Worth School News

Can you believe that it is already November? Time is flying by. The Worth County Schools have been busy so far this school year and will continue to be extremely busy through the holidays. Please follow each schools Facebook page and the “Dates to Remember” page here in The Martin News to stay up to day on all of the upcoming events. The schools are getting ready to help the community in different ways for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you for all of your support to our Worth County Schools.

WCPS just completed Red Ribbon Week and from the pictures I saw, they had a blast. Be sure to check out Worth County Primary School Facebook page to enjoy all the pictures. Ms. Hatcher’s class learned about pumpkins last week. They got to explore the inside and outside of a pumpkin. They also got to try pumpkin pudding. How cool is this? I bet it may have been a little messy to begin with but ended up yummy with the pudding. The WCPS Hungry at Home Food Drive began on Wednesday, November 1st, and ends Friday, December 1st. The following types of items are suggested as donations: Canned meats with pop tops, Milk boxes, Juice boxes, Smaller boxed cereal, Fruit cups, Chips or pretzels , Small boxes of raisins, Cheese or peanut butter crackers, Applesauce cups, Cereal and granola bars, Pop-tarts and Fruit gummy snacks. Thank you in advance for helping with this project that will directly affect Worth County students. Parents/guardians are invited to attend the upcoming Infinite Campus Parent Portal Workshop that is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th, at 5:30.  It will be presented by Donita Hinckley, SLDS Trainer from the Office of Technology Services with the Georgia Department of Education, and Christy Haskins, Worth County School District Instructional Technology Specialist. Infinite Campus Parent Portal is an easy-to-use, secure communication tool that allows parents of students to have access to class schedules, attendance records, grades, school/class announcements, and online resources directly aligned to course standards. This event is open to all parents of students in Worth County School District.  Join them to learn how to fully utilize this tool. If you plan to attend the Infinite Campus Parent Work, please visit worthschools.net and get registered today.

WCES just like WCPS is getting ready of a celebration of their own. They have been working hard on their Veteran’s Day project. With Veterans Day approaching on November 11th, WCES has decided to build gift bags to donate to our local American Legion Post to distribute to the veterans that they come in contact with at the VA hospital, nursing homes, etc. They are asking for donations of the following items from our students: 3rd grade students – Tooth Brush, Lap/throw blanket, Reading material (books, magazines or activity books), 4th grade students – Tooth Paste, Deodorant, Socks and 5th grade students – Shaving Cream, Shaving Razors, Candy/Gum. All students – bedroom slippers, underwear, t-shirts, pajamas (we will donate these items outside of the bags to be distributed based upon sizes). The deadline to donate items will be November 10th. Thank you for your support of this project. Congratulations to these students for being the top 3 sellers for our fall fundraiser: 1st Place: Sher’Miah Donaldson, 2nd Place: Karson Odom and 3rd Place: Joseph Morris. Thank you to all who made this fundraiser a huge success!

WCMS has been out and about lately staying very busy in the community and with hands on experience toward learning. The WCMS Environmental Club are participating in the Adopt-a-Street program as a beautification partnership between the City of Sylvester and its citizens to remove litter from the streets. The goal is to keep our city cleaner and safer. The Environmental Club, lead by Mrs. Brent Joyner and Mrs. Jennifer Easom, have adopted Isabella street from the corner Bryant Drive to the CVS parking lot. Friday, October 27th participating members of the Environmental Club helped the environment and appearance of our city by picking up trash off their adopted portion of Isabella Street. These students are to be commended in their efforts to help keep our community safe and clean for everyone. Mark your calendars now to come meet with ABAC, ASU, and SRTC representatives as well as the WCHS Dual Enrollment Coordinator on Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 p.m. in the WCHS Media Center. This is an informational meeting for parents of students in grades 8 – 11. Parents can learn how their child can earn college credit in high school. Sixth grade gifted/accelerated students in Mrs. Parten’s and Mrs. Weaver’s classes traveled to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. Students were able to explore the history museums and completed scavenger hunts. The Chamber would like to thank Emily Castleberry, member of the WCMS GEMS Club, and Johnathan Barry, member of the WCMS TIE Club, for speaking at the Chambers recent Board of Directors meeting. Thwy would also like to thank Angie Rachels and Shavonne Williams for attending as well. The Chamber enjoys being involved with the school systems to engage in the education of the students so they may learn more about what the students of the Worth County Schools are doing. On November 1st, three of Worth County Middle School students were given the opportunity of observing a Kiwanis Club meeting, enjoying lunch with them and speaking to them on a selected subject matter. Marlee Gray, a 6th grader at WCMS, opened up with speech on “Why I Decided to Join the G.E.M.S. – Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully.” Afterwards, Kiondria Haggins and Ke’unta Jackson respectively, both 7th Graders, spoke on the topic: “Success is 90% Perspiration and 10% Inspiration”. Mr. Thomas, Leader of the GEMS and TIE club stated that he was very proud to say that all three of the students represented WCMS, the school district, their families and themselves in an awesome and outstanding manner. Several Kiwanis’ members commented on how professional and confident the students did in presenting their speeches. And our Superintendent, Mr. Bill Settle was in attendance and very excited about the future of this district and the students who attend. Great job!

WCHS has been busy both academically and athletically and we couldn’t be more proud. Congratulations to Mr. Cristopher Houston for winning the Employee of the Week for the week of October 30th!  This award is sponsored by the WCHS Spirit Club.  Thank you for all you do for the students at WCHS! Go Rams! Mark your calendars now to come meet with ABAC, ASU, and SRTC representatives as well as the WCHS Dual Enrollment Coordinator on Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 p.m. in the WCHS Media Center. This is an informational meeting for parents of students in grades 8 – 11. Parents can learn how their child can earn college credit in high school. A big thank you to the WCHS HOSA teachers and students for providing pink themed cookies and cupcakes along with information about breast cancer awareness for faculty and staff on October 31st! Representative Austin Scott paid a visit to students at WCHS to share his insight about the governmental process and talk about his experiences in Washington, DC as a state representative.  He talked about his work on the Agriculture and Armed Services committees and answered questions from students and teachers regarding current and proposed legislation.  He provided students a glimpse into the life of his role as an elected official by sharing personal anecdotes about the challenges and rewards of being a state representative.  We sincerely thank Representative Scott for taking time out of his schedule to visit with our students! As part of the “No Place for Hate” campaign, students at WCHS participated in their first ever “International Lunch”! “International Lunch” is a concept where students are encouraged to mix and mingle with new groups and meet new people. This encourages students to build new relationships and fosters positive interactions with new and different peer groups. The purpose behind No Place for Hate is teaching students tolerance and appreciation for all people, cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Source: WCSD Facebook & Web page and The Martin News