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October 2015 News


October 22nd, 2015

CMCSS Academic Leaders Pleased with Student Performance

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/22/2015. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

CMCSS students scored above their expected three-year academic performance in reading, math, and science, according to the state Department of Education release of its annual report card on Tennessee school districts. In achievement, CMCSS scored A’s in math and science and a B in reading. Social studies was field tested with no data available.

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October 20th, 2015

Smith Library to be Named for Actor, Native Frank Sutton

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/20/2015. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

The community is invited to attend Sunday afternoon’s dedication of the library at Norman Smith Elementary School in memory of Clarksville native and actor Frank S. Sutton. The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

Mr. Sutton, who was born in Clarksville, is best known for his acting career in movies and on television, including his role as the iconic U.S. Marine Corps Drill Sergeant Vince Carter on “Gomer Pyle, USMC.” in the late 1960s.  According to his biographer, Mr. Sutton was an avid reader and his favorite Clarksville pastime was going to the public library. He passed away in 1974 at the age of 61. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.


October 16th, 2015

Science, Math and English Standards Feedback

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/16/2015. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

The review period for Tennessee’s Math and ELA standards closed on Dec. 1. The review period for Tennessee’s Science standards closed on DECEMBER 15th, 2015.  The State Board of Education launched a review website to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s K-12 science, math and English standards. The website provides an opportunity for every Tennessean to participate in the first phase of a highly transparent and comprehensive standards review process.

Data collected from this website will be given to a team of Tennessee educators to review; this data will inform the revisions of the standards. The revised standards and aligned assessments will be implemented in the 2018-19 school year.


October 13th, 2015

Almost There for TNPromise Mentors

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/13/2015. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

The Tennessee Promise, partnering with TNAchieves, will provide all Tennessee high school graduates with the opportunity to attend a community college or Tennessee College of Applied Technology free of tuition and fees and provide them with a mentor to ensure their success.

The goal is to have 55 percent of the Tennessee population with advanced degrees by 2025.

Tennessee will need an additional 494,000 degrees in order to meet the goal by 2025.

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