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Education

Bartlett school board shows off new academy, approves ILAs, sets policies, preps for first year

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After a well-attended open house for the Bartlett 9th Grade Academy on July 24, the Bartlett City Schools board met to tie up loose ends on transportation, interlocal agreements (ILAs) with other districts, computer leasing and multiple district policies. The board authorized superintendent David Stephens to negotiate the final details of a contract with the […]

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Decision against TNVA is criticized

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The Center for Education Reform strongly condemns the recent directive by the Tennessee Education Commissioner to un-enroll 626 students from the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), denying them their school choice rights. “It’s an outrage that these 626 legally enrolled students are now being forcefully turned away, just two weeks before the start of the school […]

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Collegiate Corner for July 31, 2014

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Universities and colleges have released their lists of Shelby County students who earned degrees and those who have received scholarships and awards. Graduates Union University: Charita L. Atkins of Bartlett was one of the 630 students who received degrees in the spring commencement ceremony at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. She graduated with a Master […]

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Collegiate Corner for July 24, 2014

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Colleges and universities hav released their lists of area students who graduated this spring. Union University: Charita L. Atkins of Bartlett was one of the 630 students who received degrees in the spring commencement ceremony at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Education degree in education. The University […]

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Charity begins with kittens

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About 22 Appling Middle School cheerleaders were on a mission to tidy up and socialize the dogs and cats at the Bartlett Animal Shelter Saturday, July 12. They cuddled kittens and petted dogs, but the project involved more than simply enjoying the animals. They helped with the shelter’s operations as they walked, brushed and bathed […]

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DA and sheriff to speak on Internet safety

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St. Benedict at Auburndale invites parents and educators to find out what true Internet safety means. The high school is hosting a free public program in the SBA Theater at 6:30 p.m. July 28. Featured speakers for the event will be Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and Sheriff Bill Oldham. Their topic will be, […]

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Collegiate Corner for July 17, 2014

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Colleges and universities have released their lists of area students who received honors for the spring 2014 semester. Belmont University: Edgar Guerin of Bartlett has been named to the Spring 2014 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average […]

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Collegiate Corner for July 10, 2014

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The following colleges and universities have released their lists of honor students and graduates for the spring 2014 semester. Honors Arkansas State University: Teresa Murphree of Lakeland was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Murphree was initiated at Arkansas State University. Membership […]

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Student exchange program seeks hosts

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An international student exchange program with teens ages 15-18 is seeking host families in and around Bartlett for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and for the full school year, and applications are due by Aug. 15. Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors […]

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New school districts announce fall hours

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Some area schools have finalized their 2014-2015 school hours, while others hope to have details posted by the end of this week: Bartlett City Schools: School hours had not been finalized as of Monday because bus routing was still being completed. The target date for announcing hours is the end of this week, according to […]

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