SURPLUS ITEMS FOR SALE
Friday, November 22, 2013
The Tift County School System has some surplus equipment from the Food and Nutrition Department. Log on to www.govdeals.com, and enter Tift in the SEARCH box to view the items for sale. You will need to create an account with govdeals.com to bid.
WEDGEWORTH SURPRISED AT SENIOR NIGHT
Friday, November 8, 2013
Senior Recognition Night is always exciting and emotional for the seniors and their families. But for one Tift County High School student, it was more overwhelming that he could have imagined.
COAT DRIVE BEING HELD NOW
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Needy Children’s Fund is sponsoring a coat drive for underprivileged children in the Tift County School System. Donated coats can be taken to the two dry cleaners who have agreed to clean the coats free of charge.
TIFT SCHOOLS PART OF FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Tift County Schools are thrilled to be part of the Farm to School program.
What is Farm to School (F2S)? Farm to School is connecting schools and local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, and food education opportunities. Farm to School programs bring our community into our local schools and create new stakeholders for school nutrition programs. F2S activities increase student awareness of personal health and nutrition, agriculture careers and food sources. Some of these activities include, taste tests, school gardens, integrated food education curriculum and farmers serving as guest speakers and hosting field trips.
What are the benefits of starting a Farm to School Program?
What could be better on the meal trays of our students than local produce, such as, cucumbers, cabbage, broccoli, blueberries, lettuce, carrots, chicken, beef, and so much more? F2S is a win-win for everyone.
- Boosts the local economy
- Supports local agriculture
- Encourages community participation and support for the school nutrition program
- Creates a community culture made up of teachers, students, administrators, board members, school nutrition staff, local business owners, local farmers and parents
- Introduces students to new fruits and vegetables
- Encourages healthy eating habits in students
- School gardens
- Taste test of local produce
- Educational training for cafeteria staff and teachers
- Educational training for teachers
- Educational training for the community
- Educational training for the local farming community