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News for Today 2/14/18

STUDENTS: REMEMBER TO CHARGE YOUR CHROMEBOOK EVERY NIGHT AND HAVE IT WITH YOU AT SCHOOL EVERY DAY!! Showing up for class without the Chromebook is like coming to class without pen, pencil, paper, and textbook.


Students should check their ​​tiftschools email DAILY!

Students, for sanitary reasons and per CDC guidelines please stay at home if you are sick! See daily video for CDC tips on wellness, but most importantly, please, wash your hands!



-Please remind students that next week, February 12th-16th, they will be returning to their first, fall, last semester's ELT classes and will have BDB on Friday. Please help these students to understand where these teachers are as room are being moved on Wednesday and Thursday.


-All students please note that a "Student Deadline" calendar has been created for your convenience. To add this to your Google Calendar app, please find the invitation located in your Tift Schools account e-mail and click on the link for access.


-What will you be up to this summer? Join ABAC & The Agriculture museum's apprentice program!  You must be in 9th grade or higher and be able to devote at least 30 hours during the summer to apply. The next info session will be on Thursday, February 22nd @ 5:30 PM in the East Conference Building at the Museum. If you would like more info or would like to RSVP, please contact Mrs. Lynn McDoanld, Volunteer Coordinator, at 229.391.5223 or <lmcdonald@abac.edu>.


-Do you enjoy creative writing? Thi April is National Poetry Monthy and there is a National Student Poetry Contest with a $500 Grand Prize! To enter please compose a poem on any subject that has no more than 20 lines, and turn them into Mrs. Coleman in the Media Center or anyLit or ELA Teacher. The deadline for entry is April 30th.


-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.


-The Secretary of State Ambassadors will be meeting every week on Wednesday in Conference Room A (Room 101.2) during ELT. This is near Mrs. Ledlow in the new Main Office.


-EOC Dates for spring testing have changed. They are now April 23rd through May 4th so that test results will return before graduation.


FAFSA Fridays Next Appt February 23 – FAFSA experts here to help students and parents complete the FAFSA. There will be one each month. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Guidance office soon!


Scholarships – Apply! Apply! Apply! Scholarship applications are now available for Seniors.

E-applications may be found in Seniors Tift Schools email account from Counselor Guzman and online at the TCHS Counseling Website. Hardcopies may be picked up from Mrs. Jackson located in the Counseling Office. All applications must be turned in by the deadline of Friday, March 2nd, and late applications will NOT be accepted.


New Scholarship Opportunity from Exchange Club: Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award- $10,000 Award granted to a student who has overcome hardships to graduate high school. Please see your counselor for more details and to apply. The application is due Thursday, March 1st.


Exchange Club American Citizenship Speech Contest: All participants must be a current Junior or Senior at TCHS to enter this contest. $500 Scholarship awarded to the winner with an opportunity to acquire more in the higher levels of competition. All speeches entered must carry a positive theme of patriotism and pride in our democratic government in which we live. Please see Mrs. Allison Adamson in Room 102 with any questions about the rules of the competition or for suggestions on speech topics. All speeches must be turned into Mrs. Adamson in Room 102 by February 26th.


Kiwanis Art & Music Showcase will be held on Friday, March 16th. This competition is open to all Tift County Students in grades 4-12 as an individual or with a group entry, however, participants may only enter one category for Music or Art. All first place winners in the 9-12 grade division for music will compete at the state level on April 28th. All first place winners in each grade level for 6-12 in the art division will exhibit their art at the state level (date to be announced). Entry forms may be picked up from Mrs. Krystal Scott in Room 104 or in the Media Center. All entry forms are due on Friday, March 9th!


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

Fri, 2/28/18 TODAY – LATE SAT Registration deadline for 3/10/18 test date


Fri, 2/23 – balance due for Grad Bash – 20 spots available – First Come, First Served; Total cost $200; Leaving Fri, 4/13 @ 11:00 am; Returning Sat, 4/14 @ 6:30 ​​am; see Hughes RM 314 or Bowen RM 119. MUST be passing all classes to attend!!


Fri, 3/9/18– ACT Registration deadline for 04/14/18 test date

Fri  3/30/18 – Deadline to submit Community Service Hours – Students might want to be filling out the log sheet to see if they are close to the hours needed for the Community Service Cord. Doing this will allow them to know how many hours they still need to earn and the amount of time they have to earn those hours. Students can pick up log sheets in the Guidance Office and can also be printed from the TCHS tiftschools website from Student links.


Contest Announcement:

-This year's Google Doodle Contest starts today, Monday, January 8th! Please come to the Media Center for more information should you care to enter.



Club Announcements:


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 at 3:10 - 4:30 PM starting on Wednesday, February 14th and meet every subsequent Wednesday. The meeting for today will be held in the Media Center directly after school, with all other Wednesdays meeting in Room 313. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Andrew Scarborough in Room 313.


FFA: National FFA Week February 12th-16th

Wednesday, 14th: Thank A Farmer Day

Thursday, 15th: 'Merica Day



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 310 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:

Wed, Feb 14th - Baseball Game Vs. Veterans @ TCHS Baseball Field @ 4:50 & 6:50 P
Thurs, Feb 15th - The Archery Team will be having an interest meeting for this year in the Commons after school @ 3:20 PM hosted by the new team Coach Mrs. Beth Michael!
Thurs, Feb 15th - Varsity Soccer Match Vs. Worth Co. on the TCHS Soccer Field. Girls @ 5:30 & Boys @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Feb 15th - JV Soccer Match Vs. Lee in Lee County. Girls @ 5:30 & Boys @ 7:00 PM
Thurs, Feb 15th - Air Rifle Match in Cairo @ 5:30 PM
Fri, Feb 16th - Tennis Match in Camden County @ 4:00 PM
Fri, Feb 16th - Baseball game in Pierce County @ 6:00 PM
Sat, Feb 17th - Boys Golf Tournament in the Spring Ryder Cup held in Tifton.
Sat, Feb 17th - Track & Field Event in Tallahassee, FL @ 10:00 AM
Sat, Feb 17th - Baseball Game @ the Wildcat Invitational in Valdosta Vs. Chattahoochee @ Noon & Griffin @ 5:30 PM.
Sat, Feb 17th - TCHS Gym Devil Meet in Jones County @ 1:00 PM
Sat, Feb 17th - Girls Basketball coming off of being 2nd in Region will play Pebblebrook in the State Tourney in the Palace @ 6:00 PM.
Sat, Feb 17th - Boys Basketball, coming 1st in Region, will play Campbell in the State Tourney in the State in the Palace @ 7:30 PM.