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YMCA Swim Lesson Ceremony

Students in Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Thompson's classes wrapped up swimming lessons for the 2021-2022 school year with our swim ceremony at the Everett-Milton YMCA.

Mrs. Payne stated, "we are so thankful and appreciate Thomasville YMCA and Mr. Jack Howell for the opportunity our students have to take swim lessons. Many students learned how to swim and others gained more confidence in their swimming abilities."

KP1  KP2

Georgia Farm Bureau Bookmark Design Contest

Congratulations to Ella Barwick for recently winning the Thomas County Farm Bureau Bookmark Design Contest. Students in exploratory agriculture classes were asked to create an original bookmark with their interpretation of agriculture in Georgia and write a short paragraph about the importance of agriculture.

Entries were submitted to the local Farm Bureau office, and Ella's entry was selected as the county winner. Ella received a certificate and $25 for her accomplishment. Her design will now advance to the district and state-level competition.

Ella Barwick

MERIT Honors Night

MERIT Honors Night 2022

TCMS Students Place in State, SE Region, and National Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Competition

TCMS students won many awards in The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Junior American Citizens annual competition. This year’s theme was  “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” 

5th grade  National DAR Winner 

6th DAR National Winners '22

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Fitnessgram FIT-abulous TCMS Girls' Conditioning Class Students

The FitnessGram assesses youth health-related fitness and delivers personalized reports to students and coaches. It serves as a student-centered assessment, reporting, and educational tool used to promote health, fitness, and activity in children. The following TCMS Girls' Conditioning Students obtained FIT-abulous status with completing 80+ Curl-ups (core strength), 50+ Pacer Runs (aerobic capacity), & 40+ Push-ups (arm/core strength)!

All female athletes and students setting personal fitness goals are encouraged to sign up for the TCMS Girls' Conditioning year-round Class (2022-23 School Term). We are on the Raceway to become faster and stronger! Hurry and sign up because space is limited!

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GMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival

On Saturday, April 16, 2022, several TCMS band students traveled to Ware County High School in Waycross, GA to participate in the GMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival. Students prepared various solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets and other ensembles to perform live before a judge. Students were assessed on tone, technique, intonation, interpretation, and musical effect.

William Majors, TCMS Band Director stated, "Of the numerous solos and ensembles performed by our students, TCMS brought home 35 Superior ratings and 10 Excellent ratings. Overall, the process of preparing and performing music individually and in small groups is an especially enriching experience for our students. We are very proud of the hard work they put in as individuals to become better musicians."

To see a complete list of solo and ensemble results, please visit the link below:

2022 Solo & Ensemble Results

TCMS Students Place in the Jackie Robinson Essay Contest

 Three Thomas County Middle School students were recently named winners in the Jackie Robinson Essay Contest. Rosa Hurtado placed second, and Lauren Davis and Adariana Barber placed third.  The students were encouraged to enter the essay competition by eighth-grade Georgia Studies teacher, Charla Floyd.    

Students are pictured below with Dr. Walden and their Georgia Studies teacher, Charla Floyd. To read the entire article, click 'read more' below.

 Jackie Robinson winners 2022

Jones Selected for The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP) Youth Advisory Council

The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP) has accepted Jayden Jones from Thomas County Middle School as one of its newest Youth Advisory Council members. GCAPP’s Youth Advisory Council is comprised of 77 young leaders throughout the state aspiring to advocate for change in their local community while providing first-hand knowledge on issues facing young people. Jaden was chosen from more than 130 applicants for this honor. Youth Advisory Council members serve as GCAPP ambassadors. Jayden is the Council’s youngest member and has exhibited extraordinary leadership skills and abilities. GCAPP is honored to have Jayden serve as a member of the Youth Advisory Council.

GCAPP is a statewide organization that works to improve the overall health and well-being of young people in Georgia. The organization’s programs center around youth empowerment, comprehensive sex ed, teen pregnancy prevention, parent engagement, and physical activity & nutrition.

Jayden Jones  J. Jones & teachers

South Georgia Regional Honor Band

Band students from Thomas County Middle School recently participated in the South Georgia Region Honor Band Clinic that took place April 7 - 9, 2022, at Valdosta State University. The clinic culminated in a public concert performance that took place in VSU's Whitehead Auditorium on April 9.

"The South Georgia Region Honor Band consists of students from schools hailing from GMEA Districts 2, 8, and 11. Basically, it includes all schools south of Macon, GA. Students compete in an extensive audition process in order to qualify for this honor band," stated William Majors, TCMS Band Director.

"We are very proud of these students for representing TCMS in one of the most prestigious band events in the state of Georgia."

RHB 2022


Georgia State Science Fair, 2022

The 74th Georgia Science & Engineering Fair took place March 31 - April 2, 2022, in Athens, Georgia. TCMS had great representation at the Georgia State Science Fair, and participants are to be commended for their excellent research.

A special congratulations to Payton West, Inspiring Excellence Award Winner, at the Georgia State Science Fair 2022!

Inspiring Excellence Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1999 to encourage elementary and high school science fair participants and their teachers to continue their efforts in science. Inspiring Excellence, Inc. gives monetary awards that recognize exceptional enthusiasm, effort, and scientific curiosity. Inspiring Excellence was founded by a science fair winner.

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Thomas County Schools STEM Summer Camps

TC STEM Camps 2022