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January 2018 News


January 29th, 2018

Early College and Career Options

Currently, CMCSS offers innovative programs like the Academies of CMCSS in all seven of the traditional high schools. Additionally, each high school offers options like dual enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses.

 

“CMCSS is committed to ensuring that multiple college and career pathways exist,” stated Millard L. House II, Director of Schools. “Our hope is to build on to the foundation for a strong workforce, an improved quality of life, and a strengthened basis for success for our students.”

 

CMCSS will offer two new programs: CMCSS at Nashville State Community College (NSCC) and CMCSS at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT). Both of these programs will offer students hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to earn industry certifications while completing the necessary high school courses for graduation.

 

CMCSS at NSCC will be offering certifications in both Early Childhood Education and Logistics. At CMCSS at TCAT, students can work towards certifications in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology, Industrial Maintenance and Electricity, Pharmacy Technician, and HVAC/Refrigeration.

 

“One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to education,” said Dr. Jean Luna, CMCSS Director of High Schools. “It is important for us to offer as many options as possible to meet the needs of our diverse student body. By providing numerous industry-aligned and student-interest-based pathways, we can empower our students to make choices that help them achieve their career and life goals.”

 

In addition to the new programs, the Middle College at Austin Peay State University (APSU) has revised its program and will be offering two different pathways. The Transitional Middle College Pathway will be similar to the current Middle College program with some enhancements. The Associate Degree Pathway will allow students who complete their junior and senior years the opportunity to graduate with both a high school diploma and an APSU Associate Degree.

 

“All three of these programs are made possible through partnerships with the three post-secondary institutions,” stated Luna. “Through these collaborations, we are able to combine resources and expertise to better meet the needs and goals of students and provide our community with a highly-qualified workforce.”

 

CMCSS personnel will be visiting all district high schools to share these options with current sophomores. Additionally, there will be a current sophomore parent interest meeting onMonday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Ann Hunter Board Room at CMCSS Central Services Gracey.

 

For more information, visit:

Middle College – middlecollege.cmcss.net

NSCC – www.cmcss.net/NSCC

TCAT – www.cmcss.net/TCAT

Academies of CMCSS – www.cmcss.net/academies


January 19th, 2018

Pre-K Application for 2018-2019

Pre-K applications will be accepted through the CMCSS Learning Centers on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, April 24, 12p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Learning Center North, 800 Lafayette Road

Wednesday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center North, 800 Lafayette Road

Thursday, April 26, 9 am. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane

Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane

Thursday, May 3, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane

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January 18th, 2018

CMCSS SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

Schools in CMCSS will be closed on Friday.  School staff including Child Nutrition are asked to report from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Custodians are asked to report at 8:30 a.m.  Bus drivers, aides and monitors do not report.  Employees are encouraged to use caution around campuses.  All school-based employees will receive an email with more details regarding tomorrow.  Central Support at Gracey, South, Greenwood and Operations report at 10:00 a.m.  Because Friday is the sixth day missed this school year, the inclement weather makeup plan will go into effect and schools will be in session on Presidents Day, February 19.


January 15th, 2018

Assistant Principal Appointed for Minglewood/Ringgold

Donna Gagliardi, a 19-year teaching veteran and academic coach, has been named as assistant principal serving both Minglewood and Ringgold Elementary Schools.

Her experience includes being an academic coach at Ringgold and serving as a fifth grade teacher at Ringgold. She also has experience teaching in Illinois. Gagliardi has a master’s degree with honors from Austin Peay State University in Education Leadership. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. in elementary education. She also completed the CMCSS Aspiring Administrators Academy.


January 10th, 2018

Spanish Immersion Open Enrollment

Dual language immersion education is a method of educating students in an instructional setting that allows them to acquire a second language through subject content instruction, educational discourse, and social interaction in the second language for at least 50% of the academic day.

 

In the 2018-2019 school year, the Spanish Immersion Program will begin enrolling a limited number of kindergarten students.

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State Report Card January 10th, 2018

State Report Card Released

The Tennessee Department of Education has released the state report card for the 2016-17 school year. To review the results, click on this link: and select Montgomery County under the Districts dropdown menu

January 5th, 2018

Open Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year

Specific grade levels in nine elementary schools and three middle schools are available for open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. The School System has developed a limited open enrollment policy for students who wish to attend a school or program outside the area for which they are zoned.

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January 2nd, 2018

CMCSS – One Hour Delay, January 4 and 5, 2018

Because of the continued frigid temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday, schools will be delayed one hour for both days.  Buses will be running inclement weather routes where possible.