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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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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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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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Bartlett swim team competes, 1 swimmer goes to All-Star Team

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Twelve swimmers for the Bartlett Xtreme Swim Team traveled to Huntsville, Ala., to compete in the Long Course Southeastern Championships on July 20-23. The competition included several hundred swimmers from across the states of Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. Despite a relatively small group, the swimmers placed 30th out of over 50 teams. Highlighting the weekend […]

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BHS hosts summer cheer camp for 60

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LSS to weigh dress code options

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Last week, the Lakeland school board carried over the topic of a standardized dress code for students until its next meeting, but all other items on the July 10 meeting’s agenda passed. In a lengthier discussion at a previous meeting on June 10, board member Geoff Hicks advocated using uniforms at both schools to save […]

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Community partnerships support BCS fine arts, sports

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Bartlett has supported its public school district from the beginning, and the new school year that began July 1 kicked off the second year of a special partnership with businesses, civic groups, churches and other organizations. The Bartlett City Schools District Sponsorship Program is working with sponsors to build a better foundation for sports and […]

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July 30 open house set for new Lakeland middle school

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The Lakeland School System is ready to unveil its new $20 million Lakeland Middle Preparatory School on July 30. Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell, the Lakeland School System Board of Education and LMPS principal Matt Adler will host the public and both elected and appointed officials at a dedication, ribbon cutting and open house for the […]

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Bartlett, Arlington & Lakeland public schools’ 2017-18 calendar

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The following combined school district calendar is for Bartlett City Schools, Arlington Community Schools and Lakeland School System. July 27-28 New teacher induction (Bartlett and Arlington) July 31 Professional development, morning; administrative day, afternoon. For teachers and administrative staff Aug. 1 Administrative day and student enrollment verification/new student registration day Aug. 2 Professional development, morning; […]

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