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May 2013 News


May 30th, 2013

Q: In cases of inclement weather, how will I know if schools are closed?

Please note: This article was originally published on 5/30/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

A: We notify students and parents of schedule changes due to weather in a variety of ways. If schools are closed, delayed, or closing early, we will send a notification through SchoolMessenger. This alert will be sent to the number on the student’s emergency card so be sure to keep this information up to date.  In the event of an emergency situation, the notification can be sent to all numbers provided (up to six).

Information about changes due to weather can also be found on the homepage of cmcss.net. This includes when buses are running rain or inclement weather routes as well as school closures. We also report closures and delays to the Clarksville and Nashville media.

For more frequently asked questions and answers, go to: http://www.cmcss.net/students/faqs.aspx


May 17th, 2013

Grant To Cover Dual Enrollment Costs for STEM Academy, Middle College Students

Please note: This article was originally published on 5/17/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

 NASHVILLE — The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has received a $40,000 grant to pay for STEM Academy and Middle College High School’s students’ fees for dual enrollment in college courses.

The Tennessee College Access and Success Network awarded a total of $412,426 this week to six schools, two higher education institutions and four nonprofits in its third annual grant competition, raising the total amount of Race to the Top funds awarded by the Network to more than $1.6 million.

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May 16th, 2013

High School Graduations Available to View

Please note: This article was originally published on 5/16/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

The 2013 CMCSS high school commencements may be purchased from APSU.  The video archives will be available for 30 days after graduation (June 27, 2013).

All ceremonies took place at Austin Peay State University in the Dunn Center. They can be viewed by going to: http://graduation.cmcss.net .

Thursday, May 23

Middle College High School at APSU at 4 p.m.

Montgomery Central High School at 7 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Kenwood High School at 4 p.m.

West Creek High School at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

Rossview High School at 9 a.m.

Clarksville High School at Noon

Northwest High School at 3 p.m.

Northeast High School at 6 p.m.


May 15th, 2013

CMCSS Picked for Leadership Grant

Please note: This article was originally published on 5/15/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education has pledged nearly $4 million in Race to the Top funds to pay for eight leadership development programs, which will impact future school leaders in more than 20 districts across the state, with CMCSS receiving the largest single district amount.

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May 13th, 2013

Leadership CMCSS Open to Community Leaders

Please note: This article was originally published on 5/13/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

In order to build better community understanding of school system challenges and successes and to enhance public school system advocates; it is the goal of the Leadership CMCSS program to build awareness among community leaders on various topics of Clarksville-Montgomery County schools to help improve citizen knowledge about our local education system practices, decision making processes, planning and overall model in preparing students for the 21st Century.

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May 6th, 2013

CMCSS Gets $1.6 Million Grant to Expand AP Program

Please note: This article was originally published on 5/6/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

?DALLAS – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to transform math and science education in the United States, announced today that its highly successful Advanced Placement* (AP) program for military families is being expanded this fall to Clarksville High School, Northeast High School, and Rossview High School, near Fort Campbell in Tennessee, thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
“This innovative program can open doors to college for so many more students by providing them with more rigorous, project-based coursework to help them succeed in the highly competitive fields of science, technology, engineering, and math,” said Sara MartinezTucker, CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative. “The partnership with these high schools will help make a huge impact on young students’ lives.”
A special event was held today at The Ann Hunter Board Room in the schools’ central administrative offices, to announce the expansion of the NMSI program to these three schools in fall 2013. NMSI’s AP program for military families is currently in 52 schools in 15 states. Next year, further expansion is anticipated to reach more than 70 schools in 18 states.
“The school district and our community have joined in a commitment to encourage our students to take more rigorous courses. As a result, we have seen an increase in both enrollment and success in Advanced Placement classes,” said Dr. B.J. Worthington, Director of Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. “This grant, however, will take us to a much broader and deeper level of participation by students, teachers and administrators. This grant allows us to better prepare our students to be college or career ready.”
The addition of these high schools was made possible by a $1,667,330 grant from DoDEA who has awarded nearly $10 million total in grant funds to NMSI for its AP program supporting military families. DoDEA’s mission is to plan, direct, coordinate, and manage education programs for eligible dependents of U.S. military personnel and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense.
“DoDEA is proud to be able to provide grants and partner with NMSI’s AP program for military families,” said Adrian B. Talley, DoDEA’s Deputy Director. The expansion of this program for students attending
Clarksville High School, Northeast High School, and Rossview High School opens a new level of opportunity and possibility for children of military families and their peers to excel in math and science. This investment in the AP program for math and science is truly transformational and innovative and raises the bar academically in our public schools. The results are proven, consistent and speak for themselves – in the schools that have been supported by DoDEA’s NMSI AP grant funds, students have increased the number of qualifying AP scores by more than 60 percent,” Mr.Talley said.
College Board results for high schools participating in the military families program during the 2011-12 school term showed a 64 percent increase in qualifying scores on AP math, science, and English exams. The increase in AP math and science scores alone was 85 percent — nine times the national average.
Although NMSI’s AP program targets schools serving military dependents, the program is open to all students in participating high schools who are eligible for AP classes. Program components include study sessions outside of normal school hours as well as intense training for grades 6-12 teachers who will build the pipeline of students who are AP-ready. Access to the college-level AP courses not only gives students the opportunity to earn college credit, but also increases their chances of succeeding in college. Students who pass an AP exam are three times more likely to complete their college education.
Inaugural funding to launch NMSI’s program for military families was provided by Lockheed Martin Corporation. Major funding to expand the program to more schools is being provided by the Army Education Outreach Program, BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and Northrop Grumman.
NMSI is leading this public-private effort in partnership with the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), the Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA), and the White House Joining Forces campaign to support military families. About National Math and Science Initiative: NMSI, a non-profit organization, was launched in 2007 by top leaders in business, education, and science to transform education in the United States. NMSI has received national recognition for training K-12 teachers and improving student performance through the rapid expansion of these highly successful programs: NMSI AP program, NMSI Teacher Training program, and UT Austin’s UTeach program. NMSI’s AP program dramatically increases the number of students taking and passing AP math, science, and English exams, and expands access to traditionally underrepresented students and students in military families. NMSI’s Teacher Training program has trained over 60,000 teachers to deliver more rigorous lessons in the classroom and was selected by PARCC as a premier partner to deliver common core teacher training. The UTeach program, which is now in 35 universities in 17 states, will produce a new generation of content-trained teachers that will impact millions of students in the next decade. Inaugural funding for NMSI, was provided by the Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
For more information, please visit www.nms.org.
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