award! Thanks for all you do for us! The 2017-2018 GNMS Teachers of the Year... Ms. Lisa O'Neal and Ms. Latacha Hardnett! Congratulations and thanks for your devotion to GNMS! GNMS decorated by students for the holidays Students at GNMS treated the staff and their parents to a Christmas lunch they prepared. Thanks to Ms. Luke-Hill and Ms. Lockhart and their parapros for spreading Christmas joy! GNMS students are unplugged and engaged in problem solving! PBIS Fun at GNMS! KIA Representatives visit GNMS Twin Day at GNMS! Rigor and Relevance Training at GNMS 7th Graders enjoyed Pastries with the Principal to celebrate the fact that these Mustangs are Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn! Happy Holidays Ms. Hartung's class made visual representations of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. GNMS Mustangs using Quizizz, Nearpod, and Legends of Learning to learn the Periodic Table and chemical and physical changes We're kids at heart! The GNMS staff enjoyed a day of team building at the Rock Ranch. Afterwards, the Bouncy Pillow got the adults' hearts racing! GNMS Works on School Improvement Plan Emily Arrington, Boone Crocket and Tinley Tucker present their plan for the four parts of exercise at GNMS GNMS 7th Grade Team Twins as M&M's. Ms. Hartung's class made visual representations of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. Ms. Hightower's classes make board games by using notes from the Civil War Unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. Bethany and Karlee are comparing cell organelles to parts of an iPhone. #theGNMSway Kira Longoria reads to WPES students via Google Hangouts for World Read Aloud Day Students in Ms. Hightower's classes are making their own board games by using notes from the Civil War unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. Dissecting sheep brains in Medical Detectives classes Students are racing to fill in maps of Latin America before the other person completes the "Water Bottle Flip Challenge" in Ms. Jackson's 6th Grade class. Twin Day during Red Ribbon Week at GNMS Riverkeepers Attendance Matters Students in Ms. O'Neal's Medical Detectives are testing taste buds. Students in Ms. Hightower's classes are making their own board games by using notes from the Civil War unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. PBIS Fun at GNMS! Twin Day at GNMS! GNMS learn about Digital Citizenship with the Media Specialist, Mrs. Taylor, using Nearpod and Chromebooks. Students at GNMS are unplugged and engaged in problem solving Jr. Beta Club donates classroom supplies for Texas hurricane relief Team Up Against Drugs! Red Ribbon Week at GNMS GNMS' Christian Ceja placed 1st in the Rock Ranch Invitational! Costume Day at GNMS for Red Ribbon Week! Students from THINC Academy shared information with GNMS Health Classes Team Up Against Drugs! Red Ribbon Week at GNMS! Elise Price shares her skink with her classmates during Ms. Cox's Genius Hour. Ms. Hightower's classes make board games by using notes from the Civil War Unit and the Reconstruction Unit.  They create their own design, their own questions, and their own rules. Students are learning about the Solar Eclipse of 2017 and building a viewing apparatus in Ms. Cox's 7th Grade Science class. TCSS Awarded for Parental Involvement PBIS Fun at GNMS! CNN Camera man gives GNMS A/V students in Ms. Abbott's class a view of real equipment used in filming. Dissecting sheep brains in Medical Detectives classes Lauren Farris, of the GNMS Cross Country team, places 6th at the Rock Ranch Invitational! PBIS Fun at GNMS! These students exhibit stellar positive behavior on the 7th-grade hallway. Each student was nominated by his/her teacher for being "Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn" every day! Congratulations to these outstanding Mustangs!
Water Bottle Flip Challenge Race to Learn GNMS History and Math Clubs Enjoy Fantasy In Lights! These students have shown exemplary hallway behavior and were treated to Pastries with the Principal by Ms. Yates. Way to go Mustangs! GNMS Yearbook Staff hard at work!

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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.
02/09/18: 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
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."

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. 
 

 

 

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