On Thursday, March 19, twenty-seven students in 4th and 5th Grades were inducted into the prestigious Principal Honor's Club at Telfair County Elementary School. To be eligible for this honor, students in the 4th and 5th grade must maintain a 97 overall average, with no grade below a 90 on their report card during the previous year, and model exemplary behavior within school and around their communities. Click on the article headline above for more information.
On Thursday, March 12, Telfair County Elementary School held its quarterly School Council Meeting and Parent Advisory Council Meeting. Pertinent items of school business were discussed during both of these meetings. TCES recently was involved with AdvancED Accreditation Procedures and TCES was honored with continuing with its Accreditation Status, Mr. McIver commended all of the hard work from his staff, parents, community volunteers with assisting in these accreditation procedures. TCES Students in grades third through fifth will take the GMAS Test (Georgia Milestone Assessment) in April. Previously, these students were administered the CRCT (Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test), and this exam has been phased out and will not longer be administered to Georgia Students. An introduction to the upcoming GMAS was given to those in attendance. The final TCES School Council/Parent Advisory Meetings for the 2014-2015 school year will be hosted during the later part of May.
Recently, students in fourth and fifth grades at Telfair County Elementary School participated in a Spelling Bee, and two winners from each grade were chosen. The fourth grade winners were: Marcie Floyd and Dawson Pittman. The fourth grade winners were Dalton Meeks and Anallelia Sosa-Rodriguez. Click on the article headline above for more information.
Telfair County Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher, Mrs. Janet Morris, was HONORED and SURPRISED by Channel 13/WMAZ as their MY TEACHER IS TOPS for the week of February 18th. Morris was nominated by a letter written by student Starkeela McMillian. Morris and her Math Class was featured on WMAZ/Channel 13 Evening broadcasts. Click on the article headline above for more information.
Since returning to school after Christmas Break, Telfair County Elementary School 5th Graders have worked diligently to master their math goals when utilizing the computer based Study Island Learning Program. Those students who mastered their goal attended a Math Party on Friday, February 6th. These students enjoyed an Ice Cream Party, with all of the Ice Cream and Scrumptious Toppings donated by the McRae Dairy Queen. While enjoying their ice cream, these students participated in Math Based Board Games such has Monopoly, Connect 4, and Heads Up. Click on the article headline above for more information.
The Media Center at Telfair County Elementary School was recently awarded the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Grant. This Foundation honored 219 school libraries with this grant, with $1,095,000 total dollars given for the grants in 2014. The schools receive this grant to expand, update, and diversify their library book/media center book collections. The Laura Bush Foundation for American’s Libraries was founded in 2002. Since its inception, this foundation has awarded more than $11.5 million to U.S. Schools. The Administration, Faculty, and Students at Telfair County Elementary School expresses deep appreciation to the Laura Bush Foundation.
Each school year, Telfair County Elementary School students are choosen to participate in the Heart of Georgia RESA Writing Math Contests, where their work is judged against the work of other students in the following counties: Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens, Pulaski, Wilcox, Wheeler, Treutlen, Montgomery, and Telfair. Click on the article headline above for more information.
Each year, a Teacher of the Year and an Employee of the Year are chosen for the Telfair County School System. The process begins when principals nominate candidates from their schools. Next, all nominees complete candidate application forms and submit them to the curriculum director. Finally, applications are reviewed by a panel of retired educators and candidates are ranked based on their responses to a series of questions on the application. The panel then selects a teacher and an employee to represent each school, and the Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year for the system are chosen from the school representatives. Click the article headline above for more information.
Each morning, come rain or shine; frigid or comfortable temperatures; Telfair County Elementary School is fortunate to have five 5th grade young men who raise the American Flag in front of the campus each morning, and lower the flag each afternoon before dismissal. These five young men who have this patriotic job for the 2014-2015 school year are Dalton Meeks, Billy Rogers, Peyton Smith, Graham Spires, and Cameron Wood. TCES Principal, Mr. Anthony McIver, and TCES Assistant Principal, Dr. Judy Wood, want to thank these young men for their patriotic pride and devotion to their important task each day. Click the article headline above for more information.
In the spring of 2014, the annual Title I Parent Survey was distributed to all parents in the Telfair County School District. The survey was used to evaluate the Parent Involvement Program at each school. A summary of the survey results was created and used to revise the school Parent Involvement Policy for the 2014-2015 school year. To view the 2014 survey and survey results for your child’s school, click on the link above.