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Friday, October 11th, 2019

Character Education Word of the Week:

Tolerance: 1: Sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own. 2: The allowable deviation from a standard.

-Please bring your Chromebook to school every day charged!

-Charging stations are located in the Media Center and the Commons, but the chargers are not provided and the school is not responsible for lost or stolen Chromebooks left within them.

Cell phones and Earbuds are NOT permitted in the hallways at ANY time.

-If you borrow a loaner Chromebook, please make sure to return it to the Media Center before 1st block the following day or a $1 late fee will be incurred on your student account.

Parking permits are sold AFTER school only. Please see Ms. Shealey in the Media Center. You must complete the following steps to obtain one:

-Have a completed parking permit packet with parents’ signatures

-Valid Class C or Class D license

-Proof of Insurance for Vehicle

-Current registration for Vehicle

-$80 Cash or Check made out to TCHS

-In regards to school lunches: please remember that you are permitted 1 breakfast and 1 lunch without charge per day. 

-You may purchase an additional breakfast for $2.00

-You may purchase an additional lunch for $3.50

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Test sign up began October 1st.

-Seats still available

-Test Date: Thursday, October 17th

-Time: 8:00 - 11:30 AM

-Location: TCHS Auxiliary Gym

-Cost: FREE

-Available to 10th - 12th Grades ONLY

Homecoming T-Shirts will be for sale all day (10/11) in the Commons for $10!

Homecoming Pep Rally Info:

Drumline will begin today @ 2:10 and Student Call by Class will begin @ 2:15.

Homecoming Dance 2019 Information:

Saturday, October 12th, in the Commons 7-11 PM

-Bowen Photography Incorporated will be available for couple pictures: Please see Dr. Hughes or Mrs. Bowen for flyer regarding price details


-Admission is $10 per/person and must be paid at the door (No advance tickets)

-1 person per couple needs to have their TCHS ID to gain admission

-Once you have gained entry to the dance, you will not be allowed re-entry if you leave to go to the parking lot or elsewhere.

-Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the dance!

TCHS 2019 Spirit Week:

Friday, October 11th: Blue Devil Spirit


Guidance News: 

Dual Enrollment Interest: Spring 2020

-Students enrolled to take dual enrollment courses in the Spring need to schedule a meeting with their school counselor during the month of October.

-Please see Mrs. Jackson in Guidance to set up an appointment for this meeting.

Any student interested in the TCHS Peer-Tutoring Program in the areas of Math, Science, CTAE, Foreign Language, and Social Studies needs to contact the Guidance Office for more information. 

-Currently in need of student leaders willing to Tutor:

-Social Studies for Tuesdays & Thursday

-Spanish on Mondays & Tuesdays

-French on Mondays & Tuesdays

-Sign up in Guidance Office

-Contact Guzman to become a peer tutor

-TCHS offers SAT and ACT Prep Courses on Edgenuity! This program is free of charge and available to all students. See your guidance counselor to sign up.

-SAT and ACT Fee Waivers request forms are available in the Guidance Office.

SAT Registration Deadline: October 22nd  for Test Date of November 2nd, 2019.

-Reminder for the Class of 2020:

November 2, 2019 is the last acceptable SAT score to be considered for the 2020 STAR Student. The STAR Student Program is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. The SAT regular registration deadline for the Nov. 2 SAT is Oct. 3, 2019.  *Other reminders:  The STAR student must be in the top 10% of the class.  The SAT score must be from one test sitting. The old "three-part" SAT will not be considered.  

ACT Registration Deadline: November 8th for the December 14th test.

Club News:

  • Any student interested in acquiring volunteer hours for a graduation cord or scholarship opportunities,

FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America)

Currently hosting an earring fundraiser Reversible Lazy T silver hoop for $15 a pair. 

-Please see Ms. Hannah Huggins for more details in Room 322.

Literati Reading Team: 

-Do you enjoy reading? Do you like challenges?

-Come be a part of the Literari Reading Team!

-First meeting will be Tuesday, October 15th, at 3:15 PM in the TCHS Media Center

-Come see what it’s all about and enjoy some snacks!

-If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Coleman or Mrs. Shealey in the Media Center!


-BETA Club Invitations has been sent to BDB teachers!

-If you haven’t received one and are eligible, please contact Ms. Beard in Room 112.

-The deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 10th.

-If you have any questions, please see Ms. Beard (112), Mr. McLemore (117), or Mrs. Perrin (215).


-Hosting a Book Drive for gently used or new books geared towards Pre-K - 5th Grade students.

-FCCLA will distribute these books in the Tift County School System who have little or no books at home to encourage reading.

-Dates: September 16th - October 16th

Game Development Club:

  • Meets Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in Mr. Holmes Room 306. 

  • If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Mr. Scarborough in Room 313 or through email at <andrew.scarborough@tiftschools.com>.


-Homecoming Flower Pick-Up: Friday, (10/11), in Schwing’s Room until 4:00 PM.

-Pork Chop Plate Tickets are DUE Friday, (10/11).

-Next Week:

-Expo Field Trip on Wednesday (10/16)

-Don’t forget to pick up and return your Field Trip & NI Forms

-Halloween Social after school at Canning Plant on Thursday (10/17)

Follow @tiftffa on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get weekly updates. 

Our calendar and other information can be found on our website www.tiftffa.com/1

FCA: All are welcome to join and attend the weekly Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 AM in the ROTC Room (924).

-You do NOT have to be an athlete to attend!

Sports News:

Congratulations to our Volleyball Team for finishing 2nd in the Region! It was a long hard fight and the placement is well deserved!

Student tickets for Friday’s Football Game can be purchased on Friday during lunch in the Commons for $8 each.

Friday, October 11th:

-Football will compete in their Homecoming Game against Miller Grove at Brodie Field with a Kickoff at 7:30 PM.

Quote of the Day:

“Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.”

-Timothy Keller