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Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Character Education Word of the Week:

Motivation: 1: The condition of being motivated 2: Willingness to do something, or something that causes such willingness.

-Please bring your Chromebook to school every day charged!

Flu Prevention Techniques from the CDC:

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

-$24 Cash or Check made out to TCHS

-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

2020 Spring: Driver’s Ed at Southern Regional Technical College

Dates & Times:

-March 7th, 14th, and 21st      8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

-April 6th - 10th (TCHS Spring Break)    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

-All courses cost $350

-The Georgia Driver’s Ed Grant Scholarship program is available to cover the $350-course registration fee if approved. 

-Participants must be between the ages of 15-18 and possess a Learner’s Permit.

-Those not eligible must pay the $350 tuition, part of which may be tax-deductible.

ESS Art Contest for 2020!

-ESS is hosting its annual art contest beginning on January 27th and ending on March 20th.

-Contest information can be found on <https://www.ArtContest.ess.com>

-To enter, students must submit a drawing or painting with an image representing “What would it be like if animals could be teachers, principals, or school staff?”

-The contest ends on March ends on March 20th at 8:00 PM EST.

-The top 5 finalists in each Grade Group will be featured on ESS’ Facebook and Instagram during the week of March 30th for public voting.

-Winners will be announced April 20th

-Winning students will receive a $500 gift card along with a $500 gift card for their school

-Any questions, please e-mail <ArtContest@ess.com>

ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture invites you to apply for their Youth Apprentice Program!

Application Deadline: Friday, April 17th at 5:00 PM

-Drop-In Information Sessions:

Located at the GMA Peanut Museum

Saturday, March 14th, from 10 AM until Noon


Thursday, March 26th, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

RSVP for Info Session with Sara Hand at <sfhand@abac.edu> or call 229.391.5208

More information can be found at <gma.abac/get-involved>

2020 Community Care Day:

Saturday, March 14th from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Tift Recreation Department

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 April 3rd, 2020, for a May 2nd, 2020, test date.


ACT Registration Deadline: Late registration is March 11th - March 13th for the ACT Test Date of April 4th, 2020.

Club News:


Congratulations to Chrishawn Chappelle for being named one of the Region Officers for FBLA during the 2020 - 2021 school year!

We know that you will make Tift County proud!


Congratulations to the HOSA Team for ranking as one of the Top 10 teams in the state of Georgia.

Individual shout out to Ms. Emily Rowland for placing 9th in the state for Job Seeking Skills on her first time on the team!

L-R: Jesse Boone, Luis Torres, Andrew Jimenez, Nilu Patel, Emily Rowland


Rabbit Showing 101:

Come and join the fun at the 4H Office!

Thursday, March 19th @ 5:30 PM

If you’ve ever been interested in showing prize rabbits and are interested, come with questions- even with no experience!

Spanish Honor Society:

Kiwanis / Key Club: 

Kiwanis of Tifton is hosting their Annual Art & Music Showcase on Friday, March 27th, at the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center at 6:00 PM.

-To enter for Art: Please see Mrs. Osmus (701)

-To enter for Music: Please see Mr. Rains (706)

-The deadline for entry is Friday, March 20th!


Baseball Volunteer:

-Do you need volunteer hours to help earn your cord for graduation?!

Coach Kirk, the TCHS Baseball Coach, is currently looking for students to help run the Concessions stand at home Baseball Games. 

-If you would like to help, please contact Coach Kirk at <kyle.kirk@tiftschools.com>

Sports News:

Tuesday, March 10th:

-The Blue Devil Tennis Team will compete in matches against Irwin County on the Tift County High School Tennis courts beginning at 4:00 PM.

-C Team Baseball will compete against TCC in a home game beginning at 4:00 PM.

-The Varsity Baseball Team will compete in an away game in Lee County beginning at 5:45 PM.

Wednesday, March 11th:

-The Blue Devil Tennis Team will compete in matches against Ware County and JV will compete against Lowndes at Tift County High School beginning at 4:00 PM.

-TCHS Track and Field will compete in Quad 1 at Tift County High School beginning at 4:00 PM.

-C Team Baseball will compete in an away game at Fitzgerald High School beginning at 4:30 PM.

-JV Soccer will compete against Crisp County at the Tift County High School soccer field with girls beginning at 5:30 PM and boys at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, March 12th:

-The Blue Devil Tennis Team will compete against Lowndes at the Tift County High School tennis courts beginning at 4:00 PM.

-The TCHS Air Rifle Team will compete in their Area Championship in Colquitt County beginning at 5:30 PM.

-C Team Baseball will compete against Coffee County at Tift County High School beginning at 4:00 PM.

-The JV Baseball Team will compete against Coffee County at Tift County High School beginning at 6:00 PM.

Friday, March 13th:

-Varsity Baseball will compete in a doubleheader against Lowndes at Tift County High School with games beginning at 5:30 and 8:00 PM.

Saturday, March 14th:

-TCHS Gym Devils will hold their Exhibition Meet from 10 AM until 12 Noon at the Tift Gymnastics Academy (732 E. 5th Street, Tifton)!


$ 5- General

$ 2- If you are wearing your GymDevils t-shirt

$ 3- Students w/ Student ID

-The Boys Golf Team will compete in the Athens Area Classic on the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Georgia.

Quote of the Day:

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it ”

-Tricia Cunningham