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.
We are kicking off our TCES Yearbook Sale for this school year. Throughout the year, we have captured our school memories through pictures, and will turn these into a commemorative yearbook. The cost to order a yearbook is $16 on/before March 5th—orders between March 6-12th will be $21. This yearbook is jam packed with 72 pages of fun in FULL COLOR!!! 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.