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School officials are hopeful that new benchmark tests that will be administered to elementary and middle school students in February will better prepare teachers and students for the state’s TNReady assessments in the spring. 

Several Sumner County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during fall commencement held Dec. 14, 2019, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus.

The holidays can get busy and so people considering taking college classes this spring are encouraged to apply now. Spring classes at Volunteer State Community College start on Jan.  21. 

The date of the club meeting was on Nov. 13 2019 at Madison Creek Elementary in Mrs. Orred’s class room with Mr. Parker, our 4-H leader. The winners of our poster contest about 4-H Head, Heart, Hands, and Health: 1st place winner- Reed Chism, 2nd place winner - Reece Morrow and 3rd place win…

Kristen Hobneck’s 4th grade class at Madison Creek Elementary School recently announced the 4-H poster winners. From the left: Owen Hartman third place, Christian Ward second place and Kaylen Moore first place. 

ay Welch of Hendersonville has been awarded a fall 2019 Theory-to-Practice Grant from Ohio Wesleyan University. Part of The OWU Connection, the grants support research, internship, service, and cultural-immersion opportunities throughout the world.

The holidays can get busy and so people considering taking college classes this spring are encouraged to apply now. Spring classes at Volunteer State Community College start on Jan.  21. 

Middle Tennessee State University has signed an agreement to extend the “MTSU Promise” to Volunteer State Community College, the sixth such pathway established for students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.

Elizabeth White's fourth grade class at Merrol Hyde Magnet School announces 4-H poster contest winners. Pictured (l-r): 1st place Eirena Zhang, 2nd place Brayden Oaks and 3rd place Patrick York.

With a record number of Tennessee students applying for TN Promise, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers the TN Promise locally, needs 2,600 additional volunteer mentors to ensure each student has a local support system.

4-H class officers (l-r): President Brayden Oaks, Vice-President Jaden Lynch, Secretary Banu Buyukolmez, Reporter Nolan Crask, Record Keeper Eirena Zhang and Activity Leader Alaina Calabrese.

The teachers at Jack Anderson Elementary were wrapping-up their studies about worldwide lake and river biodiversity and ecosystems. They wanted to bring it home for the students and invited speakers to present local “Hot Topics” concerning Old Hickory ecosystems and biodiversity. Originally …

In Mrs. Berkey’s class at Beech Elementary School the 4-H poster contest winners were announced: first place- Luke Whitaker, second place - Adalynne Bean, and third place - Jackson Swayne. 

4-H class officers (l-r): President Brayden Oaks, Vice-President Jaden Lynch, Secretary Banu Buyukolmez, Reporter Nolan Crask, Record Keeper Eirena Zhang and Activity Leader Alaina Calabrese.

Elizabeth White's fourth grade class at Merrol Hyde Magnet School announces 4-H poster contest winners. Pictured (l-r): 1st place Eirena Zhang, 2nd place Brayden Oaks and 3rd place Patrick York.

On Nov. 9, the Merrol Hyde Magnet School Academic Team went undefeated at the Fall Invitational Tournament held at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin.  The team was down a player but managed to excel under the leadership of Captain Ethan Jilek who is a senior at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. He …

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Former faculty and alumni of Indian Lake Elementary School are invited to a reception to commemorate the school’s 40th anniversary on Monday Oct. 21. The event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school’s library.