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Register NOW for Pre-K & Kindergarten PreK Kindergarten Registration

Use the link below to register your child for Pre-K or Kindergarten. If you need access to a computer, please call Hand-In-Hand at 229-225-3908 and ask for Trish Kearce who will schedule an appointment to assist you in registering your child. 
PreK and Kindergarten 23-24 Registration

Utilice el siguiente enlace para inscribir a su hijo en Pre-K o Kindergarten. El formulario también está disponible en español haciendo clic en el enlace del idioma en la parte superior. Si necesita acceso a una computadora, llame a Hand-In-Hand al 229-225-3908 y pregunte por Trish Kearce, que programará una cita para ayudarle a registrar a su hijo.
Inscripción de PreK y Kindergarten 23-24

After you register, please click on the link below to schedule a Pre-K & Kindergarten Screener. 
PreK and Kindergarten Screener

Para programar una evaluación en español por favor llame al 229-516-2080.

Thomas County Spelling Bee Winners

Thomas County seventh-grade student Mia Freeman survived many rounds of competition to win this year's spelling bee for the county schools.  To narrow down the competition, prior spelling bees were held at Cross Creek Elementary and Thomas County Middle School for students in fourth through eighth grades.

To read the entire article, click 'read more' below.

Thomas County Schools Spelling Bee 2023

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night Meeting

Attention parents of rising ninth-graders:

Mark your calendar for Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:00 PM for information about your student transitioning to TCCHS. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night at TCCHS 2023

LEGO League Electro Avengers Secure First Place at Region Competition and Prepare for State

Thomas County Middle School’s Lego League team, the Electro Avengers, recently traveled to Columbus, Ga for the FLL Super Region Competition on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. During this competition, the team placed first overall earning the coveted Champion’s Award! This first-place achievement means the team will move directly on to State Competition at Georgia Tech on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.

Pictured below, the Electro Avengers pose with their Champion’s Award from left to right are Coach Samantha Sturrup, Charlie Thornhill, Zach King, Simeon Sturrup, Royson Thompson, Lyra McLain, Jayden Rodrigues, Raylynn Fykes, Kyndall Hughes, Wyatt Shifferd, Chavita Santoya and Coach William Hanna.

Electro Avengers FLL 2023

Andersonville Field Trip

Students on 8th-grade MERIT Team Zulu recently traveled to Andersonville to tour the National Prisoner of War Museum and the prison grounds. The students were led on a tour of the grounds by a park ranger who explained the location, intake of prisoners, and prison life. The field trip was a culminating activity for the Georgia Studies unit on the Civil War.

FT Andersonville

Family STEM Night & APTT Parent Night Scheduled for February 2, 2023

Family STEM Night 1-23

APTT 2-2-23

APTT Spanish 2-2-23

All-State Round 2 Audition

On January 7, 2023, middle school band students from around the state converged at Union Grove Middle School in McDonough, GA for the second round of GMEA Middle School All-State Band auditions.  Of the hundreds of tuba players who went through the rigorous audition process from around the state, only fourteen students, along with two alternate positions were chosen.  Thomas County Middle School’s Carter Weiss was selected as one of those making the 2023 GMEA Middle School All-State Band.  Hudson Wynn was selected as first alternate.

The GMEA All-State Band Clinic will take place at The Classic Center in Athens, GA, on March 2 - 4, 2023, with a special concert performance on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Pictured left to right:  Carter Weiss (7th Chair Tuba, MS Band 1);  Hudson Wynn (First Alternate Tuba)

Carter & Hudson

Smith and Stewart to lead Thomas County Board of Education Board Members being sworn in

The Thomas County Board of Education held its first meeting of the new calendar year Tuesday night. After the invocation, outgoing chair Mark NeSmith declared the positions of chair and vice chair vacant and asked for nominations.

Board member Ken Harper made a motion that Leah Smith be elected chair and that Dan Stewart be elected vice chair. Chris Hayes seconded Harper’s motion.  NeSmith called for any additional nominations. There were no additional nominations, so Smith and Stewart were elected to their respective roles with no dissenting votes.

Smith has been a member of the board since 2018, and this is her first time serving as chair. Smith is a registered nurse at the Thomasville Eye Center. She and her husband, Ben, have two children in the school system.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue representing Thomas County’s students, parents, and taxpayers with my re-election,” Smith said. “As the chair, I’m excited for all of the wonderful things this year holds for our school system. Working alongside Dr. Williams, vice chair Dan Stewart, the other board members, and our staff to channel your voices, I look forward to witnessing Thomas County’s successes.”

Students Learn about the Roaring 20's through Escape Room Activity

Fifth Graders in Ms. Beck and Mrs. Clapper's social studies classes have been learning about the Roaring 20’s. Students recently learned about the different candies made during that time period. As part of the lesson, students completed an Escape Room activity packed with lots of fun facts about ten different candies made and eaten during the 20's.  Upon "escape", each student received a goodie bag and a cup of grape Kool Aid!

Beck/Clapper 2023

Groundbreaking held for new multipurpose building

The Thomas County School System recently held the official groundbreaking for a new 122,000 square foot multi-purpose building housed on the Thomas County Central High School campus. The new building, expected to be completed in 2024, will feature a state of the art band facility, new home for the JROTC program, new basketball locker rooms for both girls and boys varsity and junior varsity programs, a full gymnastics and cheerleading gymnasium, football locker rooms for the varsity and junior varsity teams, presentation room, health classrooms, modern weight room, and a full 120 yard indoor practice field for football, soccer, baseball, softball, and golf. The groundbreaking was held to kick off the beginning of Phase I which includes the addition of a new student parking lot which will allow room on the high school campus for the new facility. School board members, community members, and district and school administrative staff were present for the event. 

Groundbreaking

Local Winners Announced for The Garden Club Youth Poetry Contest

Congratulations to the students who qualified for the district contest in The Garden Club Youth Poetry Contest: Sasha Smith, Brett Smith, Gavin Edenfield, Abigail Griffis, Emma Smith, and Mariangelis Ortiz. Not pictured is Raphael Rios.

Garden Club Local Winners Announced