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03/18/19: TCSS Honors School Board Members for School Board Appreciation Week School Board

Troup County School System (TCSS) is joining a statewide celebration saluting the efforts of local school board members. Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed March 18-22 as School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. This week-long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education.

“Citizens elect board members to represent the community’s voice on education matters. Our board spends countless hours fulfilling its responsibilities and working together to continually improve our education system,” said Dr. Roy Nichols, interim superintendent of TCSS.

Read entire story here. 

03/15/19: Traviera Sewell Named TCSS Teacher of the Year traviera

As the annual Troup County School System (TCSS) Teacher of the Year reception was coming to a close, three finalists held their breath to hear which name would be called as the system winner. When Dr. Roy Nichols, Interim Superintendent of TCSS, asked for the final drum roll and belted out the name of Long Cane Middle School teacher Traviera Sewell, she shouted in surprise and excitement. Her family, friends, and co-workers all surrounded her with hugs and tears before she made her way to the podium.

Read entire story here. 

03/15/19: Normandy Documentary to be Debuted at Troup High evelyn

When: March 28 @ 7:00 pm

What: Sacrifice Is... Documentary and Panel Discussion

Where: Troup High Auditorium

Last year, Evelyn Johnson went on a journey that started in her high school history class at Troup High School. She was researching scholarships for college and happened on the Normandy Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small honor that places a spotlight on veterans who perished on D-Day. She applied for the scholarship and won. Over the past year, she visited Washington, D.C. and Normandy, France – the site of the event.

“I was able to experience the places that I have read about since I was six. Now, I have the opportunity to develop a project along with it,” Johnson said of the experience.

Elite Soaring Eagles

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently inducted new members of the Elite Soaring Eagles for the 2018-2019 school year. Elite Soaring Eagles are students that are recognized for their character. They must possess qualities such as respect for themselves, peers, and teachers, as well as take pride in their self, school, and community.  Elite Soaring Eagles are honest, responsible, patient, and practice self control. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Miss Troup Outstanding Teen and Mini Pearls

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Jessica Roberts, Miss Troup County’s Outstanding Teen, was recently a guest of Berta’s Mini Pearls, a mentoring program for students in grades K-2. A 10th grader st Columbus’ Fine Arts High School, Jessica performed a classical ballet en pointe to music from The Black Panther. She showed the girls how to walk and hold up their shoulders, and talked to them about bringing a burst of light into the room when they walked in. Following the performance, the Mini Pearls enjoyed a tea party in the school's dining room. And they all got to try on Jessica’s crown!

TCSS Opens Budget Email for Community Questions - Closes April 10th budgetg

Troup County School System (TCSS) is currently preparing Performance Based Budgets for Fiscal Year 2020. For the last few years, the community has given suggestions and asked relevant budget-related questions via email during this process. We would like to continue this practice.

Beginning now, community members can send budget inquires and suggestions to budgetquestions@troup.org to inquire about the TCSS FY2020 budget. Responses will be posted on troup.org within 5-7 business days.

The email address will remain open until Wednesday, April 10th.

Coat Donation

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary will stay and warm this winter thanks to the generous donation of a community member. Cathy Gaines recently donated $2,500 worth of winter coats and jackets to students in need at the school. Thank you so much for your generous gift!

Awesome Volunteer!

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Ms. Hadden’s first graders love their First Presbyterian volunteer, Mrs. Sally Johnson, who comes to Berta Weathersbee Elementary School  twice weekly to provide academic support for students as a retired teacher. The children all love Mrs. Johnson, and this week she generously gifted the classroom with a big stack of new books from the Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you Mrs. Johnson!

02/22/19: SLAM Camp Applications slam

Applications to the Students Learning About Manufacturing (SLAM) Camp are now available. The camp is June 10 - 14 from 8 am - 4 pm. Parents must provide transportation to and from SLAM. During this interactive camp, students will build robots, tour local industries, compete in robot competitions and work in a team environment. Thanks to our sponsoring organizations: 

  • Duracell
  • KIA
  • Mando
  • Milliken
  • Mountville Mills
  • Trackmobile

Download SLAM application here. 

Jar of Words

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is feeling the love - the love of words! Students who check out books this week get a chance to use their estimation skills and guess the number of message hearts in a special jar of words. The student with the best guess at the the end of the week will get the whole jar of candy. Reading is sweet and at Berta we are sharing the love of good books!

Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment

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3rd Annual Real Men Read

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School were recently treated to special guest readers in their classrooms. Seventeen community volunteers, including LaGrange mayor Jim Thornton and several school board members, volunteered to read as part of the third annual Real Men Read initiative. Each man was assigned to a classroom where they read a story and shared with the students their own personal reading history. The men also told the students how reading impacts them now and how they utilize reading in their careers. A special thank you goes out to all the LaGrange men who supported this event!

 

Mini Pearls

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently inducted 13 kindergarten, first and second grade students into Mini Pearls, a mentoring program for girls. The goal of Mini Pearls is to make sure that girls believe in themselves, love who they are, and know where they are going. In order to achieve this goal, the program instills values that will affect a young girl’s future and most importantly influence her lifestyle. It is hoped that these young ladies will eventually transition into a PEARL which is a Poised, Elegant, And Responsible Leader. 

Upcoming Events.February 1

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Donuts with Dads

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently opened their doors to welcome all the fathers, and father figures, in their students lives. Donuts for Dads, held on a recent cold January morning, was a great success. More than 100 family members should up to enjoy donuts and juice and listen to a motivational speech from Frederick Stanley. 

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Coca-Cola Fundraiser

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Upcoming Events.January 25

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Donuts with Dad

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PreK and Kindergarten Registration Dates
Warm Wishes from Berta Supporters!

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Students in Mrs. Lynn Hadden's first grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently received a warm surprise. Mrs. Carol Truitt, Mrs. Carolyn Jones, and Mrs. Frankie Hadden, all of Lakeview Baptist Church, hand-tied blankets in the school colors of blue and yellow to give to the students as Christmas gifts. Pictured are Berta principal, Willie Cooks, with Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Hadden and the students. 

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