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November 2013 News


November 22nd, 2013

RHS Student Wins License Plate Design Contest

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/22/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Brandon Anderson, a student at Clarksville’s Rossview High School, received first prize in a license plate design contest staged by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN). On November 22, Anderson received a $1,000 check and was honored by members of TSPN at the high school.

Anderson’s design and those of other contest winners has been incorporated in a final design for the plate, which was authorized by Gov. Bill Haslam to raise awareness of the issue of suicide prevention. A share of the proceeds from the sale of these plates will fund suicide prevention awareness and education projects statewide.

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November 21st, 2013

FAFSA Help is Available

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/21/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

As high school seniors prepare for college, parents face the somewhat intimidating paper chase, known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The U.S. Department of Education begins accepting the application beginning January 1 of each year for the upcoming academic year. Each application period is 18 months; most federal, state, and institutional aid is provided on a first come, first served basis. Tennessee is one of six states in the country that awards state grants (the HOPE Scholarship) on a first-come, first-served basis until the money runs out.

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November 13th, 2013

CMCSS Scores 3 A’s, 1 B in Achievement on State Report Card

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/13/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

The state Department of Education today released its system by system report card and Clarksville-Montgomery County has scored an all-time high in both achievement and growth since the transition to the Tennessee Diploma Project standards.  CMCSS earned three A’s and one B in Achievement and three B’s and one A in  student growth.

“Am I surprised at these results?” Schools Director B.J. Worthington asked. “No, because our teachers and administrators are working tirelessly to make sure our students are successful.  Am I pleased? Yes, very.”

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November 4th, 2013

Preparing for Inclement Weather

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/4/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

It is the School System’s goal to keep our students safe. Parents are advised to keep current information on their child’s emergency card. Thus, when schools are faced with threatening weather, the district’s telephone notification system is programmed to send a message to the number provided. Also, parents are advised to listen to radio and television reports, and they are encouraged to call the transportation information line at 358-2006 for up to date transportation information, or go to www.cmcss.net for school closing information. (more…)