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TCCHS students tour Savannah TCCHS French and art students

On Feb. 1, select Thomas County Central High School French and art students traveled to Savannah to explore culture and put their fine arts studies to the test. Those in Kelly Arno’s French club and advanced French classes, as well as art teacher Shelby Young’s upper-level students and AP art pupils, were invited to attend.

TCCHS holds NHD competition TCCHS NHD winners

It was a chance to showcase how positive outcomes can arise from adverse events as Thomas County Central High School held its annual National History Day competition Friday, Feb. 1.

Seventeen TCCHS musicians named to GEMA 2019 Region Honor Bands Thomas County Central High School has 17 youth musicians in the Georgia Music Educators Association 2019 Region Honor Bands

Seventeen Thomas County Central High School musicians are named to the Georgia Music Educators Association 2019 Region Honor Bands.

Wilhelm named TCCHS 2019 STAR Student TCCHS senior and STAR Student Ben Wilhelm with STAR Teacher Laura Kornegay.

Ben Wilhelm is the 2019 Thomas County Central High School STAR Student.

TCCHS FBLA retains grasp on region trophy TCCHS FBLA members celebrate their chapter earning its ninth consecutive Georgia FBLA Region 1 Sweepstakes trophy.

For the ninth consecutive year, Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter has earned the Georgia FBLA Region 1 Sweepstakes trophy.

Hand-In-Hand Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration PreK K Registration

Hand-In-Hand Primary School is holding Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 5, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. both days. Registration will take place on the Board of Education campus in the Professional Learning Center. For Pre-K, your child must be 4 or 5 years old ON or BEFORE September 1, 2019. All eligible students signed up for Pre-K on these days will be guaranteed a slot. Click on the link below for more information.

Hand-In-Hand Pre-K/K Registration

TCCHS shares the warmth Blanket and coat drive.

TCCHS has partnered with the Halcyon Home and Fountain of Life Homeless Shelter to collect new or gently used coats and blankets for those in need in Thomas County. Students may bring their donations to Mrs. Laura Parkerson in room A-11 and receive a voucher to be used in our school store. Donations may also be made at our first home soccer game on January 29. Donors will be rewarded with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. Let's show our Jacket spirit and share the warmth. Donations will be accepted through January 29.

TCCHS seeking community involvement in career prep event Thomasville police allow a TCCHS student to job shadow.

Thomas County Central High School Work-Based Learning program’s annual Job Shadow Day is almost here. Businesses/industries who want to help out by allowing students to observe their employees in action are needed.

TCCHS’ Webb, Moore earn seats on all-state band Thomas County Central High School seniors Caleb Moore and Eric Webb have earned seats in the esteemed Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band.

For the second consecutive year, Thomas County Central High School seniors Eric Webb and Caleb Moore have earned seats in the esteemed Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band.

TCCHS graduate reunites with class ring decades later Kirk Beckham and TCCHS Assistant Principal Karen Jones share a moment after Beckham is reunited with his 1961 class ring.

The holiday season is universally acknowledged as a magical time of year filled with unexpected gifts. Thomas County Central High School alumnus James Kirk Beckham is on the receiving end of such a present.

42 TCCHS students accepted to DHB Thomas County Central High School has 42 student musicians named to Georgia Music Educator Association District 2 Honor Band

Thomas County Central High School Bands program student musicians continue to impress Georgia Music Educator Association District 2 Honor Band judges.

TCCHS Debate students prepare for state competition tudents Ethan Nicoll, Jack Cantrell, Gaelle Gasque, Shadrick Hollis, Nathaniel Bellamy and Norman Desourdy after attending the Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School.

The Thomas County Central High School Debate team has been contending in various tournaments across the state for several months with the hope of advancing to state competitions. Several students on the team have succeeded in qualifying.

TCCHS selects GHP nominees

Thomas County Central High School has announced its Governor’s Honors Program nominees for the 2019 session.

Flu Vaccine Given in January flu shot

We are pleased to announce that the Thomas County Health Department will be coming to your child's school during the month of January to offer the flu vaccine. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for your child to receive the vaccine given during the school flu clinics. If you would like for your child to get vaccinated at the school flu clinic, please click on the link below for more information and to access the consent form: 

Flu Packet to return by January 15, 2018

Thomas County Schools named Google Reference District Google Reference District

The Thomas County School System has been named a Google Reference District. In order to become a reference district, Google must recognize the work being done by a district with G Suite for Education and send an application to the system.  

Thomas County Schools began using G Suite for Education in 2015. Since that time, the district has adopted Google Chromebooks at a rate of one device per student in grades 2-12.  Students in grades 9-12 are allowed to check out a Chromebook for use both at home and at school.

“Adding G Suite tools and Chromebooks in our district has allowed our teachers to do many things that they have never been able to do in the past,” said Erin Rehberg, Digital Learning and Media Services Coordinator for Thomas County Schools. “Technology truly has the power to transform learning by allowing students to easily collaborate, communicate, and create.  Being named a Google Reference District is confirmation that our teachers are using technology to help prepare Thomas County students for their futures.”

TCCHS holds annual science fair TCCHS Science Fair winners

Thomas County Central High School Science Fair took place Dec. 7 in the school’s media center. Out of almost 60 entries, six students earned first place honors, six students received second place designations and seven students garnered third place recognition.

Charity Board donates to TCCHS SWAYJ Melissa Creel presents check to Trista Jones and Leonard Guyton.

The City of Thomasville Charity Board made a generous donation to Thomas County Central High School’s annual Shop with a Yellow Jacket, or SWAYJ, event fund Tuesday, Dec. 4. Pictured are (left to right) City of Thomasville Charity Board member Melissa Creel, who presented the check, TCCHS Principal Trista Jones and Leonard Guyton, TCCHS assistant principal and SWAYJ coordinator.

TCCHS seeks vendors for Career Fair

Thomas County Central High School is seeking vendor participants for its upcoming Career Fair. Approximately 50 spots are available. Anyone interested in being part of the fair should contact Brandi Miranda by phone at (229) 225-5050 ext. 192 or email bmiranda@tcjackets.net.

TCCHS holds holiday food drive Thomas County Food Bank volunteers Wayne Adams and Maurice Chastain with TCCHS holiday canned food drive cosponsors Leigh Barwick, Kensey D’Souza and Laura Parkerson.

Thomas County Central High School held a holiday canned food drive Nov. 5-16. With the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and the holidays almost here, the local food bank is in need of nonperishable food items, drive cosponsor and TCCHS teacher Leigh Barwick explains. Donations were collected in first period classes. The drive’s goal was at least three canned food items per individual. The items will go to Thomas County Food Bank, located across the street from First United Methodist Church in downtown Thomasville. Food bank representatives brought a truck to TCCHS Friday, Nov. 16 to pick up the donations. Approximately 1,500 items were donated.

 

TCCHS celebrates America Recycles Day TCCHS students who signed the Yes pledge to recycle include (left to right) Will Baillargeon, Joshua Stephens, Michaela Gandy, Molly Grace White and Ethan Nicoll. Baillargeon, Stephens and Gandy are members of TCCHS Environmental Ambassadors.

Thomas County Central High School Environmental Ambassadors celebrated America Recycles Day Thursday, Nov. 15. Two activities were chosen to help encourage recycling: a student created poster contest and the selling of America Recycles Day T-shirts.

TCCHS students earn accolades at Deep South Fair Youth Art Show Junior Megan Schminky’s first place in colored pencil was for “Sugar Rush,” a piece she describes as “a combination of complementary, analogous, and an original color scheme of candy ….”

Even Hurricane Michael couldn’t keep the Exchange Club of Thomasville’s Deep South Fair Youth Art Show from anointing a new crop of winners.

TCCHS graduate Odom wins national FFA award The Odom family and TCCHS FFA Advisor Glen Gosier celebrate Brentley Odom’s win at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A Thomas County Central High School Class of 2018 graduate is already building upon the agricultural knowledge foundation he gained from his time as a Career Technical Agricultural Education student.

TC Masquers leave region stage with honors TC Masquers Stephen Sykes and Molly Grace White celebrate their inclusion in the Region 5A One Act All Star Cast.

The curtain fell on Thomas County Central High School’s TC Masquers region performance with several accolades waiting in the wings. The group placed third at Region 5A One Act Competition Oct. 22. TC Masquers performed “Digging up the Boys” by Laura Lundgren Smith. The story is about three men trapped in a collapsed mine and the women aboveground who love them and are trying to rescue them.

TCCHS donates for Hurricane Michael Relief Members of TCCHS Athletic Boosters pose with Hurricane Michael donations.

  Thomas County Central High School Athletic Boosters held a special drive to raise donations for Bainbridge families affected by Hurricane Michael. Bainbridge took a direct hit. The boosters expanded the drive to Thomas County Central High School students, faculty and staff. The school responded and brought in numerous items. These included deodorant, ramen noodles, bleach, space heaters, clothing and canned goods. The boxed items, along with a check from the boosters, were presented to Bainbridge High School personnel on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Yellow Jackets’ final game of the season was against the Bainbridge Bearcats Friday, Nov. 2.

TCCHS students take part in service learning opportunity after Hurricane Michael Jada Rhames, Taylor Schipansky, Mya Cooney, Lindsey Daniel, Nate Bellamy and Angela Kilgore take a break from clearing debris.

After Hurricane Michael made its way through Thomasville, yards were filled with debris. And not every resident affected could clean up without assistance. Enter Thomas County Central High School Service Learning Coordinator Lt. Col. Stann McLeod, who was contacted by system personnel and asked if he could round up some student volunteers to aid storm cleanup efforts. His answer was yes and he proceeded to contact potential volunteers for this service learning opportunity.

TCCHS goes pink Members of Archbold Women’s Center “Pink’d” TCCHS for its efforts in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thomas County Central High School took part in Barberitos’ Pink Chip Day, held in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

TCCHS unites in orange  TCCHS students proudly wear their Unity Day shirts.

Thomas County Central High School Cool 2 Be Kind Club sponsored a “Unity Day” Wednesday, Oct. 24 in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month. Club members sold orange “Unity Day” T-shirts that promoted the day’s mission in advance, and students and staff wore their shirts on the day. Anyone who did not purchase a shirt could still participate in the day by wearing orange. Students and teachers also purchased Cool 2 Be Kind glow in the dark bracelets. This “Unity Day” is one of many activities the club is sponsoring throughout the month, all with the goal to bring awareness to bullying and encourage prevention of it within schools. 

TCCHS earns most chairs on GMEA District 2 Jazz Band  The six TCCHS musicians who have played their way onto the 2018 GMEA District 2 Jazz Band.

Thomas County Central High School has scored the most student musician chairs of any participating school on the 2018 Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Jazz Band.

TCCHS possible textbook adoption review

The TCCHS CTAE department is in the process of reviewing a textbook for possible adoption for the 2018-2019 school year for the following course:  Veterinary Science. A sample of this text is on display in the TCCHS Media Center. Parents are invited to stop by during normal school hours (during the week of October 16-19) to review these materials and leave any desired feedback.

 

Please contact Robin Cartright, Curriculum Director, if you have any questions (rcartright@tcjackets.net or 229-584-9158).

TC Masquers to present One Act selection The dream sequence is a favorite among the show’s cast.

TC Masquers will debut their One Act production of “Digging Up the Boys” Tuesday, Oct. 23. The show is 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium, located at 200 N. Pinetree Blvd.

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Flu Shot

A drive-thru flu shot clinic scheduled for Monday, October 15 at Thomas County Central High School has been canceled until further notice.  

TCCHS WBL students tour Flowers Brandon Clark, Dylan Smith, Shekinah Dasher, Amare' Dismuke, Nathaniel Bellamy, Coleman Hollis and Ka'Marri Samuel outside of the Flowers Baking Co. of Thomasville, LLC gates

A selection of students from the Thomas County Central High School Work-Based Learning program recently had the opportunity to inhale both the sweet smell of success and the aroma of freshly baked goods. The group toured Flowers Baking Co. of Thomasville, LLC Thursday, Sept. 27.

TCCHS students attend Student Ambassadors kickoff

Students across the state are getting more and more involved in their community, including those at Thomas County Central High School.

TCCHS FFA students place in CDE competition Douglas Hopkins earned second place in Job Interview CDE and advances to the next stage of area competition this November.

Thomas County Central FFA members attended the Area 5 Career Development Event competition at Brooks County High School on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The chapter had several teams and individuals participate. One individual student advanced to the next leg of area competition and one team advanced to state competition, both to be held this November.

TCCHS FFA attends region leadership rally  TCCHS FFA chapter members who attended the rally.

A group of Thomas County Central High School FFA members celebrated the chapter’s new year by attending a special kickoff event.

TCCHS receives $10,000 grant for honey bee apiary TCCHS agriculture students celebrate with teacher and grant writer Nikki Smith.

 Thomas County Central High School is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.

TCCHS inducts new NHS members Students received a certificate at the NHS induction ceremony.

Thomas County Central High School has inducted new members into its chapter of the National Honor Society organization.

Social Media Safety Seminar Social Media Safety
On Tuesday, September 11, Thomas County Schools hosted a Social Media Safety parent workshop. The guest speaker presented topics for parents to be aware of the lasting impacts of social media messages as well as the features of various apps that parents are encouraged to monitor. If you were unable to attend, you may view the recording by clicking the following link https://youtu.be/9qyiQ0B5eAo . 
 
After you view the recording, please take a moment to give us feedback on future topics of interest by completing a three-question survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FY19-Cyber-Safety

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TCCHS selects Class of 2022 officers  TCCHS Student Council freshman class officers.

Thomas County Central High School recently held an election for freshman class officers. Those named to office include: president, Frederick Diggs; vice president, Emma Mitchell; secretary, Kariana Coloń; treasurer, Molly Grace White; inspirational leader, Natalie Black; and, parliamentarian, John Adam Singleton.

TCCHS musicians selected for showcase Moore, Schminky, and Ward

Three Thomas County Central High School musicians have been invited to audition for a prestigious international showcase. (left to right) Caleb Moore, Megan Schminky and Kaleb Ward each received a letter from Honors Performance Series congratulating them upon being automatically nominated to apply for the High School Honors Performance Series. Moore was selected for his inclusion in the 2018 Georgia All-State Symphonic Band; Schminky and Ward were nominated for their participation in the 2018 Georgia All-State Chorus. 

TCCHS hosts PROBE College Fair TCCHS English teacher Renae Moore and senior James Jones interact with a college representative to obtain more information about Albany State University.

Thomas County Central High School held its annual PROBE Fair Tuesday, Sept. 4. The event took place in the school’s cafeteria. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities were in attendance. Students from TCCHS and neighboring schools were invited to attend. Students and their families could peruse the various booths and ask questions about topics important to college acceptance, including applications and financial aid options. The fair is an important tool to aid students in determining which colleges and universities in the state and region might best suit their post-secondary plans. The TCCHS Guidance Department is in charge of the yearly event.  The hope is that students will leave the fair with a clearer understanding of what they need and the colleges to which they may wish to apply.

Siceloff visits TCCHS AVTF students TCCHS alumnus Brian Siceloff speaks to Audio Video Technology and Film pathway students about his career as a documentary filmmaker.

 Thomas County Central High School alumnus Brian Siceloff recently returned to his alma mater to talk with students in the Audio Video Technology and Film pathway.

TCCHS’ Reese tours WWI sites in France Brooklyn Reese, her family, teacher, and Georgia National Guard members share a photo opportunity during the WWI Centennial Commemoration ceremony.

Senior Brooklyn Reese, her parents, and her chosen history teacher were treated to a once in a lifetime guided tour to some of France’s World War I historic battlefields and locations. Reese won the trip as part of the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission special award she earned during National History Day Georgia competition in April.

TCCHS continues to post AP program growth, success Students look at the plaque where their names will be recorded as AP Scholars.

For the 2017-2018 school year, according to data compiled by AP program officials, 80 percent of TCCHS AP students who took AP exams earned a score of 3 or higher on each exam taken. This is an increase of one percent from last year; however, it is also 19 percent higher than both the state and global average of 61 percent.

Cyber-Safety Seminar Social Media flyer

Parents...Are you familiar with vault apps? Do you have questions about cyberbullying and dangerous social media trends? Thomas County Schools is sponsoring a FREE Cyber-Safety Seminar with nationally recognized speaker, Sgt. Jesse Hambrick of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.  Please make plans to attend on September 11 at 6:00 PM at the Thomas County Board of Education.

TCCHS senior chosen as Georgia YA lieutenant governor Langley Wooten

Senior Langley Wooten, 16, has been chosen to serve as this year’s Georgia Youth Assembly’s lieutenant governor. The position is an unexpected honor to Wooten: Jeremy Austin, state program director for Georgia Youth Assembly through Georgia YMCA, contacted her directly and asked she fill the spot.

TCCHS’ Sharpe attends GHP TCCHS senior Zach Sharpe attended GHP this past summer.

Senior Zachary Sharpe, 17, attended this year’s Governor’s Honors Program at Berry College. Sharpe was selected from thousands of students nominated throughout the state. His chosen field was social studies.

TCCHS grad earns national AP recognition Bret Hendricks, a 2018 Thomas County Central High School graduate, has been named a National AP Scholar. Math is his passion, and many of the AP courses he took at TCCHS involved some form of math, like AP Statistics.

Bret Hendricks, 17, a member of the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2018, has been named a National AP Scholar.

Open House Dates Announced open house

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Elementary School Supplies backpack

The Thomas County Elementary Schools supplies/wish list is now available. The Thomas County School System has not made any changes to the bookbag/backpack policy. For questions, please contact the Thomas County Board of Education at 229-225-4380.

Thomas County Elementary Schools Supplies/Wish List

Back to School Blitz

Save the date for the annual Back to School Blitz! This year's event will take place in the gym at Thomasville High School on Saturday, August 4, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Back to School Blitz

 

First ever Digital Learning All-Star Teacher named for Thomas County Schools DLAST teacher

In order to recognize the teachers who have gone above and beyond with implementing the effective use of technology in classroom instruction, this year the Thomas County School System named the first ever Digital Learning All-Star Teacher at each school and for the district.

“With the help of local E-SPLOST funds as well as several grants received over the past several years, the Thomas County School System has made a significant investment in technology for our students and teachers," said Erin Rehberg, Digital Learning Coordinator for Thomas County Schools. "This year we thought it would be very beneficial to reward those teachers who have used the technology provided to them to effectively transform the learning process in their classrooms. Not only do all of our Digital Learning All-Star Teachers effectively use technology with their students, they are also known for helping their peers with various technology tools.”  

Each school held a nomination process with the winner for each school completing an application in order to compete for the district title. This year, the district winner was awarded a laptop computer courtesy of ByteSpeed Computers and will be able to attend an educational technology conference in the fall.  

Thomas County School System Names Lacey Howard Teacher of the Year Lacey Howard

Thomas County School System officials have named Lacey Howard, fourth grade special education teacher at Cross Creek Elementary School, as the District Teacher of the Year.

“I was very surprised and felt very honored to be named Teacher of the Year,” Howard said. “There are always so many wonderful things happening in the Thomas County School System. To be given the opportunity to represent our amazing system is such a privilege.” 

TCCHS recognizes underclassmen’s achievements TCCHS  ?sophomore Ian Small receives the Woodmen of the World Proficiency in U.S. History award from Shannon Wynn.

Outstanding year-long effort by underclassmen in a variety of fields was recently recognized in a special ceremony.

TCCHS holds annual Honors Night ceremony Cara Eaton is given her honor graduate stole from Principal Trista Jones.

Graduating Thomas County Central High School seniors were recently treated to a special ceremony honoring their years of hard work and effort in numerous pursuits.

TCCHS CFA Leader Academy event funds Honor Flight trips  TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy members with the CFA Cow during the dodgeball event

Thomas County Central High School Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Dodgeball Tournament held in April raised approximately $3,600. The money was donated to the Honor Flight Tallahassee program. The tournament exceeded its goal to raise enough money to send three veterans on a life-changing trip. Enough was raised to fund six trips. This Saturday, May 19, several area veterans will take part in that day’s flight to Washington, D.C.

Twenty-seven TCCHS students sign to be future educators TCCHS Future Educator Signing Day participants pose with their certificates of intent.

Future Educator Signing Day was held Tuesday, May 8. Twenty-seven Thomas County Central High School students signed on the line to commit to a career in education.

Graduation parking and ceremony information

To accommodate large graduation crowds, visitors are normally allowed to park on the unpaved fields behind the school. Due to large amounts of rainfall that we’ve experienced, it is likely that vehicles that park on unpaved areas may bog down. THerefore, we are advising the use of paved parking areas only.

We also urge those attending graduation to carpool if possible. Graduating seniors are encouraged to park in the student parking lot close to the gym.

We will make parking available at the Thomas County bus garage and at Thomas County Middle School and Hand-In-Hand Primary School. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to and from those parking areas to the gym beginning at 7:30 a.m. Return shuttle service will be provided.

In the event of rain, graduates may be dropped off under the canopy at the front of the school near the media center. Visitors who are driving will be able to drop off passengers under the bus canopy at the main entrance before parking.

Also, please remember that, in accordance with Georgia Legal Code Title 16/Chapter 11/Article 2/16-11-34, regarding the disruption of a lawful meeting, gathering, or procession, Thomas County Central High School will not tolerate anyone knowingly committing any act that disrupts our state-funded graduation ceremony. Failure to comply with this law by anyone in attendance will result in immediate removal from the premises by law enforcement officials, containment, and misdemeanor charges.

Graduation will be streamed online at mycns.tv and on local CNS Channel 6. A closed circuit broadcast of graduation will also be available in rooms on campus on a first come, first served basis.

TCCHS foreign exchange student "Thomasville will always be in my heart" TCCHS exchange student Alina Akimbekova wears her special letterman jacket.

For high school seniors, graduation season comes with plenty of life changes attached. But for me, Thomas County Central High School exchange student, this change includes a 6,000-mile trip. I am leaving one home, family and friends to return to another home, family and friends.

Student Accounts Disabled in the Summer

Student Google accounts will be disabled from June 15 - August 3, 2018. If a student needs account access during this time, he or she should complete the form below.   Please allow 24 hours for access to be granted. Student accounts will continue to be monitored for inappropriate usage during the summer months.  Questions should be directed to Erin Rehberg at erehberg@tcjackets.net.

Student Account Request Form

TCCHS holds student council elections

Thomas County Central High School recently held elections for its 2018-2019 student council officers. Elections were for the rising sophomore, junior and senior classes.

TCCHS holds "Blue Jeans Go Green" drive  TCCHS Environmental Ambassadors (left to right) C’lee Kornegay, James Gay, Alysa Yates and Hailey Ferrel sort donations for their “Blue Jeans Go Green” drive.

Going green recently took on a new hue at Thomas County Central High School. For three weeks, the TCCHS Environmental Ambassadors held a special “Blue Jeans Go Green” drive named after the organization that takes old jeans and upcycles them into insulation.

Summer Reading Challenge Yellow Jacket Holding a Book

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer. The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2017-2018 school year.

Guidelines for all schools

Click here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!

Free eBooks are provided for all students this summer -- Click here for more information

Other free learning resources for the summer

TCCHS' Odom, Dalton earn recognition at state convention TCCHS National FFA Organization chapter member Brentley Odom and adviser Nikki Smith celebrate his placements during CDE competition at the 90th annual Georgia FFA Convention.

Senior Brentley Odom placed in two Career Development Event competition categories and ​agriculture teacher/FFA adviser Donald Dalton received special recognition, an honorary Georgia FFA degree. The convention was held April 26-28 in Macon.

TCCHS students earn special awards at Georgia NHD TCCHS students Brooklyn Reese and Ann Guo won special recognitions during National History Day Georgia competition.

Two Thomas County High School students attained special recognitions during this month’s National History Day Georgia competition. One earned a monetary prize while the other won a trip to bring her project’s era to vibrant life.

TCCHS’ Clay qualifies for national SkillsUSA competition TCCHS student Stanley Clay (right) and instructor Michael Clapper after Clay’s first place win in Motorcycle Service Technology during the recent Georgia SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference.

Senior Stan​ley Clay has qualified for the National Leadership and Skills Competition this summer. Clay, 19, placed first in Motorcycle Service Technology during the recent Georgia SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference.

TCCHS earns AP Honor School designations

TCCHS has earned designations in three categories of 2018 Advanced Placement Honor Schools: AP Humanities School, AP Stem Achievement School, and AP STEM School. The list comes from the office of Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods. Results are based on 2017 AP courses and exams.

TCCHS trio recognized as Georgia Scholars TCCHS seniors (left to right) Hailey Ferrel, Sierra Stephens and C’lee Kornegay have been recognized as Georgia Scholars.

Three Thomas County Central High School seniors have been named Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education.

TCCHS bands program brings home Festival Disney magic TCCHS seniors Sierra Stephens and Doren Barrientes celebrate their school’s bands program trophies from Festival Disney.

Thomas County Central High School Bands program brought its own brand of musical magic to one of the most enchanted places on Earth.

TCCHS students win laptop computers TCCHS students (left to right) Tavares Jimerson, Sedrick Lamons, JingLei Horchler and Sheldon Ellis have won laptops in the Georgia High School High Tech competition.

Sheldon Ellis, Tavares Jimerson, JingLei Horchler and Sedrick Lamons have won laptops in the Georgia High School High Tech competition.

2018 Parent Survey parent survey

The Thomas County School System is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Thank you for your time and valuable feedback!

2018 Parent Survey

End of Course testing information

Milestones End of Course testing is quickly approaching. Thomas County Central High School will begin testing on Monday, April 30th, and we would like you to be aware of some important dates.

The testing schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 30               Geometry & Algebra Part I (Paper/Pencil)

Tuesday, May 1                  Geometry & Algebra Part II (Paper/Pencil)

Tuesday, May 8                  9th English Literature and American Lit Part I (Chromebook)

Wednesday, May 9            9th English Literature and American Lit Parts II & III (Chromebook)

Tuesday, May 15                Biology, Physical Science, (Paper/Pencil), Economics (Chromebook)

Thursday, May 17              US History (Chromebook)

Make up testing is scheduled the day after each regularly scheduled test.

OPEN "READ MORE" FOR PRACTICE TEST INFORMATION.

Garrison-Pilcher to reopen Friday

Early Thursday morning, the Thomas County School System’s Maintenance Department was notified that employees and students at Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School were complaining about the odor of diesel fuel in some parts of the building.  A few students and teachers complained of headaches that they believed to be associated with the odor.  The maintenance department investigated the odor and found diesel fuel in a ditch near the school.

TCCHS names its 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian, honor graduates TCCHS seniors C’lee Kornegay and Huntley Rodgers are the class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

Years spent pursuing the highest academic achievement has paid off for a group of Thomas County Central High School seniors. The school has announced its class of 2018 salutatorian and valedictorian as well as honor graduates. Celia “C’lee” Kornegay has won the top spot in her graduating class with Huntley Rodgers earning the second highest spot and the salutatorian mantle.

TCCHS FBLA members place at state, advance to national competition TCCHS FBLA chapter members (left to right) Drew Lloyd, Haley Newman, Sydney Sanders and Huntley Rodgers have qualified for national competition this summer.

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter members have proven their skills in state competition. Some will be taking those skills to the national stage this summer.

TCCHS Quiz Bowl team earns third in state competition Thomas County Central High School Quiz Bowl team members with their third place trophy from state competition: (left to right) Kaleb Ward, Bret Hendricks, Jason Weeks, Tommy Piland and Kyle Clark.

"We accomplished being first in the region and third in the state,” sponsor Amy Ponder says. “This is a first for Thomas County quiz bowl. Our team has been practicing twice a week every week this year, expanding their knowledge and building areas of strength.”

TCCHS Envirothon team places at state TCCHS Envirothon team members.

The Thomas County Central High School Envirothon team finished fifth at the Georgia Envirothon competition. The event was held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28, at Camp Rutledge in Hard Labor Creek State Park. Team members are (left to right) James Gay, C’lee Kornegay, Alysa Yates, Hailey Ferrel and Bret Hendricks. Students placed second in rangeland management and fifth in both aquatics and forestry.

TCCHS FGE places in all categories at state competition TCCHS Future Georgia Educators members competed in the Georgia FGE Competition.

Thomas County Central High School Future Georgia Educators organization ended its season with a proud showing at state competition. Select members, based on their performance at region, participated in the Georgia FGE Competition, held March 14 at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. Three teams and one individual placed in the event.

TCCHS youth scientists earn state recognition TCCHS students attended the 70th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held March 22-24 at the University of Georgia

A group of TCCHS students competed in the 70th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held March 22-24 at the University of Georgia. Two individual students and one duo earned special awards or commendations.

Spring Break spring break

Spring Break is Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 6. Students will return on Monday, April 9. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday and a very Happy Easter!

TCCHS students promote impact through action with tournament fundraiser Local World War II veteran Logan Lewis visits the Korean War Veterans Memorial Mural Wall in Washington, D.C. during his Honor Flight Tallahassee trip.

WHAT:  Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Military & First Responder Dodgeball Tournament

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14

WHERE: Thomas County Central High School gymnasium

ADMISSION: $5 for adults; $3 for students; free for children age three and under

INFO: Lt. Col. Stann McLeod at smcleod@tcjackets.net or (229) 225-5050 ext. 114.

TCCHS Envirothon team advances to state competition TCCHS Envirothon team members (left to right) Alysa Yates, James Gay, Hailey Ferrel, Bret Hendricks and C’lee Kornegay have qualified for state competition later this month.

Thomas County Central High School Envirothon team has qualified for state competition. The team placed second in forestry and fourth overall at the South Regional competition held at High Falls State Park in Jackson on March 8. Team members are Hailey Ferrel, James Gay, Bret Hendricks, C'lee Kornegay and Alysa Yates.

Kornegay wins TCCHS Teacher of the Year a second time AP Physics student Hailey Ferrel and instructor Laura Kornegay use a tuning fork and a resonance tube to determine the speed of sound.

Laura Kornegay has been named the 2018 Thomas County Central High School Teacher of the Year. This is her second such award: she also earned the title in 2004. The recognition was a surprise, Kornegay says.

TC Masquers present spring musical TCCHS Masquers practice a dance routine.

WHAT: Thomas County Masquers present “She Loves Me”

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. March 22-24

WHERE: Thomas County Board of Education auditorium, 200 N. Pinetree Blvd.

TICKETS: $6 for Thomas County Schools’ students (who must present a current student ID for the discount) and system employees; $12 for all other general admission

 

Two TCCHS students headed to state LITERARY competition TCCHS seniors Riley Jones and Matthew Edmonds have qualified for state literary competition.

Thomas County Central High School Literary team took part in region 5A competition March 2 in Columbus. The team finished in third place, just five points behind the second placing team. Several students placed in their individual event. Two students placed first and advanced to state competition: Riley Jones in essay, personal topic and Matthew Edmonds in boys solo.

TCCHS HOSA project aiding homeless population The Random Acts of Kindness board in front of B hall.

Random Acts of Kindness Day was Feb 17. For their HOSA project, four Thomas County Central High School students -- Tosha Tinney, Shivani Patel, Megan Butler and Emily Curry -- decided to incorporate the goals of the day into a project with a message that will persist for the remainder of the school year.

TCCHS students exhibit at Thomasville Center for the Arts Youth Arts Show Senior Kate Weaver earned an overall first place award for her artwork, “Death.”

Thomas County Central High School art students participated in the Thomasville Center for the Arts Youth Arts Show Competition & Exhibition.

TCCHS alumna speaks to students about her U.N. work Kelley Eckels Currie speaks to students.

Kelley Eckels Currie, United States representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council, visited Thomas County Central High School Tuesday, Feb. 20. Currie, a 1987 graduate of Central High School (and her class’ STAR student), returned to her alma matter to share her experience and insight with current students.

TCCHS Mock Trial team wraps season TCCHS Mock Trial team members.

Thomas County Central High School Mock Trial team has completed its third competition season.

TCCHS Robotics wraps season Green Cyberstingers Robotics team members

Thomas County Central High School Robotics program teams have completed their competition season.

TCCHS baseball field named one of the best by Georgia Dugout Club Thomas County Central High School Baseball program coaches (left to right) Travis Barrett, Devyn Newberry, Trey Harrell, Ryan Strickland, Houston Massey, and Chris Buckhalter celebrate their field's recognition by the Georgia Dugout Club.

Thomas County Central High School’s baseball field has earned a home run endorsement. The field has been selected as one of the state’s best by the Georgia Dugout Club.

TCCHS students earn medals, ribbons in region Science Olympiad event Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad members who medaled in region competition

Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad students recently competed in the Middle Georgia State University Region Science Olympiad tournament. Several pupils earned ribbons and two groups placed in their events.

TCCHS students place at Andrew College competition

A group of Thomas County Central High School students put their academic acumen to the test in a recent competition. These students took part in the annual Andrew College Academic Competition Wednesday, Feb. 7.

TCCHS holds NHD competition  Thomas County Central High School region National History Day winners celebrate their accomplishments.

Thomas County Central High School held its National History Day competition Tuesday, Feb. 6. Winners were selected in a variety of categories and special awards were presented to specific projects.

TCCHS is prepping for prom

Thomas County Central High School’s 2018 prom is Saturday, March 17. The “Roaring 20s” themed event will be held at the Old Central High School Gym from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

TCCHS has presence at AP Legislative Day TCCHS students (left to right) Joshua Stephens, C’lee Kornegay, Bret Hendricks and Hailey Ferrel await commencement of the day’s events.

A small contingent from Thomas County Central High School took part in the second annual Advanced Placement Legislative Day held Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Georgia State Capitol. Delegates were students Celia “C’lee” Kornegay, Hailey Ferrel, Bret Hendricks and Joshua Stephens along with AP teacher Amy Ponder and assistant principal James Rehberg, who coordinates the TCCHS AP program.

TCCHS's Stephens, Holwell earn STAR recognition TCCHS STAR student Sierra Stephens and her chosen STAR teacher Judy Holwell share a love for biology and observing the intricacies of life.

Sierra Stephens, 17, has been named the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2018 STAR student.

TCCHS to present fine arts students’ artistic talents TCCHS ceramics students Malik Staples and Kimberly Cain work during class.

On Thursday, Feb 1 the TCCHS Fine Arts Department is hosting an event known as Fine Arts Night. Programs involved are art, band, chorus, drama and dance. The purpose of this event is to highlight the school’s fine arts classes and to showcase students’ skills.

Free Flu Vaccine Offering for Students and Staff; Vaccine Consent Form due Friday, January 26

Due to the drastic increase in flu cases throughout the nation and state, the Thomas County Health Department has agreed to return to our system to provide flu vaccines to our students. The Health Department will have flu vaccine clinic sites at TCMS and GP on Jan. 31. The school system will transport the participating students to the flu clinic sites on Jan. 31 to obtain their flu shot.

Participating students from HnH, TCMS, TCCHS, and BH will obtain their vaccinations between 7:30–10:00 AM at TCMS on Jan. 31. GP and CC participating students will receive their flu shots at GP between 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Jan. 31.

If you would like to sign your child up to receive a flu vaccine on Jan. 31, you will need to complete the Parental Vaccine Consent Form linked below and return the form to your child’s school by Friday, Jan. 26. If the vaccine consent form is not signed and returned by Friday, Jan. 26, your child will not be able to participate in the flu vaccine clinic on Jan. 31.

Flu Vaccine Consent Form - Students

Flu Vaccine Sign-up Form - Staff 

Flu Vaccine Administration RecordFlu Vaccine Info, Privacy Notice 

 

 

Three TCCHS students named to GMEA All-State Band Meredith Hurst, Caleb Moore and Eric Webb earned seats on the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band

Thomas County Central High School band students Meredith Hurst, Caleb Moore and Eric Webb earned seats on the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band.

Winter Weather winter weather

Thomas County School System officials have been closely monitoring the weather forecast for tomorrow and have been in communications with Thomas County Emergency Managment Services. Unless there is a change in the forecast, Thomas County Schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. If there is a change in conditions, announcements will be made on our website, social media pages, and by way of our phone messaging system and local media outlets. 

Ashley Henderson Named New TCCHS Head Coach Ashley Henderson

The Thomas County Board of Education has approved the hiring of Ashley Henderson as Thomas County Central High School’s head football coach. Henderson will officially begin work on Thursday, February 1.

Henderson comes to the Thomas County School System from Valwood School in Hahira, Georgia, where he served as head coach for six years. While a coach at Valwood, he led the team to state championships three times, and celebrated being region champs five times.

2018-2019 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration

RegistrationHand-In-Hand Primary School

2018-2019 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration

Students currently enrolled in Pre-K at Hand-In-Hand DO NOT need to register for Kindergarten.

Monday, February 5 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Registration Place: Thomas County Board of Education, PLC 200 N. Pinetree Blvd.

(Park in the big parking lot across the street from Wendy’s.)

Click Here for Registration Requirements

TCCHS program pours beverages to gain life skills TCCHS student Dustin Johnson makes a delivery to teacher Amy Ponder.

A group of Thomas County Central High School students are preparing for the future one cup at a time.

School-Based Health Center: Serving All Students and Staff SBHC

Thomas County Schools is pleased to announce the opening of a School-Based Health Center on Friday, January 12, 2018. The School-Based Health Center is located on the campus of Thomas County Middle School. The health center will be open to all Thomas County School System students, regardless of which school they attend. The school system will provide transportation from other Thomas County Schools to the health clinic for students who need to be seen there.

Please click on the link below to access the consent form and the health information packet for your child. The completed forms may be returned to your child's school or to the School-Based Health Center. There will be prize drawings held to encourage the return of the consent forms and health packets. The prizes include free pizza coupons, movie passes, Wild Adventure passes, and many more. 

Link: School-Based Health Center Registration Packets for Students and Staff

School-based health center flyer

TCCHS ECE kids interact with HNH students  Hand-In-Hand Primary School kindergartner Emily Sparks listens to TCCHS ECE student Areana Cason read a story.

Thomas County Central High School students in Cindy Carnes’ Early Childhood Education classes visited Hand-In-Hand Primary School Thursday, Dec. 7. They read books, handed out special snacks, and spent quality time with the wee yellow jackets.

TCCHS earns 47 GEMA District 2 Honor Band seats Thomas County Central High School has 47 youth musicians who earned seats on the GEMA District 2 Honor Band. Pictured are most of these honorees.

Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Honor Band auditions have been held and numerous youth musicians from Thomas County Central High School made the cut.

TCCHS holds science fair Pictured are some of the first and second place winners who advanced to region competition.

Thomas County Central High School held its annual science fair Dec. 8. There were 10 winners each for first, second and third places.

TCCHS reinstates AP Art History course  TCCHS AP Art History teacher Brett James and student Riley Jones discuss a slide.

Thomas County Central High School’s Advanced Placement program has experienced a Renaissance in its content with the return of AP Art History to its offered courses.

TCCHS announces GHP nominees TCCHS GHP nominees.

Thomas County Central High School has taken the first step toward a select group of its students being included in a prominent summer education program. The school held a special reception to recognize its 2018 Governor’s Honors Program nominees Monday, Dec. 11.

TCCHS Chorale presents "Noel" Bella Voce members (left to right) Jalyssa Gibson, Katelynn Madden, Sarah Kefalas and Karlyn Rose perform “City of Stars.”

Thomas County Central High School’s chorus department, Thomas County Chorale, hosted its winter concert titled “Noel” Thursday, Dec. 7. Five choirs totaling more than 100 singers – including several soloists – performed in their formal attire. The concert was held at the Thomas County Board of Education auditorium. The concert opened with a rousing piece called “Joy: Medley of Carols” and ended with a somber reminder of peace and unity, “Ukuthula.” Community members in attendance enjoyed the sing-along portions led by student director, Matthew Edmonds. Several members of the community group Thomasville Singers joined the school’s StINGERS group for "And He Shall Purify" from Handel's “Messiah.” Program director Nicole Davis calls the performance “a joyous opening of the holiday season.”

It's Computer Science Education Week! Computer Science Education Logo

December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week in America.  According to csedweek.org, there are currently 486,686 open computing jobs nationwide.  Last year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.  Students in the Thomas County School System are participating in a variety of coding and computer science activities this week in order to foster an interest in computer science and expand upon computational thinking practices. In addition to the activities this week, students in our system have the opportunity to be a part of a comprehensive computer science education program that spans from grades K-12.  Check out this video from Mrs. Michele Dechman's coding class at Cross Creek Elementary School!

 

 

Community Listening Session on Head Football Coach Search TC Logo

A community listening session will be held Monday evening, December 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas County Central High School cafeteria.

Community Listening Session on Head Football Coach Search - Monday, December 11 at 6 PM in the TCCHS Cafeteria

Support Shop with a Yellow Jacket by Purchasing a Yellow Jacket Christmas CD

Yellow Jacket Christmas CD - $10.00

Students and faculty members in Thomas County Schools sing and play their favorite Christmas songs on "A Yellow Jacket Christmas 4," on sale in the TCCHS front office and school store and at most Thomas County Schools for only $10. 

All proceeds are donated to fund Shop With A Yellow Jacket teams! 

All selections are recorded & produced in Yellow Jacket Studios within the TCCHS Broadcasting/Video/Audio Production department!

Click on the picture above to hear previews of the songs.

TCCHS Robotics teams off to positive season start TCCHS Robotics Green team won first place at the FIRST Tech Challenge South Georgia Area League Meet in Camilla Thursday.

Thomas County Central High School Robotics teams finished their second tournament of the year with big wins and valuable experience gained.

TCCHS builds “Thankful Turkey”  ? The TCCHS “Thankful Turkey” receives new feathers daily. At last count, he has more than 200.

Thomas County Central High School students and staff are dedicating feathers to a “naked” turkey. These helpings of gracious gratitude are building a special creation called the “Thankful Turkey,” just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

TCCHS Student Council members attend leadership summit TCCHS Student Council members (diagonal left to right) Tommy Piland, JHarre Bush, Edjenee Corbin, Michael Cress, Christin Connelly, Auburne Mobley,  Sierra Hadley and Caleb Moore on the Georgia House of Representatives floor.

A group of Thomas County Central High School Student Council members attended the Georgia Association of Student Councils Leadership Summit 2017 in Atlanta Nov. 6. TCCHS participants were JHarre Bush, Tommy Piland, Caleb Moore, Michael Cress, Christin Connelly, Edjenee Corbin, Auburne Mobley and Sierra Hadley.

TCCHS students volunteer at local service center event TCCHS senior Matthew Edmonds helps set up for the festival.

Thomas County Central High School Chorus students volunteered at the recent Thomas Grady Service Center Fall Festival. The group was invited to assist with the event by leading games and activities for the center’s consumers – community members with special needs.

Thomas County students awarded international travel scholarships TCCHS “Splendors of the Mediterranean” scholarship recipients include: (left to right) Za’Miriya Sneed, Shadrick Hollis and Katelyn Watson.  Not pictured are Abigail Beamon and Britney White.

Several students from Thomas County Central High School and Thomas County Middle School have been awarded scholarships to attend the summer 2019 “Splendors of the Mediterranean” trip to Italy and Greece.

TCCHS leaders tour Chick-fil-A headquarters TCCHS student leaders (left to right) Jonathan Mills, Carlie Dismuke, Robert Scott, Kennedy Ward, Cameron Hadley and Zach Goff stop in the atrium of Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters.

Thomas County Central High School students took a trip to the corporate headquarters of Chick-fil-A. Lead by Service Learning Coordinator of Thomas County Schools Stanley McLeod, the members of the TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy chapter went to discover the rich history of the famous restaurant chain and learn a few of its secrets to success.

Red Nose Run Red Nose Run

The Red Nose Run is being held on Saturday, December 16, at Thomas University. The half marathon and 5K run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the fun run (12 & under) will begin at 9:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by Thomasville Junior Service League and Thomasville National Bank. Proceeds from the event will benefit Thomas County's children's charities. Register before December 1 to ensure t-shirt availability! Click on the link below for the registration form:

JSL/TNB Red Nose Run Registration Form

TCCHS FGE sweeps region competition  TCCHS FGE earned first place overall in the Future Georgia Educators Region Conference.

Thomas County Central High School Future Georgia Educators organization took home first place overall in the Future Georgia Educators Region Conference, held Oct. 26 at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville. Three student groups and three individuals placed first in their respective categories. Another student group placed second in its category.

TCCHS students attend film premiere TCCHS Broadcasting students (left to right) Jennifer Wilson, Alyssa Yates, Hailee Wilder and Cali Wharton outside Gateway Cinemas.

A hometown is the best place to start any journey.

This is one of the messages director Michael Carney shared with his audience during the local premiere of his film, “Same Kind of Different as Me.” Thomas County Central High School Broadcasting Department students were invited to attend the red carpet event, which was part of the Covey Film Festival, held Oct. 26 at Gateway Cinemas.

TCCHS students named to All-Star Cast TCCHS students Stephen Sykes and Emily Brooks have been named to the Region 1 AAAAA All Star Cast for their performances in the GHSA Region 1 AAAAA One Act Competition.

Thomas County Central High School students Stephen Sykes and Emily Brooks were named to the Region 1 AAAAA All Star Cast for their performances in the Georgia High School Association Region 1 AAAAA One Act Competition. The event was held Thursday, Oct. 26 at Harris County High School in Hamilton.

TCCHS artists place in Deep South Fair competition  TCCHS junior Sheila Escareno said her winning fox creation, “Fall Fox,” is “the best project” she’s ever done.

More than 20 Thomas County Central High School art students earned awards during the 2017 Deep South Fair Youth Art Show held earlier this month. There were two divisions and various categories within each one that TCCHS students could enter: 9th/10th and 11th/12th divisions and categories such as ink, paper sculpture, printmaking and watercolor.

What Achievement Looks Like

 

 

Pitrelli conducts outreach clinic at TCCHS  Al Pitrelli shares a laugh with his audience.

Al Pitrelli, the music director and lead guitarist of the world famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra, stopped by Thomas County Central High School Saturday, Oct. 21 to conduct a special music clinic. This is the music industry veteran’s second trip to TCCHS. His first visit was in 2011, and Pitrelli enjoyed the experience so much that he embraced the idea of a repeat engagement.

TCCHS embraces College Awareness Day event Senior Jalen Collier and teacher Amy Ponder pose in their college attire during TCCHS College Awareness Day.

Thomas County Central High School teachers and staff donned the colors or attire of their college alma mater in honor of the school’s first College Awareness Day (CAD).

TCCHS seniors Lloyd, Rodgers named Wendy’s High School Heisman school winners Thomas County Central High School seniors Huntley Rodgers and Drew Lloyd have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman school winners.

Thomas County Central High School seniors Drew Lloyd and Huntley Rodgers have scored special certificates for their achievements both on and off the athletics fields. Lloyd and Rodgers have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman school winners.

TCCHS receives Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for consecutive years Kyle Henderson of Grady EMC presents the sportsmanship award to principal Trista Jones.

Thomas County Central High School was awarded the 2016-17 Sportsmanship award during the Jackets region football game against Warner Robins.  This award program honors schools that exhibit exemplary sportsmanship during competitive events and is sponsored by Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations.  

TCCHS student artists place in One Book contest Katie Weaver won first place in her category with this entry

Thomas County Central High School students had the opportunity to participate in the One Book Thomas County Arts Exhibit and Contest.  Winners were announced during a reception at Thomas County Public Library on Monday, Oct. 2. TCCHS had six students place.

Eight TCCHS musicians earn district band slots TCCHS students selected for the Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Jazz Band

Auditions for Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Jazz Band were held Monday, Oct. 2 at Thomas County Central High School. This was the school’s first time hosting the auditions, according to TCCHS Bands Assistant Director Paul Johns, and eight of its young musicians made the band.

Pope takes on new role at Thomas County Schools As part of Thomas County School System's succession planning, Mrs. Brecca Pope (far right) is assuming the duties of Dr. Lisa Williams who will become superintendent of Thomas County Schools effective June 1.

The Thomas County Board of Education has approved the appointment of Brecca Pope to the position of Director of Administrative Services at the Board of Education. Pope comes to the board office from Cross Creek Elementary School where she served as assistant principal for the past six years.

"I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve the students and staff of Thomas County Schools in this capacity,” Pope said.  “As an educator, I recognize the benefits of lifelong learning and look forward to my new role as Director of Administrative Services.”

In her new role, Pope will assume many of the duties currently assigned to Dr. Lisa Williams as Dr. Williams prepares to transition into her new role as superintendent designee.

TCCHS students participate in inaugural honor choir TCCHS who participated in the Tri-County Honor Choir

The inaugural Tri-County Honor Choir convened September 29-30, for two days of rehearsal followed by an afternoon performance. The participating counties from District 2 were Decatur, Grady and Thomas. Participating schools were Cairo High School, Bainbridge High School, Grace Christian Academy in Bainbridge, and Thomas County Central High School.

TCCHS kicks off service leadership program TCCHS student participants prepare and package meals during the academy's "Kickoff Experience."

Thomas County Central High School’s branch of the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy began its new year on Thursday, Sept. 21. An on campus “Kickoff Experience” was held with student participants and sponsors.

TCCHS students donate to Harvey relief TCCHS sophomore Kaleb Ward stands in front of a pile of collected relief supplies.

Thomas County schools recently came together in order to do something greater than them.

Mayhall retires from Hand-In-Hand Primary after 29 years Jeanna Mayhall and Dr. Dusty Kornegay

From now on when the school bell rings, Jeanna Mayhall won’t know what to do with herself. For the first time in almost 30 years, the retiring Hand-In-Hand Principal won’t be returning to the school campus at the break of dawn every week day. For Mayhall, who has been in the school environment her whole life, says “it will be hard to transition to the ‘normal’ world because my internal rhythm follows the rhythm of the school calendar.”

The beloved veteran educator who just completed her 29th year in education was sent off by an adoring group of family, friends and coworkers during a recent reception held in her honor. Mayhall received many gifts and was honored by coworkers who made signs and a slideshow, performed a humorous skit and entertained her with a song written just for her.

Celebrating TCCHS Homecoming 2017 Miss Yellow Jacket Ilyria Johns, 2017 TCCHS Homecoming Queen Savannah Barrett and Miss Spirit Georgia Smith after the crowning.

TCCHS Homecoming Week 2017 was held Sept. 18-22. The week is five days themed around a specific selection of topics that culminates with the homecoming football game and dance and the crowning of that year’s homecoming queen. However, the event is about more than style.

TCCHS raises $600 in CURE fundraiser TCCHS students (left to right) Arianna Floyd, Zipporah Khayyam and Desiree Hough make sure each others’ caps look fabulous.

Thomas County Central High School participated in “Caps for CURE” Friday, Sept. 22. For a $1 donation (anyone could give more), students and faculty were allowed to wear caps inside the school throughout the day.

TCCHS FFA Members Attend South Region Leadership Rally FFA members Danielle Fletcher and Peyton Greene count the rings of a tree to determine its age during the South Region Leadership Rally.

Thomas County Central High School FFA members, Danielle Fletcher and Peyton Greene, recently attended the 3rd Annual South Region Leadership Rally held at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture formally known as the Agrirama in Tifton, GA. The South Region FFA Leadership Rally is designed to spark the interest of FFA members in the South Region and motivate member involvement in their local FFA Chapter for the coming school year.

TCCHS NHS inducts new members  TCCHS Principal Trista Jones gives NHS inductee Emily Greek her membership certificate.

More than 50 students were invited to join the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society organization. The induction ceremony for those students who accepted the invite was held Monday, Sept. 18 in the TCCHS gym. The ceremony was postponed a week due to Hurricane Irma.

Movie Offered at No Charge! free movie

The Covey Film Festival is offering an opportunity to view the movie, "Hidden Figures," at no charge on Monday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. The movie will be shown in the Thomas County School System's Auditorium at 200 North Pinetree Boulevard. Click on the link below to see the flyer for details!

Covey Film Festival Hidden Figures

TCCHS’ Moore earns second year on state advisory council Caleb Moore

One Thomas County Central High School student is continuing his quest to become an educator and to help positively impact the state education system. Junior Caleb Moore will spend his second consecutive year on State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ Student Advisory Council.

According to the Georgia Department of Education website, the council is comprised of students in grades 7-12 “who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.” According to the Sept. 13 GaDOE press release, more than 1,500 students applied to serve this year.

TCCHS student places in national competition TCCHS student Jonathan Mills with his ninth place award he received at the SkillsUSA of Georgia banquet.?

Jonathan Mills, now a senior, earned ninth place out of the entire country in his division, Marine Service Technology. National competition was held this summer in Louisville, Ky.

TCCHS celebrates Advanced Placement success Members of last year’s TCCHS AP program celebrate their academic successes with a special AP Luncheon.

Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement students who successfully completed AP courses the previous school year were invited to a special luncheon Thursday, Aug. 31. Students were treated to lunch at Ruby Tuesday by Principal Trista Jones as a reward for their academic successes in last year’s courses.

TCCHS looks to the skies Student reporter John Maichele writes down his observations during the solar eclipse.

Of all the unique sights I could witness, I didn’t expect to see one on a school day. On Monday, Aug. 21, both students and teachers of Thomas County Central High School observed a partial solar eclipse. Despite not being in the path of totality, it was still a sight to behold.

TCCHS’ Ward appreciates WYT trip Kennedy Ward

Thomas County Central High School senior Kennedy Ward spent a week of her summer vacation on the Washington Youth Tour as the representative sponsored by area electric provider Grady EMC.

TCCHS Class of 2019 Ring Ceremony Juniors display their class rings.

Tuesday, Aug. 22 marked one of the many rewarding milestones that the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2019 will reach.

Schools Open Wednesday hurricane pic

Thomas County Schools will welcome staff and students back for a normal day tomorrow, September 13. We do not expect any significant changes to bus routes, and all of our schools will be open for the regular schedule.

Hurricane Irma Notice hurricane pic

The Thomas County School system is monitoring Hurricane Irma very closely. We are working with Thomas County EMS and the National Weather Service to determine the best plan for school closures. Please stay up-to-date by tuning in to the local news, checking our website, and following us on social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It is important to ensure that we have your current contact information because we will be sending out alerts through our notification systems. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Math Tutoring Math tutoring flyer

TCCHS will offer before and after school Math tutoring beginning Tuesday, September 5. Students may choose the time that works best for them. Transportation will be provided to various drop-off locations for students staying after school. Contact assistant principal, Karen Jones, at 229-225-5050 with any questions.

TCCHS duo wins third in national FBLA competition

Class of 2017 graduates Ellen Ponder and Ansley Jones earned third place in their category during the FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition, held this past summer in Anaheim, Calif. The competition featured entrants from the U.S. and numerous other countries, including China and Haiti.

County schools plan a “phenomenal” extended day for upcoming solar eclipse Solar eclipse

Plans are underway for a phenomenal day in Thomas County Schools as students, teachers, and staff observe “The Great American Solar Eclipse” on August 21. To allow students to fully appreciate the experience, the school day in Thomas County Schools will be extended by 30 minutes on the day of the eclipse.

While Thomas County will not see a total eclipse, expectations are that the moon will cover approximately 90% of the sun for a brief period, enough to create a dramatic effect and illustrate the phenomena of an eclipse.

Click here to access the Solar Eclipse Opt Out Form.  

Kornegay attends GHP TCCHS student C'lee Kornegay (right) and her GHP project partner Rachel Gomes chose to test chlorine concentration to determine the lowest level that would kill E. coli.?

Thomas County Central High School senior Celia “C’lee” Kornegay had a “humbling” experience this summer. Kornegay, as a junior, was selected to attend the prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, held this year at Berry College.

Immunization Clinic vaccination

The Thomas County Health Department will be open for a back-to-school immunization clinic on Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click on the link below for more information!

Don't Be Late... Vaccinate!

Welcome Back '17-'18

As we prepare for the new year, we like to reflect on our past accomplishments. This video highlights some of the many successes of our staff members and students who make this school system one of the best. We are looking forward to exciting opportunities and new successes in 2017-2018!

Simply the Best

We have an app for that! TC App

Search for Thomas County Schools in your app store to get our new app. Click the link below for more information.

Thomas County Schools App

Back-to-School Blitz

Join us at the Thomas County Central High School gym for the Back-to-School Blitz this Saturday, July 29!

Back to School Blitz Flyer

We Are Central

Please take time to read the latest issue of Thomas County Central High School's We Are Central Magazine which highlights some of the exciting events from this past school year. Click on the image below to open the publication:

We Are Central

Williams to succeed Kornegay as County School Chief in 2018 Dr. Lisa Williams

The Thomas County Board of Education has named Associate Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams as its sole candidate to succeed Dr. Dusty Kornegay as superintendent of the county school system upon his retirement which will be effective June 1, 2018.

Kornegay informed the school board in January that he plans to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, and he provided official notice of his retirement in a letter to the board in June.

Click "More" to read entire press release

Open House Dates Announced open house

Open house dates have been announced for all of the schools. With school beginning on Friday, August 4, every school will hold open house on Thursday, August 3. Please call the school office for more information.  

Hand-In-Hand Primary School
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Cross Creek Elementary School
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Thomas County Upper Elementary/
Thomas County Middle School
5-6 Grades: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7-8 Grades:  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All Grades: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
5th Grade MERIT: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thomas County Central High School
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TCCHS senior Odom named to area FFA office Brentley Odom has been selected to serve as teh Area 5 Treasurer for 2017-2018 in Future Farmers of America.

A Thomas County Central High School Future Farmers of America chapter member has earned a position on the organization’s area board.

Brentley Odom, a rising senior, has been selected to serve as the 2017-2018 Area 5 Treasurer. The announcement was made May 15 during the Georgia FFA Area 5 awards ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

TCCHS student Hendricks earns spot at MathCON TCCHS student Bret Hendricks recently earned a coveted spot at MathCON.

A Thomas County Central High School junior got to flex his mathematical muscle against some of the nation’s strongest minds.

Bret Hendricks earned the opportunity to attend the MathCON 2017 finals in Chicago this April. Hendricks took an online assessment and was the sixth-highest scoring junior in the southeast region, as well as the number one highest-scoring junior in Georgia.

Thomas County Central’s Johns published in national journal Paul Johns

Having an article published in a national journal is an accomplishment Paul Johns, Thomas County Central High School’s Assistant Band Director, can now add to his list of achievements.

Johns co-authored an article that was published in The Journal of Research in Music Education by the National Association for Music Education. Titled “The Development of a Secondary-Level Solo Wind Instrument Performance Rubric Using the Multifaceted Rasch Partial Credit Measurement Model,” the article is a study on the use of a rubric to grade middle and high school band members. The “Multifaceted Rasch Partial Credit Measurement Model” refers to the specific type of statistics used to develop the rubric.

TCCHS award ceremonies honor seniors, underclassmen Senior Katie Warren receives her honor graduate stole from TCCHS Principal Trista Jones.

Thomas County Central High School students in all grade levels had their hard work recognized in two special, end-of-year awards ceremonies.

TCCHS FFA chapter members win state honors   TCCHS FFA Chapter Advisor Robbie Harrison with Georgia FFA Degree and Specialty Crop Production Proficiency winner Sarah Moore.

Thomas County Central High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter members have proved their agricultural knowledge at state competition.

TCCHS Laws of Life winners announced TCCHS Laws of Life essay winners (left to right) Maggie Martin, Cynthia Ramos and Caitlyn Atkinson.?

Thomas County Central High School students recently competed in the Laws of Life essay contest. Winners were announced in April.

Student Accounts During the Summer Buzz Holding Computer

Student Google accounts will be disabled from June 16-August 1, 2017. If a student needs account access during this time, he or she should complete the form below.   Please allow 24 hours for access to be granted. Student accounts will continue to be monitored for inappropriate usage during the summer months.  

Student Account Request Form

BOE Schedules Hearing on Proposed $63.5 Million 2017-2018 budget budget

The Thomas County Board of Education has given tentative approval to a $63.5 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The board has scheduled two public hearings prior to final adoption of the budget in compliance with a law passed by the general assembly in 2016 which requires public hearings for school board budgets even if no local property tax increase is anticipated.

The first public hearing will be held in conjunction with a 7:00 p.m., May 23, called board meeting at the Board of Education Meeting Room located at 200 North Pinetree Boulevard, Thomasville. The second hearing will be held in conjunction with the June 13, 2017, board meeting, also at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room.

Click here to see FY18 Budget

Parent Survey parent survey

Your participation matters! Please click on the link below to complete our annual parent survey. The survey will be open until Saturday, May 20. 

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Graduation Information

Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Everyone attending the graduation ceremony must have a ticket.

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TCCHS names 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian, and honor graduates Valedictorian Hannah Dixon and Salutatorian Chandler Watson

Years of hard work, perseverance and dedication have paid off for a group of Thomas County Central High School seniors. The highest academic honors for its 2017 graduating class have been named: valedictorian, salutatorian, and honor graduates.

Valedictorian is Hannah Dixon, salutatorian is Chandler Watson, and there are 46 honor graduates.

2017 Summer Reading Challenge Information Buzz Holding Book Facing Right

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer.  The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2017-2018 school year.

Guidelines for all schools

Click here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!

Free eBooks are provided for all students this summer -- Click here for more information

Informational Meeting for Rising 9th - 12th Student Athletes and Parents: Mon., May 8 at TCCHS 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Yellow Jacket

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Strickland named TCCHS Teacher of the Year Student Rufus Barron and teacher Ryan Strickland witness the process of induction with a charged plastic rod and packing peanut.

Ryan Strickland has been named the Thomas County Central High School Teacher of the Year for 2017. He is a member of the school’s science department and coaching staff (baseball).

TCCHS students contribute art TCCHS art student who donated art to The Treehouse Children’s Advocacy Center of Thomas County.

Young artists at Thomas County Central High School have contributed to an effort to help bring some healing, through color, into the lives of local abuse survivors.

Students Qualify for National NHD Competition National Qualifiers for NHD 2017

Students from Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School recently attended the National History Day State Competition at Mercer University. Seven students from Thomas County Schools qualified for the NHD National Contest and will attend the competition in June at the University of Maryland.

TCCHS students earn honors, awards at state science fair TCCHS sent a group of students to the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, held March 30-April 1 at the University of Georgia in Athens. Several students earned awards and recognition.

Five Thomas County Central High School students earned recognition at the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, held March 30-April 1 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Kornegay earns GHP slot TCCHS student C’lee Kornegay has been chosen to attend this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program in the field of science. Here, Kornegay monitors the growth of algae for her experiment on how diversity affects algal response to ocean acidification.

Junior Celia “C’lee” Kornegay, 16, has earned a slot in this year’s Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

TCCHS FGE students attend region, state competitions TCCHS FGE region winners pose for a photo after the awards ceremony.

Thomas County Central High School students in the Future Georgia Educators club have brought home awards from recent region and state competitions.

Scholarship recipient Jordan makes school history Mikayla Jordan, scholarship winner.

TCCHS received word Thursday that Lindsey “MiKayla” Jordan has earned the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship for the University of Georgia. She is the first TCCHS student to receive this award.

TCCHS students place in Skills USA competition Jonathan Mills, JJ Ward, Langley Wooten, and M organ Lowe at a recent Skills USA competition.

Thomas County Central High School had one student and one team place in the recent SkillsUSA state competition.

TCCHS ECE program receives GECEF certification  TCCHS Early Childhood Education teacher Cindy Carnes and Thomas University Education Department’s Nickey Johnson, an advisory committee member and community partner.

Five years of hard work and dedication paid off with the achievement of an important goal for a Career Technical Agricultural Education Pathway at Thomas County Central High School PREP Academy.

The Early Childhood Education program recently earned its industry-certification from the Georgia Early Childhood Education Foundation. It received $10,000 to be used toward program equipment and resources.

TCCHS student wins statewide writing competition TCCHS English teacher Kensey Edgar and sophomore Jada Moore discuss Moore’s winning submission in the Booth Western Art Museum’s annual Writing Through Art Literary Competition.

Recently, Thomas County Central High School sophomore Jada Moore won first place in the Booth Western Art Museum’s annual Writing Through Art Literary Competition in the Narrative Poetry category. The competition was held statewide with 150 of its entries from TCCHS students.

Dooley deems Thomas County Schools a leader in computer science education Dr. Caitlin Dooley (center), Georgia Department of Education Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, observes fourth graders Haley Gonzalez, from left, and Enrique Lopez as they program robots in the coding classroom at Cross Creek Elementary.

Dr. Caitlin Dooley, Georgia Department of Education (DOE) Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, recently visited Thomas County Schools to learn more about what is needed to ensure all students in Georgia – in rural, suburban, and urban schools – have access to high quality Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education including computer science across all grades in K12.

Dr. Dooley’s visit started at the Thomas County Board of Education where she met with school principals and administrators. The group interacted as Dr. Dooley asked questions about Thomas County’s intensive computer science program that starts in Pre-K and continues through twelfth grade.

“Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing students in Thomas County while visiting several school districts in South Georgia,” Dr. Dooley said. “The county is a leader and innovator as it incorporates computer science education throughout elementary, middle, and high school.”

TCCHS plant sale going on now

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Important Message Thomas County Schools

March 27, 2017: The Thomas County School System became aware early this morning of a very vague threat to an individual student at one of our schools. The student is safe, and the threat is not deemed to be credible. Contrary to social media rumors, no weapons have been found on any of our school campuses nor have there been any incidents of violence on our campuses.  We have determined that it is safe for our schools to continue with a normal day. Out of an abundance of caution, in cooperation with the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, we have increased security at our schools.

 
TCCHS students join forces to promote autism awareness Spectrum Run

Three Thomas County Central High School student organizations have joined forces to throw color on an important cause. The Spectrum Run: A Color Run for Autism Awareness will be held at Thomas County Middle School on April 15.  The event includes a one-mile fun run for kids and a 5K adult run.

Je me souviens de Savannah TCCHS students Hunter Green, Angela Cipriani, Jensey Humphries and Kenneth Starling in front of the Savannah River during a recent French trip to the city.

On Friday, March 3 my French III class and members of the Thomas County Central High School French club went on a day trip to the city of Savannah. To incorporate a bit of the French language curriculum into our schedule for the day, Mrs. (Kelly) Arno, our teacher, found a French café where we ate lunch. We enjoyed baguette and croissant sandwiches, as well as coffee and macarons for dessert.

TCCHS Drama Department presents “Godspell”  “Godspell” cast members Daniel Winchester, Cheyenne Owens, Lillie Horton, Brittney Duncan, Logan Leik, Marion Rose Young, Kendra Anderson, and Brooke Hagan gather around Stephen Sykes as “Jesus” (red shirt, center) to learn about the Beatitudes.

Get ready for a tale of community unity as Thomas County Central High School Drama Department presents its spring musical, a production of “Godspell.”

The show is 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium.

State School Superintendent honors Thomas County Central High for AP achievement TCCHS Senior Chris Harry paints "Warhol-style Goldfish" for one of his twelve fish-themed artworks in AP Studio Art.

Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently named Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School.  Woods recognized TCCHS in three areas of distinction including “AP STEM,” “AP STEM Achievement,” and “AP Humanities.”

TCCHS was the only high school in the Southwest Georgia region to be named an “AP Humanities School,” meaning that the school has a robust advanced placement program in language arts, at least two social science courses, at least one fine arts course, and at least one world language course.

11 TCCHS FBLA members headed to national competition TCCHS FBLA national qualifiers pose for a photo after the awards ceremony that ended the recent state competition

Six of its entries in the 2017 Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition, held March 12-14 in Athens, placed fourth or higher in their category and advanced to this summer’s FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition.

TCCHS musicians attend state conferences Senior Logan Leik participated as a bass trombonist for the 2017 Georgia All-State Jazz Band.

Prodigies in Thomas County Central High School chorus and band programs indulged their musical passions at recent state conferences.

TCCHS celebrates AP courses Student Langley Wooten calculates her score for a political party activity conducted in the AP Government class she shadowed.

Recently, Thomas County Central High School took a day to celebrate some of the rigorous classes on its roster and the students serious about academics who take them. Friday, Feb. 24, was AP Day. In honor of the day, TCCHS held a special breakfast for current AP students and shadow opportunities for potential AP students. 

TCCHS Science Olympiad places in 19 of 23 competition events Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad participants.

Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad team placed in 19 of 23 events at the Georgia Perimeter College Region Competition.

Special Needs Dance held at TCCHS Student council and National Honor Society students enjoy dancing with dance attendees.

Students got their groove on and traveled back to the 1950s for an unforgettable event at Thomas County Central High School.

TCCHS dominates region science fair Students who will advance to state competition in science fair.

TCCHS students competed in the ABAC Regional Science & Engineering Fair held Feb. 10 in Tifton. TCCHS students earned half of the state qualifying spots, including both the first and second place Overall Senior Division awards.

19 TCCHS students advance in National History Day competition TCCHS overall school winners were Megan Curry and Gabriella Hough. Their group performance was on Deborah Sampson, a woman who dressed like a man to fight in the Revolutionary War.

In an annual competition, Thomas County Central High School students took a stand for some of history’s most inspiring and impactful individuals and events.

2017-2018 9th Grade Orientation Night

TCCHS hosted an orientation for students who will be in the 9th grade in the 2017-2018 school year. Click below to view the video showing the presentation and our elective course offerings.

 

 

TCCHS collects donations to aid tornado victims TCCHS students Charadi Paytee, Dondre Daniels, Blake Kirkendoll, Sanny Patel, Arina Warren, Leigh Barwick (teacher), Ilyria Johns, and Eurica Bush pause for the camera with some of the donated items.

Thomas County Central High School Social Studies department sponsored a tornado donations drive for victims of the severe weather that hit this region the weekend of Jan. 21-22.

Yellow Jackets compete at MVP camp TCCHS athletes Darien Daniels, B.J. Smallwood, Tay Cooksey, Jaylen Dunbar, and A.J. Stephenson participated in a recent MVP camp in Valdosta.

Several Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets participated in a recent MVP football camp held in Valdosta.

Grant to boost Advanced Computer Science and Statistics Programs Computer Science class at the middle school

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) selected Thomas County Central High School as one of only five high schools in the entire state to receive a $30,000 Advanced Placement (AP) Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)  grant and the only high school in the state to be awarded the grant in two fields, computer science and statistics.

This grant will allow the high school to build upon its already successful Advanced Placement Computer Science and Statistics programs by developing rigorous feeder courses and building faculty capacity in both the AP and pre-AP programs.

TCCHS students participate in annual job shadow day Thomasville Police Department’s (left to right) Officer Tucker, Officer Jones, and Officer Mullins pose for a photo with TCCHS senior Hailie Hutchison, who shadowed Jones for the day.

Thomas County Central High School’s second annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day was held Thursday, Feb. 2. Organizers said the event was “a huge success.” Nineteen students participated, and three returned to school with job offers.

TCCHS Quiz Bowl team, individuals score in academic competition TCCHS Quiz Bowl team placed first in its category during the Andrew College Academic Competition. Pictured are (left to right) Jason Weeks, Vince Wynn, Chandler Watson, Maggie Martin, Eli Kosciw, and Bret Hendricks.

Eleven Thomas County Central High School students placed in individual categories and the school’s quiz bowl team won first place during the Andrew College Academic Competition.

Jordan, Mitchell named TCCHS 2017 STAR student and teacher Jordan, Mitchell named TCCHS 2017 STAR student and teacher

The Thomas County Central High School honoree of an annual program that recognizes one of the brightest lights in each graduating class has been announced. Lindsey “MiKayla” Jordan, 17, has been named the TCCHS Class of 2017 STAR Student.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, or STAR, program is sponsored by PAGE, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

27 TCS musicians selected for GMEA All South Region Honor Bands Thomas County Central High School had 22 students named to the GMEA All South Region Honor Bands. Not pictured are Logan Leik and Gabriel Nieves.

Twenty-seven young musicians within the Thomas County Schools system outplayed the majority to earn seats in a program that honors the region’s most promising talent.

Thomas County Central High School Bands program had 22 musicians and Thomas County Middle School Bands program had five musicians accepted into Georgia Music Educators Association All South Region Honor Bands.

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TCCHS FBLA retains region title for sixth consecutive year TCCHS FBLA wins the region title for a 6th straight year.

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter continues to dominate its region’s competition. For the sixth consecutive year, the TCCHS program won the region title. It competed against 25 other counties in the FBLA Region 1 Leadership Conference and Competition, held Friday, Jan. 13 in Moultrie.

TCCHS students dominate youth arts show Macie Wheeler's first place mask.

Thomas County Central High School students dominated the North Florida Fair Youth Arts Show in Tallahassee. The school’s young artists won more than 60 of the competition’s awards. Senior Macie Wheeler earned six awards in a variety of mediums, including a first place in the masks category. “I was pleased with these wins because they can be used in college applications and scholarships, as well as further programs when going into my selected major, art education,” Wheeler said.

Math Tutoring at TCCHS Math Help

Need a math tutor? All Thomas County Central High School students have the opportunity to receive free math tutoring Monday through Friday. Tutoring is offered before and after school and will begin on January 9. Take advantage of this valuable resource by choosing a time that's good for you!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE

TCCHS adopts new writing class  TCCHS Creative Writing student Taylor Smith works on a class assignment.

The new creative writing class within the Thomas County Central High School English department provides students with the ability to express their passion for words to a new extent.

Georgia Parent Survey: Please complete. Your input matters! Parent survey

All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. Parents may complete the short 24 question survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, please contact your child’s school to make arrangements to complete the survey.

The data from the survey will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating for our schools. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. 

To access the Georgia Parent Survey, please click on the image below. Your participation in this survey is very important to our system and our schools.

Georgia Parent Survey

 

TCCHS recognizes its GHP nominees Dr. James Rehberg, TCCHS assistant principal and GHP coordinator, introduces the school’s nominees for this year’s GHP program.

Thomas County Central High School held a reception for its 2017 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program nominees on Dec. 6. Nominees and their chosen field of study are: Hailey Ferrel (science), Brett Hendricks (mathematics), C'lee Kornegay (science), Haley Newman (science), Brentley Odom (agricultural science), Ivey Parrish (dance), Sierra Stephens (social studies), Tori Stringer (agricultural science), Kennedy Ward (social studies), and Marion Rose Young (theatre).

TCCHS students excel at District Honor Band TCCHS band students who earned District Honor Band recognition.

Thomas County Central High School Bands members claimed 53 positions in a competition to sort the best from the rest. Students participated in District Honor Band tryouts Saturday, Dec. 10 at Crisp County High School. The TCCHS group was the largest number selected from any other participating area high school band.

“I'm beyond excited that TCCHS and our band walked out of the auditions with the most people from any band in our region to make it into our region DHB,” senior percussionist Ethan Hopper said. “It gives me great honor that I get to play and perform knowing our band brought the most members to DHB this year.”

Chromebooks a great addition to TCCHS education TCCHS Physical Science student Elyssa Huie works on a virtual science experience using ExploreLearning.com to simulate chemical bonding during teacher Meagan Bradshaw’s class.

Thomas County Central High School now offers Chromebooks – or portable laptops – to all grade levels. I feel this is an impactful addition to the learning system. Learning, for me, is all about capturing my attention. If I am provided with a piece of information or tool that I may find intriguing, I am more likely to grasp and retain the information. I feel education should be interesting in order to be the most effective.

TCCHS holds annual science fair TCCHS Science Fair winners.

In a competition that tested students’ comprehension of the scientific method and their organizational skills, Thomas County Central High School hosted its annual science fair.

The school had 10 first place projects, eight second place projects and eight third place projects.

“I am always impressed with the variety of topics students choose to explore through science,” Laura Kornegay, TCCHS science teacher said. “I am looking forward to seeing how well our students do as we compete at region and state levels.”

TCCHS bands to host Christmas concert

Locals will be rocking to the Christmas tunes Thursday. Thomas County Central High School Bands program is celebrating the holidays by hosting a concert.

TCCHS wins parade float decoration honors Heaven-Leigh Ferguson, Riley Jones, Tyler Williamson, Langley Wooten, and Caleb Clark decorate the float during Thanksgiving break.  TCCHS students pose with their float and first place plaque.

A float abuzz with festive spirit and school pride decorated by Thomas County Central High School students emerged victorious amongst others in an annual holiday parade lineup. For the second year in a row, the TCCHS float entry for the Thomasville Christmas Parade earned first place in the “Schools” division. The school won a creative plaque, which included drawn Christmas lights, as well as $100. Principal Trista Jones said the float truly was “a school-wide effort” and the camaraderie during the project and parade “was very special.” “We’re glad that our students’ hard work was recognized and rewarded,” she said.

YA participation sparks new career passion Sierra Stephens

Georgia Youth Assembly is the surprising experience of a lifetime. I attended this year’s session with the TCCHS Student Ambassadors program and my AP United States Government class. I wanted to apply some of my learning about the way the government functions. I found myself amazed.

TCCHS Student Council attends summit, begins activities Members of the TCCHS student council on a recent field trip.

A new year means a new crop of student leaders ready to make a difference in their school.

Thomas County Central High School Student Council is now in session. Members are planning activities, as well as learning more about how government works.

TCCHS Chromebook Information Buzz Holding Computer

Attention Parents!

If you were unable to attend one of the meetings regarding the Chromebooks that will be issued to students at Thomas County Central High School, you can access the information via the links below.  

TCCHS Chromebook Informational Video - Please watch this video first.  

Parent/Student Chromebook Letter/Contract - Print, sign, and return this letter.  The letter should be returned to the student's second period teacher.  These should be returned as soon as possible.  

Frequently Asked Questions - This document contains a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

If you have any more questions, please contact the school or email Mrs. Lindsay Thompson at lthompson@tcjackets.net.

TCCHS Ag Livestock Team Advances to State Future Farmers of America emblem

Members of Thomas County Central High School’s ​FFA Livestock Evaluation team proved they know their stuff during the South Region Livestock Judging Career Development Event.

The team placed second overall in the event, held in Ocilla on Nov. 15, and advanced to state competition; member Tori Stringer was named the second-highest scorer in the entire event.

TCCHS students get I.N.S.P.I.R.E.’d by college trip TCCHS I.N.S.P.I.R.E. students (left to right) La'Darion Graham, Abby Fielding, Billy Daniels and Thalia Reyes pose for a photo during their recent trip to the FAMU campus

One club at Thomas County Central High School is working to inspire its students to be successful in their academic careers.

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. stands for “Illuminating and Navigating Successfully Propelling Ingenuity through Real world Experiences.” The club is focused on first generation high school and college graduates.

TCCHS art students place in Deep South Fair Youth Art Show Senior Loren Osgatharp earned five awards including this first-place watercolor “Pumpkins and Melons,” made in honor of her favorite season

The best homegrown young talent shone brighter than the midway lights at the 2016 Deep South Fair Youth Art Show.

TCCHS students shine in One Act Play competition TCCHS Drama performs its one act play, “These Shining Lives.” Pictured are (left to right) Cheyenne Owens, Kendra Anderson, Lillie Horton, and Marion Rose Young.

TCCHS Drama students recently competed against other schools in GHSA Region 1-AAAAA One Act Competition with their one act play, “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich. The play ranked fourth in the competition, which took place Oct. 29. Two seniors, Kendra Anderson and Lillie Horton, were selected as All Star Cast members.

TCCHS students earn district jazz band slots Jazz music clipart

Six Thomas County Central High School musicians have been chosen for District 2 Honor Jazz Band. These students are Justin Strickland, Eli Kosciw, Chandler Watson, Eric Webb, Austin Kelley, and Gabriel Nieves.

Annual “Yellow Jacket Christmas” CD ready to sell Winning students receive gift cards from Assistant Principal Lamar Matthews, art teacher Jocelyn Rivard, and Principal Trista Jones.

Youth artists at Thomas County Central High School had an opportunity to help bedeck the system’s annual Christmas CD with their unique holiday creations. Students participated in the “A Yellow Jacket Christmas” CD Cover Art Contest. “A Yellow Jacket Christmas” CD is a project that gives Thomas County Schools’ talent the chance to shine and helps support the school’s annual Shop with a Yellow Jacket, or SWAYJ event. The initiative brings older students together with younger pupils whose families could use a little help to ensure their Christmas is merry and bright.

TCCHS hosts career fair Students visit a booth at the Career Fair.

Thomas County Central High School upper classmen received a unique opportunity to attend an event meant to stimulate interactions between students and potential future employers. The school held its annual career fair, mainly catered to juniors and seniors, in the gym on Thursday, Oct. 27. “This year's theme – ‘Find Your Path’ - was designed to encourage students to figure out who they want to be once they graduate and what direction they need to go to find success,” Beth Adams, CTAE director said.

Chromebook Mandatory Parent Meetings Buzz Holding Chromebook

TCCHS will soon be providing every student a Chromebook to use at home and school. Before students can receive a Chromebook, a parent or guardian must attend a meeting to receive information on expectations for use and care. Please see the flyer for more information on dates, times, and location of these meetings. Parents/guardians must only attend one of the meetings offered.

Chromebook Parent Meeting Flyer

TCCHS I.N.S.P.I.R.E. to host event Saturday TCCHS I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Club will sponsor a Fall Festival adn Yard Sale on Saturday, November 12.

WHAT: Thomas County Central High School Fall Festival and Yard Sale Extravaganza

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

WHERE: TCCHS student parking lot

ADMISSION: Free, but bring money for concessions and booths

TCCHS art students win at Georgia National Fair art show 1st place and Best of Show winning pottery piece by Savannah Barrett.

Thomas County Central High School art students showed the state what they can create and earned numerous honors at the Georgia National Fair in Perry. TCCHS students received eight first place, 10 second place, and two third place awards, as well as one honorable mention and two best in category recognitions.

Pearson recognized as a Wendy’s Heisman winner TCCHS place kicker, Lauren Pearson, kicks a field goal during a recent gme.

One Thomas County Central High School athlete has scored recognition in the Wendy’s High School Heisman program. Senior Lauren Pearson, 17, has been named the school’s winner. “I feel honored and thankful for the selection because I get to represent my high school in the competition,” Pearson said.

TCCHS ag students visit annual expo Ag Expo logo

There are 280 students enrolled in agriculture classes at Thomas County Central High School, with six career pathway options. Seventy-two of these students from different ag classes attended the expo. Why did TCCHS take its students? The agriculture industry in America is growing and more youths want to get involved.

TCCHS Student Ambassadors involve in civic and volunteer activities TCCHS Student Ambassadors enjoy lunch at a recent town hall meeting held at the school.

One of the most recent student organizations to join the variety of activities at Thomas County Central High School is called “Student Ambassadors.” The Georgia Secretary of State Student Ambassadors program encourages students to involve themselves in the community as well as to host voter registration drives and volunteer events.

TCCHS has a total of nine students in its branch, the max number allowed, but the small group has been making headway in the state rankings.

“This year's program has started off strong,” Coach Joshua Niswonger said. “Our ambassadors have been involved in many different civic/volunteer activities. As of right now, TCCHS Student Ambassadors ranks third in the state and first in region.”

Jackets show their spirit at school-wide pep rally TCCHS cheerleaders perform during a recent pep rally.

Thomas County Central High School rallied to show its enthusiasm and support of the TCCHS Yellow Jackets Football team as it prepared to take one step closer to the region championship.

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. to host Fall Festival and Yard Sale Yard Sale Sign

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. will be hosting Thomas County Central’s first annual Fall Festival and Yard Sale on November 12, 2016 at Thomas County Central High School from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  But in order for this event to be successful, we need your help.

TCCHS debate team competes, advances TCCHS Debate members Taylor Smith and Kennedy Ward show off their medals earned during the Oct. 15 Wildcat Classic.

Thomas County Central High School Debate team members are arguing and analyzing their way to potential championships this year.

Nine students competed in the 2016 VSU Blazer High School Invitational debate tournament on Oct. 1. Twelve students competed at the Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School held Oct. 15 in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate. Because of their showings in these competitions, several students have qualified for the first/second year debate championship in early 2017.

“Our team has shown increased commitment this season, as demonstrated through several students winning recognition at the early season tournaments and qualifying for post-season competition,” Coach Brian Bellamy said. “I’m very excited about our progress.”

TCCHS artists earn 55 awards at North Georgia Fair Brooke Hagan won Best of Show in the 6th-12th grade division at the North Gaorgia Fair Youth Art Show.

The North Georgia Fair Youth Arts Show in Marietta was a smorgasbord for the creative mind. Numerous talented TCCHS art students participated and 55 awards were earned in a variety of categories (see below).

Art teacher Jocelyn Rivard feels the school – with its 75 entries in a variety of categories – “had a very good showing” at the event.

“I enjoy entering works for student artists as it is a boost for their confidence and motivation, especially when they earn accolades at public forums such as the North Georgia Fair,” she said. “It is very rewarding as a teacher to watch students learn to use new art media and methods, such as overlaying tissue paper, blending watercolor pencils, and carving clay.”

Governor Deal names TCCHS recipient of major technology grant Instructional Technology Specialist Lindsay Thompson and TCCHS Principal Trista Jones observe Jackson Groom working on a Chromebook in Ryan Strickland's Physics classroom.

Governor Nathan Deal recently awarded Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) a technology grant of $699,312 to expand its blended learning program.

Blended learning - - also known as hybrid or mixed-mode courses - - consists of classes in which a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning.

Thomas County’s Bishop Hall Charter School was an early-adopter of blended learning.  Thomas County has utilized Bishop Hall in the classic way that charter schools were intended, as a laboratory to develop new and innovative teaching techniques.  The successful elements of the blended learning model cultivated at Bishop Hall which have resulted in increased academic performance there will be “scaled” or expanded to classes at TCCHS.

In addition to completing Thomas County’s one-to-one computer-to-student initiative, the grant will provide funds for extensive professional learning for staff and will provide after-school tutoring for students who experience academic difficulties.

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TCCHS Cross Country strives to be the best TCCHS Cross Country members Caleb Clark and Brandon Clark run a race.

Thomas County Central High School Cross Country team is making strides to be the best in its field.

TCCHS has a Shakespearean experience Theater masks

Recently, students from Thomas County Central High School’s English classes had the opportunity to go to the Thomasville Center for the Arts to see a rendition of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” I was one of those students and personally was very excited to see a different rendition of a very popular play.

TCCHS attends annual jamboree Bands join to jam

According to Google, jamming is defined as musical groups joining together to play for their own enjoyment, and that is exactly what the Thomas County Central High School band did at the Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Marching Band Jamboree.

TCCHS wins in "Plains Grows a President" postcard contest 1st Place - 12th Plains Peanuts - Darius James

Budding artists had a chance to grow their creativity during a competition featuring the only American president from Georgia. Eight Thomas County Central High School students won or placed in the annual post card contest co-sponsored by The Peanut Institute and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. “We've participated in this contest for 10 years, but have never had eight winners,” TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. “I am exceedingly proud of our TCCHS efforts this year.”

Volleyball spikes enthusiasm at TCCHS  The TCCHS Girls Volleyball team ended its first season with a 12-3 record.

Thomas County Central High School Athletics program served up a new sport this year. Girls’ volleyball is now an option for any girl interested in playing, especially those girls for whom other sports might not spike excitement. "There was a lot of interest from the girls to start a team,” Coach Hannah Shierling said. “They did research and presented a proposal to the school board.”

TCCHS students honored in One Book art contest Miriam Van Veen’s grand prize winning piece depicts the Florida black bear.

Young artists at Thomas County Central High School recently had an opportunity to interpret the importance of ecological preservation through visual format. Five art students won or placed in the inaugural One Book Thomas County art contest. The contest was open to local students in grades second through 12th.

Carols at Central TCCHS Broadcasting students Nicholas Cooper and Natalie Wyatt listen to a track in progress for “A Yellow Jacket Christmas” CD, now in production.

Though the leaves are still on the trees, Thomas County Central High School has already begun work on its third annual Christmas CD. The CD – known as “A Yellow Jacket Christmas” – was introduced by assistant principal and project “mastermind” Lamar Matthews. “I thought it would be cool for them (students featured on the CD) to perform,” Matthews said. "We also wanted to find a way to help fund our 'Shop with a Yellow Jacket' effort."

TCCHS participates in “Caps” cancer fundraiser  Sophomores Micah Carroll and Jaylen Brown had fun with the “Caps for a Cure” opportunity.

In honor of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Thomas County Central High School students and staff had an opportunity Friday to make individual fashion statements for the cause. The school participated in “Caps for CURE,” a fundraiser suggested by the CURE Childhood Cancer organization to help support the fight to cure the disease. The TCCHS event was dubbed “Caps for a Cure.”

TCCHS shows school spirit Avery Barrett was named Miss Yellow Jacket, Jamilah Johnson was crowned Homecoming Queen, and Angela Cipriani was selected as Miss Spirit at the TCCHS halftime show on Sept. 9.

Thomas County Central High School took part in a fun and unique homecoming week earlier this year. Each day had a different theme: tacky tourist, college, dress for success, and blue and gold. Numerous faculty and staff showed their school spirit by dressing up for each theme. Different costumes and outfits drew positive attention and brought the school together.

Green attends Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Thomas County Central High School student Baily Green recently attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. The congress, held in Boston this June, brought some of the most prestigious current minds in science and technology together with some of their fields’ most promising students. “Going to the conference opened me up to new ideas and concepts,” Green said.

Showcasing Jacket “Pride”

Thomas County Central High School wants to share positive education news with its community. Teacher Ryan Strickland is coordinating a new announcement system during home football games. These “Jacket Point of Pride” announcements will showcase the many accomplishments of TCCHS students, clubs, staff, and teams.

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TCCHS students take top honors at IEYS

Five Thomas County Central High School students recently attended the International Environmental Youth Symposium. They competed against high school and college students from four continents, and all five students brought home awards.

In the poster presentation category, junior C’lee Kornegay won first place in “Water Degradation” for her research on the effect of silver nanoparticles on algae growth. In the essay competition, senior Eli Kosciw placed first in the category of “Protecting the Atmosphere.”

Seniors Maggie Martin placed second with her essay in the “Preventing Air and Water Pollution” category, and Vince Wynn placed second in the category of “Promoting Safe Management of Solid and Toxic Wastes.” Junior Hailey Ferrel placed third in the poster presentation category for her research on soil erosion.

TCCHS adds two new AP courses

Thomas County Central High School has added two Advanced Placement classes to its growing roster of rigorous education options: Computer Science A and U.S. Government. TCCHS Assistant Principal Dr. James Rehberg said the school is “constantly seeking new challenges” for its students and “providing opportunities for them to master.”

TCCHS juniors receive class rings

It could be said that Thomas County Central High School put a ring on it Aug. 25. Juniors were given their class rings during a ceremony held in the school’s gymnasium.

Thomas County’s Thornhill appointed to state post

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has appointed sixteen new parents to serve on his 2016-2017 Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Allen Thornhill, a Hand-In-Hand Primary School representative on the Thomas County School District’s Parent Advisory Council, was chosen as one of the members. 

Thornhill, who is one of only 24 parents serving on the State PAC, was nominated by the Thomas County School District at the beginning of this school year. New members are selected each year by representatives of the Georgia Department of Education based on the applicants’ responses to questions on engaging parents to ensure their children’s success at school and the local school superintendent’s recommendation. Thornhill will serve a two-year term on the council.

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A Hand on Our Hearts

Patriot Day is a day to remember a tragic event in American history and reflect upon how the world still found light in the darkness.

TCCHS students pep up the school for old rivalry

The rivalry between Thomasville High School and Thomas County Central High School came to a head on Aug. 26. However, in preparation for the big game, TCCHS held a few days of events full of school spirit.

TCCHS wraps upgrades to special education classrooms

Thomas County Central High School is introducing some enhanced opportunities for its special need students this school year. Over the summer break upgrades were made to two classrooms housing the school’s special education program in order to provide more opportunities for students to learn important life skills. The projects were funded through E-SPLOST.

TCCHS foreign language students given chance to travel abroad

The Thomas County Central High School foreign language department is seeking six more students to accompany them on their trip to Europe in 2017. The trip is expected to be from May 29-June 7, and students will be visiting London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; and Barcelona, Spain. Three foreign language teachers will be accompanying the trip: Kelly Arno, Anthony Paulino, and Erika Wyatt.

School System Closed

The Thomas County School System will be closed Friday, September 2, due to the threat of inclement weather. The schools will have normal dismissal today (Thursday).

CANCELLED
Also, the Parent Volunteer Orientation meeting that was scheduled for today (9/1) at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled. Please contact the parent involvement coordinator at your child's school about ways to volunteer. He or she will be able provide you with volunteer opportunities.

 

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Please help to ensure that we have current contact information and phone numbers on file for your child(ren) at all times. You can access and update this information through your Parent Portal account.  If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please sign-up for one today. The process only takes a few minutes of your time and you will also gain access to your child(ren)'s grades, attendance, and schedule(s).  Please click on the link below to access the Parent Portal Instruction Guide and the Parent Portal Registration Link. 

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TCCHS AP students treated to celebratory lunch

Twenty-seven kids, two adults, one Ruby Tuesday’s. That was the scene Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Thomas County Central High School’s AP Luncheon.

Thomas County Schools Volunteer Orientation

The volunteer orientation scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 has been cancelled due to the weather.  

Pearson makes TCCHS history as first female football player

One local student has scored a point in her school’s history book. Senior Lauren Pearson, 17, is Thomas County Central High School’s first female football player. Her position is place kicker. Her responsibility on the team is to make points after touchdowns and field goals. The athlete, who has a soccer background, always has been interested in kicking and thought kicking a football “looked fun” and would be a chance to try something different. “It seemed like a great opportunity because I’ve wanted to kick ever since I saw the Chick-fil-A half-time extra point competition in seventh grade,” Pearson said. “I became really intrigued (with the idea) when I heard about the female kicker who tried out for the NFL.”

Stay Connected to Thomas County Schools

There are two new ways to stay connected to what is going on in the Thomas County School System.  

Thomas County Schools now has an app! In the App Store or Google Play, search for "School Pointe" and then locate the Thomas County School System the first time you open the app. The app allows you to find contact information for schools and staff, as well as see current news articles and information.  

We are also on Instagram!  Follow us by searching for @thomascountyschools.  

TCCHS recognizes AP Scholars

This past school year, TCCHS had nine students named as AP Scholars, three students named as AP Scholars with Honor, and seven named as AP Scholars with Distinction. An AP Scholar is a student who scores a three or higher on three or more AP exams; an AP Scholar with Honor is a student who scores a three or higher on four or more AP exams; and, an AP Scholar with Distinction is a student who receives an average score of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken and a three or higher on five or more exams.

Maggitas attends GHP for Dance

Current senior Christina Maggitas attended the Governor’s Honors Program, held on the Valdosta State University campus. Her selected field of study was dance. “My experience at GHP was incredible,” Maggitas said. “Every day was filled with different challenges and activities that pushed me not only as a dancer but also as a person. GHP was a wonderful and fun experience that has taught me so many valuable skills and will always be very special to me.”

Williamson named FBLA Region 1 president

Tyler Williamson has been selected as this year’s Georgia Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, Region 1 president. The honor was bestowed by Georgia FBLA Executive Director Monty Rhodes and the region consists of 26 counties. “I had the desire to become a Georgia FBLA Region 1 officer through the growing love and passion I have for FBLA,” she said. “I saw it as a unique opportunity to not only serve my chapter but my school and all of Georgia FBLA.”

School Re-Opens for Students Monday, August 1

This is a reminder that ALL Thomas County Schools will re-open for students Monday morning.

It is normal for traffic to be heavy around our schools the first few days of the school year, so please allow a little extra time on your morning commute this week.

Children throughout the county will gather at bus stops, so please watch out for the children and exercise caution around bus stops. Please keep a safe distance from all school buses, especially while they are loading and unloading students.     

Best wishes for a great school year.

As always, thank you for supporting Thomas County Schools.

2016-2017 Parking Information
Parking permit information is listed below. Packets will be available for pick up beginning July 18.
 
Senior permits will be sold: July 19 & 20, 2016
Juniors may purchase beginning: July 25, 2016
Sophomores may purchase beginning: July 27, 2016
 
No permits will be sold on July 21 or 22, 2016.
 
Permits cost $20.00. To purchase a permit, students must have a completed and signed information packet, valid drivers license, and current proof of insurance. Please call Jackie Dixon at 229-225-5050 ext. 101 with any questions.
3 athletes earn Dale Earnhardt Jr. scholarships

Recently, Conley Wilhelm, Mason Lawing and Abby Hurst have been named Dale Earnhardt Jr. High School Scholar Athlete of the Week winners. Bobby Latmore, of 97.9 ESPN Radio Tallahassee, presented the awards, $1,000 each, to the recipients at TCCHS Thursday.

New Class Officers elected

A new crop of leaders has been selected by their peers to guide their classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Elections for next year’s Thomas County Central High School Student Council class officers were held during first period on May 13. Elections were held for rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores.

TCCHS Senior Awards Night

Thomas County Central High School recently recognized members of its senior class for their achievements. Honors Night occurred 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the TCCHS gym. Students received medals, certificates, stoles, cords and scholarships for their accomplishments in a variety of academic and elective areas. " Dr. James Rehberg, TCCHS assistant principal said. "The students recognized tonight are a great group of well-deserving kids with a very bright future."

TCCHS band performs at Festival Disney

Thomas County Central High School Bands, The Best of the Nest, swept trophies and awards during Festival Disney. The festival was held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the last weekend in April and was a national competition. TCCHS Bands earned a total of eight awards, including three superiors and one excellent. “Everyone was very excited and the staff and parents were, of course, really proud of the bands’ performances,” director Michael Thomas said.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer.  The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2016-2017 school year.

Guidelines for all schools

Click here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!

Survey Invitation to All Parents of Thomas County Students

Please participate in this important online survey! We need your feedback and suggestions to revise our School Improvement Plans. This survey is available now through Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Click on the link below.

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TCCHS students, teachers take part in SAT workshop

There was a Cambridge Educational Services SAT workshop hosted by Thomas County Central High School on April 19-20. The workshop for teachers, held April 20, was to receive SAT training provided by Cambridge Educational Services. They gave instructions on the new SAT components and improving test scores. "The goal is to improve your SAT score through teaching solid test-taking techniques, identifying high-value targets, and powerful test-taking strategies,” Dr. James Rehberg, assistant principal said. 

TCCHS honors underclassmen’s accomplishments

Underclassmen were given their moment to shine with the annual Appreciation Day program Wednesday May 4, at Thomas County Central High School. The event honors achievements by students in ninth, 10th and 11th grades; the seniors have their own ceremony, Honors Night, the following evening. Certificates and medals were presented to students with highest averages in academic classes and those who have shown the most potential in their electives. Also, special recognition was given to students who excelled in various academic competitions. “We are so impressed by our students' outstanding academic achievements,” Principal Trista Jones said. “Their diligence and commitment to their studies are evident. We applaud them and also thank their teachers and family members for encouraging them and supporting them in their learning.”

Thomas County School System Names Erin Hall Teacher of the Year

Thomas County School System officials have named Erin Hall, second grade interventionist at Garrison-Pilcher Elementary, as the District Teacher of the Year.

“Words cannot express how incredibly honored and grateful I am to represent the Thomas County School System as Teacher of the Year,” Hall said. “My family, friends, coworkers, and administration support me in my passion for children and education. Without their support, I would not be able to make such an impact on the students I serve.” 

Hall has been a teacher for five years with Thomas County Schools. She taught PreK for two years at Hand-In-Hand and three years at Garrison-Pilcher, with one year in a second grade classroom and the past two years as the Second Grade Interventionist.

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Girls Golf team wins region

Thomas County Central High School Golf team hosted the region match at Country Oaks Golf Course Monday, April 18. The girls’ team won the region championship and remained undefeated in dual matches. The boys’ team placed fourth in the region match. “Winning region in golf was an amazing feeling and now we get to go on to the next level and compete for the state title,” golfer Maddie Carson said. Both teams had a good season and a few individual players are playing great right now, Coach Sam Holland said. Anyone who wanted to play golf could participate. There are eight boys and four girls on the team. They practice at Country Oaks after school each day. Holland said his favorite part of coaching is, “to work with the men and women to see them get better every day.” The girls will go on to compete for the state title in Waynesboro on May 16. The region match was the last match of the season for the boys’ team. “This season was full of fun, highs and lows, and a lot of golf,” senior golfer Ryan Walters said. “The past four years have given me memories I truly won’t ever forget. It’s been a fun experience.”

Kornegay wins overall award

Thomas County Central High School sophomore C’lee Kornegay with the Tifton Sigma XI Harry P. Gross Memorial Award plaque that now has her name inscribed on one of its plates. The award is presented yearly to the overall winner of the Senior Division of the Southwest District Science Fair.

Free eBooks Available from Get Georgia Reading

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You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.

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Virtual Program Informational Meeting

The Thomas County School System provides on-line learning opportunities for home-school and cyber-school students. Please join us for an informational meeting. Two sessions will be offered to provide more opportunities for parents to attend.

Tuesday, May 3
10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Professional Learning Center
Thomas County Board of Education
Call 229-225-4380 for more information!

TCCHS students place second at RESA Media Festival

Two students from Thomas County Central High School placed in the Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) Media Festival. Paul Edwards and Richard Lewis placed second in the high school division. “Our project was a short video game about a coming to age story of a young character named Hero,” Paul Edwards said. “Hero has…many struggles with childhood stories of ancient guardians and dragons that he must overcome to protect his homeland.”

Quiz Bowl team advances

Thomas County Central High School Quiz Bowl team has correctly answered its way to national competition. The team has qualified to compete in the National Quiz Bowl Tournament this May. Members are Luke Jackson, Kyle Clark, Jason Weeks, Mikayla Jordan, Vince Wynn and Daniel Winchester.

Class of 2016 names Honor Graduates, Valedictorian, Salutatorian

The school recently announced honor graduates, salutatorian and valedictorian for the TCCHS Class of 2016. Valedictorian is Cole Donovan and salutatorian is Jane Guo.  Also, 39 students have been named honor graduates. “We are very proud of these young adults and everything they have accomplished,” TCCHS Assistant Principal James Rehberg said. “Four years ago we issued a challenge to the class of 2016, to be the best, and I think the number of honor grads shows you they were ready to meet the challenge. It's a good group, a diverse group, with tons of talent and varied interests. I wouldn't be surprised to hear about their continued achievements for years to come.”

TCCHS AP Chemistry students selected for national exam

Chandler Watson and Hannah Dixon, both juniors in Advanced Placement Chemistry at Thomas County Central High School, have qualified to take the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam.

TCCHS represented well at State science fair

The Georgia Science & Engineering Fair was held March 31-April 2 at the Classic Center in Athens. Two TCCHS students placed and one won a special scholarship.

Yeomans, Riggs named STAR recipients

Senior Austin Yeomans has been selected as the 2016 TCCHS STAR Student. He, in turn, has chosen Cary Riggs as his STAR teacher. “I am very proud of myself and also very grateful to receive this honor,” Yeomans said. “I am glad to see that there are many ways students can be recognized for their accomplishments.”

Jones places in state literary competition

Thomas County Central High School sophomore Riley Jones wrote his way to the awards podium in a state meet. Jones competed in the essay category and placed third in Argumentative Essay at the Georgia High School Association State Literary Competition, held March 12 in Warner Robbins.

TCCHS named Advanced Placement Honor School

Thomas County Central High School has been recognized by Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods as both an Advanced Placement Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Honor School and an Advanced Placement STEM Achievement Honor School.

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Boys quartet places at GHSA State Literacy Competition

Students in the Thomas County Central High School Chorale program recently participated in the Georgia High School Association State Literary Competition. Zion Jackson, Logan Leik, Matthew Edmonds, and Marc Rountree placed fourth in Boys Quartet during the event, held March 12.

Spring Break Travel and the Zika Virus

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and the State Health Officer, has requested that we share important information with our school families about protecting against mosquito bites and preventing the spread of Zika virus in Georgia.

Please click on the link below to view the information. 

Zika Virus Information

TCCHS bands rock evaluation

Thomas County Central High School Bands students “rocked” their recent performance evaluation. The TCCHS Gold and Blue concert bands each received Superior ratings in their Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Large Group Performance Evaluation. The event was held last week at Cairo High School. “Simply put, our TCC band students rocked,” director Michael Thomas said. “Both concert bands earned solid Superior ratings. In fact they have surpassed the goal, earning the awards with notable achievement.”

TCCHS art students earn six Kiwanis showcase awards

 

Art students at Thomas County Central High School made a positive first impression in an inaugural showcase. Some of the school’s young artists won six of the eight high school awards in the maiden Thomasville Kiwanis Club Art & Music Showcase. The school placed in each of the four grade divisions, sweeping two.

Laws of Life essay winners

Thomas County Central High School has announced its winners and honorable mentions in the school’s portion of the annual Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest.

Three TCCHS seniors recognized at state tech fair

Thomas County Central High School had three students place or receive scholarships in the Georgia Educational Technology Fair. Seniors Richard Lewis and Paul Edwards each won a $250 scholarship for Game Design. Senior Hayes Nelson placed third in Animation and received a medal.

TCCHS senior Anderson’s art chosen for Capitol show

Sophie Anderson, a senior at Thomas County Central High School, won first place in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, held by U.S. Rep. Austin Scott. The winners were announced during a special ceremony and reception held March 13 at the Colquitt County Arts Center in Moultrie. “Being honored by this award is a definite confidence boost and reassures me that an art-related career is the right choice for me,” Anderson said.

TCCHS presents "Guys and Dolls"

Thomas County Central High School Drama program will roll the dice this Friday and Saturday in its spring musical, “Guys and Dolls.” “It’s about romance and gambling,” Camille Sowell, who plays Adelaide, said. Costar Kaleb Goss adds, “…and guys who trade romance for gambling.” The musical’s plot is based on short stories by writer Damon Runyon and the book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Music and lyrics are by Frank Loessner.

Annual FFA Plant Sale

TCCHS FFA is holding their annual plant sale March 28 - April 1. CLICK HERE for more information.
 

TCCHS students dance “Under the Sea”

TCCHS held its annual Special Needs Dance on Friday, Feb. 19. The dance is an opportunity for these students to gather in the gym to socialize and enjoy dancing with one another.

Thomas named WBL Student of the Month for February

Brianna Thomas, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Flowers Foods through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for February 2016. “She has demonstrated excellent work ethics throughout her employment with Flowers Foods maintaining integrity, dependability, motivation, and showing a tremendous amount of responsibility,” Thomas’s Work-Based Learning coordinator, Michelle Ausley, said.

Daniels crowned King of Hearts

Recently, four young men at Thomas County Central High School won the hearts of their peers for a special cause. TCCHS held the King of Hearts competition, one way the school recognized and supported the American Heart Association and its mission to promote awareness of heart disease during February, which was American Heart Month.

FBLA competes at State Leadership Conference

“I could not be more proud of the students and their hard work,” TCCHS FBLA Advisor Nick Haskin said. “This was the most competitive SLC (State Leadership Conference) I've seen in my 10 years of advising FBLA.”

TCCHS students featured in TCA Youth Arts Show

Thomas County Central High School art students created, painted, sculpted, and drew their way into the ranks of a local youth arts show. Students were awarded honors and recognitions in the Thomasville Center for the Arts Youth Arts Show, Competition and Exhibition. TCCHS students earned 10 out of 22 awards (see below). “Overall, the students' works from TCCHS are a fine representation of the variety of media, subjects and techniques that they explored in their visual arts classes,” TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. 

TCCHS students find way to reach out and thank troops.

Thomas County Central High School is wrapping up its project to box support for the nation’s troops. TCCHS Key Club wanted to find ways to thank members of the military by meeting their everyday needs. Operation Shoebox is a way to do that, one that gets the TCCHS community involved in honoring the nation’s troops. “Operation Shoebox is the perfect project for Key club because it is in the spirit of the club to give back however we can,” club secretary Hailey Bryan said. “Giving to our troops who are deployed is one of the highest honors for us.”

TCCHS places third in region literary event

The Region 1 AAAA portion of the Georgia High School Association Literary Competition was held March 1 at Cairo High School. Ten schools competed. TCCHS finished third overall, with placements in all but three events and only four points shy of the first place winner. TCCHS placed first in three categories and these students will advance to state competition. “I am always proud of our students,” TCCHS Literary Coach Cary Riggs said. “This time we came in just four points behind the winner. TCCHS continues to hone our skills and competition levels. It is a pleasure to see our students take on the extra work and stress of academic competition. As literary coach, I get to see our students endeavor to increase their abilities and talents.”

TCCHS students attend the District Honor Band event in Norman Park

The District Honor Band event was held Thursday-Saturday, Feb.  18- 20 in Norman Park. Musicians from TCCHS were selected from earlier auditions to perform in both bands: one for freshmen and sophomores, the other for juniors and seniors. “The weekend was fantastic,” ninth-grader Michaela Gandy said. “It was a great experience.”

Kornegay presents project to symposium

C’lee Kornegay, a sophomore at Thomas County Central High School, recently was selected to present her science fair research project during the Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS). Her project was one of few chosen for the event. “This was an honor because my project was one of 50 from the whole state to present at this,” Kornegay said. “My experience was unique because I was able to share the information I learned from my project while learning about other research students my age conducted. The most challenging part of this experience was presenting because I was nervous.”

Science Olympiad competes

Students brought home several medals, ribbons, and a second place overall trophy from the Gordon State College Region Science Olympiad tournament held Feb. 27, ensuring them a spot at state competition. Among the two teams, both coached by TCCHS science teacher Laura Kornegay, every student placed or won a ribbon in at least one event. “Out of the 23 categories given, our school did well in each one,” junior participant Palmer NeSmith said.

TCCHS members enjoy FFA Day in Atlanta

TCCHS students Tori Stringer and Katelyn Hancock attended the 30th annual FFA Day, held in Atlanta on Feb. 23. Each year, FFA chapters from across the state are selected to attend the day’s festivities. This year, members from 24 FFA chapters (including TCCHS) participated, and nearly 200 members, advisors, alumni and staff attended the event.

TCCHS FGE club attends conference

Thomas County Central High School Future Georgia Educators Club members recently attended the Future Georgia Educators Conference. TCCHS Early Childhood Education teacher Cindy Carnes, club sponsor, took 28 students to Rome, Ga., Feb 3-5. This is the school’s second year of participation in a row, and several TCCHS FGE members placed in competition categories.

TCCHS dominates region science fair

The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Region Science & Engineering Fair was held Friday, Feb. 12. Ten projects advanced to state competition and one project was selected as an alternate. Students advancing to state competition are: Faythe Choate and Hailey Newman, Sierra Stephens and Kennedy Ward, Desiree Hough, Emily Mitchell and Emily Owens, Jordan Bush and Hannah Dixon, C’lee Kornegay, Anna Jense and Tyler Williamson, Hailey Ferrel, Kealie Bennett, and Katelyn Hancock. Alternate is Caroline Pope.

School System Closed

The Thomas County School System will be closed Wednesday, February 24, due to the threat of inclement weather.

Medical In-service

MEETING POSTPONED 

Medical In-service

Provided for School Staff and Parents
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thomas County Board of Education
Professional Learning Center
(across from Wendy’s)

Sponsored by Thomas County Schools

 

FBLA fundraiser concert set for February 26

Round River Drive, a band put together by Thomas County Central High School seniors Austin Yeomans, Cole Donovan, Connor Mathis and graduate Matthew Butler will play a fundraiser concert for the TCCHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members going to state competition.

TCMS students explore AP classes

Students from Thomas County Middle School visited Thomas County Central High School in honor of AP Day. AP stands for Advanced Placement. The day, declared by the Georgia General Assembly, recognizes AP classes taught in Georgia public high schools. TCMS students audited AP classes taught at TCCHS. TCCHS Assistant Principal and AP Coordinator Jim Rehberg said AP Day is “a great opportunity” for the school to promote its Advanced Placement program and share what happens within its AP classrooms. “These students are the future of our program so it’s never too early to pique their interests,” he said.

Beckett named TCCHS WBL Student of the Month

Saleen Beckett, Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Thomas County Schools through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for January. “Saleen has done such an awesome job this year,” Work-Based Learning coordinator Michelle Ausley said. “She is a model student and a very special young lady. She completes all assignments that are asked of her and takes the extra mile to make the assignments shine with excellence.” Stephanie Morris, Beckett’s supervisor at Cross Creek Elementary School, praised the student’s performance and interest in her job.

Two TCCHS students win state chorus slots

 

Thomas County Central High School Chorale students Kylen Meares, a freshman, and sophomore Caleb Giddens have been selected as members of this year’s Georgia All State Chorus. The competition was held at Bainbridge High School on Jan. 23, where they auditioned by showcasing their talents in musical knowledge and singing abilities. “Kylen and Caleb did very well, both of which scored above 90 percent in their final audition,” TCCHS Chorale teacher Nicole Davis said.

CTAE students place in Skills USA competition

The SkillsUSA Regional Competition was held Friday, Feb. 5, at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie. The TCCHS students placed in welding and automotive categories, with one student advancing to state competition.? "Our students always work hard to prepare for competition," Beth Adams, director of CTAE programs at TCCHS said.  "It's exciting to see all of their hard work pay off as they demonstrate their skills outside the classroom." In welding, a team including Matt Mancil, Brian Beckwith, Cade Hebron, and Eddie Mitchell placed third in the Welding Fabrication Team category.

TCCHS holds National History Day competition

Thomas County Central High School held its National History Day competition on Tuesday, Feb. 9. More than 20 students placed or were awarded honorable mentions (see box). Of these, 20 will advance to state competition. “TCCHS has gained a reputation of succeeding at both the state and national level,” NHD sponsor and World History teacher Christine Patton said. “This year’s entries seem poised to continue that tradition.”

TCCHS students learn about potential career

TCCHS hosted a Career Café event on Tuesday, Feb. 2, during its C Lunch period. Representatives from Vereen Rehabilitation Center spoke with students about their job as athletic trainers and what they do at TCCHS. “Students can come in and talk with us about our job and our experiences,” athletic trainer Tyler Johnston said. “It gives them exposure to the job in high school.”

Robotics advances two teams to state competition

 

Two of Thomas County Central High School’s Robotics teams advanced to state level competition at the Circuit Runners FIRST Tech Challenger (FTC) Qualifier recently held in Marietta. The CyberStingers Green team #8433 advanced because of their robot performance, and the CyberStingers Gold team #6988 advanced because of the detail and thought put into their engineering notebook. “I was very proud of all of our teams,” Coach Laura Kornegay said. “The teams worked hard in preparation for this last qualifier and it’s rewarding for them to see their hard work pay off.”

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

 

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Live at the Hive

TCCHS will be hosting “Live at the Hive” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 11. The event will be held at the TCCHS baseball field during the baseball team’s season opening scrimmage against Berrien County. “Live at the Hive is an event that will highlight the winter and spring student athletes at TCCHS,” Kyle Shaver, TCCHS Booster Club president said. “We wanted to be able to generate some excitement for the upcoming seasons and recognize the student athletes that participate.”

TCCHS Wrestling team improves season

The Thomas County Central High School Wrestling team has made positive improvement this wrestling season. This season, team members agree they have improved from last year. This year, in almost every match the team was close to being tied or won. At the beginning of the season, the team struggled with finding wrestlers for the lower weight classes of 106 and 113, but Head Coach Bill Wilhelm recruited two football players to help out the team. “I’m just putting them through the basics, trying to teach them good base moves and techniques,” Wilhelm said.

TCCHS earns the most seats in region honor band

Thomas County Central High School Bands members have earned more positions than any other school in the district in the 2016 South Region Honor Band Competition. Auditions were held in Cordele on Dec. 12. Musicians selected for the band were announced this month, and 16 TCCHS students were selected. “It feels so good to win after all the hard work we have put in,” honoree Drucilla Thomas said.

Nine TCCHS students selected for HOSA conference

Thomas County Central High School had nine students attain scores in the Georgia HOSA Regional State Qualification Tests to advance to the Georgia HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC). “The sate qualification tests are knowledge tests,” Cindy Griner, TCCHS HOSA advisor, said. “The top 70 students in each test category qualify to attend the state leadership conference to compete at the state level.”

Girls Relay team advances to state

“I’m very pleased on how our team performed at the region meet, even though they fell a little short of winning the championship this year,” Coach Todd Wilson said. “I couldn’t ask for a better group of swimmers. They worked very hard all season long. All of our swimmers dropped time throughout the season and many earned their best times ever in their event.” 

Students work to create yearbook

Each year, working behind the scenes, a group of high school students put together the Thomas County Central High School yearbook. Journalism students work all year long to create the 300-page book. “It’s a big job,” Journalism teacher Laura Parkerson said. “It takes a while to get all of the information and pictures together before you can even begin to design the page.”

TCCHS wins nine medals, award in academic competition

Thomas County Central High School students brought home nine medals and a quiz bowl award from the 12th annual Andrew College Academic Competition.

TCCHS Key Club celebrates membership boost

Thomas County Central High School Key Club, during its January 2016 meeting, recognized new members and honored its participants for services rendered, thus far, this school year.

Students Place in Regional Technology Fair

Forty-five students from Cross Creek Elementary School, Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School traveled to Moultrie to participate in Colquitt County's 10th Annual Regional Technology Fair on January 23, 2016. Thomas County Schools students brought home 15 first place medals, 21 second place medals, and 3 third place medals.

FBLA wins 5th region title

FBLA students dominated the Future Business Leaders Region 1 Leadership Conference & Competition, held Jan. 15 at the Southern Regional College in Moultrie. Approximately 60 students participated in more than 100 events. TCCHS defended its title and earned 30 first place medals, 17 second place medals, nine third place medals, and numerous other top 10 medals. Thirty-three students will move on to FBLA State Leadership Conference & Competition. “We won region for the fifth time in a row,” senior member Mason Lawing said. “That is quite the achievement considering the size of our region.” FBLA Advisor Nicholas Haskin said he “could not be more proud of this amazing group of young women and men.”

39 advance to region science fair

More than 200 students participated in the annual TCCHS Science Fair, which was held in December 2015 and showcased approximately 150 projects. Of these, 39 students qualified to advance to region competition, to be held this February.

Thomas County teachers learn at third annual Techno Expo

On January 4, Thomas County Upper Elementary and Thomas County Middle School held its third annual “Techno Expo.” On this professional learning day, teachers attended sessions to learn how to integrate technology into their classrooms.  Click "More Information" for details.

TCCHS seeks participants for Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Thomas County Central High School is preparing for Groundhog Job Shadow Day and local organizers are seeking the community’s involvement.

The national event, scheduled for Feb. 2, 2016, will be a chance for students all over the country to shadow workers in a vast variety of professions. To help make the event a success on the local level, TCCHS is currently seeking businesses/industries who want to help out by allowing students to shadow their employees.

“We are looking for businesses and industries interested in helping TCCHS students make a difference in their lives by giving them a new vision for their future,” Work-Based Learning Coordinator Michelle Ausley said.

Professions anticipated to be shadowed on the day include scientists, firefighters, graphic designers, mechanics, doctors, architects, teachers, government employees, and potentially hundreds more.

For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Melissa Rodgers, TCCHS senior guidance counselor, at (229) 225-5050, ext. 168 or Michelle Ausley at (229) 225-5050, ext. 192.

The deadline to register is Jan. 15, 2016.

50 selected for District Honor Band

Thomas County Central High School Bands program had 50 musicians selected for District Honor Band, with 21 of those advancing to the second round of auditions for All-State Band. "Our students were well prepared for this event," director Michael Thomas said. "We are truly respectful of the talent and rigor displayed by every TCC musician. Their results speak to their commitment to excellence.” 

FFA students prove skills

Two Thomas County Central High School Future Farmers of America participants have proven their skills in competition categories. Sophomore Kolby Phillips, 16, won first place in the state competition of the Agricultural Tractor & Machinery Operations & Maintenance Career Development Event. Gage Odom, 16, junior, won first place in the Area Five EMC Wiring competition and advanced to state. Phillips, who also won region earlier this year, attended the state competition held Dec. 5 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

North Florida Fair Youth Art Show results

Art students at Thomas County Central High School continue to fare well at winter exhibitions. Students earned 58 awards at the recent North Florida Fair Youth Art Show, including seven first places each in both the Fine Arts and Handicrafts divisions. The event is open to southwest Georgia and northern Florida K-12 students and professional artists. "We've participated in this event for eight years," TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. "It's a good venue for our art students to see what our neighboring Florida students are creating."

Phillips named WBL Student for November

Anna Phillips, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Senior Life Insurance through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for November 2015.

Donations needed for annual event

Shop With a Yellow Jacket, or SWAYJ, is an annual Thomas County Schools project where students from Thomas County Central High School take children specially selected from the system’s elementary schools Christmas shopping. Preparations are currently ongoing for this year’s event, to be held Saturday, Dec. 19; however, donations are needed to make the day a success.

TCCHS earns third "Superior School Art Award"

TCCHS earned the “Superior School Art Award” for the third year in a row at the 26th annual Georgia National Fair “Youth Art Competition and Exhibition” in Perry.  Students scored the most first place blue ribbons (14) along with four Best-In-Categories. The school received a plaque and $400 was awarded to its art program. “I couldn’t be more proud of our Yellow Jacket artists and the many excellent artworks created this year,” TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. “Earning ribbons is always a wonderful surprise for each student, as it validates their level of craftsmanship, especially when compared to the many talented youths across our state.”

Parent Survey

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TCCHS hosts Special Olympics

Each year, the local Thomas County Special Olympics is put on by the Thomasville YMCA and the Thomas County Special Olympics Advisory Committee. “They serve more than 150 special need students from kindergarten to 12th grade from area schools in Thomas County that participate in Special Olympic sports,” TCCHS Special Education teacher Todd Wilson said. “Every year the Special Olympics become more visible throughout our communities.  This is a great way for people in Thomasville to see the importance of this program in the lives of our special need athletes.”

FFA off to solid start

Thomas County Central High School Future Farmers of America competition teams are off to a solid start this season. Teams recently competed in two separate events, one mainly for practice and the other as a qualifier to move on to state competition through Career Development Events, or CDEs. These events were held at the Albany State Fair and at Irwin County High School's CASE Farm.

Cover Jackets by Yellow Jackets

Sweaters, snowflake wings, mittens, and hats.  These were among the many accouterments that inspired Thomas County Central HS students to compete in a school-wide art contest that placed “Buzz,” the school mascot, in wintry garb or setting.

New technology prepares students to meet higher academic standards

Every classroom in every school in the county has a Smartboard, an interactive whiteboard, and Thomas County Schools has recently deployed more than 1,400 new Chromebooks and plans to add at least 1,100 more over the next year.

Students attend Leadership Summit

Twelve members of Thomas County Central High School Student Council attended the Georgia Association of Student Council's Leadership Summit, held Nov. 2 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.

Science students visit Lost Creek Forest

Thomas County Central High Schools students in Laura Kornegay’s AP Environmental Science class took a trip to visit and study the Lost Creek Forest. The site was meant to be an Industrial Park back in 2008, but was saved by a group of locals known as “The Friends of Lost Creek Forest.” It is located behind Country Oaks Golf Course and beside Thomasville Regional Airport. “We had a great day,” teacher Laura Kornegay said. “I appreciate all of the work from the Friends of Lost Creek Forest in making this a great learning experience for our students.”

Math team places third at VSU

Members of the TCCHS team placed third overall (out of 14 teams) in the Valdosta State University High School Mathematics Tournament. Also, team sponsor and TCCHS math teacher Darrin Minns said member Guanghui Li finished fifth individually and received a $1,000 scholarship to VSU, a school Li hopes to attend next fall.

Harper named WBL Student of Month

Ephraim Harper, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Clanton-Malphus- Hodges Veterinary Hospital through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for October 2015.

Freedom Shrine dedicated in honor of Veterans Day

Honoring those who dedicate their lives to protecting American freedom took center stage at Thomas County Central High School as the school rededicated its Freedom Shrine in honor of Veterans Day. “The documents on this wall aren’t just pieces of paper,” TCCHS Principal Trista Jones said. “They mark great turning points of our nation. Having them here in the school, available for all students and citizens to see firsthand, connects our past with our present, guaranteeing our strong future.”

Cross Country finishes season

Thomas County Central High School Cross Country team had a solid season from start to finish.  The season wrapped with a state meet, which was held at Carrollton High School in Carrollton on Saturday, Nov. 7. Despite the rainy weather in Carrollton, both the girls and boys teams completed the AAAA state meet.

Chorale performs "And All That Jazz"

Thomas County Central High School Chorale performed its Fall Showcase, “And All That Jazz,” on Oct. 29 at the Thomas County Board of Education auditorium. The event, which was free and open to the public, gave the young singers the opportunity to show off their musical talents to the community through their various groups, solos, and as a full chorus. Selections included “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “That’s Life,” and “What a Wonderful World.” Participant Chyna Cook said the performance was “really fun and exciting” and she was happy to sing with her group. The show ended with all groups returning to the stage for a final number.

Parent Meeting

To prepare for Milestone score reports going home with students, we will host a parent information meeting on Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.  This meeting will provide parents an opportunity to learn more about the Milestone End-of-Course Assessments and the score reports.

There’s a new Buzz in town

For years, there has been discussion of a new mascot for Thomas County Central High School, and it has finally happened. “I’ve had people asking about what happened to our old mascot for years, but it was always a time where it was either too late or just a bad time to try to put it together,” Randy Young, Broadcasting teacher at TCCHS said. “This time the timing was right and I contacted the boosters who wanted to see it become a reality.”

TCCHS students win, place in Miss Kitty art contest

Three art students placed in the high school division of the Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary Poster Contest: Sophie Anderson and Hakeem Stevens tied for first (along with a student from Thomasville City Schools), and Camille Sowell placed second.

TCCHS students participate in special video conference

Thomas County Central High School students in Robotics and AP Physics classes had a rare opportunity to video conference with experts at Moultrie’s Ag Expo. 

Veterans Day Activities

The Thomas County School System has announced the schedule of patriotic events honoring veterans for Veterans Day. Every campus will be participating. Click below for details. 

 

Parent Engagement Month
Anderson wins Best of Show at North Georgia Fair

“We are very proud of our students’ work and their awards earned,” TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. Senior Sophie Anderson won Best of Show in 9-12th grades for her watercolor, “Girl with Purple Shadows.” Anderson, who won Best of Show at the same event last year, said she didn’t expect to win again. “I was surprised,” she said.

14 earn medals at Academic Pentathlon

Thomas County Central High School students had a strong performance and won numerous medals at a recent academic competition. On Saturday, Oct. 17, TCCHS students traveled to Cairo for the Region Academic Pentathlon. They brought home 14 medals and placed in all subjects in which the school competed. “It is great to go up against other schools in your area, even much bigger schools like Lee County, and bring home so many medals,” commented event sponsor Laura Kornegay.

Students attend International Youth Symposium

Thomas County Central sent six students to the International Youth Symposium hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Juniors Jordan Bush, Anna Jense, Logan Herring, and Tyler Williamson, along with sophomores Haley Ferrell and C’lee Kornegay traveled to Atlanta with their teacher Laura Kornegay for the symposium.

Numerous artists place at Deep South Fair

TCCHS had numerous young artists place in the annual Deep South Fair Youth Art Show, held during the Thomasville Exchange Club Deep South Fair. The school’s young talent garnered 65 awards at this year’s event, including Best of Show. “I am very proud of the students and the dedication that went behind every art project submitted to the competition,” TCCHS Art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. “It simply is a lot of fun for students to earn a beautiful satin ribbon and be validated for dedication to craftsmanship.”

Maxwell earns WBL Student of Month

Drew Maxwell, Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Mayhaw Plantation through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for September 2015.

Homecoming Week Festivities

Monday: Team Day - Wear your favorite college or professional team's gear.

Tuesday: Twin Day - Twinning is winning!

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday - Wear a costume or wacky outfit (cannot cover or paint face).

Thursday: Dress for Success - Wear your business and professional attire.

Friday: Blue & Gold Day - Time to show your school spirit!

Band and Broadcasting join forces

Thomas County Central High School band and broadcasting departments have joined talented forces to improve a football season tradition. Band director Michael Thomas felt it important to update the band’s presentation. One way to do this is to improve the sound quality for the front of field ensemble. “Just as the music we listen to changes, the front ensemble is changing,” Thomas said. “Time is changing and technology is upgrading music performances.”

Students visit with Bronkar Lee

Students in TCCHS fine arts classes were invited to experience shows by Bronkar Lee, an innovative and multi-talented performer known for his juggling and beatboxing skills, as well as his infectious energy and charm.

Thomas County Literacy Fair

Please join us at this community event for children of all ages. Click on the link below for more information:

Thomas County Literacy Fair Flyer

Two students place in postcard contest

Two Thomas County Central High School art students placed in the annual Plains, Peanuts and a President postcard contest. Sophomore Savannah Rosales won first place in the 10th grade division, and freshman Jada Moore won second place in the ninth grade division. “I feel proud of being placed in first,” Savannah Rosales said. “It means the absolute world to me to win and be congratulated.”

Bush wins at Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt

Five Thomas County Central High School students competed in the local chapter of Omega Psi Phi’s 32nd annual Talent Hunt, held Sept. 12. Sophomore JHarre Bush sang his way to the win with what TCCHS Choral Director Nicole Davis called a “stirring rendition” of “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” “I participated in the talent hunt because I wanted to perform somewhere other than church,” Bush said. “I also wanted to win a scholarship to help pay for my schooling. I felt that my performance went extremely well, better than I thought it was going to be.”

TCCHS students participate in state ag ed campaign

TCCHS Agriculture Education program was asked to provide students to pose for photos and video footage, which may be used in future promotion of the Georgia Agricultural Education Program. They also had the opportunity to spend an agricultural learning day on former Georgia senator John Bulloch’s farm, where the shoot was held.

“This is not an everyday or year, for that fact, circumstance that you are asked to be involved in this type of publicity,” TCCHS agriculture teacher Jerry Stone said.

TCCHS holds NHS Induction

Thomas County Central High School held its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony on Monday, Sept. 21. Seventy-seven students were inducted during the ceremony held in the school’s gym Monday night. This adds to the 74 returning members, making TCCHS having 151 students in the National Honor Society.

Thomas County Schools lands 2.7 million dollar grant to boost literacy skills

Last Friday, the Georgia Department of Education awarded the Thomas County School System a 2.7 million dollar grant to assist the district in implementing a comprehensive literacy plan for children in Thomas County from birth through eighth grade.

The Striving Reader competitive grant was awarded based on the quality of the proposal and the capacity of the system to implement the plan. Thomas County’s plan places a heavy focus on reading and writing in all content areas and on vocabulary development.

Class of 2017 receives rings

On Aug. 27, the Class of 2017 and their families gathered in the TCCHS gym for the class ring ceremony.

TCCHS students donate blood

Thomas County Central High School held a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Approximately 92 students participated. “I feel normal physically, but emotionally I feel like a great person being able to help out others in need,” 11th grader Tireshia Anderson said of her donation.

Odom named South Region FFA President

Brentley Odom, 15, and a sophomore at Thomas County Central High School, is the current South Region president. The TCCHS FFA chapter is a part of this region and Odom was recently elected to the office. “This was my first year running for a senior office and I was so young,” Odom said of his election. “I was super surprised. I was not expecting president at all. I am happy I did get president and I feel like I can fulfill the duties that I need to.”

School-Based Flu Clinic: DEADLINE EXTENDED - forms are due back on Monday, September 28

The Thomas County School System is happy to partner with the Thomas County Health Department in offering flu vaccines to our students at no cost this fall.  An information packet was sent home with Garrison-Pilcher, Cross Creek, Thomas County Middle, and Thomas County Central High School students regarding the vaccine. For these students, the HIPPA acknowledgement and vaccine consent forms are due back on Monday, September 28Click here to find out more and download the information sheets and the acknowledgement and consent forms. 

Summer work prepares AP students and teachers

Instructors and students in Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement courses kept busy over the summer with special assignments and have put their knowledge to use in the classroom.

TCCHS wins All Sports title, Directors Cup

TCCHS has been awarded the All Sports trophy from Region 1AAAA and the Regions Director’s Cup from the Georgia Athletic Directors Association for its exemplary achievements in sports programs last school year. “The All Sports trophy is awarded to the best overall athletic program in Region 1 AAAA,” TCCHS Athletic Director Sam Holland said. “We had five region champions last year: boys and girls golf, girls soccer, softball, and girls swimming.”

"All A" students rewarded

Academically thriving Thomas County Central High School students were rewarded for their hard work with “All A Lunch.” The lunch, held Aug. 14, gave students who achieved a 90 or above in all academic subjects in the last nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year the opportunity to eat off campus. Students were given a choice of restaurants: Longhorn, IHOP, Whataburger, El Paso, or Zaxby’s. After students ate, they spent time at Cherokee Lake until it was time to return to school. “’All A Lunch’ is, and always will be, the best part about school,” senior participant Zack Johnson said.

TCCHS adds AP classes

Thomas County Central High School is continuing its efforts to provide rigorous courses for students seeking challenging content. This year, the school has added two more Advanced Placement, or AP, classes to its roster: AP Latin, taught by Cary Riggs, and AP Environmental Science, taught by Laura Kornegay. “Our AP program continues to expand and grow to meet the needs of our student population,” TCCHS Assistant Principal James T. Rehberg, who coordinates gifted and accelerated instruction, said.

Volunteer Orientation

If you are interested in volunteering at Hand-In-Hand, Garrison-Pilcher, Cross Creek, Thomas County Middle, Thomas County Central, The Renaissance Center, or Bishop Hall, please attend one of the volunteer orientation sessions listed below:

Tuesday, September 1
9:00 a.m. OR 5:30 p.m.

Orientation sessions will be hosted at the Bishop Hall Charter School.

Night at the Nest

On Thursday, Aug. 13, the Thomas County Athletics Boosters club put on “Night at the Nest,” an event where people could come out to the football stadium and meet all the school’s fall sports athletes. During “Night at the Nest” all fall athletes – including football, cheerleading, cross country, and softball – were introduced to the public. Then, after all the teams had been presented, the field was opened to the public so it could mingle with the athletes.

Minns recognized as Yale Educator

A Thomas County Central High School educator has received recognition from a prestigious university via a former student’s recommendation. Math teacher Darrin Minns said he was quite surprised when he received notification this week he’s been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Yale Educator Award. “It’s an honor,” Minns said of his selection. “I appreciate this recognition by Yale.”

Fine Arts facilities get updates

School may have been out for summer, but facilities work was in session at Thomas County Central High School throughout the break. Upon returning to school for the new year, students were greeted with updates in two fine arts classrooms, band and chorus, as well as the addition of a new dance studio.

AP Scholars honored with luncheon

On Wednesday, August 12, the highest achievers in Thomas County Central High School’s Advanced Placement program were rewarded for their hard work. Scholars who received a score of three or better on any AP exam (taken at the end of the previous school year) were invited to AP Luncheon, held at Ruby Tuesday and courtesy of the school. “I think it’s really nice the school takes us out for all of our hard work,” junior Tyler Williamson said. “It definitely compensates for all the stress.”

9th Grade Parent Meeting

TCCHS will host a Parent Night for parents/guardians of 9th grade students on Tuesday, August 25 or Thursday, September 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. You will have the opportunity to meet the guidance counselors, learn about Pathways, and receive information on graduation requirements for your student. For more information or questions, please contact Tammy Shealey at 229-225-5050 ext. 115. We hope to see you there!

TCCHS adds Dance program

“I am so excited to be a member of Thomas County Central High School and cannot wait to see this program grow,” instructor Shelby Mitchell, who also works with the TCMS program, said. “I've always wanted to teach dance because I truly am passionate about it. I feel that this is where God has called me at this point in my life.”

TCCHS leads in engineer prep

Today’s high school students cannot imagine life before computers, tablets, and cell phones, and now they are preparing to enter a job market where computer skills are a basic requirement for a rapidly increasing number of jobs.  Thomas County School System students will now be able to take advantage of computer science courses to prepare them for the ever-changing world of technology.

Fine Arts Opportunities

The Thomas County School System is pleased to offer several afternoon fine arts opportunities for our students through partnerships with the Dance Academy, Versa Music Conservatory (formerly Thomasville Music Academy), and members of our own faculty.  Please click on "More Information" to learn more about these programs and to view the informational flyers.

Endless Possibilities

Endless possibilities await students at Thomas County Schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Thomas County Schools offer academic excellence, career preparation, and unmatched opportunity.  Please click on the link below to imagine the possibilities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpva66Rhpg4&feature=youtu.be

2015-2016 Schedules

Schedules are available to view on Infinite Campus. Students may also stop by the front office to pick up a copy of their schedule or receive it at Open House on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30. Students who would like to request a schedule change may stop by the front office and pick up a Schedule Change form. Forms will be accepted until Monday, August 10. If you would like to speak with a counselor, please call to schedule an appointment.

Remind 101

Attention Class of 2019: Stay connected with Remind101 specifically for your class. Text @tcchs2019 to 81010 or 678-293-9789. If you have questions please call your counselor, Tammy Shealey , at 229-225-5050 ext. 115.

2015-2016 Parking Permits

Parking Information packets are ready to pick up in the front office. Parking Contracts must be signed by a parent. Students must present a current driver's license and proof of insurance coverage (make sure the insurance card has not expired).

Permits are $20 and will be sold as follows:
Seniors Only: July 23-24
Seniors & Juniors: July 27-28
Seniors, Juniors, & Sophomores: July 29

All fees and lunch money must be cleared before purchasing a permit.

Cross Country Jog 2015

The TCMS/TCCHS Cross Country teams are holding a 5K/Fun Run event on Saturday, August 15th. The 5K will begin at 8:00 AM followed by the Fun Run at 9:00 AM. This event will benefit the cross country teams when purchasing uniforms, attending cross country meets, and meeting other monetary demands during the season. The runs will take place at the Hand-in-Hand and TCMS campuses. We look forward to your support and hope to see you on the 15th!

Click here for the registration form!

TCCHS sends 5 to Summer Games

This summer will mark the first time Thomas County Central High School will send five special need students to represent the Thomasville YMCA in the swimming competition at the Georgia State Special Olympics Summer Games.

Senior Honors Night

Honors Night is held the Thursday prior to the seniors’ last day of high school. This year’s ceremony for the TCCHS Class of 2015 was held Thursday, May 14. It recognized graduating seniors for their academic accomplishments throughout high school and announced scholarships winners.

Honor Graduate Luncheon

Thomas County Central High School recognized its honor graduates for the Class of 2015 with an annual Honors Luncheon, held Thursday, May 14, in the school's conference room.

Graduation 2015

Congratulations to our Thomas County Central High School Class of 2015!  Endless possibilities await the 286 graduates who will be looking toward a future full of new challenges.  Valedictorian Emily Kornegay and Salutatorian Noah Harris both shared words of wisdom with their fellow classmates.  Click below to read their speeches.

 

Thomas County Central Graduation Attire Reminders

Please view this attachment to see the proper attire for graduation.

2015 TCCHS Graduation Attire Reminders 

Underclass Appreciation Day

Students’ year of hard work and dedication to their education was recognized with the annual Appreciation Day at Thomas County Central High School. This year’s event was held Tuesday, May 12, in the school’s gym. Appreciation Day is held at the end of each school year and recognizes achievements of underclassmen (freshman, sophomore and junior students). “We are proud to celebrate all of the accomplishments of our underclassmen,” Principal Trista Jones said.  “It is exciting to recognize students for their hard work, and we hope it will help them continue to strive for excellence.”

Thomas County Schools Summer Reading Challenge

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer.  The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the links below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2015-2016 school year.

Click More Information for links to all guidelines

Cick here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!

Attention Parents! We need your input!

Parents, please participate in our online survey. We need your feedback and suggestions to help revise our School Improvement Plans.  The survey is available now through Friday, May 22, 2015.  Please click the link below to complete the parent survey.

Parent Survey

Senior Reminders

See MORE INFORMATION for important information about graduation and other upcoming events.

Cheerleading Try-out Dates Set

Mandatory parent meeting: May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the TCCHS conference room. The student and a parent must attend. Please contact Coach Sam Holland at 229-225-5050 ext. 198 if you have a conflict with the honors assembly.

Try-out dates are June 1-5 in the TCCHS gymnasium:
June 1, 2, 3 practice will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
June 4 practice will be from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
June 5 try-out time to be announced later

Class of 2015 Top Honors Named

Thomas County Central High School has announced top honors for the Class of 2015: its valedictorian, salutatorian, and honor graduates. Emily Kornegay, 16, is valedictorian and Noah Harris, 17, is salutatorian. Also, 32 seniors are honor graduates.

Barrett Wins GSNA Poster Contest

Savannah Barrett, a freshman art student at Thomas County Central High School, has won several awards and recognitions for her creations this year. Barrett recently won top high school honors for Thomas County, the district and the state for the Georgia School Nutrition Association Nutrition Advisory Council’s annual poster contest. This year’s theme was “Get in the Game with School Nutrition.”

Arrington Art to be Displayed in DC

One Thomas County Central High School art student has won the honor of having her art displayed in Washington D.C. and another art student has been recognized in the local leg of a national competition. Zsant Arrington received first place and Sophie Anderson received an honorable mention in the Eighth Congressional District (of which Thomas County is part) branch of the Congressional Art Competition, held each spring and sponsored by the United States House of Representatives.

Students Attend All-A Luncheon

Thomas County Central High School students who made all A’s for the third nine weeks of the school year were rewarded for their good grades with a special lunch trip. Thirty-two students attended the last All-A Luncheon of the year on Friday, April 17. They had the option of eating at local restaurants Longhorn, Zaxby’s, Whataburger, IHOP, or El Paso.

Forestry Teams Sweep Competition

Thomas County Central High School Forestry teams swept a recent skills competition, taking first place in both divisions. Teams competed in the Area V Forestry Career Development Event, or CDE, held April 14 at Reed Bingham State Park. Both the TCCHS Junior and Senior teams placed first in their divisions. “These are competitive contests where students demonstrate the knowledge they have learned in the classroom,” teams advisor and TCCHS Forestry and Wildlife teacher Jerry Stone said. This event was the region face-off with the top two teams per division advancing to state competition. The junior team scored 728 and the senior team scored 709.

Forensics Team Places 3rd in State

Thomas County Central High School Forensics Team worked its way past the yellow tape and earned a place on the podium in a recent skills competition. The team placed third in Crime Scene Investigation during the SkillsUSA conference held in Atlanta. This is the first time in TCCHS Forensics program history a team has made it to the podium in this event.

Summer School Information

The dates for the 2014-2015 Summer School session are Monday - Thursday on June 1 through June 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Students attending summer school may recover credit in one academic area. To qualify for summer school, a student must:

- have been present in the failed class 150 days (out of 180)

- have earned at least a 60 in the failed class for the current school year

Students may immediately begin to sign up. If you have questions or concerns regarding Summer School policies, please contact a guidance counselor or Mrs. Karen Jones  at 229-225-5050.

Kornegay selected for NYSC

One Thomas County Central High School student has been selected to participate in a national science collaborative and several others placed or received special recognition during the 2015 Georgia Science & Engineering Fair. The fair was held March 26-28 at the University of Georgia. All students placed first in the ABAC Region Science & Engineering Fair in order to advance to state competition.

Knapp Named STAR Student

Justin Knapp, a Thomas County Central High School senior has been named not only the school’s STAR student, but also the STAR student for Thomas County. He recently competed for the Region 9 STAR Student honor in Americus. “Being selected as STAR Student is such an honor because it is a testament not only to my own work but also to how well my school has prepared me,” Knapp said. “I’m humbled to be able to represent my school in this way.” The teacher Knapp selected as STAR Teacher is Cary Riggs, who has taught Knapp in Latin I, Latin II and Advanced Placement Art History classes.

Potter WBL Student of the Month

Logan Potter, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Thomas County Schools through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the March WBL Student of the Month. “Potter is one super young man,” Work-Based Learning Coordinator Michelle Ausley said. “He is always checking in to make sure he has met all assignment deadlines demonstrating great responsibility. He is very much a leader, always doing his best in all subject areas, as well as his duties and responsibilities within the workplace.”

Wilson Named TCCHS Teacher of the Year

Todd Wilson, Special Education teacher, has been named Thomas County Central High School “Teacher of the Year” for the 2014-2015 school year. “If you want to change the world go into teaching,” he said. “If you want to make a difference, go into Special Education.”

Color Me With Cheer

The 2nd Annual Color Me With Cheer 5K Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 16.  Hosted by the TCMS cheerleading squad, the event is great for all ages!  For more information, click on the link below:

Color Me With Cheer Flyer

Register before May 4 to ensure a t-shirt!  To access the registration form, please click on link below:

Color Me With Cheer Registration Form

WBL Expands Programs

Thomas County Central High School Work-Based Learning program has expanded its potential student job options with a new partnership this year. The program and the school’s Broadcasting department have joined forces to provide students in this pathway a chance to take part in the experience.

10 FBLA Students Headed to National Competition

TCCHS FBLA State Competition Results (* Denotes FBLA Nationals Qualifiers)

Digital Design and Promotion: Stephen Atkinson, 7th place
*Digital Design and Promotion: Logan Sanders and Vance Stephens, 3rd place
*Digital Video Production: Jordan Barrett and Mason Lawing, 3rd place
*Digital Video Production: Shelby Howard, Logan Beaver, Keri Corbin, 2nd place
*Job Interview: Shelby Howard, 1st place
Who’s Who Future Business Leader: Tessa McCorkle, 3rd place
Public Service Announcement: Steven Tran, 7th place
Global Business: Emily Kornegay and Noah Harris, 9th place
*Website Design: Tessa McCorkle and Tyler Williamson, 3rd place
Website Design: Camille Sowell, 9th place
Mobile Application Development: Logan Sanders, 8th place
Desktop Publishing: Ellen Ponder, 6th place
*Introduction to Business Communication: Maggie Martin, 4th place
Business Plan: Tyler Williamson and Sam Gelabert, 7th place

Laws of Life Essay Winners

Congratulations to Brittney Teasley for her winning essay in our Laws of Life essay contest. See More Information below for a list of all of the winning and honorable mention students.

Watson Selected for GHP

The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, has announced its honorees for the 2015 event, and TCCHS student Chandler Watson has been selected in the Science field.

Boys Soccer to Host Future Jackets Camp

The TCCHS Boys' soccer team will host a camp for boys and girls ages K - 4th grades on March 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cost is $40.00 per camper. Campers will receive fundamental instruction, a camp t-shirt, water bottle and will be given a ticket to the varsity soccer game against Cook County on April 2 where they will play a short game during halftime of the boys' game. Registration deadline is March 23.

CLICK HERE for registration Form

Holocaust Survivor to Speak to the Community

On Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., George Rishfeld will tell his story of survival at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium.  Sponsored by the Thomas County Board of Education in conjunction with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, the event is free and open to the public. 

Click 'More Information' below for more details.

Students Place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair

Students from Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School along with Ms. Danna Cooper and Ms. Selina Bell traveled to Macon to compete at the state level in the Georgia Educational Technology Fair last Saturday.  All of these students placed first in the regional level fair in January to earn their spot in the state level competition.  There are numerous technology categories in which students may compete including, but not limited to, 3D Modeling, Web 2.0 Applications, Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, and Programming.  Click 'More Information' below for more details.

Science Olympiad Team Earns Medals

Expanding the possibilities and testing the limits of science took front and center for Thomas County Central High School’s Science Olympiad team. The team competed recently in a Science Olympiad Tournament held at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston. Students placed/medaled in several events.

28 Advance to NHD State Competition

History continues to motivate young minds at Thomas County Central High School. Eighteen projects and 28 students from TCCHS are advancing to National History Day State Competition. These projects qualified after students placed first, second or third in the region competition held Friday, Feb. 27.

Students Complete Youth Leadership Program

Youth Leadership 2015 has concluded, and 21 Thomas County Central High School students have completed the program.

Artists Place at VSU High School Art Competition

TCCHS had two young artists place in the Valdosta State University Regional High School Art Competition: Sophie Anderson and Asia Gurulé. The exhibit opened Sunday at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta. Sophie Anderson, 16, won Best of Show for her ink, plaster, and acrylic called “Girl with Koi Fish.”

TCCHS Sends Two OM Teams to State Finals

 

Two TCCHS Odyssey of the Mind teams have qualified for the State Finals to be held in Columbus, Ga at the end of March. The Pandora’s Box (top) team advanced to state finals during a region competition held in Flowery Branch on February 28. Team members are Katricia Fann, Sarah Buckley, Chelcie Nix, Kelcie Allen, Daniel Winchester, and Drucilla Thomas. The Balsa Wood team (bottom) advanced to state competition earlier in February. Teams members are Richard Salter, Ian Mathew, Johnny Williams, Nick Brinson and Amber Jackson.

TCCHS Hosts Roaring 20's Dance

Thomas County Central High School hosted a Special Needs Dance Friday, Feb. 20.  The theme was “The Roaring Twenties.” The dance is for area special needs programs, and approximately nine different districts came for a turnout of more than 400 participants, organizers said. This is Thomas County’s eighth year of hosting the dance, and several local businesses and individuals donated to help make the dance a success.

District Honor Band Announced

Forty-four students from Thomas County Central High School participated in District Jazz and District Honor bands recently at Norman Park.

Spence WBL Student of Month

Keisley Spence, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by BellaMoon Boutique through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named WBL Student of the Month for February.

Chorale Performs Movie Songs

A recent Thomas County Chorale special performance paid homage to some of the movie industry’s most beloved songs and showcased its students’ talents.

TCCHS Advances 7 to State Science Fair

Seven Thomas County Central High School students have earned places at a state science competition. The students advancing to state placed first in their category at region competition. These students are: Kaleb Carter, Jonathan Castillo, Jacob Hancock, Noah Harris, C’lee Kornegay, Emily Kornegay, and Ashlynn Quattlebaum.

Lawing selected to Student Advisory Council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected 64 Georgia students to serve on his 2015 Student Advisory Council.  Mason Lawing, junior at Thomas County Central High School, was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 students who applied to serve on the council. Students were chosen based on the strength of their essay answers, which focused on their ideas for public education and ways their own educational experience could be improved.

Robotics Teams Bring Home Trophies

 

Thomas County Central’s robotics teams, the CyberStingers, brought home two trophies and several other awards from the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) CircuitRunners qualifier held at Wheeler High School in Marietta.

TCCHS Students Advance to Region After NHD Event

Forty Thomas County Central High School students have advanced to the next phase of competition in an annual event that promotes interest in history. National History Day was held Feb. 10 at TCCHS, with numerous students participating in the event, which is like a social studies fair and gives students the chance to show their history knowledge and research skills. NHD has five categories: Documentary, Exhibit, Paper, Performance, and Web Site.  This year’s theme is “Leadership and Legacy.”

Holland Named AD

Sam Holland will be the new athletic director at Thomas County Central, the school announced Wednesday. He’ll work with current athletic director Mike Singletary, who announced his resignation in December, until the end of the school year when Singletary’s contract runs out. “I’ve been athletic director before and when the opportunity came up I was extremely excited to do it again,” Holland said during a phone interview Wednesday.

Student Achievement Rewarded

Thomas County Central High School student academic achievement for the second nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year was recently rewarded with a special lunch trip. Students who made all As on their report cards had the opportunity to participate in the All A Lunch, held Jan. 27 at Gateway Shopping Center.

HOSA Students Advance to State

Several members of TCCHS’s Healthcare Science program have placed in HOSA region events and moved on to the HOSA State Leadership Conference, which will be held on the University of Georgia campus this March.

9th Grade Open House

Attention Class of 2019!
You're invited to
Thomas County Central High School's
9th Grade Open House!

Monday, February 9
6:00 p.m.

Open to all rising 9th graders... you do not have to be enrolled in Thomas County Schools.  For more information, call 229-225-5050.

Parkerson speaks to Dugout Club

Coach Chad Parkerson was asked to speak during the Georgia Dugout Club’s annual baseball clinic, held during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Atlanta. “It was a definite surprise, humbling would be a better term, to be asked to speak in front of all the high school and college coaches that are members of the dugout club,” Parkerson said. “I look up to a lot of the guys in the coaching circles all around the state.

Robotics teams win awards

 

Congratulations to our robotics teams who brought home two trophies and several other awards from the recent CircuitRunners qualifier held at Wheeler High School this past weekend. The Gold team finished qualifying rounds in fourth place.  Unfortunately, they fell to the winning team in semifinals.  The Gold team also brought home the trophy for the Motivate Award.  They were also finalists for the Innovate Award and finished third for the Inspire Award. The Green team was a finalist for the Connect Award and brought home the trophy for the Think Award.

TCCHS accepts new American flag

Thomas County Central High School has received a new American flag. A representative for Modern Woodmen of America visited TCCHS Wednesday to deliver the flag. The school has a flag pole on the front lawn of the campus and daily flies an American flag. The flag presented was a replacement for the one previously flown and donated by the organization.

TCCHS Musicians Garner Most Placements at DHB

Thomas County Central High School has more representatives named to District Honor Band than any local school and more students recommended to state auditions than any school in its congressional district this year.

Drew named WBL Student of the Month

Devan Drew, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Chandler’s through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named WBL Student of the Month for January. “He has demonstrated excellent work ethics throughout his employment with Chandler’s maintaining honesty, showing responsibility and dependability,” Drew’s Work-Based Learning coordinator, Michelle Ausley, said.

Students Place in Regional Technology Fair

Fourteen students from Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School traveled to Moultrie to participate in Colquitt County's 9th Annual Regional Technology Fair on January 24.  There were over 340 participants in the fair competing in various technology categories and age divisions.  Our students did an outstanding job bringing home 11 first place medals, 3 second place medals, and 1 third place medal.  Every student from Thomas County placed in the top 3 of their category and division.  All first place medalists will advance to the state competition held in Macon on March 7.  Click "More Information" below for details.

TCCHS swimming for region title

Thomas County Central High School’s swim team is finishing up its regular season and gearing up for region competition.

TCCHS Wins FBLA Region Sweepstakes for 4th year

TCCHS defended their FBLA region title, against 32 other schools, for the 4th year in a row.  These students are testing against over 20,000 FBLA students state wide.  Many of our students are ranked in the top 10 in their events, statewide, and we even have a few ranked number 1 after region...this is with 200-500 competitors in their event! 

Andrew College Academic Competition

Thomas County Central students brought home nine first place medals, two second place medals, and a quiz bowl award from the 11th Annual Academic Competition held at Andrew College in Cuthbert. The quiz bowl team placed second in the competition.  The quiz bowl team was made up of Noah Harris, Justin Knapp, Logan Potter, Cole Donovan, Maggie Martin, and Jason Weeks.  The competition consisted of four rounds of questions related to art, history, literature, mathematics, science and social science.

Pops from Pop

Positive encouragement and recognition for a job well done was recently given to students at TCCHS. The event was called “Pops from Pop.” “We are very proud of all the students who maintain passing grades and discussed different ways to reward them at our leadership team meeting this summer,” said Principal Trista Jones.  “We thought this would be a great way to make a personal contact with each student and to encourage them to keep up the good work.”

 

Apprentices gain career experience

TCCHS students continue to strive to be the best by maintaining jobs that will benefit them in the future. Eight students have joined the Work-Based Learning program as Youth Apprentices focusing in the area of education, where they work with three-year-olds and learn the routine of a teacher at Hand-In-Hand Primary School.

TCCHS Door Decorating Contest

Thomas County Central High School got into the Christmas spirit and made the halls look festive with its Christmas Door Decorating contest.

Students Provide Manna Boxes

This holiday season students, clubs, and sports teams from Thomas County Central High School came together to provide food for families participating in Shop With a Yellow Jacket, or SWAYJ.

Seniors Win Powder Puff

Thomas County Central High School held its annual Powderpuff competition Thursday, Dec. 4. The senior class won the competition.

Holland WBL Student of Month

Anne-Marie Holland, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Thomas County Board of Education through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for December.

Band concert free to public

WHAT: Thomas County Central High School’s “Best of the Nest” Christmas Concert
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18
WHERE: TCCHS Gym

HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public

FBLA attends Fall Leadership conference

The Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America leadership team participated in the Fall Leadership conference Nov. 18-19 in Athens.

Student Council attends summit

Members of Thomas County Central High School’s Student Council recently attended the Georgia Association of Student Councils Leadership Summit 2014.

It's a Yellow Jacket Christmas CDs

This Christmas season at TCCHS teachers are lending a helping hand in a unique way: by sharing their voices. A group of teachers came together to record a CD in order to raise funds for the annual Shop with a Yellow Jacket (SWAYJ) project. The CD is titled “It’s a Yellow Jacket Christmas 2014” and CDs are $10 apiece.

FBLA walks for March of Dimes

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leader of America club members traveled to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain Nov. 23. Each year, Callaway puts on “Fantasy in Lights,” a display of Christmas lights that cars can drive through. FBLA members walked the eight-mile path in support of the March of Dimes.

TCCHS Students aid Backpack Buddies program

Each Thursday afternoon students at Thomas County Central High School take time to assemble food packages. These packages are distributed on Fridays to high school students who are at risk of not having food over the weekend and during school breaks through the Backpack Buddies program.

Robotics Teams Compete

The TCCHS robotics team, CyberStingers Gold, members are Jameson Smith, A.J. Rowell, Austin Ridley, Chris Geer, and Steven Tran. The team won the Finalist Alliance trophy at the FTC qualifier sponsored by L.E.D. Robotics at Southern Polytechnic State University the weekend of December 6.

Students Support Food Drive

Thomas County Central High School students have helped stock the shelves of a local relief organization this holiday season. TCCHS students participated in The Can Food Challenge, a three week drive to help The Salvation Army. The drive was organized by school club Divas of Tomorrow. “I think the can drive is a very good idea because we are fulfilling a need in the community,” freshman Divas member Kordae’ Bowden said.

TCCHS Prepares for SWAYJ

The most wonderful day of the year is currently in the works at Thomas County Central High School. Shop with a Yellow Jacket, also known as SWAYJ, is being prepared for community kids this Christmas. “Students and teachers come together to help the less fortunate,” Renae Moore, TCCHS teacher and a SWAYJ coordinator, said. “It’s a time where we come together and show what it means to be a true Yellow Jacket.”

TCCHS Spirit Week

Students at Thomas County Central High School came together to show school spirit during Spirit Week. Spirit Week, held the first week of November, consisted of several events: class hall decorating, student car painting, a car decorating contest and a pep rally. “Spirit Week brought a lot of different students together to show their school pride,” sophomore Dakota Beever said.

TCCHS Chorale Performs Fall Showcase

Thomas County Chorale members recently got the opportunity to showcase their talent and raise funds for their program.

TCCHS Hosts Career Fair

Thomas County Central High school held its Career Fair on Oct. 28. The Career Fair is designed to educate students on the skills and education required for their career of interest. The fair was held in the gymnasium; juniors and seniors could attend. The theme for this year’s fair was “Green Light- Careers on the Go.”

TCCHS Remembers Veterans

“Our Veteran's Day ceremony gave us the opportunity to publicly recognize and thank all of our veterans and also to pay special tribute to our own Shannon Chihuahua, who gave his life while serving,” Principal Trista Jones said.

Special guest Maj. Joseph Ruzicka, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, who spoke about Chihuahua’s service and dedication, said the armed forces need individuals “willing to serve selflessly” like Chihuahua did. He said such selflessness starts at a young age, and the seed for such selflessness should be planted and encouraged to grow.

Then, Chihuahua’s wife Kristen hung a portrait of her late husband above a special plaque dedicated to the fallen hero that was placed on a front lobby wall. She and their children, Annabelle and Sophia, were in attendance.

TCCHS School Council Elections

TCCHS will hold School Council elections during the week of December 8-12. This year we are in need of two parents to serve for a two year term. If you have a student at TCCHS and would be interested in having your name placed on the ballot, please contact Melissa Thompson at 229-225-5050 extension 103 or at mthompson@thomas.k12.ga.us by December 5.

All A Lunch

“All A lunch is my favorite field trip because we are able to take some very good students off campus,” Dr. Rehberg, director of gifted/accelerated instruction, said. “It’s nice to be able to get away from school for a few hours to celebrate a job well done.”

GA Milestones meeting

TCCHS will host an informational meeting on Monday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria about the new Georgia Milestones test. This test will replace the current End of Course Test (EOCT). All parents and students are encouraged to attend.

TCCHS donates blood

Thomas County Central High School students participated in a blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 5, to help area blood center Oneblood stay supplied with the lifesaving substance. Bloodmobiles came to the school for the day so students could donate without having to go to one of the center’s locations. More than 100 students volunteered to donate and approximately 58 units were donated.

GHP Nominees Announced

Nominees for next summer’s Governor’s Honors Program have been announced and Thomas County Central High School has several students completing the application process.

Jackets collecting jackets for Food Bank

The Vespa Staff and The Nest are teaming up for the third year to collect coats and jackets for the Thomas County Food Bank.  We will be collecting lightly used, clean jackets in exchange for community service hours (3 coats = 1 hour) or credits to the school store (1 coat = $1.00).  We will collect items until Thanksgiving break. Community members who would like to donate should contact Mrs. Parkerson at lparkerson@thomas.k12.ga.us or bring coats to the guidance office at the school.

Baseball Camp for TCMS Boys

The Thomas County Central Baseball coaching staff would like to put on a camp for TCMS 5th & 6th grade boys to teach fundamentals as well as put young players through a varsity type practice the week of November 10-14.  Parents are more than welcome to attend, watch and ask questions at the end of practice each day.

A camp for 7th & 8th grade boys will be held the following week, November 17-20. Coach Parkerson will meet with these players on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:45 a.m. in the TCMS gym.

Georgia Parent Survey

Parents: Please take a moment to complete this 24 question survey. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. 

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

 

Competition Cheer team competes

Thomas County Central High School Competition Cheerleaders are in the midst of their season. The team already has several competitions and placements under its pompoms and more opportunities to show off their skills and compete against other teams are scheduled, including a region showdown in November.

Jalen Greene was selected as the door prize winner at the TCCHS Career Fair on October 28.  The prize was given by Advanced Medical Group/Thomas Drug Stores.  Students who visited the booth were allowed to register, and a winning name was drawn to receive the candy prize.  Jalen is pictured with Beth Adams, Director of the TCCHS PREP Academy.  The career fair is sponsored by the PREP Academy and open to 11th and 12th grade students through their English classes. 

Johns joins "Best of the Nest"

The new TCCHS assistant band director, Paul Johns, has a passion for teaching music.

Freshmen study Greek Mythology

Thomas County Central High School freshmen literature students are studying Greek Mythology and learning how those stories are still relevant in today’s world.

TCCHS uses Pacer Test

Thomas County Central High School is emphasizing personal fitness by putting its Physical Education students through their paces. New state standards require each student in a high school P.E. class to participate in the Pacer Test, which measures cardiorespiratory endurance.

Taylor named WBL Student of Month

Parker Taylor, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by JLLS through TCCHS’s Work-Based Learning program has been named the WBL Student of the Month for October 2014.

Pink Chip Day

Barberitos teams up annually with the TCCHS yearbook staff to raise both funds and awareness for local breast cancer survivors by selling pink chips and breast cancer awareness T-shirts.

School Bus Safety Week

School Bus Safety Week reminds students, parents and
motorists of their important role in school bus safety

Georgia celebrates National School Bus Safety Week on October 20 - 24, 2014, and Georgia School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, October 20.  Schools and safety advocates throughout the Peach State are using the week as an opportunity to highlight the importance of school bus safety.  The 2014 theme for the week, Be Smart - Be Seen, I wait in a safe place, reminds students, parents and motorists of the important role each plays in ensuring student safety at the school bus stop.  One key factor in protecting Georgia’s students rests with motorists obeying the law and stopping for Georgia’s school buses as they board and exit. But, drivers should also be reminded that obeying the law is just not enough.  Children are unpredictable… motorists must have an overall heightened safety awareness and expect the unexpected as children wait at bus stops and as they get on and off their school bus.

"Plains, Peanuts and a President" Winners

Thomas County Central High School had two students place in the “Plains, Peanuts and a President” postcard contest. Ninth grader Zion Jackson won first place for his grade division and sophomore Derrick Brock placed second in his.

Nobles Gives Back at TCCHS

NaGuanda Nobles, a graduate of Florida State University and of Thomasville High School, was invited back to her hometown to speak, perform, and teach a master class to the fine arts students of Thomas County Central High.

"The Shadow Box"

The Thomas County Central High School Drama Department presented “The Shadow Box,” a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Michael Cristofer, on Sept. 26-27 at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium.

Barrett Crowned Homecoming Queen

This year’s Thomas County Central High School Homecoming Court has been named and the queen has been crowned. See More Information below for the fiull story and Photo Galleries for more pictures from homecoming week.

The Nest

The Nest, in business for five years, is more than just a place to get snacks, supporters said. The money raised there goes toward supporting the school, its students and important community causes.

Teachers Attend AP Training

A group of teachers at Thomas County Central High School attended Advanced Placement training during the summer in order to either improve or teach AP classes this school year. These teachers are Brett James, Teresa Carver, Laura Kornegay and Nicole Davis.

NHS Induction

Thomas County Central High School inducted new members into the National Honor Society on Monday, September 22 in a ceremony held in the school's gymnasium. See Photo Galleries for pictures from the event.

TCCHS student Dwayne Harrell presents Thomas County Schools Transportation Director Robert Young with 85 handwritten thank you notes. These notes are for the system's bus drivers and thank them for safely transporting students. Harrell wrote the notes on behalf of the TCCHS Key Club, sponsored by Amy Ponder (also pictured). The club also gave the bus drivers a basket of goodies.

New Class at TCCHS

A new class at Thomas County Central High School has participants thinking outside the box and studying topics from all angles, not just a specific discipline. TCCHS began a Georgia Academic Decathlon class this school year. In it, both the instructor and the students educate each other about curriculum topics, according to teacher Cary Riggs.

Knapp Named National Merit Semifinalist

Thomas County Central High School senior Justin Knapp has been announced as a Semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program. He is one of just three Southwest Georgia high school students to be recognized by The National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

 

TCCHS Places 2nd in Flaunt Mural Contest

Congratulations to TCCHS Art students Erica LeSuer, Raven Haywood and Rachelle Brown.  They earned $500 as Runner-Up in the Thomasville Center for the Arts “Flaunt – Pop It Up” mural contest. 

Homecoming Week Dress Up Days

Join in the fun Homecoming week and dress up everyday.
Monday: Nerd Day
Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: Decade Day
Thursday: Dress for Success Day
Friday: Blue & Gold Day

SACS Accreditation Meeting

Parents and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend a meeting in the high school conference room on Monday, September 15 at 9:00 a.m. to give input on the TCCHS self-study for SACS accreditation. Your feedback is important as we work through this process. Please contact Beth Adams at 229-225-5050 ext 193 if you have any questions.

TCCHS vs. Americus-Sumter 9-12-14

Pregame general admission ticket sales will be Thursday and Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at TCCHS or TCMS. Tickets are: Adults - $7.00 and Students - $5.00. All tickets are $8.00 at the gate Friday night.

There are still reserved seats available which will also be sold Thursday and Friday. Reserved seat tickets are $10.00 for bench seats and $12.00 for backed seats.

TCCHS WBL Program Offers Real World Setting

Thomas County Central High School Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship program has started another year and is seeking new partners to offer its students employment and help them practice classroom lessons within a real world setting. “The program offers students school-based and work-based learning opportunities related to the student’s career interest areas,” said Michelle Ausley, TCCHS Work-Based Learning Coordinator. “Students have the opportunity to connect what they learn in school with work-site application to enable smooth transition into the work force and/or education beyond high school.”

TCCHS Future Teacher Intern Program

Not every aspiring teacher has the chance for hands on experience while still in high school. A group of Thomas County Central High School students has just such an opportunity with the Future Teacher Internship program. “This is going to be a great experience,” said participant Madelyn Griner. “I will get a chance to be a teacher and see what they go through.  I feel like I will get to be close with the kids and the teacher I will work with.”

Chorale puts SING in StINGers

The 2014-2015 StINGERS are: (sopranos)  Amber Shimkus, Taylor Midgette, Ava Glover, Victoria Robinson, AlDazja Johnson, Bethanie Simons, Courtney Jackson; (altos) Melody Hagan, Ansley Brinson, Victoria Talbott-Cortez, Ariana Warren, Tabetha Brooks, Alexis Helms, Amber Diggs; (tenors) Darius Jackson, Caleb Walton, Marc Rountree, Noah Palmer, David Le; (baritones) Isaiah Thurman, Cole Blackwell, Austin Redding and Zion Jackson. See More Information for their story.

TCCHS Donates 67 Units of Blood

Local teenagers had a chance to help save lives without leaving school Wednesday, August 27 when a blood drive was held at Thomas County Central High School. OneBlood, the region’s blood center, brought bloodmobiles to the school for a day of voluntary donations. “Most students don’t have an opportunity to go and give blood,” said Gillian Daughtry, 17. “The blood drive allows students to save lives without having to travel.”

9th Grade Parent Meetings

Please join us on Monday, September 15 or Thursday, September 18 for an informational meeting for parents/guardians of 9th grade students. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Parents will have the opportunity to meet our guidance counselors and receive information about academics, CTAE Pathways, graduation requirements, clubs and extracurricular activities. We hope you will plan to attend on either night.

TCCHS @ Valdosta High School 8-29-14

General Admission tickets will be on sale in the front lobby ticket booth on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All tickets are $10.00. Kick off is 8:00 p.m.

Afterschool Fine Arts Lessons -- Sign Your Child Up Today!

The Thomas County School System is launching an initiative to make a variety of fine arts opportunities more easily accessible to our students.

In addition to offering bus transportation for students who choose to take advantage of the programs available at the Thomasville Center for the Arts, the Thomas County School System is partnering with the Thomasville Music Academy, the Dance Academy, and our own faculty to offer a variety of lessons in the afternoons on our own campuses.  Click 'More Information' below to view flyers and learn how to register for each program.

We need your input for improvement! Please complete survey by Friday, August 29.

We would like your input on our system-wide Comprehensive Local Education Agency’s Improvement Plan (CLIP).  Below are two links where you can view the plan and complete a brief survey.   Thank you for your input and suggestions.

Click here to review the improvement plan (CLIP)

Click here to complete the survey

TCCHS Art Students Continue Mural Project

Upon first glance at the ceiling along the fine arts hallway at Thomas County Central High School, onlookers might think they’ve found an undiscovered chapel painted by the masters. But, it is the budding artists in TCCHS Art Club who are responsible for the murals slowly spreading along the hall’s ceiling. The club’s project started in 2008. So far, there are six completed murals.

Class of 2016 Receives Rings

Juniors at Thomas County Central High School can officially be called the Class of 2016. A ring ceremony was held Thursday, August 21, in the TCCHS gym for the Junior class. “I was glad to speak on behalf of the 2016 class,” said Junior Class President Mason Lawing. “I hope everyone enjoyed getting their ring as much as I did.”

Academic Achievement Honored

TCCHS students who attended the All A Lunch Friday included: (front row, left to right) Erin Pearson, Jane Guo, Hannah Dixon, Jordan Bush, Zack Johnson; (middle row, left to right) April Daily, Shamaria Daniels, Anne Marie Holland, Kiara Tramel, Faith Miller, DaWayne Harrell and Jacob Hancock; (back row, left to right) Chelcie Nix, Chandler Watson, Cole Donovan, Austin Yeomans, Tessa McCorkle, Jaym Densing and Drake Johnson.

Attention Parents! We need your input!

Parents, we need your feedback and suggestions.  Please take a moment to complete our online survey by clicking the link below.  The survey is available now through Friday, September 5, 2014.  We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time share it with us!

Parent Survey

Volunteer Orientation Meeting

Please join us Wednesday, August 13, at 5:30 p.m. for the Volunteer Orientation Meeting at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium.  Click here for further details.

TCCHS OM Team Embraces Pin Trading

To trade a pin or not to trade a pin is the question members of Thomas County Central High School’s Odyssey of the Mind chapter asked themselves during World Finals this summer. “States and countries have their own pins,” explained Kimsey Hodge, TCCHS OM sponsor. “These are traded annually at OM World Finals competition.” These pins, like pins that can be worn on clothing, usually have a theme specific to the state they represent and also depict that year’s OM problems. Some pins are traded "pin for pin" while others are worth more and require more pins to trade for them.

Attendance Policies

Late Arrivals/Tardies: Students who arrive on campus after 8:00 a.m. must sign in at the front office. 

Early Dismissals:  Students who need to leave school before regular dismissal must bring a signed note from their parent/guardian stating the time of and reason for the early dismissal.  If a note is not provided, the parent must sign the student out in the front office. Students may only be signed out by persons listed on their student summary page. Proper identification will be required to sign a student out. Parents/guardians are asked to update their student's information regularly.

Messages and items left for students will be delivered during the school day. Students will not be called out of class unless there is an emergency.

Please see More Information for a full explanation of our Attendance Policies.

TCCHS Cheerleaders Compete for Top Spots

 

Thomas County Central High School has two cheerleaders participating in a competition to name the best in the state. Sisters Tessa and Kayla Winbigler, both 17 and seniors, competed in the Georgia Cheerleader of the Year competition this Saturday, August 9, in Columbus. The Winbiglers were named to the competition’s top 40 nomination list earlier this year.

Register Now for the Jack O'Lantern Jog!

Support the Thomas County Elementary Schools by signing up for the Jack O'Lantern Jog!

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Where: TCMS and Hand-in-Hand Campuses

Click here to download the Registration Form

Click here to see the T-Shirt Design

Click here to register online

TCCHS Students Excel on College Board Exams

  Ninety-three Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) students took 126 College Board Advanced Placement exams over a period of two weeks in May. The exams lasted between three and four hours and are the culminating event of a year of very hard work. Results of the rigorous tests were recently released.  School officials are pleased with the results.


Students who scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam were treated to lunch on Wednesday, August 13.

 

Remind 101

Stay up to date with information from the guidance department at TCCHS by joining "Remind 101." Parents and students are encouraged to sign up to receive informational text messages from the TCCHS guidance department. Text your graduating class code to 678-293-9789.
Class of 2015: @tcchsgu
Class of 2016: @tcchsgui
Class of 2017: @tcchsguid
Class of 2018: @tcchs

McCorkle Places at FBLA Nationals

Five students from Thomas County Central High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter joined more than 11,000 other members and advisers for the 2014 FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition in Nashville, Tenn., on June 28, 2014.

CCRPI Index Report Card

Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) earned the highest score among high schools in Southwest Georgia on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), based on data released by the Georgia Department of Education. The CCRPI Index is regarded as a state report card for schools in Georgia. TCCHS scored an 83 on the 100-point scale, which is in the top tier of high schools statewide.

Future Jacket Cheer Camp

The Thomas County Central cheerleaders will host the 2014 Future Jacket Cheer Camp on August 23, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The camp is open to girls ages K-4th grade and cost $50.00 per participant. Each girl will receive a t-shirt, a water bottle, and a ticket to the opening home football game on September 5, 2014 where they will perform a pregame dance and cheer. Registration forms should be returned to Carrie Lasseter at TCCHS no later than August 11, 2014. CLICK HERE for registration information.

2014-2015 Parking Information

Parking application packets are now available and may be picked up in the bookkeeping office. To purchase a parking permit, please return the completed packet along with a current driver's license and valid proof of insurance. Cost for a year long permit is $20.00. Any outstanding fees and/or lunch debts must be paid before a permit can be purchased. Applications will be accepted on the following dates from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.:

Seniors Only: July 24-25

Seniors & Juniors: July 28-29

Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores: July 30

Permits are sold on a first come first served basis and may also be purchased throughout the school year.

2014-15 Back to School Information

Click here to get the information you need as you prepare to send your children back to school. Open House dates, supply lists, and dress code information are provided for your convenience.

Yellow Jacket Idol

On May 1, 2014 the TCCHS Choral and Drama departments joined together to host Yellow Jacket Idol. Drama teacher, Mr. Mimbs, explained, "Yellow Jacket Idol was a great way to for the Theatre and Choral departments to team up and do a fun event together." The competition was great and the winner was junior Trey Hallowell. First runner-up was senior Afrika Davis. "I knew we had great talent in this school and I am glad that we found a way to showcase it. The students really performed well and I am proud of them. I am also extremely grateful to the wonderful judges that gave of their time and expertise," stated choral director Nicole Davis. For photos from the night, please see Photo Galleries.

Thomas County Students Place at National History Day

Students from Thomas County Central High, Thomas County Middle, and Thomas County Upper Elementary attended the National History Day State Competition April 26, 2014 at Mercer University. National History Day allows students to choose their own topic and presentation style while learning about a specific historical time period and meeting Common Core literacy and GPS social studies standards. This year's theme is "Rights and Responsibilities" - this required students to use balanced research from primary and secondary sources to prove their thesis.  Click More Information below to see results.

Gurulé Wins GSNA Poster Contest

Congratulations to sophomore Asia Gurulé for her first place entry in the High School Division (9th – 12th) of the Georgia School Nutrition Association (GSNA) poster contest.  Her first place artwork earned $50, a certificate, and a color copy of the work.  Gurulé previously placed first at the county and district high school levels for her work illustrating this year’s slogan, “GSNA - We Are School Nutrition.” She earned an additional $50 at those levels.

Students Travel to England and France

On April 3, 2014, twenty-eight TCCHS students and teachers enbarked on the journey of a lifetime. Traveling through EF Tours, the group met up with other students from Crete, Illinois in London, England and later traveled to Paris, France. See More Information for the full story.

OM Team Qualifies for World Finals

The TCCHS Odyssey of the Mind team that solved the problem “The Driver’s Test” has qualified for World Finals. The team is made up of Alexis Bergozza, Addison Frasch, Bobby Hancock , Mallorie Johnson, Chelcie Nix, Beth Sharpe, and Terrance Smith. See More Information for the full story and Photo Galleries for pictures.

Stevens Places in MAW Poster Contest

Congratulations to Hakeem Stevens who won 2nd Place and a $300 scholarship at the state level for the “Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week (“MAW”)” art poster contest. Hakeem is unique in that he also won 1st Place in this event as a seventh grader. He will go with representatives from Southwest Georgia Technical Institute, who sponsored the regional contest, and receive his award at the luncheon on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Georgia National Convention Center.

Carver Wins State History Award

TCCHS teacher, Teresa Carver, has been named the Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia for 2014. This prestigious award, which is sponsored by the Georgia Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, was presented at their Spring Conference  in Marietta, Ga. Please see More Information below.

OM Advances Three Teams to State

Three teams at TCCHS have qualified for Odyssey of the Mind (OM) State Finals to take place on March 29, 2014 at Columbus State University. See More Information below for details.

FBLA Sends Four to Nationals

Over 3500 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students competed in Atlanta the weekend of March 14-16, 2014. Less than 10% will move on to represent Georgia at the FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition in Nashville, TN this summer.   Please see More Information below for a list of all winner. Those earning the right to represent TCCHS and Georgia at Nationals are:

  • Lauren Rich--2nd Place in Business Communication
  • Tessa McCorkle--3rd Place in Website Development
  • Savannah Matherly--4th Place in Hospitality Management

     
NHD Winners Announced

The TCCHS Social Studies Department would like to announce the winners of our 1st National History Day competition. These students will advance to the state competition at Mercer University at the end of April. Please see More Information below for a list of winners.

Artists Win at Center for the Arts Youth Art Show

Congratulations to Thomas County Central art students who earned awards at the recent Thomasville Center for the Arts Annual High School Youth Arts Show. Senior Lyndsae Madden received the Artists' Guild Scholarship Award of $1,000.00. See More Information for a list of all winners.

OM Advances Three Teams to State

TCCHS had three teams advance to the State finals in the  Odyssey of the Mind competitons. The fainals will be held on March 29, 2014 at Columbus State University. See More Information below for a list of the winning teams.

TCCHS Wins at VSU High School Art Invitational

Congratulations to two Thomas County Central High School art students who won awards at the Valdosta State University Art Department High School Regional Invitational last week!  It was held for Southwest Georgia and North Florida high schools. Senior Bryce Gilliard won “Best of Show” with a clay sculpture called “Rooster-Woman” and Senior Lyndsae Madden won 1st Place with her charcoal drawing entitled “Pears, Quilt and Flowers.”  The event features the works from 10 high schools which submitted a total of 158 works. Teachers were limited to 12 works with no more than two per student.  There were four Place winners and six Honorable Mentions.  All the works will be on display until May 23, 2014 at the Turner Howell Cultural Center for the Arts in the old downtown Valdosta. See More Information below for pictures of the winning entries.

Science Olympiad Team Wins Region Championship


Members of the Thomas County Central High School Region Champion Science Olympiad Team are (front row) Lauren Rich, Justin Knapp, Kaylee Shaver, Elisha McDaniel, (back row) Noah Harris, Emily Kornegay, Savannah Matherly, Viraj Patel, Courtney Randall, and Brian West.

Thomas County Central’s Science Olympiad Team captured the Region Championship by beating out 17 other teams at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton on March 1, 2014. See More Information below for details.

 

TCCHS FFA Wins Wildlife Management CDE

The Area V Wildlife Management CDE was recently held on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). The TCCHS FFA Chapter, lead by advisor Jerry Stone, won first place in the senior division. See More Information below for a list of all winners.

Eight Advance to State Science Fair


(l-r): Ally Sealy, Ellen Ponder, Emily Kornegay, Richard Rountree, Rhonda Brown, Kaitlyn Douglas and Mason Lawing

Congratulations to our Region Science Fair Winners!  The following students placed first and will advance to state competition next month: Rhonda Brown, Kaitlyn Douglas, Emily Kornegay, Mason Lawing, Ellen Ponder, Richard Rountree and Ally Sealy. Emily Kornegay won the trophy for Second Overall in the Senior Division.  Ally Sealy won the American Chemical Society Award. These students will advance to the Georgia State Science and Engineering fair in March.

Jackets Sign Seven on National Signing Day

Seven Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets signed letters of intent to play football on the college level on National Signing Day. See More Information below for a list of players and colleges and see Photo Galleries for pictures from the signing event.

Students Accepted to Georgia All State Chorus

 
Melody Hagan             Logan Leik

Thomas County Chorale congratulates fellow students, Melody Hagan and Logan Leik upon being accepted into the Georgia All State Chorus. In February, these two students will have the opportunity to travel to Athens, GA to work with world-renowned conductors and participate in concerts with other students who have achieved the same honor. This is always a very exciting and rewarding experience for our students. We are proud of them.

FBLA "Three Peats" Region Sweepstakes Trophy

TCCHS is proud to announce that our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team has retained the Region I Sweepstakes Trophy, completing a "Three-Peat" in winning all 3 years since the award has been created.  Please see More Information below.

Robotics Team Wins Connect Award


Pictured left to right:  Emily Kornegay, Garrett Castleman, William McCray, and Kacy Jones.

Thomas County robotics teams competed at the RoBugs FTC qualifier this past weekend.  The CyberStinger Blue team brought home the Connect Award.  This award was given to the team for its involvement in helping the community understand FIRST® and FTC.  The team conducted several outreach events during the year, volunteered during science camp, and participated in the Thomasville Christmas parade.

Science Fair Results

On Friday, January 17, TCCHS held their Science Fair. First through third place winners will advance to region competition at ABAC in Tifton on February 14th. Please see More Information below for a list of winners and see Photo Galleries for pictures of the winning entries.

Andrew College Academic Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Andrew College Academic Competition:
Social Studies
Maggie Martin—1st place, 9th grade
Logan Potter—2nd place, 11th grade

Math
Emily Kornegay—1st place, 11th grade

Science
Chandler Watson—1st place, 9th grade
Mikayla Jordan—2nd place, 9th grade
Noah Harris—1st place, 11th grade
Justin Knapp—1st place, 11th grade
Brian West—1st place, 12th grade
Cole Donovan - 2nd place, 10th grade (not pictured)

 

Students Earn Perfect Scores

TCCHS students (left to right) Addison Frasch, Noah Harris, and Justin Knapp received perfect scores on the Georgia High School Writing Test, or the GHSWT. All received a score of 350. The test is administered as 100 minutes on a persuasive writing topic and is graded in four areas: style, conventions, ideas and organization. Justin Knapp also received a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. Great job, guys!

Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies for Nationals


Pictured from left to right are Noah Hobbs, Luke Jackson, Kutter Harrison, Hayes Nelson, and Richard Hightower

The Quiz Bowl Team recently qualified for the national tournament by winning fourth in the state competition. These five young men have worked hard by practicing two nights per week reviewing questions about math, science, literature, drama, art, music, history, geography, as well as other trivia which include subjects like popular music, sports, and movies. To qualify for the national competition, they competed against nearly 30 teams at the state level hosted by The Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA). The Quiz Bowl Team is working to raise money to attend Nationals, hosted by the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) in Chicago in May.

TCCHS Holds 6th Annual SWAYJ

Thomas County Central High School held the 6th Annual Shop with a Yellow Jacket (SWAYJ) event on December 14. Students from TCCHS formed teams and raised money to take a student from one of our lower schools shopping at Walmart. 85 teams participated this year involving approximately 350 high school students. Please see More Information below and Pgoto Galleries to the left for more informaiton and pictures.

Art Winners at North Florida Fair

Congratulations to our many TCCHS art winners at the North Florida Fair Youth Art Competition and to Emily Robison for her Best of Show entry titled "Moose." Please see More Information below for a list of all winners.

Denton Wins Grand Prize in Poster Contest

Congratulations to Aubree Denton for her Grand Prize drawing in the Fourth Annual "I Want to be Recycled" poster contest. Lyndsae Madden placed second in the 9-12 grade division, and Emily Corbitt placed third. See More Information below for a list of all winners and photos of our winning entries.

Anderson Wins Best of Show at PWAF Junior Art Contest

Artwork in the Plantation Wildlife Festival Junior Art Contest had to be based on the “Game Birds in Flight” theme. A maximum of 50 entries, from grades 7-12 were accepted for exhibition. TCCHS had eight works selected this year. The overall “Best of Show” winner was Central’s Sophomore Sophie Anderson for her “Wild Pheasant” in watercolor, ink, and acrylic. See more information for pictures of the winning pieces of artwork.

TCCHS Art Earns "Superior School Art Award"

With 22 high schools and 499 entries competing, Thomas County Central Art students earned overall 1st Place and the "Superior School Art Award" at the annual Georgia National Fair Youth Art Competition. TCCHS students earned eight 1st place ribbons and 32 awards total.   See More Information below for a list of winners.

TCCHS Wins at Deep South Fair Youth Art Show

The Deep South Fair Youth Art Show was recently held in Thomasville. TCCHS had multiple winners in many categories. Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention Winners!  See More Information for a list of first place TCCHS winners.

National Honor Society holds Induction

On Monday, September 23, 2013, new members of the Thomas County Central High School National Honor Society were inducted.

Peanut Festival Winners


Taylor Collins state winning entry in the "Plains, Peanuts & a President" annual postcard contest.

Congratulations to Taylor Collins the 1st Place state winner in the 12th Grade Division for “Plains, Peanuts & a President” annual postcard contest held in Plains, Georgia. 

Class of 2014 Three-Peat

On Thursday, September 26, the Class of 2014 won their third straight Powder Puff Championship. The Powder Puff game is sponsored annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). All four classes form teams and coaching staffs and compete against each other in 15 minute games. This year's senior class is the first class in TCCHS Powder Puff history to play in the championship game all four years. They were victorious in three of those years, also setting a new TCCHS record for most wins. FCA meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the conference room. All students are invited to attend these meetings. For pictures from the game see Photo Galleries.

Choice Commits to Clemson

TCCHS quarterback Adam Choice made a verbal commitment on Wednesday, May 22 to officially become a Clemson Tiger on national singing day in February, 2014. See the story from the Thomasville-Times Enterprise by clicking MORE INFORMATION.