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ECS among 11 in U.S. rated as exemplary schools

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CORDOVA—Valentine’s Day 2017 was one to remember for Evangelical Christian School, which worked years to achieve a national honor. That’s when ECS announced it had earned Exemplary School Accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International. It is one of only 11 such schools out of 3,300+ ACSI-member schools in the U.S. The accreditation applies […]

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To play soccer at Spring Hill

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Eagles bowling squad wins another state championship

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The dynasty continues for St. Benedict at Auburndale Bowling with another state title for the boys team this month. The SBA Guys won their 4th ever and second straight state title in a thrilling comeback that saw the Eagles take the last 11 points in their win over CBHS in the finals. The 18-9 victory […]

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SBA chosen for exclusive AP Capstone Program

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St. Benedict at Auburndale High School (SBA) in Memphis is one of only approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone, an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP […]

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ECS portrays trial, triumph of Joseph in musical

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“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” has multiple performances remaining this week and next at at Evangelical Christian School, 7600 Macon Road, Cordova. It opened on Nov. 2, and remaining dates are Nov. 3, 5, 9, 10 and 12, all at 7 p.m. The production portrays the trials and triumphs of the biblical figure, Joseph, and […]

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St. Benedict loses season opener to Collierville

After holding St. Benedict scoreless, Collierville defensive tackle Devan Reynolds was holding his 8-month-old sister, Paisley, celebrating the 45-0 season opening victory with his family on Friday. “We stayed together as a unit. Our hard work in the off-season paid off for us. The scoreboard shows it tonight,” said Reynolds, a 5-8, 200-pound senior, who […]

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Ainsley Harrington earns top SCTP honors for her trap shooting

Ainsley Harrington, 14, has a sharp eye for trap shooting. She’s been shooting for just two years, and last week she placed first in a national competition in the Ladies Division 1A from the 21-yard line. Harrington said, “I was very excited but humbled.” At the competition, she achieved a personal best by shooting 75 […]

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St. Benedict Dancers stand out at ASU summer camp

The St. Benedict at Auburndale (SBA) Dance Team earned all superior ribbons and a bid to National Competition earlier this summer at Arkansas State University. They also won the spirit trophy and the “super spirit stick.” Katy Brock and Kara Drago earned a spot on the Universal Dance Association (UDA) All-American team. Their coaches are […]

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Education briefs for July 28, 2016

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Get those shots before classes start again The Shelby County Health Department is reminding families with just weeks before school stats again that they are ready to perform back-to-school immunizations. The Health Department does not require appointments for immunization-only visits. Fees vary according to the number of immunizations needed; they are usually in the $20-$50 range. […]

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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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D.A.R.E. essay winners announced

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Recent student winners have been announced for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) essay competition. They include the following students at St. Ann Catholic School and Rivercrest Elementary School, both in Bartlett (see photo captions below). D.A.R.E. was first established in the City of Bartlett in 1992 in response to the drug-related deaths of three […]

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Education briefs for May 19, 2016

SCS decides on two closures Faced with tough budgetary decisions, the Shelby County School Board has voted to close Messick Adult High School and Memphis Health Careers Academy. Northside High will linger for another year. The board suspended Carver High School from the list of closings to allow time to consider community plans to keep […]

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