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The Rampage - Worth County Schools
Volume 6, Issue 9
April 2015
The Rampage
W O R T H
Dates To
Remember
Worth County Rams
Varsity Baseball Schedule
4/10 Crisp Co.
/6:30/Home
4/13 Bainbridge/6:00/Away
4/15 Westover/5:45/Home
4/17 TCC/6:00/Away
4/18 Turner
Co./4:00/Away
4/21 Monroe/5:45/Home
4/24 Americus –
Sumter/5:45/Home
5/01 State Playoffs/Home
Worth County Rams
Junior Varsity Baseball
Schedule
4/10 Crisp
Co./4:00/Home
4/13 Bainbridge/4:00/Away
4/17 TCC/4:00/Away
4/18 Turner Co./10:00
am Home-Battle of the
Border
Worth County Rams
Varsity Soccer Schedule
4/10 Bainbridge / Away
Girls 5:30 / Boys 7:30
4/14 Cairo / Home /Girls
5:30 Boys 7:30
4/17 Brooks / Home Boys
5:00 Girls 7:00
4/21 Lowndes/ Away Girls
5:30 Boys 7:30
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WCHS Star Student and Star Teacher
The PAGE
STAR program honors
Georgia’s outstanding
high school seniors
and the teachers who
have been most instrumental in the academic development
of the student.
To obtain the
STAR nomination,
high school students
must have the highest scores on a single
test date on the three
-part SAT and be in
the top 10% of their
class. Each high
school STAR student
is asked to name his/
her STAR teacher.
WCHS 20142015 STAR Student
is Hanna Ivey. Hanna
chose Mrs. Michelle
Greer as her STAR
teacher. Mrs. Greer
teaches Environmental Science and
Biology .
Crystal Ivey. Hanna and
Mrs. Greer were recognized at the region 9
Page Star Luncheon
March 26, in Americus.
Congratulations to
Hanna and Mrs. Greer!!
Hanna is the
daughter of Hal and
A C C E L
P a r e n t
N i g h t
The Guidance Department will be hosting an ACCEL Parent Information
Session April 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Worth County High School
cafeteria.
Parents can come and learn more about the ACCEL/Dual Enrollment programs available through Darton State College, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and Albany State University.
Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit courses provide opportunities for Georgia high
school students to take college-level courses and earn concurrent credit
toward a high school diploma and a college degree.
To learn more about the courses and to see if this will benefit your child,
please plan to attend the informative session. We look forward to seeing
you there.
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The Rampage
JROTC Blood Drive
JROTC will be holding a blood drive on April 16, 2015, in the WCHS gym.
The time to donate will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Parents and
the community are encouraged to participate. A
picture I.D. is required. Contact Kathy Conger at
229-777-8439 to schedule an appointment. Parents may schedule a time to donate with their
child. Students are being ask to schedule during
their elective classes or lunch. Therefore, if you
plan to schedule with your child, find out what
time their elective classes take place before
scheduling.
INPUT NEEDED
In order to plan for the 20152016 school year, we need
your input. Please take a moment to complete the 20152016 Worth CountySchools Needs Assessment
survey for parents by accessing the following link: https://
docs.google.com/a/
worthschools.net/forms/
d/1nlalld2rZdWhtVFaATtizeimF
V2oloyQ3ktVluGBaPY/
viewform
On March 19, the 2014-2015 Academic Bowl took place. There were 8 teams competing. All the teams represented WCHS academics and arts very well!! Coming in first
place was the Cooking Crew (Mr. Potts) taking the title in a nail-biting final round
against the Onomatopoeia (Mrs.
Youngblood) Students were asked complex questions. Questions came from
all academic areas, sports, music, current events, and pop culture. When
questions were asked, they were given
10 seconds to respond. They competed
in double elimination rounds until one
team won. Congratulations Cooking
Crew! Pictured left to right: Mr. Darrin
Potts, Heavenly Fletcher, Tayler Tanner,
Blake Parton, Lindsey Toneygay, and
Jannah Zinker
P u r p l e – U p
D a y
April is Month of the Military Child
“Purple-up Day” is April 15th!
This is a day that can be celebrated by wearing
purple to show support for those that serve in
our nations’ military as well as for their families.
For more information visit:
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/...
Volume 6,
Page 3
Issue 9
One looks back with
appreciation to the brilliant
teachers, but with gratitude
to those who touched our
human feelings. The
curriculum is so much
necessary raw material, but
warmth is a vital element
for the growing plant and
for the soul of the child.
-Carl Jung
JROTC Visits Marine Corps Logistics Base
On March 20, WCHS
JROTC cadets traveled to the Marine
Corps Logistics Base
to view the annual
Battle Color Ceremony in which the
Drum and Bugle
Corps lead the Color Guard and the Silent Drill
Platoon.
Prior to the start of
the Battle Color Ceremony, the cadets
viewed the static display of military
ground equipment.
Graduation 2015
The Worth County High School Graduation Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 23,
8:00 a.m. at the WCHS football stadium. In the event of rain, the graduation ceremony will be
held in the WCHS gym at 11:00 a.m. Due to limited seating in the gym, each senior will receive four admission tickets if this occurs.
Seniors should arrive at the football stadium by 7:00 a.m. for line-up and last minute
instructions.
The graduation dress code is as follows:
Girls: black dress (NO STRAPLESS), black dress shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS). Dress should not be
seen outside of gown.
Boys: white dress shirt, dark tie (preferably with some black in pattern), black dress slacks,
black socks, and black dress shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS).
There will be a professional photographer and videographer present at the graduation
ceremony. Video/DVD order forms will be given to each senior in advance. You will also have
the opportunity to order these before the ceremony at the stadium gate. Photography will be
handled via e-mail or mail. Photographs may be made from the stands during the ceremony,
but no one will be allowed on the track for this purpose.
Behavior at the graduation ceremony should reflect the dignity of the ceremony.
Graduates should remain in their seats until their specified time for participation. Parents and
guest should respect the right of others to hear their senior’s name called, and should remain
quiet throughout the ceremony. A letter will be sent home with each senior early in May with
all pertinent information.
WE’RE ON THE WEB:
www.worthschools.net
Scholarship
Deadlines
School improvement
(See Guidance Department
for Details)
A copy of the Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP)
and the WCHS School Wide /School Improvement Plan (SW/SI
Plan) are available for parents to view in the front office. Both
plans can be found on WCSS website as well. We will be glad to
assist you with any questions you may have.
Please encourage your child to visit the
guidance department to pick up an application before/after school, between
classes, and during lunches. If you
have questions about any scholarships,
please do not hesitate to call or email
your child's counselor, and they will be
happy to assist you.
Also, a copy of the school level Parental Involvement Policy and
district level Parental Involvement Policy is available in the front
office and may be found on our school website at
www.worthschools.net.
Parent Resource center
The Title I Parent Involvement Resource Room is available from 8:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The resource room has an extensive collection of materials that can be helpful to your student. Please feel free to
come by or call 229-777-8439 and speak with Kathy Conger, Parent Coordinator, about the materials available for check-out.
In an effort to make parents and
the community aware of homeless
education, please contact Mrs.
Tracie Turner at 229-776-8600.
Mrs. Turner is Worth County Schools
Homeless Liaison.
Also, upon request, we can provide a list of websites for student participation that includes educational activities to enhance student learning.
Worth County Schools is now
on Facebook and Twitter.
Check it out!
www.facebook.com/worthcountyschools
The resource room is located in the southeast end of the building in room
144. Please take a moment to come by and check out the material we have
available. As always for everyone's safety, please sign-in at the south end
main office.
P a r e n t ’ s
R i g h t
T o
K n o w
The Elementary and Secondary Education Assistance Act of 1965 (ESEA)[Section 1111 (6)(A)]
These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this
information to you. At any time, you may ask:

Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching,
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Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and
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What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and
major(s) or area(s) of concentration. You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional. If your
child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications.
Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed
in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled.

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