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Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

Corker releases statement on Trump actions against Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday in response to the Trump administration’s actions against Iran. The administration announced new sanctions along with certification of Tehran’s technical compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A […]

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Letter to the Editor: Quail Ridge donates leftovers to soup kitchen

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Hello, and I would like to say that I have never written in to the Bartlett Express before, but I am a subscriber and have enjoyed it for years. I felt so moved by the generosity of Quail Ridge Golf Course, that I felt it important to let someone know. The Quail Ridge Golf Course […]

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Safe driving begins at home: Our children see

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Fog envelops my glasses as the humidity rushes through the opening garage door. I fumble to open the truck door through the veil of moisture that is blocking my view. I flop into the driver’s seat and turn on the truck before buckling up and clearing my glasses. I put the truck in reverse and […]

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Utility hoax is further proof that good journalism trumps social media

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The hoax heard around the world … well, at least Memphis has shone a spotlight on a few issues. The one that jumps out to me personally is the need for good journalists, journalism and trustworthy outlets. On the morning of July 8, word spread quickly via social media that former Memphis Grizzlies player Zach […]

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Inaugural football tourney offers pre-season glimpse

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Community partnerships support BCS fine arts, sports

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Bartlett has supported its public school district from the beginning, and the new school year that began July 1 kicked off the second year of a special partnership with businesses, civic groups, churches and other organizations. The Bartlett City Schools District Sponsorship Program is working with sponsors to build a better foundation for sports and […]

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Plan tax-free shopping for clothes, computers, school supplies

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Smart shoppers know there’s a right time and a wrong time to make a purchase. And the last weekend in July is definitely the right time. The annual Back to School Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. During this weekend, […]

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School’s 2017-18 calendar

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Aug. 3 Registration day New parent orientation at 6:30 p.m. First- and second-grade Parent Information Night at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 Back-to-school skating party at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Parent Information Night at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 First day of school Meet the Principal Breakfast at 7:50 a.m. 11:30 a.m. dismissal […]

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Why Shelby County cities will get federal money for more poor students than they have

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Last school year, the small Lakeland district outside Memphis received about $64,000 in Title I funds to help educate poor students. Next year, it’s expecting nearly $427,000. The Collierville district, 20 miles away, got about $635,000 last year. Next year? It’s expecting more than $3.1 million, a 490 percent jump. And Germantown will do best […]

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Signs a tutor might be necessary

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School is not always easy, and some students struggle as they transition from grade to grade. As students get older, some who may have experienced smooth sailing as youngsters may find they need some extra help grasping the material as coursework becomes more complicated. Those who need some extra clarification and reinforcement may first turn […]

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Incarnation Catholic School’s 2017 fall calendar

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Aug. 2 Meet the Teacher Night for pre-school at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 Orientation Night at 4 p.m. Meet the Teacher Night for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at 5:30 p.m. Meet the Teacher Night for pre-school at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 Back-to-school picnic at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 First day of school at 8 a.m. with […]

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Briarcrest Christian School’s fall 2017 calendar

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July 27 Alumni girls soccer game Aug. 14 Registration — Last names from A to J at 8 a.m. and last names from K to Z at 9 a.m. at the Houston Levee campus Aug. 15 First day of school Aug. 22 Elementary parent meetings for junior kindergarten through first grade Aug. 24 Elementary parent meetings […]

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