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Twiggs County Public Schools 2012-2013 School Calendar Approved

Twiggs County Public Schools 2012-2013 School Calendar Approved

The Twiggs County Public School calendar has been approved.

Students return to school August 6, 2012. That's a Monday.

See the full schedule online.

Dangers and Consequences of Impaired Driving, 1st Place Winner Richard Lynn Daniels Essay Award

Dangers and Consequences of Impaired Driving, 1st Place Winner Richard Lynn Daniels Essay Award

By:  Elizabeth Goad

1st Place Winner of the Richard Lynn Daniels Traffic Safety Essay Challenge

 Junior at Twiggs Academy

Dangers and Consequences of Impaired Driving

                My name is Elizabeth Danielle Goad and I am a junior at Twiggs Academy.  I am going to talk about the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Impaired driving is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Driving under the influence is such a big issue everywhere in our nation.  We need to make sure that we eliminate this problem in our community so we can keep our people safe.

Twiggs County's Graduation Rate: 59.05 Percent

Twiggs County's Graduation Rate: 59.05 Percent

Twiggs County's graduation rate is 59.05 percent.

That's a part of a new calculation by the state Department of Education. They say their new rates are lower, and more accurate, than past graduation rates.
They say their new rates are lower, and more accurate, than past graduation rates.

The state says Georgia's high school graduation rate has fallen to 67 percent based a new federally mandated calculation.

The state Department of Education released the figure Tuesday morning after months of preparing state lawmakers and other officials for the drop. Under the old calculation, the rate of students receiving diplomas had topped 80 percent, but officials say that number wasn't an accurate picture of Georgia's high school graduates.

Officials say the new formula better accounts for dropouts. The formula divides the number of graduates in a given year by the number of students who enrolled four years earlier.

Carelessness of Drinking and Driving, 1st Place Winner Traffic Safety Eassy

Carelessness of Drinking and Driving, 1st Place Winner Traffic Safety Eassy

By: Paulette McLeod

1st Place Winner of the Richard Lynn Daniels Traffic Safety Essay Challenge

Junior at Twiggs County Middle High School 

Carelessness of Drinking and Driving

                Would you like to be on the road with a bunch of careless drivers?  I hope your answer was no.  I am Paulette McLeod, a current junior at Twiggs County High School, and I believe drinking and driving is the most careless thing anyone could do.  Not only do you put your life in danger but everyone else around you as well.  I strongly disagree with impaired driving.  People should think twice about all the negative situations that can arise from drinking and driving.  Impaired driving is a very serious matter because people have actually lost their life due to people drinking and driving. 

Winners of the 2012 Richard Lynn Daniels Traffic Safety Essay challenge

Winners of the 2012 Richard Lynn Daniels Traffic Safety Essay challenge

Juniors and seniors at both Twiggs County Middle High School and Twiggs Academy recently completed in the first annual Richard Lynn Daniels Traffic Safety Essay Challenge. 

Students were asked to submit an essay addressing one of the four traffic safety related topics:  Impaired Driving, Occupant Protection, Speeding, and Distracted Drivers.  Students were asked to invent a traffic safety campaign on their topic that would be delivered to the general public.   

The top three finalists would all receive a trophy along with $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. 

Also the first place winner’s essays will printed and post in the local paper and news media outlets.  On Friday March 30 both winners from each schools were announced and given there awards.

Jeffersonville Elementary School Presents Math and Science Night

Jeffersonville Elementary School Presents Math and Science Night