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  • TOLBERT STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN 4-H CLOVERLEAF PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT

    On Saturday, April 17th, 4-H hosted an event called Project Achievement, where our fourth and fifth-grade students had the chance to present a short show and tell presentation on a topic that interests them.

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  • TVA Partnership Awards Tolbert Elementary School $5,000 STEM Grant

    March 2021, NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with North Georgia EMC and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), recently awarded Tolbert Elementary School (TES), $5,000 for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education project. Tolbert Elementary School’s Patricia Harris and Stacy Calvert authored the grant on the school’s behalf, and school principal Shelley Allen, assistant principal Holly Sisson, and superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker were on hand for the award announcement. “I am excited about the opportunities this grant will provide our students,” said, Shelley Allen, Tolbert Elementary School principal. “Not only will it provide learning opportunities for STEM, but students will also be afforded the opportunity to learn real-world applications for those STEM lessons, as well as an opportunity to engage with our community through the process.”

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  • Virtual Literacy Night - TONIGHT, April 1, 2021

    You can access the information after 4pm, by clicking or typing in the following URL: https://www.gcbe.org/domain/5168 You can access the information by scanning the QR code:

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  • TVA Partnership Awards Tolbert Elementary School $5,000 STEM Grant

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  • AVERY WILEY NAMED YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHOR SECOND GRADE SYSTEM WINNER

    Tolbert Elementary is proud to announce Avery Wiley as the county level Young Georgia Author's Writing Competition winner for second grade. This is a very prestigious writing competition that encourages young writers to develop their writing skills. Avery will now move to the RESA level, which is the next competition level. Congratulations and Good Luck, Avery!

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  • TOLBERT ELEMENTARY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FOURTH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS: BENTLEY HAYES AND NATALIE RICHARDS

    Congratulations to our overall winner Bentley Hayes, he is our science fair winner for the 2020-2021 school year, and Natalie Richards is the runner-up. Both of our young aspiring scientists have shown self-engagement and motivation in the field of science and were recognized and surprised with a prize package full of items. The students received tickets to the Tellus Museum, The Fernbank Science Center, and Zoo Atlanta with an extra-special tortoise encounter at their visit. Also, both students earned special recognition from the Georgia Aquarium and The Coca-Cola Space and Science Center for their efforts in the area of science. Completing the prize package, Bentley and Natalie received a special gift from the Tennessee Aquarium, Chick-fil-A, and a personal science experiment kit. We extend a thank you to all of the businesses for their generous donations and thank Mrs. Allmon for coordinating the fair.

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  • TOLBERT ANNOUNCES YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

    Tolbert Elementary is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 winners for the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. Winning entries from Tolbert will now move on to the system-level writing contest, and if chosen as the winner, then will move forward to the RESA-level competition. Congratulations to the following winners: K-Olivia Hawkins 1st - Olivia Dooley 2nd- Avery Wiley 3rd - Noor Fatima 4th - Shelby Cole 5th - Caylee Childers

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  • TVA-BVI $5,000 STEM CLASSROOM GRANT AWARDED TO TOLBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, announced this week the award of $800,000 in grants to educators in public schools to develop STEM projects. Tolbert Elementary is one of six Georgia schools to be the recipient of the 2020-2021 TVA-BVI STEM Classroom Grant Awards of $5,000. The competitive STEM classroom grant program, operated in partnership with Battelle, received more than 600 grant applications from across TVA’s seven-state service territory. Tolbert Elementary School students and educators will support STEM environmental education in our school by completing the project of an outdoor garden called "Growing Minds."

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  • HAYES WINS SCHOOL SPELLING BEE 2020

    On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Tolbert Elementary School held the annual school Scripps Spelling Bee. Congratulations to the winner, fourth-grader Bentley Hayes and runner-up, fifth-grader Gage Sanders. Moving forward, both students received a list of words from (Words of the Champions) to help prepare for the county-wide Scripps Spelling Bee scheduled for later this school year. Bentley will be the school representative, and Gage will be the alternate representative for the school. Congratulations boys!

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  • KELLY MACKS NAMED TOLBERT ELEMENTARY'S 2020-2021 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

    The faculty and staff at Tolbert Elementary School are pleased to present our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year, Kelly Macks. Kelly was born and raised in Gordon County, Georgia. She graduated from Gordon Central in 1998 and attended college at The University of West Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught second and third grade at Sharp Creek Elementary in Carroll County, Georgia for nine years and was chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2008. Then she taught third and fourth grade at Country Oaks Elementary in LaBelle, Florida for five years. While in Florida, she earned a Reading and ESOL Endorsement. During her time in Florida, Kelly had the honor of being named Hendry County Teacher of the Year 2014-2015. This is her fourth-year teaching first grade at Tolbert Elementary School. While at Tolbert, Mrs. Macks has achieved her Gifted Endorsement. She is currently enrolled at Walden University, where she is diligently seeking a master’s degree in Elementary Reading and Math. It is an honor to have such a hard-working, dedicated teacher who truly cares about her students to represent Tolbert Elementary School. Click the link above to read excerpts written about Mrs. Macks by her peers….

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  • CHASTEEN WINS RED RIBBON WEEK ART CONTEST!

    Congratulations to Emily Chasteen, our Drugs Don't Work Art Contest winner! Emily's art will be featured in the Drugs Don't Work campaign poster for all of Gordon County during Red Ribbon Week.

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  • KELLY MACKS NAMED AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2020-2021 DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

    Kelly Macks was named one of three finalists for the 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year! Macks was surprised with the announcement on Monday morning, May 4, at home due to social distancing. Members of Macks' Tolbert family and Gordon County district staff honored her with a caravan, yard sign, flowers, and other gifts. We are super proud of our Tolbert Elementary Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Kelly Macks!

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  • A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

    Gordon County Schools will remain closed to in-person instruction through the remainder of the school year, our teachers continue to create meaningful distance learning opportunities electronically, as well as paper materials, as needed. Individual schools will communicate with families regarding accessing new material and submitting completed work for the remainder of the semester. I am so thankful for the dedication of our parents and other caregivers to ensuring that our students continue academic work during this time. I know doing this puts another responsibility on our families that no one was prepared to handle. With all of this in mind, we created an adjusted timeline for completion of course work and a framework for grading so that no child’s grade is negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and our school closure. Now through May 5, teachers will continue to provide instructional activities Monday-Thursday each week. May 6-15, students who are behind or need additional time will continue working with their teachers and may submit work through May 15th. May 18th-22nd, we will finalize student grades, and individual schools will hold virtual recognitions and end of the year celebrations. Information specific to high school graduation will be announced at a later date.

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

    In compliance with Governor Kemp’s executive order issued this afternoon, Gordon County Schools will remain closed to in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. School system officials are working to outline a framework for instruction for the remainder of the school year, and further guidance will be shared after spring break.

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURE MEAL SERVICES

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURES THROUGH MARCH 27

    SCHOOL CLOSURES THROUGH MARCH 27 Due to the latest information from Governor Kemp concerning the Coronavirus, Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools are proactively closing school campuses for all students for a two week period through Friday, March 27, 2020. Instruction will continue through homebound activities that will be shared with all students and parents on Monday, March 16th. This measure is to support local and statewide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Calhoun and Gordon County will reassess the situation on Thursday, March 26th and determine if additional time is needed beyond this date. Information will be shared through emails, phone calls, district websites, and social media. A professional learning day for faculty and staff is planned for Monday, March 16, 2020, at which time, teachers will continue to prepare learning packets and digital learning activities. Digital learning days will begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Details about school nutrition services will be communicated as soon as possible. All school field trips and special events scheduled between now and April 13th will be canceled and/or postponed. This includes parent-teacher conferences, musicals, concerts, etc. Upon students’ return to school, we are asking that visitors respect our desire to keep our students and staff safe and refrain from coming to school for lunch or other daily events within the school until further notice. All field trips, both state and out-of-state, are suspended through April 13th. Details on rescheduling or refunds will be made available to you as soon as they are determined. All athletic practices and games are suspended through March 27th and will be re-evaluated at that time in cooperation with the Georgia High School Association and Middle School Athletic Associations.

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS NAMES 2020 DISTRICT-LEVEL YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS!

    Tolbert would like to congratulate our Gordon County District Winners.  We had three students who placed as winners in this competition. They will now be entered into the RESA District competition and if they win there, then on to state competition.  The winners are Ivee Estrada - Kindergarten (Ms. Mills' Class), 1st grade - Kylee Carmack (Mrs. Macks' class), and 3rd grade - Shelby Cole. Pictured: Sket Angland-Principal, Ivee Estrada (K), Kylee Carmack (1st), Shelby Cole (3rd) absent and Stacy Calvert - Literacy Specialist

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  • TOLBERT ELEMENTARY ANNOUNCES YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS WRITING WINNERS

    Young Georgia Authors Writing Winners for Tolbert Elementary! They will now each go on to compete in the county-wide writing contest. Congratulations to all! L-R: K-Ivee Estrada, 1st - Kylee Carmack, 2nd - Noor Fatima, 3rd - Shelby Cole, 4th- Bailee Thompson, 5th - Daniela Macias-Sanchez

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  • EMMA BENNETT PLACES SECOND AT 4H COMPETITION

    Emma Bennett, a fifth grade student, competed in a 4H research and public speaking competition on Saturday, January 25th at Georgia Highlands College. Emma's research presentation titled "My Rocky Road" allowed her to successfully discuss the topic of Horse Health, earning Emma a 2nd place victory in the Veterinary Science Category. Tolbert is extremely proud of Emma for her hard work and dedication. Congratulations on this huge achievement!

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  • SWAIM VISITS TOLBERT ELEMENTARY

    We were so excited to have a visit from Morgan Swaim while he was on leave from his post in the United States Coast Guard. Morgan, a former Tolbert Elementary student is always so gracious with his time. Morgan is pictured with Ms. Perez's and Mrs. Wiley's fifth grade class.🇺🇸

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