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Education

BLE’s Bruin Benevolence Club builds caring young citizens

Bon Lin Elementary’s Bruin Benevolence Club, also known as the BBB Club, is helping young minds build a sense of responsibility and caring. Its members ended the 2016-17 school year with the delivery of baskets to the St. Francis Hospital of Bartlett waiting room, West Clinic waiting room, all Bartlett fire department facilities and the […]

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Chamber hears plans, costs, pluses of Bartlett High School renovations

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The vision, funding and practical need for a renovated and expanded Bartlett High School held the interest of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce members at the June 13 chamber meeting. Bartlett City Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stephens was the guest speaker, outlining the upcoming three-year project and talking about funding details the city board approved […]

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Lakeland to weigh different dress codes

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Lakeland’s school board is considering either a “standardized dress code” or updating the district’s traditional dress code policy. After a lengthy discussion at the June 12 meeting, the board agreed to send out a survey to parents and hear a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell at the July 10 meeting. The board’s goal is […]

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Bartlett boy graduates from MOSD

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Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, a nonprofit organization in Germantown, has announced Keith Nelson as a 2017 MOSD graduate. Keith is a Bartlett resident and is among the four boys who graduated from the school this year on May 25. The school does not use sign language. Instead, for more than 58 years MOSD […]

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Bartlett High cheer team wins big at camp

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The Bartlett High School cheer team brought home five trophies from the Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp at Panama City Beach, Fla., on June 4-7. The team is made up of 44 girls in grades 8-12. On competition day, the Blue Team (non-tumbling) placed first in cheer and third in dance, earning two trophies. That team […]

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Local youths attend Governor’s School for Humanities

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Schools can compete for environmental dollars

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Schools can promote environmental stewardship, win cash and vie for the honor of becoming an Eastman Good Sports Always Recycle Environmental Steward School. Eastman and the University of Tennessee (UT) are kicking off the 24th annual Good Sports Always Recycle (GSAR) school challenge. Schools are invited to showcase their environmental programs for a chance to […]

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Collegiate Corner for June 15, 2017

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Universities and colleges have released the following information about local students’ achievements. Academic honors Morgan White of Lakeland has been named to the spring 2017 president’s honor roll at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Okla. To be eligible, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester and maintain a GPA […]

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Bartlett school board approves roofing and renovation projects

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The Bartlett City Schools Board of Education approved five facilities’ bids and a budget amendment at the May 30 special-called meeting. The bids included: Band room renovation at Bartlett High School. The bid went to Albro Construction for $755,000. Band room furniture and equipment. The bid went to APG Office Furniture for $144,095.23. The West […]

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Bartlett student tapped for Wolfchase Galleria scholarship

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Wolfchase Galleria has presented Justin Threlkeld of Bartlett High School with a $1,500 scholarship for one year. Threlkeld plans to attend The University of Tennessee-Martin, majoring in pre-physical therapy in the fall. The scholarship comes through Wolfchase Galleria from Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership. The Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) works to […]

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SBA to receive $123K tech grant

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St. Benedict at Auburndale (SBA) High School in Memphis has received word that The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. (The Foundation) has approved a grant award in the amount of $123,160.00 for the school’s “Enhancing the SBA Experience” project. The grant will be used to equip 40 classrooms with mobile SmartBoards and stands. This provides […]

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Former AMS dance team booster treasurer indicted on felony theft charges

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The former treasurer for the Arlington Middle School Dance Team Booster Club has been indicted on felony theft charges for allegedly using thousands of booster club dollars for her personal use, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday. A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Charlene Wheeler, 44, on charges of theft of property […]

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