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Education

BHS drumming up funds with bazaar

By Carolyn Bahm For a band rated as superior, raising $4,000 in travel funds is an achievable goal. Bartlett High School band students plan to earn more than half that by showcasing local crafts and businesses at their Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23. The bazaar will be in the gym of Bethel Church in Bartlett […]

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Tigers toppled in tourney

Hendersonville’s offense proved too much for Arlington Friday night in the TSSAA Class 6A tournament game as the Tigers gave up more than 400 yards on the ground in a 49-31 loss. While Arlington gave up only 35 passing yards in the contest, Hendersonville’s vaunted run attack was virtually unstoppable from start to finish. The […]

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Bolton given award for positive efforts

STAFF REPORTS Bolton High School has been awarded the A.F. Bridges Divisional Award, which is given to schools that have had no reported unsportsmanlike conduct incidents during the previous school year and have displayed an overall positive effort to teach, expect and demand a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship at their particular contests. Schools that receive […]

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Bartlett High hosts acting tournament

Bartlett High School hosted eight local high schools last month for the first ever Bartlett Invitational Forensics Tournament. The tournament was sponsored by Kevin Rogers with Bridgett Church as tournament coordinator. Rogers’ students showed up early on a Saturday and acted as hosts, escorts, runners, etc. In addition, the judges were treated to a lunch […]

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‘Club’ sports still OK, unified district says

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A policy that affects middle school sports in some schools has had coaches worried, but the Shelby County School district said it believes all current “club” sports will be able to use the district’s facilities. “While the specific circumstances may vary from school to school and program to program across the district, in no case […]

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Assessment test scores rise in Bartlett High School

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Bartlett High School teachers have improved significantly over the past year, according to a scale that relates to student performance on state assessment tests. Of the 42 teachers whose students took the exam, 11 of them are rated at a Level 5 based on their students’ scores during the 2012-2013 school year. That’s up from […]

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Is lawsuit a bargaining chip?

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Attorneys representing Shelby County commissioners are using a federal lawsuit as a negotiation tool with six suburbs that are trying to establish community school districts. Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald said Monday that the issue boils down to a conflict between the county and the municipalities over school buildings. The municipalities want to use the existing […]

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Math teacher still at it after 36 years

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When Shelby County voters were deciding on a half-cent sales tax in 2012, Carl Price saw an opportunity. The Bartlett High School Algebra I teacher used that social event to demonstrate to his student how the vote could impact their purchases. It’s the kind of math that outcome based education seeks to discover, but it’s […]

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Increase in private enrollment not credited to unified district

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While enrollment numbers are up in some Shelby County private schools, officials are reluctant to attribute the increase to the unification of the county and city public school systems. Sharon Masterson, director of communications for St. Benedict at Auburndale, said few area parents have cited the creation of the unified district as incentive for enrollment. […]

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Lawsuit remains thorn for districts

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The City of Bartlett is moving forward on its plans for a community school despite a pending case in federal court. City attorney Ed McKinney said Monday that an issue regarding equal protection under the U.S. Constitution’s 14th amendment has not been resolved. A federal judge stayed the case several months ago after he ruled […]

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WITH ELECTION RESULTS: Suburbs choose municipal schools

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The results of Tuesday’s election didn’t surprise Mike Wissman. “This is the route that people want to go,” said Wissman, the mayor of Arlington and a Shelby County Schools board member. “The work begins now.” The referendum overwhelmingly passed in Bartlett with a 91 percent favorable vote. With precincts reporting in Lakeland and Arlington, the […]

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Unified school posts registration info

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The Shelby County unified school district has posted its registration information online for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration day for all schools is July 30. Classes start Aug. 5. Those interested in learning more about the registration process and requirements can visit http://www.scsk12.org/uf/backtoschool. There, parents and students can find a variety of details, including: • […]

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