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Monday, November 12, 2018

Help Those Affected by Hurricane Michael:

  • While the Tift Community was affected by the most recent hurricane, our community was spared much of the grief and devastation that were seen in other areas of South Georgia and Florida. If you are able and would like to contribute to those in need, here's how:

Charities and volunteers are now on the scene to help with immediate rescues and long-term recovery. You can assist these efforts by clicking the 'Take Action' button below or through this link.

  • Other ways to assist:

  • Community blood centers in the region are urging the public to donate. All blood types are needed along with platelet and plasma donors.



Congratulations to the Tift County High CTI students who competed and did well at the GA National Fair. They competed in the areas of Pin Design, T-Shirt Design, Banner Design and Public Speaking. (Unfortunately we weren't able to compete in the Public Speaking Competition because Hurricane Michael canceled our Fall Rally and Fair Day.)

The Winners:

  • Maggie Griffin-1st Place-Pin Design

  • Carson Ballenger-3rd Place-Pin Design

  • Hasean Williams-4th Place-T-Shirt Design

  • Tift County CTI Chapter-2nd Place-Banner Design

**Roderick Baisden and Aunya Brooks will compete in Public Speaking at our Fall Leadership Conference in November.**

    These technical skills may get your foot in the door for an interview and may get you hired, but your soft skills are what will keep you hired and open most doors to come. Monster.com offers the following list to measure yourself against.
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Observation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership

If you have one of the BLACK Loaner Chromebooks, make sure you return it before you leave today! We have too many currently checked out, and if you keep it for more than a day we give you another mark in HERO which could cause you to get lunch or after school detention!

Students should check email daily.

Parking permits are sold in the media center after school only.

The TCHS Peer-Tutoring Program is now available to all students.  The program is designed to provide tutoring opportunities for students who are experiencing difficulties in the areas of Math, Science, CTAE, Foreign Language, and Social Studies. Peer-Tutoring Sessions are conducted Monday-Thursday from 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM in the Career Center (TCHS Counseling Office). Please contact your school counselor if you are interested in setting up peer tutoring sessions or becoming a peer-tutor.  * All students requesting peer-tutoring services MUST have a permission form on file.  * Students interested in becoming tutors must make an appointment with Mr. Guzman in the Counseling Office.

TCHS Media Center Instagram:

  • @tchs_media_center

  • #DevilProse

  • Check us out and follow for library aesthetic, upcoming contents, and bookish content

  • #shelfies

  • #Devilreads

Free December SAT Registration & CSS Profile Fee Waiver
  • College Board is offering free and waived fees for counties (including Tift) that were designated by FEMA for damage done by Hurricane Michael.
  • Instructions state to register for the SAT and then call Customer Service @ (866)-756-7346 to obtain a refund no later than Tuesday, November 20th.
  • For the CSS Profile, fees will be waived electronically on the platform located online @ <www.cssprofile.org>
  • For any further questions regarding the process, please see your Guidance Counselor.


Tuesday, November 13th - Georgia Apply to College Day held in the Media Center

Wednesday, November 14th - HOSA is sponsoring their annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on November 14th during the school day. All students must be pre-registered to donate and may register with the Google Form that was sent to their student e-mail (tift schools account) via Mrs. Coleman. Registration MUST be completed by November 7th.

  • 16 Year old's who want to donate need to fill out a parent permission form in addition to their pre-registration form. Please go to any Healthcare Room at the end of the 300 hall to pick up a parent permission form.

Monday, November 19th - Late Registration deadline for the ACT Test date of December 8th.
Tuesday, November 20th - Late Registration deadline for the SAT Test date of December 1st.

We are now accepting applications for the Tift Academy Night Program for current TCHS students. Students must be approved by their counselor and the school principal before starting the program. Applications are currently available through their counselor, in the front office, as well as in the guidance department. The program will be from 3:30 - 6:30 Monday - Thursday.

Fri, Dec 14 - We are excited about Universal Studios Grad Bash 2019!  Only 100 tickets are available.  To reserve your spot, bring in the $100 deposit by 12/14. See B. Bowen in A117 or R. Hughes in A224 for more info!

Here is the website video...




FBLA dues of $15 may still be paid to Mrs. Thompson in Room 312

FBLA T-Shirts are currently being sold for the '18-'19 school year! Shirt color is cerulean blue and options of plain black or glitter black lettering is available. Price is $12.

Thursday, November 15th - The Geography Decathlon will be held at the Tifton/Tift County Public Library @ 5:30 PM.


  • Competition is open to all high school students
  • You will be playing for scholarship money
  • For any other information regarding the process or the event, please refer to Dr. Fandel in Room A 114.



Friday, December 14th - Spanish Club Dues must be paid by December 14 in room 208

Every Monday & Wednesday - Upward Bound will meet every Monday & Wednesday in Room 310 after school.


Every Monday - Chess Club will meet every Monday after school in Room A 214. Please see Mr. Tanner for more details

Every Tuesday - FCA will meet in the ROTC room (924) in the gym before school at 7:30 AM. You do not have to be an athlete to participate.

Every Tuesday - Writing club will meet every Tuesday after school in Room A214. If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Tanner.

Every Tuesday - Mock Trial meetings are being held each Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the courthouse located at 300 Morgan Drive. Improve your resume, have fun, and compete at the same time. Email john.tanner@tiftschools.com> with any questions.

Every Wednesday - Debate meetings are held Wednesday after school in room A214.  Please contact Mr. Tanner for more details.

Every Wednesday - Game Development Club will meet every Wednesday after school in Mr. Holmes Room (306).


Congratulations to Tift County JROTC for taking 3rd Place Overall at their annual JROTC Drill Meet Competition!


  • Overall Drill Meet Standing:
    • 3rd Place: Overall Armed Division
    • 3rd Place: Overall Unarmed Division
  • Individual Event Standing:
    • 1st Place: Unarmed Exhibition Drill
      • Commander- Sarah Clinton
    • 2nd Place: Unarmed Inspection Drill
      • Commander- Amber Lairsey
    • 3rd Place - Unarmed Color Guard
      • Commander- Sarah Clinton
    • 3rd Place- Armed Inspection Drill
      • Commander: Branden O'Quinn
    • 5th Place- Armed Exhibition Drill
      • Commander- Seth Hoover


Wednesday, Nov 14 - Joseph Pittman - signing to Augusta University for baseball - at Barbaritos in Tifton after school on Wednesday.  Please come out and show your support.


Friday, November 16th - 

Football will play East Coweta in Coweta for Round 2 of the Playoffs.


Friday, November 16th - 

The Swim Team will compete in an away meet in Thomas Country Central.