On April 22, 2012, a day before the CRCT, Thomasville turned up their school spirit to motivate students as they prepared to take the CRCT. Pep rallies are not uncommon before the CRCT, but Thomasville Heights took it to another level this year. For starters, teachers creatively decorated 5 panels in front of the school with catchy slogans and imagery about the upcoming CRCT. Throughout the month, student also heard daily test taking strategies during the morning announcements as well as “CRCT Jams” (songs about the CRCT). This helped to get students excited about the exam and more importantly keep their minds fresh on the challenge at hand. There was also an entire week dedicated to the CRCT where students dressed up based on a different theme each day, to show their confidence in passing and exceeding on the test. Last – but definitely not the least, Thomasville Heights put together a concert/pep rally outside of the school, stadium style! The wonderful Lil Bankhead of V-103 hosted the entire event, introducing the featured performers, QT Jazz, Shameik Moore, Baby D and Young Sneed. Of course the talented Thomasville Steppers graced the stage followed by performers from various grade levels that shared their very own chants and songs – all in honor of the CRCT. “We love our principal and teachers…we know how important the CRCT is and we’re going to make them proud…” says an excited 4th grade student, Tamia Shepherd. Watch out APS, Thomasville Heights Elementary School is SUPER COUGAR SMART!
See it for yourself on the Thomasville Heights YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/thomasvilleheights
written by Intiasar Ziyad, Media Specialist at Thomasville Heights Elementary