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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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LSS approves architect, consultant for LMPS athletic fields project

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In a brief special-called meeting on Thursday, the Lakeland school board approved two items to advance their athletic fields project. The board first approved an agreement with Renaissance Group Inc. to provide architectural services for the athletic fields project at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. The project makes use of surplus funds from the LMPS building’s […]

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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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Little too late: Trojans hold on for victory in opener at Bolton

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ARLINGTON — First-game jitters might have been a common feeling inside the Millington Trojan locker room on the campus of Bolton High School. But for a certain group in back and gold Friday night, the butterflies in the stomach might have been the size of eagles. Millington’s defensive backfield knew they had to step up with […]

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Campbell, Wright sign to play D1 baseball

Former Arlington High School and Northwest Mississippi teammates Aaron Campbell and Jarod Wright will both be continuing their baseball careers at NCAA Div. 1 schools. Northwest Mississippi, this years MACJC Runner-up in baseball, announced that Campbell has signed with Ohio Valley Conference member Austin Peay, while Wright will continue his collegiate baseball career at the […]

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Panthers impress in first game of season

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Tigers suffer tough loss to Pharaohs

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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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$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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