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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Character Education Word of the Week:

Ingenuity: 1: The skill of thinking, performing, or using things in new ways, especially to solve problems 2: a: A skill or cleverness in devising or combing. b: Cleverness or aptness of design or contrivance.

-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

-$40 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

-The PBIS/School Store has new items! Such as Dog Tags, Scrunchies, Decorative Tape, Bracelets, Notepads, and keychain wristlets!

-For prices, please see the posters in the Media Center.

-Jean Drive: Please bring in your gently used jeans to Mrs. Ledlow or Mrs. McDonald in the Main Office for Bateman’s Closet!

-Choose kindness! “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”- Aesop

Tift County High School OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, January 21st, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

-Brag on Blue in the Commons: A Showcase of Student Work

Announcement from WALB on Railroad Crossing Closure:

-Please be aware that the Railroad Crossing on US Highway 82/5th Street will be CLOSED due to maintenance.

-It will reopen on January 16th!

Counseling Dept. News: 

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 Counseling Department for more information. 


-Sign up in Counseling Department Office

-Contact Guzman to become a peer tutor

-TCHS offers the SAT and ACT Prep Courses on Edgenuity! 

-This program is free of charge and available to all students.

-Sign up in the Counseling and Career Center.

-SAT and ACT Fee Waivers request forms are available in the Counseling Department.

SAT Registration Deadline: Registration is February 14th, 2020, for a March 14th, 2020, test date.


ACT Registration Deadline: Registration is today, January 16th, 2020, for the February 8th, 2020, test.

Club News:

Special Olympics:

Volunteers are needed for the Special Olympics!

-Applications are now available outside of Fresh’s door (Room 119).

-Applications are due back by Friday, January 24th

-If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kelly Fresh (Room 119).

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.:

  • The Sigma Alpha Omega Chapter of AKA in Tifton, GA, will be hosting the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20th, 2020, at J.T. Reddick Elementary School from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM with a Civil Rights Movement Movie Chat!

    • Students must be 4th or 5th grade or Middle or High School Students to attend.

    • Door prizes, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

    • In partnership with: Tift County Schools GNSA, Tifton Housing Authority, Second Harvest, and the Tifton Fire Department.

Cast of Chicago:

-Read through is Thursday, January 16th at 4:00 PM in Drama Room 703.


-JROTC is currently waging a Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Campaign!

-Funds will be collected for the cause during lunch at the ROTC Concession Stand.

-Please wear PURPLE in support Wednesday, February 5th, in support!

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>.


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:

Thursday, January 16th:

-Blue Devil Varsity Wrestling will compete in the GHSA State Team Duals in Macon.

Friday, January 17th:

-The TCHS Swim Team will compete in the Region Championship held at South Georgia College.

--Blue Devil Varsity Wrestling will compete in the GHSA State Team Duals in Macon.

-JV and Varsity Basketball will compete in an away game in Lowndes with JV beginning at 3:30 PM and Varsity beginning at 6:00 PM.

Saturday, December 18th:

--Blue Devil Varsity Wrestling will compete in the GHSA State Team Duals in Macon.

Soccer Announcement:

-Boys Soccer Tryouts will be held from January 13th - 17th.

-Please see Coach Earls for details

-All boys trying out must have submitted their name to Coach Earls by January 9th.

Quote of the Day:

“Just as a cooling pot gives off heat, so all through youth and adolescence we give off calories of virtue. That’s what’s called ingenuousness.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald