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September 2013 News


September 25th, 2013

Tractor Show Offers Educational Fun

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/25/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Friday is an early release day, so why not take the kids to the free 13th Annual Montgomery County Antique Tractor and Engine Show? Where and When: Friday morning through 6 p.m. Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. 4-H Club Grounds, 1921 Rossview Road


September 23rd, 2013

Event Focuses on Freshmen, Parents for Graduation Motivation

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/23/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation, 100% Graduation Committee and business sponsors announce the 2nd Annual Get Motivated…2017 assembly for Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s 2,334 freshmen. This assembly will be held on the campus of Austin Peay State University on Thursday. Motivational speaker, Kantis Simmons, a former research scientist and current student academic success expert will engage, enlighten, and empower students through his personal story of achievement and adversity. He will give real-life examples through an interactive educational seminar combined with entertainment and featuring excerpts from his book, “Playing Your A Game.” In addition, this assembly will highlight the following:


September 17th, 2013

College and Career Night Set for Sept. 23

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/17/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. The annual Montgomery County College and Career Night for students and their parents will be Sept. 23, 2013 from 6 – 8 p.m at Austin Peay State University’s Foy Fitness Center.  This event gives students exposure to a wide array of post high school options, allowing them to informally visit booths to pick up information about colleges, post secondary institutions and career opportunities and speak with representatives of those institutions. Students currently attending Clarksville High, Kenwood High, Montgomery Central High, Northeast High, Northwest High, Rossview High, West Creek High, and CMCSS Middle College are invited to attend, as well as students from local private schools and neighboring school systems.  Last year, over 100 colleges and post secondary career/technical schools as well military representatives provided information to more than 1,500 students and parents.  All students and parents are welcome, but 11th and 12th grade students and their parents are especially urged to attend.


September 16th, 2013

CMCSS, Christian County, Ky. Schools Awarded Grant to Focus on Parent Engagement

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/16/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $4.5 million consortium grant to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program. The announcement came as part of a joint media briefing with CMCSS and Christian County Public Schools. There are more than a million school age children from military families, with the majority attending public schools throughout our nation. DoDEA is committed to supporting educational outcomes for ALL children of military families. As the largest geographically dispersed school system in the nation, serving approximately 86,000 students worldwide, DoDEA shares its experience and resources with military-connected public school districts.


September 10th, 2013

Smith Elementary Wins SCORE Prize

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/10/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced that Norman Smith Elementary was the recipient of the third annual SCORE Prize. The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school district that have most dramatically improved student achievement. The other 2013 SCORE Prize elementary finalists were: McPheeter’s Bend Elementary, Hawkins County Schools. Mt. Carmel Elementary, Hawkins County Schools. “This recognition is huge and certainly confirms that hard work and dedication pays off,” said Smith principal Beth Unfried. “But greater than the recognition is that we are doing what is right for our children.  They deserve the best education possible because we can truly shape their futures and the future of our community.”     “I am inspired by our teachers and administrators for their commitment and dedication to helping every child be successful.  The passion they bring to that school every day is infectious and it’s evidenced by their students and entire school community. Both the growth and achievement results at Norman Smith Elementary are outstanding,” said Director of Schools Dr. B.J. Worthington   Seventy-seven percent of Norman Smith Elementary students participate in the free and reduced meals program, which is an indicator of poverty.   Chief Academic Officer Sean Impeartrice noted: “Norman Smith represents the CMCSS focus that high expectations with a well defined plan can dramatically impact student achievement.  The school has been dedicated to continuous improvement around educational best practices where everyone is held accountable to teaching and learning on a daily basis.  We are very proud of the dedicated leadership, faculty, staff, and parents and their accomplishments.”   “The SCORE Prize recognizes public schools and school systems that […]


September 10th, 2013

DOE Offers Info at Open Meeting

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/10/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. This information is for ALL student households in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will provide a free informational session about the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act, Section 504 and Title II. The two-hour presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m. The presentation will be in the School Board Room at Central Office, which islocated at 621 Gracey Avenue. You may call the CMCSS at-risk coordinator for more information at 931-920-7953.


September 6th, 2013

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

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/6/2013. 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


September 6th, 2013

Vision to Reality Gala Supports Students, Teachers

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/6/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Join us on Saturday, November 2 for the 9th Annual Vision to Reality Gala and Auction. Proceeds will fund programs supporting students and teachers in Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools.https://www.cmcss.net/educationfoundation/visiontoreality.aspx


September 6th, 2013

Partners in Education Now Total 181

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/6/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Friday was a day to celebrate and thank the 181 business and community organizations which partner with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.  This year’s recipient of the Sarah Ditmore Cooper Partner in Education Award was First Advantage Bank, partner to Barksdale Elementary.