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News for Today  5/4/18




EOC Dates are April 23rd through May 4th. Please remember to charge and/or bring your Chromebook to school so that you are prepared for testing!


Students should check their tiftschools email DAILY!


May the 4th be with you!




- Senior Announcement:

            - All books must be returned to the Media Center no later than Friday, May 4th.

            - Senior Chromebooks will be taken up on Monday, May 7th. Please listen out to be called up the Media Center for return. All seniors must turn in their Chromebook and their Chromebook charger on that day. Please make sure to have your charger rolled up and secured with the attached Velcro strip.


-Junior Announcement:

            - All books must be returned to the Media Center no later than Friday, May 11th.

            -Juniors will have their Chromebooks taken up on Monday, May 14th! All juniors will need to return their Chromebooks and Chromebook chargers on that day. Please make sure to have your charger rolled up and secured with the attached Velcro strip.


-Sophomore Announcement:

- All books must be returned to the Media Center no later than Friday, May 11th.

            -Juniors will have their Chromebooks taken up on Tuesday, May 15th! All juniors will need to return their Chromebooks and Chromebook chargers on that day. Please make sure to have your charger rolled up and secured with the attached Velcro strip.


-Georgia Superintendent Woods announced the 2018 Georgia Scholars: Congratulations to Catherine Kemeness & Olivia Thomas for their great accomplishment!


-Please join us to witness our first Georgia Future Educators Signing Day on Tuesday, May 8th, in the Media Center directly after school featuring guest speaker, Mrs. Gwen Deselle, a PAGE representative. Come out and support these students as they make a commitment to the future of education in Georgia!


-Youth Empowerment Series is seeking rising high school students, grades 9-12, for a yearlong interactive series that seeks to develop a generation of young people who are engaged in the needs of their community. For more information, please contact yes@dhs.ga.gov. Download the application at <dhs.georgia.gov/apply-yes>. Application due date is May 18th.


-Any CTAE Pathway completers who did not attend the Pathway Ceremony may get their certificate(s) and/or cord(s) from Mrs. C. Fletcher in Room 310. If you are Pathway completers who completed more than one pathway may pick up their additional cords with Mrs. C. Fletcher as well.


-Any USAF JROTC Senior who completed the JROTC Pathway may come and pick up their completed pathway certificate from Major Candelario or Mrs. Hinson in the JROTC office during lunch or after school.


-Please congratulate the Class of 2018 as they announce their Valedictorian: Catherine Kemeness, Salutatorian: Jack Lambert, and STAR Student: Calvin Chee!



-Are you interested in STEM or Mechatronics? Then there are some summer intensive camps just for you! Both courses offered will be held at Southern Regional Technical College.

            -SeaPerch Underwater Robotics: A program that teaches basic science and engineering concepts, tool safety, technical applications, problem solving, and team work. Dates: July 9th – 12th. Time: 9 AM – 3 PM.

Cost: $150.  Open to 7th – 12th graders

            -(STEM) Drone Academy: A 4-day workshop that will teach students how to pilot state of the art drones. They will learn and practice indoor flights using their very own drone. The drone will be theirs to take home at the end of camp. Dates: June 11th – 14th. Time: 8:30 AM – Noon. Cost: $150.


For more information on these courses, please contact Mrs. Kim Keen at (229) 386- 3169 or via e-mail at kkeen@southernregional.edu.


-Join us at the Flag Pole in the morning to participate in the National Day of Prayer for Unity tomorrow, May 3rd, at 7:30 AM. All students, staff, and teachers are welcome to attend!


-Are you in search of a summer job? Are you good at manual labor and can lift heavy objects? If so, then Tift Schools is looking to hire 22 students to move furniture and boxes during the school restructuring. Applications can be picked up in the main office with Mrs. Ledlow. Please be aware that applications require two recommendations.


-Juniors and their parents must have a meeting with their school counselor. This meeting is required and students and/or parents may sign up for a time through Guidance and/or the TCHS Guidance website.

Yearbooks are now on sale! You may reserve one for $20, please see Mrs. Hughes in Room 314 or a yearbook representative to reserve or purchase. Packages are tiered as follows: 

Package 1: $65

Package 2: $70

Package 3: $75

Thur, 05/03/18 – Sat Registration Deadline for Test Date of Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.


Fri, 5/04/18– ACT Registration deadline for 06/09/18 test date.


Club Announcements:


FFA: Join FFA as they host their annual scavenger hunt on Monday, May 7th. If you wish to participate, please meet at the Canning Plant at 4 PM. All scavenger activities will cease by 6:30 PM. FFA will then feed all involved a nice hamburger dinner while we reminisce about the fun ya’ll just had.


Game Development Club: NEW club for TCHS where students will learn the basics of game design and development. They will learn such things as code comprehension, basic unity interface, and 3D modeling. They will meet in the Media Center at 3:10 - 4:30 PM starting on Wednesdays. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Andrew Scarborough in Room 313.


Key Club: Meets every Tuesday and Thursday @ 3:20 PM in Room 104.

WBL: WBL Applications can be picked up in Room 318. You must be accepted into the program to be placed in the class. if you have any questions please see Mrs. Cassandra Thomas.


Upward Bound: Meet every Monday and Wednesday in Room 604 from 3:30 -4:30 PM.

French Club: Meets every first Monday of the month in Mr. William's Room 216 after school.


Chess Club: Meets every Monday in Mrs. Carrie Rowland's Room 317 after school.

Math Club: Meets every Monday @ 3:20 PM and Tuesday @ 7:20 AM in Mr. Paul Horst's Room 208.

FCA: Meets every Tuesday before school in the ROTC room located in the Gym.


Writing Club: Meets every Tuesday after school in Mr. Tanner's Room (New # A208).

Spanish Club: Meets every Wednesday after school in Room 302 to watch movies in Spanish. Please know that everyone is welcome to attend.



Sports Announcements:


CONGRATULATIONS to the Air Rifle Team for finishing 9th in the State Competition. Rifleman Christian Dotson shot a season high score of 282, and all other riflemen were within 3 points of her.


CONGRATULATIONS to Track Team for placing 7 athletes in 8 events at the Sectional Competition at Mill Creek this past Saturday. This is the most athletes Tift has had compete at the state level in years and is quite an accomplishment for us and them!


Heading to State are:


Kiara Green : Discus


Chad Williams : Shot Put


Antonio Howard : Shot Put


Emily Golden : 1600 & 3200 Meters


Shemeal Johnson : 400 Meters


Cali Conner : High Jump


Otis Taylor : Triple Jump



April 30th – May 3rd – Softball Tryouts will happen on these days starting at 4 PM on the TCHS Softball Field. All girls who want to tryout must hand in a physical form to Coach Kirk to be allowed to participate. No exceptions. Rosters will be posted in the schools on May 4th. Please be aware that the activity buses will NOT be active at this time and students will need to make arrangements to ascertain that they are where they need to be for tryouts.


Fri, May 4th Boys Golf will compete in the North Georgia High School Golf Classic at Achasta Country Club in Dahlonega, Georgia.


Fri, May 4th Per Coach Beeman, all track competitors will not be participating at the State Meet need to turn in all their issued gear by Friday, May 4th. Please do so in a timely manner, or your name will be added to the debt list.


Sat, May 5th TCHS Archery Team will compete in the Sastilla River Tournament held in Broxton, GA.


Sat, May 5th TCHS Bass Busters will compete in the West Point Tournament held at the Highland Marina.


May 7th  - May 10th Volleyball Tryouts in the TCHS Gym after school until 5:30 PM. If you are interested please pick up a packet in the Athletics Office or from Mrs. Dawson in the Front Office.