Thomasville High School

Purchase tickets for tonight's football playoff game from GoFAN.co

THS Pep Rally photo 11-20-2020
The THS Tigers varsity football team hosts Montgomery Catholic tonight, Nov. 20, in the third round of the state playoffs at D.F. Anderson Field. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Use this link to buy your tickets: https://gofan.co/app/events/159894

Tickets for Nov. 20 THS playoff football game available through GoFAN.co,

Hello Tiger Fans!

Please use the following link to purchase your round 3 playoff tickets for our home contest Friday night vs Montgomery Catholic.  All tickets sales will be virtual through GoFAn.co, and coaching cards/admin passes will only be honored from participating schools.  This link will allow you to purchase tickets ahead of the public until Tuesday morning at 8AM.  GO TIGERS!!!

Thomasville High School vs. Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Event Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/159894

KF

Masks required on school buses

Update from Kyle Ferguson, THS principal 11-9-2020:

I hope you've had a great weekend! After a big victory this past Friday night against Wicksburg, the Tigers have advanced to round 2 of the state playoffs! We will travel to Brewton to take on the T. R. Miller Tigers Friday night. Please use the following link to access your digital tickets through GoFAN.co.
T R Miller High School vs. Thomasville High School Event Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/149000
As a reminder, no tickets will be sold at the gate throughout all rounds of the playoffs...all tickets must be purchased online...no exceptions.  
Also be reminded that coaching cards, 25 year passes, officials passes, admin passes. etc...will not be accepted unless the pass is held by someone employed at one of the schools competing in the contest. This is the AHSAA's policy that has been in place since Oct. 19. These policies are not made by local schools.  
It may help to understand that gate receipts in playoff games are split three ways...between the two competing schools, and with the AHSAA. The revenue from gates receipts is crucial in sustaining and supporting our athletic programs. I have posted the AHSAA memo that explains the new restrictions on passes for playoffs for your perusal.  
Please share this information with anyone you know who may not be on the TCS email listing. We had a couple fans leave upset Friday night when they discovered that they couldn't buy a ticket at the gate, or use a coaching card that was not affiliated with either of the competing schools. Please know that we make every effort possible (email , text, voice mail, social media) to communicate important information, but inevitably, some will not get the information for some reason or another.  
Rumors that these rules are not consistently applied to all patrons is simply not true. Failure on our part to abide by these rules will result in fines, and/or possible sanctions against THS.  
Have a great week, and GO TIGERS!!!
KF
Memo from state sports association 11-7-2020
This is a memo from the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association concerning attendance limitations at high school playoff games.
Internet voucher notice 10-21-2020
College application flyer 10-19-2020
Scholars app October 2020
Coca Cola scholar flyer 10-15-2020

Cash for College event Oct. 20 in the THS library

Cash for College Flyer Oct. 20 in the THS library
This is for THS seniors only!

Dickinson crowned THS Homecoming Queen 2020

Homecoming Queen Amarie Dickinson
Amarie Dickinson was crowned Oct. 2 as the 2020 Thomasville High School Homecoming Queen during a halftime ceremony of the Greensboro football game.

THS 2020 Homecoming Court announced

THS 2020 Homecoming Court photo
The 2020 Thomasville High School Homecoming Court includes (Back row) Caniya Burroughs (ninth grade), Madison McCreary (ninth grade), Malaysia Calhoun (10th grade), and ZaRiyah McMillian (10th grade); (front row) Zy'Kedria Easley (11th grade), Kayli Kelly (12th grade), Amarie Dickinson (12th grade), Macailyn Ogle (12th grade), and Amaya Carswell (11th grade).
The Homecoming Court ceremony and the crowning of the queen will be held at halftime of the Oct. 2 Greensboro game at D.F. Anderson Field.
Internet voucher notice 9-22-2020
The video below was created by TMS, however, the instructions apply to any Thomasville student. Please follow these instructions to view your child's progress report.

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SGA meeting notice 9-10-2020
Meeting on SGA participation is Friday, Sept. 11. Contact Mr. Bearden.
Nurse Thompson reminder 9-8-2020
Free breakfast and lunch notice 9-3-2020
The free meals are for students only. The "PayPams" program will still be available for processing application and for parents clearing up negative account cafeteria balances.
For more information, email e[email protected]
Updated THS football schedule 2020
2020 MS-JV football schedule
Game at Grove Hill moved to Sept. 24.
Senior class officers 2020-2021
The class officers for the Thomasville High School Class of 2021 have been announced:
Treasurer - Jacob Horner;
Vice President - Chloe Drinkard;
President - Chloe Shoemaker.
and Secretary - Amelia Jordan.

Police Chief Stuckey and officers speak with THS football team

Chief Stuckey and football leadership council 2020
By Barry H. Hendrix
Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey spoke Aug. 25 to the Thomasville High School Tigers varsity football team in the school field house. The police chief and seven other officers were invited by the football team’s leadership council.
The purpose of the visit was to build a personal relationship between the young players and the police department and also promote leadership on the field and in the community.
“You should lead by example,” the officers told the players. “You should always respect the badge,” Stuckey said, just as the THS players represent the school and that famous “T” logo when they put on the Tiger uniform.
There is a lot of controversy in national media and social media concerning suspected police brutality and protests for civil rights. The Thomasville community and Clarke County in general do not have those issues. “I want them (the players) to form their opinions from what they experience in Thomasville,” not be influenced by outside sources. “I want them to work with us to make Thomasville better by sharing their input.”
Stuckey and the officers wanted the players to know “who we are…the humans behind the badge. …We’re trying to make a living for our families, but we’re also trying to make the community better.” Officers are “human and they make mistakes,” he said. “I don’t hire robots. I hire human beings.” 
Police officers often have to deal with a citizen “in a situation where people are at their worst. It can be chaotic. …If they are under the influence or emotionally agitated about something, they are not thinking straight. …Our job is to deescalate and bring some kind of order. It’s not always easy.
Even in the most extreme circumstances, officers are servants, Stuckey said, trying to protect the public.” If a citizen is stopped for speeding on Highway 43, “we’re trying to save them. Physics shows that the greater the speed, the greater the impact, creating more risk of serious physical injury.”
The chief gave advice on how the young players should act if they are stopped by an officer, “what they should do and what they shouldn’t do.”
Although there is a good relationship between citizens and law enforcement in this area, law enforcement can always be better, Stuckey said. “Things are good in Thomasville. We are blessed, but I don’t want to rest on that. We want to be proactive.”
In life and work, “you need to get up every day trying to be a better version of yourself,” the chief said. “That’s what I do, and that’s what I encourage my officers to do.”
Stuckey’s talk was a positive experience for the players, said Jack Hankins Jr., THS head football coach. “We (the team) want to be a positive light in our community.” Members of the THS football team represent the school on-and-off the field. “I wanted the police officers to see our players as the great guys they are – and not just a random number.
“I want them to see our guys how I see them – hardworking, driven to succeed, dependable – all those characteristics that make up a great young man.”
By supporting the police department, “we’re all in this together,” the coach said. “I want our guys to see them (the police) as great guys. …With all the crazy stuff going on in the world, we thought a visit from the officers would demonstrate the unity that exists in Thomasville.”
The police chief encouraged the players to tell the officers what they can do to make the department better. “We want to hear from them…want them to feel comfortable talking to us.” Stuckey is easily available by phone.
The police chief encouraged the players to consider a future career in law enforcement. “Maybe you are the missing ingredient to make us better,” he said.
The chief and the police officers will run out with the football players on the field from the large helmet before the Sweet Water game on Friday night.
(Photo features Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey, other officers, THS Head Football Jack Hankins Jr. and members of the THS student football leadership council.)
This video provides important information about GoFAN virtual tickets, which the THS sports program will be accepting this season.

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Low income students can receive help with internet service

Internet voucher art 8-25-2020
From Staff Reports
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has committed $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to deliver free internet access to eligible K-12 students in their homes this fall. 
The State of Alabama is using the funds to purchase internet service for low-income households with K-12 students so students can participate in distance learning. This service is being administered through the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program.
Students in Alabama that are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program through their school are automatically eligible for the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program. Families will receive a letter after Aug. 24, which will serve as a prepaid voucher from the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program and covers the cost of equipment, installation, and high-speed internet service through Dec. 30, 2020. 
The voucher can be used once, with one internet service provider, to sign up for service for the duration of the program. Enrolled households will not receive any bills and will not be charged any additional fees by the internet service provider.
If the address for your student has changed, please contact you school to update the address for the National School Lunch Program.
The voucher is intended for students who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program. By using the voucher, you will be confirming that you meet the income requirements of the National School Lunch Program, which is limited to households earning $48,470 or less for a family of four. Please do not use the voucher if your household is not income eligible for the National School Lunch Program. Your attention to this will help ensure that households that need help connecting will receive it.

Fill out form for instruction change after first nine weeks

Students who want to change their learning option (virtual or traditional) after the first nine-week period should fill out this form by Oct. 2.
https://forms.gle/oWRGEKeBEJsCBQ7u9
Schoology info flyer 8-19-2020

THS Orientation Video 2020-2021

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Updated opening plan cover page 8-10-2020
Laptop agreement form art

Update on high school Virtual/Remote Learning for 2020-2021 7-8-2020:

The virtual or remote learning option for Thomasville High School will NOT be presented on the Plato platform used at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Students choosing the remote option to start the 2020-21 school year will have two options available.
Students choosing either option will be provided a Chromebook, however, TCS will not provide Internet service. Students choosing any form of virtual/remote learning must have reliable Internet access in the home setting.

Option 1- ACCESS Distance Learning- ACCESS Distance Learning is a rigorous learning platform provided by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). Students enrolled in ACCESS classes will receive instruction from a teacher from another school district in Alabama. Students will be expected to participate in daily learning activities such as discussions, projects, labs, group work, writing workshops, and assessments. Once enrolled in an ACCESS course, students will not be allowed to switch to traditional classes or TCS remote classes until the end of each semester. Assignments and grading will occur through the ACCESS course teacher. All assessments must occur on THS campus in the presence of a certified ACCES facilitator. The Facilitator acts as a liaison between the student and the ACCESS course instructor and monitors student participation and grades.

Option 2- Students may choose to participate in remote learning through the Thomasville City Schools remote learning platform, Google Classroom. Students choosing this option will be assigned to THS teachers, will follow the same bell schedule, and will receive the same instruction as traditional students who are sitting in the classroom on the THS campus. Students choosing the TCS remote option must log into the teachers Google Classroom through a prescribed video conferencing option during the assigned class time. Teachers will provide assignments, screen captures, videos through Google Classroom. Student assignments will be turned in via Google Classroom or email as instructed by the classroom teacher. Students who do not log into class at the assigned times will be counted absent from class and TCS attendance policies will apply.

Back to school FAQ

Click on this link:

https://forms.gle/npdNxMFeGXgFUy7V6

Information concerning Back-to-School will be regularly updated.

School system announces passing of teacher Brunson

Megan Brunson photo It is with great sadness that the Thomasville City Schools District announces the passing of teacher Megan Brunson.
She, along with her mother, were both killed late last night in a traffic accident. Megan's daughter and sister are in critical condition.
“Words cannot express how devastating this news has been for me,” said Kyle Ferguson, principal of Thomasville High School, “and my heart breaks to know how we will all be impacted by Megan's loss. She was a shining star that had so much incredible potential. Please keep her daughter and sister in your prayers.”
She was entering her second year with TCS, and she would have taught sixth grade language arts in 2020-2021.
“We have lost a valuable member of our Thomasville family” said Garth Moss, Thomasville school superintendent. “She was a wonderful young lady who in a short time had made an impact on the lives of her students. We ask that you keep her family and the Thomasville family in your prayers.”

Update on I-Now Parent Portal 6-3-2020

Ferg notice

Hello Tiger Family!

I hope your summer is off to a great start!  I've had a couple questions about viewing report cards, and wanted to re-visit the procedure for logging into the INow Parent Portal to view your student's grades.  In the event that you have forgotten or lost your username and password, you can email the following staff members to recover your credentials:

7th and 8th grade students: 

9th through 12th grade students:

Procedures for logging in to the INow Parent Portal:

  • Go to www.thomasvilleschools.org
  • From the main page, you can either scroll down to "find it fast", and click on the parent portal icon, or click on "parents" tab at the top of the page in the black bar, and then click on "INow Home Portal"
  • Enter your username and password, and you should be able to view your student's INow dashboard
  • You should see "Reports" on the left side of the screen, and a "report card" tab under that
  • Click on "Report Card", and select "4th quarter" to view grades

You may also drop off a self-addressed, stamped envelope in one of the boxes located outside of the main office at the high school building if you would prefer having it mailed to your residence.  Let us know if you have any questions.  Have a great evening, and GO TIGERS!!!

KF

New registration process for THS athletes available through Dragonfly

Dragonfly flyer 5-22-2020 Attention Parents of THS and TMS athletes: the AHSAA has a new registration process that requires parents to add their child to "Dragonfly" for eligibility. Please see the attached flyer on instructions to set this up. It’s easy and there is an app you can download. This will allow the parent to upload forms, check eligibility and various other things regarding their child.
Please do this ASAP!! This is IMPERATIVE for your child being able to complete in sports. Call, text, or email any of the coaches if you need help.
THS football workouts begin June 8.
dragonflymax.com

Board approves revised 2020-2021 school calendar

Revised 2020-2021 school calendar The Thomasville City Board of Education approved May 19 a revision of the 2020-2021 school calendar based on recommendations from state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey.
Classes begin Aug. 17; the Christmas/New Years break is Dec. 21 to Jan. 1, 2021; students return on Jan. 6; Spring Break is March 22 to 26; THS graduation is May 22; and the Last Day for Students is May 27.
Update from Ferg 4-6-2020

Hello Tiger Family,
Hope you’ve all had a restful weekend, and are adjusting well to our recent “stay at home” order. It was good to see many of you as you drove through to pick up meals, and hope to see you again on Wednesday for our last meal distribution day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I also hope you’ve had a chance to see the letter that was posted on the THS website explaining our plan as we move forward. I want to take this opportunity to revisit some of the expectations after hearing from a few of you who had some clarifying questions today….
We need to hear from EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME. If you don’t have internet access at home, this does not excuse students from doing assignments provided by their teachers through Google Classroom, or other online platforms that ALL of our students are familiar with.
Refer to the letter posted on the THS website for FREE wifi access points located throughout the community. We will have paper copies available for pick-up for those that insist on having them, but we believe that utilizing one of the free wifi access points is safer, more efficient, and allows your student to use the device that has been issued to them, while staying at home. If they can come pick up a paper packet, then they can just as easily come download assignments and take them home without ever getting out of a vehicle.
I hope this helps clarify any questions about that option. Again, we will provide paper copies, but would like to avoid exposing anyone to potential risks associated with COVID-19.
If you have internet access, or can use your hotspot on your phone to give your computer wifi access, you will be completing the remainder of the classes you are in through the PLATO platform. Your teacher will inform you if their class will not be conducted through PLATO (classes such as PE, THEATER, ALG II/TRIG, etc…). Again, your assignments for these classes will be downloaded from Google classroom, or some other online platform. You are to contact your teacher via email with any questions you may have.
Also, if you are having problems with your PLATO classes, contact your teacher via email.
Please keep the questions coming as they arise. We want to make this process as seamless as possible as we progress towards the end of the year.
Also, please follow all recommended safeguards that are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I’m sure that by now, many of you are aware of someone you know personally that has been impacted directly by the virus. Stay in touch, and most importantly, stay safe. GO TIGERS!!!

KF

Important message from Kyle Ferguson, THS principal 4-2-2020

Wifi info 4-2-2020

Hello Tiger Family!
I hope this correspondence finds you and your family doing well, and that you are taking the precautions necessary to stay safe. The TCS Administrative staff returned to work this week to discuss our plans in moving forward with the remainder of the school year. As difficult as this event has been for our entire state, nation, and worldwide community, we are thankful that at TCS, we are blessed to have the resources available to be able to implement a plan to insure that our students can continue learning, and finish the 2019-2020 school year with the opportunity to be taught all essential standards in the classes in which they’ve been enrolled.
We spent all of yesterday conducting virtual meetings with our faculty to discuss the details of our plans to move forward. Our teachers met virtually with their Department members today in order to iron out details on how they will deliver individual content to students who may have a variety of barriers that require that we work beyond traditional methods of instruction. It is our goal to meet the needs of every student.
We will end the week tomorrow with all-day virtual training for our teachers on implementing online instruction through our PLATO platform. This is one of several digital tools that our team has access to.
I can say without reservation, that the THS faculty is laser focused on making sure our students can experience success as we work to finish strong over the next six weeks! I have certainly been pushed out of my comfort zone, which has resulted in my own professional growth…and I think I’m safe in saying that our teachers feel the same way as we’ve collaborated to explore new ways to meet the needs of our students.
There are several aspects of our plan that need to be clearly communicated to parents and students in order to insure that our students can be successful. One thing that we want to insure, is that every parent has access to student progress through the I-Now Parent Portal. Each of you should already have your username and password that was issued to you at the beginning of the school year. If you’ve misplaced this information, or forgotten it, please reach out to Ms. Brasell ([email protected]), Ms. Figgers ([email protected]), or Ms. Smith ([email protected]), and they will send that information to you. This is also how you will view your student’s report card.
We have also been working to get an accurate idea of how many of our students DO NOT have internet access at home. As you know, we’ve been using extensively, our new communication tool known as SCHOOL STATUS. A message was sent to all households, with a request for you to respond, in order for us to determine how many students do not have valid contact information. We received responses from approximately 90 percent of our parents, confirming that we have a means to communicate vital information about our plans over the next six weeks.
After looking at the list of those that did not respond, we saw several names that we know are receiving the messages, but simply did not respond. PLEASE, take a moment to confirm receipt of our communications if you are getting them. Our teachers will begin attempting to make contact with the parents who did not respond in order to insure that we have open lines of communication with every household.
Every student at THS has been issued a Chromebook, and is very familiar with the use of this device as an instructional tool. While we are planning to provide paper copies of class assignments at two-week intervals, we want to strongly encourage students who don’t have internet access at home, to take advantage of FREE WIFI ACCESS POINTS LOCATED THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY (see attachment). Teachers are prepared to use digital platforms that will allow students to periodically report to these free wifi access points, and download lessons/assignments, allowing them to return home to work on them without the need to have internet service. They don’t have to do this each day if they will simply do this two or three times per week just to download assignments.
Again, we will provide paper copies to students who are unable to do this, but hope to keep that to a minimum in order to avoid the risks that come along with handling items, and passing them along to others. In the event that you choose this option, we will schedule times for you to pick up these assignments at THS without having to enter the building…more info on a pick-up schedule next week.
It's more important now than ever before that we have a valid email address for every parent. Teachers will communicate with you through SCHOOL STATUS, and you should reach out to teachers via email. Please check the TCS website daily for announcements, as things have had a tendency to change from day to day due to this unprecedented event. By tomorrow, you should be able to look under the Parent or Student tab, and see PLATO: Student Instructions. This should help answer any questions that your student may have about navigating through this platform. Most of our students are already familiar with it, but it is very user friendly for new users.
Again, check out the attached document that lists free wifi access points if you need them. I look forward to answering any questions that you may have, and will also be eager to hear your suggestions as well.
Lastly, I want to thank the Senior Class of 2020 for your leadership throughout this entire school year. You have raised the bar for those that will come behind you, and have taken care of your legacy. I know that none of us anticipated a pandemic illness to come along and turn the Spring of your Senior year upside down, but please have faith in knowing that there are great days ahead for each of you. I am praying that we are able to have a graduation ceremony at some point. We will do everything within our control to make that happen. Facing adversity makes us stronger…it’s important that we learn from it, but let’s not dwell on it. DON’T WASTE THIS DAY!!!
More information to come...GO TIGERS!!!

Message from Garth Moss, superintendent of Thomasville City Schools

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All-Academic Team and Elite Spring 2020

Message from Kyle Ferguson, THS principal 3-3-2020

Hello Senior Parents!

I hope you are having a fabulous day!  I met with Seniors on Monday to encourage them to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the event known as Worlds of Opportunity.  Ms. Brasell provided this information to all Seniors on Feb. 24, but very few have returned the forms, or shown interest in attending.  I am hopeful that many of our Seniors will take a serious look at participating in the event due to the fact that many local employers who provide high wage jobs/careers, will be there to share information and answer any questions that our students may have. 

This is a great opportunity for our students! 

I've attached the forms that Seniors were given, and were made available to them in the front office (just in case they never made it home with them).  We've extended the deadline to tomorrow, March 4th, in the hope that more Seniors will take advantage of this opportunity to explore incredible careers in our local area.  Please give us a call if you have any questions.  Have a great evening, and GO TIGERS!!!

Signing ceremony held for Pledger

Pledger signing ceremony A scholarship signing ceremony was held Feb. 27 in the Thomasville High School library for senior Preciouse Pledger, a member of the THS Lady Tigers basketball team, who will play for the Coastal Alabama Community College Sun Chiefs Women's Basketball Team in Bay Minette.

THS student selected as president of state student thespian board

Thespian student Maggie Scarbrough recognized Maggie Scarbrough, a junior at Thomasville High School, was selected 2020-2021 president of the student thespian officer board of the Alabama Educational Theatre Association during the recent state thespian festival at Vestavia Hills High School. She currently serves as secretary.

THS students earn thespian awards

THS students earn thespian awards

Seventeen Thomasville High School students recently attended the state thespian festival.
Students watched plays, participated in workshops, and received feedback on their own dramatic endeavors during the two-day event Feb. 14 and 15 at Vestavia Hills High School.
• Aaliyah Hollis received a superior rating on her solo vocal piece.
The following students received excellent ratings:
• Chloe Shoemaker – monologue;
• Payton McLean – monologue;
• Summer Dailey – monologue;
• Amelia Jordan/Chloe Drinkard – duet musical;
• Maggie Scarbrough/Paul Gramelspacher – duet acting;
• Madison Woods/Ashauntys Arnold – duet acting.

Pictured are (seated) Payton McLean, Chloe Drinkard, Amelia Jordan and Paul Gramelspacher; (standing) Ashauntys Arnold, Madison Woods, Maggie Scarbrough, Chloe Shoemaker and Aaliyah Hollis.

2020 THS Mid-Year Graduation

Valuable info for 2020 THS Prom on April 18

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THS students are finalists in essay contest

Essay finalists 1-24-2020 Congratulations to THS students Aaliyah Hollis and Kaelyn Dailey, who are finalists in the Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation Youth Tour Essay Contest. They will be competing for the opportunity to attend the Youth Leadership Conference in Montgomery and Washington D.C.

FBLA chapter officers announced

FBLA officers 1-22-2020 A meeting was held Jan. 22 for the Thomasville High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Officers were announced: Amaya Carswell (Reporter); Ashanti Champion (Secretary); Zykedria Easley (Vice President); Shartavia Austin (President); and Collin Woods (President).

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.

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

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.

PARENT/GUARDIAN Contact Information Collection

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.

Leo Club Students

Parent Survey

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 [email protected]thomasvilleschoolos.org. Survey link:

Title I Parental Involvement Survey


Smith Scholarship Applications

For information on the Smith Scholarship, click below. 

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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Video message from THS Principal Kyle Ferguson on registration

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2020-2021 School Year Registration

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CACC Canvas login

Canvas login

To login to your Coastal Alabama Canvas account:

  1. Click on the “Student Login” link at the top of the homepage – www.CoastalAlabama.edu. Then, click on Canvas. You will be taken to the Coastal Alabama Canvas login page.
  2. Enter your entire Coastal Alabama email address as your user ID. (Example: [email protected]coastalalabama.edu)  You can find your Coastal Alabama e-mail address by logging in to the myCA Student Account.  
  3. For your password, enter the first two letters of your last name (first letter being capitalized) followed by your seven-digit student number. (Example: Joe Smith, Student# 1234567 – Password would be Sm1234567) 

If students don’t know their student email or student I.D, please let me know. Also, if students are having issues with their password, please have them email our Help Desk, [email protected]edu , or give them a call at 251-580-4900

 

Student login link

http://www.coastalalabama.edu/studentlogin/

THS Facebook

THS Student Surveys

Student Technology Access Survey 3-12-2020

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/

1FAIpQLSearF6-q7H6GvbFLmVLijMODmCZvyJUT45cAF_

Umm9u7x9csA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 

 

Climate & Culture Survey for Middle & High School Students

 



Student (High School) Inventory Survey

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/105032/p1874    

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