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News for Today   4/26/18




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!




- Attention Class of 2018!  Many of you have completed an advanced academics, world language, and/or fine art pathway. Seniors who complete one or more of these pathways will earn a cord to wear at graduation on May 19th. In order to receive a cord in these areas, you will need to complete the Graduation Cord Application and Verification Form and return it to the TCHS Counseling Office by Wednesday, April 25th.


These applications will be distributed to seniors during the senior graduation meeting on Thursday, April 19th, during ELT in the PAC, but they are also available in the Counseling Office. Please come by and see your school counselor if you have any questions.


-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!


-Duke University invites students to participate in their Summer Session! If you are seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty, are hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities at Duke, and are seeking to prepare for college while creating an international network of peers then this is the summer program for you! One session is a traditional summer session of three weeks of academic enrichment for students currently in 9th – 12th grades while the other session is an intensive STEM Academy of one week for students currently in 9th – 12thgrades. The deadline for admission is May 1st. Please visit <http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students>


-Do you enjoy creative writing? This April is National Poetry Monthly 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 any Lit 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.

FAFSA Fridays Next Appt April  27 – 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!

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:


TCHS Blue Devil Players: Announces their Spring musical of Disney’s The Little Mermaid opening on April 26th and playing through April 29th. Please come and support TCHS in this amazing display of talent! Student tickets are $5; Adults are $10. To procure tickets, please see Mr. Jake Alley in Room 703 or e-mail him at jake.alley@tiftschools.com.


Special Hearts & Spirit Club: Special Hearts and NEC’s Spirit Club are hosting their annual Dance on Saturday, April 28th, in the TCHS Commons. Everyone in the student body is welcome and invited to participate in the fun! Doors open at 7:00 PM.


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 TCHS Gym Devils Elyssa Roberts & Rylee Watson! Out of 12 participants at the state competition, Elyssa placed 3rd with a 9.635 & Rylee placed 6th with a 9.375 on vault. Eylssa placed 4th on bars with a 9.375, 5th on beam with an 8.55, and 6th on floor with a 9.4. Eylssa also came in 3rd in the All Around Standings for the State of Georgia.


CONGRATULATIONS to the girl's track team for an outstanding performance at the Region meet yesterday. We were tied with Lowndes going into the last 4X4 race and lost the meet by 3 points. They performed with a lot of class and gave a great performance. The top 4 in all events qualified for the sectionals in Atlanta next Saturday. We had someone qualify in every event except the Long Jump!


100 - Kaliya Taylor 3rd


200 - Dasia Flanders 2nd, Denise Duggins 4th


400 - Shadiamond McIntyre 4th


800 - Keishonna Branner 4th


1600 & 3200 - Emily Golden 2nd


100 Hurdles - Rylee Watson 2nd


300 Hurdles - Allison Stone 2nd, Rylee Watson 4th


4 x 1 - Nikki Jones, Shamiah Johnson, Denise Duggins, Kaliya Taylor 2nd


           Shavonna Morris, Dasia Flanders, Rylee Watson, Cali Conner 3rd


4 x 4 - Dasia Flanders, Shamiah Johnson, Shadiamond McIntyre, Branner 2nd


High Jump - Cali Conner (Region Champ) 1st, Allison Stone 2nd


Triple Jump - Nikki Jones 3rd


Shot Put - Kiara Green 2nd


Discus - Kiara Green 2nd


Pole Vault - Caitlin Carr 3rd, Cali Conner 4th


Congratulations to Spencer Shaw for being recognized as a Positive Athlete in the State of Georgia. This award is given to 28 athletes and coaches by high profile Athletes in the spring of each year. This award was created to remind all athletes that “it’s cool to be positive” and also creates opportunities for positive companies and individuals to get involved in Georgia athletics.


Thurs, April 26th – Please join us to congratulate and witness Mr. Keyshaun Mays as he signs with Andrew College to continue in his baseball career! The signing will take place in the TCHS Media Center @ 3:30 PM.


Sat, April 28th – Air Rifle will head to Fort Benning to compete in State Competition!


Sat, April 28th – Track and Field will compete in Sectionals this weekend in Mill Creek.


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.