The Montgomery County Commission has approved funding for expansions of four CMCSS schools. The projects, totaling $14.6 million, will be located at Northeast Middle, Northeast High, Minglewood Elementary and Barkers Mill Elementary to address the burgeoning population growth in those areas. According to CMCSS Director of Schools Millard House, “We appreciate the County Commission’s support and the County Mayor’s leadership in helping the school system appropriately serve our community’s children. With the population growth in Clarksville-Montgomery County, we want to respond with providing adequate educational facilities for optimal student learning environments.” Chief Operations Officer Jim Sumrell added, “Plans are in place to begin construction in March of all four school expansions, with preparation work starting immediately. There will be temporary adjustments for students, their families and our staff as we begin work on the buildings, with changes to traffic patterns as one example. Principals at all four schools will share communication with their stakeholders to continuously inform them of potential impacts. Plans are to have the projects complete by mid-school year 2018-19.” Student populations in CMCSS have grown by around 2,500 students over the past two years. The expansions will add 46 classrooms among the four schools. Click below to view the approved expansion plans for each school: Barkers Mill Elementary Minglewood Elementary Northeast High Northeast Middle
Schools will be in session on Monday, Feb. 19 which is Presidents Day. Because students have missed six days of classes due to inclement weather, the makeup plan approved by the School Board last summer has students making up their sixth missed day on Presidents Day.
Currently, CMCSS offers innovative programs like the Academies of CMCSS in all seven of the traditional high schools. Additionally, each high school offers options like dual enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. “CMCSS is committed to ensuring that multiple college and career pathways exist,” stated Millard L. House II, Director of Schools. “Our hope is to build on to the foundation for a strong workforce, an improved quality of life, and a strengthened basis for success for our students.” CMCSS will offer two new programs: CMCSS at Nashville State Community College (NSCC) and CMCSS at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT). Both of these programs will offer students hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to earn industry certifications while completing the necessary high school courses for graduation. CMCSS at NSCC will be offering certifications in both Early Childhood Education and Logistics. At CMCSS at TCAT, students can work towards certifications in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology, Industrial Maintenance and Electricity, Pharmacy Technician, and HVAC/Refrigeration. “One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to education,” said Dr. Jean Luna, CMCSS Director of High Schools. “It is important for us to offer as many options as possible to meet the needs of our diverse student body. By providing numerous industry-aligned and student-interest-based pathways, we can empower our students to make choices that help them achieve their career and life goals.” In addition to the new programs, the Middle College at Austin Peay State University (APSU) has revised its program and will be offering two different pathways. The Transitional Middle College Pathway will be similar to the current Middle College program with some enhancements. The Associate Degree Pathway will allow students who complete their junior and senior years the opportunity to graduate with both a high […]
Pre-K applications will be accepted through the CMCSS Learning Centers on the following dates and times: Tuesday, April 24, 12p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Learning Center North, 800 Lafayette Road Wednesday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center North, 800 Lafayette Road Thursday, April 26, 9 am. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane Thursday, May 3, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane
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.
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.
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.
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
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.