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March 2020 News

March 19th, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in CMCSS

Over the past few weeks, a Communicable Disease Team (CDT) comprised of leaders from CMCSS and the Montgomery County Health Department have been meeting regularly to review the latest guidance from the CDC, monitor the health and attendance of CMCSS students and employees, and make recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. (more…)

March 19th, 2020

Free Meals for Children

Effective Monday, March 23 through Friday, May 22, meals for children will be served Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Barkers Mill Elementary, Barksdale Elementary, Burt Elementary, Byrns Darden Elementary, Cumberland Heights Elementary, Glenellen Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Minglewood Elementary, Moore Elementary, Norman Smith Elementary, Ringgold Elementary, and Woodlawn Elementary and Kenwood High, Montgomery Central High, Northeast High, Northwest High and West Creek High. (more…)

March 16th, 2020

Middle & High School Laptops and Personal Items

Tomorrow, Tue., March 17, middle and high schools will be open from 7-11 a.m. for students to pick up their assigned laptops or important personal items that were left at the school. To reduce the number of individuals coming into the school, it is preferred that only the student come to the front office. Elementary schools will not be open. (more…)

March 3rd, 2020

Chief Communications Officer Named for CMCSS

Anthony Johnson has been selected as Chief Communications Officer (CCO) for CMCSS, beginning April 1. He replaces Elise Shelton who retires at the end of May.

Johnson has been with CMCSS for a decade, the last four years serving as Director of Community Relations and Continuous Improvement. In this role, he has acted as the CCO designee, supervised the Communications Department’s creative team and managed the system’s process management program with a focus on continuous improvement. Previously, he was the consulting teacher for related arts. He began his work with CMCSS as a music specialist at Moore Magnet Elementary School, where he also was coordinator of outdoor learning and sustainability.

He earned his Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Austin Peay State University as well as a master of music. He earned a B.A. in business management and music performance from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. He earned communication certification from the Institute for Crisis Management (ICM) and completed ICM media training certification. He was honored by the National School Public Relations Association’s 35 Under 35, a program that recognizes young professional members who are making a difference for their school districts. Johnson served as president of the Tennessee School Public Relations Association in 2018-19. Among his other recognitions, he was named Tennessee Association of School Librarians Distinguished Administrator in 2016.

Locally, he serves on the Clarksville Sexual Assault Center Advisory Board; the Roxy Regional Theatre Board of Directors; president of Clarksville’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Advisory Board; and chair of Education Day for Leadership Clarksville.