Schools of the Week: Lipscomb Elementary, Thompson's Station Middle
Published November 9, 2021
This week, the Schools of the Week spotlight is on Lipscomb Elementary and Thompson's Station Middle. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.
- The original Lipscomb Academy was founded in 1866 by Professor William Lipscomb, who came from Mufreesboro to Owens Station. Owens Station became Brentwood, Tennessee.
- When it was first founded, Lipscomb served students from as far away as Kentucky and Alabama in the two-room, wooden school.
- In 2020, Lipscomb Elementary was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for academic excellence.
Students at Lipscomb Elementary are learning how to score a perfect game in PE class.
For two weeks, Lipscomb Elementary’s gym becomes a bowling alley where students learn the rules and the basics of bowling before trying their hand at new games.
“Our bowling unit culminates with cosmic bowling,” said LES PE teacher Joey Taylor. “We turn on the disco ball, have laser lights and have music playing. Leading up to that, we play different games to make the unit more exciting.”
Thompson's Station Middle
- Thompson's Station Middle is now in its fourth year of operation.
- The school's core STEAM values are Service, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability and Mindset.
- In the 2021-22 school year, TSMS won its first district championship in football and its first State championship in boys cross-country.
Seventh grade students at Thompson’s Station Middle are taking a closer look at their latest science lesson.
Using microscopes, students in TSMS teacher Courtney Cole’s class are learning about the differences between plant and animal cells. The plant cells came from slivers of raw onion, while the animal cells came from the students themselves.
“They get to see pictures and drawings of the cells, but to see real living cells through a microscope is fun for them,” said Cole. “It’s exciting for me as a teacher to see their faces when they see something they recognize, such as a nucleus or vacuole.”