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December 12, 2018 Page 3B l orter II Each week during the school year The Reporter spotlights activities and achievements of students, faculty and staff at a different Monroe County school. Thank you to Cassandra Ogtetre media specialis for coordinating news from T.G. Scott Elementary. Next week look for news from K.B. Sutton Elemen- tary. Email school-related news, including items for "Monroe in CollegC' to Diane Glidewell at news@mymcrnet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~|~~~|~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~|~~~~~||~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~||~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~l~~lllll O I Mrs. Moreno's 4th-grade science dass at T.G. Scott Elementary is wrapping up its unit on planets. As a culminating activity, the students researched a planet of choice, the weather of the planet, temperature, and other interesting facts. This research was followed up with creating an alien and an 'Xllen Passport" for the creatures. These aliens are planning a trip to America and cannot wait to arrive! Students have gotten very creative with their ideas and have enjoyed sharing them with the dass and school. I II I I II II I I I i I 0 k At T. G. Scott Elementary and develops genuine rela- School, we are so fortunate tionships with students. He to have Officer Ken Blanden- takes time for people and burg as our School Resource Officer. He teaches the C.H.A.M.ES. curriculum to all fifth graders, gives his time to mentor students, created a summer camp for students, and even plays with students at recess. He isn't just here as a "security guard". He takes his job very seriously! ,Mthough his primary role is to make sure we all are safe at school, Officer Ken takes time to get to know students, counsels with students who /re experiencing problems, really wants to help others. Amia Avery said, "I really like how Officer Ken keeps us safe" Tearsin Parker likes how Officer Ken is really fun and also how he takes time to teach us things we need to know. Braylon lones added that Officer Ken is funny, nice, and has great taste in music. If you want to see Officer Ken Blandenburg at work, drop by. T.G. Scott Elemen- tary and you might just see him helping students make better decisions, mentoring students who need positive role models, or just playing games with students on the playground. Matthew Biers added that he thinks Offi- cer Ken is just a really great person! Not only do we know we have the best SRO around, but others recognize his hard work and dedication too! We all want to congratulate Officer Blandenburg on be- ing named Support Ser- vices Division of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department "Employee of the Year"! He truly is awesome in so many ways! Thankyou Officer Ken for all you do! I I I Students find treasures 0n / TGS playgr0und Students have been finding painted rocks '26iand the T.G. Scott ]Elementary playground; Music : eacher, Ms. Kendrick, has found n.e ' obby: painting rocks and them for kids to fred. I She just loves to make them Ismile. It's amazing how much a ',simple thing as a rock can brighten t iyour day , I | STL) t T 0 THE NECK for the Monroe County School System $tateFarm 281 College Drive. Forsyth, GA 31029 Hours: Monday - Fdday, 9 am - S'30 pm T.G. Scott clubs share real meaning of Christmas with Pruitt friends The T.G. Scott Pen Pals Club is get- hours to get everything prepared for ting ready to kick off the holiday sea- the big day P.S. - The students would son with some Christmas cheer! On like to give a HUGE shoutout to the Tuesday, Dec. 18 the pals will travel Forsyth Walmart and Mrs. Laditra to Pruitt Healthcare after school and Head for helping us with our project have story time with several of the and for their kind donation! residents. This will be followed by The T.G. Scott Ukulele Club will ornament making and gifts. These also visit the Pruitt Healthcare Nurs- students have worked extremely hard ing Home on Tuesday, Dec. 18th and writing their book, "What Christmas perform for the residents. Means To Me,' and invested many Bots Robotics to compete Dec. t5 The TG Bots Robotics team at T.G. Scott Elementary is in full preparation for the First Lego League Regional Competition on Dec. 15 at Middle Georgia State University. T.G. Scott has a great team and the members are excited about the upcoming competition. Mrs. Cone's first-grade class at T.G. Scott Elementary has a visitor! Spark the Elf is back just in time to help support the TGS Canned Food Drive. Spark thought the students were doing an excellent job bringing in their cans, and he wanted to join in on the fun! TGS will be accepting canned foods throughout the next two weeks. If you would like to drop off a donation, please feel free to do so. I I Allen introduces new book series Local author Karen Allen visited T.G. Scoff Elementary to introduce and read her new book, "The Awesome Opossum". Students enjoyed the story about how it's okay to be afraid but we must not stay afraid. Allen asked students for suggestions for future books and received some great ideas from students of all grade levels. J t