October 2018
Tift College and Career Academy
The Tift College and Career Academy held its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting this month. TCCA is located at Tift County High School and will lead to partnerships between the school system and industry, resulting in job shadowing experiences, apprenticeships and internships for our students. This will give our students more real-world experience while still in high school.
Len Lastinger Catches a Good Virus
Len Lastinger Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Jamie Judy has gone viral! She greets her students each morning with a special greeting of their choice. The video catching their morning routine has already received more than 34 million views!

So if you need a feel-good moment, c lick here to see the full video.
Honoring a Legacy
Matt Wilson Elementary School is now home to a memorial honoring one of its former students- Franklin Thomas Collins. The Collins family wanted to preserve the memory of their brother who was the first African American from Tift County killed in the Vietnam War. For the full story, please click here .
In the Community
When Krystal held its Grand Opening, some extra special assistants were on hand to help. Student council members from Matt Wilson Elementary School participated in the event while the entire school benefited from earning a portion of the day's proceeds.
Job Postings
Our school system uses two ways to post any job openings we have. Certified positions are posted at www.teachgeorgia.org . All non-certified position are posted on our school website here .

Back in the Day
Homecoming has long been an exciting tradition in Tift County. Here are the Homecoming Queens and Attendants from 1979. Pictured are Sophomore Jana Black, Queen Cynthia Turner, Junior Cynthia Evans and Queen Jill Bragg. Not pictured was Junior Diane Stanley.
Superintendent Search Update
Board of Education members have continued to review applications for superintendent. Interviews are planned to begin in a few weeks.
Student Spotlight
Jaquavis Harris is a first grader at Charles Spencer Elementary School. His teacher, Terri Bee, didn't hesitate for a second when she was asked which student represented the best.

"When I think of a student who displays TRUE Blue behavior, I immediately think of Jaquavis. He is a model student who is kind and respectful to not only his peers, but also to adults. He waits his turn and often allows others to go ahead of him. Jaquavis is well-liked and is often complimented by school personnel on his outstanding, True Blue behavior. His work ethic is admirable because he does not wait to get started on assignments, but writes his name on his paper and puts forth his best effort. He has earned several True Blue Bucks at our school because he is always Respectful! Responsible! Ready! I am proud to have Jaquavis Harris in my class."
They said WHAT?
"Out of the mouths of babes" is an iconic saying for a good reason. Children generally have no filter, so what they think usually comes out, and it's usually the truth. And much of what they say is hilarious. Educators get a front-row seat for this on a daily basis.

Student: I got a new dog!
Teacher: What kind of dog did you get?
Student: I mean, I don’t know the species.
Teacher: Canine, maybe?
Student: (looking puzzled) No, not whatever you said. Just yellow.

If you have a funny story, please share it with us at  info@tiftschools.com.

It Takes a Village
Operating a school system of nearly 8,000 students takes a lot of work, and we couldn't do it without the amazing contributions of our community.

Over the years, Air Evac Lifeteam has been a regular visitor to Tift schools. We appreciate them allowing our students to see their helicopters up-close and talk to staff members. Thank you for giving our students and staff this opportunity!

If your business would like to become a Partner in Education,
please email us at info@tiftschools.com .
Tift County Schools
207 N. Ridge Avenue
Tifton, Georgia 31794  
(229) 387-2400