Congratulations to Edward Freeman who was selected as an official winner of the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy Essay Contest! The prize package includes an invitation to attend Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.
A student at Thomasville High School has been selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform soprano in February with the Honors Concert Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.
On October 20, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., Archbold Memorial Hospital will be conducting an emergency preparedness exercise. This exercise will involve law enforcement and other first responders. There will be street closures around the hospital and Jerger Elementary, preventing entrance to or exiting of the Jerger campus. The drill is expected to last from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
The events and commotion associated with the exercise will be very realistic, and it is important that you know and understand that it is only a DRILL. ALL Thomasville City Schools will be on lockdown as part of this drill.
Your students who attend Thomasville City Schools will be safe during this event, however all Thomasville City Schools will use this opportunity to practice its “lockdown” protocols. During the drill, access to our schools and students will not be allowed per our current protocols.
Again, Archbold hospital will be conducting a DRILL to test its emergency preparedness on October 20, 2016. Your students will not be affected and are safe at school.
Thank you for your support of Thomasville City Schools.
Thomasville City Scholars Academy students learned the value of exercising their right to vote in a school-wide mock election called “Your Voice = Your Vote” hosted by the social studies department and the Peer Leadership seniors on Friday, September 23.
Scholars Academy Director Dr. Dale Graham kicked off the events of the day at the morning assembly for seventh through twelfth graders and introduced Farran Burnette Scholars Academy Advanced Placement American Government teacher who stressed the importance of voting and explained the format of the mock election. In addition to casting a Republican, Democrat, or Independent ballot on an actual voting machine with their social studies classes in the Multipurpose Room; students traveled through educational stations that explained the Secretary of State’s website and the steps necessary to register to vote.
Due to the approaching tropical storm, Thomasville City Schools has been advised to cancel all athletic events scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 2016 and Friday, September 2, 2016. All schools will be closed on Friday, September 2nd and will reopen Tuesday, September 6th. All local media outlets will be notified of new information regarding the event and school closures and community members are encouraged to also visit the Thomasville City Schools website at www.tcitys.org for more information and updates.
Early yesterday morning at approximately 7:20 am at a railroad crossing on Campbell Street, a gentleman driving a 2002 Nissan Maxima failed to stop and rear ended School Bus #42. Emergency responders were contacted immediately and arrived at the scene of the incident at 7:40 am. All students are safe and have not suffered injury of any sort. Please feel free to contact the Thomasville City School System at (229) 225-2600 directly if you have any further questions regarding the incident.
These four advanced to the National AP Scholar level of status to join three previous Thomasville City Schools graduates. Milo St. Ives, Class of 2015, went on to study at University of Georgia. Felix Edwards, Class of 2014, went on to study at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts; and Shradha Patel, Class of 2012, went on to study at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
This fall, Autry will enter University of Georgia, Bellamy will enter Georgia College and State University, Rieber will enter University of Pennsylvania, and White will enter the United States Naval Academy.
Class of 2016 graduates Sharon Autry, Aaron Bellamy, Mason Hodge, Jacob Rieber, Cameren Rogers, Rebekah Smith, Karson Stone, Walt Tucker, and Rebecca Jane White along with current seniors Mackenzie Brown, Madeline Bruhn, Jeremy Cooper, Grace Fletcher, Asa Harbin, and Ryan Owens qualify for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.
Dalanie Nix Class of 2016 graduate along with current seniors Ben Pyle and Isaac Welch qualify for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Christine Barber, Amelia DuBose, Alex Grave de Peralta, Matthew Green, Jade Maltese, and Ethan Wier, Class of 2016 graduates; Aubrey Brinkley, Aubrey Brumblow, Lizzie Butler, Malyce Collins, Jacob Cone, Maggie Davis, Durant Fullington, Virginia Jackson, Sarah Myhre, Cherie Pace, Sterling Page, Meredith Pearce, Logan St. Ives, Allison Wheeler, and Hunter Yarbrough, current seniors; and Christopher Carpenter, Alexa Hernandez, and Aaron Miller, current juniors all qualify for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher.
Students achieving AP Scholar Awards have the remaining time in high school to complete additional AP Exams to increase their standings as AP Scholars. Academy students begin taking AP classes as early as possible, in the 9th grade, so that they can take advantage of the school’s wide offerings of 16 Advanced Placement courses.
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, the College Board’s AP Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions.
Advanced Placement English Literature teacher Lynn Stowers has observed that the attitudes and work ethic of her junior and senior students has improved beyond measure since Scholars Academy began teaching AP classes in the ninth and tenth grades.
Guidance counselor Karen Bryan attributes the Scholars Academy’s number of AP Scholars to the rigor of the course content and the varied ways the teachers present advanced material and reach so many learners.
Erin White teaches AP courses in U.S. History, World History, and Psychology and is adamant about the carryover that AP courses offer across the curriculum.
“Nurturing talents in a variety of areas causes students who perform well in an AP English class to excel in the sciences and social studies because of the movement beyond memorization into broad analysis and interpretation of texts,” said White.
White added that AP students are expected to gain a deeper knowledge of subject-area content so that they can successfully generate ideas and apply knowledge on major assessments like AP exams.
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