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Red Ribbon Week October 21-25, 2019 Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 21st - Team up Against Drugs (Wear your Favorite Team Colors)
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Let's Outsmart Drugs (Dress Nerdy)
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd - Wear Red Day
Thursday, Oct. 24th - Too Bright for Drugs (Wear Neon or Bright Colors)
Friday, Oct. 25th - Too Spirited to do Drugs (Wear Blue & Gold)

Duke TIP Program Duke TIP

Thirty-one seventh-grade students from TCMS were recently selected to take the PSAT on October 17, 2019, an increase in the number of eligible students from last year by 19%. All students chosen to take the assessment scored at or above the 95th percentile on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) taken during their sixth-grade school year. The students are also eligible to take the ACT and/or the SAT as well as to have the opportunity to participate in the Duke TIP Program. Duke TIP is offered as a club at TCMS and is sponsored by Retha Lee and Kendra Reeves, seventh-grade MERIT teachers.

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Thomasville Center for the Arts Field Trip Center for the Arts field trip

TCMS seventh-grade students recently went on field trip to the Thomasville Center for Arts where they were able to view a live theater opera with music and dance. After the show, Foxtrot students learned to play string instruments taught by Dr. Boyan Bonev.

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TCMS Fall Dance Thomas County Schools

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Baconton Cross Country Invitational Meet Cross Country

TCMS Girls Cross Country finished first place at the Baconton Invitation Cross Country Meet out of 13 teams, while the boys claimed 4th!  Cadence Curnalia finished 1st overall and Paige Parkerson was 2nd overall for the girls. Robert Lindquist finished 2nd overall for the boys. 

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Seventh-Grade Football Champions 7th champions

The seventh-grade football team came back with 32 points in the second half to defeat Bainbridge Middle School 44-40 in the championship game held on Wednesday afternoon, October 2, 2019 at TCMS football stadium. This win gives the Jackets a perfect, undefeated 10-0 season and the championship title ~ Go Jackets!

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Project Lead the Way Coding Success RC2

Seventh-grade students in Mrs. Coppola's class recently enrolled in Project Lead The Way (PLTW).  Through the coding software, students are learning to create algorithms and flow charts in order to code a blinking message on a microbit using makecode software.

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Modeling a Comet RM3

Students in Ms. Marcinski's sixth-grade science class are gearing up to blast off by creating comets! Students were recently given the challenge of creating a comet, known as a "dirty snowball", and made observations about the comet. Students were able to manipulate the temperature to discuss the effects.

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Petrey to serve on State Student Advisory Council Owen Petrey

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected 130 Georgia students to serve on his Student Advisory Council. Owen Petrey, an eighth-grader at Thomas County Middle 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 as well as their community service experience. The students selected attend public schools all over the state, in every RESA district in Georgia.

Petrey is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the 4H shotgun team, science academy and the middle school football team. He is an active participant in several community service activities throughout the year including Hands on Thomas County, Backpack Buddies, Second Harvest, Project Backyard, Salvation Army and the Humane Society. Petrey was also selected as a Duke TIP finalist last year.

Thomas County Schools serve up fresh fruits and vegetables Nutrition

A federal grant is providing fresh fruits and vegetables to Thomas County students.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program that provides all children in participating schools with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP also encourages schools to develop partnerships at the state and local levels for support in implementing and operating the program.