This year twelve students completed the Teaching as a Profession pathway, earning college credit. In order to receive the credit, they demonstrated mastery in many topics by passing a very difficult national assessment. The exam included laws that govern education, instructional strategies, history and philosophies of education, and theories of childhood development. In addition, they worked many hours with an elementary or middle school teacher. This program helps them see what it’s really like to be an educator and gives them the opportunity to be a positive role model to younger students in our community.
Pictured from L to R (Back Row) – Olivia Akins, Briana Mathews, Jase Huff, Blake Rogers, Hunter Gray, Kayleigh Russell, Kendall Postell
(Front Row) – Macy Greene, Faith Swartzell, Jessica Westcott, Kaelyn Hensley
Not Pictured – Emily Ingle
Fannin County High School’s annual National Honor Society Installation, Induction and Honor Cord Ceremony was recently held in the school’s Performing Arts Center.
The officers for the 2019-20 School who were installed are: Hannah Cruse, President; Lora Gwatney, Vice-President; Lexi McGill, Secretary; and Zack Nelson, Treasurer.
Membership into the National Honor Society is based on four criteria: Scholarship, Character, Integrity and Service. This year four additional seniors, eight new juniors and fifty-four sophomores were inducted. According to FCHS Principal, Erik Cioffi: “Being inducted into the National Honor Society is a great achievement as the requirements are rigorous.”
There were seventy-four National Honor Society members who received senior honor cords and will wear them at graduation on May 24. “We are certainly proud of all of new members and seniors and congratulate them on their outstanding accomplishments,” stated Mr. Cioffi.
FCHS National Honor Society SENIORS RECEIVING HONOR CORDS
Carlos Roberto Neal
Installation of National Honor Society Officers
Current 2018-2019 Officers New 2019-2020 Officers
Walker Gregory, President Hannah Cruse, President
Hannah Dickey, Vice-Pres. Lora Gwatney, Vice-Pres.
Gene Carbonell, Secretary Lexi McGill, Secretary
Cole Roberson, Treasurer Zachary Nelson, Treasurer
NEW NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS
|Chasity Nicholson||Roxie Ross|
| Emily Queen
Martin Logan Brady
Students in the Teaching as a Profession pathway learn what it’s like to plan and teach a lesson for students with various disabilities. Teaching students in Mrs. Dyer’s class were assigned a learning objective to teach. Their challenge was to create an interactive lesson that would include students with and without a physical or learning disability.
In the scenario pictured, teaching student, Olivia Sisson, created and led a lesson about vowels to her fictitious kindergarten class. A couple of the students pretended to have a sight disability and Olivia did a fantastic job differentiating her lesson so that they were able to master the objective.
Recently the Fannin County High School FFA wildlife team placed 16th in the Area I Career Development Event. Team Members consisted of Patrick Connor, Noah Hess, Kiaya Jones, Levi Pierce, and Shelby Pierce. The competition was held at Pickens County High School and there were 30 teams in the competition from Area I.
The Wildlife CDE is designed to promote wildlife management to students. Students are expected to demonstrate skills based on their instruction in wildlife management courses, including wildlife management, forestry, and natural resource management. The contest includes team and individual portions, including identification and exams. The Fannin County FFA Advisor is Cherie White
FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members, with more than 39,000 student members in Georgia preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Picture from left to right: Levi Pierce, Noah Hess, Patrick Connor, Kiaya Jones, and Shelby Pierce
Fannin County High School (FCHS) will host 8th Grade Student/Parent Information Night, Thursday, February 28. The program will start at 6 p.m. in the FCHS Performing Arts Center. However, parents and students are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. in order to visit with teachers of pathway courses and view displays and exhibits.
Starting promptly at 6 p.m. Fannin High administrators and counselors will present information for all 8th grade parents and students in order to prepare for the transition to high school. Attention will be devoted to the registration process, the courses of study and extra-curricular activities available to all incoming 9th graders.
According to FCHS Assistant Principal, Theresa Dillard, “this informational session is an excellent opportunity for future 9th graders to start becoming familiar with the high school expectations and lay a strong foundation for their future.” For additional information, please contact the counselors at FCHS or Fannin County Middle School.
Fannin County High School FCCLA participated in Region STAR Event Competitions on Saturday, February 9th at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Combined, the students participated in 9 competitive events. (Listed Below) All students scored in the top 2 in the region and will advance to State Competition on March 15-17, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Advocacy- Sydney Tarpley, 10th Grade
Career Investigation- Hope Parris, 12th Grade
Chapter Service Project Display, Courtney Earls and Haley Parks, 11th Grade
Chapter Service Project Portfolio- Alexis Hill and Larissa Hughes, 10th Grade
Chapter in Review Portfolio- Victoria Tanner and Lisa Thomas, 11th Grade
Early Childhood Education- Sierra Reynolds, 10th Grade
Focus on Children- Chloe Clemmons, 12th Grade
Leadership- Cady Finley, 10th Grade
Promote and Publicize FCCLA!- Bobbi Pippin, 11th Grade
Students have been working on these projects since late September and their hard work has paid off. They have so much to be proud of!
FCHS KINDNESS CERTIFIED
During the week of January 28, Fannin County High School joined with over 24,000 schools to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge sponsored by Kids for Peace. This was a global campaign that also spanned 113 countries. Faculty, staff and students were given a list of “Challenges” to complete during the week. Some of the 50 challenges from which they could choose included: smile at 25 people, pick up trash on campus, say good morning to 15 people, sit with a new group of kids at lunch, read a book to a younger child, step up for someone in need, and write a thank you to your teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff. To kick off the week of challenges students in several classes met on the football field to create a symbolic heat and students and staff also wore a specific color each day during the week to support the challenge. While one student did comment, that “in our school we do these types of activities on a daily basis,” the week did provide the opportunity to remind everyone of the impact being kind can have on the world. Upon completion of the challenge, Fannin County High School was recognized as a “2019 Kindness Certified School” by Kids for Peace. The expectation is to participate in this challenge on an annual basis and it is sponsored by the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) Committee.
Chloe Clemmons hosted a Grandparents’ Night on January 17th at Fannin County High School. Chloe is completing a project for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America STAR Event Competitions which will be help on February 9, 2019. Her project is called Focus on Children, and her main focus is Childhood Literacy. Chloe partnered with Sarah Welch, Fannin County Literacy Coordinator, to host the Grandparents’ Night. At the event, a variety of organizations shared about the resources that are available to custodial grandparents in our community. If you are raising a grandchild and were unable to make it to the event, please contact Lauren Owenby at Fannin County High School and the resources can be sent to you. Chloe will continue her efforts to work with individuals and organizations to provide opportunities to strengthen literacy for children in the Fannin County community.
Pictured above are the speakers from local organizations who were represented at the Grandparents’ Night.
Patsy Reed (Boys and Girls Club of America), Kathy Henson and Jeffrey Cash (Department of Child and Family Services), Donna Earl (Fannin Literacy Action Group), Chloe Clemmons (FCCLA Vice President), Sherry Morris (Family Connections), Darcy Arnall (Fannin County Library), Amanda Newton-Chastain (Main Street Pediatrics), and Sarah Welch (Fannin County Literacy Coordinator)