Parents come join us Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 PM to experience a crime scene that some of our students are taking part in in a new class that's being offered at Thomasville High School. This school term we introduced a new course, Biomedical. Ms. Mallory Ross and Mrs. Barbara Peralta are co-teaching this fun, engaging class and will be hosting the first Parent Engagement Session for this school term. Come learn what the students are taking part in and hear what other science classes are doing as well.
Any question please contact Mrs. Ponder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Coach Grage on being named the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week for the week of the Thomas County Central game. The award is based on his commitment to his team, community efforts, and player health and safety. On December 31, he will go to the Mercedes Benz Stadium to be awarded at halftime when the Falcons play the Carolina Panthers. Congratulations coach!
Direct Quote from Georgia High School Football Daily: "Carl Blackmore of Thomasville is the Specialist of the Week. Blackmore, a senior, kicked a school-record 57-yard field goal in a 41-7 victory over Thomas County Central. Blackmore also made a 45-yarder. He was 2-of-3 on field goals, 5-of-5 on extra points and kicked all eight kickoffs for touchbacks. Blackmorehas no scholarship offers yet."
Class of 2018: "Senior Ad + Yearbook Bundle is $100 until October 1. Go to ybpay.com and enter Yearbook ID Code 12981518."
All other high school classes: "Order your 2017-18 copy of The Pines THS yearbook at the early bird price of $40 until October 1. Price increases to $50 after October 1. Go to ybpay.com and enter Yearbook ID Code 12981518."
Directly Quoted from the Thomasville Times Enterprise by Jordan Barela:
A group of Thomasville High School students thought their first day of school was going to be in a normal classroom, not the center of a mock crime scene. A new course at Thomasville High called Principles of Biomedical Sciences launched on the first day back for students. Students were introduced to their course-long assignment — greeted by yellow crime scene tape covering the classroom door. Anna Garcia, the plastic victim, laid lifeless on the floor, surrounded by clues to the motive.
"Every single day, we're going to do different activities and you're going to figure out what happened. That's your job," said Barbara Peralta, Principles of Biomedical Sciences teacher. Peralta, Mallory Ross, also a Principles of Biomedical Sciences teacher, and the students began their course-long investigation by examining the scene.
Crime scene photos were taken and possible evidence was marked. Peralta asked the students if they watched popular crime shows, such as the CSI series. "Guess what, you're all doing the exact same thing," she said. The new investigators were provided a composition book to jot down notes and to aid in their investigation. "You're going to be adding information on top of information," Ross said, noting the students will receive different reports throughout the course and stressing the importance of organization. Said Peralta, "You're going to be investigators. You're going to find out what happened to Anna Garcia."
The Principles of Biomedical Science course is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course, said Thomasville High School Principal Chip Clatto. Both Peralta and Ross had to undergo a two-week long PLTW extensive training at Georgia Southern University in order to teach the course, according to Clatto.
The course, a "souped-up" forensic course, is the first in a three-course pathway and an Advanced Placement track course, the principal noted. "It's going to be one of the most enriching courses they'll have in their academic career," Clatto said of the students in the course.
Congratulations to graduating senior Durant Fullington for being chosen as Southwest Georgia's Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship Student of the Year. Durant was nominated for this award for his outstanding accomplishments in the WBL/YAP program, his job performance at Cleaver-Brooks, as well as his many other outstanding accomplishments while in the Thomasville City School System. Durant's portfolio was judged by a panel of educators in the West Central Region and evaluated on his letters of reference, his work/school awards, his community service, CTSO participation, leadership positions, etc.
Durant and his parents are invited to attend the awards luncheon and be recognized at the GACTE (Career Technical Education) Conference in Atlanta July 11. Congratulations to Durant, and good luck to Durant as he continues his education at Mississippi State University this summer!