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2 BHS students attend Governor’s School for the Arts

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BHS to host cheer camp July 17-19

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The Bartlett High School Competitive Cheer Team will host its inaugural annual summer cheer camp for grades K-8 on July 17, 18 and 19 at the Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy’s gym. Elementary school students will work on cheer skills such as jumps and motions, as well as learning cheers, chants, and a dance. Middle school […]

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Bon Lin camp inspires ‘duct tape billionaires’

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For an exciting week this summer, Bartlett-area students who will be entering kindergarten through sixth grade this fall designed their billion-dollar ideas and created products from those ideas. They also explored distant galaxies, were challenged to invent a device to rescue micro chickens and save them from the fried chicken bucket, and created a personalized […]

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Campers boost reading skills

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Read to Be Ready campers celebrated four weeks of fun and creative reading exercises on June 29 with a community fair at Bartlett Elementary School. Community organizations such as the Bartlett Fire Department and The Bartlett Express were on hand to talk to the children before children and parents enjoyed refreshments and a brief program. […]

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Cheer camp at Panama City Beach

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BES summer reading camp preps kids for fall

Struggling readers are getting a head start with more polished and prepared reading skills at Bartlett Elementary School. The four-week “Read to be Ready” summer camp is designed for students who will enter grades 1-3 in August, and teachers say they are having a ball. “They feed off each other,” said third-grade teacher Tara White, […]

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BLE’s Bruin Benevolence Club builds caring young citizens

Bon Lin Elementary’s Bruin Benevolence Club, also known as the BBB Club, is helping young minds build a sense of responsibility and caring. Its members ended the 2016-17 school year with the delivery of baskets to the St. Francis Hospital of Bartlett waiting room, West Clinic waiting room, all Bartlett fire department facilities and the […]

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Chamber hears plans, costs, pluses of Bartlett High School renovations

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The vision, funding and practical need for a renovated and expanded Bartlett High School held the interest of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce members at the June 13 chamber meeting. Bartlett City Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stephens was the guest speaker, outlining the upcoming three-year project and talking about funding details the city board approved […]

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Lakeland to weigh different dress codes

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Lakeland’s school board is considering either a “standardized dress code” or updating the district’s traditional dress code policy. After a lengthy discussion at the June 12 meeting, the board agreed to send out a survey to parents and hear a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell at the July 10 meeting. The board’s goal is […]

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Bartlett High cheer team wins big at camp

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The Bartlett High School cheer team brought home five trophies from the Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp at Panama City Beach, Fla., on June 4-7. The team is made up of 44 girls in grades 8-12. On competition day, the Blue Team (non-tumbling) placed first in cheer and third in dance, earning two trophies. That team […]

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Bartlett school board approves roofing and renovation projects

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The Bartlett City Schools Board of Education approved five facilities’ bids and a budget amendment at the May 30 special-called meeting. The bids included: Band room renovation at Bartlett High School. The bid went to Albro Construction for $755,000. Band room furniture and equipment. The bid went to APG Office Furniture for $144,095.23. The West […]

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Bartlett student tapped for Wolfchase Galleria scholarship

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Wolfchase Galleria has presented Justin Threlkeld of Bartlett High School with a $1,500 scholarship for one year. Threlkeld plans to attend The University of Tennessee-Martin, majoring in pre-physical therapy in the fall. The scholarship comes through Wolfchase Galleria from Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership. The Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) works to […]

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