Mrs. Hawthorne held a junior and senior parent symposium on January 22 at 6 p.m. after being inspired by a parent during a conference to demonstrate for other parents what she did for that parent, so that is exactly what she did Monday night. The night began with parents looking at sample projects and looking through novels their child would be doing and reading throughout the remainder of the school year. Parents were then given a tour of Mrs. Hawthorne's extensive webpage, with Mrs. Hawthorne pointing out all of the parent and student resources available to help parents feel more informed about what is happening in Mrs. Hawthorne's classes throughout the each nine weeks. Parents were shown class calendars, curriculum maps, where on her webpage parents could email Mrs. Hawthorne, scholarship information, test prep information, as well as where they could locate nearly 90 percent of all the materials used in class and over 95 percent of all of the reading materials on audiobook format and in pdf, thus taking away the "I can't find/lost my book, reading guide, or handout" excuse. The night ended with Mrs. Hawthorne teaching a poetry lesson over We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar for the junior parents and The Passionate Shepherd and The Nymph's Reply for the senior parents, with the parents serving as Mrs. Hawthorne's students. All were fully engaged in the lesson and some were even answering the teacher's questions. Clearly, the evening was a success as at the end of the night, Mrs. Hawthorne receiving a rousing ovation and numerous parents approached her afterward to express their appreciation for both her efforts in the classroom and for holding the symposium for them.
Reggie Perry has been selected as a McDonald's All-American. Reggie was one of 23 finalist from a field of 700 male and female athletes from across the nation. In March, Reggie will travel to Atlanta to compete in the McDonald's All American game at Phillips Arena.
Thomasville High School's football team will send eight players to different all-star games. Jeremiah Powell will compete at the Rising Seniors game in Macon and Grant Conger will be at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association South Football Classic on December 28. Additionally, six players will play in different games at the Georgia Elite Classic at McEachern High School in Powder Spring on December 28: Quarterback J. T. Rice and senior running back Trey Tillman will play in the seniors game while defensive back Karey Lee and defensive lineman Marc Davis will play in the juniors game and defensive lineman Payten Singletary and receiver Kevin Cochran will compete in the sophomore event. Head Coach Zach Grage will coach wide receivers at the GACA game and defensive coordinator Sherard Reynolds will be at the Georgia Elite Classic.
Quoted Directly from an article in the Times Enteprise written by Jordan Barela.
Thomasville High School students are giving back this holiday season. Two THS groups — student government association and the newly-formed leadership class — are conducting numerous events in an effort to give back to the local community.
"We're doing a DFCS Christmas," said Jared Robinson, a student in the leadership class, adding the event is aimed at providing Christmas to children less fortunate. Robinson said events helping out the community are key because the leadership class wants "to show them (the community) we actually care and we're not just a school."
Reggie Perry, also in the leadership class, said he and his peers want to reach out to the community and give back to others.
Alexa Hernandez, senior class president, said the student governmental body adopted an 8-year-old for the holiday season.
"Some of the things on her list were really eye-opening," Hernandez said, also noting the young girl wanted basic necessities.
Back in November, SGA members took part in serving Thanksgiving meals at Rescue Mission and conducted a canned goods drive at Second Harvest. SGA members helped prepare and give out over 100 meals.
The Thomasville High SGA formulated a campaign to give back to the community for the holiday season. Future events include volunteering at Victorian Christmas, hosting a THS staff appreciation week, and Shop with a Cop. Janet Cable, a THS social studies teacher, oversees SGA and the leadership class. Cable said the giving back notion is a way to get the students involved in the community and is a "component of a social education." "I like to create opportunities for students to do that," Cable added.
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