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
TCSS Parent University presents a Lunch & Learn entitled:
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
Lunch and child care will be provided!
For more information, contact:
Mrs. LaKia M. Spencer,
Student, Family, and Community Engagement Specialist
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
Richard Woods, Georgia’s School Superintendent
“Educating Georgia’s Future”
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Thank You Letter to Georgia’s Families
By Richard Woods
State School Superintendent
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.
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
2017-2018 PAC Members
|Margaret A. Bloodworth
||Atlanta Public Schools
|Adrienne Clay Williams
|John D. Cline
|Lakishia D. Evans
||Utopian Charter Academy
||Social Circle City
|Carol F. Harrell
|Angel Javier Rosario
|Emily C. Mercer
||State Schools-Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
|Allen Thornhill, Jr.
|Ghazala “Annette” Turabi
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.
The Southwest Georgia RESA 2017 Graduation rate
for the 15 school systems it serves:
- Baker County graduated 18 students at a 90%
- Calhoun Country graduated 46 students at 89.1%
- Dougherty County graduated 822 students or 83.1%
- Decatur County graduated 340 students or 87.4%
- Early County graduated 160 students or 90.4%
- Lee County graduated 385 students or 83.2%
- Grady County graduated 248 students or 83.5%
- Miller County graduated 70 students or 77.8%
- Mitchell County graduated 119 students or 93.7%
- Pelham City graduated 91 students or 85.0%
- Seminole County graduated 107 students or 96.4%
- Terrell County graduated 98 students or 91.6%
- Thomas County graduated 347 students or 87.8%
- Thomasville City graduated 158 students or 74.9%
- 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.
Educators recognized for longevity as superintendents
By Terry Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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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.
School Based Health Center Staff
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
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
August 8, 2016
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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
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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.
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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.
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Mail: Title I Office, Terrell County Board of Education, P.O. Box 151, Dawson, GA 39842
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
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.