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TCCHS inducts more than 100 into National Honor Society NHS inductees recite the NHS oath.

Each year, National Honor Society chapters across the nation and around the world strive to recognize high school students’ exemplary achievements.  Thomas County Central High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium. More than 100 TCCHS students earned induction status this year.

JROTC Raider Team Wins Region Championship Raider Team

The Thomas County Central High School Army JROTC Raider Team (male category) won the 2022 Area 2 Region Championship, held Oct. 8 at Crisp County High School. This victory marks back-to-back region titles for the team. Next, the TCCHS team will travel to Griffin to compete for the state title later this month. The Georgia Raider State Championship is Oct. 29 at Spaulding High School.

Thirteen TCCHS musicians earn seats on GMEA District 2 Jazz Ensemble Jazz group

Thomas County Central High School Band students auditioned for the Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Jazz Ensemble Monday, Oct. 3. Students from across Southwest Georgia had the opportunity to try out. Of the 21 selected, more than half of the ensemble’s seats – 13 – feature a TCCHS youth musician.

TCCHS students chosen include Ayden Webb (first chair, alto saxophone), Walker Cobb (first chair, tenor saxophone), Jesus Altamirano (tenor saxophone), Teddy Cone (first chair, trumpet), Arwen Hancock (trumpet), Matt Bradley (trumpet), James Butler (trombone), Jenna Coaker (trombone), Tyler Laidman (bass trombone), Tessa Thomas (first chair, vibraphone), Morgan Loper (first chair, piano), Rebekah Horton (first chair, bass guitar), and Keaton Stephens (drums).

These students will travel to Tifton in early 2023 to join the rest of the ensemble for rehearsals and a performance Feb. 9-10 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Textbook Review social studies book

The TCCHS and Bishop Hall social studies departments are in the process of reviewing a textbook for possible adoption for the 2022-2023 school year for the world history course. A sample of this text will be on display in the TCCHS Media Center. Parents are invited to stop by during normal school hours (from October 17-21) to review these materials and leave any desired feedback.

Please contact Robin Cartright, Curriculum Director, if you have any questions (rcartright@tcjackets.net or 229-584-9158).

Duplantis chosen to serve on state advisory council Lauren Duplantis

Thomas County School Nutrition Director Dr. Lauren Duplantis was recently appointed to serve on the 2022-2023 State School Nutrition Director’s Advisory Council. As a member of the Advisory Council, she will work with other directors, state staff, professional association and industry members to enhance the reach and effectiveness of school nutrition services across Georgia.

Duplantis was asked by State Director of School Nutrition Dr. Linette Dodson and will serve on the council for three years. The majority of the meetings are held virtually, but at least one meeting per year is held in person.

“It is an honor to be chosen to serve on the advisory council for the state, and I look forward to providing input that will not only improve the programs we provide locally, but that also enhances school nutrition services throughout Georgia,” Dr. Duplantis said. “Our mission is to provide quality meals and nutrition education opportunities for students that promote healthy children, ready to learn, and it is exciting to work alongside others in school nutrition who share this passion as well."

The current alignment of the council is with the RESA districts, having one local director from a district in each of the 16 different RESA districts.

Thomas County’s Slocumb appointed to state post Dechman Slocumb

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has appointed 16 new parents to serve on his 2022-2023 Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Danniell Slocumb, a Thomas County Middle School representative on the Thomas County School District’s Parent Advisory Council, was chosen as one of the members.

Slocumb, who is one of only 31 parents serving on the State PAC, was nominated by the Thomas County School District at the beginning of this school year. New members are selected each year by representatives of the Georgia Department of Education based on the applicants’ responses to questions on engaging parents to ensure their children’s success at school and the local school superintendent’s recommendation. Slocumb will serve a two-year term on the council.

Slocumb is actively involved with the Thomas County School System and a supportive member of the community. Having a recently graduated senior and a current seventh grader, Slocumb is well aware of the academic and social supports families can benefit from. She has partnered with the different schools in the Thomas County school district since her first daughter started school 18 years ago.

“I think that being engaged in a constructive way at the school level is the only way to be able to have a voice so that the school has a chance to listen to an outside perspective and then take action accordingly,” Slocumb said.

 

Three TCCHS students attend summer GHP Sofia Jimenez, Savannah Taylor and Tessa Thomas spent part of their summer at the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program

Three Thomas County Central High School students experienced a unique brand of magic when they attended the 2022 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

TCCHS students earn school-record scores 5s on AP

Thomas County Central High School students posted a record number of 5s on their Advanced Placement exams for the 2021-22 school year. In the last five years, TCCHS’ tally rose from 12 in 2018 to 53 in 2022, a significant increase from 2021’s 33 5s. 

“Naturally, we are super proud of those kids who earned these scores,” TCCHS AP Coordinator Erin White said. “We have several who received multiple 5s; we even had six freshmen earn 5s! It is really hard to get a 5, and it is definitely an accomplishment for the kids.”

According to the College Board AP Score Table, a 5 means extremely well-qualified for college credit and placement; it’s equivalent to an A or A plus in a college course taken at a selective university. 

Assistant Principal Dr. Erin Rehberg expressed pride in the school’s AP program and its students.

“It is exciting to see students performing at this level and earning the confidence and knowledge needed to do well in college,” she said.

TCCHS Textbook Adoption CNA Book

The TCCHS CTAE department is in the process of reviewing a textbook for possible adoption for the 2022-2023 school year for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Pathway. A sample of this text will be on display in the TCCHS Media Center. Parents are invited to stop by during normal school hours (from August 17-26) to review these materials and leave any desired feedback.

Please contact Robin Cartright, Curriculum Director, if you have any questions (rcartright@tcjackets.net or 229-584-9158).

Thomas County Board of Education adopts FY 2023 budget and rolls back school property taxes lower school tax

The Thomas County Board of Education has adopted a $65 million general fund budget for the current school year, and to partially fund this budget, approved a tentative rollback millage rate of 12.533 mills for tax year 2022.  The rollback rate is a 9% decrease from the 2021 millage rate of 13.804.

The proposed millage rate marks the tenth year in a row that the county board of education has reduced the school property tax rate. Thomas County School’s 2021 millage rate of 13.804 was the 25th lowest out of 180 school districts that can levy a tax, placing it in the bottom 14% of districts in the state.  The state average school property tax rate for 2021 was 15.88 mills.  Since school districts are in the process of adopting millage rates, comparison rates for 2022 are not yet available, but the school system’s proposed roll back rate is expected to move lower in the state ranking to at least the bottom 10% of the lowest property tax rates in the state.

Property values in the Thomas County School tax district increased 11.7% from 2021, but only 1.5% of the increase is in the form of real building growth. Over 10% of the property value increase was in the form of property reassessments, and by law, the school district is required to roll the millage rate back to yield the same amount of revenue that would have been collected had the reassessments not occurred.  By law, if a rollback is not adopted, the school system must declare a tax increase.  Approximately $11.7 million of local property tax revenue is included in the system’s 2022-2023 budget.

Thomas County School System Receives Award for Financial Excellence financial excellence

For the eighth time and fourth consecutive year in a row, the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts has recognized the Thomas County School System for Excellence in Financial Management and Reporting.

The Department of Audits created the award program to recognize those entities that are audited annually and go beyond standard financial business practices to be considered “the best of the best.” An award of distinction is presented to organizations that submit quality financial statements and supporting documentation in a timely manner, whose annual financial report is given an unmodified audit opinion and is free of any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses, and comply with all Transparency in Government requirements.

Thomas County School Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams and Board Chair Mark NeSmith presented the award to Deputy Superintendent for Finance Joey Holland at the July board of education meeting. Upon receipt of the award, Holland gave credit to the staff members in the system’s finance department.

Open House Dates & Times

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Graduation Ceremony Livestreamed Graduation

The graduation ceremony will be livestreamed on Saturday, May 21, starting at 9:00 a.m. using the link below:

https://youtu.be/UsLSLY2_xqw

TCCHS CFALA hosts annual fundraiser project The TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Dodgeball Tournament Impact Project raises funds for the local Fountain of Life Rescue.

The annual Thomas County Central High School Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Dodgeball Tournament, held in April, raised approximately $3,500 for Fountain of Life Rescue, Thomas County’s homeless shelter. 

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Two TCCHS students earned placements in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition TCCHS sophomore Addison Weiss receives her first-place award from Rep. Austin Scott with her art teacher, Maria Pittman.

Two Thomas County Central High School students earned placements in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition. Sophomore Addison Weiss won first place, and senior Ashton Scully received second place.

TCCHS Masquers receive championship rings  TC Masquers One Act team members show off their state championship rings.

Thomas County Central High School’s TC Masquers One Act team members celebrated their state competition win with the presentation of championship rings Thursday, April 28. The group claimed a piece of TCCHS history when its “A Piece of My Heart” production won the Georgia High School Association State One Act 4-A title in November 2021. The school’s one-act production advanced to state two previous times – 2003 and 2020 – but this is the first year TCCHS won a state competition.

 

 

TCCHS’ Loper earns College Board special recognition Morgan Loper

Thomas County Central High School junior Morgan Loper’s commitment to academic excellence has led to special recognition by the College Board. She recently won the National Rural and Small Town Recognition award, part of the College Board National Recognition programs.

TCCHS trio earn Georgia Scholar distinction Jack Cantrell, John Adam Singleton and Koda Copeland are 2022 Georgia Scholars.

Only 216 high school seniors around the state earned the rank of 2022 Georgia Scholar, and Thomas County Central High School has three of them. These students are Jack Cantrell, Koda Copeland, and John Adam Singleton. 

TCCHS JROTC Drill team wraps competitive season TCCHS JROTC Drill team cadets celebrate their wins at the Area 2 Drill Region Championship.

Thomas County Central High School Army JROTC Drill team marches to a competition beat that improves continuously. The team wrapped its competitive season and gave its all at the 6th Brigade Georgia State Drill Championship March 26. 

TCCHS JROTC JLAB team qualifies for national competition TCCHS JROTC JLAB team members (left to right) Ryan Swearingen, Zachary Lee, Jackson McCorkle and Jack Emmett will compete in the national 2022 Army JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl Championship this summer.

Thomas County Central High School JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) team recently qualified for the national 2022 Army JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl Championship. TCCHS qualified in the leadership section, meaning the team ranks in the top 40 among 1,371 teams in its category. 

Ingram takes command of TC JROTC program Veteran Lt. Col. Kevin Ingram runs the U.S. Army JROTC program for Thomas County Schools.

Veteran Lt. Col. Kevin Ingram runs the U.S. Army Junior ROTC program for Thomas County Schools. He started the program at Bishop Hall while splitting the workday between Bishop Hall Charter School and Thomas County Central High School. In July 2021, the program officially moved to the TCCHS campus. 

Please complete the Parent Survey! feedback matters

The Thomas County School System is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.

The survey is open until April 1. Thank you for your time and valuable feedback!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParentSurvey21-22

Spanish surveys available upon request.
Encuestas en español disponibles a pedido.

 

Thomas County Schools announces staff promotions and changes admin changes

The Thomas County School System announced recent staff promotions and title changes following approval at the February regular board meeting.

Both Dr. Jim Rehberg and Lindsay Thompson are moving from Thomas County Central High School to the district office.

Rehberg is now serving as the Director of Facilities and Operations. Rehberg, who holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, spent the previous 10 years as a district and school administrator at Thomas County Central High School where he was in charge of testing, academic recognition, and facilities. Prior to that, he worked as a media specialist serving the entire student body and faculty of TCCHS after teaching English literature and computer science.

"There is a direct correlation between a warm, welcoming, and secure atmosphere and student achievement,” Dr. Rehberg said. “The facilities at Thomas County Schools are among the best, and it is a privilege to work alongside the men and women responsible for ensuring our buildings remain a place where all students are safe and happy. We are always looking for ways to make what we have better. I look forward to facilitating the best environment possible for the students of Thomas County Schools."

Rehberg, a 1990 graduate of then Central High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at University of Georgia before completing his graduate work at Valdosta State University.
 

Four TCCHS students earn Young Georgia Authors recognition Norman Desourdy, Sofia Jimenez, Layla Staley and Shane Sanford are the system-level winners in the Young Georgia Authors competition.

Whether writing as a hobby, to test skills, or with career aspirations in mind, four Thomas County Central High School students composed their way to wordsmith recognition. The school has four system-level winners in the Young Georgia Authors competition: freshman Layla Staley, sophomore Shane Sanford, junior Sofia Jimenez and senior Norman Desourdy.

TCCHS’ Taylor advances to state Poetry Out Loud competition Savannah Taylor

TCCHS junior Savannah Taylor called upon her comfort with and connection to poetic expression of the human experience to become the region winner in the Poetry Out Loud competition. This accomplishment qualifies her for the state event in March.

TCCHS FBLA continues its domination of Region 1 trophy Yellow Jacket

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter continues to dominate, winning the Georgia FBLA Region 1 Conference and Competition for the 11th consecutive year.

Quigg named 2022 TCCHS Teacher of the Year Justin Quigg, TOTY

Teaching might not have been part of his initial career equation, but Thomas County Central High School math teacher Justin Quigg’s decision to become one factored into his selection as the 2022 TCCHS Teacher of the Year.

Desourdy earns STAR student, names Burnette STAR teacher Norman Desourdy and Ms. Farran Burnette

A student who shines his inimitable light upon his studies and all who meet him, Norman Desourdy is the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2022 STAR Student. This accolade celebrates the senior of each graduating class with the highest SAT score, and it’s one Desourdy pursued. 

Register NOW for Pre-K & Kindergarten online registration

The links below will take you to the registration forms. The forms are not compatible on mobile phones, but computers will be available at HNH and the board office. Please call 229-225-3908 for more information.

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After you register, please click here to schedule the Pre-K & Kindergarten Screener.

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La cita de evaluación de su hijo será el  22 de febrero de 2022. Llame Thais Woods al (229) 516-2080 entre las 10:00 am y las 3:30 pm para registrarse para la evaluación de su estudiante.

 

 

PreK & Kindergarten ONLINE Registration Monday & Tuesday PreK graphic

An ONLINE registration portal will be active on January 31 and February 1. This live link will be available on this website and on social media for registration. 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.  All eligible students signed up for pre-k on January 31 and February 1 will be guaranteed a slot. Out-of-district students will be accepted upon approval by the Board of Education.

A link will also be available during online registration to schedule your child’s screening appointment. 

Click here for more information.

TCCHS students celebrate Hispanic Heritage month TCCHS Spanish teachers and students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Thomas County Central High School students celebrated Hispanic Heritage month earlier this school year. TCCHS Spanish instructors Anthony Paulino, John Jimenez, and Erika Wyatt organized the annual celebration.

TCCHS’ Thomas earns seat on GMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble; Loper named alternate Morgan and Tessa

Two Thomas County Central High School youth musicians impressed the Georgia Music Educators Association with their skills, receiving a seat and an alternate position on the 2022 GMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble. Junior Tessa Thomas earned the single seat for vibraphone players. Junior Morgan Loper received the alternate position on piano, which means that, if the student selected cannot attend, Loper takes their place.

New Year, New Beginnings congratulations

A new year brings new beginnings for the Thomas County School System. During a called meeting this morning, the board approved the retirement of Mrs. Trista Jones, along with the recommendation of Mr. Jamie Thompson being named the new Thomas County Central High School principal and Mrs. Ashley Lane being named the new Cross Creek Elementary School principal.

Mrs. Jones has devoted 30 years of her life to our students and system. She will always be a cherished member of our Yellow Jacket family. We congratulate Mrs. Jones on her retirement and thank her for her many years of service to our system.

Congratulations also to Mr. Thompson and Mrs. Lane! They are both excellent leaders who will continue to help our system flourish and excel in their new positions.

TCCHS holds SWAYJ event SWAYJ decorations

The halls came alive with the sounds of Christmas cheer as Thomas County Central High School held its annual Shop with A Yellow Jacket service event, Saturday, Dec. 11.

TCCHS Ag program earns industry certification Nikki Smith, teacher

Thomas County Central High School’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Veterinary Science program now has its industry certification from the Georgia Department of Education, which means it has cutting-edge trade equipment, exemplary curriculum, and a well-trained instructor to offer the highest learning level it can achieve.

Justin Rogers named TCC head coach Justin Rogers

Justin Rogers was hired as the Thomas County Central head football coach Friday following the Thomas County Board of Education’s unanimous approval at a morning board meeting.

He will officially begin his duties as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach on January 3 according to Athletic Director Philip Duplantis.

“It is a privilege and honor to be able to serve as the head coach at Thomas County Central,” Rogers said. “I’m super excited to be a part of the Yellow Jacket family and feel passionately about continuing the tradition of excellence.”

TC Masquers win first state one act title for TCCHS  TCCHS celebrates its GHSA State One Act win.

Thomas County Central High School’s TC Masquers claimed a piece of school history when their “A Piece of My Heart” production won the Georgia High School Association State One Act competition for its 4-A region over the Thanksgiving break.

TCCHS to Hold SWAYJ Event Christmas tree

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Preparations for the annual Shop with a Yellow Jacket event are now underway at Thomas County Central High School. Better known as SWAYJ, it’s a chance for the school and, most importantly, its students to give back to the community. Teams of 4-5 TCCHS students sign up and raise $100 to take some especially deserving younger kids who attend school in the Thomas County Schools system Christmas shopping for themselves and their families at Walmart. Also, the school decorates its cafeteria in a festive theme, and groups return with their purchases to wrap them. Team sign-up ends this week. SWAYJ is Saturday, Dec. 11.

TCCHS debate team members earn recognition at competition; Cantrell qualifies for state Jack Cantrell

Thomas County Central High School Debate team is off to a promising start in its competition season. Members competed in The Gladiator Debates at Johns Creek High School Oct. 15-16.

TC Masquers win region one act competition for second straight year Grayson Jones, Molly Grace White and Savannah Taylor

TC Masquers turned in a repeat performance by winning the Georgia High School Association Region 1-4A One Act competition for the second straight year. Thomas County Central High School Drama program’s entry, “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro, wowed at the annual event, held Oct. 30 at Westover High School in Albany.

TCCHS adds AP Research to its AP Capstone program

Thomas County Central High School continues its mission to offer a variety of Advanced Placement courses that challenge students consistently. This year, it adds AP Research to the roster, the second course in the AP Capstone program the school began last year.

TCCHS Army JRTOC hosts first Raider event TCCHS Army JROTC team at the recent Raider Challenge.

Area high school cadets recently received some direct training in military physical and mental preparation when the Thomas County Central High School Army JROTC program hosted a Raider Challenge. Held Thursday, Sept. 30, this competition is the program’s varsity-level sport, explains Senior Army Instructor Lt. Col. Kevin “Buzz” Ingram.

Thomas County Schools help fight childhood cancer CURE photo

The Thomas County School System decided to "GO GOLD" in September which was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Faculty, staff and students wore gold or yellow on Friday, September 3, to share awareness and show support for kids and families impacted by childhood cancer. Each school in the system also participated in Caps for CURE by paying one dollar to wear a hat on Friday. Thomas County Schools raised a total of $2,125.68. The money raised was donated to CURE Childhood Cancer. Sharon Johnson visited the school system recently to accept the check on behalf of CURE. 

GaDOE Awards $3,754,352 to Thomas County Schools in Second Round of L4GA Literacy Grants TCMS library

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) awarded the Thomas County School System $3,754,352 over four years to advance literacy efforts. During this second round of Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading in Georgia (L4GA),  grants were awarded to 23 school districts totaling $22,101,554. 

Curriculum Director Robin Cartright “We are excited to again be awarded the L4GA grant as it allows us to provide literacy opportunities to our students and to our community. Through previous grant awards, we have implemented literacy initiatives and provided books and other texts that have led to stronger readers, and I have no doubt this will continue with the current grant award.”

Dr. Lisa Williams, Superintendent of Thomas County Schools stated, “I commend the extraordinary collaboration among our district and school level faculty in preparing the grant. It’s because of their exceptional teamwork that our system was awarded the L4GA literacy grant. The funds received from the grant will go a long way in helping our system to continue its focus on overall literacy improvement."

As a recipient of the Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) grant, Thomas County Schools will focus on creating plans for children from birth to 12th grade. Additionally, the school will partner with the community to support early literacy for all local children.

Williams announces leadership changes for new 2021-2022 school year williams

In July, the Thomas County School Board approved administrative personnel changes for the new school year upon the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams.

Brecca Pope has been named Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. In her new role, she will continue to support the district with a primary focus on human resources.  

Pope has worked with the Thomas County School System since 1999.  She served in Thomas County as a Speech Language Pathologist at Cross Creek, as assistant principal at Hand-In-Hand Primary School, and as assistant principal at Cross Creek before joining the district office administrative team. Pope is currently working on her doctorate degree in educational leadership.

Thomas County Board of Education rolls back school property taxes for 2021 millage rate property tax decrease

The Thomas County Board of Education has tentatively approved a rollback millage rate of 13.804 mills for 2021, a 2.4% reduction from the 2020 millage rate.

The proposed millage rate marks the ninth year in a row that the county board of education has reduced the school property tax rate. Thomas County School’s 2020 millage rate of 14.139 was the 34th lowest out of 180 school districts that can levy a tax, placing it in the bottom 19% of districts in the state.  The state average school property tax rate for 2020 was 16.14 mills.  Since school districts are in the process of adopting millage rates, comparison rates for 2021 are not yet available, but the school system’s proposed roll back rate is expected to once again be among the lowest property tax rates in the state.

AP Excellence: TCCHS students, teachers earn high pass rates, exam scores AP logo

Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement program excelled in its 2020-2021 end-of-course exams and overall course success rates.

TCCHS had 146 students test. Of the 243 exams given, the school has the scores for 235 of them currently. To pass an AP exam, one must score a 3 or higher. TCCHS students earned this ranking in 186, or 79.1 percent of its tests: 84 3s, 69 4s, and 33 5s. Also, 39 students achieved AP Scholar status.

“AP scores are a huge hit this year,” Assistant Principal Jim Rehberg, who supervises the school’s AP program, said. “The teachers and students really hit a home run.”

According to the College Board, which creates and coordinates AP content, scores declined last year due to COVID-19 restrictions that impacted instruction. However, despite the rumblings of negative outcomes worldwide, Rehberg said TCCHS defied the odds. For example, the College Board’s AP Score Report lists the global average pass rate for AP Psychology at 53.9 percent and the Georgia pass rate only a few points higher at 56.4 percent; however, the TCCHS pass rate was 88 percent, more than 30 points higher than the world and state averages.

Palmer achieves goal, earns American FAA Degree Aubrey Palmer, a TCCHS Class of 2020 member, recently learned she achieved the American FFA Degree.

Aubrey Palmer, a TCCHS Class of 2020 member, recently learned she achieved the American FFA Degree.

TCCHS’ Pope earns $5,000 Washington Youth Tour scholarship Winner Calire Pope

Thomas County Central High School senior Claire Pope videoed her way to a special scholarship during this summer’s annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, otherwise known as the Washington Youth Tour.

TCCHS’ Jackson places at highest level of FBLA competition Bishop Jackson placed 10th at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Coding and Programming

Thomas County Central High School student Bishop Jackson earned a world ranking at this summer’s 2021 Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference and Competition. A sophomore when he began advancing through the competition ranks, Jackson achieved 10th place in Coding & Programming.

PLAY Student Library Card Program PLAY card

PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY) is brought to you through a collaboration between the Thomas County School System, Georgia Library PINES, and the Thomas County Public Library System. 

Thomas County School System student ID numbers will now act as a library card number for your public library! The public library provides free access to books and online resources to help your child succeed in school, as well as fun resources that help develop a lifelong love of reading.

Click below for more information.

PLAY - PINES Library Access for Youth

TCCHS students, teachers earn high pass rates, exam scores

 Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement program excelled in its 2020-2021 end-of-course exams and overall course success rates.

2021-2022 Back-to-School Information
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Take Part in Our Summer Reading Challenge! Summer Reading Logo

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer. The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines and a list of eBook resources.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at your school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2022-2023 school year.

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School-Based Health Center Summer Hours

The School-Based Health Center, located at the Thomas County Middle School, has released the summer schedule. There are some days and weeks when the center is open, but not for sick visits. During those times, there will be no provider on site so only COVID tests and vaccines will be administered. Call 229-227-2936 for questions or appointments.

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Harper appointed to the Thomas County Board of Education Harper

At the regular April meeting, the Thomas County Board of Education accepted Charles Evans' resignation as the District 3 Board representative. According to Evans, his resignation is due to health reasons that have made it difficult to continue in his role.

For his more than 14 years of service as a board member to the children of Thomas County, Evans was honored during the meeting with a certificate of appreciation and a personalized clock showing his years of service and support to the school system.

“Serving on the board has been one of the greatest experiences in my life,” Evans said. “It has been such a part of my life that I will miss tremendously."

Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams said, “The school system is very appreciative of Mr. Evans for his more than 14 years of faithful, dedicated service as a board member to the children of Thomas County. We greatly appreciate all the many ways that he has helped support our students and system. He has served District 3 and the Thomas County community well and even though his time as a board member has ended, he will forever be a member of our Yellow Jacket family.”

The Board also approved the appointment of Ken Harper to fill the vacant District 3 board seat for the remainder of the current term.
 

Parent Survey parent survey

Attention parents!  Please take a moment to complete our Parent Survey which will provide us with valuable information about our schools and will help with future improvement strategies.  Your feedback makes a difference!

Marquez earns TCCHS STAR Student  TCCHS STAR Student Alex Marquez with Farran Burnette, his chosen STAR teacher.

Humility, intelligence, compassion, positivity, and tenacity are connecting qualities that illuminate Thomas County Central High School senior Alex Marquez’s character. Shining brightly, he just earned the TCCHS Class of 2021 STAR Student honor.

TCCHS Broadcast News Named State’s Best The TCCHS broadcast news production team of (L-R) Kael Anderson, Yadira Perdomo, Drew Parker, and Emma Smith won the gold medal for the top high school broadcast news program in Georgia.

The Thomas County Central Audio-Video Technology and Film Department, also known as Broadcasting, was recently awarded top-prizes at the statewide SkillsUSA competition with a gold and silver medal performance in two areas, broadcast news and audio/radio production respectively.
 

TCCHS bands program and its musicians continue making memorable music TCCHS Gold Band plays a musical selection during the recent Large Group Performance Evaluation, or festival, held at Cairo High School.

Despite a truncated schedule, social distancing, and quarantines that limit rehearsal time, Thomas County Central High School Bands program upholds the highest standards. Whether through performances, instruction, or scholarships, its youth musicians prove a pandemic’s caesura, or grand pause, cannot keep them from their musical aspirations.

Spring Parent Advisory Council Meeting parent advisory council

The Thomas County School System recently held the spring Parent Advisory Council meeting. Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams presented an overview of the systems’ plans for Federal CARES and funding and reviewed projects planned for successful E-SPLOST V funding. Assistive Technology Technician Alison Parker provided an update on the assistive technology resources and supports provided by the school system. Dr. Bob Dechman, Assistant Superintendent for Federal Programs and Accountability, presented the system’s policy on Family Engagement and asked participants to complete a survey to provide suggestions for plan revision. Each school principal reviewed progress on their School Improvement Plans to date and asked parents to complete a survey to make suggestions for next year’s plan.

We invite you to watch the recording of the meeting and provide your input as well. If you have questions or input, you may contact Dr. Bob Dechman by email bdechman@tcjackets.net or contact the parent involvement coordinator at your child’s school.

ZOOM Meeting Recording

You may also share your input by completing the following surveys:

District Family Engagement Policy: https://forms.gle/9cJp73gXCBqK4L8C6

School SIP survey: https://forms.gle/M6yXUwZSEZRVtLk96

NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday teacher workday

This is a reminder that Friday, March 26, is a teacher workday. There will be no school for students!

TCCHS art project celebrates local figures, Black History Month TCCHS student Adrian Ellis works on his portrait of Victoria Phillas Thompson Perry

 February was Black History Month. To celebrate, students in Thomas County Central High School Visual Composition III and IV classes had an opportunity to learn about its importance through local figures.

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TCCHS students sweep first, second places at region fair TCCHS students Bishop Jackson and Veronica VanLandingham won first and second place, respectively, at ABAC Region Science Fair and advance to state competition.

Thomas County Central High School students took the top two spots in their virtual ABAC Regional Science Fair division.

TC Masquers take region The TC Masquers won first place in GHSA Region 1-4A One Act competition.

For the first time since the 2003-2004 season, Thomas County Central High School Drama program’s one act play won the Georgia High School Association Region 1-4A One Act competition. The TC Masquers took the top prize at the annual event held at Westover High School in Albany.

Thomas County School Board endorses plan to “Finish Strong” finish strong

Please click below for information on our "Finish Strong" plan:
"Finish Strong" Video

Dear Parents and Guardians,

At its February meeting, the Thomas County Board of Education endorsed a series of proposals recommended by the curriculum department to support students and teachers through the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

The “Finish Strong” plan calls for the return of more students to in-person learning and aims to reduce the number of teachers who have to simultaneously teach both in-person and on-line classes. To provide time for teachers, counselors, and administrators to plan for these adjustments, three teacher work days have been added to the school calendar.

10-peat: TCCHS FBLA celebrates decade-long region winning streak FBLA Region 1 Championship Trophy with club officers

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter is the Georgia FBLA Region 1 champion for the 10th consecutive year.

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.

 

TCCHS Bands hold Christmas concert Director Joe Regina leads the TCCHS Gold Band (wind ensemble) in a festive tune during the Christmas concert

More than a holiday chill filled the air when Thomas County Central High School Bands program held its annual Christmas concert. The school’s Gold and Blue bands, Jazz Ensemble and Dazzlers performed at the Donald Dalton Agriculture Pavilion located on campus Tuesday, Dec. 15.

TCCHS’ James earns school and state High School Heisman TCCHS senior Anna James is the female winner of the High School Heisman state scholarship.

TCCHS senior Anna James earned school and state High School Heisman honors for her exemplary achievements both on and off the athletic field.

Holland Earns Certification for Fiscal Credibility Holland

Thomas County Schools is pleased to announce that Joey Holland, SFO, Deputy Superintendent for Finance, has earned the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations® (SFO®) by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). School business professionals who earn the SFO certification have proven that they have the required knowledge, expertise, and fiscal credibility to lead their school district and effectively manage the district’s finances.

“Even though I’m going into my twentieth year in school finance for Thomas County Schools, I wanted reassurance that I had the knowledge and professional competencies to lead the school district in not only finance, but other areas of school operations,” Holland said.  “I was also eager to find out if my finance and operations knowledge was on par with other school finance officials across the country.”

ASBO International’s SFO certification is an internationally recognized standardized assessment for school business officials.

TCCHS FFA Meat Evaluation CDE team advances to state competition TCCHS FFA Meat Evaluation team members Samantha Bustle, Katie Sylvan, Taylor Stegall and Ashley Brannen advance to state competition.

Thomas County Central High School FFA chapter’s Meats Evaluation Career Development Event team processed its way to state competition.

Fall Parent Advisory Council Meeting PAC

The Thomas County School system recently held its annual Fall Parent Advisory Council meeting via zoom. Each school was represented by parents and stakeholders. The meeting is designed to inform stakeholders of system initiatives and request feedback on future planning. A link to the recording and follow up survey are posted below and on the Federal Programs page. If you have questions or input, you may contact Dr. Bob Dechman by email bdechman@tcjackets.net or contact the parent involvement coordinator at your child’s school.

Zoom link

Survey link

National Parent Involvement Day parent involvement

We celebrated National Parent Involvement Day giving us the opportunity to recognize the many contributions parents and caregivers provide on a daily basis. We appreciate your continued support of our school system!

https://youtu.be/HiFMuwKMsLg

TCCHS drama students participate in storytelling workshop  John Doyle gives an emotion for the class to display as student Michael Diaz-Badillo tries to guess it.

Offered by the Thomasville Center for the Arts, the guest artist and workshop facilitator was John Doyle, a digital storyteller who founded Arts Integration LLC. Doyle’s primary goal was to provide students a safe space and opportunity to process and express their experiences from the prior seven months.

TCCHS inducts 98 into NHS Jamyra Harrell enjoys her induction moment.

Academic excellence and exemplary conduct shone brightly when Thomas County Central High School National Honor Society chapter inducted 98 members Monday, Oct. 26.

Thomas County Schools help fight childhood cancer CURE

The Thomas County School System decided to "GO GOLD" during the last week of September which was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Faculty, staff and students wore gold or yellow on Friday, September 25, to share awareness and show support for kids and families impacted by childhood cancer. 

Each school in the system also participated in Caps for CURE by paying one dollar to wear a hat on Friday. Thomas County Schools raised a total of $2,178.61. Each school showed their support by donating the following: Hand-In-Hand, $241.23; Garrison-Pilcher, $412.30; Cross Creek, $634.08; TCMS, $351; TCCHS, $500; and Bishop Hall, $40.

Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams said, "I am very appreciative of the compassion that our students, staff, and parents have demonstrated in their support of Childhood Cancer Awareness and Research as shown through their actions and contributions. Together, we were able to make a difference for such a worthy cause." 

The money raised was donated to CURE Childhood Cancer. Sharon Johnson and Kathy Pipkin visited the school system recently to accept the check on behalf of CURE. 

“‘Caps for CURE’ was started by my family's friend, Sarah Barr, from Locust Grove," said Johnson. "Her idea to encourage students to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer continues today.  Sarah fought Ewing’s sarcoma for seven years and passed away just before her 20th birthday. We appreciate the continuing support of ‘Caps for CURE.’”

TCCHS automotive program earns training engines Instructor Michael Clapper is happy to receive this donated 6.4L diesel engine.

Thomas County Central High School PREP Academy Automotive Technology pathway is a recipient of training engines from the Ford Automotive Career Exploration, or ACE, program.

TCCHS Drop Off and Entry Locations Drop off and entry locations

When school begins on Tuesday, September 8 all students will be required to have a temperature check upon entering the building. To make this easier, drop off and entry locations will be limited.

TCCHS’ Allen trumpets way to GHP Brandon Allen

Earlier this year, Thomas County Central High School musician Brandon Allen earned placement in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. His chosen field of study was music, his specific area of study jazz trumpet.

2020-2021 School Calendar Revision calendar update

Due to the delay in the start of this school year, our 20-21 school calendar had to be revised. Please make note of the changes. Fall break has been eliminated, Thanksgiving break was shortened, and the end of the school year has been extended one week with the last day of school on Friday, May 28. We are looking forward to our students starting back to school on Tuesday, September 8, either traditionally, through our remote classrooms, or our virtual school option. We are greatly missing our students and are counting down the days until we are able to see them again soon. Please continue to monitor the system and school websites and social media pages for continued updates.

2020-2021 School Calendar

TCCHS to offer AP Capstone Diploma AP logo

This fall, Thomas County Central High School students seeking new academic challenges have expanded Advanced Placement opportunities. 

Students Scheduled to Return September 8 start date

Dear Thomas County Schools Families,

After many recent discussions with the local and regional health departments regarding Thomas County's current COVID-19 data, along with Archbold's announcements of rising COVID-19 case numbers, and the Governor's announced recommendation for systems to reopen after Labor Day, the start date for pre-planning has been moved to August 17 with students scheduled to return on September 8. The changes in dates will cause some changes to our 20-21 school calendar, which will be shared once it has been revised.

The postponement of school reopening will allow further development of our remote learning plans, computing device deployment for our digital learners, teacher preparation, continued discussions with health and local officials, and to ensure that our families and employees are fully prepared to start school in a successful manner.

We realize that the delay may not be the ideal solution for everyone, but please know that we did not make this decision lightly. The health and wellbeing of all of our students, staff, and families are vitally important to us. We are all eager to get back to traditional learning in our schools because that is where the majority of our students and staff thrive.

Our remote classroom and virtual school options will continue to be available for families who are not ready to have their child return to traditional learning.

Open house dates will be communicated to families through their child's school.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to provide the safest learning environment for our students and staff.

Please continue to monitor our district website and social media pages for system updates.

It's Time to Make a Choice! You Decide

Survey results are in, and parents' voices have been heard so now it's time to choose the best learning opportunity for your student! You will be choosing between the Traditional Option, the Remote Classroom Option or the Virtual School Option. Click below to access a flyer that contains more information and the necessary links such as the Superintendent's Letter, the Registration Form, and Frequently Asked Questions. Please complete the registration form by Friday, July 17.

Time to Make a Choice - Registration Form 

Please call our Buzz Helpline at 229-413-1234 for more information.

Thomas County Schools Return-to-School Plan & Survey

6/24/2020

Dear Thomas County Schools Families,

We only have a few weeks before school is scheduled to start back. I realize that this Back to School season is weighing heavily on your minds, as it is ours. Please rest assured that the leadership of our system has been working hard to stay current with agency guidelines related to the safe operation of schools. We are continuing to use the guidelines received from the Georgia Department of Education, Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare for the reopening of our schools.  One of the most challenging aspects of this work is that the guidelines and restrictions continue to evolve. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this time as we continue to plan for a safe re-entry for all students and staff.

We are planning for our schools to reopen for in-person instruction for our students as scheduled on August 3rd.

We hope that the majority of our families will feel safe returning to a fairly traditional school setting with health screening and enhanced hygiene measures in place. Thomas County Schools will be implementing additional measures to address COVID-19 concerns and to keep our students and staff as safe as possible within the school environment.

Click on READ MORE to see other options and access survey

School Based Health Clinic Reopens SBHC sign

The School-Based Health Center on the TCMS campus reopened June 1.  In light of COVID 19, and PCSG’s desire to keep our patients and staff safe, patient appointments will be limited to two per hour.  PSCG is working with the School’s Athletic Director and Archbold Medical Group in providing the community-wide sports physicals (dates to be determined).  If you are unable to make those dates, PCSG will provide sports physicals in the clinic for $10. 

The clinic will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. In addition to offering in-clinic appointments, PCSG offers telehealth visits.   

To help maintain physical distancing rules, all appointments must be scheduled in advance.  To schedule your appointment, please call  229-227-2936.

For the safety of our patients and staff:

1.      Before entering the clinic everyone must be screened.
2.      Only one person may accompany a minor for a visit.
3.      All patients and accompanying adult must wear a mask.
4.      PCSG staff will be wearing a mask as well as other protective equipment.
5.      PCSG will limit the number of individuals in the clinic at any one time.   

End-of-Year Plans

GARRISON-PILCHER

Chromebook Drop-Off
May 26 - 29 - Hall Road side of Cross Creek
Tuesday, May 26 -  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Yearbook Pick-Up
Wednesday, May 13 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on sidewalk outside PLC

*Teachers have already collected needed work packets & dispersed student belongings. Questions concerning packets should be discussed with teachers.

CROSS CREEK

Chromebook/Work Packet Collection
May 26 - May 29 – Clark Road side
Tuesday, May 26 -  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 29 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rincon, Ross earn ESOL awards from GADOE Thomas County Central High School student Virginia Marian Rincon Medina and Thomas County Schools ESOL District Coordinator Emily Ross earned Spring 2020 Exemplary English Learner and Exemplary ESOL Teacher, respectively, from the GADOE.

Recently, the Georgia Department of Education EL Language Programs announced its Spring 2020 Exemplary English Learner and Exemplary ESOL Teacher recipients. Thomas County Schools has two honorees.

Take Advantage of Emergency Meals-to-You! meals to go

Because we always want the very best for our students, Thomas County Schools has found a way to provide meals during the month of June. The new program will deliver meals to your doorstep for free. This program is called Emergency Meals-to-You, and students who attend Thomas County Schools are eligible to participate in the program. However, you must enroll your student in the Meals-to-You program in order to have meals shipped to your home during the month of June.

All you have to do is fill out and submit an online form.

Please hurry because the enrollment period ends at midnight on May 18.

Even if you enroll in the Emergency Meals-to-You program, please remember that our local meal distribution will still take place every Wednesday through May 27. 

16 TCCHS students earn Google certification Google Student Certification

Thomas County Schools and Google linked this academic year to pilot a program offering Google Student Certification to Thomas County Central High School business pupils.

TCCHS FBLA delivers strong showing in state conference FBLA logo

Twenty Thomas County Central High School FBLA chapter members placed with four qualifying to contend in this summer’s 2020 FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition (see below).

New testing dates for Advanced Placement Exams

AP Test dates and times

Meal Distribution at TCMS & Community Locations-Wednesday ONLY-7 days worth of meals-Times below Meals on 4-15

Thomas County Schools is distributing meals for the week and the weekend. Pick up breakfast and lunch for seven days! Distribution for meals is ONLY on Wednesday of this week. Students no longer have to be present. Visit TCMS from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or our various community locations from 11:00 - 12 noon. We are still here for you! Please call the Buzz Helpline at 229-413-1234 for questions or information.

meal distribution

MEALS NOW OFFERED DURING SPRING BREAK ON MONDAY (4/6) and WEDNESDAY (4/8) 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at HAND-IN-HAND Spring Break Meals

SECOND HARVEST PROVIDING MEALS MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Please don’t forget to stop by Hand-In-Hand tomorrow, Monday, April 6, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. to pick up meals. Students do NOT have to be present during the meal pick-up. We are very appreciative of Second Harvest’s willingness to help feed our families during spring break.

Second Harvest Meals

Meals for week of 3/30 - 4/3 meal update

We will be distributing ready-to-eat meals ONLY on Tuesday & Thursday starting this week (Tuesday, March 31 & Thursday, April 2). NO meals will be distributed during spring break (week of April 6 - 10). Please visit our main location at the Thomas County Middle School during the limited times below. The time for community distribution sites will remain the same.

Meal Distribution Schedule Week of March 30 - April 3

MEAL UPDATE: For the week of March 23 - 27 meal changes

For the week of March 23-27: Meal Boxes (10 meals) are available for distribution on MONDAY ONLY.  A snack and a meal provided by Second Harvest will be available on WEDNESDAY. Our meal distribution sites will remain the same.

Meal Updates:  This week we will only be able to provide the meal boxes containing 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches on Monday (3/23). Please plan to pick up a box with your child(ren) on Monday. We want to ensure that all of our students receive a box of food for the entire week. A snack and a meal provided by Second Harvest will be available on Wednesday. Our meal distribution sites will remain the same.  

See schedule below:

Monday & Wednesday
TCMS - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.*
Bus deliveries - 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
*On Wednesday while supplies last

Please continue to monitor the district’s web page and Facebook daily for important updates. We are here for our families. For assistance, call the Buzz Helpline at 229-413-1234. 

Chromebook Distribution Sites distribution

As a result of the school closures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Thomas County School System plans to distribute items needed to provide instruction to our students in a variety of formats. Chromebooks will be provided  for any student in grades 2-12 who needs a device to complete digital learning assignments. 

A distribution site will be located at each of our schools during the times below:  

Monday, March 16: 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE NEEDS SURVEY! survey

Parents and Guardians,

The Thomas County School System is working diligently to provide services to your children in order to minimize, as much as possible, disruptions in your child’s education due to the school system closure.

To help us better serve your child, we have developed a short on-line survey.

Please complete the survey at the following link as soon as possible: Thomas County Schools Closure Survey 
Spanish version of survey: Thomas County Schools Encuesta de Necesidades de Cierre

Please continue to check our website and/or Facebook page daily for updates regarding services that will be available to your child during the closure.

Take this Survey to Lend Your Voice! Community Engagement

The Thomas County School System is in the initial phase of the system's strategic planning process. We value the input of our stakeholders and want to take into consideration the thoughts, ideas, wishes, and dreams of those who are invested in our system. Your input will help establish the system's goals and priorities, which will guide the system over the next five years. If you were unable to attend the Community Engagement Session on Thursday, February 20, to provide your input, please complete the short survey below by 11:45 p.m. on March 5. Thank you for your time, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. 

English survey:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CE20-Thomas

Spanish survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CE20-Thomas-Spanish

Those who need translation may email Emily Ross eross@tcjackets.net for assistance.

School Closed school closed

Thomas County Schools will be closed Thursday, February 6, due to the threat of high winds and inclement weather. The safety of our students, teachers, and staff is very important to us.

Stephens named TCCHS STAR student TCCHS Class of 2020 STAR student Joshua Stephens with Laura Kornegay.

A passion for science and willingness to challenge oneself has led one high school student to shine brightly. Senior Joshua Stephens is the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2020 STAR Student.

Lend Your Voice to Thomas County Schools' Future HnH students

The Thomas County School System is initiating a strategic planning process and invites you to participate! It is vital that we hear from our stakeholders on the future direction of the school district before the plan is developed.

When:  February 20, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:  Thomas County Central High School   

Who:  All Thomas County School System employees, parents, senior citizens, businessmen and women, civic leaders and residents. High school students are also encouraged to attend.

What:  A Community Engagement Session to gather input from parents, citizens, district employees and students. Everyone is invited: parents, all district employees, high school students and community members. No special experience or knowledge is required. We will present information on the district, the strategic planning process and then break into small groups for discussion.

NOTE: Sandwiches and beverages will be served at the event. Please RSVP using the link below to help us plan how much food to prepare.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityEngagementEvent                                                              

TCCHS CFA Leader Academy completes Do Good December project lex Marquez, Abby Allensworth, Megan Stewart, Caleb Kinneer and A'Kiraney Graham with donated stuffed animals given to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation for the TMH Children’s Center

Thomas County Central High School Chick-fil-A Leader Academy chapter embraced giving to others and spreading holiday cheer with its Do Good December service project.

Anxiety Seminar Offered anxiety seminar

The Thomas County School System is offering an anxiety seminar entitled, "Beyond Survival: Helping Families Cope with Anxiety." The hour-long seminar will be held in the Thomas County School Board Auditorium on Tuesday, January 14, at 6:00 p.m. 

Welcome Back! holiday return

We hope that each of you had a wonderful break and enjoyed special time with friends and family. We look forward to our staff and students returning next week. As a reminder, Monday, January 6, is a teacher workday and a student holiday. Our students are scheduled to return on Tuesday, January 7. Happy New Year!

TCCHS holds annual science fair TCCHS science fair winners

The annual Thomas County Central High School Science Fair occurred Thursday, Dec. 12. It featured approximately 75 projects encompassing students from grades 9-11.

TCCHS seeks businesses to sponsor job shadowing opportunities Job shadow day

Thomas County Central High School’s fifth annual Job Shadowing Day is quickly approaching. Organizers are seeking local businesses to collaborate with them to allow students to observe various career environments. 

Commonly held around Groundhog Day, Job Shadowing Day is a nationally recognized initiative dedicated to educating high school students on working life after graduation. Students spend the day observing fields such as healthcare, automotive and welding. This allows participants to see how skills acquired in high school can make transferring to a job easier.

“By giving kids this opportunity, it really helps them determine what field they want to pursue after high school,” TCCHS Work-Based Learning Coordinator Brandi Miranda said. 

After last year’s event, partakers had many positive comments. Past participant Destiny Cole recommended the experience to students.

“...You will learn a lot and have an awesome time,” she said. 

Student Mya Cooney encouraged her peers to participate because she benefited from the experience. She shadowed at New Hire Solutions and observed how its staff helps others find careers that suit them.

“My job shadowing experience gave me a chance to see how impactful I can be in a person’s life without being their psychiatrist,” she said. 

The year’s shadow day is Feb. 4, 2020. The deadline for businesses to register as a host site is Jan. 17. Students have until Jan. 24 to sign up as a participant.

For more information or to sign up, please email Brandi Miranda at bmiranda@tcjackets.net.

National Computer Science Education Week

It's National Computer Science Education Week, but in Thomas County, we are proud to have computer science as a part of our curriculum all year long! Cross Creek Elementary School was featured in this video from the Georgia Department of Education about Computational Thinking. Take time to watch this short video!
https://youtu.be/BAxW5vzREr8

TCCHS possible book adoptions Books clipart

The TCCHS CTAE department is in the process of reviewing a textbook for possible adoption for the 2019-2020 school year for the Automotive and Welding courses/pathways. The TCCHS social studies department is also reviewing a textbook for use during the 2020-2021 school year for the AP Psychology course. Samples of these texts will be on display in the TCCHS Media Center. Parents are invited to stop by during normal school hours (from December 3-9) to review these materials and leave any desired feedback.

TCCHS preparing to make Christmas brighter for local youth Hallway decorations at last year's SWAYJ event.

Shop with a Yellow Jacket, better known as SWAYJ, is set for Saturday, Dec. 14. This year’s theme is “Merry & Bright.” The annual event brings together students from Thomas County Schools to make Christmas a little brighter for the system’s in-need families. And it gives the big kids a chance to shine.

Yearbook Pages and Ads
Senior yearbook pages are on sale now. Order forms have been sent via email and are available in room A2 from Ms. Perry.  Senior page order forms, pictures, and deposits are due no later than December 13.
 
Business ads in the yearbook are available now.  Email jperry@tcjackets.net if your business would like an ad in the 2020 Vespa Yearbook.
TCCHS pushes academics to the end zone Sophomore Fredrick Diggs, 16, concentrates on his schoolwork.

The push to drive academics to the end zone continues within Thomas County Central High School’s football program.

BEE Partners of the Quarter Recognized BEE

The Thomas County School System's BEE Partners of the Quarter were recognized for the first nine weeks. These businesses and industries support the school system in so many ways, and their support is very appreciated.
Hand-In-Hand -Dawson Street Baptist Church WMU
Garrison-Pilcher - Barnett's Creek Baptist Church
Cross Creek - Dog World
Thomas County Middle School - McDonalds
Thomas County Central High School - Thomasville Dental Center (Dr. Sanders)
Bishop Hall - Donathan Photography
If a business or industry is interested in partnering with Thomas County Schools, please contact Erin Rehberg for more information. See pictures of our Partners of the Quarter by clicking the link below.

TCCHS International Travel Program announces Japan scholarship recipients TCCHS students (left to right) Norman Desourdy, Marshadron Hollis, Kirsten Williams, Aslyn Plymel, Savannah Taylor and Phoebe “Ari” Esra are the recipients of scholarships to attend next summer’s TCCHS International Travel Program’s trip to Japan.

Thomas County Central High School International Travel Program has announced scholarship recipients for its fifth annual trip. This summer 2021 voyage is to Japan.

TCCHS one-act entry earns third; actors win individual accolades at region The cast and crew of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Thomas County Central High School youth thespians donned the colorful wardrobe and lovable personas of the Peanuts gang for the TC Masquers’ staging of “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" as its annual one-act play and competition entry.

Vote for Hand-In-Hand! Vote Now

Hand-In-Hand Primary School is competing for a $2000 Envision grant that will allow the school to further develop their "Beecoming Your Best" program through social and emotional learning. The school made it to the top nine, and we want them to be in the top 3! See details below about voting.

How to Vote:
Share with your family, friends, and coworkers and encourage them to cast their vote. Come back and vote once per day. Voting ends November 11! To vote, visit the link below. Simply click on the video frame or the circular button in the top left corner of the video to select your choice, enter your email at the bottom of the page, then click the "Vote" button.

www.EnvisionCU.com/VOTE   

New virtual reality technology realized at TCCHS Earth Systems students Logan Poppell and Brianna Beamon react to what they see through their virtual reality goggles.

This year, Thomas County Schools purchased a set of virtual reality goggles and expeditions for TCCHS students to explore topics in academic and vocational platforms the school currently offers.

TCCHS CFA Leader Academy visits company headquarters TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy members pose for a photo inside restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy’s office.

 Learning the values and tools of positive leadership and promoting doing good for others were main agenda items on a field trip checklist for Thomas County Central High School’s chapter of the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy.

TCCHS musicians earn chairs on district jazz ensemble Brandon Allen, Brianna Cook, Joshua Stephens, Josh Sharpe, Tommy Piland and Caleb Harrell celebrate their selection to the Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Jazz Ensemble.

Thomas County Central High School youth musicians hit the perfect notes to earn chairs on the Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Jazz Ensemble. TCCHS students comprise almost one-third of the 19-member group.

TCCHS issues Academic Rewards card  Senior Mackenzie Gilbreath takes in the perks of her TCCHS Academic Rewards card.

 Thomas County Central High School has introduced an incentive-based program to reward students who consistently perform well academically and behaviorally.

TCCHS students meet author Delia Owens, receive encourgemant and advice  Author Delia Owens interacts with students as she signs copies of her novel, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” during a special visit to Thomas County Central High School Wednesday.

Chasing one’s dreams, no matter how crazy or seemingly unattainable, was at the heart of a special appearance to Thomas County Central High School students by best-selling author Dr. Delia Owens.

TCCHS students promote, support climate change action Aubrey Miller, Stephen Sykes, Cameron Parker and Kaleb Ward support environmental ambassadors Matt Sherrod, Kendajah Cummings, Edjenee’ Corbin, Joshua Stephens and Christin Connelly during Friday’s rally

 Climate change and preserving the environment were the green button topics at Thomas County Central High School this week. Members of the school’s environmental ambassadors’ organization promoted a Climate Action Week.

TCCHS ECE I students gain training in Conscious Discipline Hand-In-Hand Primary School counselor Whitney Robertson leads the discussion on Conscious Discipline.

Thomas County Central High School youth interested in teaching future generations recently received an introduction to the social-emotional learning practice known as Conscious Discipline. Early Childhood Education I students took part in an interactive lesson presented by Hand-In-Hand Primary School counselor Whitney Robertson.

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.
 

Writing workshops offer MERIT students one-on-one support Nancy Rogers

The Thomas County School System’s MERIT program is providing daily afternoon writing workshops to prepare MERIT students at Thomas County Middle School (TCMS) for the rigors of Advanced Placement (AP) classes and to support MERIT students at Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) who are enrolled in AP classes.

Thomas County’s MERIT program spans grades 5 through 12 and includes students from both Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School. The workshop is part of an initiative to bridge the MERIT program between the two schools.

TCCHS students take part in state pollinator census  Students Briona Walker, Malaysia Walker and Adryanah Watson record observed insects.

Students in Thomas County Central High School agricultural education teacher Nikki Smith’s classes took part in The Great Georgia Pollinator Census Friday, Aug. 23.

TCA, Phoenix Theatre, TCCHS collaborate on arts outreach workshop Phoenix Theatre Director Hananel Jackson discusses a performance.

Arts education and learning the power of storytelling took center stage in a recent outreach experience. Thomasville Center for the Arts joined forces with Phoenix Theatre to host a theatre workshop at Thomas County Central High School Thursday, Aug. 22.

TCCHS FBLA members place at national competition Jonathan Strickland and Zach Goff placed in the top 10 in their events at this summer’s 2019 FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter members left their mark at this summer’s 2019 FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition.

TCCHS's Stephens plays best notes at GHP Stephens and parents

It was the summer of jazz, improved improvisation and growth for Thomas County Central High School senior Joshua Stephens.

TCCHS student Stephens plays best notes at GHP Josh Stephens and his parents.

 It was the summer of jazz, improved improvisation and growth for Thomas County Central High School senior Joshua Stephens.

Duplantis named health and wellness coordinator Duplantis

Thomas County School Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams has appointed Dr. Lauren Duplantis to serve as the district’s health and wellness coordinator.

Duplantis will chair the system’s wellness committee and will help market the school-based health center as an option for parents who do not have a primary-care provider.

Williams announces leadership changes for new school year LEADERSHIP

The Thomas County School Board has approved administrative personnel changes for the 2019-2020 school year upon the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams.

Richard Potter has been named principal of the Renaissance Center for Academic and Career Development. The Renaissance Center is Thomas County’s alternative school, serving students in grades 5-12 whose home schools are Thomas County Middle School, Thomas County Central High School, or Bishop Hall Charter School.

Graham renews vision for county MERIT Program Dr. Dale Graham

Dr. Dale Graham who returned to the Thomas County School System in 2018 as the district’s math coordinator was named District-wide Director for the MERIT Program last fall and is rolling out several initiatives for the new school year.

MERIT, short for Maximizing Education to Realize Intellectual Transformation, provides a rigorous curriculum and enrichment opportunities for gifted and academically high-achieving students in grades 5-12. The program spans both Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School. 

Under the new structure, the program has a middle grades coordinator, Dana Studdard, and a high school coordinator, Erin White.

Dechman named instructional coordinator at Bishop Hall Michele Dechman

Thomas County School Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams has appointed Michele Dechman instructional coordinator of Bishop Hall Charter School.

Dechman joined the faculty of Thomas County Schools in 1999 where she has taught elementary education, special education, gifted education, and computer coding.  She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University and an educational specialist degree from Valdosta State University.
 

Thomas County School System launches string orchestra program Bonev

The Thomas County School System is pleased to announce the introduction of a string orchestra program for the 2019-2020 school year serving students in grades 4 -12.

Dr. Boyan Bonev has joined the faculty of Thomas County Schools and will lead the formation of the string orchestra program with classes held during both the school day and after school.

Back to School Blitz

Back to School Blitz - Thomas County Central High School Gym - Saturday, August 3 - 9:00-11:00 AM

Strings Program Interest Survey feedback

The Thomas County School System is always seeking ways to meet the needs and interests of our students. Several parents have requested that the school system consider starting a string orchestra program for grades 5 through 12. In order to gauge the level of interest in such a program, the school system is conducting a survey. Please complete the survey found using the link below.

http://bit.ly/tcstringsinterest

The survey will close June 25.

Thank you for your support of our school system and for taking time to complete this quick survey.

Digital Learning All-Star Teacher Named for Thomas County Schools Daphney King

In order to recognize the teachers who have gone above and beyond with implementing the effective use of technology in classroom instruction, this year the Thomas County School System named the second annual Digital Learning All-Star Teacher at each school and for the district. Daphney King, a fourth grade teacher Cross Creek Elementary School, was selected as the district winner.

“The Thomas County School System has made a significant investment in technology for our students and teachers as a result of having E-SPLOST funds and receiving other grants," said Erin Rehberg, Digital Learning Coordinator for Thomas County Schools. "It is important to reward those teachers who have used the technology provided to them to effectively transform the learning process in their classrooms.  Not only do all of our Digital Learning All-Star Teachers effectively use technology with their students, they are also known for helping their peers with various technology tools.”

Each school held a nomination process with the winner for each school completing an application in order to compete for the district title. This year, the district winner was awarded a Google Chromebook courtesy of Firefly Computers and will be able to attend an educational technology conference in the fall.  

TCCHS football program emphasizes classroom success TCCHS football team members Garrett Harrell and Rashun Jackson are dedicated to achieving and maintaining a 3.0 GPA

Head coach Ashley Henderson says everyone involved in the football program takes it very seriously and wants to put the same level of care into academics as in strength and conditioning, nutrition and skill development. This gives them a chance to know students on a more personal level and talk to players about topics other than just ball.

TCCHS robotics: innovation and teamwork Colby Thomas, Hiram Henry, Nathan Gibson and Jacob Brinson work on the design and assembly of a vertical lift system.

Begun in the 2012-2013 school year, the program has expanded to the middle and elementary school levels as well. Its mission is to improve STEM education while providing an opportunity for students to develop their critical thinking.

TCCHS CFA Leader Academy donates service project funds to local nonprofit Dan May, Jimmy Moore and Lee Waller accept a donation check from TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy member and fundraising chairperson Danielle Sauls.

Thomas County Central High School Chick-fil-A Leader Academy recently hosted its second annual Dodgeball Tournament as part of its end-of-year Impact Project, with proceeds benefiting a local service organization. This year’s recipient is Fountain of Life Rescue, who will soon be opening a local shelter for homeless individuals.

TCCHS honors seniors enior Tyler Carter and Principal Trista Jones share a smile after she placed his honor graduate stole around his shoulders.

TCCHS held its annual Honors Night ceremony Thursday, May 16. The event, which took place in the school’s gym, traditionally occurs the night before seniors’ last day of high school. It recognizes impending graduates for academic and elective achievements and bestows various scholarships to deserving recipients.

Student Accounts Disabled in the Summer Buzz With a Computer

Student Google accounts will be disabled from June 17 - August 2, 2019. If a student needs account access during this time, he or she should complete the form below.   Please allow 24 hours for access to be granted. Student accounts will continue to be monitored for inappropriate usage during the summer months.  Questions should be directed to Erin Rehberg at erehberg@tcjackets.net.

Student Account Request Form

Summer Reading Challenge Buzz Holding a Book

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer. The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2019-2020 school year.

Guidelines for all schools

Click here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!

Free eBooks are provided for all students this summer -- Click here for more information

Tips to avoid the summer reading slump

TCCHS names 2019 valedictorian, salutatorian, honor graduates TCCHS Class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian Cynthia Ramos and Langley Wooten.

Thomas County Central High School has announced its Class of 2019 valedictorian, salutatorian and honor graduates.

TCCHS’ Barlow named FBLA region officer Alyssa Barlow

A Thomas County Central High School freshman has earned an esteemed honor within the Georgia Future Business Leaders of America organization. Alyssa Barlow, 14, is a Region 1 officer for the 2019-2020 year.

TCCHS possible textbook adoption
The TCCHS CTAE department is in the process of reviewing a textbook for possible adoption for the 2019-2020 school year for the Allied Health course/pathway. Samples of this text will be on display in the TCCHS Media Center.
TCCHS hosts “boot camp” sessions to review for EOCs TCCHS students Col Rewis, Melonie Smith and Marshadron Hollis work together during an algebra EOC study session.

Thomas County Central High School has implemented a plan to help its students best prepare for their exams. All teachers organize their students for the upcoming tests, but for two weeks the school held special “boot camp” sessions in specific testing areas to refresh students’ memory and ensure they understand the material expected to be on their exams.

TCCHS team advances to national NHD competition Thomas County Central High School students (left to right) Stephen Sykes, Megan Clark, Aubrey Miller and Cameron Parker have advanced to National History Day national competition.

On April 13, the team of Megan Clark, Cameron Parker, Aubrey Miller and Stephen Sykes earned first place in group performance at the Georgia National History Day competition in LaGrange. They advance to this summer’s national championship.

Thomas County School System Names Jill Grimes Teacher of the Year Jill Grimes TOTY

Thomas County School System officials have named Jill Grimes, first grade teacher at Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School, as the District Teacher of the Year.

“Being named Teacher of the Year for the Thomas County School System is such an honor,” Mrs. Grimes said. “I am incredibly grateful to work with the most amazing and supportive colleagues. Our system is composed of phenomenal people on every level. The support of my coworkers, family, and friends is what has shaped me into the educator I am today. To represent our system at state will be a privilege.” 

Grimes has been a teacher for three years with Thomas County Schools. She began her teaching career in Mitchell County in 2008 first as a fifth grade teacher in math, science and social studies, and then as a Pre-K teacher at Mitchell County Elementary School where she taught for eight years.

School Closed Friday school closed

Due to the threat of high winds and inclement weather, the Thomas County School System will be closed Friday, April 19.

TCCHS EOC test information

The Georgia Milestones End-of-Course testing is quickly approaching. Thomas County Central High School
will begin testing on Monday, May 6, and we would like you to be aware of some important dates.


The testing schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 6 -  Geometry  Algebra Part I
Tuesday, May 7 -  Geometry & Algebra Part II
Wednesday, May 8 -  9th English Literature and American Lit Part I
Thursday, May 9 -  9th English Literature and American Lit Parts II & III
Tuesday, May 14 -  Biology, Physical Science, Economics
Thursday, May 16 -  US History


Make up testing is scheduled the day after each regularly scheduled test.

 

TCCHS students earn spots at GHP TCCHS juniors Kaleb Ward and Joshua Stephens have been recognized by the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program

A passion for making memorable music has led two Thomas County Central High School students to final recognition by an esteemed summer workshop, the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

TCCHS FBLA posts strong showing at state TCCHS FBLA students who placed at the 2019 Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter presented a strong showing at the 2019 Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference. Numerous students have advanced to this summer’s national competition.

TCCHS names Laws of Life winners TCCHS Laws of Life essay winners

Every year, thousands of high school students participate in the Georgia Rotary Clubs’ Laws of Life Essay Contest. This contest showcases the developing writing skills of students while allowing them to share their experiences.

TCCHS FGE students place at state competition, attend FGE Day event TCCHS FGE students and advisers celebrate recognitions from the 2019 Future Georgia Educators State Competition

Thomas County Central High School Future Georgia Educators chapter members took part in the recent 2019 Future Georgia Educators State Competition. Several students and teams placed in their respective events.

TCCHS students volunteer with Backpack Buddies TCCHS students help pack bags for Backpack Buddies.

Though spring has sprung, there’s still a little chill in the air. But volunteerism is one way Thomas County Central High School students are spreading warmth.

Safety Protocol Information Mr. Bill Robertson

Please see READ MORE...  to review information concerning the implementation of our new safety protocol effective April 8, 2019.

TCCHS senior earns national leadership award Brooklyn Reese

History, humanitarianism and leadership are at the heart of a special accolade earned by one Thomas County Central High School senior. Brooklyn Reese is a recipient of the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award presented by the National World War II Museum.

Ponder named TCCHS Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year, Amy Ponder

Amy Ponder is Thomas County Central High School 2019 Teacher of the Year. She is a first-time honoree.

TCCHS student earns ExploraVision award Cason Dennard

A Thomas County Central High School freshman has earned a 2018-2019 Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Honorable Mention. The project was among the top 10 percent of all those submitted for this year’s competition.

Toshiba and the NSTA announced recognitions Tuesday, March 7. Cason Dennard, 14, earned the award for his work toward creating a sensor to detect objects in the water.

Important Security and Personal Data Protection Notification security breach

The Thomas County School System's financial system was recently targeted by criminals who sought to steal funds from a school system account. Security procedures that the school system and its banking partner have in place prevented the loss of any funds. Click on the link below for more information. 

IMPORTANT SECURITY AND PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION NOTIFICATION

TCCHS hosts annual job shadow event TCCHS student Destini Cole (right) enjoys her day shadowing with Smile Doctors employee Ana Jimenez.

Thomas County Central High School sent 19 students into the area’s career space Thursday, Feb. 28 with its annual Job Shadow Day. Twenty-one businesses were involved. Fields ranged from youth development to accounting and welding to the military.

Internet Safety internet safety

In light of the recent news stories concerning hacking on YouTube and other websites that provide children's programming, we urge parents to monitor what their children are viewing by way of Internet connections. The Internet can be a wonderful educational tool, but the online world can also be dangerous. Please protect your children by supervising their Internet exposure.

The Thomas County School System has services that monitor all student web searches, email messages and storage of files for inappropriate or dangerous content. We are diligent in protecting students while they are using accounts and devices provided by the district whether they are at school or off-campus. We urge parents to monitor their students’ use of all Internet connections, especially those that occur outside of the school system’s monitored network.

Please feel free to contact your child’s school or the school district if you ever have concerns about Internet content that your child accesses by way of a school system owned device or connection.

TCCHS holds AHA fundraiser Faculty and students who participated in the basketball game.

 Thomas County Central High School recently shot hoops to promote healthy hearts. The school held a student/faculty basketball game to raise funds for the American Heart Association.

TCCHS possible textbook adoptions Book clipart
The TCCHS English and science departments are in the process of reviewing textbooks for possible adoption for the 2019-2020 school year for all courses. Samples of these texts will be on display in the TCCHS Media Center. Parents are invited to stop by during normal school hours (during the weeks of March 4-14) to review these materials and leave any desired feedback.
TCCHS holds career fair A representative of CNS Machine Company, Nelson Caviness, interacts with TCCHS students Aubri Johnson and Aaron Brock.

The Thomas County Central High School Career Fair took place Thursday, Feb. 14 in the school’s gym. The event is held every other year.

TCCHS students tour Savannah TCCHS French and art students

On Feb. 1, select Thomas County Central High School French and art students traveled to Savannah to explore culture and put their fine arts studies to the test. Those in Kelly Arno’s French club and advanced French classes, as well as art teacher Shelby Young’s upper-level students and AP art pupils, were invited to attend.

TCCHS holds NHD competition TCCHS NHD winners

It was a chance to showcase how positive outcomes can arise from adverse events as Thomas County Central High School held its annual National History Day competition Friday, Feb. 1.

Seventeen TCCHS musicians named to GEMA 2019 Region Honor Bands Thomas County Central High School has 17 youth musicians in the Georgia Music Educators Association 2019 Region Honor Bands

Seventeen Thomas County Central High School musicians are named to the Georgia Music Educators Association 2019 Region Honor Bands.

Wilhelm named TCCHS 2019 STAR Student TCCHS senior and STAR Student Ben Wilhelm with STAR Teacher Laura Kornegay.

Ben Wilhelm is the 2019 Thomas County Central High School STAR Student.

TCCHS FBLA retains grasp on region trophy TCCHS FBLA members celebrate their chapter earning its ninth consecutive Georgia FBLA Region 1 Sweepstakes trophy.

For the ninth consecutive year, Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter has earned the Georgia FBLA Region 1 Sweepstakes trophy.

Hand-In-Hand Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration PreK K Registration

Hand-In-Hand Primary School is holding Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 5, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. both days. Registration will take place on the Board of Education campus in the Professional Learning Center. For Pre-K, your child must be 4 or 5 years old ON or BEFORE September 1, 2019. All eligible students signed up for Pre-K on these days will be guaranteed a slot. Click on the link below for more information.

Hand-In-Hand Pre-K/K Registration

TCCHS shares the warmth Blanket and coat drive.

TCCHS has partnered with the Halcyon Home and Fountain of Life Homeless Shelter to collect new or gently used coats and blankets for those in need in Thomas County. Students may bring their donations to Mrs. Laura Parkerson in room A-11 and receive a voucher to be used in our school store. Donations may also be made at our first home soccer game on January 29. Donors will be rewarded with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. Let's show our Jacket spirit and share the warmth. Donations will be accepted through January 29.

TCCHS seeking community involvement in career prep event Thomasville police allow a TCCHS student to job shadow.

Thomas County Central High School Work-Based Learning program’s annual Job Shadow Day is almost here. Businesses/industries who want to help out by allowing students to observe their employees in action are needed.

TCCHS’ Webb, Moore earn seats on all-state band Thomas County Central High School seniors Caleb Moore and Eric Webb have earned seats in the esteemed Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band.

For the second consecutive year, Thomas County Central High School seniors Eric Webb and Caleb Moore have earned seats in the esteemed Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band.

TCCHS graduate reunites with class ring decades later Kirk Beckham and TCCHS Assistant Principal Karen Jones share a moment after Beckham is reunited with his 1961 class ring.

The holiday season is universally acknowledged as a magical time of year filled with unexpected gifts. Thomas County Central High School alumnus James Kirk Beckham is on the receiving end of such a present.

Flu Vaccine Given in January flu shot

We are pleased to announce that the Thomas County Health Department will be coming to your child's school during the month of January to offer the flu vaccine. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for your child to receive the vaccine given during the school flu clinics. If you would like for your child to get vaccinated at the school flu clinic, please click on the link below for more information and to access the consent form: 

Flu Packet to return by January 15, 2018

42 TCCHS students accepted to DHB Thomas County Central High School has 42 student musicians named to Georgia Music Educator Association District 2 Honor Band

Thomas County Central High School Bands program student musicians continue to impress Georgia Music Educator Association District 2 Honor Band judges.

Thomas County Schools named Google Reference District Google Reference District

The Thomas County School System has been named a Google Reference District. In order to become a reference district, Google must recognize the work being done by a district with G Suite for Education and send an application to the system.  

Thomas County Schools began using G Suite for Education in 2015. Since that time, the district has adopted Google Chromebooks at a rate of one device per student in grades 2-12.  Students in grades 9-12 are allowed to check out a Chromebook for use both at home and at school.

“Adding G Suite tools and Chromebooks in our district has allowed our teachers to do many things that they have never been able to do in the past,” said Erin Rehberg, Digital Learning and Media Services Coordinator for Thomas County Schools. “Technology truly has the power to transform learning by allowing students to easily collaborate, communicate, and create.  Being named a Google Reference District is confirmation that our teachers are using technology to help prepare Thomas County students for their futures.”

TCCHS Debate students prepare for state competition tudents Ethan Nicoll, Jack Cantrell, Gaelle Gasque, Shadrick Hollis, Nathaniel Bellamy and Norman Desourdy after attending the Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School.

The Thomas County Central High School Debate team has been contending in various tournaments across the state for several months with the hope of advancing to state competitions. Several students on the team have succeeded in qualifying.

TCCHS selects GHP nominees

Thomas County Central High School has announced its Governor’s Honors Program nominees for the 2019 session.

TCCHS holds annual science fair TCCHS Science Fair winners

Thomas County Central High School Science Fair took place Dec. 7 in the school’s media center. Out of almost 60 entries, six students earned first place honors, six students received second place designations and seven students garnered third place recognition.

Charity Board donates to TCCHS SWAYJ Melissa Creel presents check to Trista Jones and Leonard Guyton.

The City of Thomasville Charity Board made a generous donation to Thomas County Central High School’s annual Shop with a Yellow Jacket, or SWAYJ, event fund Tuesday, Dec. 4. Pictured are (left to right) City of Thomasville Charity Board member Melissa Creel, who presented the check, TCCHS Principal Trista Jones and Leonard Guyton, TCCHS assistant principal and SWAYJ coordinator.

TCCHS seeks vendors for Career Fair

Thomas County Central High School is seeking vendor participants for its upcoming Career Fair. Approximately 50 spots are available. Anyone interested in being part of the fair should contact Brandi Miranda by phone at (229) 225-5050 ext. 192 or email bmiranda@tcjackets.net.

TCCHS holds holiday food drive Thomas County Food Bank volunteers Wayne Adams and Maurice Chastain with TCCHS holiday canned food drive cosponsors Leigh Barwick, Kensey D’Souza and Laura Parkerson.

Thomas County Central High School held a holiday canned food drive Nov. 5-16. With the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and the holidays almost here, the local food bank is in need of nonperishable food items, drive cosponsor and TCCHS teacher Leigh Barwick explains. Donations were collected in first period classes. The drive’s goal was at least three canned food items per individual. The items will go to Thomas County Food Bank, located across the street from First United Methodist Church in downtown Thomasville. Food bank representatives brought a truck to TCCHS Friday, Nov. 16 to pick up the donations. Approximately 1,500 items were donated.

 

TCCHS celebrates America Recycles Day TCCHS students who signed the Yes pledge to recycle include (left to right) Will Baillargeon, Joshua Stephens, Michaela Gandy, Molly Grace White and Ethan Nicoll. Baillargeon, Stephens and Gandy are members of TCCHS Environmental Ambassadors.

Thomas County Central High School Environmental Ambassadors celebrated America Recycles Day Thursday, Nov. 15. Two activities were chosen to help encourage recycling: a student created poster contest and the selling of America Recycles Day T-shirts.

TCCHS students earn accolades at Deep South Fair Youth Art Show Junior Megan Schminky’s first place in colored pencil was for “Sugar Rush,” a piece she describes as “a combination of complementary, analogous, and an original color scheme of candy ….”

Even Hurricane Michael couldn’t keep the Exchange Club of Thomasville’s Deep South Fair Youth Art Show from anointing a new crop of winners.

TCCHS graduate Odom wins national FFA award The Odom family and TCCHS FFA Advisor Glen Gosier celebrate Brentley Odom’s win at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A Thomas County Central High School Class of 2018 graduate is already building upon the agricultural knowledge foundation he gained from his time as a Career Technical Agricultural Education student.

TCCHS donates for Hurricane Michael Relief Members of TCCHS Athletic Boosters pose with Hurricane Michael donations.

  Thomas County Central High School Athletic Boosters held a special drive to raise donations for Bainbridge families affected by Hurricane Michael. Bainbridge took a direct hit. The boosters expanded the drive to Thomas County Central High School students, faculty and staff. The school responded and brought in numerous items. These included deodorant, ramen noodles, bleach, space heaters, clothing and canned goods. The boxed items, along with a check from the boosters, were presented to Bainbridge High School personnel on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Yellow Jackets’ final game of the season was against the Bainbridge Bearcats Friday, Nov. 2.

TC Masquers leave region stage with honors TC Masquers Stephen Sykes and Molly Grace White celebrate their inclusion in the Region 5A One Act All Star Cast.

The curtain fell on Thomas County Central High School’s TC Masquers region performance with several accolades waiting in the wings. The group placed third at Region 5A One Act Competition Oct. 22. TC Masquers performed “Digging up the Boys” by Laura Lundgren Smith. The story is about three men trapped in a collapsed mine and the women aboveground who love them and are trying to rescue them.

TCCHS students take part in service learning opportunity after Hurricane Michael Jada Rhames, Taylor Schipansky, Mya Cooney, Lindsey Daniel, Nate Bellamy and Angela Kilgore take a break from clearing debris.

After Hurricane Michael made its way through Thomasville, yards were filled with debris. And not every resident affected could clean up without assistance. Enter Thomas County Central High School Service Learning Coordinator Lt. Col. Stann McLeod, who was contacted by system personnel and asked if he could round up some student volunteers to aid storm cleanup efforts. His answer was yes and he proceeded to contact potential volunteers for this service learning opportunity.

TCCHS goes pink Members of Archbold Women’s Center “Pink’d” TCCHS for its efforts in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thomas County Central High School took part in Barberitos’ Pink Chip Day, held in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

TCCHS unites in orange  TCCHS students proudly wear their Unity Day shirts.

Thomas County Central High School Cool 2 Be Kind Club sponsored a “Unity Day” Wednesday, Oct. 24 in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month. Club members sold orange “Unity Day” T-shirts that promoted the day’s mission in advance, and students and staff wore their shirts on the day. Anyone who did not purchase a shirt could still participate in the day by wearing orange. Students and teachers also purchased Cool 2 Be Kind glow in the dark bracelets. This “Unity Day” is one of many activities the club is sponsoring throughout the month, all with the goal to bring awareness to bullying and encourage prevention of it within schools. 

TCCHS possible textbook adoption review

The TCCHS CTAE department is in the process of reviewing a textbook for possible adoption for the 2018-2019 school year for the following course:  Veterinary Science. A sample of this text is on display in the TCCHS Media Center. Parents are invited to stop by during normal school hours (during the week of October 16-19) to review these materials and leave any desired feedback.

 

Please contact Robin Cartright, Curriculum Director, if you have any questions (rcartright@tcjackets.net or 229-584-9158).

TC Masquers to present One Act selection The dream sequence is a favorite among the show’s cast.

TC Masquers will debut their One Act production of “Digging Up the Boys” Tuesday, Oct. 23. The show is 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium, located at 200 N. Pinetree Blvd.

TCCHS earns most chairs on GMEA District 2 Jazz Band  The six TCCHS musicians who have played their way onto the 2018 GMEA District 2 Jazz Band.

Thomas County Central High School has scored the most student musician chairs of any participating school on the 2018 Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Jazz Band.

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Flu Shot

A drive-thru flu shot clinic scheduled for Monday, October 15 at Thomas County Central High School has been canceled until further notice.  

TCCHS WBL students tour Flowers Brandon Clark, Dylan Smith, Shekinah Dasher, Amare' Dismuke, Nathaniel Bellamy, Coleman Hollis and Ka'Marri Samuel outside of the Flowers Baking Co. of Thomasville, LLC gates

A selection of students from the Thomas County Central High School Work-Based Learning program recently had the opportunity to inhale both the sweet smell of success and the aroma of freshly baked goods. The group toured Flowers Baking Co. of Thomasville, LLC Thursday, Sept. 27.

TCCHS students attend Student Ambassadors kickoff

Students across the state are getting more and more involved in their community, including those at Thomas County Central High School.

TCCHS FFA students place in CDE competition Douglas Hopkins earned second place in Job Interview CDE and advances to the next stage of area competition this November.

Thomas County Central FFA members attended the Area 5 Career Development Event competition at Brooks County High School on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The chapter had several teams and individuals participate. One individual student advanced to the next leg of area competition and one team advanced to state competition, both to be held this November.

TCCHS FFA attends region leadership rally  TCCHS FFA chapter members who attended the rally.

A group of Thomas County Central High School FFA members celebrated the chapter’s new year by attending a special kickoff event.

TCCHS receives $10,000 grant for honey bee apiary TCCHS agriculture students celebrate with teacher and grant writer Nikki Smith.

 Thomas County Central High School is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.

TCCHS inducts new NHS members Students received a certificate at the NHS induction ceremony.

Thomas County Central High School has inducted new members into its chapter of the National Honor Society organization.

Social Media Safety Seminar Social Media Safety
On Tuesday, September 11, Thomas County Schools hosted a Social Media Safety parent workshop. The guest speaker presented topics for parents to be aware of the lasting impacts of social media messages as well as the features of various apps that parents are encouraged to monitor. If you were unable to attend, you may view the recording by clicking the following link https://youtu.be/9qyiQ0B5eAo . 
 
After you view the recording, please take a moment to give us feedback on future topics of interest by completing a three-question survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FY19-Cyber-Safety

Thank you for supporting Thomas County Schools!

TCCHS selects Class of 2022 officers  TCCHS Student Council freshman class officers.

Thomas County Central High School recently held an election for freshman class officers. Those named to office include: president, Frederick Diggs; vice president, Emma Mitchell; secretary, Kariana Coloń; treasurer, Molly Grace White; inspirational leader, Natalie Black; and, parliamentarian, John Adam Singleton.

TCCHS musicians selected for showcase Moore, Schminky, and Ward

Three Thomas County Central High School musicians have been invited to audition for a prestigious international showcase. (left to right) Caleb Moore, Megan Schminky and Kaleb Ward each received a letter from Honors Performance Series congratulating them upon being automatically nominated to apply for the High School Honors Performance Series. Moore was selected for his inclusion in the 2018 Georgia All-State Symphonic Band; Schminky and Ward were nominated for their participation in the 2018 Georgia All-State Chorus. 

TCCHS hosts PROBE College Fair TCCHS English teacher Renae Moore and senior James Jones interact with a college representative to obtain more information about Albany State University.

Thomas County Central High School held its annual PROBE Fair Tuesday, Sept. 4. The event took place in the school’s cafeteria. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities were in attendance. Students from TCCHS and neighboring schools were invited to attend. Students and their families could peruse the various booths and ask questions about topics important to college acceptance, including applications and financial aid options. The fair is an important tool to aid students in determining which colleges and universities in the state and region might best suit their post-secondary plans. The TCCHS Guidance Department is in charge of the yearly event.  The hope is that students will leave the fair with a clearer understanding of what they need and the colleges to which they may wish to apply.

Cyber-Safety Seminar Social Media flyer

Parents...Are you familiar with vault apps? Do you have questions about cyberbullying and dangerous social media trends? Thomas County Schools is sponsoring a FREE Cyber-Safety Seminar with nationally recognized speaker, Sgt. Jesse Hambrick of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.  Please make plans to attend on September 11 at 6:00 PM at the Thomas County Board of Education.

Siceloff visits TCCHS AVTF students TCCHS alumnus Brian Siceloff speaks to Audio Video Technology and Film pathway students about his career as a documentary filmmaker.

 Thomas County Central High School alumnus Brian Siceloff recently returned to his alma mater to talk with students in the Audio Video Technology and Film pathway.

TCCHS’ Reese tours WWI sites in France Brooklyn Reese, her family, teacher, and Georgia National Guard members share a photo opportunity during the WWI Centennial Commemoration ceremony.

Senior Brooklyn Reese, her parents, and her chosen history teacher were treated to a once in a lifetime guided tour to some of France’s World War I historic battlefields and locations. Reese won the trip as part of the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission special award she earned during National History Day Georgia competition in April.

TCCHS continues to post AP program growth, success Students look at the plaque where their names will be recorded as AP Scholars.

For the 2017-2018 school year, according to data compiled by AP program officials, 80 percent of TCCHS AP students who took AP exams earned a score of 3 or higher on each exam taken. This is an increase of one percent from last year; however, it is also 19 percent higher than both the state and global average of 61 percent.

TCCHS senior chosen as Georgia YA lieutenant governor Langley Wooten

Senior Langley Wooten, 16, has been chosen to serve as this year’s Georgia Youth Assembly’s lieutenant governor. The position is an unexpected honor to Wooten: Jeremy Austin, state program director for Georgia Youth Assembly through Georgia YMCA, contacted her directly and asked she fill the spot.

TCCHS’ Sharpe attends GHP TCCHS senior Zach Sharpe attended GHP this past summer.

Senior Zachary Sharpe, 17, attended this year’s Governor’s Honors Program at Berry College. Sharpe was selected from thousands of students nominated throughout the state. His chosen field was social studies.

TCCHS grad earns national AP recognition Bret Hendricks, a 2018 Thomas County Central High School graduate, has been named a National AP Scholar. Math is his passion, and many of the AP courses he took at TCCHS involved some form of math, like AP Statistics.

Bret Hendricks, 17, a member of the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2018, has been named a National AP Scholar.

2019-2020 Open House Dates Announced open house

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Elementary School Supplies backpack

The Thomas County Elementary Schools supplies/wish list is now available. The Thomas County School System has not made any changes to the bookbag/backpack policy. For questions, please contact the Thomas County Board of Education at 229-225-4380.

Thomas County Elementary Schools Supplies/Wish List

Back to School Blitz

Save the date for the annual Back to School Blitz! This year's event will take place in the gym at Thomasville High School on Saturday, August 4, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Back to School Blitz

 

First ever Digital Learning All-Star Teacher named for Thomas County Schools DLAST teacher

In order to recognize the teachers who have gone above and beyond with implementing the effective use of technology in classroom instruction, this year the Thomas County School System named the first ever Digital Learning All-Star Teacher at each school and for the district.

“With the help of local E-SPLOST funds as well as several grants received over the past several years, the Thomas County School System has made a significant investment in technology for our students and teachers," said Erin Rehberg, Digital Learning Coordinator for Thomas County Schools. "This year we thought it would be very beneficial to reward those teachers who have used the technology provided to them to effectively transform the learning process in their classrooms. Not only do all of our Digital Learning All-Star Teachers effectively use technology with their students, they are also known for helping their peers with various technology tools.”  

Each school held a nomination process with the winner for each school completing an application in order to compete for the district title. This year, the district winner was awarded a laptop computer courtesy of ByteSpeed Computers and will be able to attend an educational technology conference in the fall.  

Thomas County School System Names Lacey Howard Teacher of the Year Lacey Howard

Thomas County School System officials have named Lacey Howard, fourth grade special education teacher at Cross Creek Elementary School, as the District Teacher of the Year.

“I was very surprised and felt very honored to be named Teacher of the Year,” Howard said. “There are always so many wonderful things happening in the Thomas County School System. To be given the opportunity to represent our amazing system is such a privilege.” 

TCCHS holds annual Honors Night ceremony Cara Eaton is given her honor graduate stole from Principal Trista Jones.

Graduating Thomas County Central High School seniors were recently treated to a special ceremony honoring their years of hard work and effort in numerous pursuits.

Graduation parking and ceremony information

To accommodate large graduation crowds, visitors are normally allowed to park on the unpaved fields behind the school. Due to large amounts of rainfall that we’ve experienced, it is likely that vehicles that park on unpaved areas may bog down. THerefore, we are advising the use of paved parking areas only.

We also urge those attending graduation to carpool if possible. Graduating seniors are encouraged to park in the student parking lot close to the gym.

We will make parking available at the Thomas County bus garage and at Thomas County Middle School and Hand-In-Hand Primary School. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to and from those parking areas to the gym beginning at 7:30 a.m. Return shuttle service will be provided.

In the event of rain, graduates may be dropped off under the canopy at the front of the school near the media center. Visitors who are driving will be able to drop off passengers under the bus canopy at the main entrance before parking.

Also, please remember that, in accordance with Georgia Legal Code Title 16/Chapter 11/Article 2/16-11-34, regarding the disruption of a lawful meeting, gathering, or procession, Thomas County Central High School will not tolerate anyone knowingly committing any act that disrupts our state-funded graduation ceremony. Failure to comply with this law by anyone in attendance will result in immediate removal from the premises by law enforcement officials, containment, and misdemeanor charges.

Graduation will be streamed online at mycns.tv and on local CNS Channel 6. A closed circuit broadcast of graduation will also be available in rooms on campus on a first come, first served basis.

TCCHS CFA Leader Academy event funds Honor Flight trips  TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy members with the CFA Cow during the dodgeball event

Thomas County Central High School Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Dodgeball Tournament held in April raised approximately $3,600. The money was donated to the Honor Flight Tallahassee program. The tournament exceeded its goal to raise enough money to send three veterans on a life-changing trip. Enough was raised to fund six trips. This Saturday, May 19, several area veterans will take part in that day’s flight to Washington, D.C.

TCCHS recognizes underclassmen’s achievements TCCHS  ?sophomore Ian Small receives the Woodmen of the World Proficiency in U.S. History award from Shannon Wynn.

Outstanding year-long effort by underclassmen in a variety of fields was recently recognized in a special ceremony.

TCCHS foreign exchange student "Thomasville will always be in my heart" TCCHS exchange student Alina Akimbekova wears her special letterman jacket.

For high school seniors, graduation season comes with plenty of life changes attached. But for me, Thomas County Central High School exchange student, this change includes a 6,000-mile trip. I am leaving one home, family and friends to return to another home, family and friends.

Twenty-seven TCCHS students sign to be future educators TCCHS Future Educator Signing Day participants pose with their certificates of intent.

Future Educator Signing Day was held Tuesday, May 8. Twenty-seven Thomas County Central High School students signed on the line to commit to a career in education.

Student Accounts Disabled in the Summer

Student Google accounts will be disabled from June 15 - August 3, 2018. If a student needs account access during this time, he or she should complete the form below.   Please allow 24 hours for access to be granted. Student accounts will continue to be monitored for inappropriate usage during the summer months.  Questions should be directed to Erin Rehberg at erehberg@tcjackets.net.

Student Account Request Form

TCCHS trio recognized as Georgia Scholars TCCHS seniors (left to right) Hailey Ferrel, Sierra Stephens and C’lee Kornegay have been recognized as Georgia Scholars.

Three Thomas County Central High School seniors have been named Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education.

TCCHS bands program brings home Festival Disney magic TCCHS seniors Sierra Stephens and Doren Barrientes celebrate their school’s bands program trophies from Festival Disney.

Thomas County Central High School Bands program brought its own brand of musical magic to one of the most enchanted places on Earth.

TCCHS students win laptop computers TCCHS students (left to right) Tavares Jimerson, Sedrick Lamons, JingLei Horchler and Sheldon Ellis have won laptops in the Georgia High School High Tech competition.

Sheldon Ellis, Tavares Jimerson, JingLei Horchler and Sedrick Lamons have won laptops in the Georgia High School High Tech competition.

Garrison-Pilcher to reopen Friday

Early Thursday morning, the Thomas County School System’s Maintenance Department was notified that employees and students at Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School were complaining about the odor of diesel fuel in some parts of the building.  A few students and teachers complained of headaches that they believed to be associated with the odor.  The maintenance department investigated the odor and found diesel fuel in a ditch near the school.

TCCHS names its 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian, honor graduates TCCHS seniors C’lee Kornegay and Huntley Rodgers are the class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

Years spent pursuing the highest academic achievement has paid off for a group of Thomas County Central High School seniors. The school has announced its class of 2018 salutatorian and valedictorian as well as honor graduates. Celia “C’lee” Kornegay has won the top spot in her graduating class with Huntley Rodgers earning the second highest spot and the salutatorian mantle.

TCCHS FBLA members place at state, advance to national competition TCCHS FBLA chapter members (left to right) Drew Lloyd, Haley Newman, Sydney Sanders and Huntley Rodgers have qualified for national competition this summer.

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter members have proven their skills in state competition. Some will be taking those skills to the national stage this summer.

TCCHS FGE places in all categories at state competition TCCHS Future Georgia Educators members competed in the Georgia FGE Competition.

Thomas County Central High School Future Georgia Educators organization ended its season with a proud showing at state competition. Select members, based on their performance at region, participated in the Georgia FGE Competition, held March 14 at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. Three teams and one individual placed in the event.

TCCHS youth scientists earn state recognition TCCHS students attended the 70th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held March 22-24 at the University of Georgia

A group of TCCHS students competed in the 70th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held March 22-24 at the University of Georgia. Two individual students and one duo earned special awards or commendations.

TCCHS Quiz Bowl team earns third in state competition Thomas County Central High School Quiz Bowl team members with their third place trophy from state competition: (left to right) Kaleb Ward, Bret Hendricks, Jason Weeks, Tommy Piland and Kyle Clark.

"We accomplished being first in the region and third in the state,” sponsor Amy Ponder says. “This is a first for Thomas County quiz bowl. Our team has been practicing twice a week every week this year, expanding their knowledge and building areas of strength.”

TCCHS Envirothon team places at state TCCHS Envirothon team members.

The Thomas County Central High School Envirothon team finished fifth at the Georgia Envirothon competition. The event was held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28, at Camp Rutledge in Hard Labor Creek State Park. Team members are (left to right) James Gay, C’lee Kornegay, Alysa Yates, Hailey Ferrel and Bret Hendricks. Students placed second in rangeland management and fifth in both aquatics and forestry.

Spring Break spring break

Spring Break is Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 6. Students will return on Monday, April 9. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday and a very Happy Easter!

TCCHS students promote impact through action with tournament fundraiser Local World War II veteran Logan Lewis visits the Korean War Veterans Memorial Mural Wall in Washington, D.C. during his Honor Flight Tallahassee trip.

WHAT:  Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Military & First Responder Dodgeball Tournament

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14

WHERE: Thomas County Central High School gymnasium

ADMISSION: $5 for adults; $3 for students; free for children age three and under

INFO: Lt. Col. Stann McLeod at smcleod@tcjackets.net or (229) 225-5050 ext. 114.

TC Masquers present spring musical TCCHS Masquers practice a dance routine.

WHAT: Thomas County Masquers present “She Loves Me”

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. March 22-24

WHERE: Thomas County Board of Education auditorium, 200 N. Pinetree Blvd.

TICKETS: $6 for Thomas County Schools’ students (who must present a current student ID for the discount) and system employees; $12 for all other general admission

 

Kornegay wins TCCHS Teacher of the Year a second time AP Physics student Hailey Ferrel and instructor Laura Kornegay use a tuning fork and a resonance tube to determine the speed of sound.

Laura Kornegay has been named the 2018 Thomas County Central High School Teacher of the Year. This is her second such award: she also earned the title in 2004. The recognition was a surprise, Kornegay says.

TCCHS Envirothon team advances to state competition TCCHS Envirothon team members (left to right) Alysa Yates, James Gay, Hailey Ferrel, Bret Hendricks and C’lee Kornegay have qualified for state competition later this month.

Thomas County Central High School Envirothon team has qualified for state competition. The team placed second in forestry and fourth overall at the South Regional competition held at High Falls State Park in Jackson on March 8. Team members are Hailey Ferrel, James Gay, Bret Hendricks, C'lee Kornegay and Alysa Yates.

Two TCCHS students headed to state LITERARY competition TCCHS seniors Riley Jones and Matthew Edmonds have qualified for state literary competition.

Thomas County Central High School Literary team took part in region 5A competition March 2 in Columbus. The team finished in third place, just five points behind the second placing team. Several students placed in their individual event. Two students placed first and advanced to state competition: Riley Jones in essay, personal topic and Matthew Edmonds in boys solo.

TCCHS HOSA project aiding homeless population The Random Acts of Kindness board in front of B hall.

Random Acts of Kindness Day was Feb 17. For their HOSA project, four Thomas County Central High School students -- Tosha Tinney, Shivani Patel, Megan Butler and Emily Curry -- decided to incorporate the goals of the day into a project with a message that will persist for the remainder of the school year.

TCCHS students exhibit at Thomasville Center for the Arts Youth Arts Show Senior Kate Weaver earned an overall first place award for her artwork, “Death.”

Thomas County Central High School art students participated in the Thomasville Center for the Arts Youth Arts Show Competition & Exhibition.

TCCHS Mock Trial team wraps season TCCHS Mock Trial team members.

Thomas County Central High School Mock Trial team has completed its third competition season.

TCCHS alumna speaks to students about her U.N. work Kelley Eckels Currie speaks to students.

Kelley Eckels Currie, United States representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council, visited Thomas County Central High School Tuesday, Feb. 20. Currie, a 1987 graduate of Central High School (and her class’ STAR student), returned to her alma matter to share her experience and insight with current students.

TCCHS Robotics wraps season Green Cyberstingers Robotics team members

Thomas County Central High School Robotics program teams have completed their competition season.

TCCHS baseball field named one of the best by Georgia Dugout Club Thomas County Central High School Baseball program coaches (left to right) Travis Barrett, Devyn Newberry, Trey Harrell, Ryan Strickland, Houston Massey, and Chris Buckhalter celebrate their field's recognition by the Georgia Dugout Club.

Thomas County Central High School’s baseball field has earned a home run endorsement. The field has been selected as one of the state’s best by the Georgia Dugout Club.

TCCHS students earn medals, ribbons in region Science Olympiad event Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad members who medaled in region competition

Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad students recently competed in the Middle Georgia State University Region Science Olympiad tournament. Several pupils earned ribbons and two groups placed in their events.

TCCHS students place at Andrew College competition

A group of Thomas County Central High School students put their academic acumen to the test in a recent competition. These students took part in the annual Andrew College Academic Competition Wednesday, Feb. 7.

TCCHS holds NHD competition  Thomas County Central High School region National History Day winners celebrate their accomplishments.

Thomas County Central High School held its National History Day competition Tuesday, Feb. 6. Winners were selected in a variety of categories and special awards were presented to specific projects.

TCCHS is prepping for prom

Thomas County Central High School’s 2018 prom is Saturday, March 17. The “Roaring 20s” themed event will be held at the Old Central High School Gym from 8 to 11:30 p.m.

TCCHS has presence at AP Legislative Day TCCHS students (left to right) Joshua Stephens, C’lee Kornegay, Bret Hendricks and Hailey Ferrel await commencement of the day’s events.

A small contingent from Thomas County Central High School took part in the second annual Advanced Placement Legislative Day held Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Georgia State Capitol. Delegates were students Celia “C’lee” Kornegay, Hailey Ferrel, Bret Hendricks and Joshua Stephens along with AP teacher Amy Ponder and assistant principal James Rehberg, who coordinates the TCCHS AP program.

TCCHS's Stephens, Holwell earn STAR recognition TCCHS STAR student Sierra Stephens and her chosen STAR teacher Judy Holwell share a love for biology and observing the intricacies of life.

Sierra Stephens, 17, has been named the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2018 STAR student.

TCCHS to present fine arts students’ artistic talents TCCHS ceramics students Malik Staples and Kimberly Cain work during class.

On Thursday, Feb 1 the TCCHS Fine Arts Department is hosting an event known as Fine Arts Night. Programs involved are art, band, chorus, drama and dance. The purpose of this event is to highlight the school’s fine arts classes and to showcase students’ skills.

Free Flu Vaccine Offering for Students and Staff; Vaccine Consent Form due Friday, January 26

Due to the drastic increase in flu cases throughout the nation and state, the Thomas County Health Department has agreed to return to our system to provide flu vaccines to our students. The Health Department will have flu vaccine clinic sites at TCMS and GP on Jan. 31. The school system will transport the participating students to the flu clinic sites on Jan. 31 to obtain their flu shot.

Participating students from HnH, TCMS, TCCHS, and BH will obtain their vaccinations between 7:30–10:00 AM at TCMS on Jan. 31. GP and CC participating students will receive their flu shots at GP between 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Jan. 31.

If you would like to sign your child up to receive a flu vaccine on Jan. 31, you will need to complete the Parental Vaccine Consent Form linked below and return the form to your child’s school by Friday, Jan. 26. If the vaccine consent form is not signed and returned by Friday, Jan. 26, your child will not be able to participate in the flu vaccine clinic on Jan. 31.

Flu Vaccine Consent Form - Students

Flu Vaccine Sign-up Form - Staff 

Flu Vaccine Administration RecordFlu Vaccine Info, Privacy Notice 

 

 

Three TCCHS students named to GMEA All-State Band Meredith Hurst, Caleb Moore and Eric Webb earned seats on the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band

Thomas County Central High School band students Meredith Hurst, Caleb Moore and Eric Webb earned seats on the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band.

Winter Weather winter weather

Thomas County School System officials have been closely monitoring the weather forecast for tomorrow and have been in communications with Thomas County Emergency Managment Services. Unless there is a change in the forecast, Thomas County Schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. If there is a change in conditions, announcements will be made on our website, social media pages, and by way of our phone messaging system and local media outlets. 

Ashley Henderson Named New TCCHS Head Coach Ashley Henderson

The Thomas County Board of Education has approved the hiring of Ashley Henderson as Thomas County Central High School’s head football coach. Henderson will officially begin work on Thursday, February 1.

Henderson comes to the Thomas County School System from Valwood School in Hahira, Georgia, where he served as head coach for six years. While a coach at Valwood, he led the team to state championships three times, and celebrated being region champs five times.

TCCHS reinstates AP Art History course  TCCHS AP Art History teacher Brett James and student Riley Jones discuss a slide.

Thomas County Central High School’s Advanced Placement program has experienced a Renaissance in its content with the return of AP Art History to its offered courses.

TCCHS ECE kids interact with HNH students  Hand-In-Hand Primary School kindergartner Emily Sparks listens to TCCHS ECE student Areana Cason read a story.

Thomas County Central High School students in Cindy Carnes’ Early Childhood Education classes visited Hand-In-Hand Primary School Thursday, Dec. 7. They read books, handed out special snacks, and spent quality time with the wee yellow jackets.

TCCHS earns 47 GEMA District 2 Honor Band seats Thomas County Central High School has 47 youth musicians who earned seats on the GEMA District 2 Honor Band. Pictured are most of these honorees.

Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Honor Band auditions have been held and numerous youth musicians from Thomas County Central High School made the cut.

TCCHS holds science fair Pictured are some of the first and second place winners who advanced to region competition.

Thomas County Central High School held its annual science fair Dec. 8. There were 10 winners each for first, second and third places.

TCCHS announces GHP nominees TCCHS GHP nominees.

Thomas County Central High School has taken the first step toward a select group of its students being included in a prominent summer education program. The school held a special reception to recognize its 2018 Governor’s Honors Program nominees Monday, Dec. 11.

TCCHS Chorale presents "Noel" Bella Voce members (left to right) Jalyssa Gibson, Katelynn Madden, Sarah Kefalas and Karlyn Rose perform “City of Stars.”

Thomas County Central High School’s chorus department, Thomas County Chorale, hosted its winter concert titled “Noel” Thursday, Dec. 7. Five choirs totaling more than 100 singers – including several soloists – performed in their formal attire. The concert was held at the Thomas County Board of Education auditorium. The concert opened with a rousing piece called “Joy: Medley of Carols” and ended with a somber reminder of peace and unity, “Ukuthula.” Community members in attendance enjoyed the sing-along portions led by student director, Matthew Edmonds. Several members of the community group Thomasville Singers joined the school’s StINGERS group for "And He Shall Purify" from Handel's “Messiah.” Program director Nicole Davis calls the performance “a joyous opening of the holiday season.”

It's Computer Science Education Week! Computer Science Education Logo

December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week in America.  According to csedweek.org, there are currently 486,686 open computing jobs nationwide.  Last year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.  Students in the Thomas County School System are participating in a variety of coding and computer science activities this week in order to foster an interest in computer science and expand upon computational thinking practices. In addition to the activities this week, students in our system have the opportunity to be a part of a comprehensive computer science education program that spans from grades K-12.  Check out this video from Mrs. Michele Dechman's coding class at Cross Creek Elementary School!

 

 

Community Listening Session on Head Football Coach Search TC Logo

A community listening session will be held Monday evening, December 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas County Central High School cafeteria.

Community Listening Session on Head Football Coach Search - Monday, December 11 at 6 PM in the TCCHS Cafeteria

Support Shop with a Yellow Jacket by Purchasing a Yellow Jacket Christmas CD

Yellow Jacket Christmas CD - $10.00

Students and faculty members in Thomas County Schools sing and play their favorite Christmas songs on "A Yellow Jacket Christmas 4," on sale in the TCCHS front office and school store and at most Thomas County Schools for only $10. 

All proceeds are donated to fund Shop With A Yellow Jacket teams! 

All selections are recorded & produced in Yellow Jacket Studios within the TCCHS Broadcasting/Video/Audio Production department!

Click on the picture above to hear previews of the songs.

TCCHS Robotics teams off to positive season start TCCHS Robotics Green team won first place at the FIRST Tech Challenge South Georgia Area League Meet in Camilla Thursday.

Thomas County Central High School Robotics teams finished their second tournament of the year with big wins and valuable experience gained.

TCCHS builds “Thankful Turkey”  ? The TCCHS “Thankful Turkey” receives new feathers daily. At last count, he has more than 200.

Thomas County Central High School students and staff are dedicating feathers to a “naked” turkey. These helpings of gracious gratitude are building a special creation called the “Thankful Turkey,” just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

TCCHS Student Council members attend leadership summit TCCHS Student Council members (diagonal left to right) Tommy Piland, JHarre Bush, Edjenee Corbin, Michael Cress, Christin Connelly, Auburne Mobley,  Sierra Hadley and Caleb Moore on the Georgia House of Representatives floor.

A group of Thomas County Central High School Student Council members attended the Georgia Association of Student Councils Leadership Summit 2017 in Atlanta Nov. 6. TCCHS participants were JHarre Bush, Tommy Piland, Caleb Moore, Michael Cress, Christin Connelly, Edjenee Corbin, Auburne Mobley and Sierra Hadley.

TCCHS students volunteer at local service center event TCCHS senior Matthew Edmonds helps set up for the festival.

Thomas County Central High School Chorus students volunteered at the recent Thomas Grady Service Center Fall Festival. The group was invited to assist with the event by leading games and activities for the center’s consumers – community members with special needs.

Thomas County students awarded international travel scholarships TCCHS “Splendors of the Mediterranean” scholarship recipients include: (left to right) Za’Miriya Sneed, Shadrick Hollis and Katelyn Watson.  Not pictured are Abigail Beamon and Britney White.

Several students from Thomas County Central High School and Thomas County Middle School have been awarded scholarships to attend the summer 2019 “Splendors of the Mediterranean” trip to Italy and Greece.

TCCHS leaders tour Chick-fil-A headquarters TCCHS student leaders (left to right) Jonathan Mills, Carlie Dismuke, Robert Scott, Kennedy Ward, Cameron Hadley and Zach Goff stop in the atrium of Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters.

Thomas County Central High School students took a trip to the corporate headquarters of Chick-fil-A. Lead by Service Learning Coordinator of Thomas County Schools Stanley McLeod, the members of the TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy chapter went to discover the rich history of the famous restaurant chain and learn a few of its secrets to success.

Red Nose Run Red Nose Run

The Red Nose Run is being held on Saturday, December 16, at Thomas University. The half marathon and 5K run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the fun run (12 & under) will begin at 9:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by Thomasville Junior Service League and Thomasville National Bank. Proceeds from the event will benefit Thomas County's children's charities. Register before December 1 to ensure t-shirt availability! Click on the link below for the registration form:

JSL/TNB Red Nose Run Registration Form

TCCHS FGE sweeps region competition  TCCHS FGE earned first place overall in the Future Georgia Educators Region Conference.

Thomas County Central High School Future Georgia Educators organization took home first place overall in the Future Georgia Educators Region Conference, held Oct. 26 at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville. Three student groups and three individuals placed first in their respective categories. Another student group placed second in its category.

TCCHS students attend film premiere TCCHS Broadcasting students (left to right) Jennifer Wilson, Alyssa Yates, Hailee Wilder and Cali Wharton outside Gateway Cinemas.

A hometown is the best place to start any journey.

This is one of the messages director Michael Carney shared with his audience during the local premiere of his film, “Same Kind of Different as Me.” Thomas County Central High School Broadcasting Department students were invited to attend the red carpet event, which was part of the Covey Film Festival, held Oct. 26 at Gateway Cinemas.

TCCHS students named to All-Star Cast TCCHS students Stephen Sykes and Emily Brooks have been named to the Region 1 AAAAA All Star Cast for their performances in the GHSA Region 1 AAAAA One Act Competition.

Thomas County Central High School students Stephen Sykes and Emily Brooks were named to the Region 1 AAAAA All Star Cast for their performances in the Georgia High School Association Region 1 AAAAA One Act Competition. The event was held Thursday, Oct. 26 at Harris County High School in Hamilton.

TCCHS artists place in Deep South Fair competition  TCCHS junior Sheila Escareno said her winning fox creation, “Fall Fox,” is “the best project” she’s ever done.

More than 20 Thomas County Central High School art students earned awards during the 2017 Deep South Fair Youth Art Show held earlier this month. There were two divisions and various categories within each one that TCCHS students could enter: 9th/10th and 11th/12th divisions and categories such as ink, paper sculpture, printmaking and watercolor.

TCCHS raises $600 in CURE fundraiser TCCHS students (left to right) Arianna Floyd, Zipporah Khayyam and Desiree Hough make sure each others’ caps look fabulous.

Thomas County Central High School participated in “Caps for CURE” Friday, Sept. 22. For a $1 donation (anyone could give more), students and faculty were allowed to wear caps inside the school throughout the day.

TCCHS FFA Members Attend South Region Leadership Rally FFA members Danielle Fletcher and Peyton Greene count the rings of a tree to determine its age during the South Region Leadership Rally.

Thomas County Central High School FFA members, Danielle Fletcher and Peyton Greene, recently attended the 3rd Annual South Region Leadership Rally held at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture formally known as the Agrirama in Tifton, GA. The South Region FFA Leadership Rally is designed to spark the interest of FFA members in the South Region and motivate member involvement in their local FFA Chapter for the coming school year.

TCCHS NHS inducts new members  TCCHS Principal Trista Jones gives NHS inductee Emily Greek her membership certificate.

More than 50 students were invited to join the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society organization. The induction ceremony for those students who accepted the invite was held Monday, Sept. 18 in the TCCHS gym. The ceremony was postponed a week due to Hurricane Irma.

Movie Offered at No Charge! free movie

The Covey Film Festival is offering an opportunity to view the movie, "Hidden Figures," at no charge on Monday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m. The movie will be shown in the Thomas County School System's Auditorium at 200 North Pinetree Boulevard. Click on the link below to see the flyer for details!

Covey Film Festival Hidden Figures

TCCHS student places in national competition TCCHS student Jonathan Mills with his ninth place award he received at the SkillsUSA of Georgia banquet.?

Jonathan Mills, now a senior, earned ninth place out of the entire country in his division, Marine Service Technology. National competition was held this summer in Louisville, Ky.

TCCHS celebrates Advanced Placement success Members of last year’s TCCHS AP program celebrate their academic successes with a special AP Luncheon.

Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement students who successfully completed AP courses the previous school year were invited to a special luncheon Thursday, Aug. 31. Students were treated to lunch at Ruby Tuesday by Principal Trista Jones as a reward for their academic successes in last year’s courses.

TCCHS looks to the skies Student reporter John Maichele writes down his observations during the solar eclipse.

Of all the unique sights I could witness, I didn’t expect to see one on a school day. On Monday, Aug. 21, both students and teachers of Thomas County Central High School observed a partial solar eclipse. Despite not being in the path of totality, it was still a sight to behold.

Hurricane Irma Notice hurricane pic

The Thomas County School system is monitoring Hurricane Irma very closely. We are working with Thomas County EMS and the National Weather Service to determine the best plan for school closures. Please stay up-to-date by tuning in to the local news, checking our website, and following us on social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It is important to ensure that we have your current contact information because we will be sending out alerts through our notification systems. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

TCCHS duo wins third in national FBLA competition

Class of 2017 graduates Ellen Ponder and Ansley Jones earned third place in their category during the FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition, held this past summer in Anaheim, Calif. The competition featured entrants from the U.S. and numerous other countries, including China and Haiti.

County schools plan a “phenomenal” extended day for upcoming solar eclipse Solar eclipse

Plans are underway for a phenomenal day in Thomas County Schools as students, teachers, and staff observe “The Great American Solar Eclipse” on August 21. To allow students to fully appreciate the experience, the school day in Thomas County Schools will be extended by 30 minutes on the day of the eclipse.

While Thomas County will not see a total eclipse, expectations are that the moon will cover approximately 90% of the sun for a brief period, enough to create a dramatic effect and illustrate the phenomena of an eclipse.

Click here to access the Solar Eclipse Opt Out Form.  

Kornegay attends GHP TCCHS student C'lee Kornegay (right) and her GHP project partner Rachel Gomes chose to test chlorine concentration to determine the lowest level that would kill E. coli.?

Thomas County Central High School senior Celia “C’lee” Kornegay had a “humbling” experience this summer. Kornegay, as a junior, was selected to attend the prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, held this year at Berry College.

Immunization Clinic vaccination

The Thomas County Health Department will be open for a back-to-school immunization clinic on Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click on the link below for more information!

Don't Be Late... Vaccinate!

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Back-to-School Blitz

Join us at the Thomas County Central High School gym for the Back-to-School Blitz this Saturday, July 29!

Back to School Blitz Flyer

We Are Central

Please take time to read the latest issue of Thomas County Central High School's We Are Central Magazine which highlights some of the exciting events from this past school year. Click on the image below to open the publication:

We Are Central

Williams to succeed Kornegay as County School Chief in 2018 Dr. Lisa Williams

The Thomas County Board of Education has named Associate Superintendent Dr. Lisa Williams as its sole candidate to succeed Dr. Dusty Kornegay as superintendent of the county school system upon his retirement which will be effective June 1, 2018.

Kornegay informed the school board in January that he plans to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, and he provided official notice of his retirement in a letter to the board in June.

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TCCHS senior Odom named to area FFA office Brentley Odom has been selected to serve as teh Area 5 Treasurer for 2017-2018 in Future Farmers of America.

A Thomas County Central High School Future Farmers of America chapter member has earned a position on the organization’s area board.

Brentley Odom, a rising senior, has been selected to serve as the 2017-2018 Area 5 Treasurer. The announcement was made May 15 during the Georgia FFA Area 5 awards ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

TCCHS student Hendricks earns spot at MathCON TCCHS student Bret Hendricks recently earned a coveted spot at MathCON.

A Thomas County Central High School junior got to flex his mathematical muscle against some of the nation’s strongest minds.

Bret Hendricks earned the opportunity to attend the MathCON 2017 finals in Chicago this April. Hendricks took an online assessment and was the sixth-highest scoring junior in the southeast region, as well as the number one highest-scoring junior in Georgia.

Thomas County Central’s Johns published in national journal Paul Johns

Having an article published in a national journal is an accomplishment Paul Johns, Thomas County Central High School’s Assistant Band Director, can now add to his list of achievements.

Johns co-authored an article that was published in The Journal of Research in Music Education by the National Association for Music Education. Titled “The Development of a Secondary-Level Solo Wind Instrument Performance Rubric Using the Multifaceted Rasch Partial Credit Measurement Model,” the article is a study on the use of a rubric to grade middle and high school band members. The “Multifaceted Rasch Partial Credit Measurement Model” refers to the specific type of statistics used to develop the rubric.

TCCHS award ceremonies honor seniors, underclassmen Senior Katie Warren receives her honor graduate stole from TCCHS Principal Trista Jones.

Thomas County Central High School students in all grade levels had their hard work recognized in two special, end-of-year awards ceremonies.

TCCHS FFA chapter members win state honors   TCCHS FFA Chapter Advisor Robbie Harrison with Georgia FFA Degree and Specialty Crop Production Proficiency winner Sarah Moore.

Thomas County Central High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter members have proved their agricultural knowledge at state competition.

TCCHS Laws of Life winners announced TCCHS Laws of Life essay winners (left to right) Maggie Martin, Cynthia Ramos and Caitlyn Atkinson.?

Thomas County Central High School students recently competed in the Laws of Life essay contest. Winners were announced in April.

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Graduation Information

Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Everyone attending the graduation ceremony must have a ticket.

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Informational Meeting for Rising 9th - 12th Student Athletes and Parents: Mon., May 8 at TCCHS 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Yellow Jacket

Smart Start

Strickland named TCCHS Teacher of the Year Student Rufus Barron and teacher Ryan Strickland witness the process of induction with a charged plastic rod and packing peanut.

Ryan Strickland has been named the Thomas County Central High School Teacher of the Year for 2017. He is a member of the school’s science department and coaching staff (baseball).

TCCHS students contribute art TCCHS art student who donated art to The Treehouse Children’s Advocacy Center of Thomas County.

Young artists at Thomas County Central High School have contributed to an effort to help bring some healing, through color, into the lives of local abuse survivors.

Students Qualify for National NHD Competition National Qualifiers for NHD 2017

Students from Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School recently attended the National History Day State Competition at Mercer University. Seven students from Thomas County Schools qualified for the NHD National Contest and will attend the competition in June at the University of Maryland.

TCCHS students earn honors, awards at state science fair TCCHS sent a group of students to the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, held March 30-April 1 at the University of Georgia in Athens. Several students earned awards and recognition.

Five Thomas County Central High School students earned recognition at the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, held March 30-April 1 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Kornegay earns GHP slot TCCHS student C’lee Kornegay has been chosen to attend this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program in the field of science. Here, Kornegay monitors the growth of algae for her experiment on how diversity affects algal response to ocean acidification.

Junior Celia “C’lee” Kornegay, 16, has earned a slot in this year’s Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

TCCHS FGE students attend region, state competitions TCCHS FGE region winners pose for a photo after the awards ceremony.

Thomas County Central High School students in the Future Georgia Educators club have brought home awards from recent region and state competitions.

Scholarship recipient Jordan makes school history Mikayla Jordan, scholarship winner.

TCCHS received word Thursday that Lindsey “MiKayla” Jordan has earned the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship for the University of Georgia. She is the first TCCHS student to receive this award.

TCCHS students place in Skills USA competition Jonathan Mills, JJ Ward, Langley Wooten, and M organ Lowe at a recent Skills USA competition.

Thomas County Central High School had one student and one team place in the recent SkillsUSA state competition.

TCCHS ECE program receives GECEF certification  TCCHS Early Childhood Education teacher Cindy Carnes and Thomas University Education Department’s Nickey Johnson, an advisory committee member and community partner.

Five years of hard work and dedication paid off with the achievement of an important goal for a Career Technical Agricultural Education Pathway at Thomas County Central High School PREP Academy.

The Early Childhood Education program recently earned its industry-certification from the Georgia Early Childhood Education Foundation. It received $10,000 to be used toward program equipment and resources.

TCCHS student wins statewide writing competition TCCHS English teacher Kensey Edgar and sophomore Jada Moore discuss Moore’s winning submission in the Booth Western Art Museum’s annual Writing Through Art Literary Competition.

Recently, Thomas County Central High School sophomore Jada Moore won first place in the Booth Western Art Museum’s annual Writing Through Art Literary Competition in the Narrative Poetry category. The competition was held statewide with 150 of its entries from TCCHS students.

Dooley deems Thomas County Schools a leader in computer science education Dr. Caitlin Dooley (center), Georgia Department of Education Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, observes fourth graders Haley Gonzalez, from left, and Enrique Lopez as they program robots in the coding classroom at Cross Creek Elementary.

Dr. Caitlin Dooley, Georgia Department of Education (DOE) Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, recently visited Thomas County Schools to learn more about what is needed to ensure all students in Georgia – in rural, suburban, and urban schools – have access to high quality Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education including computer science across all grades in K12.

Dr. Dooley’s visit started at the Thomas County Board of Education where she met with school principals and administrators. The group interacted as Dr. Dooley asked questions about Thomas County’s intensive computer science program that starts in Pre-K and continues through twelfth grade.

“Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing students in Thomas County while visiting several school districts in South Georgia,” Dr. Dooley said. “The county is a leader and innovator as it incorporates computer science education throughout elementary, middle, and high school.”

TCCHS plant sale going on now

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Important Message Thomas County Schools

March 27, 2017: The Thomas County School System became aware early this morning of a very vague threat to an individual student at one of our schools. The student is safe, and the threat is not deemed to be credible. Contrary to social media rumors, no weapons have been found on any of our school campuses nor have there been any incidents of violence on our campuses.  We have determined that it is safe for our schools to continue with a normal day. Out of an abundance of caution, in cooperation with the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, we have increased security at our schools.

 
TCCHS students join forces to promote autism awareness Spectrum Run

Three Thomas County Central High School student organizations have joined forces to throw color on an important cause. The Spectrum Run: A Color Run for Autism Awareness will be held at Thomas County Middle School on April 15.  The event includes a one-mile fun run for kids and a 5K adult run.

Je me souviens de Savannah TCCHS students Hunter Green, Angela Cipriani, Jensey Humphries and Kenneth Starling in front of the Savannah River during a recent French trip to the city.

On Friday, March 3 my French III class and members of the Thomas County Central High School French club went on a day trip to the city of Savannah. To incorporate a bit of the French language curriculum into our schedule for the day, Mrs. (Kelly) Arno, our teacher, found a French café where we ate lunch. We enjoyed baguette and croissant sandwiches, as well as coffee and macarons for dessert.

TCCHS Drama Department presents “Godspell”  “Godspell” cast members Daniel Winchester, Cheyenne Owens, Lillie Horton, Brittney Duncan, Logan Leik, Marion Rose Young, Kendra Anderson, and Brooke Hagan gather around Stephen Sykes as “Jesus” (red shirt, center) to learn about the Beatitudes.

Get ready for a tale of community unity as Thomas County Central High School Drama Department presents its spring musical, a production of “Godspell.”

The show is 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium.

State School Superintendent honors Thomas County Central High for AP achievement TCCHS Senior Chris Harry paints "Warhol-style Goldfish" for one of his twelve fish-themed artworks in AP Studio Art.

Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently named Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School.  Woods recognized TCCHS in three areas of distinction including “AP STEM,” “AP STEM Achievement,” and “AP Humanities.”

TCCHS was the only high school in the Southwest Georgia region to be named an “AP Humanities School,” meaning that the school has a robust advanced placement program in language arts, at least two social science courses, at least one fine arts course, and at least one world language course.

11 TCCHS FBLA members headed to national competition TCCHS FBLA national qualifiers pose for a photo after the awards ceremony that ended the recent state competition

Six of its entries in the 2017 Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition, held March 12-14 in Athens, placed fourth or higher in their category and advanced to this summer’s FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition.

TCCHS musicians attend state conferences Senior Logan Leik participated as a bass trombonist for the 2017 Georgia All-State Jazz Band.

Prodigies in Thomas County Central High School chorus and band programs indulged their musical passions at recent state conferences.

TCCHS celebrates AP courses Student Langley Wooten calculates her score for a political party activity conducted in the AP Government class she shadowed.

Recently, Thomas County Central High School took a day to celebrate some of the rigorous classes on its roster and the students serious about academics who take them. Friday, Feb. 24, was AP Day. In honor of the day, TCCHS held a special breakfast for current AP students and shadow opportunities for potential AP students. 

TCCHS Science Olympiad places in 19 of 23 competition events Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad participants.

Thomas County Central High School Science Olympiad team placed in 19 of 23 events at the Georgia Perimeter College Region Competition.

Special Needs Dance held at TCCHS Student council and National Honor Society students enjoy dancing with dance attendees.

Students got their groove on and traveled back to the 1950s for an unforgettable event at Thomas County Central High School.

Yellow Jackets compete at MVP camp TCCHS athletes Darien Daniels, B.J. Smallwood, Tay Cooksey, Jaylen Dunbar, and A.J. Stephenson participated in a recent MVP camp in Valdosta.

Several Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets participated in a recent MVP football camp held in Valdosta.

TCCHS students participate in annual job shadow day Thomasville Police Department’s (left to right) Officer Tucker, Officer Jones, and Officer Mullins pose for a photo with TCCHS senior Hailie Hutchison, who shadowed Jones for the day.

Thomas County Central High School’s second annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day was held Thursday, Feb. 2. Organizers said the event was “a huge success.” Nineteen students participated, and three returned to school with job offers.

TCCHS Quiz Bowl team, individuals score in academic competition TCCHS Quiz Bowl team placed first in its category during the Andrew College Academic Competition. Pictured are (left to right) Jason Weeks, Vince Wynn, Chandler Watson, Maggie Martin, Eli Kosciw, and Bret Hendricks.

Eleven Thomas County Central High School students placed in individual categories and the school’s quiz bowl team won first place during the Andrew College Academic Competition.

Jordan, Mitchell named TCCHS 2017 STAR student and teacher Jordan, Mitchell named TCCHS 2017 STAR student and teacher

The Thomas County Central High School honoree of an annual program that recognizes one of the brightest lights in each graduating class has been announced. Lindsey “MiKayla” Jordan, 17, has been named the TCCHS Class of 2017 STAR Student.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, or STAR, program is sponsored by PAGE, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

27 TCS musicians selected for GMEA All South Region Honor Bands Thomas County Central High School had 22 students named to the GMEA All South Region Honor Bands. Not pictured are Logan Leik and Gabriel Nieves.

Twenty-seven young musicians within the Thomas County Schools system outplayed the majority to earn seats in a program that honors the region’s most promising talent.

Thomas County Central High School Bands program had 22 musicians and Thomas County Middle School Bands program had five musicians accepted into Georgia Music Educators Association All South Region Honor Bands.

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Jan/Feb 2017 Buzz

TCCHS Ag Livestock Team Advances to State Future Farmers of America emblem

Members of Thomas County Central High School’s ​FFA Livestock Evaluation team proved they know their stuff during the South Region Livestock Judging Career Development Event.

The team placed second overall in the event, held in Ocilla on Nov. 15, and advanced to state competition; member Tori Stringer was named the second-highest scorer in the entire event.

TCCHS students get I.N.S.P.I.R.E.’d by college trip TCCHS I.N.S.P.I.R.E. students (left to right) La'Darion Graham, Abby Fielding, Billy Daniels and Thalia Reyes pose for a photo during their recent trip to the FAMU campus

One club at Thomas County Central High School is working to inspire its students to be successful in their academic careers.

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. stands for “Illuminating and Navigating Successfully Propelling Ingenuity through Real world Experiences.” The club is focused on first generation high school and college graduates.

TCCHS art students place in Deep South Fair Youth Art Show Senior Loren Osgatharp earned five awards including this first-place watercolor “Pumpkins and Melons,” made in honor of her favorite season

The best homegrown young talent shone brighter than the midway lights at the 2016 Deep South Fair Youth Art Show.

TCCHS students shine in One Act Play competition TCCHS Drama performs its one act play, “These Shining Lives.” Pictured are (left to right) Cheyenne Owens, Kendra Anderson, Lillie Horton, and Marion Rose Young.

TCCHS Drama students recently competed against other schools in GHSA Region 1-AAAAA One Act Competition with their one act play, “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich. The play ranked fourth in the competition, which took place Oct. 29. Two seniors, Kendra Anderson and Lillie Horton, were selected as All Star Cast members.

TCCHS I.N.S.P.I.R.E. to host event Saturday TCCHS I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Club will sponsor a Fall Festival adn Yard Sale on Saturday, November 12.

WHAT: Thomas County Central High School Fall Festival and Yard Sale Extravaganza

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

WHERE: TCCHS student parking lot

ADMISSION: Free, but bring money for concessions and booths

Jackets show their spirit at school-wide pep rally TCCHS cheerleaders perform during a recent pep rally.

Thomas County Central High School rallied to show its enthusiasm and support of the TCCHS Yellow Jackets Football team as it prepared to take one step closer to the region championship.

Volleyball spikes enthusiasm at TCCHS  The TCCHS Girls Volleyball team ended its first season with a 12-3 record.

Thomas County Central High School Athletics program served up a new sport this year. Girls’ volleyball is now an option for any girl interested in playing, especially those girls for whom other sports might not spike excitement. "There was a lot of interest from the girls to start a team,” Coach Hannah Shierling said. “They did research and presented a proposal to the school board.”

TCCHS students honored in One Book art contest Miriam Van Veen’s grand prize winning piece depicts the Florida black bear.

Young artists at Thomas County Central High School recently had an opportunity to interpret the importance of ecological preservation through visual format. Five art students won or placed in the inaugural One Book Thomas County art contest. The contest was open to local students in grades second through 12th.

TCCHS shows school spirit Avery Barrett was named Miss Yellow Jacket, Jamilah Johnson was crowned Homecoming Queen, and Angela Cipriani was selected as Miss Spirit at the TCCHS halftime show on Sept. 9.

Thomas County Central High School took part in a fun and unique homecoming week earlier this year. Each day had a different theme: tacky tourist, college, dress for success, and blue and gold. Numerous faculty and staff showed their school spirit by dressing up for each theme. Different costumes and outfits drew positive attention and brought the school together.

Green attends Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders Green attends Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Thomas County Central High School student Baily Green recently attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. The congress, held in Boston this June, brought some of the most prestigious current minds in science and technology together with some of their fields’ most promising students. “Going to the conference opened me up to new ideas and concepts,” Green said.

Showcasing Jacket “Pride”

Thomas County Central High School wants to share positive education news with its community. Teacher Ryan Strickland is coordinating a new announcement system during home football games. These “Jacket Point of Pride” announcements will showcase the many accomplishments of TCCHS students, clubs, staff, and teams.

TCCHS students take top honors at IEYS TCCHS students take top honors at IEYS

Five Thomas County Central High School students recently attended the International Environmental Youth Symposium. They competed against high school and college students from four continents, and all five students brought home awards.

In the poster presentation category, junior C’lee Kornegay won first place in “Water Degradation” for her research on the effect of silver nanoparticles on algae growth. In the essay competition, senior Eli Kosciw placed first in the category of “Protecting the Atmosphere.”

Seniors Maggie Martin placed second with her essay in the “Preventing Air and Water Pollution” category, and Vince Wynn placed second in the category of “Promoting Safe Management of Solid and Toxic Wastes.” Junior Hailey Ferrel placed third in the poster presentation category for her research on soil erosion.

TCCHS adds two new AP courses TCCHS adds two new AP courses

Thomas County Central High School has added two Advanced Placement classes to its growing roster of rigorous education options: Computer Science A and U.S. Government. TCCHS Assistant Principal Dr. James Rehberg said the school is “constantly seeking new challenges” for its students and “providing opportunities for them to master.”

TCCHS juniors receive class rings TCCHS juniors receive class rings

It could be said that Thomas County Central High School put a ring on it Aug. 25. Juniors were given their class rings during a ceremony held in the school’s gymnasium.

Thomas County’s Thornhill appointed to state post Thomas County’s Thornhill appointed to state post

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has appointed sixteen new parents to serve on his 2016-2017 Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Allen Thornhill, a Hand-In-Hand Primary School representative on the Thomas County School District’s Parent Advisory Council, was chosen as one of the members. 

Thornhill, who is one of only 24 parents serving on the State PAC, was nominated by the Thomas County School District at the beginning of this school year. New members are selected each year by representatives of the Georgia Department of Education based on the applicants’ responses to questions on engaging parents to ensure their children’s success at school and the local school superintendent’s recommendation. Thornhill will serve a two-year term on the council.

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A Hand on Our Hearts A Hand on Our Hearts

Patriot Day is a day to remember a tragic event in American history and reflect upon how the world still found light in the darkness.

TCCHS students pep up the school for old rivalry TCCHS students pep up the school for old rivalry

The rivalry between Thomasville High School and Thomas County Central High School came to a head on Aug. 26. However, in preparation for the big game, TCCHS held a few days of events full of school spirit.

TCCHS wraps upgrades to special education classrooms TCCHS wraps upgrades to special education classrooms

Thomas County Central High School is introducing some enhanced opportunities for its special need students this school year. Over the summer break upgrades were made to two classrooms housing the school’s special education program in order to provide more opportunities for students to learn important life skills. The projects were funded through E-SPLOST.

TCCHS foreign language students given chance to travel abroad

The Thomas County Central High School foreign language department is seeking six more students to accompany them on their trip to Europe in 2017. The trip is expected to be from May 29-June 7, and students will be visiting London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; and Barcelona, Spain. Three foreign language teachers will be accompanying the trip: Kelly Arno, Anthony Paulino, and Erika Wyatt.

School System Closed School System Closed

The Thomas County School System will be closed Friday, September 2, due to the threat of inclement weather. The schools will have normal dismissal today (Thursday).

CANCELLED
Also, the Parent Volunteer Orientation meeting that was scheduled for today (9/1) at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled. Please contact the parent involvement coordinator at your child's school about ways to volunteer. He or she will be able provide you with volunteer opportunities.

 

Parent Portal Access - Please verify your contact information and phone numbers. Parent Portal Access - Please verify your contact information and phone numbers.

Please help to ensure that we have current contact information and phone numbers on file for your child(ren) at all times. You can access and update this information through your Parent Portal account.  If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please sign-up for one today. The process only takes a few minutes of your time and you will also gain access to your child(ren)'s grades, attendance, and schedule(s).  Please click on the link below to access the Parent Portal Instruction Guide and the Parent Portal Registration Link. 

Parent Portal Instruction Guide and Registration Link  

Thomas County Schools Volunteer Orientation Thomas County Schools Volunteer Orientation

The volunteer orientation scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 has been cancelled due to the weather.  

TCCHS AP students treated to celebratory lunch TCCHS AP students treated to celebratory lunch

Twenty-seven kids, two adults, one Ruby Tuesday’s. That was the scene Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Thomas County Central High School’s AP Luncheon.

Pearson makes TCCHS history as first female football player Pearson makes TCCHS history as first female football player

One local student has scored a point in her school’s history book. Senior Lauren Pearson, 17, is Thomas County Central High School’s first female football player. Her position is place kicker. Her responsibility on the team is to make points after touchdowns and field goals. The athlete, who has a soccer background, always has been interested in kicking and thought kicking a football “looked fun” and would be a chance to try something different. “It seemed like a great opportunity because I’ve wanted to kick ever since I saw the Chick-fil-A half-time extra point competition in seventh grade,” Pearson said. “I became really intrigued (with the idea) when I heard about the female kicker who tried out for the NFL.”

Stay Connected to Thomas County Schools Stay Connected to Thomas County Schools

There are two new ways to stay connected to what is going on in the Thomas County School System.  

Thomas County Schools now has an app! In the App Store or Google Play, search for "School Pointe" and then locate the Thomas County School System the first time you open the app. The app allows you to find contact information for schools and staff, as well as see current news articles and information.  

We are also on Instagram!  Follow us by searching for @thomascountyschools.  

TCCHS recognizes AP Scholars TCCHS recognizes AP Scholars

This past school year, TCCHS had nine students named as AP Scholars, three students named as AP Scholars with Honor, and seven named as AP Scholars with Distinction. An AP Scholar is a student who scores a three or higher on three or more AP exams; an AP Scholar with Honor is a student who scores a three or higher on four or more AP exams; and, an AP Scholar with Distinction is a student who receives an average score of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken and a three or higher on five or more exams.

Maggitas attends GHP for Dance Maggitas attends GHP for Dance

Current senior Christina Maggitas attended the Governor’s Honors Program, held on the Valdosta State University campus. Her selected field of study was dance. “My experience at GHP was incredible,” Maggitas said. “Every day was filled with different challenges and activities that pushed me not only as a dancer but also as a person. GHP was a wonderful and fun experience that has taught me so many valuable skills and will always be very special to me.”

Williamson named FBLA Region 1 president Williamson named FBLA Region 1 president

Tyler Williamson has been selected as this year’s Georgia Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, Region 1 president. The honor was bestowed by Georgia FBLA Executive Director Monty Rhodes and the region consists of 26 counties. “I had the desire to become a Georgia FBLA Region 1 officer through the growing love and passion I have for FBLA,” she said. “I saw it as a unique opportunity to not only serve my chapter but my school and all of Georgia FBLA.”

School Re-Opens for Students Monday, August 1 School Re-Opens for Students Monday, August 1

This is a reminder that ALL Thomas County Schools will re-open for students Monday morning.

It is normal for traffic to be heavy around our schools the first few days of the school year, so please allow a little extra time on your morning commute this week.

Children throughout the county will gather at bus stops, so please watch out for the children and exercise caution around bus stops. Please keep a safe distance from all school buses, especially while they are loading and unloading students.     

Best wishes for a great school year.

As always, thank you for supporting Thomas County Schools.

2016-2017 Parking Information
Parking permit information is listed below. Packets will be available for pick up beginning July 18.
 
Senior permits will be sold: July 19 & 20, 2016
Juniors may purchase beginning: July 25, 2016
Sophomores may purchase beginning: July 27, 2016
 
No permits will be sold on July 21 or 22, 2016.
 
Permits cost $20.00. To purchase a permit, students must have a completed and signed information packet, valid drivers license, and current proof of insurance. Please call Jackie Dixon at 229-225-5050 ext. 101 with any questions.
3 athletes earn Dale Earnhardt Jr. scholarships 3 athletes earn Dale Earnhardt Jr. scholarships

Recently, Conley Wilhelm, Mason Lawing and Abby Hurst have been named Dale Earnhardt Jr. High School Scholar Athlete of the Week winners. Bobby Latmore, of 97.9 ESPN Radio Tallahassee, presented the awards, $1,000 each, to the recipients at TCCHS Thursday.

New Class Officers elected

A new crop of leaders has been selected by their peers to guide their classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Elections for next year’s Thomas County Central High School Student Council class officers were held during first period on May 13. Elections were held for rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores.

TCCHS Senior Awards Night TCCHS Senior Awards Night

Thomas County Central High School recently recognized members of its senior class for their achievements. Honors Night occurred 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the TCCHS gym. Students received medals, certificates, stoles, cords and scholarships for their accomplishments in a variety of academic and elective areas. " Dr. James Rehberg, TCCHS assistant principal said. "The students recognized tonight are a great group of well-deserving kids with a very bright future."

TCCHS band performs at Festival Disney TCCHS band performs at Festival Disney

Thomas County Central High School Bands, The Best of the Nest, swept trophies and awards during Festival Disney. The festival was held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the last weekend in April and was a national competition. TCCHS Bands earned a total of eight awards, including three superiors and one excellent. “Everyone was very excited and the staff and parents were, of course, really proud of the bands’ performances,” director Michael Thomas said.

Boys quartet places at GHSA State Literacy Competition Boys quartet places at GHSA State Literacy Competition

Students in the Thomas County Central High School Chorale program recently participated in the Georgia High School Association State Literary Competition. Zion Jackson, Logan Leik, Matthew Edmonds, and Marc Rountree placed fourth in Boys Quartet during the event, held March 12.

Spring Break Travel and the Zika Virus

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and the State Health Officer, has requested that we share important information with our school families about protecting against mosquito bites and preventing the spread of Zika virus in Georgia.

Please click on the link below to view the information. 

Zika Virus Information

TCCHS bands rock evaluation

Thomas County Central High School Bands students “rocked” their recent performance evaluation. The TCCHS Gold and Blue concert bands each received Superior ratings in their Georgia Music Educators Association District 2 Large Group Performance Evaluation. The event was held last week at Cairo High School. “Simply put, our TCC band students rocked,” director Michael Thomas said. “Both concert bands earned solid Superior ratings. In fact they have surpassed the goal, earning the awards with notable achievement.”

TCCHS art students earn six Kiwanis showcase awards

 

Art students at Thomas County Central High School made a positive first impression in an inaugural showcase. Some of the school’s young artists won six of the eight high school awards in the maiden Thomasville Kiwanis Club Art & Music Showcase. The school placed in each of the four grade divisions, sweeping two.

Laws of Life essay winners Laws of Life essay winners

Thomas County Central High School has announced its winners and honorable mentions in the school’s portion of the annual Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest.

Three TCCHS seniors recognized at state tech fair Three TCCHS seniors recognized at state tech fair

Thomas County Central High School had three students place or receive scholarships in the Georgia Educational Technology Fair. Seniors Richard Lewis and Paul Edwards each won a $250 scholarship for Game Design. Senior Hayes Nelson placed third in Animation and received a medal.

TCCHS senior Anderson’s art chosen for Capitol show TCCHS senior Anderson’s art chosen for Capitol show

Sophie Anderson, a senior at Thomas County Central High School, won first place in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, held by U.S. Rep. Austin Scott. The winners were announced during a special ceremony and reception held March 13 at the Colquitt County Arts Center in Moultrie. “Being honored by this award is a definite confidence boost and reassures me that an art-related career is the right choice for me,” Anderson said.

TCCHS presents "Guys and Dolls" TCCHS presents "Guys and Dolls"

Thomas County Central High School Drama program will roll the dice this Friday and Saturday in its spring musical, “Guys and Dolls.” “It’s about romance and gambling,” Camille Sowell, who plays Adelaide, said. Costar Kaleb Goss adds, “…and guys who trade romance for gambling.” The musical’s plot is based on short stories by writer Damon Runyon and the book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Music and lyrics are by Frank Loessner.

Annual FFA Plant Sale Annual FFA Plant Sale

TCCHS FFA is holding their annual plant sale March 28 - April 1. CLICK HERE for more information.
 

Thomas named WBL Student of the Month for February Thomas named WBL Student of the Month for February

Brianna Thomas, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Flowers Foods through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for February 2016. “She has demonstrated excellent work ethics throughout her employment with Flowers Foods maintaining integrity, dependability, motivation, and showing a tremendous amount of responsibility,” Thomas’s Work-Based Learning coordinator, Michelle Ausley, said.

Daniels crowned King of Hearts Daniels crowned King of Hearts

Recently, four young men at Thomas County Central High School won the hearts of their peers for a special cause. TCCHS held the King of Hearts competition, one way the school recognized and supported the American Heart Association and its mission to promote awareness of heart disease during February, which was American Heart Month.

FBLA competes at State Leadership Conference FBLA competes at State Leadership Conference

“I could not be more proud of the students and their hard work,” TCCHS FBLA Advisor Nick Haskin said. “This was the most competitive SLC (State Leadership Conference) I've seen in my 10 years of advising FBLA.”

TCCHS students featured in TCA Youth Arts Show TCCHS students featured in TCA Youth Arts Show

Thomas County Central High School art students created, painted, sculpted, and drew their way into the ranks of a local youth arts show. Students were awarded honors and recognitions in the Thomasville Center for the Arts Youth Arts Show, Competition and Exhibition. TCCHS students earned 10 out of 22 awards (see below). “Overall, the students' works from TCCHS are a fine representation of the variety of media, subjects and techniques that they explored in their visual arts classes,” TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. 

TCCHS students find way to reach out and thank troops. TCCHS students find way to reach out and thank troops.

Thomas County Central High School is wrapping up its project to box support for the nation’s troops. TCCHS Key Club wanted to find ways to thank members of the military by meeting their everyday needs. Operation Shoebox is a way to do that, one that gets the TCCHS community involved in honoring the nation’s troops. “Operation Shoebox is the perfect project for Key club because it is in the spirit of the club to give back however we can,” club secretary Hailey Bryan said. “Giving to our troops who are deployed is one of the highest honors for us.”

TCCHS places third in region literary event TCCHS places third in region literary event

The Region 1 AAAA portion of the Georgia High School Association Literary Competition was held March 1 at Cairo High School. Ten schools competed. TCCHS finished third overall, with placements in all but three events and only four points shy of the first place winner. TCCHS placed first in three categories and these students will advance to state competition. “I am always proud of our students,” TCCHS Literary Coach Cary Riggs said. “This time we came in just four points behind the winner. TCCHS continues to hone our skills and competition levels. It is a pleasure to see our students take on the extra work and stress of academic competition. As literary coach, I get to see our students endeavor to increase their abilities and talents.”

TCCHS students attend the District Honor Band event in Norman Park TCCHS students attend the District Honor Band event in Norman Park

The District Honor Band event was held Thursday-Saturday, Feb.  18- 20 in Norman Park. Musicians from TCCHS were selected from earlier auditions to perform in both bands: one for freshmen and sophomores, the other for juniors and seniors. “The weekend was fantastic,” ninth-grader Michaela Gandy said. “It was a great experience.”

School System Closed

The Thomas County School System will be closed Wednesday, February 24, due to the threat of inclement weather.

Medical In-service

MEETING POSTPONED 

Medical In-service

Provided for School Staff and Parents
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thomas County Board of Education
Professional Learning Center
(across from Wendy’s)

Sponsored by Thomas County Schools

 

FBLA fundraiser concert set for February 26 FBLA fundraiser concert set for February 26

Round River Drive, a band put together by Thomas County Central High School seniors Austin Yeomans, Cole Donovan, Connor Mathis and graduate Matthew Butler will play a fundraiser concert for the TCCHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members going to state competition.

TCMS students explore AP classes TCMS students explore AP classes

Students from Thomas County Middle School visited Thomas County Central High School in honor of AP Day. AP stands for Advanced Placement. The day, declared by the Georgia General Assembly, recognizes AP classes taught in Georgia public high schools. TCMS students audited AP classes taught at TCCHS. TCCHS Assistant Principal and AP Coordinator Jim Rehberg said AP Day is “a great opportunity” for the school to promote its Advanced Placement program and share what happens within its AP classrooms. “These students are the future of our program so it’s never too early to pique their interests,” he said.

Beckett named TCCHS WBL Student of the Month Beckett named TCCHS WBL Student of the Month

Saleen Beckett, Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Thomas County Schools through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for January. “Saleen has done such an awesome job this year,” Work-Based Learning coordinator Michelle Ausley said. “She is a model student and a very special young lady. She completes all assignments that are asked of her and takes the extra mile to make the assignments shine with excellence.” Stephanie Morris, Beckett’s supervisor at Cross Creek Elementary School, praised the student’s performance and interest in her job.

CTAE students place in Skills USA competition CTAE students place in Skills USA competition

The SkillsUSA Regional Competition was held Friday, Feb. 5, at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie. The TCCHS students placed in welding and automotive categories, with one student advancing to state competition.? "Our students always work hard to prepare for competition," Beth Adams, director of CTAE programs at TCCHS said.  "It's exciting to see all of their hard work pay off as they demonstrate their skills outside the classroom." In welding, a team including Matt Mancil, Brian Beckwith, Cade Hebron, and Eddie Mitchell placed third in the Welding Fabrication Team category.

TCCHS holds National History Day competition TCCHS holds National History Day competition

Thomas County Central High School held its National History Day competition on Tuesday, Feb. 9. More than 20 students placed or were awarded honorable mentions (see box). Of these, 20 will advance to state competition. “TCCHS has gained a reputation of succeeding at both the state and national level,” NHD sponsor and World History teacher Christine Patton said. “This year’s entries seem poised to continue that tradition.”

TCCHS students learn about potential career  TCCHS students learn about potential career

TCCHS hosted a Career Café event on Tuesday, Feb. 2, during its C Lunch period. Representatives from Vereen Rehabilitation Center spoke with students about their job as athletic trainers and what they do at TCCHS. “Students can come in and talk with us about our job and our experiences,” athletic trainer Tyler Johnston said. “It gives them exposure to the job in high school.”

Robotics advances two teams to state competition

 

Two of Thomas County Central High School’s Robotics teams advanced to state level competition at the Circuit Runners FIRST Tech Challenger (FTC) Qualifier recently held in Marietta. The CyberStingers Green team #8433 advanced because of their robot performance, and the CyberStingers Gold team #6988 advanced because of the detail and thought put into their engineering notebook. “I was very proud of all of our teams,” Coach Laura Kornegay said. “The teams worked hard in preparation for this last qualifier and it’s rewarding for them to see their hard work pay off.”

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

 

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Live at the Hive

TCCHS will be hosting “Live at the Hive” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 11. The event will be held at the TCCHS baseball field during the baseball team’s season opening scrimmage against Berrien County. “Live at the Hive is an event that will highlight the winter and spring student athletes at TCCHS,” Kyle Shaver, TCCHS Booster Club president said. “We wanted to be able to generate some excitement for the upcoming seasons and recognize the student athletes that participate.”

TCCHS Wrestling team improves season TCCHS Wrestling team improves season

The Thomas County Central High School Wrestling team has made positive improvement this wrestling season. This season, team members agree they have improved from last year. This year, in almost every match the team was close to being tied or won. At the beginning of the season, the team struggled with finding wrestlers for the lower weight classes of 106 and 113, but Head Coach Bill Wilhelm recruited two football players to help out the team. “I’m just putting them through the basics, trying to teach them good base moves and techniques,” Wilhelm said.

TCCHS earns the most seats in region honor band

Thomas County Central High School Bands members have earned more positions than any other school in the district in the 2016 South Region Honor Band Competition. Auditions were held in Cordele on Dec. 12. Musicians selected for the band were announced this month, and 16 TCCHS students were selected. “It feels so good to win after all the hard work we have put in,” honoree Drucilla Thomas said.

Donations needed for annual event

Shop With a Yellow Jacket, or SWAYJ, is an annual Thomas County Schools project where students from Thomas County Central High School take children specially selected from the system’s elementary schools Christmas shopping. Preparations are currently ongoing for this year’s event, to be held Saturday, Dec. 19; however, donations are needed to make the day a success.

TCCHS earns third "Superior School Art Award" TCCHS earns third "Superior School Art Award"

TCCHS earned the “Superior School Art Award” for the third year in a row at the 26th annual Georgia National Fair “Youth Art Competition and Exhibition” in Perry.  Students scored the most first place blue ribbons (14) along with four Best-In-Categories. The school received a plaque and $400 was awarded to its art program. “I couldn’t be more proud of our Yellow Jacket artists and the many excellent artworks created this year,” TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. “Earning ribbons is always a wonderful surprise for each student, as it validates their level of craftsmanship, especially when compared to the many talented youths across our state.”

Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the Georgia Parent Survey. We appreciate your feedback.

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp 

Harper named WBL Student of Month Harper named WBL Student of Month

Ephraim Harper, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Clanton-Malphus- Hodges Veterinary Hospital through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for October 2015.

Veterans Day Activities Veterans Day Activities

The Thomas County School System has announced the schedule of patriotic events honoring veterans for Veterans Day. Every campus will be participating. Click below for details. 

 

Anderson wins Best of Show at North Georgia Fair Anderson wins Best of Show at North Georgia Fair

“We are very proud of our students’ work and their awards earned,” TCCHS art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. Senior Sophie Anderson won Best of Show in 9-12th grades for her watercolor, “Girl with Purple Shadows.” Anderson, who won Best of Show at the same event last year, said she didn’t expect to win again. “I was surprised,” she said.

Students attend International Youth Symposium Students attend International Youth Symposium

Thomas County Central sent six students to the International Youth Symposium hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Juniors Jordan Bush, Anna Jense, Logan Herring, and Tyler Williamson, along with sophomores Haley Ferrell and C’lee Kornegay traveled to Atlanta with their teacher Laura Kornegay for the symposium.

Numerous artists place at Deep South Fair Numerous artists place at Deep South Fair

TCCHS had numerous young artists place in the annual Deep South Fair Youth Art Show, held during the Thomasville Exchange Club Deep South Fair. The school’s young talent garnered 65 awards at this year’s event, including Best of Show. “I am very proud of the students and the dedication that went behind every art project submitted to the competition,” TCCHS Art teacher Jocelyn Rivard said. “It simply is a lot of fun for students to earn a beautiful satin ribbon and be validated for dedication to craftsmanship.”

Maxwell earns WBL Student of Month Maxwell earns WBL Student of Month

Drew Maxwell, Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Mayhaw Plantation through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for September 2015.

Homecoming Week Festivities

Monday: Team Day - Wear your favorite college or professional team's gear.

Tuesday: Twin Day - Twinning is winning!

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday - Wear a costume or wacky outfit (cannot cover or paint face).

Thursday: Dress for Success - Wear your business and professional attire.

Friday: Blue & Gold Day - Time to show your school spirit!

Band and Broadcasting join forces Band and Broadcasting join forces

Thomas County Central High School band and broadcasting departments have joined talented forces to improve a football season tradition. Band director Michael Thomas felt it important to update the band’s presentation. One way to do this is to improve the sound quality for the front of field ensemble. “Just as the music we listen to changes, the front ensemble is changing,” Thomas said. “Time is changing and technology is upgrading music performances.”

Students visit with Bronkar Lee Students visit with Bronkar Lee

Students in TCCHS fine arts classes were invited to experience shows by Bronkar Lee, an innovative and multi-talented performer known for his juggling and beatboxing skills, as well as his infectious energy and charm.

Bush wins at Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt Bush wins at Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt

Five Thomas County Central High School students competed in the local chapter of Omega Psi Phi’s 32nd annual Talent Hunt, held Sept. 12. Sophomore JHarre Bush sang his way to the win with what TCCHS Choral Director Nicole Davis called a “stirring rendition” of “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” “I participated in the talent hunt because I wanted to perform somewhere other than church,” Bush said. “I also wanted to win a scholarship to help pay for my schooling. I felt that my performance went extremely well, better than I thought it was going to be.”

Class of 2017 receives rings Class of 2017 receives rings

On Aug. 27, the Class of 2017 and their families gathered in the TCCHS gym for the class ring ceremony.

TCCHS students donate blood TCCHS students donate blood

Thomas County Central High School held a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Approximately 92 students participated. “I feel normal physically, but emotionally I feel like a great person being able to help out others in need,” 11th grader Tireshia Anderson said of her donation.

School-Based Flu Clinic: DEADLINE EXTENDED - forms are due back on Monday, September 28 School-Based Flu Clinic: DEADLINE EXTENDED - forms are due back on Monday, September 28

The Thomas County School System is happy to partner with the Thomas County Health Department in offering flu vaccines to our students at no cost this fall.  An information packet was sent home with Garrison-Pilcher, Cross Creek, Thomas County Middle, and Thomas County Central High School students regarding the vaccine. For these students, the HIPPA acknowledgement and vaccine consent forms are due back on Monday, September 28Click here to find out more and download the information sheets and the acknowledgement and consent forms. 

Endless Possibilities Endless Possibilities

Endless possibilities await students at Thomas County Schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Thomas County Schools offer academic excellence, career preparation, and unmatched opportunity.  Please click on the link below to imagine the possibilities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpva66Rhpg4&feature=youtu.be

2015-2016 Schedules

Schedules are available to view on Infinite Campus. Students may also stop by the front office to pick up a copy of their schedule or receive it at Open House on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30. Students who would like to request a schedule change may stop by the front office and pick up a Schedule Change form. Forms will be accepted until Monday, August 10. If you would like to speak with a counselor, please call to schedule an appointment.

Open House Dates Announced open house

Open house dates have been announced for all of the schools. With school beginning on Friday, August 4, every school will hold open house on Thursday, August 3. Please call the school office for more information.  

Hand-In-Hand Primary School
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Cross Creek Elementary School
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Thomas County Upper Elementary/
Thomas County Middle School
5-6 Grades: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7-8 Grades:  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All Grades: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
5th Grade MERIT: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thomas County Central High School
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Bishop Hall Charter School
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

2015-2016 Parking Permits

Parking Information packets are ready to pick up in the front office. Parking Contracts must be signed by a parent. Students must present a current driver's license and proof of insurance coverage (make sure the insurance card has not expired).

Permits are $20 and will be sold as follows:
Seniors Only: July 23-24
Seniors & Juniors: July 27-28
Seniors, Juniors, & Sophomores: July 29

All fees and lunch money must be cleared before purchasing a permit.

Cross Country Jog 2015 Cross Country Jog 2015

The TCMS/TCCHS Cross Country teams are holding a 5K/Fun Run event on Saturday, August 15th. The 5K will begin at 8:00 AM followed by the Fun Run at 9:00 AM. This event will benefit the cross country teams when purchasing uniforms, attending cross country meets, and meeting other monetary demands during the season. The runs will take place at the Hand-in-Hand and TCMS campuses. We look forward to your support and hope to see you on the 15th!

Click here for the registration form!

Thomas County Central Graduation Attire Reminders

Please view this attachment to see the proper attire for graduation.

2015 TCCHS Graduation Attire Reminders 

Students Attend All-A Luncheon Students Attend All-A Luncheon

Thomas County Central High School students who made all A’s for the third nine weeks of the school year were rewarded for their good grades with a special lunch trip. Thirty-two students attended the last All-A Luncheon of the year on Friday, April 17. They had the option of eating at local restaurants Longhorn, Zaxby’s, Whataburger, IHOP, or El Paso.

Forestry Teams Sweep Competition

Thomas County Central High School Forestry teams swept a recent skills competition, taking first place in both divisions. Teams competed in the Area V Forestry Career Development Event, or CDE, held April 14 at Reed Bingham State Park. Both the TCCHS Junior and Senior teams placed first in their divisions. “These are competitive contests where students demonstrate the knowledge they have learned in the classroom,” teams advisor and TCCHS Forestry and Wildlife teacher Jerry Stone said. This event was the region face-off with the top two teams per division advancing to state competition. The junior team scored 728 and the senior team scored 709.

Forensics Team Places 3rd in State Forensics Team Places 3rd in State

Thomas County Central High School Forensics Team worked its way past the yellow tape and earned a place on the podium in a recent skills competition. The team placed third in Crime Scene Investigation during the SkillsUSA conference held in Atlanta. This is the first time in TCCHS Forensics program history a team has made it to the podium in this event.

Kornegay selected for NYSC Kornegay selected for NYSC

One Thomas County Central High School student has been selected to participate in a national science collaborative and several others placed or received special recognition during the 2015 Georgia Science & Engineering Fair. The fair was held March 26-28 at the University of Georgia. All students placed first in the ABAC Region Science & Engineering Fair in order to advance to state competition.

Knapp Named STAR Student Knapp Named STAR Student

Justin Knapp, a Thomas County Central High School senior has been named not only the school’s STAR student, but also the STAR student for Thomas County. He recently competed for the Region 9 STAR Student honor in Americus. “Being selected as STAR Student is such an honor because it is a testament not only to my own work but also to how well my school has prepared me,” Knapp said. “I’m humbled to be able to represent my school in this way.” The teacher Knapp selected as STAR Teacher is Cary Riggs, who has taught Knapp in Latin I, Latin II and Advanced Placement Art History classes.

Boys Soccer to Host Future Jackets Camp Boys Soccer to Host Future Jackets Camp

The TCCHS Boys' soccer team will host a camp for boys and girls ages K - 4th grades on March 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cost is $40.00 per camper. Campers will receive fundamental instruction, a camp t-shirt, water bottle and will be given a ticket to the varsity soccer game against Cook County on April 2 where they will play a short game during halftime of the boys' game. Registration deadline is March 23.

CLICK HERE for registration Form

Holocaust Survivor to Speak to the Community Holocaust Survivor to Speak to the Community

On Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., George Rishfeld will tell his story of survival at the Thomas County Board of Education Auditorium.  Sponsored by the Thomas County Board of Education in conjunction with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, the event is free and open to the public. 

Click 'More Information' below for more details.

Students Place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair Students Place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair

Students from Thomas County Middle School and Thomas County Central High School along with Ms. Danna Cooper and Ms. Selina Bell traveled to Macon to compete at the state level in the Georgia Educational Technology Fair last Saturday.  All of these students placed first in the regional level fair in January to earn their spot in the state level competition.  There are numerous technology categories in which students may compete including, but not limited to, 3D Modeling, Web 2.0 Applications, Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, and Programming.  Click 'More Information' below for more details.

Science Olympiad Team Earns Medals Science Olympiad Team Earns Medals

Expanding the possibilities and testing the limits of science took front and center for Thomas County Central High School’s Science Olympiad team. The team competed recently in a Science Olympiad Tournament held at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston. Students placed/medaled in several events.

28 Advance to NHD State Competition 28 Advance to NHD State Competition

History continues to motivate young minds at Thomas County Central High School. Eighteen projects and 28 students from TCCHS are advancing to National History Day State Competition. These projects qualified after students placed first, second or third in the region competition held Friday, Feb. 27.

Students Complete Youth Leadership Program Students Complete Youth Leadership Program

Youth Leadership 2015 has concluded, and 21 Thomas County Central High School students have completed the program.

Artists Place at VSU High School Art Competition Artists Place at VSU High School Art Competition

TCCHS had two young artists place in the Valdosta State University Regional High School Art Competition: Sophie Anderson and Asia Gurulé. The exhibit opened Sunday at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta. Sophie Anderson, 16, won Best of Show for her ink, plaster, and acrylic called “Girl with Koi Fish.”

TCCHS Sends Two OM Teams to State Finals

 

Two TCCHS Odyssey of the Mind teams have qualified for the State Finals to be held in Columbus, Ga at the end of March. The Pandora’s Box (top) team advanced to state finals during a region competition held in Flowery Branch on February 28. Team members are Katricia Fann, Sarah Buckley, Chelcie Nix, Kelcie Allen, Daniel Winchester, and Drucilla Thomas. The Balsa Wood team (bottom) advanced to state competition earlier in February. Teams members are Richard Salter, Ian Mathew, Johnny Williams, Nick Brinson and Amber Jackson.

TCCHS Hosts Roaring 20's Dance TCCHS Hosts Roaring 20's Dance

Thomas County Central High School hosted a Special Needs Dance Friday, Feb. 20.  The theme was “The Roaring Twenties.” The dance is for area special needs programs, and approximately nine different districts came for a turnout of more than 400 participants, organizers said. This is Thomas County’s eighth year of hosting the dance, and several local businesses and individuals donated to help make the dance a success.

District Honor Band Announced District Honor Band Announced

Forty-four students from Thomas County Central High School participated in District Jazz and District Honor bands recently at Norman Park.

Spence WBL Student of Month Spence WBL Student of Month

Keisley Spence, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by BellaMoon Boutique through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named WBL Student of the Month for February.

9th Grade Open House

Attention Class of 2019!
You're invited to
Thomas County Central High School's
9th Grade Open House!

Monday, February 9
6:00 p.m.

Open to all rising 9th graders... you do not have to be enrolled in Thomas County Schools.  For more information, call 229-225-5050.

Parkerson speaks to Dugout Club Parkerson speaks to Dugout Club

Coach Chad Parkerson was asked to speak during the Georgia Dugout Club’s annual baseball clinic, held during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Atlanta. “It was a definite surprise, humbling would be a better term, to be asked to speak in front of all the high school and college coaches that are members of the dugout club,” Parkerson said. “I look up to a lot of the guys in the coaching circles all around the state.

Robotics teams win awards

 

Congratulations to our robotics teams who brought home two trophies and several other awards from the recent CircuitRunners qualifier held at Wheeler High School this past weekend. The Gold team finished qualifying rounds in fourth place.  Unfortunately, they fell to the winning team in semifinals.  The Gold team also brought home the trophy for the Motivate Award.  They were also finalists for the Innovate Award and finished third for the Inspire Award. The Green team was a finalist for the Connect Award and brought home the trophy for the Think Award.

TCCHS accepts new American flag TCCHS accepts new American flag

Thomas County Central High School has received a new American flag. A representative for Modern Woodmen of America visited TCCHS Wednesday to deliver the flag. The school has a flag pole on the front lawn of the campus and daily flies an American flag. The flag presented was a replacement for the one previously flown and donated by the organization.

Drew named WBL Student of the Month Drew named WBL Student of the Month

Devan Drew, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Chandler’s through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named WBL Student of the Month for January. “He has demonstrated excellent work ethics throughout his employment with Chandler’s maintaining honesty, showing responsibility and dependability,” Drew’s Work-Based Learning coordinator, Michelle Ausley, said.

TCCHS swimming for region title TCCHS swimming for region title

Thomas County Central High School’s swim team is finishing up its regular season and gearing up for region competition.

TCCHS Wins FBLA Region Sweepstakes for 4th year TCCHS Wins FBLA Region Sweepstakes for 4th year

TCCHS defended their FBLA region title, against 32 other schools, for the 4th year in a row.  These students are testing against over 20,000 FBLA students state wide.  Many of our students are ranked in the top 10 in their events, statewide, and we even have a few ranked number 1 after region...this is with 200-500 competitors in their event! 

Andrew College Academic Competition Andrew College Academic Competition

Thomas County Central students brought home nine first place medals, two second place medals, and a quiz bowl award from the 11th Annual Academic Competition held at Andrew College in Cuthbert. The quiz bowl team placed second in the competition.  The quiz bowl team was made up of Noah Harris, Justin Knapp, Logan Potter, Cole Donovan, Maggie Martin, and Jason Weeks.  The competition consisted of four rounds of questions related to art, history, literature, mathematics, science and social science.

Pops from Pop Pops from Pop

Positive encouragement and recognition for a job well done was recently given to students at TCCHS. The event was called “Pops from Pop.” “We are very proud of all the students who maintain passing grades and discussed different ways to reward them at our leadership team meeting this summer,” said Principal Trista Jones.  “We thought this would be a great way to make a personal contact with each student and to encourage them to keep up the good work.”

 

Apprentices gain career experience Apprentices gain career experience

TCCHS students continue to strive to be the best by maintaining jobs that will benefit them in the future. Eight students have joined the Work-Based Learning program as Youth Apprentices focusing in the area of education, where they work with three-year-olds and learn the routine of a teacher at Hand-In-Hand Primary School.

Band concert free to public

WHAT: Thomas County Central High School’s “Best of the Nest” Christmas Concert
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18
WHERE: TCCHS Gym

HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public

It's a Yellow Jacket Christmas CDs It's a Yellow Jacket Christmas CDs

This Christmas season at TCCHS teachers are lending a helping hand in a unique way: by sharing their voices. A group of teachers came together to record a CD in order to raise funds for the annual Shop with a Yellow Jacket (SWAYJ) project. The CD is titled “It’s a Yellow Jacket Christmas 2014” and CDs are $10 apiece.

FBLA walks for March of Dimes FBLA walks for March of Dimes

Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leader of America club members traveled to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain Nov. 23. Each year, Callaway puts on “Fantasy in Lights,” a display of Christmas lights that cars can drive through. FBLA members walked the eight-mile path in support of the March of Dimes.

FBLA attends Fall Leadership conference FBLA attends Fall Leadership conference

The Thomas County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America leadership team participated in the Fall Leadership conference Nov. 18-19 in Athens.

Student Council attends summit Student Council attends summit

Members of Thomas County Central High School’s Student Council recently attended the Georgia Association of Student Councils Leadership Summit 2014.

TCCHS Students aid Backpack Buddies program TCCHS Students aid Backpack Buddies program

Each Thursday afternoon students at Thomas County Central High School take time to assemble food packages. These packages are distributed on Fridays to high school students who are at risk of not having food over the weekend and during school breaks through the Backpack Buddies program.

Robotics Teams Compete

The TCCHS robotics team, CyberStingers Gold, members are Jameson Smith, A.J. Rowell, Austin Ridley, Chris Geer, and Steven Tran. The team won the Finalist Alliance trophy at the FTC qualifier sponsored by L.E.D. Robotics at Southern Polytechnic State University the weekend of December 6.

Students Support Food Drive Students Support Food Drive

Thomas County Central High School students have helped stock the shelves of a local relief organization this holiday season. TCCHS students participated in The Can Food Challenge, a three week drive to help The Salvation Army. The drive was organized by school club Divas of Tomorrow. “I think the can drive is a very good idea because we are fulfilling a need in the community,” freshman Divas member Kordae’ Bowden said.

GA Milestones meeting

TCCHS will host an informational meeting on Monday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria about the new Georgia Milestones test. This test will replace the current End of Course Test (EOCT). All parents and students are encouraged to attend.

Johns joins "Best of the Nest" Johns joins "Best of the Nest"

The new TCCHS assistant band director, Paul Johns, has a passion for teaching music.

Freshmen study Greek Mythology Freshmen study Greek Mythology

Thomas County Central High School freshmen literature students are studying Greek Mythology and learning how those stories are still relevant in today’s world.

TCCHS uses Pacer Test TCCHS uses Pacer Test

Thomas County Central High School is emphasizing personal fitness by putting its Physical Education students through their paces. New state standards require each student in a high school P.E. class to participate in the Pacer Test, which measures cardiorespiratory endurance.

Teachers Attend AP Training Teachers Attend AP Training

A group of teachers at Thomas County Central High School attended Advanced Placement training during the summer in order to either improve or teach AP classes this school year. These teachers are Brett James, Teresa Carver, Laura Kornegay and Nicole Davis.

SACS Accreditation Meeting

Parents and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend a meeting in the high school conference room on Monday, September 15 at 9:00 a.m. to give input on the TCCHS self-study for SACS accreditation. Your feedback is important as we work through this process. Please contact Beth Adams at 229-225-5050 ext 193 if you have any questions.

TCCHS vs. Americus-Sumter 9-12-14

Pregame general admission ticket sales will be Thursday and Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at TCCHS or TCMS. Tickets are: Adults - $7.00 and Students - $5.00. All tickets are $8.00 at the gate Friday night.

There are still reserved seats available which will also be sold Thursday and Friday. Reserved seat tickets are $10.00 for bench seats and $12.00 for backed seats.

CCRPI Index Report Card

Thomas County Central High School (TCCHS) earned the highest score among high schools in Southwest Georgia on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), based on data released by the Georgia Department of Education. The CCRPI Index is regarded as a state report card for schools in Georgia. TCCHS scored an 83 on the 100-point scale, which is in the top tier of high schools statewide.

McCorkle Places at FBLA Nationals McCorkle Places at FBLA Nationals

Five students from Thomas County Central High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter joined more than 11,000 other members and advisers for the 2014 FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition in Nashville, Tenn., on June 28, 2014.

2014-2015 Parking Information

Parking application packets are now available and may be picked up in the bookkeeping office. To purchase a parking permit, please return the completed packet along with a current driver's license and valid proof of insurance. Cost for a year long permit is $20.00. Any outstanding fees and/or lunch debts must be paid before a permit can be purchased. Applications will be accepted on the following dates from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.:

Seniors Only: July 24-25

Seniors & Juniors: July 28-29

Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores: July 30

Permits are sold on a first come first served basis and may also be purchased throughout the school year.

2014-15 Back to School Information 2014-15 Back to School Information

Click here to get the information you need as you prepare to send your children back to school. Open House dates, supply lists, and dress code information are provided for your convenience.

Thomas County Students Place at National History Day Thomas County Students Place at National History Day

Students from Thomas County Central High, Thomas County Middle, and Thomas County Upper Elementary attended the National History Day State Competition April 26, 2014 at Mercer University. National History Day allows students to choose their own topic and presentation style while learning about a specific historical time period and meeting Common Core literacy and GPS social studies standards. This year's theme is "Rights and Responsibilities" - this required students to use balanced research from primary and secondary sources to prove their thesis.  Click More Information below to see results.

Gurulé Wins GSNA Poster Contest Gurulé Wins GSNA Poster Contest

Congratulations to sophomore Asia Gurulé for her first place entry in the High School Division (9th – 12th) of the Georgia School Nutrition Association (GSNA) poster contest.  Her first place artwork earned $50, a certificate, and a color copy of the work.  Gurulé previously placed first at the county and district high school levels for her work illustrating this year’s slogan, “GSNA - We Are School Nutrition.” She earned an additional $50 at those levels.

Students Travel to England and France Students Travel to England and France

On April 3, 2014, twenty-eight TCCHS students and teachers enbarked on the journey of a lifetime. Traveling through EF Tours, the group met up with other students from Crete, Illinois in London, England and later traveled to Paris, France. See More Information for the full story.

OM Team Qualifies for World Finals OM Team Qualifies for World Finals

The TCCHS Odyssey of the Mind team that solved the problem “The Driver’s Test” has qualified for World Finals. The team is made up of Alexis Bergozza, Addison Frasch, Bobby Hancock , Mallorie Johnson, Chelcie Nix, Beth Sharpe, and Terrance Smith. See More Information for the full story and Photo Galleries for pictures.

Stevens Places in MAW Poster Contest

Congratulations to Hakeem Stevens who won 2nd Place and a $300 scholarship at the state level for the “Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week (“MAW”)” art poster contest. Hakeem is unique in that he also won 1st Place in this event as a seventh grader. He will go with representatives from Southwest Georgia Technical Institute, who sponsored the regional contest, and receive his award at the luncheon on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Georgia National Convention Center.

Artists Win at Center for the Arts Youth Art Show Artists Win at Center for the Arts Youth Art Show

Congratulations to Thomas County Central art students who earned awards at the recent Thomasville Center for the Arts Annual High School Youth Arts Show. Senior Lyndsae Madden received the Artists' Guild Scholarship Award of $1,000.00. See More Information for a list of all winners.

Robotics Team Wins Connect Award


Pictured left to right:  Emily Kornegay, Garrett Castleman, William McCray, and Kacy Jones.

Thomas County robotics teams competed at the RoBugs FTC qualifier this past weekend.  The CyberStinger Blue team brought home the Connect Award.  This award was given to the team for its involvement in helping the community understand FIRST® and FTC.  The team conducted several outreach events during the year, volunteered during science camp, and participated in the Thomasville Christmas parade.

Andrew College Academic Competition Winners Andrew College Academic Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Andrew College Academic Competition:
Social Studies
Maggie Martin—1st place, 9th grade
Logan Potter—2nd place, 11th grade

Math
Emily Kornegay—1st place, 11th grade

Science
Chandler Watson—1st place, 9th grade
Mikayla Jordan—2nd place, 9th grade
Noah Harris—1st place, 11th grade
Justin Knapp—1st place, 11th grade
Brian West—1st place, 12th grade
Cole Donovan - 2nd place, 10th grade (not pictured)

 

Peanut Festival Winners


Taylor Collins state winning entry in the "Plains, Peanuts & a President" annual postcard contest.

Congratulations to Taylor Collins the 1st Place state winner in the 12th Grade Division for “Plains, Peanuts & a President” annual postcard contest held in Plains, Georgia. 

Class of 2014 Three-Peat

On Thursday, September 26, the Class of 2014 won their third straight Powder Puff Championship. The Powder Puff game is sponsored annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). All four classes form teams and coaching staffs and compete against each other in 15 minute games. This year's senior class is the first class in TCCHS Powder Puff history to play in the championship game all four years. They were victorious in three of those years, also setting a new TCCHS record for most wins. FCA meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the conference room. All students are invited to attend these meetings. For pictures from the game see Photo Galleries.

Choice Commits to Clemson Choice Commits to Clemson

TCCHS quarterback Adam Choice made a verbal commitment on Wednesday, May 22 to officially become a Clemson Tiger on national singing day in February, 2014. See the story from the Thomasville-Times Enterprise by clicking MORE INFORMATION.

TCCHS announces 64 AP Scholars Yellow Jacket

Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement program continues its mission to promote academic excellence and college readiness. TCCHS had 64 students receive AP Scholar status for the 2021-2222 school year.

Flu Vaccine Offered at all System Schools flu vaccine

The Thomas County Health Department and Thomas County Schools are teaming up to fight the influenza (flu) virus again this year by providing immunizations in our schools. 

Flu registration packets are being sent home with students. If you need another copy, the forms and other additional information can be accessed by clicking on the links below. Flu registration packets must be completed and returned to the school on or before Tuesday, October 6, 2020. You can also fax the forms to the health department by dialing 229-379-3521. 

2020 Parent Letter - Flu

2021-2022 Student Consent Form

Adult Vaccine Consent Form

Influenza Inactive VIS 2021-22

Privacy Notice

Thomas County Central offering live stream Sport Scope

Fans of the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets will be able to watch the action of the 2020 football season live from the comfort of their own home through a new live streaming service that will be offered by the school.

“We felt an obligation to our supporters to offer something for them that would be as close as possible to them being inside the stadiums we play in,” said Central athletic director Sam Holland about the live stream, which will be offered through the Sport Scope company. “We looked at all of the available options out there and felt like this was the best choice of combining quality of service and benefit for our sports programs.”

With Covid-19 social distancing mandates in place in most stadiums across Georgia, it is anticipated that attendance with most games will be limited to 25-30% capacity. That was the key motivating factor in developing the live stream option for fans.

TCCHS proudly announces the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 graduation

An in-person graduation ceremony for the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2020 will be held on Saturday, June 6, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jackets’ Nest Stadium.  As with all decisions made during this challenging time, we are working diligently to honor and celebrate the Class of 2020 while also ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

We are extremely pleased to provide our 2020 graduates with a traditional type of graduation ceremony which they have earned and so greatly deserve. Finding a way to celebrate their accomplishments in-person and in the company of their family, despite the necessary restrictions that are in place as the result of the pandemic, has been a focus of our work over the past few weeks.

To ensure the health and safety of the graduates, school personnel, and guests, the following measures are in effect for this year’s graduation ceremony:

Meal Distribution on Wednesdays until End of May please read

Thomas County Schools will be offering meal distribution every Wednesday starting April 22 through May 27. Each box will contain breakfast and lunch for seven days. Thomas County Middle School will be the main location, and we will continue to deliver to the outlying areas. Times will also remain the same with it being from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at TCMS and from 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon at the other sites. We are happy to still be here for you! Please call 229-413-1234 if you have any questions.

meal distribution

2019 Parent Survey parent survey

The Thomas County School System is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Thank you for your time and valuable feedback!

2019 Parent Survey

What Achievement Looks Like

 

 

TCCHS students participate in inaugural honor choir TCCHS who participated in the Tri-County Honor Choir

The inaugural Tri-County Honor Choir convened September 29-30, for two days of rehearsal followed by an afternoon performance. The participating counties from District 2 were Decatur, Grady and Thomas. Participating schools were Cairo High School, Bainbridge High School, Grace Christian Academy in Bainbridge, and Thomas County Central High School.

Schools Open Wednesday hurricane pic

Thomas County Schools will welcome staff and students back for a normal day tomorrow, September 13. We do not expect any significant changes to bus routes, and all of our schools will be open for the regular schedule.

Student Accounts During the Summer Buzz Holding Computer

Student Google accounts will be disabled from June 16-August 1, 2017. If a student needs account access during this time, he or she should complete the form below.   Please allow 24 hours for access to be granted. Student accounts will continue to be monitored for inappropriate usage during the summer months.  

Student Account Request Form

2017-2018 9th Grade Orientation Night

TCCHS hosted an orientation for students who will be in the 9th grade in the 2017-2018 school year. Click below to view the video showing the presentation and our elective course offerings.

 

 

TCCHS Chromebook Information Buzz Holding Computer

Attention Parents!

If you were unable to attend one of the meetings regarding the Chromebooks that will be issued to students at Thomas County Central High School, you can access the information via the links below.  

TCCHS Chromebook Informational Video - Please watch this video first.  

Parent/Student Chromebook Letter/Contract - Print, sign, and return this letter.  The letter should be returned to the student's second period teacher.  These should be returned as soon as possible.  

Frequently Asked Questions - This document contains a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

If you have any more questions, please contact the school or email Mrs. Lindsay Thompson at lthompson@tcjackets.net.

Chromebook Mandatory Parent Meetings Buzz Holding Chromebook

TCCHS will soon be providing every student a Chromebook to use at home and school. Before students can receive a Chromebook, a parent or guardian must attend a meeting to receive information on expectations for use and care. Please see the flyer for more information on dates, times, and location of these meetings. Parents/guardians must only attend one of the meetings offered.

Chromebook Parent Meeting Flyer

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. to host Fall Festival and Yard Sale Yard Sale Sign

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. will be hosting Thomas County Central’s first annual Fall Festival and Yard Sale on November 12, 2016 at Thomas County Central High School from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  But in order for this event to be successful, we need your help.

Survey Invitation to All Parents of Thomas County Students Survey Invitation to All Parents of Thomas County Students

Please participate in this important online survey! We need your feedback and suggestions to revise our School Improvement Plans. This survey is available now through Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/parentsurveyFY16

TCCHS students dance “Under the Sea” TCCHS students dance “Under the Sea”

TCCHS held its annual Special Needs Dance on Friday, Feb. 19. The dance is an opportunity for these students to gather in the gym to socialize and enjoy dancing with one another.

Girls Relay team advances to state Girls Relay team advances to state

“I’m very pleased on how our team performed at the region meet, even though they fell a little short of winning the championship this year,” Coach Todd Wilson said. “I couldn’t ask for a better group of swimmers. They worked very hard all season long. All of our swimmers dropped time throughout the season and many earned their best times ever in their event.” 

TCCHS seeks participants for Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Thomas County Central High School is preparing for Groundhog Job Shadow Day and local organizers are seeking the community’s involvement.

The national event, scheduled for Feb. 2, 2016, will be a chance for students all over the country to shadow workers in a vast variety of professions. To help make the event a success on the local level, TCCHS is currently seeking businesses/industries who want to help out by allowing students to shadow their employees.

“We are looking for businesses and industries interested in helping TCCHS students make a difference in their lives by giving them a new vision for their future,” Work-Based Learning Coordinator Michelle Ausley said.

Professions anticipated to be shadowed on the day include scientists, firefighters, graphic designers, mechanics, doctors, architects, teachers, government employees, and potentially hundreds more.

For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Melissa Rodgers, TCCHS senior guidance counselor, at (229) 225-5050, ext. 168 or Michelle Ausley at (229) 225-5050, ext. 192.

The deadline to register is Jan. 15, 2016.

TCCHS hosts Special Olympics TCCHS hosts Special Olympics

Each year, the local Thomas County Special Olympics is put on by the Thomasville YMCA and the Thomas County Special Olympics Advisory Committee. “They serve more than 150 special need students from kindergarten to 12th grade from area schools in Thomas County that participate in Special Olympic sports,” TCCHS Special Education teacher Todd Wilson said. “Every year the Special Olympics become more visible throughout our communities.  This is a great way for people in Thomasville to see the importance of this program in the lives of our special need athletes.”

Parent Meeting

To prepare for Milestone score reports going home with students, we will host a parent information meeting on Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.  This meeting will provide parents an opportunity to learn more about the Milestone End-of-Course Assessments and the score reports.

Two students place in postcard contest Two students place in postcard contest

Two Thomas County Central High School art students placed in the annual Plains, Peanuts and a President postcard contest. Sophomore Savannah Rosales won first place in the 10th grade division, and freshman Jada Moore won second place in the ninth grade division. “I feel proud of being placed in first,” Savannah Rosales said. “It means the absolute world to me to win and be congratulated.”

Odom named South Region FFA President Odom named South Region FFA President

Brentley Odom, 15, and a sophomore at Thomas County Central High School, is the current South Region president. The TCCHS FFA chapter is a part of this region and Odom was recently elected to the office. “This was my first year running for a senior office and I was so young,” Odom said of his election. “I was super surprised. I was not expecting president at all. I am happy I did get president and I feel like I can fulfill the duties that I need to.”

Graduation 2015 Graduation 2015

Congratulations to our Thomas County Central High School Class of 2015!  Endless possibilities await the 286 graduates who will be looking toward a future full of new challenges.  Valedictorian Emily Kornegay and Salutatorian Noah Harris both shared words of wisdom with their fellow classmates.  Click below to read their speeches.

 

Wilson Named TCCHS Teacher of the Year

Todd Wilson, Special Education teacher, has been named Thomas County Central High School “Teacher of the Year” for the 2014-2015 school year. “If you want to change the world go into teaching,” he said. “If you want to make a difference, go into Special Education.”

TCCHS Advances 7 to State Science Fair TCCHS Advances 7 to State Science Fair

Seven Thomas County Central High School students have earned places at a state science competition. The students advancing to state placed first in their category at region competition. These students are: Kaleb Carter, Jonathan Castillo, Jacob Hancock, Noah Harris, C’lee Kornegay, Emily Kornegay, and Ashlynn Quattlebaum.

Holland WBL Student of Month Holland WBL Student of Month

Anne-Marie Holland, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Thomas County Board of Education through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the WBL Student of the Month for December.

TCCHS Prepares for SWAYJ TCCHS Prepares for SWAYJ

The most wonderful day of the year is currently in the works at Thomas County Central High School. Shop with a Yellow Jacket, also known as SWAYJ, is being prepared for community kids this Christmas. “Students and teachers come together to help the less fortunate,” Renae Moore, TCCHS teacher and a SWAYJ coordinator, said. “It’s a time where we come together and show what it means to be a true Yellow Jacket.”

Pink Chip Day Pink Chip Day

Barberitos teams up annually with the TCCHS yearbook staff to raise both funds and awareness for local breast cancer survivors by selling pink chips and breast cancer awareness T-shirts.

School Bus Safety Week School Bus Safety Week

School Bus Safety Week reminds students, parents and
motorists of their important role in school bus safety

Georgia celebrates National School Bus Safety Week on October 20 - 24, 2014, and Georgia School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, October 20.  Schools and safety advocates throughout the Peach State are using the week as an opportunity to highlight the importance of school bus safety.  The 2014 theme for the week, Be Smart - Be Seen, I wait in a safe place, reminds students, parents and motorists of the important role each plays in ensuring student safety at the school bus stop.  One key factor in protecting Georgia’s students rests with motorists obeying the law and stopping for Georgia’s school buses as they board and exit. But, drivers should also be reminded that obeying the law is just not enough.  Children are unpredictable… motorists must have an overall heightened safety awareness and expect the unexpected as children wait at bus stops and as they get on and off their school bus.

TCCHS student Dwayne Harrell presents Thomas County Schools Transportation Director Robert Young with 85 handwritten thank you notes. These notes are for the system's bus drivers and thank them for safely transporting students. Harrell wrote the notes on behalf of the TCCHS Key Club, sponsored by Amy Ponder (also pictured). The club also gave the bus drivers a basket of goodies.

TCCHS @ Valdosta High School 8-29-14

General Admission tickets will be on sale in the front lobby ticket booth on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All tickets are $10.00. Kick off is 8:00 p.m.

NHD Winners Announced NHD Winners Announced

The TCCHS Social Studies Department would like to announce the winners of our 1st National History Day competition. These students will advance to the state competition at Mercer University at the end of April. Please see More Information below for a list of winners.

Jackets Sign Seven on National Signing Day

Seven Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets signed letters of intent to play football on the college level on National Signing Day. See More Information below for a list of players and colleges and see Photo Galleries for pictures from the signing event.

Students Earn Perfect Scores

TCCHS students (left to right) Addison Frasch, Noah Harris, and Justin Knapp received perfect scores on the Georgia High School Writing Test, or the GHSWT. All received a score of 350. The test is administered as 100 minutes on a persuasive writing topic and is graded in four areas: style, conventions, ideas and organization. Justin Knapp also received a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. Great job, guys!

Anderson Wins Best of Show at PWAF Junior Art Contest

Artwork in the Plantation Wildlife Festival Junior Art Contest had to be based on the “Game Birds in Flight” theme. A maximum of 50 entries, from grades 7-12 were accepted for exhibition. TCCHS had eight works selected this year. The overall “Best of Show” winner was Central’s Sophomore Sophie Anderson for her “Wild Pheasant” in watercolor, ink, and acrylic. See more information for pictures of the winning pieces of artwork.

TCCHS’ Jackson attends WYT Bishop Jackson WYT

Thomas County Central High School senior Bishop Jackson took a week-long leadership sojourn to the nation’s capital this summer. Grady Electric Membership Corp., known as Grady EMC, selected Jackson as its Thomas County representative on the 2022 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, commonly called the Washington Youth Tour. 

“For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state have recognized outstanding high schoolers through the Washington Youth Tour program, and we were thrilled to return to Washington, D.C. this summer,” Grady EMC Senior Communications Specialist Beth McMillan said. 

“Georgia’s EMCs are firmly committed to developing our state’s most precious resource—our youth—and we take great pride in providing this valuable leadership experience for exceptional teens like Bishop.”

Jackson described the tour as comprehensive.

“Even though the experience was just one week, I did so many activities and met lots of people during the trip,” he said. “The trip was more fast-paced than I thought it would be. Before receiving the trip's itinerary, I had no idea we would be visiting five or six places in one day. Even though I had been to D.C. before, I still went to places I hadn't seen before.”

The group visited various museums and monuments, including the Smithsonian Museums, the White House, Mount Vernon, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Pentagon Memorial and the national World War II Memorial. 

Summer Reading Challenge! Buzz Holding a Book

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer. The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines and a list of eBook resources.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at your school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2020-2021 school year.

Summer Reading Challenge Website

Free WiFi Access Buzz holding computer

We have 18 free WiFi hotspots available at various locations throughout the county to help those without internet access at home. Please email us at techsupport@tcjackets.net or call 229-413-1234 for assistance or if you are having any trouble accessing the free WiFi.

*NOTE - We request that people don't park directly in front of the garage doors at the fire department locations. There should be plenty of space to park at these sites without blocking the doors. Thank you!

Thomas County WiFi Map

Thomas County Schools Clever Page Clever icon

Many of the digital resources for our school system can be found on our Clever page.  

The Clever page address is clever.com/in/tcjackets

TCCHS holds student council elections

Thomas County Central High School recently held elections for its 2018-2019 student council officers. Elections were for the rising sophomore, junior and senior classes.

2018-2019 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration

RegistrationHand-In-Hand Primary School

2018-2019 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration

Students currently enrolled in Pre-K at Hand-In-Hand DO NOT need to register for Kindergarten.

Monday, February 5 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Registration Place: Thomas County Board of Education, PLC 200 N. Pinetree Blvd.

(Park in the big parking lot across the street from Wendy’s.)

Click Here for Registration Requirements

Pitrelli conducts outreach clinic at TCCHS  Al Pitrelli shares a laugh with his audience.

Al Pitrelli, the music director and lead guitarist of the world famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra, stopped by Thomas County Central High School Saturday, Oct. 21 to conduct a special music clinic. This is the music industry veteran’s second trip to TCCHS. His first visit was in 2011, and Pitrelli enjoyed the experience so much that he embraced the idea of a repeat engagement.

TCCHS embraces College Awareness Day event Senior Jalen Collier and teacher Amy Ponder pose in their college attire during TCCHS College Awareness Day.

Thomas County Central High School teachers and staff donned the colors or attire of their college alma mater in honor of the school’s first College Awareness Day (CAD).

TCCHS Class of 2019 Ring Ceremony Juniors display their class rings.

Tuesday, Aug. 22 marked one of the many rewarding milestones that the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2019 will reach.

TCCHS names 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian, and honor graduates Valedictorian Hannah Dixon and Salutatorian Chandler Watson

Years of hard work, perseverance and dedication have paid off for a group of Thomas County Central High School seniors. The highest academic honors for its 2017 graduating class have been named: valedictorian, salutatorian, and honor graduates.

Valedictorian is Hannah Dixon, salutatorian is Chandler Watson, and there are 46 honor graduates.

TCCHS dominates region science fair Students who will advance to state competition in science fair.

TCCHS students competed in the ABAC Regional Science & Engineering Fair held Feb. 10 in Tifton. TCCHS students earned half of the state qualifying spots, including both the first and second place Overall Senior Division awards.

Math Tutoring at TCCHS Math Help

Need a math tutor? All Thomas County Central High School students have the opportunity to receive free math tutoring Monday through Friday. Tutoring is offered before and after school and will begin on January 9. Take advantage of this valuable resource by choosing a time that's good for you!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE

TCCHS adopts new writing class  TCCHS Creative Writing student Taylor Smith works on a class assignment.

The new creative writing class within the Thomas County Central High School English department provides students with the ability to express their passion for words to a new extent.

TCCHS bands to host Christmas concert

Locals will be rocking to the Christmas tunes Thursday. Thomas County Central High School Bands program is celebrating the holidays by hosting a concert.

TCCHS students earn district jazz band slots Jazz music clipart

Six Thomas County Central High School musicians have been chosen for District 2 Honor Jazz Band. These students are Justin Strickland, Eli Kosciw, Chandler Watson, Eric Webb, Austin Kelley, and Gabriel Nieves.

TCCHS debate team competes, advances TCCHS Debate members Taylor Smith and Kennedy Ward show off their medals earned during the Oct. 15 Wildcat Classic.

Thomas County Central High School Debate team members are arguing and analyzing their way to potential championships this year.

Nine students competed in the 2016 VSU Blazer High School Invitational debate tournament on Oct. 1. Twelve students competed at the Wildcat Classic at Valdosta High School held Oct. 15 in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum debate. Because of their showings in these competitions, several students have qualified for the first/second year debate championship in early 2017.

“Our team has shown increased commitment this season, as demonstrated through several students winning recognition at the early season tournaments and qualifying for post-season competition,” Coach Brian Bellamy said. “I’m very excited about our progress.”

Summer Reading Challenge Summer Reading Challenge

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer.  The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2016-2017 school year.

Guidelines for all schools

Click here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!

Kornegay presents project to symposium Kornegay presents project to symposium

C’lee Kornegay, a sophomore at Thomas County Central High School, recently was selected to present her science fair research project during the Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS). Her project was one of few chosen for the event. “This was an honor because my project was one of 50 from the whole state to present at this,” Kornegay said. “My experience was unique because I was able to share the information I learned from my project while learning about other research students my age conducted. The most challenging part of this experience was presenting because I was nervous.”

Nine TCCHS students selected for HOSA conference

Thomas County Central High School had nine students attain scores in the Georgia HOSA Regional State Qualification Tests to advance to the Georgia HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC). “The sate qualification tests are knowledge tests,” Cindy Griner, TCCHS HOSA advisor, said. “The top 70 students in each test category qualify to attend the state leadership conference to compete at the state level.”

50 selected for District Honor Band 50 selected for District Honor Band

Thomas County Central High School Bands program had 50 musicians selected for District Honor Band, with 21 of those advancing to the second round of auditions for All-State Band. "Our students were well prepared for this event," director Michael Thomas said. "We are truly respectful of the talent and rigor displayed by every TCC musician. Their results speak to their commitment to excellence.” 

FFA off to solid start

Thomas County Central High School Future Farmers of America competition teams are off to a solid start this season. Teams recently competed in two separate events, one mainly for practice and the other as a qualifier to move on to state competition through Career Development Events, or CDEs. These events were held at the Albany State Fair and at Irwin County High School's CASE Farm.

Thomas County Literacy Fair Thomas County Literacy Fair

Please join us at this community event for children of all ages. Click on the link below for more information:

Thomas County Literacy Fair Flyer

Summer work prepares AP students and teachers Summer work prepares AP students and teachers

Instructors and students in Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement courses kept busy over the summer with special assignments and have put their knowledge to use in the classroom.

Night at the Nest Night at the Nest

On Thursday, Aug. 13, the Thomas County Athletics Boosters club put on “Night at the Nest,” an event where people could come out to the football stadium and meet all the school’s fall sports athletes. During “Night at the Nest” all fall athletes – including football, cheerleading, cross country, and softball – were introduced to the public. Then, after all the teams had been presented, the field was opened to the public so it could mingle with the athletes.

TCCHS sends 5 to Summer Games

This summer will mark the first time Thomas County Central High School will send five special need students to represent the Thomasville YMCA in the swimming competition at the Georgia State Special Olympics Summer Games.

Senior Reminders

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Potter WBL Student of the Month Potter WBL Student of the Month

Logan Potter, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by Thomas County Schools through the Work-Based Learning program, has been named the March WBL Student of the Month. “Potter is one super young man,” Work-Based Learning Coordinator Michelle Ausley said. “He is always checking in to make sure he has met all assignment deadlines demonstrating great responsibility. He is very much a leader, always doing his best in all subject areas, as well as his duties and responsibilities within the workplace.”

Chorale Performs Movie Songs Chorale Performs Movie Songs

A recent Thomas County Chorale special performance paid homage to some of the movie industry’s most beloved songs and showcased its students’ talents.

Students Provide Manna Boxes Students Provide Manna Boxes

This holiday season students, clubs, and sports teams from Thomas County Central High School came together to provide food for families participating in Shop With a Yellow Jacket, or SWAYJ.

TCCHS School Council Elections

TCCHS will hold School Council elections during the week of December 8-12. This year we are in need of two parents to serve for a two year term. If you have a student at TCCHS and would be interested in having your name placed on the ballot, please contact Melissa Thompson at 229-225-5050 extension 103 or at mthompson@thomas.k12.ga.us by December 5.

Taylor named WBL Student of Month Taylor named WBL Student of Month

Parker Taylor, a Thomas County Central High School senior employed by JLLS through TCCHS’s Work-Based Learning program has been named the WBL Student of the Month for October 2014.

Homecoming Week Dress Up Days Homecoming Week Dress Up Days

Join in the fun Homecoming week and dress up everyday.
Monday: Nerd Day
Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: Decade Day
Thursday: Dress for Success Day
Friday: Blue & Gold Day

We need your input for improvement! Please complete survey by Friday, August 29. We need your input for improvement!  Please complete survey by Friday, August 29.

We would like your input on our system-wide Comprehensive Local Education Agency’s Improvement Plan (CLIP).  Below are two links where you can view the plan and complete a brief survey.   Thank you for your input and suggestions.

Click here to review the improvement plan (CLIP)

Click here to complete the survey

FBLA Sends Four to Nationals

Over 3500 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students competed in Atlanta the weekend of March 14-16, 2014. Less than 10% will move on to represent Georgia at the FBLA National Leadership Conference and Competition in Nashville, TN this summer.   Please see More Information below for a list of all winner. Those earning the right to represent TCCHS and Georgia at Nationals are:

  • Lauren Rich--2nd Place in Business Communication
  • Tessa McCorkle--3rd Place in Website Development
  • Savannah Matherly--4th Place in Hospitality Management

     
TCCHS Wins at VSU High School Art Invitational

Congratulations to two Thomas County Central High School art students who won awards at the Valdosta State University Art Department High School Regional Invitational last week!  It was held for Southwest Georgia and North Florida high schools. Senior Bryce Gilliard won “Best of Show” with a clay sculpture called “Rooster-Woman” and Senior Lyndsae Madden won 1st Place with her charcoal drawing entitled “Pears, Quilt and Flowers.”  The event features the works from 10 high schools which submitted a total of 158 works. Teachers were limited to 12 works with no more than two per student.  There were four Place winners and six Honorable Mentions.  All the works will be on display until May 23, 2014 at the Turner Howell Cultural Center for the Arts in the old downtown Valdosta. See More Information below for pictures of the winning entries.

Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies for Nationals


Pictured from left to right are Noah Hobbs, Luke Jackson, Kutter Harrison, Hayes Nelson, and Richard Hightower

The Quiz Bowl Team recently qualified for the national tournament by winning fourth in the state competition. These five young men have worked hard by practicing two nights per week reviewing questions about math, science, literature, drama, art, music, history, geography, as well as other trivia which include subjects like popular music, sports, and movies. To qualify for the national competition, they competed against nearly 30 teams at the state level hosted by The Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA). The Quiz Bowl Team is working to raise money to attend Nationals, hosted by the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) in Chicago in May.

Three TCCHS students attend summer GHP GHP group

Three Thomas County Central High School students experienced a unique brand of magic when they attended the 2022 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

Seniors Sofia Jimenez, Tessa Thomas and Savannah Taylor spent four weeks at Berry College in Rome, participating in the summer intensive that assembles some of the state’s brightest minds for accelerated learning opportunities. 

“I spent my summer at GHP because it is what I was 100 percent meant to do,” Savannah Taylor said. “I feel like everyone has moments that change them forever, and GHP did that to me. I felt the ‘GHP magic,’ and I don't think I will ever forget it. I wish I could explain in eloquent words what the ‘GHP magic’ is, but all I can say is you have to go there to really experience it.”

Open to rising juniors and seniors, students must have a nomination in a specific field – or major – from their school and approval from the GHP selection committee to attend the program.

Taylor was a theater performance major. Her classes focused on various acting and technical activities like ensemble building, scenic painting and improv games.

TCCHS' Odom earns prestigious American FFA Degree Brentley Odom

Brentley Odom, a 2018 TCCHS graduate who currently attends Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will receive the American FFA Degree. According to the official release, less than one percent of FFA members earn this degree, honoring students for their academic and professional excellence. Odom is one of 4,136 recipients countrywide.

TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy completes digital impact project TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy member Loxley Slocumb enjoys sewing masks for local healthcare workers.

TCCHS Chick-fil-A Leader Academy members had planned a special Impact Project, a dodgeball tournament to benefit the Middle Georgia Honor Flight program, as its big service event. With the outbreak of COVID-19 and “sheltering in place,” this idea had to be canceled. But a new opportunity soon presented itself.

MESSAGE

April 17, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Thomas County School System family has made me very proud as we have worked together to help keep our families safe and connected through the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is common to hear that “the schools are closed,” your school system has remained open and has continued to serve its students and the community in a number of ways.

Our food service workers have already prepared more than 212,000 meals that have been delivered by our transportation department or made available for pick-up at Thomas County Middle School. We will continue to provide weekly meal packages each Wednesday through the end of May. Dozens of school employees and community volunteers make this meal program possible, and I thank them for their service. The Backpack Buddies Program has made generous donations of food to provide weekend meals that are packaged with the weekly food deliveries.

Our technology department has partnered with our public library system and other entities to create free Wifi zones in various locations across the county to support our distance learning efforts.

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TCCHS students perform at Carnegie Hall TCCHS students Britney White and Jared Giddens performed in the prestigious 2020 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Two Thomas County Central High School chorus students recently sang in a venue unlike any other. Jared Giddens and Britney White attended the prestigious 2020 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Summer Reading Challenge Yellow Jacket Holding a Book

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer. The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the link below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2017-2018 school year.

Guidelines for all schools

Click here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!

Free eBooks are provided for all students this summer -- Click here for more information

Other free learning resources for the summer

TCCHS program pours beverages to gain life skills TCCHS student Dustin Johnson makes a delivery to teacher Amy Ponder.

A group of Thomas County Central High School students are preparing for the future one cup at a time.

TCCHS seniors Lloyd, Rodgers named Wendy’s High School Heisman school winners Thomas County Central High School seniors Huntley Rodgers and Drew Lloyd have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman school winners.

Thomas County Central High School seniors Drew Lloyd and Huntley Rodgers have scored special certificates for their achievements both on and off the athletics fields. Lloyd and Rodgers have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman school winners.

TCCHS students donate to Harvey relief TCCHS sophomore Kaleb Ward stands in front of a pile of collected relief supplies.

Thomas County schools recently came together in order to do something greater than them.

TCCHS’ Ward appreciates WYT trip