The PTO of Wilson Hall Middle School will work closely with Dr. Taite to implement safety upgrades to our aging facility, which is the objective of the project. We believe these changes will benefit not only the students who attend the school, but the community at large. Our ultimate goal is to have all doors be alike with matching locks and a master key. Additional phases of safety upgrades may be necessary in the future, however, we believe this project will be a wonderful start to increasing the safety of the facility and the sense of well-being of the students, faculty and staff of Wilson Hall Middle School. All installation, operation and maintenance will be performed by the Maintenance Department of the Clarke County Board of Education.
Thomasville Narcotics Unit Intensification Project
The Thomasville Police Department Narcotics Unit is a very small drug enforcement unit entrusted with one purpose; to substantially reduce the use and sale of drugs within the Thomasville community. In an effort to increase the number of arrests associated with the sale or use of narcotics the department began to improve, upgrade and intensify the technology available to the unit.
This project allowed the unit to purchase much-needed software that has added to the apprehension of drug dealers and their buyers. This technology has provided a level of undercover safety for our officers and surveillance capabilities beyond traditional methods. The successfulness of this equipment has encouraged its use for further years of service.
Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame
The goal of this project is to honor natives and/or citizens, past and present, of Thomasville who have brought honor and glory to Thomasville through their achievements in the world of sports. In order to do this, the committee plans to display items recognizing the inductees and related sports memorabilia. It is expected that this display will be a permanent museum with items of interest related to sports, sports heroes of the area, and related local history. We also hope to preserve and foster interest in local history.
After School Youth Development
The monies were used to help pay the salaries on two different employees. Without this grant these two people would not of been hired for our after school program as my budget is really tight. These two employees helped to tutor our children that were struggling with grades. One worked with elementary students and one worked with middle school students.
RiverBEST Robotics regional competition
The RiverBEST regional robotics competition was held Oct. 21 in the Thomasville High School and Thomasville Middle School gyms. The competition game field is in the THS gym, and marketing booths from the participating schools are placed in the TMS gym. Schools from Choctaw, Clarke and Monroe counties participated in the competition. The school teams are given a kit in which they build a robot to compete and score points on the game field. The teams must also prepare an engineering notebook and market their robot based on the theme of the contest that year.