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Honeybees Garrison-Pilcher WeeBees Save the Honey Bees

What began as a project topic for a grant turned into a full-blown extension of learning about the conservation of honey bees at Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School. 

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Buzz Holding Book Facing Right 2017 Summer Reading Challenge Information

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

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Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year

Kylene Van Heiningen (right), shown with Principal Sharonda Wilson, is Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School's Teacher of the Year. 

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Multicultural Day Multicultural Day

Our Wee Bees became world travelers as they explored different countries and lands represented in each of our communities. Each community has spent time learning about their specific country and were able to share with the rest of the school. Our tourist marked their passport by collecting an interesting fact from each country.  Please visit the photo gallery here to see more of the fun day.

Dancing Drums Dancing Drums

Garrison-Pilcher students recently drummed along to the beat with professional musician and performer Steve Campbell. Campbell’s visit was provided by the Thomasville Center for the Arts and Visiting Artist workshops. Students rotated through a variety of drum and percussion instruments as they experienced the importance of working together as a team to make music sound great!  

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