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Education

Collegiate Corner for July 2, 2015

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Colleges and universities have announced recent scholarships and honors for Mid-South students. Scholarships Kathryn Craig of Arlington, has been awarded a scholarship from Tennessee Tech University’s art department in the College of Education at Cookeville. Craig is a senior fine arts-metals major. She received one of 10 Wind-gate Foundation scholarships and one of two Approach the […]

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TCAP scores showing many promising gains

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At a press conference Thursday, Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen unveiled the results from this year’s annual statewide TCAP assessments. The compiled scores show many promising gains for students in most grade levels, especially in mathematics and science. In those subject areas, the state saw strong […]

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Hopkins to lead Briarcrest baseball program

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On Monday, Briarcrest Christian School hired a first-time varsity head baseball coach who has made it clear he wants to build a program the right way. Craig Hopkins will take over Briarcrest’s baseball program, filling the interim position held by Brian Stewart, head football coach for the Saints, since October. “I am unbelievably excited,” he […]

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Bartlett schools poised to extend superintendent’s contract to 2019

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Bartlett’s school board showed no dissent on June 18 as members briefly discussed extending the superintendent’s contract during their monthly work session. If approved at the June 25 business meeting, David Stephen’s contract will be extended through the 2018-19 school year and keep him at the same $160,000 annual salary. Boards discuss business during work […]

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Collegiate Corner for June 25, 2015

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Colleges and universities have released the latest information on academic honors and graduations for Mid-South students. Honors Christina Thomas of Arlington has been named to the spring 2015 dean’s list for Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Eligible students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and […]

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Arlington teacher earns regional honor

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An Arlington educator is among the finalists recently announced for the Tennessee Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year program. Tonya Hawkins, fourth-grade teacher at Arlington Elementary School was the finalist for the Shelby/Municipals region in West Tennessee. The Teacher of the Year program honors outstanding teachers who enrich the lives of Tennessee children and […]

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BCS schools to get germ-fighting units

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Memphis business owner David Skelton of Evergreen UV LLC has pledged to donate one ultraviolet (UV) germicidal air disinfection unit to every school in the Bartlett City Schools district. UV germicidal technology uses UV rays to destroy bacteria, virus, and germs. The fixtures will be installed in school clinics at each of the 11 locations […]

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Thomas & Betts donates $20,000 to Mid‐South IEC

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At the Mid‐South Independent Electrical Contractors’ (IEC) apprenticeship graduation dinner and ceremony this month, Thomas & Betts announced a donation of $20,000 toward the apprenticeship programs. “I am extremely honored and excited for this wonderful and generous donation”, Walt Czyrnik, executive director of Mid‐South IEC, said at the June 9 event. “This […]

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Lakeland to get $20M middle school, 55-cent tax hike

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[Editor’s note: A longer version of this story is pending; check back on Friday.] Lakeland’s school and city boards have agreed on one big compromise to meet voters’ demands for education and economy: They need a middle school. Nothing bigger, at least for now. On June 11, the mayor and board of commissioners approved a […]

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St. Benedict High School gets full-time chaplain

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The Rev. Herbert Ene has joined St. Benedict at Auburndale High School (SBA) as a full-time chaplain. He joins Spiritual Affairs Director Hannah Keegan in the school’s Spiritual Affairs Office. Ene is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Nigeria. He was ordained in August 1997, having completed his bachelor of philosophy and bachelor […]

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