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Summer Parent Series Helps Families Find Support Resources

A series of virtual sessions with the Mental Health Cooperative that is designed to provide parents with tools to support their children.

Administrative Appointments Announced in May 2022

The following administrative appointments were announced on May 19, 2022. Kirkwood High School Principal Jessica Peppard has been selected as the principal of Kirkwood High School, beginning July 2022. Peppard has served as the principal of Northwest High School since 2019. Previously, she has served as an assistant principal, academy administrator, and athletic director at Northwest High School; an academic coach at Northeast and Northwest high schools; and English teacher at Northwest and West Creek high schools. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change at Lipscomb University. She earned her M.S. in Educational Leadership and B.S. in English at Austin Peay State University. Kirkwood High School is scheduled to open in August 2023. Over the next year, Peppard will be responsible for many critical functions to ensure Kirkwood High is prepared to welcome students for the 2023-2024 school year. Middle College at APSU Principal Dr. Phyllis Casebolt has been selected as the principal of Middle College at APSU, replacing Dr. Theresa Muckleroy who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Dr. Casebolt currently serves as the Director of Federal Programs. She has been with CMCSS for over 30 years, previously serving as the Director of Educator Quality; principal at both Clarksville High and West Creek Middle schools; assistant principal at Rossview High; and teacher at Ringgold Elementary, Richview Middle and Moore Magnet Elementary schools. She also has teaching experience at Thackston Elementary School in Knoxville. She has been an adviser and reader for doctoral students at Trevecca Nazarene University. She earned her Ed.D. in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University, M.A. in education from Austin Peay State University, where she also completed undergraduate work, and her B.S. from Minot State University in North Dakota. Northwest High School Principal Brandi Blackley […]

TCAP Scores Not Included in Students’ Spring 2022 Grades

CMCSS will not include the TCAP state standardized test results as part of students’ final grades this school year.

Understanding Anxiety: Students Speak Up

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Several students came forward to share their journey with mental health, in the hopes to encourage others to do the same.

Dr. Jean Luna-Vedder Selected as Next Director of Schools

The School Board voted to select Dr. Jean Luna-Vedder as the next Director of Schools for CMCSS.

Operational Updates for the 2022-2023 School Year

CMCSS is announcing two operational updates for the 2022-2023 school year regarding cafeteria meals and transportation.

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It’s No Secret; the Trades are Providing a Wealth of Opportunities

Students with a desire to pursue a career in skilled trades are finding a wealth of opportunities through the Careers and Technical Education programs available at CMCSS. Students enrolled in the Early Technical College at TCAT are excelling in internships through the CMCSS Operations Department.

CMCSS Academies Summer Camps Offer Students a Chance to Explore Their Interests

Students third through ninth grade can find fun, engaging, and educational summer camp options through CMCSS Academies Summer Camps.

CMCSS Director of Schools Candidate Interviews

Final schedule for Director of Schools candidate interviews. Each interview will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the CMCSS School Board Room at 621 Gracey Ave.

LIVE STREAM: Watch the 2022 CMCSS Graduations Here

Access the live stream links for all 2022 CMCSS graduations here.