High School Orientation for rising 9th graders will be held in the Media Center Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 9 am or 6 pm.
We are still collecting BoxTops for Education! Please send in those you have collected by Feb. 24th. Thanks!
Earlier this month, middle school students from Gardner Newman took a spin on reading aloud. During World Read Aloud Day, they grabbed Chromebook computers, logged into Google Hangouts, and linked to Mrs. Freeman’s third grade readers at West Point Elementary. Over video chat, the elementary students were able to see and hear the story of The Book That Eats People as it was read by the older students.
The idea to host a virtual session was implemented by Gardner Newman’s Media Specialist, Michelle Taylor. She attended a West Georgia RESA professional development conference that shared ideas on incorporating technology into reading. In Troup County, increasing literacy among students and incorporating the use of technology is important in engaging learners.
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Five students and teachers were honored during the 2017 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club. Before the event ended, Seungju (Jason) Lee from LaGrange High School was named Troup County STAR Student.
For the past 58 years, a top academic senior in each participating Georgia high school is named the STAR student for that high school. Created to focus public attention on Georgia’s outstanding students and teachers, this program showcases the academic achievement of students and a chosen educator who was instrumental in their development.
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Recently, Troup Count School System students participated in the "A World in Motion" challenge hosted by KIA Motors Manufacturing. Ms. Courtney Agurs and Ms. Jacqueline McGraw's 7th grade science class from Callaway Middle School participated. Starting in the first semester science class, the students explored the ins and outs of developing motorized cars in order to compete in the Motorized Toy Car Challenge.
Students started the design process by setting group building goals, developing prototypes for distance and climb, and testing those prototypes for speed. The ultimate goals were for students to learn how to work together in groups and produce the fastest motorized car. Those students did just that, and were able to walk away with first and third place medals in two categories!
On Friday, teachers at Troup High School were surprised when the Celebration Cart wheeled through the halls before the President's Day holiday. Dr. Cole Pugh, Supt. of TCSS, along with Cabinet members stopped by to recognize every school employee while giving them bags of snacks and drinks.
This is one of the awesome ways TCSS shows appreciation to employees while saying, 'Thanks for all you do!'
Last week, TCSS Superintendent Dr. Cole Pugh surprised three teachers during the annual Teacher of the Year Surprise Patrol. During this time, the three Teacher of the Year (TOTY) finalists learned they made it to the next local round of competition.
The three division finalists are:
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At the next Exceptional Education seminar, attendees will find out more information about guardianship and obtaining guardianship for a person with a disability. In addition, The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) will be highlighted. The ABLE Act of Georgia allows families to save a limited amount of money for disability related expenses without impacting Medicaid or SSI. Come and learn how to set up an account.
When: Monday, February 27, 2017
Where: New Community Church, 1200 South Davis Rd, LaGrange GA**
Presenter: Kim Harris, Attorney at Law
*Childcare will be provided
*Walmart gift cards will be given to a lucky winner
Any retired teacher who would like to become substitute teacher can now apply on-line until February 20.
Substitute Workshop Date
March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Administrative Services Center - Board Room
*Before leaving the workshop applicants will schedule a date for fingerprinting. A $45.00 money order is required for fingerprinting.
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Troup County is a great place to work, live and raise a family. Our school system has a long-standing history of partnership within the community and learning within the walls of each school. If you are here to learn more of what Troup County School System (TCSS) has to offer for your family or employees, you've started in the right place!
Here is a quick overview of our district highlights and Points of Pride. After reading through this short document, learn more about your new school system by clicking here.