Jason Weems, Principal
216 E. Lee St.
Thomaston, GA 30286

Welcome to Upson-Lee Pre-K

Upson-Lee Pre-Kindergarten provides innovative and fun educational experiences that help develop the intellect and the imagination of four-year old learners. The program is designed to develop pre-academic and social skills that will allow these students to succeed in Kindergarten and throughout their educational careers. ULPK students learn to become independent, self-confident, enthusiastic learners.  

Upson-Lee Pre-K is housed in a beautifully renovated building that was originally the James R. Atwater Science Building of the Thomaston City School System. The building consists of six classrooms with twenty-two students per class, a cafeteria, and a large auditorium. All classrooms have learning centers designed to promote various developmental skills in seven areas: Language and Literacy; Math Development; Science Development; Social Studies Development; Creative Development; Physical and Health Development; Social Emotional Development; Approaches to Play and Learning.    

Parent involvement in the Pre-K experience is encouraged through Parent Orientations, Parent Workshops, Parent Fairs, Student/Parent Talent Night, Student/Parent Thanksgiving Luncheon, the VIP Reader program and more. ULPK provides a happy and loving first-year experience at school.




BTS 2021-22

Superintendent Dr. Larry Derico has announced that current plans are for Thomaston-Upson Schools to return to traditional, face-to-face teaching and learning for the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Derico stated, “Based on the information we have at this time, the BOE, district administration, and school-level administration feel that this is the best decision for Thomaston-Upson students and their families. We have proven throughout the 2020-21 school year that we can provide safe face-to-face instruction at all of our schools. We will continue to implement practices and procedures to mitigate transmission and keep our students and staff safe.”
For the 2021-22 school year, there will be no remote option at each school as there has been during the 2020-21 school year. However, students in grades 6-12 will have another option available to them – Upson-Lee Virtual School (ULVS). ULVS is a fully online virtual option that will allow students flexibility as they work at their own pace. Students must apply to attend Upson-Lee Virtual School and will be notified of their acceptance.
The Upson-Lee Virtual School Guidebook, FAQs, and application are available on the school's webpage at www.upson.k12.ga.us/ulvs. The application deadline is June 3, 2021. All applications will be reviewed, and students/parents will be notified of acceptance to ULVS on June 10, 2021.

 FAQ BTS 2021-22 



Ashley Bostwick, Special Education Director

Katie Ellington, Teacher

Holly Graham, Teacher
Alisa Helms, Teacher
Angela Ranow, Teacher
Ashley Reed, Teacher
Jennifer Risinger, Teacher
Ashlee Simonds, Special Education Teacher

Stephanie Turner, Special Education Teacher



Samantha Cathcart, Teacher Assistant 
Faye Dawson, Secretary
Evelyn Dennis, Teacher Assistant  
Lynn Fallin- School Nutrition

Tisiah Fredericks, Special Education Teacher Assistant

Christie Guy, Special Education Teacher Assistant

Michelle Leverett, Teacher Assistant
Sonia McElhenney, Teacher Assistant  
Jackie Prater, Special Education Teacher Assistant
Angela Smith, Teacher Assistant

Chikeyva Tomlin, Special Education Teacher Assistant

Brittany Wilder, Teacher Assistant  
Troy Woodard, Custodian



Pre-K Pics