Schools of the Week: Oak View Elementary, Mill Creek Middle

  • Published April 5, 2022

    The Schools of the Week spotlight is shining on Oak View Elementary and Mill Creek Middle. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.

    Oak View Elementary

    • There are 13 different languages spoken among the student body at Oak View.
    • Oak View Elementary opened its doors in 1993.
    • There are many community traditions at Oak View Elementary, including its annual festival, Hoot, Scoot and Boogie.
  • Kindergarten students at Oak View Elementary showed off their musical skills for parents during a special class Thursday, March 31.

    Families were invited to sit in on their student's class and sing along. Students were full of energy as they danced and played instruments.

    "I'm enjoying this because the parents are getting to see some of the activities their students get excited about," said OVES music teacher William Prosise.

  • Mill Creek Middle

    • In March, MCMS was one of 10 schools in Tennessee awarded the Volunteer Tennessee Award of Excellence for outstanding work in the areas of service, service-learning and volunteerism.
    • In the fall of the 2021-22 school year, the Maverick Cafe opened. The cafe is operated by the school's Top Mavs and their Maverick Buddies under the supervision of the Student Support Services faculty.
    • Beginning in the fall of 2020, Mill Creek Middle was one of the pilot schools for the Hope Squad program. Members of the peer-to-peer suicide prevention program are nominated by their classmates and trained by the school counseling team.
  • Shoes were the artistic subjects of students in Mill Creek Middle art teacher Elizabeth Perthel's class Monday, March 28.

    As a warm-up before the rest of class, students were challenged to sketch a shoe placed on the table in front of them. As a twist, they had to switch shoes and continue the drawing the previous student left.

    "We do so many fun projects in art, and we get to use our imagination," said MCMS student Brooklyn Pring. "Art allows you to express yourself and be creative. I have learned so many new things this year, and I work hard to make my art the best it can be."