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Education

Donelson Elementary: Art and drama and kids, oh my

Donelson Elementary School in Arlington was the place to be for summer camp last week, with students enjoying drama and art events the week of June 13-17.

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Bartlett student gets full four-year ride to any U.S. college or university

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A Bartlett teen, Samuel Reddick of Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, has been chosen to receive a full-ride four-year scholarship at any accredited U.S. college or university. The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation named him one of the three students chosen for the first class of Coolidge Scholars. More than 2,350 youths applied. Reddick is a […]

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LSS considers supporting test alternatives to TNReady

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The Lakeland school board will be considering a stance on alternatives to the state’s current TNReady assessment requirement. This year’s statewide failures with TNReady have made some districts concerned that this state testing may not always be the most manageable and timely solution to assess students’ academically. At Monday night’s meeting, board members sounded positive […]

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Bartlett’s cheer program wins big

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The Bartlett High School cheer team traveled to UCA Camp at Panama City Beach, Florida June 1-4 and came home big winners. The girls received two gold ribbons and 2 blue ribbons at camp. The varsity team received the following honors: First place in cheer Third place overall on game day On competition day, the […]

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Bartlett school board honors student, teacher and school achievements

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The May 26 Bartlett school board meeting was a time for honoring student achievements, exemplary teachers seeking to improve their leadership skills, outstanding charitable work and an employee’s creativity that saved the district more than $100,000. Altruria Elementary School was singled out for special recognition for its charitable work, raising funds for St. Jude Children’s […]

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2 Lakeland Prep contracts authorized

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The Lakeland school board took two giant steps toward making its new middle school a reality on May 26. In a special-called meeting, the Lakeland School System (LSS) board authorized the executive committee to enter into a construction agreement with Chris Woods Construction Co. for the construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School (Lakeland Prep). The […]

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D.A.R.E. essay winners announced

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Recent student winners have been announced for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) essay competition. They include the following students at St. Ann Catholic School and Rivercrest Elementary School, both in Bartlett (see photo captions below). D.A.R.E. was first established in the City of Bartlett in 1992 in response to the drug-related deaths of three […]

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Honoring Bartlett’s educators

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Collegiate Corner for June 2, 2016

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Universities and colleges have provided the following announcements about area students. Honors Michael Favorite of Bartlett was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. Full-time students with at least 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 are named to the dean’s list. Celine Rone and Christina […]

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Area teachers chosen for 2016-17 Tennessee Educator Fellowships

NASHVILLE — Teachers from Bartlett, Collierville and Shelby County schools are among the 49 selected for the 2016-17 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, a program that helps elevate teacher voice in the state. “Teachers have a proven, significant role in helping students achieve at higher levels, and Tennes-see needs the insight of teachers on […]

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