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12/11/19: TCSS Hosts Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, TCSS hosted a Town Hall Meeting at Gardner Newman Middle School. The purpose of the Town Hall was to address and share the school system budget with the community. The presentation from the Town Hall can be downloaded here:

 

Town Hall Presentation - 12.09.19

12/10/19: THS Student Wins Music Composition Competition Elevator Music

Jonathan Murphy, Troup High School senior, is passionate about music and composition. In fact, he plans to major in music education, and possibly composition, when he goes to college. He got a little taste of what success looks like when he was asked to participate in a music composition competition earlier this year. 

 

He won.

 

As part of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) composition competition, students from all across the state submit their musical masterpieces to be judged by professors and music educators. The pieces have to be ten minutes and written for up to eight voices or instruments. Jonathon’s winning piece “Elevator Music” was one of 14 pieces chosen. 

Student Growth Reports

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The Student Growth Reports are available to parents through the SLDS Parent Portal (accessed through Infinite Campus).  Parents can use the following steps to locate the report: 

1) Log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

2) Choose the SLDS portal (may have to click "More" for the option to appear)

3) Choose Performance

4) Under downloadable reports, The Student Growth Report Option will be available as well as the Individual Score Report and any other state assessment results, including GAA, GKIDS etc. 

If you would like a hard copy of the report, please contact the school directly.

 

 

12/06/19: TCSS Schools Named to Distinguished and Reward Schools Listing

Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released its list of 2019-2020 Distinguished and Reward Schools. Three Troup County School System (TCSS) elementary schools made the list:

 

  • Long Cane Elementary – Distinguished School
  • Franklin Forest Elementary – Reward School
  • Rosemont Elementary – Reward School

 

“It is an honor to see our schools recognized for making progress and great improvements on this year’s GMAS. It shows we are on our way,” said Dr. Brian Shumate, TCSS Superintendent.   

 

To receive a distinguished school designation means that a school is one of the highest-performing Title I schools. They are among the top five percent of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools in Georgia.

Mobile Dairy Classroom

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Third, fourth and fifth grade students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently had a special treat when the Mobile Dairy Classroom and Maggie the cow came to visit. Sponsored by Georgia Dairy Farm Families through the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk, the Mobile Dairy Classroom helps students become more aware of their agricultural and natural resources. Additionally, the program encourages students to become future innovators and good stewards, producing products that not only benefit themselves but their neighbors. The program is made possible by numerous state and federal agencies.

12/05/19: Former TCSS Grad Nominated for a Grammy jontavious

Congrats to Callaway High School alum Jontavious Willis. He graduated in 2014 and has gone on to earn a Grammy nomination for his album Spectacular Class in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. Way to go Jontavious! See Jontavious on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

12/01/19: National Parental Involvement Day Parent Leaders

Troup County School System honored several parent leaders on National Parental Involvement Day in November in honor of Family Engagement Month in Georgia. 

TCSS appreciates the powerful contributions parents and other family members provide at school and home to support our students’ success.

 
November Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their November 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.

To see the complete album, please click here.

Family Reading Night and Holiday Program

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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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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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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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Welcome Back, Berta!