District News

Register Online for PreK and Kindergarten Feb. 1 & 2 HnH registration

Hand-In-Hand Primary School will be holding 2021-2022 Pre-K and Kindergarten registration online this year. An ONLINE registration portal will be active on February 1 and 2. This live link will be available here on our website and on social media for registration. Parents or guardians who 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.  All eligible students signed up for pre-k on February 1 and 2 will be guaranteed a slot. Out-of-district students will be accepted upon approval by the Board of Education.

Click on this link for more information and requirements:
Hand-In-Hand 2021-2022 PreK and Kindergarten ONLINE Registration

Streets and NeSmith to lead Thomas County Board of Education Streets

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

Board member Nancy Hiers made a motion that Kay Streets be elected chair and that Mark NeSmith be elected vice chair. Leah Smith seconded Hiers’ motion.  Evans called for any additional nominations. There were no additional nominations, so Streets and NeSmith were elected to their respective roles with no dissenting votes.


State Superintendent Woods Visits Cross Creek Elementary Woods visits CC

As a part of Constitution Week, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has been giving out pocket-sized Constitution books to all fourth graders at public schools in the state of Georgia.

Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods personally visited Cross Creek Elementary School recently and presented the books, along with the importance of the Constitution, to all fourth graders as part of his ongoing citizenship initiative.

While visiting several classrooms at Cross Creek, Woods heard from students, educators and other stakeholders in the Thomas County School System about what is working, what changes could be made, and how the GaDOE can be of service.

The book, titled “The Words that Built America,” contains the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Amendments to the Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” Woods told the students the book will continue to be useful throughout their school journey as they study Georgia state government and Georgia history.