Thomasville High School

Coopwood selected for Leadership Academy

Abigail Coopwood photo Abigail Coopwood, a 10th grade student at Thomasville High School, have been selected for the Capstone Leadership Academy, which will be held in March 5 and 6 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
The Capstone Council, an alumni group composed of former Capstone Men and Women, the Office of the President, and the Honors College, host an annual Capstone Leadership Academy focused on "Values, Vision and Voice." One hundred-fifty outstanding high school sophomores from across Alabama, who have shown an interest in leadership through service, are selected to participate in this spring event.

Message from Kyle Ferguson, THS principal 1-10-2020

Hello Tiger Family,

I hope this finds you well. We have certainly had a tough week this week with the loss of one of our wonderful students, Gavin Pugh. Please continue to pray for his family, and for the THS family as well...there are some tough days ahead.
In case you are not aware, visitation is scheduled for this Sunday at O'Bryant Funeral Chapel from 6-8PM. The funeral will be held at Liberty Baptist Church on Monday at 10AM. Students who attend the service will be excused. We are taking two buses for the Senior Class, and will depart from THS at 9AM.
Seniors were given a permission form today, but if they happen to lose it, you can simply write a parent note giving them permission to ride the bus to the service.
Sweet Water Bank has set up an account to help cover funeral expenses for the Pughs. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at any Sweet Water branch.

• Due to the forecast of severe weather tomorrow, all THS events, including the wrestling match and basketball games, have been canceled.

• Report cards went out yesterday, please ask your students for them if you haven't already seen them. The report card should have my signature and a comment in blue ink...if not, it's a fake .
Please help emphasize to your student, the importance of maintaining a good GPA (grade point average). This is especially important for 9th and 10th graders to grasp now, rather than later.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions. Thanks, and have a great weekend. GO TIGERS!!!

KF

School officials speak to the loss of a member of the THS Tiger family

“Our hearts are heavy today due to the loss of one of our beloved students,” said Kyle Ferguson, principal of Thomasville High School. “Gavin Pugh, a Senior at THS, was tragically killed this morning (Jan. 8) in a traffic accident on his way to school. Please remember his family, classmates, and teachers in your prayers as we all struggle to deal with his loss.

“I would also encourage you to discuss this event with your student in order to help them process the intense emotions that they may be experiencing due to the untimely loss of a classmate. This can be so hard to understand, especially for teens and adolescents. Please reach out to us at THS if you feel that your student may be in need of additional support, or grief counseling, so that we can provide that resource for them.”

Garth Moss, superintendent of Thomasville City Schools, also spoke regarding the death of the student. “We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss today of THS senior Gavin Pugh,” he said. “There are no words to express the sense of loss that our school is experiencing this morning, Thomasville is a family and when one hurts, we all hurt.

“We appreciate and covet the prayers of everyone for Gavin’s family and for his classmates and teachers,” the superintendent added. 

Marine Corps Lt. Col. speaks to THS seniors

Marine Corps Lt. Col. speaks to THS seniors Lt. Colonel Kenny Gaines of the U.S. Marine Corps was the guest speaker Jan. 8 at an assembly for seniors in the Thomasville High School cafeteria. Gaines is a 1995 graduate of THS and a native of the Lower Bashi community. He spoke to the THS students regarding his life experiences.

Note from Ferguson 12-17-19

IMPORTANT!
Hello Tiger Family!
I wanted to take a moment to share some information/reminders:
 
• Parents are to pick up students in car line, not in the student parking lot.  This is part of our safety plan...we don't want anyone other than students in the student parking lot.
• Grades 9-12 are picked up in front of the main (high school) building, grades 7-8 are picked up in front of the middle school (C) building.
• We are not accepting visitors on campus during school hours unless they have an appointment with a school official.  Teaching and learning is our top priority as we prepare students for mid-terms and finals.
• Parents, please always sign in and out through the front office.  It's important that we know who is on campus, and when they leave.  Please don't leave through the gym, cafeteria, or other areas during the school day, but sign out through the front office.  This includes band and athletic visitors.  Again, we are talking about during regular school hours.
• Today was the deadline for students to turn in signed exemption forms.  Students who did not turn in their signed forms will not be exempted, and will be expected to be in attendance as scheduled.
• THS Basketball visits Leroy tonight, THS Wrestling is at W.S. Neal
• THS Basketball hosts Marengo County Thursday night, games start at 5PM, admission is $7.  All patrons will enter through the double doors on the West side of the gym lobby (doors nearest the middle school building).
• Lastly, to address an apparent miscommunication that occurred within a classroom today, we DID NOT have any incident today that compromised the safety of our students and staff.  We simply went door to door checking to make sure all doors are closed and locked at all times, and reminded teachers to always be vigilant, and to notify the front office immediately if they saw someone on campus who was not a student or staff member.  This is the time of year when former students tend to show up, and want to visit with teachers and friends, bring gifts, or just drop by when they are home from college.  We reminded everyone personally today that we are not allowing visitors to wander the campus and interrupt classes.  Having a safe and orderly school is the foundation that all else is built upon.  These are non-negotiable expectations for the entire Tiger Family!  
Please don't hesitate to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions.  Email is the best way to get in touch, so please make sure you provide an email address if you are having to read this message from the website, rather than your email account.  Thanks, and have a great evening!  GO TIGERS!!!
KF

Letter from THS Principal Kyle Ferguson 12-13-19

Hello Tiger Family!
I hope you've had a fabulous week! It's hard to believe that the 1st semester of the 2019-2020 school year is only one week away from coming to a close!
All students in grades 9-12 were given final exam exemption forms today to take home for your perusal. Please make sure that you ask to see these forms and instructions, because they provide detailed instructions about the schedule and procedures that we will follow next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please be reminded that next Thursday and Friday are 1/2 days of school.
Please note the following points as well...
Students will not be allowed to take exams early...extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis, and will not include leaving early for family vacation.
Students must be in school uniform for all exams
Students who have accumulated 3 or more unexcused absences in any class MUST make those days up in Saturday school. Tomorrow is the last Saturday we will offer Saturday School for 1st semester attendance. We will allow students to stay the 2nd half of the 1/2 day on Thursday, Dec. 19th, to make up one day. Students will not be awarded credit in classes where they have 3 or more unexcused absences. Attendance has been outstanding!!! Thanks for helping us establish this expectation for all students!
The forms your students received today will give you all information needed to understand exactly what you need to know about the last two days of school, so PLEASE take the time to read them closely! Your signature is required, and the forms must be turned in by the established deadline, or students will not be eligible for exemptions. (grades 9-12)
Parents, please don't pick up students in the student parking lot...7th and 8th grade students should be picked up at the middle school/"C" building only.
Students will report back to school on January 7th to begin the new year.
Please see the attached exam schedules for 9-12, and 7/8.
Have a great weekend, and GO TIGERS!!!
KF

7th-8th grade exam schedule 12-13-19

Christmas Party held for THS 'Geek Squad'

Greek Squad Christmas 12-11-19 A Christmas Party was held Dec. 11 for the 2019-2020 Thomasville High School "Geek Squad" in Building C. This group of select seventh grade students are learning about computer hardware and software and receiving introductory computer science instruction from sponsor Scott Manns Sr., Technology Help Desk Manager/Technician for the Thomasville City Schools District. Pictured are Scott Manns Sr., Walt Anderson, Ira Scott Manns Jr., MaKayla Woods, Kendra Welch, Kamryn Harper and Lakedra Hattaway.

Officers for THS chapter of NTHS recognized

NTHS officers 12-3-19 Officers for the THS chapter of the National Technical Honor Society 2019-2020 have been announced: Paxton Westbrook, president; Haven Collins, vice president; Gabi Watts, secretary; Brianna Crim, treasurer; and Maryanna Morris, reporter.

Officers for Future Teachers chapter announced

Future Teachers officers 12-3-19 Officers for the THS chapter of Future Teachers of Alabama have been announced: Gabi Watts, president; Sarah Kynard, vice president; and Haven Collins, secretary.

2020 TCS Yearbooks on sale

The Thomasville City Schools District 2020 Yearbook is now on sale for $45 through Jostens website:
The 2019 Yearbooks will be delivered in September. Extra yearbooks will be available at $55 each. 

Mu Alpha Theta officers announced

MU Alpha Theta officers 2019 The officers for Thomasville High School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta have been announced for the 2019-2020 school year: Jason Dong, secretary; Savannah Crawford, vice president; and Haven Collins, president.

THS National Honor Society officers presented

NHS officers 2019-2020 The officers for the 2019-2020 Thomasville High School chapter of the National Honor Society have been announced: Parker Adkison, secretary; Payton McLean, treasurer; Maryanna Morris, vice president; and Haven Collins, president.

Officers announced for THS Thespian Society

THS Thespian Society Officers 2019-2020 Officers of the Thomasville High School Thespian Society for the 2019-2020 school year have been announced: Ashauntys Arnold, clerk; Paul Gramelspacher, vice president; Payton McLean, president; Chloe Drinkard, media coordinator; and Maggie Scarbrough, secretary.

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THS Leo Club officers announced

The officers for the THS chapter of the Leo Club have been announced for 2019-2020: Savannah Daniels, secretary; Haven Collins, vice president; and Caleb Witherspoon, president.

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PARENTS and GUARDIANS: The school system needs your help!

We are in the process of conducting an evaluation of our 2018-2019 Title I and Parental Involvement programs. Therefore, we would like to know your thoughts and/ or suggestions. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The responses will be used to improve next year’s Title I and Parental Involvement program. I you have questions about the survey or need assistance completing it, please contact Donna Calhoun, Federal Programs Director at (334) 636-9955 or dcalhoun@thomasvilleschoolos.org. Survey link:

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Dual Enrollment with Alabama Southern Instructions

DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING AN ONLINE DUAL ENROLLMENT

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO COASTAL ALABAMA

1.      Go to https://myca.coastalalabama.edu:444/accws/ISCONLAP.pgm?dualApp=Y to access the online dual enrollment admissions application

a.      www.coastalalabama.edu > Programs > High School Programs > Coastal Alabama Community College Admissions Application for Dual Enrollment

2.      Click Start Your Application

3.      Complete all information with an asterisk and create a user ID and password

a.      Make note of your user ID and password

4.      Click Start Your Application

5.      Enter your Contact Information (Page 1 of 8) and click Save & Continue

6.      Enter your Additional Addresses (Page 2 of 8) and click Save & Continue

a.      Click Same as Mailing if addresses are the same

7.      Enter your Demographic Information (Page 3 of 8) and click Save & Continue

8.      Enter your Emergency Contact/Parental Information (Page 4 of 8) and click Save & Continue

9.      Enter your Employer Information (Page 5 of 8) and click Save & Continue

10. Enter your High School Information using the dropdown menus (Page 6 of 8) and click Save & Continue

11. Enter your Intended Field of Study (Page 7 of 8) and click Save & Continue

a.      Your program of study should be General Studies NDS NDS if you are taking academic courses

b.      Your program of study should reflect your technical program if you are taking technical courses

c.       For enrollment campus, choose the Coastal campus closest to your high school

12. Review your Admissions Application (Page 8 of 8) and click Submit

a.      Any fields shaded in pink are incomplete.  Click Edit above those areas to go back to the appropriate page and complete the information

b.      If you leave a required field blank or incomplete, YOU WILL NOT SEE THE SUBMIT BUTTON.  The Submit Button only appears if the application is complete and ready for submission.  If you DO NOT click on the Submit Button, your application will not be submitted. 

NOTE: If you begin an application, you can log out and complete the application later.  You MUST have your user ID and password to do this.  Once you have successfully submitted your application, take a picture of the final screen to show your counselor.  Next, complete the Dual Enrollment Approval Form and take it to your counselor along with your photo identification.

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