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Collegiate Corner for Feb. 23, 2017

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Colleges and universities have the following announcements about area students. Honors Angel A. Mercado of Bartlett has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list for Rhodes College. Qualifying students must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better. Mercado […]

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Bartlett High’s All-West competitors

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Arlington basketball: A family tradition

If there were a theme song for the Arlington basketball program, it should be Hank William Jr.’s “family tradition.” Why? Well, given that there are four sets of siblings playing basketball, it fits the narrative. Yes, FOUR sets of siblings. The Arlington boys team features a starting back court tandem of Luke (senior), and Sam (sophomore) […]

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Bartlett High 5K to raise boys’ track funds

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Bartlett High School is hosting its first Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk on March 4 as a fundraiser for the boys’ track team. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Bartlett High School, 5688 Woodlawn St. Early entry fees will be $12 for school district employees and students and $15 for all others. Fees the […]

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Lakeland schools set legislative agenda to benefit students, teachers

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The 2017 legislative agenda drew the most discussion at Monday night’s Lakeland School System meeting. The three primary focuses of the board’s agenda are local control of schools, funding improvements and modification of Public Chapter 680. The latter item would enable the Department of Education to work with stakeholders in developing an accountability system that […]

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LSS: 2017 Legislative Agenda

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[Editor’s note: This legislative agenda was copied from the Lakeland School System’s website.] Local Control of Schools We believe that local Boards of Education (BOEs) are best equipped and informed to make decisions that address the needs and challenges of their local schools. In keeping with that principle, we support the following: • The appointment of—rather […]

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Bartlett Elementary lets imaginations romp during arts week

Bartlett Elementary students spent last week learning about sundials, creating metallic art and performing original skits for fellow students. The activities were part of a project led by traveling artist Cherri Coleman, who helped the children build confidence and tap into creativity. The skits were a multi-layered project. Third-graders learned about the state’s symbols, such […]

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To play soccer at Union

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Lady Tigers beat Bartlett

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Speaker inspires Bon Lin Middle students at Gold Award celebration

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Music rocked the walls of the Bon Lin Middle School in Bartlett Friday as students filed in for a celebration and to hear an inspirational speech from an iconic Mid-South athlete. The school is one of just two West Tennessee schools honored with a Gold Award for its Response to Instruction and Intervention-Behavior (RTI2-B) program. […]

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BES families fill Lenny’s for a night to support school

Bartlett Elementary School families saw familiar faces on Jan. 24 when they flocked to Lenny’s Grill & Subs on Stage Road. There were fellow students, teachers and even administrators filling the tables and booths while Lenny’s personnel circulated among their guests. It was a show of school support, as the restaurant was hosting Spirit Night […]

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Bon Lin Middle to celebrate Gold Award as Model Demonstration School

Bon Lin Middle School in Bartlett is one of two schools in West Tennessee to be honored with a Gold Award for its Response to Instruction and Intervention-Behavior (RTI2-B) program. This program offers different levels of support that meet the behavioral and social needs of students. The school has been selected as an RTI2-B Model […]

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