We have such a vibrant and enthusiastic team of competitors! Congratulations to those students who finished strong last year. Our Odyssey of the Mind team placed 3rd in the OM World Finals. Our Advanced Placement students continued to achieve at or above the national average in nearly every subject tested. The 2017 AP awards include 32 AP Scholars, 13 AP Scholars with Honors, 8 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 1 National AP Scholar.
The 2017-2018 school year begins with new faces and fresh opportunities! The Thomasville City Schools System has a new leader at the helm. We welcome the new superintendant, Dr. Laine Reichert, and the new THS Principal, Mr. Chip Clatto. Welcome to our new faculty: CITY Virtual and mathematics; Mr. Josh Allen, mathematics, Mrs. Charlotte Donald; social studies, Mr. Nate Espy; CITY Virtual Coordinator Mrs. Mandy Grage; science, Mr. Rob Peterson; dance, Mr. Esmond Pickett; broadcast video, Mrs. Joy Tinney; and 11th-12th grade guidance counselor, Mrs. Marcie West.
We are excited to introduce two additional courses this year. Mrs. Burnette will be teaching AP European History and Mrs. Gammel will be teaching Principles of Biomedical Science, the first in a series of Project Lead the Way courses designed for the premed career pathway. Mrs. Ariail will also be embedding this material into her Human Anatomy and Physiology class.
Please pay close attention to the SA Maps and note the room changes. Our administrative offices have relocated to the lobby of the South Building. Our guidance counselors, Mrs. Oldham 6th -9th and Mrs. West 10th-12th, are also in the South Building just across the hall in room 107 and room 105. In addition, we are extremely happy to house all of the dance classes on our campus this year! Both Ms. Bundrick and Mr. Pickett’s dance classrooms are upstairs in the South Building.
Parents, we need your help making sure that students purchase parking permits for the student parking spots. Public parking on the streets is not supervised by faculty. The areas on Glenwood Drive are needed for faculty parking.
A true safety concern is the back circle. The back driveway is not for parent use. All throughout the day students are crossing back and forth between the gymnasium/cafeteria and the classrooms. Please utilize the Glennwood Drive half-circle for all of your needs during school hours: checking in and out of school, receiving a visitor’s pass, etc.. Drop off and pick up continues on Washington Street by the practice field. On rainy days pick up may be necessary in the back circle under the awning. Please be patient and alert.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school about any concerns. We encourage your feedback so that we can develop new programs and progress toward an even better educational experience for your family.
Thanks for being a part of the Scholars Family, Dale Graham, Ph.D.