Schools of the Week: Pearre Creek Elementary, Summit High
Published December 14, 2021
This week, the Schools of the Week spotlight is on Pearre Creek Elementary and Summit High. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.
Pearre Creek Elementary
- Pearre Creek Elementary was built in 2010.
- The name Pearre refers to Revolutionary War veteran Joshua Pearre, who moved with his family to Tennessee in the early 1800s.
- PCES was recognized as a Tennessee Reward School for Performance in the 2013-14 school year, the 2014-15 school year and the 2016-17 school year.
Students at Pearre Creek are jumping into the world of coding.
In honor of Computer Science Education Week, the PCES gym was filled December 7-9 with students interested in improving their programming skills. Led by fourth-grade teacher Robyn Randall, students finished modules that tested their coding capabilities using fun games and activities.
"I like coding," said PCES fourth-grader Aven Markwell. "My favorite part is when you finish the programming, and you get to watch it all the way through."
- Summit High is only 11 years old, and the school's enrollment has increased 1,260 students since then.
- The SHS football team has been to the State championship three times in a row. The team won the 5A title in the 2020-21 school year and moved to the 6A class this year.
- SHS students support each other immensely, often packing the house at both fine arts and athletic events.
Students in Summit High teacher BreAnna Hankins Green's class are rolling up their sleeves and learning how to read someone's blood pressure.
After learning about systolic and diastolic numbers, students took the blood pressure readings of their classmates to test their newfound knowledge.
The practical nature of the Health Science class really appeals to Hankins Green's students.
"I love learning about the ways our bodies take care of themselves," said SHS student McClain Atkinson. "Our teacher is the best person ever, so there's really just no reason not to take this class."