Ms. Dawn Gillis, Principal
Mrs. Sandra Williams, Assistant Principal
300 Quincy Ingram Street
Thomasville, Alabama 36784
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teachers and staff, and all the events that take place at TES. Please feel free
to browse the web site and feel free to communicate with any of us at TES. We
are here to serve the children of Thomasville and their parents. Our goal is to
make you feel an important part of the operation of this school.
City Schools is planning our next KidCheck Plus event at
Thomasville Elementary School on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Plus offers a FREE school based comprehensive health screening to Alabama’s
school children. KidCheck Plus will partner Thomasville City Schools with
Alabama Southern Community College’s Nursing Program. The health screenings are
performed by nursing students, under faculty supervision, and are not a
diagnosis. A parent report letter will be sent home following the screening.
will be screened in the following areas: height & weight, temperature, blood
pressure, heart & lung sounds, respiratory and heart rates, vision (1st,
3rd & 4th grades only), dental, hearing (kindergarten
only), chest and abdomen, and inspection of the eyes, ears, nose & throat.
forms were sent home at the beginning of the year, but those who do not have a
permission form on file will receive a new form to take home in the next few
weeks. If you have any questions, please contact the TES Nurse, Dianna Steadham,
at 334-636-0063 or TCS Nurse, Candy Thompson, at 334-636-4451.
Third-grade Students Study "Fast Plants"
T.E.S. Third Graders are studying an AMSTI Science Unit on Plant Growth &
Development. Last week, all students planted their own Wisconsin Fast Plant. The
Wisconsin Fast Plant is a small, yellow-flowered plant that whizzes through its
entire life cycle, from seed to seed, in just six weeks.
Fast Plants are rapid-cycling members of the crucifer family of plants, closely
related to cabbage, turnips, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.
Originally from Nepal, this plant was brought to the US by a scientist
interested in its unusual growth. Bred for over 30 years at the University of
Wisconsin – Madison, by Professor Paul H. Williams, Fast Plants today require
little more attention than continuous fluorescent light, water, and fertilizer.
The seeds that the TES students grow in their classrooms can be immediately
planted or stored for up to 10 years in a refrigerator. Scientists are studying
this fast-growing plants as a ready source of food for an exploding population.
TES students will be observing, watering and measuring their plants on a weekly
basis, learning how to thin and transplant the plants for optimum growth. In
addition, they will learn how important bees and pollination are to the plants.
Teachers will use dried bees for the students to do a mock pollination. Students
will observe pollen on the bees through the use of magnifying glasses.
Finally, students will learn about harvesting seeds. They will all do a "Seed
Hunt take-home activity". This consists of students finding four different seeds
from various places. They will glue their seeds on a sheet that will be provided
for them. They will have to tell where they found the seed and its source. Then
they will return the sheets to school. This activity helps to improve the
students' ability to observe and compare a variety of seeds. After completing
the study, students will be allowed to take their plants home. As a result of
the study, teachers hope students will have a better understanding of how plants
develop and grow. But more importantly, teachers hope they will develop a love
Mrs. Shelia Lucy set up the Science lab for the teachers, and Caleb Clardy
helped students to plant the flowers.
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