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Region Honor Band Region Honor Band

On April fourth through sixth, three Thomas County Middle School band students participated in the GMEA All-South Region Honor Band Clinic which took place in Perry, GA.  Tyler Laidman (trombone), Caleb Kinneer (French horn), and Rebekah Horton (French horn) were selected after competing in both district and state-wide auditions. At the clinic, these students rehearsed music conducted by Cecilia Fraschillo.  The clinic culminated in a concert which took place at Houston County High School on Saturday, April 6. Congratulations to these students!

Milestone Testing Thomas County Seal

Thomas County Middle School fifth and eighth-grade students will resume the Social Studies Milestone on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Hands On Thomas County Day of Learning Victor 13

Sixth Grade Victor MERIT Company recently had a full day of service learning in partnership with Hands on Thomas County. Sixth-graders began the day by volunteering at Hand-in-Hand Primary School where they read to Pre-K and Kindergarten students, helped with craft activities, and played outside with the younger students.

Afterwards, groups of students worked at five different locations, including Hands & Hearts for Horses, Miss Kitty's Feline Sanctuary, Vashti, Cherokee Lake Butterfly Garden, and Second Harvest. Following a morning of service learning, students ate lunch at a local park and then picked up litter around the park.

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TCMS Teacher Nominated for National MacGregor Teaching Award Mandy West

Mrs. Amanda West , sixth-grade social studies teacher at Thomas County Middle School,was recently nominated for the Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor Teacher of the Year History Teacher Award. The MacGregor Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. Harris in honor of his sister and is awarded to one middle and one high school teacher annually.


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Southern Star Competition Trophies

The Thomas County Middle School Blue & Gold Concert Bands recently traveled to Atlanta to participate in the Southern Star Music Festival and Competition.  Out of the seven states represented in the competition, the TCMS Gold Band received the National Gold Standard rating.  The TCMS Gold Band also won the Best in Class Sweepstakes Trophy for the competition.  The TCMS Blue Band, consisting of more than half 6th graders, earned the National Silver Standard rating.  

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Diamond Del Mining Experience Diamond Del 3

Diamond Del's mobile gem mining adventure recently stopped by TCMS for a hands-on learning experience. Sixth-grade students mined for minerals and broke open geodes to discover beautiful quartz formations.

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VSU Middle School Math Competition Kinsley Rhodes

Nine students in sixth and seventh-grade from Thomas County Middle School recently competed with fifteen other middle schools at Valdosta State University’s Middle School Mathematics Tournament. The seventh grade team came in 2nd place overall in the tournament, and Owen Petrey, also in seventh grade, came in 5th place overall.

Seventh-graders, Hayden Groom and Owen Petrey, along with sixth-grader, Kinsley Rhodes, all finished in the Top 10.

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TCMS Track Meet at the Jackets' Nest TC Schools

The Thomas County Middle School Track Team, coached by Deborah Miles-Anderson, Gavin Wilson, and Frankie Ponder, recently competed in a home meet at the Jackets' Nest against five other schools including MacIntyre Park, Brooks County, Early County, Cook County, and Grady County. Both the boys and girls dominated the competition, with the girls scoring more points than any other TCMS track team in the past 15 years!  To see individual scores, click 'Read more' below.

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Challenger Center Trips for Eighth-Graders TC Schools


The end of February brought the annual trip to the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee for all eighth grade students at Thomas County Middle School. The students cooperated as teams to successfully complete a simulated Mars Mission. Students in Mars Command directed students in a spacecraft headed to Mars as the crew tried to build a remotely operated vehicle and discover if there is water on Mars. Students also had the opportunity to view a 3D IMAX movie and some fascinating demonstrations that reinforced physics concepts that they have learned about in the classroom. “Doing the simulated mission was so much fun. It really added to the way we learn things in the classroom and showed me there is a use for what we’re learning,” said Jesse Benton, an Alpha Company student.  

Once again, Flowers Industries funded the trip for every student. “When my sister was in eighth grade, she went to the Challenger Center as well. She told stories about the activities offered there, and it always sparked my interest. I’m thankful that Flowers Industries still funds this trip and allows us to have this experience,” said Hailey Atkinson, a Zulu Company student.

Pictured below is De’Shaun Lovejoy and Logan Brock participating in the simulated Mars mission at the Challenger Learning Center.