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Hot Air Balloon Lab Takes Off!

Eighth-grade students recently participated in an experiment to test hot air balloons based on their unit about heat and convection. The students designed, built, and tested their own balloons in groups with great success!

hot air balloon 12-2023


Make Plans to Attend the State Championship Game in Atlanta State Championship Game

Make your plans to be at Mercedes-Benz in Atlanta on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. to watch our Yellow Jackets battle the Woodward Academy Eagles for the 6A State Championship! Click on the link below for the details. See you there!

State Championship Game Details

PAGE Grant Recipient

Each year, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) seeks out teachers in need of classroom materials or professional learning through grants. PAGE gives up to $100,000 to educators as individual grants of $500. Mrs. Katie Brewer, 5th Grade MERIT Social Studies teacher, applied for and received one of the grants to purchase Raised-Relief maps to help with her geography lessons throughout her Social Studies Units.

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K. Brewer 12-2023


Gentian Creek Field Trip

Students learned so much while visiting Gentian Creek today! They were able to complete a botany scavenger hunt where they observed a golden orb silk spider and a yellow jacket. They also learned to identify poison ivy and learned about insects that live underneath tree stumps including worms, beetles, and centipedes.

Students learned about different types of birds that they would observe during their nature walk. They were then able to use a microscope to discover living things in pond water. What a fun day of learning!

Gentian Creek 11-30-23

It's Electric!

Mrs. Lanatta’s fifth-grade science classes recently explored static electricity using a Van De Graaff generator through a hands-on learning lab.

Lanatta electricity

Field Trip to Gulf Specimen Marine Lab

Seventh-grade Foxtrot students recently embarked on a remarkable field trip to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. The purpose of the trip was to learn about marine life, ecosystem dynamics, and the importance of preserving our delicate coastal habitats. Students wasted no time exploring the diverse marine species found in our local waters, including seahorses, sea stars, and even a live octopus. The hands-on activities truly brought their learning to life. Students had the opportunity to touch and observe various organisms in touch tanks, feeling the smooth skin of stingrays, and the prickly exoskeleton of the hermit crabs.

It is our hope that this field trip sparked the interest of students to become future marine biologists, with a lifelong appreciation for the marine world, and inspired them to become stewards of our planet's natural treasures.

Gulf Specimen marine lab 2023

REACH Scholarship Signing

Five Thomas County Middle School (TCMS) students recently signed to be a part of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia program, a scholarship program designed to promote academic success and expand access to higher education. The TCMS students chosen to join REACH Georgia are Earnestine Brock, Zariah Clark, Ava Mares, Haylee Moore, and Malina Roberts.

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REACH Scholars 2023

Students Recognize Hard Workers at TCMS

Students in Ms. Mercer and Ms. Ferrel's classes recently wanted to recognize workers in our school who often get overlooked. Students made treat bags for our bus drivers and bus aides, and passed them out to all the drivers on each bus.  Students told them thank you for the important work that they do!

bus driver recognition

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meeting

Today the 5th and 6th grade FCA group met and played a Thanksgiving guessing game. The boys won by one point even though the girls led the whole game!

The group then read Luke 17:11-17 and talked about the Samaritan who thanked Jesus for healing him from leprosy. The group talked about how we should all be thankful for Jesus!

In life, it feels good when someone thanks you for doing a good job or helping out, and it makes you want to do more ~ be thankful today!

TCMS FCA is super thankful for our volunteers ~ we couldn't do it without you each week!

FCA 11-23

TCMS Soccer Tryouts

Soccer tryouts 2023-24