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Education

Exchange students seek host families

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International Experience (iE-USA) has announced that visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic school year. “Every year our state plays host to many talented, top-of-their-class students with the lifelong dream of studying in America,” said Emily Rolin, iE-USA’s Regional Director, “and our communities reap the […]

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Collegiate Corner for July 7, 2016

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  Universities and colleges have released the following information about area students. Scholarships Dalton Frederick of Bartlett High School has been selected to receive the University Scholarship from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark. This scholarship includes $4,500 per semester and has a four-year value of $36,000. Frederick is the son of Richard Frederick Jr. Heather […]

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Education news briefs for July 7, 2016

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Davies Manor invites teachers to July 28 event The annual teacher’s luncheon at Davies Manor Plantation is slated for July 28. The event gives teachers the opportunity to view the facility’s traveling trunks and to give input on the facility’s current educational programming. The luncheon will be catered by Swanky’s Taco Shop, and will feature […]

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BCS updates policies, awards contracts and approves 2 funding applications

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Bartlett City Schools (BCS) board met on June 23 and approved the following consent agenda items and new board action items. Those included: The 2016-17 applications for funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Elementary and Secondary Education Act Three contracts for special education services (Brunswick Day School, King’s Daughters and Sons, and […]

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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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