Jerger Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run is a fun and healthy way to raise money for the school. Students meet for approximately 10 minutes in a team huddle for a character building lesson taught in an engaging format. Goals are set for each classroom with prizes, and a goal is also set for the school. This year the goal was to raise $35,000. Students get pledges from friends and families. The most common pledge is $1.00 per lap. The students run an average of 30 laps. This year the JES students had pledges from 41 states and 4 countries. Almost 100% of the classroom goals were met and the school goal was exceeded. Principal Mrs. Rayburn, Assistant Principal Mrs. Newman, and Instructional Coach Mrs. Faulk were “slimed” as reward to the students because of the success of meeting the school goal. Ms. Lauren Strickland's class had highest number of pledges! Jerger extends a huge THANK YOU to our community for such wonderful and generous support!
Thomasville City Schools Georgia Rotary Laws of Life Essay Contest Winners are pictured: 12th grade, Haley Bennett, 11th grade, Meta Ughetto, 10th grade Rosalie Millere, and School Wide Winner and 9th grade, Carson Cochran. Grade-level winners will receive a $50 cash award, and school-level winner will receive a total of $100. Over 44,400 Georgia high school students wrote a Laws of Life essay at 69 participating schools this year! Fifteen of the 69 schools are participating for the first time. Their essays engaged over 110 Rotarian Essay Readers and Judges; thousands more will hear the winning essays read aloud at their clubs. The following students received Honorable Mention for their essays: 9th Grade - Austin Chastain, Sydney Deutsch, Mason Beckham, and Sam Carter;10th Grade - Tian Green, Reid Harbin, Maggie May, and Madeline Gainous; 11th Grade - Shayna Welch, Kathleen Geyer, Felicity Tipton, and Zadiah Hobbs; 12th Grade - Morgan Savatgy, Christian Pyle, Maya Tedford, Caroline Anthony, and Margo Rainey.
THS Scholars Academy students are known to shoot for the stars academically. Mason Wilson has been named the Class of 2019 STAR Student with the highest College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score in the 12th grade in the Thomasville City School System.
To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent of top 10 student of their class based on grade point average. Nominees SAT scores must be equal or higher than the latest available average of the Evidence Based Reading & Writing and Math sections.
Wilson faced the tough responsibility of choosing a specific STAR teacher that has played a significant role in her academic achievement. Wilson chose Erin White, with whom Wilson took AP World History, AP U. S. History, AP Psychology, and AP European History.
“What sets Mason apart from many of her classmates is her genuine love for learning and her outstanding work ethic,” said White.
“Mrs. White always pushes me to go beyond what I think I am capable of which really has helped me gain so much confidence over the past few years,” said Wilson.
Thomasville High School Region 1-AA Literary Champs competed in the GHSA State Literary Meet on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Veterans High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. First place winners from the regional competition advanced to the state level meet. Pictured: Oral Interpretation Humorous Monologue and Duo, Ellie Griffin; Oral Interpretation Duo, Carson Cochran; Girls Trio, Tyla Joseph, Julianna Watson (Girls Solo), and Christina Kato; Literary Team Advisor, Rebecca Ramsey; International Extemporaneous Speaking, Max White; and Rhetorical Essay, Jack Edge. Watson won 3rd place in Girls Solo and White won 2nd place in International Extemporaneous Speaking.
Henry Edge (4th), Audrey Murray (5th), Lilli Watson (4th), Kimsey Hodge (OM Coach), Mikayla Watts (6th), Alysia Sapp (6th grade), Disha Patel (8th), Jost Hale (6th), Rosalie Millere (10th), Erin Quick (12th), Alston Stevenson (12th), Ella Millere (10th), Bo Miller (12th), Jax Hodge (10th), Jordan Bonar (10th), Reid Harbin (10th), Wyndham Drayton (10th), Timmy Cordista (8th), Fred Drayton (12th).
Thomasville City Schools' elementary, middle, and high school members of Odyssey of the Mind demonstrate a "Spontaneous" hands-on practice problem at Rotary Club of Thomasville's March meeting. Students explained how they compete in either a verbal or hands-on spontaneous problem-solving challenge in addition to their "Long-Term" problem solving "skits." Two Odyssey of the Mind teams have already qualified for state competition after regional wins in Flowery Branch in February. Five more teams are set to compete at another region competition in Albany on March 23, 2019, in hopes of securing additional spots at Odyssey of the Mind State Finals on April 13, 2019 in Columbus, Georgia.
Thomasville City Schools' system-level winner's entries will advance to the RESA level for the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition 2018-2019:
(front) 9th grade, Madisen Cox - untitled; 10th grade, Lawson Brinkley - "The Final Descent"; 11th grade, Emmy Hayes - "To Cross the Border"; 12th grade, Brayton Hanna - "The Boy in the Salt Flats"; (back) 6th grade, Mia Young - "Relationships"; 7th grade, Colin Connery - "Creative Narrative Chapter 24 for The Giver"; and 8th grade, Aidan Lee - "In the Mind of Someone Trying To Be."