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Citizens unload on school rezoning

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Shelby County Schools’ rezoning proposals are making some parents nervous that their children might miss resources and activities from their old schools. Others fear that rural schools will become “dumping grounds” for students who are no longer zoned to their old schools in the new municipal school districts. Rezoning meetings have invited public input, and […]

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Ellendale releases second 9-weeks’ honor roll

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Ellendale Elementary School in Bartlett announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. Spike’s Radiant Bears (principal’s honor roll), first grade: Hamzh Altarb, Avary Austin, Thomas Baker, Noah Bartram, Benny Benesch, Cheyenne Benesch, Libby Benton, Ella Bomar, Joana Boyle, Jason Coons, Ava Daniels, Stephanie Dawson, Landon Doan, Graden Duckworth, […]

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2014 service academy nominations

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Congressman Stephen Fincher (R) has nominated the following students for 2018 appointments to U.S. service academies U.S. Naval Academy Christopher Waelde (Bartlett) – Bolton High School Jasmine Walker (Arlington) – Arlington High School> U.S. Air Force Academy Bailey Wittman (Lakeland) – Christian Brothers High School William Tyler Phillips (Bartlett) – Arlington High School U.S. Military […]

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Bartlett schools’ policy: Non-residents allowed

A packed house of more than 100 residents awaited the Bartlett school board’s vote Feb. 27 on its non-resident student policy. The board voted unanimously to approve the policy that sets priorities allowing students outside the Bartlett City School District to attend Bartlett schools, if space is available. The meeting kicked off with a word […]

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Bolton annexation idea draws praise and heat

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A dedicated group of Bolton residents asked Lakeland to annex their 35 square-mile community in Shelby County, and the city has agreed to conduct a study on their proposal. Chris Price, speaking for the pro-annexation group, presented the petition at the board’s Feb. 18 meeting. The area contains roughly 1,026 single-family homes, he said, estimating […]

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‘Giving Together’ adds $6K in Lifeblood donations

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‘A tale as old as time’

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens at Bolton High

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Bartlett school board proposes policies

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The Bartlett school board reviewed and amended a large batch of essential school district policies at the Feb. 20 work session, with the most intense interest focused on the transfer policy for non-resident students. All the proposed policies will be up for a vote at the board’s next business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. […]

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BHS wrestlers lose TSSA Dual Championships

The Bartlett High School wrestling team advanced to the 2014 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Dual Championships for the first time in the school’s history during the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1, but they fell to competitors in rounds 1 and 2. Division I AAA – Bartlett Match No. 1 Champ. Round 1: Knoxville […]

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Lady Wildcats defeat Lady Cougars 54-47

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Navy String Quintet performs at Kate Bond Elementary

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Arlington school board debuts newest policies

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Policies are the strong underpinnings of a school district, and the Arlington school board framed some key ones on Feb. 13, when they were publicly read for the first time. The second reading and final approval are expected at the Feb. 25 special-called meeting. The policies include: Attendance of non-resident […]

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