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General Assembly UpDate: Legislative Grade Changes Proposed, Land between the Lakes Student Grants Available; Reviews of New SAT

March 3, 2016

Tennessee moves toward giving letter grades to schools NASHVILLE, Tenn.  Tennessee lawmakers are moving toward assigning letter grades to determine the grade of public schools. This bill would assign a letter grade to each school based on a combination of data, including student growth and proficiency rates. If passed it would begin before the 2017-2018 school year. Under the bill spon...

O’Town FUN-draiser! JOHS Teachers support Health Sciences through luncheon

O’Town FUN-draiser! JOHS Teachers support Health Sciences through luncheon

February 22, 2016

Mrs. Preston's  barbecue brainstorm to fundraise money for HOSA was the ticket to a great lunch for faculty and staff on Friday, February 19, 2016. It is all about Health Sciences Academy's premier academic club HOSA which is an organization that promotes health occupations in the field of science. Competitions are held on the local, regional and national level to test students in a variety ...

Primer on Early Election Voting; New Wildly Great Voting App; Voting Maps

Primer on Early Election Voting; New Wildly Great Voting App; Voting Maps

February 10, 2016

Thank you to Tre Hargett's office of Secretary of the State of the Tennessee for all the helpful information. The most often asked questions of Nancy DeKalb and the other volunteers who came out to help register 17 and 18 new old students eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election were, How do I register? How do I know who I am voting for if it is not a national elections?  A ...

Senator Jim Cooper visits Overton during the Voter Registration Drive

Senator Jim Cooper visits Overton during the Voter Registration Drive

February 10, 2016

Early voting opens today, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Two articles appear here to help prepare new voters for registering and early voting. NASHVILLE (BB) Recently, John Overton High School students 17 years old and older filled the lobby for a voter registration drive, initiated by Congressman Jim Cooper and Senator Steve Dickerson. Jim Cooper was shocked by the last mayoral election, in which only 2% of...

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