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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.

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.

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.

State Report Card

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

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.

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.

MCES Nationally Recognized for Achievement

Please note: This article was originally published on 12/13/2017. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. The National Title I Association is pleased to announce that Montgomery Central Elementary from Cunningham, Tenn. has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by the state education agency in Tennessee. Montgomery Central Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017.

New Administrative Announcements

Please note: This article was originally published on 12/8/2017. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Helen Nicholas has been chosen to fill the split position for the remainder of the year between Burt Elementary School and Barksdale Elementary School. The responsibilities for the split position include assistant principal duties at Burt Elementary School and to oversee the development and implementation of the Spanish Immersion program at Barksdale.  Next year, Nicholas will serve full-time at Barksdale to lead the Spanish Immersion program.  This position became available when Melody Nix returned to the classroom and assistant principal, Maribeth Mathis became the interim principal of Burt Elementary School.

Spanish Immersion Option

Please note: This article was originally published on 11/15/2017. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Current research demonstrates that fully proficient bilingual individuals outperform monolinguals in the areas of divergent thinking, pattern recognition, and problem solving. CMCSS believes that students will be well served by a quality Spanish immersion education that ensures high proficiency in more than one language at no cost to English language academic performance.

CMCSS Exceeds State in All TNReady Proficiency Measures, 9 Schools Labeled ‘Reward’ Schools

Please note: This article was originally published on 10/19/2017. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.   Clarksville-Montgomery County School System continues to see academic success for its students. The State Department of Education today recognized nine CMCSS schools as “Reward Schools” for exceptional gains made in academic growth or achievement.   The state currently is labeling the system’s designation as “pending” while it reverifies CMCSS data. The designation likely will be made in December. CMCSS is one of five school districts in the state that the Department is reverifying.