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Fair Bear Writing Winners Named Fair Bear

Cross Creek's fourth-grade students recently participated in the annual Fair Bear Writing Competition sponsored by the Georgia National Fair. This year's theme, "Fair Bear Visits the Fire Department" asked students to write a story of Fair Bear visiting the Fire Department and spending the day with a firefighter. This is something he has always wanted to do.

Congratulations to our winners of the competition. First place was awarded to Abdullah Opebiyi. Libby Strickland placed second(not pictured) and Ivey Clapper placed third. We are proud of our writers!

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If you are registering your child for Pre-K or Kindergarten, use the link below to schedule a screener appointment. Contact Hand-In-Hand at 229-225-3908 for more information.
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Stewart and Hopper to lead Thomas County Board of Education Dan Stewart

The Thomas County Board of Education held its first meeting of the new calendar year Tuesday, January 16. After the invocation, outgoing chair Leah Smith declared the positions of chair and vice chair vacant and asked for nominations.

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

Stewart serves District 6, and he and his wife, Sheri, reside on a family farm outside of Ochlocknee. Stewart retired as building maintenance supervisor at the Southwestern State campus where he worked for 30 years. Stewart is a family partner in a cattle/farming operation.

Stewart said, “I am humbled and honored to serve as chair alongside an incredibly cohesive group of board members. I feel my position as chair is dignified by the fact that we have the best school system that I could ask for. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Hopper, the rest of the board members, and Dr. Lisa Williams for a successful year.”

Hopper, who serves District 7, is self-employed. Hopper is a product of Thomas County Schools, and is excited to serve on the board for his alma mater. He is married to Lauren Hopper who teaches at Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School.

“I am honored to serve on the Thomas County Board of Education as the vice chair,” Hopper said. “It is an exciting time to be a Yellow Jacket! Whether in the classroom or on our athletic fields, we have great things happening in Thomas County, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Three-Dimensional Art Projects honeybee

Mrs. Parrott has been joining her class for Mrs. Ray's newest art project. Fourth graders are learning to draw three-dimensional crystals and gems, and trying various watercolor techniques. Her students love having her in the art room with them.