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Superintendent's Message

We the Terrell County Board of Education, 

the faculty and staff welcome you to our system. 

"Home of the Greenwave"

We encourage you to visit our web site 

for information about our annual events, 

activities and curriculum.


Mr. Robert D. Aaron,  Superintendent


  

 Our Vision and Mission









 

THANKS, MR. GRIFFIN!

Parent of the Month for the Month of November

TCSS Parent University

TCSS Parent University presents a Lunch & Learn entitled:

Parent Engagement:  

Collaborating For Success

We look forward to seeing you on:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Parent Resource Center Room 102

 Terrell County Board of Education Administration Building

761 1st Avenue SE

Dawson, Georgia

Lunch and child care will be provided!

For more information, contact:

Mrs. LaKia M. Spencer,

Student, Family, and Community Engagement Specialist

229-995-2229

Please register so we know that you are coming!

 Return the bottom portion of this form to your child's teacher. 

Thanks in advance for your time!

Click here to download form

Click here for Spanish Version


November is Parent Engagement Month!

Superintendent's Family Engagement Month Letter 2017

Richard Woods, Georgia’s School Superintendent
“Educating Georgia’s Future”
2066 Twin Towers East • 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive • Atlanta, Georgia 30334 • www.gadoe.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Thank You Letter to Georgia’s Families
By Richard Woods
State School Superintendent
November 2017
Every child in Georgia’s public schools will have many teachers before they walk across the stage on 

graduation day. They’ll learn about reading, math, science, art, and so much more. They’ll learn how to 

interact with others. They’ll learn about life. But a child doesn’t meet their first teacher inside a school 

building – they meet them inside their home. Parents and families have an immense, lasting, and 

irreplaceable impact on a child’s education.The month of November is Family Engagement Month in the 

state of Georgia, a time to collectively recognize and honor  the contributions of parents and families to 

student success. The Georgia Department of Education is committed to educating the whole child. We 

strive to  provide high-quality programs that improve teaching and learning across the state and equip 

schools with the information and resources they need to help parents actively engage in their child’s 

academic achievement. Family engagement is a shared responsibility in which schools and other 

community organizations are committed to communicating with, reaching out to, and building ties to 

engage families in meaningful ways. Research on family engagement suggests that when schools, 

families, and communities support each other, students of all backgrounds and abilities achieve at the 

highest levels. First and foremost, to every parent and family  member across the state of Georgia who 

pours their time, resources, efforts and hours into their child’s education: thank you, from the bottom of 

my heart. Nothing could be more important than your engagement and involvement with your child’s 

education, and in their school. I want to invite you to join the celebration throughout November and all 

year round, as schools and districts across the state plan special events and recognitions to honor the 

crucial role parents and families play in students’ education. Additionally, Nov. 16 is National Parent 

Involvement Day, a time reserved, as a nation, for all parents to reflect on ways they can get more 

involved in the education of their children. For ideas on how you can get engaged, please visit 

the Information for Parents page on the GaDOE’s website at gadoe.org/parent-information. 

Here you can access an array of resources including videos, assessment guides, school 

transitional information, and printable brochures in English and Spanish. Again, I want to 

personally thank you as a parent or family member of a child in Georgia’s public schools. 

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education. We could not do the work of educating 

Georgia’s future without you.

State Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council

 

October 19, 2017 -- State School Superintendent Richard Woods today named fifteen new 

parents as members of his Parent Advisory Council (PAC).A total of thirty-one members of 

the Superintendent’s PAC are parents who were nominated by their local school systems, 

including independent charter schools. New members are selected each year by representatives 

of the Georgia Department of Education based on the applicants’ responses to questions on how

to engage parents and family members to ensure the academic success of the whole child. 

Once selected, members serve a two-year term on the PAC.As members of the council, parents 

will meet two times during the school year with Superintendent Woods to give input on family and 

community engagement activities and policies under consideration at the state level, and to share 

feedback on the implementation of Georgia's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan.

""A parent is a child's first teacher, and it is absolutely essential to have them at the table when 

we're making decisions at the Georgia Department of Education," Superintendent Woods said. 

"The Parent Advisory Council is an essential part of my decision-making process -- meetings of 

the PAC are a chance to partner with parents to ensure we're providing the best possible education 

for every child."In addition to the thirty-one PAC members, six parent representatives who are the 

2017 recipients of the Georgia Parent Leadership Awards are invited to serve as honorary, one-year 

members on the PAC in recognition of their contributions to Georgia’s public schools. The council also

includes members from various educational organizations across the state. Those organizations are: 

Georgia PTA, Communities In Schools of Georgia, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Parent to 

Parent of Georgia, United Way of Greater Atlanta, and Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of 

Early Care and Learning.The first meeting will be held November 6, 2017. The Superintendent’s PAC 

will have the opportunity to speak with Superintendent Woods about the latest educational topics.For 

more information about the PAC, visit the Georgia Department of Education Superintendent’s PAC 

Webpage at 

http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Partnerships/Pages/Parent-Advisory-Council.aspx

2017-2018 PAC Members

Ronald Baker Treutlen County
Margaret A. Bloodworth Pulaski County
Chris Carey Rome City
Debbie Cartee Atlanta Public Schools
Adrienne Clay Williams Terrell County
Chris Clegg Lincoln County
John D. Cline Cherokee County
Rhonda DeFrancesco Rockdale County
Ruth Edwards Stewart County
Lakishia D. Evans Marion County
Stacey Flagg Utopian Charter Academy
Nicole Fleming Social Circle City
Carol F. Harrell Dougherty County
Shamira Herring Decatur County
Michelle Knight Griffin-Spalding
Angel Javier Rosario Gainesville City
Emily C. Mercer Forsyth County
Ashley Moore Burke County
Melissa Moore Marietta City
Aurelia Moss Effingham County
Vickie Nickel Monroe County
Amy Peterson State Schools-Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Estelle Ramos Savannah-Chatham
Jill Repp Calhoun City
John Requarth Cobb County
Gary Rosser Jones County
Jodi Snipes Thomasville City
Jennifer Thomas Paulding County
Allen Thornhill, Jr. Thomas County
Ghazala “Annette” Turabi Richmond County
Jeanine Webster Tift County

Mrs. Adrienne Clay Williams selected to State School Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

        Congratulations,  Mrs.  Adrienne Clay Williams!

    Mrs. Williams has been selected as one of 37 parents from 

across the state of Georgia to serve on the 2017-2018 and 

2018-2019 State School Superintendent’s 

Parent Advisory Council (PAC). As a state PAC member, 

Mrs. Williams will be representing the Terrell County School System 

by providing input in family engagement policies, plans, and 

activities for Georgia schools receiving federal funds to supplement 

educational opportunities for students in Grades K-12. 

Terrell County 2017 High School Graduation Rate is 91.6

The Southwest Georgia RESA 2017 Graduation rate 

for the 15 school systems it serves:

  1. Baker County graduated 18 students at a 90%
  2. Calhoun Country graduated 46 students at 89.1%
  3. Dougherty County graduated 822 students or 83.1%
  4. Decatur County graduated 340 students or 87.4%
  5. Early County graduated 160 students or 90.4%
  6. Lee County graduated 385 students or 83.2%
  7. Grady County graduated 248 students or 83.5%
  8. Miller County graduated 70 students or 77.8%
  9. Mitchell County graduated 119 students or 93.7%
  10. Pelham City graduated 91 students or 85.0%
  11. Seminole County graduated 107 students or 96.4%
  12. Terrell County graduated 98 students or 91.6%
  13. Thomas County graduated 347 students or 87.8%
  14. Thomasville City graduated 158 students or 74.9%
  15. Worth County graduated 193 students or 82.1%

 

Statewide, Georgia’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth straight year, 

from 79.4 percent in 2016 to 80.6 percent in 2017. This is the first year the state’s graduation rate 

has risen above 80 percent using the adjusted  cohort calculation now required by federal law. 

Fifty Georgia school districts recorded 2017 graduation rates at or above 90 percent. GaDOE officials 

said the graduation rate continues to rise as Georgia’s schools and districts increase students’ access 

to unique,  personalized learning opportunities that keep students engaged – including Career Pathways,

dual enrollment, AP and IB programs,  work-based learning and internships. Local districts and schools 

are utilizing data more effectively to identify students’ individual learning needs;  there is increased emphasis

on a balanced curriculum that supports the whole child and a positive school climate that allows students to 

learn  in a safe, supportive environment, according to state school officials.

Important TITLE I information for the 2017-18 school year

Terrell County School System Calendar 2017-2018


The Terrell County Board of Education has approved the new 2017-2018 Terrell County School System Calendar.

Terrell County School System Wide Calendar 2017-2018 Board Approved 1.9.17

 

 

SWGA RESA honors Terrell’s Aaron, Dougherty’s Mosely

Educators recognized for longevity as superintendents
By Terry Lewis    terry.lewis@albanyherald.com May 28, 2017 Updated 


The Georgia School Superintendents Association recently recognized Terrell County School Superintendent Robert Aaron, left, and Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Mosely, right, both for having completed more than 20-plus years of service. The awards were presented by SWGA RESA Executive Director Tim Helms, middle. The recognition was made at the Spring Bootstrap Conference held in Savannah. (Special Photo)


The Georgia School Superintendents Association recently recognized Terrell County School Superintendent Robert Aaron and Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Mosely, both of whom have completed more than 20 years of service in superintendency. The recognition was made at the organization’s Spring Bootstrap Conference held in Savannah.

SWGA RESA honors Terrell’s Aaron, Dougherty’s Mosely



 

 

 

 

Latosha Peters is the new Principal at CCES

Congratulations to Mrs. Latosha Peters who has been named the 

new principal at Cooper-Carver Elementary School. 

Mrs. Peters is also Terrell County's Special Ed Director.


Superintendent Robert Aaron was awarded the 20 year service pin for his service as Superintendent.

The Georgia School Superintendent Association (GSSA) 

held its semi-annual Bootstrap Conference in Savannah, Georgia 

on April 18-19 at the Westin Hotel and Conference Center.  

Superintendent Robert Aaron was awarded the 20 year service pin 

for his service as Superintendent.  

Dougherty County School Superintendent, Dr. David Mosely 

was also recognized and given a 20 year service pin.  

Dr. John Zauner, GSSA Executive Director and Mr. Tim Helms, 

SWGA RESA Executive Director, commented that Supt. Aaron and 

Dr. Mosely are from the Southwest Georgia area, having a combined 

service of 46.5 years.  Dr. Mosely has 22.5 years and Supt. Aaron 

has 24 years.  Mr. Helms commented that Supt. Aaron’s service time 

was in a single system, Terrell County, is very rare.  It was also 

mentioned that Supt. Aaron is the longest serving superintendent in the 

state of Georgia.  Supt. Aaron was elected as superintendent on November 4, 1992 

and started serving in that capacity on January 2, 1993.  In 1997, the laws were 

changed requiring local Board of Education to be elected and the superintendent

 to be appointed.  Mr. Aaron has been appointed since 1997.  In January 2017,

 the Terrell County Board of Education approved Supt. Aaron’s contract for another 24 months.  

At the end of his contract, June 30, 2019, Supt. Aaron will have served a total of 26 years.  When asked, 

what are some of the main having a majority of dedicated and supportive members of the Board of Education, 

a tremendous administrative staff and teachers, and, of course, my family.

 

 

 

 

Employee Purchase Program for PCM Business Direct site

Take the benefits of your Employee Purchase Program
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PCM_EPP_Terrell.pdf

AS AN EMPLOYER AND A PARTICIPANT IN THE
PCM EPP PROGRAM, YOUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
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2. An extended relationship with PCM

3. Improved employee morale and technical skills
4. Easy set up and maintenance
5. Dedicated program support
6. 24-hour shopping for employees

Simply visit the address below, enter the login name and password,
and you’re ready to go!
Website:http://bd.pcm.com/site/TERRELLCOUNTYBOARDOFED
Login: Terrell_County
Password: terrellcounty
Have questions? Call your dedicated Account Manager
Name: Christopher Lala
Phone No: 877-998-8538 x 8538

There’s no better time to start saving your employees money than today! 

PCM is now able to offer our full assortment of PC and Mac hardware—including desktops, notebooks, 

printers, displays, and a complete assortment of software titles—to all employees of our corporate customers 

at discounted pricing through our enhanced Employee Purchase Programs (EPPs). There are many corporate 

benefits of a having your own Business Direct site, and now your employees can take one of those benefits 

to the bank when you set up your EPP with PCM! PCM can save you time and money with a range of free 

services we provide to our qualified business customers. And these services are just a mouse-click away 

on a customized, secured site called Business Direct. Business Direct sites are designed specifically with 

business customers in mind. With intuitive requisition and user management tools, your customized Business 

Direct site will help you run your business more efficiently and stay in control of your budget. An invaluable 

purchasing resource, your Business Direct site is both secure and tailored to your organization’s specific 

purchasing needs. Your Business Direct site serves as a centralized gateway from which you can gather pertinent

information on quality products and services. It also helps simplify your business purchases, saving time and money

in a variety of ways. One of those ways is through our enhanced Employee Purchase Program (EPP). Take the benefits

 of your Employee Purchase Program to the bank! Save time and money with a customized, secure PCM Business 

Direct site! AS AN EMPLOYER AND A PARTICIPANT IN THE PCM EPP PROGRAM, YOUR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

Increased work productivity An extended relationship with PCM Improved employee morale and technical skills 

Easy set up and maintenance Dedicated program support 24-hour shopping for employees Simply visit the address 

below, enter the login name and password,

SCHOOL STORE - Terrell High School

SCHOOL STORE - Terrell High School

Visit SCHOOLSTORE.JOSTENS.COM and 

search for your school or use school number dm580


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2016 SACS Review Findings for Terrell High School

2016 SACS Review Findings for Terrell High School has now been released by AdvancED

2016 SACS Review Findings for Terrell High School.pdf

Report of the External Review Team for the Terrell Middle School

Report of the External Review Team for the Terrell Middle School has been released and is ready for reading.

TMS EXTERNAL REVIEW REPORT Feb. 2016

Great News!!! Flu vaccine is available at the CCES School Based Health Center

Great News!!!  Terrell County School Based Health Center will now start giving flu vaccine at 

Cooper Carver Elementary School to the students, faculty, and staff of the Terrell County School System. 

It is our desire to be available for your children’s health care needs.  

Students can be vaccinated with a signed consent form from a parent or guardian. The consent form is 

included in this packet along with information about the flu vaccine and the flu itself. Children with

a history of allergic reaction to eggs, previous history of allergic reaction to the flu vaccine, or a history 

of Guillain Barre Syndrome may not be eligible for the injectable flu vaccine and should consult with 

the staff of the SBHC at Cooper Carver Elementary School. You can also call the health center to schedule 

an appointment for your child at (229) 405-6238. The health center is open Monday – Thursday from 

7:30am – 4:30pm and Friday from 7:30am – 2:30pm.


The clinic takes many insurance plans including the Medicaid system which includes Well Care, Peach State, 

Amerigroup and PeachCare for Kids. The clinic will also accept private insurance as well. Please be sure 

to fill in each child’s name and complete all information on the attached form. 

Your child(ren) cannot be given the flu vaccine without a signed consent form.  Please fill out your form and return it today. 

Flu Vaccine Consent Form 2016- TCSBHC

We encourage you to use the School Based Health Center to address any health needs your child(ren) may have in the future.  

Thank you,

School Based Health Center Staff


Terrell County School System is now a Charter System.

The Terrell County School System has been approved by the

State Board of Education to become a Charter System. 

This designation will create opportunities for autonomous flexibility

at the school-level for all schools in Terrell County. 

Our schools will have more freedom to innovate, exercise local school 

governance and gain broad community support 

to improve student achievement.

Terrell County School-Based Health Center located at Cooper Carver Elementary

Terrell County School-Based Health Center

Is now open 

Terrell County School-Based Health Center (located in Cooper Carver Elementary) 

 We celebrate the opportunity to have a health clinic in our school system! 
Terrell County SBHC at Cooper Carver Elementary 
455 Greenwave Drive, Dawson, GA (229) 405-6238



 

 

TRS Launches Online Counseling Registration

NEWS RELEASE
August 8, 2016

TRS Launches Online Counseling Registration
New Counseling Registration Process for our Atlanta Office

 

The Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) now offers online registration for pre-retirement counseling appointments in our Atlanta Office. The introduction of online registration for counseling appointments will automate all event registrations—streamlining the process for all members.

 

Previously, TRS only offered online registration for appointments outside the Atlanta office. This new online tool now offers online registration for appointments at our Atlanta office and is similar to the process for our outreach events held throughout the State of Georgia.

 

To view available appointment times and register, a member will be required to log into his or her existing TRS account or create an account if one does not exist. Once the member has reached the Account Summary page, he or she will search for available appointments by clicking onAppointments/Eventson the right-hand side of the screen. During the registration process, a member may select either an appointment/event at our office or at another location.

 

We encourage all of our members to register for an online account to have access to Appointments/Event registration, Annual Member Statements, and the Application for Retirement. A member may create an account by visitingwww.TRSGA.com. On the website's homepage, hover over theAccount Loginlink located in the navigation bar at the top of the page. SelectActive Member Loginin the drop down menu. From there you can select to register for account access or log into your existing account.

 

TRS is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to members. We are always looking for ways to improve the services we provide. We believe this new process will expedite the registration process and improve our members' experiences with TRS.z


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HB251 Intradistrict Transfer Option

NOTICE: HB251 Intradistrict Transfer Option-State law in Georgia allows intradistrict transfer within the state.  

The Terrell County School System has no options for intradistrict transfer because the system is 

comprised of only one school per grade span (Cooper-Carver Elementary School-Grades PreK-5;

Terrell Middle School-Grades 6-8; and Terrell High School-Grades 9-12). 

Please contact Tonya Perkins, Title I Director at 229-995-4096 or

tperkins@terrell.k12.ga.us if you have any questions or need additional information.

Attention Parents - Terrell County School Based Health Center

Terrell County School Based Health Center

 

Starting April 2016, Terrell County School System will have a Comprehensive Pediatric Clinic located

in  the Cooper Carver Elementary School Building. If you like your child to have access to the clinic for

illnesses, injuries, physicals, etc. during school hours, please fill out the following forms completely.

This packet contains all the forms that are needed for your child o be seen at the School Based Heath

Center within Terrell County School System.

For further questions, please call (229) 405-6201.

Thank You

School Based Health Center Staff

School Based Health Center Flyer

High School Registration Information

Consolidated LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Parent Review

Terrell County Schools believe that your involvement with your child’s education is essential to their academic and future success. To honor our commitment to provide the best possible educational experience for your child, we invite you to work with us on our improvement efforts. We welcome you to review and give us your input regarding the Terrell County School System’s current Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) at any time.

 

Interested persons should contact Tonya Perkins, Title I Director at (229) 995-4096 or email tperkins@terrell.k12.ga.us for additional information.

 

You are also welcome to send any feedback, comments or concerns to: Email:  tperkins@terrell.k12.ga.us

                                 Mail: Title I Office, Terrell County Board of Education, P.O. Box 151, Dawson, GA 39842

Ga. Dept. of Education Report Terrell High School Ranks in Top 20% "Performing School"

       Terrell County High School has once again received some good news from the Georgia Department of Education
       (GDOE) regarding academic success at the local school. A recent report from the GDOE shows that Terrell High
       School ranks in the top 20 per cent as a “Performing School.” The GDOE conducted a Georgia Assessment of Professional
       School Standards (GAPSS) evaluation at Terrell High School on March 31 and April 1. Terrell School Superintendent
       Robert Aaron and Terrell High School Principal Douglas Bell both said they were pleased with the recent evaluation
       results. Click here to read the article

Special Celebration for Undefeated 1984 Terrell Co team

                                   Special Celebration for Undefeated 1984 Terrell Co team 

WALB  news story about the Undefeated 1984 Terrell Co team celebrating its State Title

Superintendent Robert D. Aaron was the head basketball coach that won theState AA Championship with 28-0 Record.

Congratulations, Terrell High School

   Terrell County's graduation rate for 2014 is 85.1%  above the state average of 72.6%


   The Georgia Department of Education announced on Thursday, December 18, 2014 that Terrell County High 

   School  was 1 of 38 Schools removed from the Priority and Focus School lists.