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Bartlett Express: Special Sections 2015

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Progress 2015 magazine Click image to open. (4.23 MB file; may load slowly)  

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Bartlett school board releases STEAM

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At the Feb. 19 work session, the Bartlett school board released STEAM. The new honors program for grades one through five at Rivercrest Elementary will focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) for the 2015-2016 school year. Dr. Lee-Ann Kight, teaching and learning director for Bartlett City Schools (BCS), explained why the […]

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BCS discusses vouchers, routine audits

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In addition to the new STEAM Honors Program being rolled out for the upcoming school year, vouchers among were the key topics at the Feb. 19 work session for the Bartlett school board. Bryan Woodruff, vice chairman of the Bartlett school board and its liaison to the Tennessee Legislative Network (TLN), said state legislators will […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 26, 2015

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Bartlett Academy moves preview date to 26th Bartlett 9th Grade Academy moved its preview night to Feb. 26 because of wintry weather on the original date. Hours will be 5-7 p.m. The event will be open to all current eighth-grade students and their families. School representatives will be available to talk about the pre-registration process, […]

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More ‘Shrek’ at ECS

The drama department of the Evangelical Christian School presented colorful, lively performances of “Shrek, the Musical” on Feb. 19-21. Additional shows will be offered Feb. 26-28. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on the campus (7600 Macon Road, Cordova). Photos by Scott Steele. Cast members include: Shrek: Stephen Timberlake Young Shrek: Noah Mrok Mama Shrek: Anna […]

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Dance to benefit Baddour Center Feb. 26

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A Bartlett businessman, Benji Smith, is among the participants in the “Dancing for Our Stars” fundraiser slated for Feb. 26. Media stars, a mayor and other prominent community leaders are coming together for the event, modeled after the popular television show, “Dancing With the Stars.” Seasoned dancers will pair with community leader celebrities for a competition […]

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AHS student falls to his death

A 16-year-old Arlington High School sophomore jumped to his death off the Davies Plantation overpass onto I-40 around 6 p.m. Monday night. Although the student’s name has been discussed on social media, officials had not released the student’s name as of press time. More than 200 AHS students met 35 minutes before class Tuesday to […]

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School districts evaluating snow days

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Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland schools are weighing make-up days for the classroom time lost to recent wintry weather. For now, spring break days are off the table , according to Bartlett City Schools superintendent David Stephens. Both Arlington and Lakeland superintendents said the same for their districts. The local school districts have this flexibility because […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Feb. 2-13, 2015

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A violent home invasion, vandalism and a dog bite are among the incidents reported recently in Bartlett. The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) listed following incidents in Bartlett for Feb. 2-13. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These […]

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Shelby Fire gets translation tool

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The Shelby County Fire Department has a new tool to overcome language barriers during emergencies. The department now has ELSA, a handsfree device for first responders. When a firefighter presses the button, the call connects through RTT Network Operating Center to a bilingual interpreter within seconds. Each year, emergency responders everywhere encounter more and more […]

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