~ Dates to Remember ~

February

17th – 24th ~ National Entrepreneurship Week
19th ~ Presidents Day
19th ~ Best Friends Day
19th ~ City of Sylvester Council Meeting
19th ~ WCHS Intervention Day
19th ~ WCMS Intervention Day
19th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ City of Warwick Council Meeting
20th ~ Love Your Pet Day
20th ~ Fireant Festival BINGO
21st ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
21st ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ National Margarita Day
22nd ~ National Chili Day
22nd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Annual Chamber Dinner for Ashburn – Turner County Chamber of Commerce
23rd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
24th ~ Accel Cycling Studio Open House
24th ~ Miss Fireant Festival Pageant
26th ~ Read Across America Week Kicks Off
26th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
26th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Read Across America Week
27th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ 8th grade students will tour WCHS
27th ~ Sylvester – Worth County Family Connections Meeting
28th ~ Read Across America Week
28th ~ National FFA Week
28th ~ Lunch and Learn at Turner County Chamber of Commerce
28th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
28th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home

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~ Dates to Remember ~

February

12th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
12th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Away
13th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
13th ~ Leadership Worth Class
13th ~ Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends at WCPS
13th ~ WCPS Open Building Night 5pm-7pm
14th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
14th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
14th ~ Happy Valentines Day from The Martin News
14th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
14th ~ Friendship Parties at WCPS after 1:30pm
15th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
15th ~ Reading/STEM Family Fun Night at WCPS
16th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
16th ~ The NED Show, A Character Education Program at WCPS
19th ~ Presidents Day
19th ~ City of Sylvester Council Meeting
19th ~ WCHS Intervention Day
19th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ City of Warwick Council Meeting
21st ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
21st ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Annual Chamber Dinner for Ashburn – Turner County Chamber of Commerce
23rd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
26th ~ Read Across America Week Kicks Off
26th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
26th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Read Across America Week
27th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Sylvester – Worth County Family Connections Meeting
28th ~ Read Across America Week
28th ~ National FFA Week
28th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
28th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home

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Driver Safety Course Open To All

An AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is scheduled 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Leroy Rogers Senior Center in Tifton. The program is open to all drivers age 16 and up. The cost is $20 per person, with a $5 discount for AARP members with identification card. AARP initially developed the six-hour classroom refresher course to help drivers age 50 and older improve their skills and prevent crashes, but now the course is open to all drivers. It covers age-related physical changes, safety tips, rules of the road and updates on recent changes in the law. Participants may be eligible for up to a 20 percent discount on their automobile insurance premium. For class information or reservations, call 229-391-3956 or 229-391-9299 or email fkinchen@tifton.net

Source: Tifton Grapevine

Hope to see you tonight…

Make your plans now to attend the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance at Worth County Elementary School. It will be held on February 10, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The dance is for 5th-grade students and younger. Tickets will be $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. A picture CD will be available for $15.00. Stuffed animals, balloons candy, and ice cream will be available for purchase. More details will be posted soon. Purchase your tickets today at WCES, WCPS or the Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce.

Open Building Night Set for WCPS

Worth County Primary School will be hosting an Open Building Night for the public to view the finished, literacy-focused walls, with top-notch artwork by Mr. Chris Rumble. WCPS is very grateful for the businesses that donated to this project and how the Striving Reader grant afforded the opportunity to promote literacy throughout the entire building for all of their students. The words and the drawings are superb, and WCPS would like all residents of Worth County/Sylvester to come tour the building to see the awesome work that has been done.  WCPS has been transformed into a very student friendly atmosphere that focuses on literacy. Literacy is very important, and students must have a strong foundation in this area.  Please set aside some time to come and tour the building with Principal Jared Worthy and staff on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, between 5pm and 7pm. All stakeholders are welcome.
 

Make plans now…

Make your plans now to attend the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance at Worth County Elementary School. It will be held on February 10, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The dance is for 5th-grade students and younger. Tickets will be $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. A picture CD will be available for $15.00. Stuffed animals, balloons candy, and ice cream will be available for purchase. More details will be posted soon. Purchase your tickets today at WCES, WCPS or the Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce.

~ Dates to Remember ~

February

6th ~ Progress Reports from Worth County Schools
7th ~ Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day in Tifton
7th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
7th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Away
8th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
9th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
9th ~ Muffins with Mom at WCMS
9th ~ WCMS Valentine Dance
10th ~ Daddy Daughter Dance at WCES (birth – 5th grade)
11th ~ Science Fair Regional Competition in Tifton – WCMS
12th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
12th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Away
13th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
13th ~ Leadership Worth Class
13th ~ Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends at WCPS
13th ~ WCPS Open Building Night 5pm-7pm
14th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
14th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
14th ~ Happy Valentines Day from The Martin News
14th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
15th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
15th ~ Reading/STEM Family Fun Night at WCPS
16th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
19th ~ City of Sylvester Council Meeting
19th ~ WCHS Intervention Day
19th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ City of Warwick Council Meeting
21st ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
21st ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Annual Chamber Dinner for Ashburn – Turner County Chamber of Commerce
23rd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
26th ~ Read Across America Week Kicks Off
26th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
26th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Read Across America Week
27th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Sylvester – Worth County Family Connections Meeting
28th ~ Read Across America Week
28th ~ National FFA Week
28th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
28th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home

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Go RED for Women

Celebrate National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 2, 2018. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “#1 killer of women in the United States”. National Wear Red Day®, which was first observed in 2002, is a day when men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support for women’s heart health. Tips to help control your risk for heart disease:
 
Get active
Control your cholesterol
Eat better
Manage your blood pressure
Lose weight
Reduce your blood sugar
Stop smoking
 
For more information on “Life’s Simple 7”, go to www.goredforwomen.org.

Air Race to Include Tifton

A Florida-based chapter of the International Organization of Women Pilots is launching a new air race this spring that will stop overnight in Tifton. The inaugural Paradise 600 Air Race will take place May 24-26. The starting point will be Key Field Airport in Meridian, Miss. The 600-nautical-mile route will terminate at Punta Gorda Airport in Punta Gorda, Fla. Flyby and overnight stops will be made at Moton Field Municipal Airport in Tuskegee, Ala.; Henry Tift Myers Airport in Tifton; and Williston Municipal Airport in Williston, Fla., according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. “The goal of the race is fun and stretching your wings for an exciting cross-country adventure,” said Terry Carbonell, a member of the Paradise Coast Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, which is hosting the event. Carbonell is handicap coordinator for the race.  The race will be flown in daylight conditions. Airplanes are limited to stock, modified stock and experimental airplanes of not more than 600 horsepower. Each team should consist of at least two participants, but only one needs to be a certificated pilot. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Paradise Coast chapter’s scholarship fund.

Source: Tifton Grapevine

Worth County Middle School FFA Celebrates National FFA Week

News Press Release from Sylvester, Georgia: Worth County Middle School FFA will celebrate National FFA Week February 25 – March 3, 2018. “I Can. We Will.” is the theme this year and more than 653,000 members around the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels. “I Can. We Will.” represents the positive attitude and leadership abilities of FFA members. It’s also a call to action for others to work in unity. FFA members set a positive example with their leadership, work ethic and community service activities. The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for youth in agriculture. From its beginnings in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. From urban to rural schools, FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of success in one of the 300 careers in agriculture. As a part of National FFA Week, Worth County Middle School FFA members will participate in the following special events:

Mrs. Sevier, Principal; signing the FFA Week Proclamation
Wear FFA Colors Day (National Blue and Corn Gold)
Agricultural Awareness Facts and Activities
Community Service for Local Ag Businesses
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

FFA members are success-oriented students who are driven to achieve their goals and be the leaders of tomorrow. They stand out by recognizing the importance of being active in their schools and in their communities and are urged to step up when volunteers are sought, friendship is needed and leadership is required. Through classroom instruction and hands-on learning, agricultural education and FFA are making a positive difference for members every day. FFA members have opportunities to attend leadership contests, develop a supervised agricultural experience project, learn life skills and serve their communities with civic engagement. FFA members are our future engineers, scientists, teachers and producers. One of every five Americans is employed in the food, fiber and natural resources industries of agriculture, and Worth County Middle School FFA members are the future of these important industries. The Worth County Middle School FFA Chapter has 85 active members. While membership on the national level is over 653,000 strong, Georgia has over 300 Chapters and is currently third in membership with approximately 41,000 members.