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Lakeland School System

2 Lakeland Prep contracts authorized

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The Lakeland school board took two giant steps toward making its new middle school a reality on May 26. In a special-called meeting, the Lakeland School System (LSS) board authorized the executive committee to enter into a construction agreement with Chris Woods Construction Co. for the construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School (Lakeland Prep). The […]

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At a Glance for May 19, 2016

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Pit bull rescue group plans May 22 event The Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue will host an adoption event for pit bulls 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 22 at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, Collierville. Enjoy the pooches, the free face painting, the silent auction, and snacks. All donations appreciated. Bumpus Harley Davidson is at 325 S Byhalia Rd, […]

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LSS taps Bolton administrator as middle school principal

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Lakeland’s middle school, slated to break ground May 26, will have its principal in place a year before classes begin so he can be involved in preparing for the new school’s launch. Lakeland School System superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell has announced the selection of Matt Adler as the founding principal of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. […]

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LSS tech specialist named among top 52 in U.S.

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A Lakeland School System tech specialist was among just 52 professionals nationwide that PBS honored for excellence. PBS LearningMedia chose Wanda Terral, an IT specialist, as one of its Lead Digital Innovators. The honor signifies excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning. PBS LearningMedia is a free media on-demand service that […]

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Area schools honor 2016 valedictorians, salutatorians

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Area high schools have provided the following biographies of their 2016 valedictorians and salutatorians. Bartlett High School Valedictorian: Bawan Faraedoon Qaladize has lived a short life so far, but it’s one with much achievement. His cumulative grade point average of 4.5 has earned him the distinction of Bartlett High School’s Class of 2016 valedictorian. His […]

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LSS approves HVAC installer and 2016-17 salary schedule

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On Monday night, the Lakeland School Board approved Roy May Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc. for HVAC installations at Lakeland Elementary School this summer. The company was the lowest qualified bidder and will install new all the new classroom units and the larger cafeteria units for $69,224. The work will be scheduled in coordination […]

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Lakeland, Arlington strike new agreement to educate older LSS students

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Arlington and Lakeland school districts now have a new interlocal agreement in place, as of Monday night. That gives Lakeland’s older students a place to attend classes until their district can build its own high school. The agreement also spells out how Lakeland’s middle-school students will continue to be educated until the new Lakeland Middle […]

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LSS clears ground for new Lakeland middle school

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Despite a whopping 16 inches of rain in March, Lakeland’s school district has made progress clearing the site for its new middle school. The district also is on track to put out construction bids on April 24 with an opening date of May 19. Construction is expected to start around May 31. At Monday night’s […]

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Collegiate Corner for March 31, 2016

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Universities and colleges have announced the recent achievements of local students. Graduations Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., released its list of fall 2015 graduates on Monday, including David M. McCarthy of Bartlett. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and is a cum laude graduate. A cum laude designation requires a grade point […]

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TNReady testing: Some parents insist on letting kids opt out

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While the Tennessee Department of Education can’t provide statewide numbers at this point, anecdotal evidence suggests that more and more parents are insisting that their children be allowed to opt out of TNReady (standardized testing). The movement comes a year after mass numbers of students refused tests in other states, including New York,Washington and Colorado. […]

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It now has a name: Lakeland Middle Preparatory School

The Lakeland school board explored at length every nook and cranny of arguments in favor of different school names, but after multiple suggestions and amendments, they decided Monday night on just the right name for their new middle school: Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. It relies on the clarify of the common “middle school” name and […]

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New maps show school data by election districts and school districts

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The Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has created two new interactive maps featuring a wide range of education data at the school and school district levels. The maps illustrate Tennessee House and senate districts overlaid with school district and school level information. They include demographic information, accountability and performance, and financial data. […]

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