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Bartlett City Schools

Children’s memorial honors 9/11 victims, first responders

Altruria Elementary School hosts its 9/11 Ceremony each year to honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terroristic attacks in the U.S. They also honor the first responders who helped the victims and the survivors. The entire school filed outside Monday morning to a crowd of parents, and all recited the Pledge of […]

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Charter school operates in Bartlett despite location issues

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A charter school that opened in Bartlett last month drew the ire of Shelby County commissioners when it decided without permission to move from downtown Memphis to their new location at 6165 Stage Road in Bartlett. A Gateway University Charter School’s spokesman on Friday declined to provide any statement about the location decision, whether he […]

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Student’s knife at a Bartlett school was a simple mistake

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Local speculations about how a Bartlett student brought a knife to school on Aug. 31 have sounded much more alarming than the truth, according to school officials. Bartlett City Schools’ Communications Coordinator Jason Sykes explained what happened at Bon Lin Middle School: A female student brought a steak lunch from home, so she also packed […]

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Germantown tops Tennessee in high school test scores

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Three years after breaking off from Memphis schools, most of Shelby County’s six suburban school systems showed modest improvements on state test scores for high schools – and one outpaced all districts across Tennessee. Germantown Municipal School District had the highest gains of high schoolers passing the state’s new TNReady test in 2017, besting all […]

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BCS selects architect, construction manager for high school project

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The Bartlett school board approved an architectural firm and construction management for the high school renovations, and it also bought new air conditioning units for one school at the Aug. 24 board meeting. School board members unanimously approved the agreement between the school district and Fleming Architects in Memphis for the next two years of […]

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Panthers impress in first game of season

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Mid-South’s partial solar eclipse sparks awe and smiles

Patchy clouds and spots of rain kept some in the Mid-South from seeing Monday’s partial solar eclipse, but when the sky cleared those who got a peek through their protective glasses were oohing about the bright orange circle with a clear bite taken out of one side. At Bartlett High School, a flurry of students […]

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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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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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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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