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Chief Human Resources Officer Named for CMCSS

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/28/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Jeanine Chester has been named Chief Human Resources Officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System beginning in January. She will replace Bruce Jobe, who is retiring.



Rezoning Plan Approved for 2012-13

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/17/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Students impacted at the five high schools will have the option to remain at their current school but will have to provide their own transportation. Students at four middle schools and three elementary schools will be affected by the zoning changes and will not have the option to remain. Students at West Creek Middle will have the option of remaining within their current school zone due to the number of previous rezonings they have experienced.



Aspire Foundation Invests in STEM

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/17/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. James Chavez, president and CEO of the Clarksville Economic Development Council, presented a $10,000 check from the Aspire Clarksville Foundation to support the robotics program in the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School.  Aspire is a privately-funded economic development and community marketing initiative for Clarksville-Montgomery County. Chavez presented the check at a recent School Board meeting.



100% Graduation Champion Gets State Recognition

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/17/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.  The inaugural winner of the Tennessee School Boards Association School Volunteer Recognition Award is Mid-Cumberland District Winner David B. Smith of Clarksville-Montgomery County. Smith has chosen to award Kenwood High School with the $1,000 grant. Mr. Smith has fully supported and led the Clarksville-Montgomery County program, 100% Graduation is Clarksville’s Business. This campaign was created to unite the community in an effort to support and promote the graduation rate for the students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. He has been front and center in rallying the community for their support. He has traveled to numerous Tennessee districts to discuss this effort and its benefits. David Smith was there during the kick-off in June 2008, and remains true to this initiative to this day!



HES Principal to Head Up Newest Elementary School

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/17/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. A veteran of public education for 33 years, Hazelwood Elementary Principal Rosanne Sanford has been named principal at Carmel Elementary School, scheduled to open in August 2012.



Report Card Changes To Reflect TCAP Scores

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/21/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Beginning this year, to be in compliance with State Law, the TCAP test that 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students take in the spring will count 15% of their second semester grade. Because of this change, report cards will look different this year. There are two additional columns called semester averages and TCAP. There will be no score in the TCAP column until the last report card.



Gov. Haslam Visits Kenwood

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/18/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Gov. Bill Haslam heard from students, teachers and administrators on the successes of STEM integration in the district.



First Director of CMCSS Passes Away

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/18/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. William Howard Sanford, age 87, of Clarksville, died Monday at his home.Mr. Sanford became the first director of the consolidated Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in 1964 and led the school system through desegregation. He previously had served as principal of Roosevelt Elementary School.



Schools Director Announces Retirement

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/28/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools Director Mike Harris announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year. Mr. Harris has contributed 36 years of service to public education, including five years in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. He also has experience from Williamson County and as superintendent in Iowa and as Deputy Superintendent in Guilford County, North Carolina.  The School Board will develop plans to appoint a new director for a smooth transition in July.



If the Weather Turns Frightful

Please note: This article was originally published on 9/27/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Just as lovely fall weather begins to arrive in Clarksville, Montgomery County, the School System begins preparations for the possibility of inclement weather. After all, those from the area know that Middle Tennessee weather is extremely fickle and can change at the drop of a hat.