The 2016-17 school year at TCCS is here! Welcome back to our beloved returning students/families, and to the dedicated group of staff and volunteers. We also are excited to have a few new students & families “come on board” as additional blessings to the upcoming year.
Thank you to all of our donors and prayers warriors; both are vital to the ongoing ministry of TCCS.
Also, make plans to join us for our first all-day field trip/family outing which will be on Friday, Sept. 9th as we travel to the Mountain State Fair at Fletcher. (Since that day is designated as “school day” it is free gate admission – discounted advance ride coupons may be purchased at any Ingles).
Mitchell County and Mt. Mitchell
For recent “transplants” to this area who just might be interested in how Michell County derived its name, this is for you!
The mountain and the county were named after Dr. Elisha Mitchell. He was born August 19, 1793, in Washington, Connecticut. Throughout his life, he was an educator, geologist, Presbyterian minister, and explorer. After graduating from Yale University, he began teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1818. He taught chemistry, geology, and mineralogy for thirty-two years.
While working on a geological survey of North Carolina in 1828, Mitchell noted the height of the Black Mountains. He was certain that his observations had correctly identified that as the highest point in the eastern United States – 6684 feet. But other explorers disputed his meticulous findings so Mitchell decided to make another trip to the Black Mountains.
This is a slide show of pictures taken around the immediate area of the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
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Snow on Mt. Mitchell
We have tried to give a composite view of the prominent scenery that we enjoy year around. You will see our Carolina hills nature-painted in all of her four seasons beauty and glory; winter, spring, summer and fall (one of our more spectacular sights, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway that meanders through here).
So, sit back, enjoy and come on up, we have room for you!
(Except as marked, all photos copyright © Daniel M. True)
The Importance of a WEB Site
(from the WEB Master)
The world has had WEB sites for over 25 years – all kinds, featuring just about anything one can think of. In fact, there are billions of sites out there and the number is growing rapidly each year.
So, who makes use of these sites? Basically, people who are searching for information about: cars, cabins, cruises, Christ, candy, callouses – just about anything that sparks your interest.
When we began our TCCS WEB site five years ago our main purpose was to provide an avenue into the activities of our school for parents, friends and others who are interested in what we do here. It’s also a good place for former students to “check out” their old stomping grounds and the current group of students.
Viewing “Important Information”
Here’s a reminder regarding the checking of any new notices (scrolling messages displayed at the top right) for information on school closings, etc. If you have your Internet Browser (Firefox, Chrome, MS Edge or any other) displaying the school’s WEB site (like RIGHT NOW), be sure to occasionally “refresh” the site to see any changes in the notices, weather, or any recently added or modified postings.
To “refresh,” simply select Home on the menu bar at the top, click on the picture of the school (at the top), press F5 (on PC’s) OR close the site and re-open it. Any of these methods will display the latest iteration, showing all the up-to-date material.
We do NOT encourage you to power down and back up; doing so causes unnecessary voltage stress on the computer’s power supply, leading to early failure. A power-on reboot will usually correct a majority of technical problems. And, only shut down by using the menu-driven method; never by just pressing the power button! To do so will cause you to lose all recent software updates.