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TCHS Daily New Oct. 20, 2017
Students should check their tiftschools email DAILY! 
  • Mon, 10/23 – Hat Day: Hats off to being drug free!
  • Tues, 10/24 – Tie Dye: Don’t get tied down with drugs!
    Wed, 10/25 – Unity Day: Let’s team up against drugs & bullying. Wear orange
  • Thurs, 10/26 – America Day: I pledge to be drug free!
  • Fri, 10/27 – Character Day: Say BOO to drugs! Students dress as their favorite character.
Month of October - Food Drive – After several storms and the resulting destruction, the TCHS/DECA sponsored food drives comes at an opportune time. We will be collecting non-perishable food items again this year. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Last year we collected 4210 items that were delivered to Brother Charlie’s. 
Save The Date!! Thurs, 10/26 – Annual Title I Parent Meeting with a twist! We invite and encourage you to attend the Annual Title I Parent Meeting on Thursday, 10/26. After a very brief information session, there will be stations set up around the Commons to learn more about how your student is engaging through technology by integrating the Chromebook in class. There will also be assistance available for any Infinite Campus issues and School Nutrition information. Parents in attendance will be entered in a drawing for prizes. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, Oct 26 @ 6:30.
DEADLINE 10/31 – US Senate Youth Program 56th Annual Washington Week – March 3-10, 2018 – The US Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is an intensive week-long educational experience and scholarship sponsored by the US Senate for outstanding high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in public service. If you are a high school junior or senior, already serving as an elected official in your student body or other state or community organization, you may already be qualified to apply. Visit www.ussenateyouth.org to learn more. Email Courtney.devereaux@tiftschools for the application (it has to be typed) Deadline is Tues, 10/31 at 5:00 p.m. 
Every Friday in the month of October – all students without ANY tardies for any classes each week will be entered into a drawing for $100 gift card (sponsored by PBIS) #dontbetardy 
Thurs-Sun, 10/19-22TCHS Blue Devil Players present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Presented in the Performing Arts Center at TCHS; Thursday – Saturday show times: 6:00; Sunday show time: 3:00. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Charlie Brown is joined by Sally Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Snoopy & Woodstock in the charming revue of vignettes and songs. Cast/crew: Bryce Peugh, Maddie Malcom, Braeden Baldwin, Morgan McLemore, Emily Dawson, Joseph Bueno, Abel Alexander, Liza Byrd, Logan Ray, Julia Ryland, Annie Ho, Elijah Brooks, Dylan Coker, Walker Rott, Abby King & Caleb Rice. Please contact Jake Alley with any questions: jake.alley@tiftschools.com 
Charging stations for Chromebooks are set up in the Commons and in the media center. 
The PBIS/School Store is now open M-F, 7:15 – 4:00 in the Media Center
FREE – SAT/ACT online prep course – online test preparation; non-credit course; completed outside of school day; sign up in TCHS Guidance office Fee waivers for SAT or ACT are available in the Guidance Office. 
Please take a moment to complete the survey using the link below. It’s that time of year again…time for the Georgia Parent Survey. The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, you are welcome to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents are 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. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.Georgia Parent Survey: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents 
10/20-30 – 6 Word Horror Story Contestsubmissions accepted 10/20 – 10/30 in the media center or email to Mrs. Coleman (bcoleman@tiftschools.com) or Ms. Shealey (lauraleigh.shealey@tiftschools.com). Prizes awarded to the Top 3. **Only original work will be accepted.** 
10/14-22 - VSU application fee waived – to apply online, go to http://www.valdosta.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now.php
*RESCHEDULED*Tues, 10/24 – Underclassmen Make-up Picture Day
Wed, 10/24 – Grad Bash – Informational meeting for seniors in the PAC during ELT 
Wed, 10/24 – Cap & Gown orders in the Commons during ALL 3 lunches AND from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Commons 
Wed, 10/25 – LATE registration deadline – for 11/4 SAT 
Wed, 10/25 – PROBE College Fair @ TCHS – 9:00 – 11:30 in Commons. For current juniors and seniors. Pre-register at: gotocollegefairs.com Bring barcode to the fair. TCHS CEEB code: 113 005. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.
Thurs, 10/26 – Flu shots will be given at TCHS.  
10/31 – DEADLINE – If you plan to take a MOWR class spring semester, you must schedule an appointment with your guidance counselor before 10/31 to take care of all documentation and paperwork. If you are new to the program, your parent/guardian MUST attend the meeting.
 Fri, 11/3 – ACT Registration deadline – for 12/9 test date 
Club News:
Every Mon – Mock Trial – meet at jail courtroom at 6:30
Every Mon – Chess Club – RM 201; 3:15 – 4:00.  
Every 1st & 3rd Mon – Literati Reading Bowl team meeting; media center 3:15-4:00
Every Mon – French Club – meet after school in RM 216 
Every Mon & Wed – Upward Bound – RM 310; 3:30 – 4:30 
Every Tues – FCA, 7:30 in ROTC RM 924/926 in the gym.  You may enter the gym through the side student parking lot doors nearest the ROTC classroom. You do not have to be an athlete to join and the club is FREE! Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there! 
Every Tues – Writing Club – RM 115 @ 3:15; see Mr. Tanner for details
Every Tues – Math Club – RM 208; 3:20 – 4:00 Bring your chromebook!
Every Wed – Math Club – RM 208; 7:20 AM Bring your chromebook! 
Every Wed – Spanish Club – RM 302; 3:15 – 3:45 
Every Wed – Debate Team – meet in RM 112 (Ms. Keen).
Key Club applications are available in RM 104 (Mrs. Scott) 
Tues, 11/14 - Optimist Geography Decathlon – open to all students grades 9-12. This event will be hosted at the Tifton-Tift County Public Library at 5:30. Scholarships for winners: 1st place - $500; 2nd place - $250; 3rd place - $100. Sponsored by the Tifton Optimist Club and the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence. Register with Dr. Fandel by Tues, 11/7 – sfandel@tiftschools.com   
Sports News:
Girls Basketball – Any female interested in trying out for the TCHS Girls Basketball team should see Coach Conner in the gym or in RM 920 ASAP! Coach Conner has paperwork and more information that you will need to submit prior to 10/30. Tryouts start on 10/30. Contact Coach Conner, jconner@tiftschools.com, if you have any questions. 
Fri, 10/20 – Football (V) @ Colquitt; game time 7:30; tickets will be sold Thursday & Friday at TCHS during all 3 lunches (11:35-1:40 ONLY); table will be set up in the Commons. Tickets will also be available to students at ESMS & NEC on Friday during lunch. Pre-sale tickets are $8; at the gate $10; babies in arms are FREE – everyone else needs a ticket 
Sat, 10/21 – Cross Country – TCHS is hosting the 7A Area meet on the beautiful campus of ABAC. Meet times: VG, 11:00; VB, 11:30; JVG, 12:00; JVB, 12:45. This is the first time south GA has hosted this type of XC meet. Come out and support these student athletes. They would love to see you there and admission is FREE!
Sat, 10/21 – Competition Cheer – Middle and High School @ Ware Co