Schools of the Week: Fairview Elementary and Brentwood High
Published October 1, 2021
This week, the Schools of the Week spotlight is on Fairview Elementary and Brentwood High. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.
- Every Friday, Fairview Elementary has a student-led community meeting where student achievements, academics, attendance and extracurricular activities are celebrated.
- Four times per year, Fairview Elementary hosts a Wordsmith Challenge that inspires students to compete in a writing challenge of a wide range of genres.
- The Fairview Elementary Hawks get the opportunity to spread their wings twice per year as they use their research skills and imagination to travel internationally and learn about different cultures and history.
Check out the photo gallery below to get a glimpse into a Fairview Elementary kindergarten classroom.
Kindergarten students at Fairview Elementary are finding which wheels on the bus are the best.
FES librarian Lauren Tortorelli challenged students to create a bus using an empty milk carton, yellow paper and markers. After creating and decorating their bus, students picked a set of wheels to test. They could choose between LEGO wheels, K'NEX wheels or a Tech Deck skateboard. The groups tested each set of wheels on a ramp to see which traveled the farthest.
"The K'NEX wheel made it all the way to the door," said FES student Zoe Black. "It went faster than the other wheels, too. They were my favorite to test."
- Brentwood High students have won a total of 68 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) team State championships and 152 individual State championships.
- Brentwood High TV and Film students have won the Tennessee High School Press Association Best Television Station Award for six consecutive years.
- Brentwood High is the top-ranked non-magnet high school in Tennessee according to the U.S. News and World Report.
Take a look at the photo gallery below to see how the Brentwood High softball team spends a Thursday afternoon.
The Brentwood High softball team is trading in their bats and gloves for rakes and brooms.
As part of an ongoing service-learning project, the student athletes participated in a campus clean-up on September 16 by picking up trash in the school parking lots, athletic fields and along Murray Lane.
According to BHS softball coach Erica Powell, the team participates in a different activity each week, from boxing up food for the homeless to cleaning houses.
“So many communities and schools have gone through a lot these last few years with COVID, tornados and floods, and we want to help,” said Powell. “I just feel like if you are able, you should do what you can to help others.”