Parents, with just under 3 weeks until we take your kids off your hands we want to make sure you have the following date and times on your calendar. Trying to avoid conflicts with the other schools we have set our TCMS Open House for August 23rd. We are having two sessions that day and will follow the following schedule: 3:30 to 5 pm 5th grade only 6:00 to 7:30 pm 6th through 8th grade Come out, get schedules, meet your child's teachers, and tour the building. Mr. Hage will do a welcome in the gym at 4 pm for 5th grade and at 6:30 pm for the upper grades.
VIRTUAL SCHOOL GRADES 6-12 Christy Miller August 1, 2022 Dear Families and Students, Today, Taylor County Schools is opening registration for virtual students in grades 6-12 only for the first semester. As last year, rules have been established for participation. Please review these carefully before completing the form registering your student for participation. The health and safety of all students and staff remains our number one priority. 1. West Virginia Virtual School is the platform we will use. 2. Students with IEPs will be offered virtual school using a different platform to support IEP learning goals and success. 3. Registration opens Monday, Monday, August 1, 2022, closing Monday, August 15, 2022, for the first semester. 4. Friday, September 9, 2022, is the date that we will use as a cutoff and return to face to face instruction if a student or their family finds they are not successful in virtual school in the first semester. 5. Students previously enrolled in virtual school can re-enroll if they passed 3 out of 4 classes last year. 6. Taylor County Middle School students will be offered four core classes and Art the first semester. 7. GHS students will be offered four core classes and two electives from the GHS virtual schools course catalog. 9. Criteria to remain in virtual school: GHS - At the end of the first 6 weeks you must have 33% of all courses completed. TCMS - At the end of the first 9 weeks you have 50% of all courses completed. Students not meeting this criterion will be removed and enrolled for face to face instruction. 10. Certified warning letters will be sent to the homes of students who may be dropped at the end of the first semester if improvement does not occur the week of November 28, 2022. 11. Certified letters will be sent to the homes of students not eligible to participate the second semester January 3, 2022. Students who have had issues with completion and performance will be those that receive these letters. To register please use the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/UqdmgxHRrF Taylor County Schools remains committed to the health and safety of our students and staff. Best regards, Christy Miller, Superintendent
Taylor County Schools Back To School Fun Fair!
There will be another TCMS 2022 Yearbook pickup on Monday July 18th from 6 to 7:30 pm. please come to the front of the school to pickup.
Summer School is in full swing in Taylor County. Students in grades K-12 are enjoying a variety of creative activities, lessons, and field trips!
Public Forum for possible replacement of Anna Jarvis Elementary will take place Monday, July 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Taylor County Board Office.
TCMS 2022 Yearbooks have arrived! Pickup Date: Friday July 15th Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm Location: TCMS Main Entrance
Paying for school items just got easier! School Cash Online is the easy & safe way to pay for your children's school fees. Click below or register at https://taylor.schoolcashonline.com
Academy Training Day
Summer School families for elementary students will be contacted on 6/30/22 with bus pick up and drop off times. Middle School families in need of transportation will receive a phone call Thursday or Friday with details.: Grafton High School Summer School: Students and Parents need to sign up for Remind. Remind will be utilized to send important communications such as attendance reminders, or unexpected schedule changes. The code is @ghscred-ss “CR” begins at 7:30 am. Daily attendance, 7:30-12:00 is required! TCMS: Arrive 7:30-8:00 Anna Jarvis: Arrive 7:45-8:00
Taylor County Schools Board Office Summer Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday Closed: June 20 & July 4
If your child is taking High School Honors/AP classes for the 2022-23 school year, that has summer classwork that needs to be completed using a school issued iPad, you may contact Amy Vandergrift at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304)816-7102 to set up a time to pick up their device.
A Printer Friendly version of the 2022-23 Taylor County School calendar is now available on our TCS App and/or website. Check it out!
Parents and students, we at TCMS hope you have a relaxing and safe summer break! As you de-stress over this summer and organize for next school year, if you come across a library or text books please turn them into the school. There is a fee associated with both that will eventually catch up to you and we want you to avoid that. While these can be turned in to the school this summer, you can also turn it in when you return in the fall. Have a great summer and we will see you in August!
If your student has medication at school, it must be picked up by noon tomorrow or it will be discarded.
Our Art students are awesome! -7th grade Advanced Art Clay Fairy Homes -8th grade Advanced Art Plaster Masks -5th grade Clay Masks
6th grade has been busy designing and building mazes in our STEM lab. Once built, students code our SPHERO robots through the mazes.
Parents and athletes, free sports physicals are being offered on June 1 and 2 at the Taylor County Health Clinic across form Anna Jarvis Elementary from 3:30 to 4:30. Physical forms are available in the TCMS office.
In our STEM lab our students have been busy with cardboard projects. 7th grade made cardboard chairs that had to hold the teacher for 1 minute! The challenge was they could use ONLY cardboard - no tape, glue, etc. Teams used the Engineering Design Process to Identify the problem, Develop solutions, Create a prototype, Test and evaluate, and think of ways they could redesign.