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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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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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Bartlett defeats Collierville 56-48

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Local athletes nominated for All-State team

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More than 30 Shelby-Metro players have been nominated to Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State teams by Journal West 10 Media staff. Nominations were made after recommendations from coaches, media, statistics provided by high school sports information directors and by local statistician Keith Gentry. Members of other Memphis media outlets nominated additional players. The All-State teams […]

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Saints down Gryphons in annual Battle of the Levee

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Briarcrest quarterback Jackson Walker celebrated his 16th birthday on Aug. 26 in the sweetest way possible, beating bitter rival St. George’s 37-14 in Collierville. “I was hoping for one (a win as a birthday present),” said Walker as he fielded happy birthdays from happy Briarcrest fans. “I couldn’t appreciate it until after we won. It […]

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Bartlett defeats Houston Lady Mustangs

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Area teachers chosen for 2016-17 Tennessee Educator Fellowships

NASHVILLE — Teachers from Bartlett, Collierville and Shelby County schools are among the 49 selected for the 2016-17 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, a program that helps elevate teacher voice in the state. “Teachers have a proven, significant role in helping students achieve at higher levels, and Tennes-see needs the insight of teachers on […]

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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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Young historians advance to national competition in June

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Local youths were among the nearly 70 students chosen to represent Tennessee at National History Day later this summer. Those students placed first or second in their categories at Tennessee History Day on April 9. Tennessee History Day participants entered projects in five categories: documentaries, exhibits, performances, websites and papers. While projects must relate to […]

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Bartlett bests Dragons

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Despite being up at the half, the Collierville Dragons fell 68-63 to Bartlett Friday night on the road. With a 37-34 halftime lead, the Dragons were outscored 21-16 in the third quarter and could not recover. Seena Ghelichkhani poured in 23 points for Collierville. Josiah Wagner chipped in 15 points. Bartlett was paced by Quintin […]

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5 school systems, 3 municipalities open first employee care center

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Area cities and school systems have collaborated on health and wellness centers to give primary and preventive healthcare to their employees and their dependents. The ribbon cutting for the first facility in Collierville was on Nov. 16. Participants in the program include the City of Bartlett, the Town of Collierville, the City of Lakeland, Arlington […]

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