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THOMSON HIGH YEARBOOKS

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: Monday through Friday, front office

FOR MORE INFO: Yearbooks cost $65. Order forms are available in the front office. Contact Miranda Murphey at THS for more details.

CAP AND GOWN ORDERS AT THS

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: Jan. 20 -- all three lunch periods

FOR MORE INFO: Balfour representatives will be on hand to take orders. The $65 graduation fee includes cap, gown, tassel, diploma, diploma cover and printing charges.

MANSE JOLLY, THE ULTIMATE CONFEDERATE VIGILANTE

WHERE: Talk of the Town Café in the Fitzpatrick Hotel, Washington

WHEN: Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Dr. Tim Drake of Clemson University will present this program at the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting. The cost is $10 per person and includes dinner. Make reservations, as soon as possible, by e-mail at claibourne@ darden-atlanta.net or by calling (404) 210-5811 and leaving a message. After noon Friday, make reservations by calling and leaving a message.

AP STUDENT-PARENT INFO SESSION

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: This session is for parents of students interested in enrolling in the Advanced Placement Program for 2011-12. Administered by The College Board, the AP Program permits pupils in grades 11 and 12 to take rigorous college courses with the support of trained AP high school teachers. AP students take an AP exam for each course. With these results, they may be eligible for college credit. Contact Pat Farner, AP coordinator, at (706) 986-4200 or visit The College Board's AP Program Web site at www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html.

CARD NIGHT, FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: The workshop for students and parents will begin at 5:30 p.m. Card Night will follow from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. At that time, parents may pick up their students' midterms and speak briefly with teachers.

REGISTRATION FOR 2011-12

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: Feb. 7-11

FOR MORE INFO: Registration appointments will be held for current eighth-graders and their parents during this week. Students will be advised of their appointment times; parents should contact the THS guidance office at (706) 986-4222 if they do not receive an appointment notice by Feb. 7. During registration, students will make requests for elective courses, learn about graduation requirements and review academic course recommendations. Students in grades 9-11 will make their course requests Feb. 7-8. All registration forms for students in these grades are to be returned to the student's homeroom teacher by Feb. 9. Registration requests do not constitute a student's schedule. The administration and counselors reserve the right to make changes to a student's course requests to meet requirements for graduation, to satisfy class size requirements and to meet needs outlined by the student's Individual Education Plan.

GRAND OPENING RECEPTION

WHERE: MAC on Main Art Gallery

WHEN: Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: To be held at the new gallery on Main Street. Please bring friends and come see the beautiful building the Camellia Partners and Bracton and Sheryl Ivey renovated. The gallery will be filled with original artwork by local artists, and refreshments will be served.

SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

WHERE: Senior Center, 304 Greenway St., Thomson

WHEN: Nominations accepted through Feb. 21

FOR MORE INFO: Help choose the Thomson-McDuffie Senior Citizen of the Year for 2011. Candidates must be a resident of McDuffie County who is 70-plus years old, who has performed (or is performing) worthwhile deeds and has made (or is making) a positive difference in the county. Forms may be picked up from the Senior Center. Call (706) 595-7502.

GHSWT TO BE ADMINISTERED

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: This is a retest opportunity to administer the Georgia High School Writing Test for candidates for May 2011 and May 2012 graduation. It is the final administration prior to May 2011 commencement. Passing the GHSWT and all parts of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests is required to earn a diploma in Georgia and to participate in graduation exercises in McDuffie. Per state testing rules, no cell phones, PDAs or other electronic devices are permitted in testing rooms. Former students must pre-register to take this test by calling (706) 986-4222 no later than Feb. 4.

MOTHER'S MORNING OUT

WHERE: Thomson Family YMCA

WHEN: Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Take the morning to go shopping, hang out with friends or just relax alone. Open to ages 6 months -- 12 years. Cost is $15 per child. Discount for additional siblings. To register, visit any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.

ONE STOP MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU

WHERE: East Central Georgia Consortium One Stop

WHEN: now

FOR MORE INFO: Did you know that more than 25,000 jobs will be opening for the heavy construction industry throughout the state? Did you know an experienced construction laborer can earn $20 per hour? Did you know that you may qualify to be trained for this great career? If you are unemployed, willing to travel and Georgia Work Ready Certified then contact the local One Stop for more information at (706)595-8941. The One Stop has placed over 45 people in jobs related to this industry after training. Come get your training today.

AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING FOR THS STUDENTS

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: For math, students may see Mrs. Costello in Room 209; for English, Mrs. Flanders in Room 111; for social studies, Mrs. Hubert in Room 405; and for science, Mrs. Pereda in Room 304. There is no charge to the student for this supplemental educational service. Call THS guidance department at (706)986-4222.

McDUFFIE COUNTY EVENING SCHOOL CREDIT RECOVERY

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: This option is for Thomson High School students who have previously failed a required course for graduation. All courses are computer-based, self-paced, and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards. The cost for each course is $50 per half-unit attempted, and students may register in the guidance office. A student is not permitted to leave early unless a parent or guardian comes to sign him/her out. Contact the guidance department at (706)986-4222.

GET A BURN PERMIT

WHERE: By Calling 1-877-652-2876

WHEN: Always get a burn permit, it's the law

FOR MORE INFO: Breezy, warm, spring days are perfect for enjoying the outdoors, but they're perfect, too, for wildfires. To prevent the spread of wildfires, the Georgia Forestry Commission is urging residents to take extra precautions when burning yard debris, using an outdoor grill or enjoying campfires. If you're not sure when to get a permit just call 1-877-OK2-burn or log ontoGaTrees.org.



Web posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011













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