The information below is provided by each school. Schools are listed in alphabetical order according to grade level.
First graders at Allendale have had a fun time learning how difference forces affect movement. Students created a mobile of their favorite things while exploring concepts of balance. They also experimented with tops, twirlers and zoomers as they studied how objects are put into motion.
Science Club is a blast at Bethesda Elementary! The club was started by Savannah Seay and ten other students and currently meets at recess. Once a week, students make a project and bring it to school to share with the other students. This week, Savannah made a volcano and brought vinegar and baking soda to school to demonstrate how the volcano works during the Science Club Meeting.
Clovercroft students will be celebrating Spirit Week September 21-25 as they prepare for the Cloverfest celebration on Friday, September 25 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday is Crazy Hat Day, Tuesday is Giddy Up Day, Wednesday is Wacky Day, Thursday is Team Day and Friday is Clovercroft Spirit Day. In other news, all fifth grade students will be attending JA Biztown next week where they will learn entrepreneurial and personal finance skills while they work and shop in their own community. Through this experiential learning process, students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in our global economy.
College Grove Elementary
First grade classes recently did a friendship survey. The students discussed the results and discovered how unique, different, but yet all the same they were. This helped them realize how important it is to BE NICE.
Crockett Elementary’s Run Club is back in action. The Run Club was created to help promote healthy living through regular physical exercise and is open to all students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Parents are encouraged to come and participate with their children. Other special events this week included a field trip to the Sam Davis Home by first graders, Constitution Day and a breakfast for grandparents. In other news, the third grade class rocked Spirit Week. Not only did they return the most Invest Cards, but they also won the Color Wars Spirit Contest at our first annual Spirit Week Pep Rally.
Edmondson Elementary PTO recently purchased rowing equipment for use in Physical Education classes. The students are enjoying the rowing activities.
Second graders are busy this week learning about butterfly life cycles. They are reading stories, doing research and participating in some awesome writing while observing their own caterpillars who will turn into butterflies. FES is also gearing up for our food drive which kicks off September 21. Each day students are encouraged to bring specific food items to compete for the right to have the Can Man poster displayed in their classroom.
The 2015-16 kindergarten year is off to a great start! In the first two weeks of kindergarten, students worked on identifying and learning about colors by having a “color of the day.” It wasn’t hard to tell what color we were learning. Students also worked on writing their names and numerals to 10. In Social Studies, they learned what a family is and how everyone’s family is special, just like they are special. Kindergarten students have also started learning letters and sounds.
Heritage Elementary celebrated Constitution Day September 17 with the fourth grade music program The American Dream. Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln, The Statue of Liberty, Ferdinand Magellan and Sojourner Truth were among the many represented in this music program set in the Colonial Days.
Hunters Bend Elementary
Mrs. Jenny Weathersby’s second grade class enjoyed reading and singing along to Pete the Cat and his Rocking School Shoes with music teacher Miss Lauren Smallwood. Earlier in the week, Mr. Walker and Miss Smallwood worked on a song of their own.
On Tuesday, September 15, students and staff at Kenrose Elementary celebrated International Dot Day.
Longview second graders have begun the study of the life cycle of a butterfly in science.
Kindergarten students have been studying nursery rhymes. Wee Willie Winkie Town was on display for all to see. The town consisted of dioramas that students created. To wrap up the unit, students dressed up as their favorite nursery rhyme character and participated in a fantastic parade.
Meghan Womack’s third graders are observing and discovering the properties of 12 different rocks and 12 different minerals to classify them by category and by their different properties.
Sunset Elementary fourth graders in Mrs. Wagner and Mr Bakke’s classes have been busy enjoying PE class as they learn to property throw a ball underhanded.
Friday, September 11, Trinity celebrated their annual fall festival, Romp and Stomp. We celebrated heroes in our community and being an American, as the festival was on 9/11. Even though it rained, students and families had a wonderful time playing games inside, buying items at the silent auction and enjoying students singing God Bless America. Even the Mayor joined in the fun!
Walnut Grove Elementary
Family Math and STEM Night at Walnut Grove was a success. Parents and children participated in many math games and activities designed to encourage family fun. This year, Walnut Grove added several STEM activities. These activities integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to encourage students to think deeper by using hands-on, problem-based learning. The premise behind Family Math and STEM Night is that math and science are things you can share easily with your family on a regular and ongoing basis. Parents were able to see firsthand their students’ incredible mathematical and engineering prowess.
The First Lady of Tennessee Crissy Haslam made a trip to Westwood Elementary on September 15 and read to the pre-kindergarten students at Westwood Elementary as part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
On Monday, Winstead invited all our wonderful grandparents to attend a special morning with their favorite grandkid(s). Students enjoyed sharing a light breakfast, having their picture made and participating in a scavenger hunt around the school. Grandparents of fifth graders were invited to share their life stories with their class. Second graders have also been busy learning all about place value, expanded form, skip counting and comparing numbers. In science, students will start the butterfly unit this week and are excited to watch the life cycle. Students will celebrate their metamorphosis by releasing the butterfly once they emerge.
Brentwood Middle hosted an ice cream social and question and answer period for students new to WCS on September 10. Classes were divided into their grades allowing each new student to see they weren’t alone and provided a change to make even more new friends.
In conjunction with sixth grade study of Early Humans, the sixth grade students at Fairview Middle studied various types of Cave Art that have been found in Africa, Europe and Asia, and then recreated their own. Later, they wrote about their specific cave art and what it represented.
GMS continues to make kindness a top priority. Eighth graders Zoe Frampton and Heath Turner created a BE KIND mailbox and a special greeting card station for the student body. Students are encouraged to send each other cards and notes spreading a culture of kindness in our school. Kind students become kind adults, which develop kind communities. Great teamwork, Generals. BE NICE month also continues at GMS and the week’s event include give a sincere compliment to two people, tell someone in your life that you appreciate them, smile at five people you don’t know, pick up trash in the hallway and offer other random acts of kindness. This month will end with Caught in Kindness week as teachers offer prizes to students demonstrating acts of kindness. These kind students will have an opportunity to pay it forward to a classmate.
The annual coin drive is here! Students are encouraged to bring in that small change from your pockets, junk drawers, cup holders and coin jars. Five gallon water jugs will be placed in each class for the coins (paper money is accepted as well). The school goal is to raise $10,000. A popsicle party will be awarded to the top fundraising classes in: K-2, 3-5, 6, 7 and 8 grade classes.
The eighth grade band students had the opportunity to meet, rehearse and eat with the Page High Marching Band before heading over to Fairview High for the Williamson County Marching Band Exhibition. All the high school bands performed their halftime show and the eighth grade band students performed in the mass band finale with the glorious sounds of America, Sweet Land of Liberty.
Spring Station Middle
It’s Spirit week at Spring Station Middle and the halls have been full of country folk wearing boots and plaid; tourists wearing Bermuda shirts, black socks and sandals; and almost every state in the country was represented on College Day! Thursday was Mustang Pride Day and it was the biggest day of the week. Everyone was in purple and gold, Fun Fair was held after school for students to hang out and have fun with friends (and teachers), and then everyone walked to Summit High to cheer on our football players against Woodland Middle. All in all it was a fantastic week!
Sunset Middle’s eighth grade band has been busy the last couple weeks hanging out with the Ravenwood High Marching Band. On September 4, they got an introduction to Friday night football. They planed in the stands with Ravenwood’s Marching Band and played America, Sweet Land of Liberty during halftime with Ravenwood and Woodland’s eighth grade band. Students also had a great time last weekend playing in the Williamson County Band Exhibition. Students got to watch as each Williamson County high school band performed their competition show for this fall and then joined the mass band to play with all marching band and eighth grade band students.
Congratulations to the September Students of the Month! They are Zackary Rufener – Cherokee, Michael Weeks – Choctaw, Carson Toney – Shawnee, Bobby Bevis – Chickasaw, Will MacDonald – Iroquois, Max Mouret – Eighth Grade and Harper Thompson – Eighth Grade.
Several members of the Brentwood HS Speech and Debate Team traveled to Wake Forest University on September 11-13 for the National Early Bird Forensics Tournament. The tournament attracted 97 schools from throughout the east and south. BHS teams competing in Public Forum Debate included Shreyas Kumar and Henry Westbrook; James Dai and Brandon Huynh; Aditya Pillai and Deepak Sundaramoorthy; John Kang and Adam Pechianu. BHS students competing in Individual Events included Andrew Brown, Sean Forbes, Craig Martin and Roger Yuam (Extemporaneous Speaking); Sam Dowd and Margaret Overton (Congressional Debate).
Everyone is invited to this year’s first Stage Door event at Centennial on September 22 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Stage Door is a wonderful showcase of the many diverse talents of the CHS students. Speaking of events, mark your calendars for the 18th annual Centennial Holiday Show on November 21 and 22. With over 170 artisans from 12 states, it is surely to be the best show ever. And in sports news, congratulations to the CHS Girls’ golf team on being the runner up team at the District Division I Class AAA Golf tournament. The CHS players are Taylor Robinson, MacKenzie McGrath, Clair Campbell, Sydney Holt and Meleah Orr.
In sports news, the football team celebrated a big victory over Waverly on Friday, as they defeated them 34 to 25. Our stellar Lady Jackets soccer team defeated Montgomery Central 4 to 3 with a last second shot. Fairview High also celebrated Mechatronics Day on September 15 with WCS Career and Tech Ed students and building visitors. Mechatronics is a new program that will launch at Fairview High this year to train students for careers in automated manufacturing industries.
JROTC will host Congressman Blackburn’s Academy Day Saturday, September 19. Representatives from military academies and university ROTC units will discuss their programs and the admission process. Doors open at 9 a.m., formal presentation will begin at 10 a.m. and Academy Day will end by 11:30 a.m. Please park int he rear of the building and enter through the rear column entrance. All interested students and parents are invited to attend. Additionally, parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 1 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sign up is available on your Skyward account.
Page High is celebrating 40 years on Friday, October 2. Tailgating will be from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., the Community Pep Rally in the gym runs from 5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., there’s an Open House from 5:20 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and the Page Patriots versus Tullahoma football game kicks off at 7 p.m. This is also Homecoming night. All are welcome to join us for the celebration. Admission to the game is $6.
Red, White and Blue…American Pride was the theme RHS took on for September 11 when the entire school dressed in the nation’s colors and took time to remember, reflect and celebrate America. The morning began with the Pledge of Allegiance led by freshman Aurora Hays and an inspirations moment written and led by senior Drake Lyle. Students wore their RHS Pride blue and red shirts to celebrate America. The students also continued the theme throughout the break pep rally and on into the football game against the Centennial Cougars.
The Summit High boys golf team finished fourth in the district tournament on September 14, with Matthew Dearborn and Skyler Cochran advancing to the regional tournament next week. The girls team finished fifth in the district with Sarah Smith and Morgan Miller advancing to the regional tournament next week. Good luck, Spartans!