While Thomson High School was recently asked to serve as a host site for the upcoming Governor's teleconference on education, Thomson and Maxwell Elementary schools were invited to the Georgia Public Broadcasting studios in Atlanta to attend the Jan. 27 event.
In an invitation letter from State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox to the principals at the schools, the schools are congratulated for being Title I distinguished schools for six consecutive years. The letters state that each school "stands out as a model among its peers."
A delegation of up to eight people from the schools -- including parents, teachers, administrators and volunteers -- will be allowed to attend the Community Conversation about Excellence in Education and share their views with state officials.
On Jan. 27, Governor Sonny Perdue and Mrs. Cox will lead a statewide Community Conversation that aims to create Georgia's definition of educational excellence. Twenty public schools around the state will simultaneously serve as sites for this landmark engagement that will have parents, business leaders, community members, educators and others talking about what makes a public school great. They'll also discuss the current state of public education in Georgia and what needs to be done to help Georgia lead the nation in improving student achievement.
THS will host up to 100 people from across the area who also are interested in sharing their views at the event. The event begins at 6:45 p.m.