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Veteran's Day

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently honored veterans with a Veteran's Day program and special lunch. In addition to several guest speakers including Dr. Connor Smith, a local veteran, attendees were treated to performances by the Berta school chorus, the Troup High School chorus and the step team. The color guard from Troup High presented the flags and Darla Clark, a teacher at the school, performed a solo. Several students also read poems.

Pictured are the several of the veterans in attendance along with Willie Cooks, Berta Weathersbee principal and and his wife Pashion Cooks (front row), who are both also veterans.

For the complete album, please click here.

WILD About Reading!

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are going wild - wild about reading that is! Recently the school kicked off a two-week reading promotion, "Wild About Reading" to help foster independent reading and a love of books. When students read one book they earn a jungle-themed bookmark. When they read their second book they earn a package of animal crackers. For the third book, the students get their picture on the Wild Wall of Fame and earn a pass to an animal themed movie. It is quite an adventure!

To see the complete Wild About Reading Wall of Fame, click here.

October Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their October Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

For the complete album, please click here.

Spirit Night

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Veterans Day

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Fall Festival

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RFP for Curriculum Audit Services

The Troup County School System is seeking proposals to contract with a qualified firm for the purpose of a comprehensive curriculum audit encompassing the present work of the District during the 2019-20 school year.  The detailed advertisement for this proposal may be found at the following link.

September Students of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their September 2019 Students of the Month. Students of the Month are selected from each grade level based on their good behavior, good attitude and classroom participation. Congratulations to these exceptional students!
 

To see the complete photo album, please click here.

Red Ribbon Week

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Boss's Day

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Happy Boss’s Day to the king of Berta! Thank you for all you do.

Teacher of the Year!

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Congratulations to Kristin Copeland, our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!

Pink Out!

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Stikbots

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Students in Dr. Eley's third grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are exploring digital storytelling using Stikbots. Stikbots are pose-able action figures that are ideal for filming stop action videos. Pictured are Kimorah Dandy and Jared Velasquez-Toscano.

VIP Students

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Students in Mrs. Clark's first grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are being honored in a very special way. Each week she selects one student to be honored as her VIP Student of the Week. The students are selected based on class participation, effort, attitude and attendance. To let everyone know how important these students are, Mrs. Clark goes to their houses and places a VIP Student of the Week sign in their yard. That way everyone that drives by can know a Berta scholar lives there! Additionally the students get a special prize from Mrs. Clark.

 

Homemade Bookmarks

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Jeffrey Edel, an artist out of Bryson City, NC, recently donated 75 handmade bookmarks to Berta Weathersbee and West Point Elementary schools. The bookmarks are carved out of wood and embellished with a variety of colorful beads. Edel made the bookmarks to be distributed at the school's discretion and to hopefully motivate students to read a good book. He included this quote from Nancy Campbell with the package of bookmarks, "As well as being a functional tool, a bookmark denotes human effort as decisively as a flagstaff planted on Everest. (It) silently congratulates the conqueror of a world of letters." Both schools are extremely thankful for his kind donation.

Punctuation Day

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Recently students in Mrs. Hadden's first grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary  celebrated National Punctuation Day. They learned about asking, telling, and yelling punctuation marks and presented what they learned in small groups.

September Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their September Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

 

For the complete album, please click here.

Grandparents Day

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently enjoyed a special Grandparents Day lunch. The students and their special guests had the option to purchase BBQ from Hog Heaven as well Koana Ice. Great weather, wonderful company and lively music made for a memorable occasion.

For the complete Grandparents Day album, click here.

Grandparents Day

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LaGrange Mall READS

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Guided Reading

 

Julie Taylor came to Berta recently to model Guided Reading lessons for our teachers. Guided Reading is an instructional strategy that allows teachers to work on reading with small groups of students.

 

Broadcast Team Announced

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce the members of their 2018-2019 Broadcast Team. Broadcast team members are responsible for delivering the daily school announcements and news. Students serve as anchors, camera people and set technicians. Individuals were selected based on applications, academic performance, public speaking skills, excellent behavior and attendance. 

Annual Title I Meeting and Open House

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently held their Annual Title I Meeting and Open House. Title I information and the importance of parental involvement in student success was shared during a general meeting. Afterward families visited their student's classrooms to provide input into grade level compacts and learn more about the expectations for the year. 

August Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their August Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

For complete photo album, please click here.

Annual Title I Meeting an Open House

Please make plans and join us Tuesday, September 3!

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PBIS Pep Rally

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently kicked off the school year with a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) pep rally complete with football players and the drumline from Troup County Comprehensive High School. PBIS is a behavior system that rewards students for good behavior and making the right choices. The Berta B.E.S.T. expectations include Being Responsible, Encouraging Others, Showing Respect and Take Pride.

Pictured are students from Ms. Copeland's class before the event.

Barn Hill Preserve Zoo

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Lizards, and chickens, and sloths...oh my! Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School were recently introduced to several exotic animals from Barn Hill Preserve Zoo. In addition to learning interesting facts about the animals, students had the chance for a photo opportunity. 

To see the complete photo album, please click here.

Come Join Us!

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School Supplies

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Nothing says welcome back to school like brand new pencils, notebooks and more.This year, the students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are being welcomed back to school in a big way. Clyde Lodge #1 in Lagrange, Ga, recently made a generous donation of supplies to keep the Berta scholars soaring all year long. We appreciate their support!

Early Dismissal

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Welcome Back, Berta!

School Supplies Donated

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School will start the school year well-supplied thanks to a generous donation from Troup Baptist Association.  In addition to supplies to help the classroom teachers, the group donated kits filled with everything from paper to glue (and more!) for every student. A special thanks to Troup Baptist Association for everything they do to help the Berta Eagles soar.

Student Accident Insurance Plan 2019-2020

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