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Education

Bartlett schools complete $2.9M in summer projects

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Bartlett City Schools completed 13 facilities’ projects at seven of the district’s schools this summer. The work totaled approximately $2.9 million and is part of the district’s work to catch up on maintenance that was sometimes deferred while the buildings were under Shelby County School’s control. BCS Communications, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Jason Sykes, provided […]

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$3.5M surplus has LSS eying athletics project

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Construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School came in $3.5 million under budget, and the superintendent and school board have an idea what to do with those funds: Get a head start on the campus’s athletic fields with the help of another $1 million in funds set aside by the city. At the Aug. 14 school […]

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Week 1: Journal West 10 Media Power 10

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The teams from the coverage area including Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, Millington and South Tipton County are eligible to be included in this ranking. Each week throughout 2017, see how the poll shakes out. Here are the preseason rankings heading into Week 1.

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Summer’s over: First day back

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Above, Bartlett High School opened for the 2017-18 school year on Monday. Before diving into the first day of school, these two 11th-graders, Brooklyn and Shona, paused outside to catch up. Below, it usually isn’t a bright, sunny day when school starts again, with ominous clouds piling up on some years and on other years […]

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Immigrant families get rock star treatment on the first day back to school in Memphis

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Emerging from the shadows since federal agents raided several Latino neighborhoods in Memphis, immigrant families were greeted Monday by cheering neighbors and educators as they brought their children back to school amid assurances of protection. Holding signs such as “Bienvenido” and “Every Student is Welcome,” clusters of people gathered at the entrances of about 25 […]

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Princeton Review rates Rhodes College among tops in U.S.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rhodes College in Memphis announced that it has been ranked highly among the country’s top colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review’s respected annual survey. The education services company features the college in the newly released 2018 edition of its guide, The Best 382 Colleges. Rhodes also earned top spots on The […]

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Briarcrest sophomore track star competes in Jr. Olympics

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Briarcrest volleyball team has winning GPA

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Lakeland welcomes public to tour new $20M middle school

Lakeland’s new $20-million middle school went from a spring 2016 groundbreaking to a ribbon cutting in one breathtaking year. On Sunday, officials welcomed an estimated 300 or more citizens into the pristine brick and stone-clad building. The 2017-18 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 7, openings its doors to about 600 students in grades 5-8. […]

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BCS students travel to Ecuador for summer missions trip

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For the eighth year in a row, Briarcrest Christian High School has sent students and teachers to Misahuallí, Ecuador, to assist the Jungle Kids for Christ ministry at Antioch Christian Academy. Jungle Kids for Christ is an organization that is passionate about empowering children for God’s glory in the jungle of Ecuador so that they […]

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Bartlett school board eyes district office renovations

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The Bartlett school board and the public got an early look at the July 27 board meeting of how the board’s district office could appear after renovations. Currently, the district office is housed in close quarters at Bartlett High School with various departments dispersed throughout the district’s properties. Renaissance Group in Lakeland is the architectural […]

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Help children enjoy math with everyday practices

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For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day. Math plays a hidden role in so many aspects of daily life. By pointing […]

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