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MCS District Textbook Review

Parents and residents can review Social Studies textbooks being considered for adoption by Murfreesboro City Schools in March. The textbooks and related materials will be available to review on March 4-8 and March 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the district office located at 2552 S. Church Street. For additional information, please contact MCS at 893-2313, ext. 10021 or go to ‘Ask MCS‘ at www.cityschools.net.

Discovery School Recognized

Blue Ribbon School Recognition

The Tennessee State Board of Education recognized Discovery School and five additional Tennessee schools on receiving National Blue Ribbon School status at their February 8 board meeting. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.  Discovery School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in November, 2018 for their Blue Ribbon Status.

MCS Cheer Teams Win Bid to Nationals

Two MCS Competition Cheer Teams have won their bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Disney this weekend. Thirty-three students from across the district have trained, fundraised and cheered their way to the national championship scheduled for February 8-10. The MCS teams will perform in the Junior and Youth Rec Finalist Division.

This is the second year that Murfreesboro City Schools has sponsored a district cheer team and their second year to win a bid to nationals.  Thirty-three students from across the district have trained throughout the school year.  The team comprised of students from 1stthrough 6th grade is led by coaches Jessica Jacobs, Amber Kelly, Megan Brewer and Taylor Sams.

“As coaches, we could not be prouder. These girls have dared to dream and backed it up with hard work and wonderful sportsmanship,” says Amber Kelly.

Junior Rec

  • Addy Neal, 6th Grade, Scales
  • Aniyah Andrews, 5th Grade, John Pittard
  • Alayna Workman, 6th Grade, Reeves Rogers
  • Annalise Poplin, 5th Grade, Discovery
  • ChloeAnne Jones, 3rd Grade, Erma Siegel
  • Ellie Young, 2nd Grade, Northfield
  • Jayda Holst, 5th Grade, Overall Creek
  • Jordin Washington, 5th Grade, Scales
  • Jorie Miller, 6th Grade, Bradley Academy
  • Juliana Foley, 6th Grade, Cason Lane
  • Krista Smith, 6th Grade, Northfield
  • Kylie McKinney, 5th Grade, Northfield
  • Kylie Travis, 6th Grade, Scales
  • Kyniah Hall, 6th Grade, Scales
  • Myah Taylor, 5th Grade, Cason Lane
  • Novah Chanthaphanh, 6th Grade, Scales
  • Sameah Covington, 5th Grade, Scales
  • Sophie Gough, 6th Grade, Scales

“Because of the tremendous support in our inaugural year, we added a youth team this year to allow for additional grade and skill levels,” says Megan Brewer. “This team also earned an invitation to nationals which is very exciting.”

Youth Rec

  • Addison Jennings, 1st Grade. Scales
  • Allison Hart, 3rd Grade, Scales
  • Anslee Wyatt, 3rd Grade, Overall Creek
  • Cadian Allen, 4th Grade, Scales
  • Carlie Savannah, 2nd Grade, Reeves Rogers
  • Caroline Campbell, 2nd Grade, Discovery
  • Caroline Robinson, 3rd Grade, Erma Siegel
  • Ella Richards, 3rd Grade, Scales
  • Grace Smith, 2nd Grade, Overall Creek
  • Jordan Kemp, 5th Grade, Northfield
  • Kaylee Wilder, 4th Grade, Scales
  • Kobie Davis, 3rd Grade, Scales
  • Madeleine Maignan, 4th Grade, Erma Siegel
  • Madison Fuller, 4th Grade, Hobgood
  • Taylor Sims, 1st Grade, Overall Creek

The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. The NHSCC is held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year.

Job Fair – Saturday, Feb 9

Murfreesboro City Schools will host a teacher recruitment fair from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Scales Elementary School. The fair is designed to match qualified candidates to upcoming teaching positions for the 2019-20 school year.

“Applicants will meet principals, peers and other support area administrators at the job fair,” says Ralph Ringstaff, MCS Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and ESP. “We encourage those attending to be prepared to interview.”

Attendees should bring multiple resumes, licensure documentation, portfolios and any additional relevant materials including scores to the job fair.  Scales Elementary is located at 2340 St. Andrews Dr. in Murfreesboro, TN.

With its unique focus on pre-kindergarten through sixth grade learning, Murfreesboro City Schools is creating a vision that embodies the highest levels of collaboration, professionalism, and excellence. The district strives to meet the needs of the whole child and is committed to the personal and academic success of each child within the district.

2019 Club Marvel

Club MARVEL

Murfreesboro City Schools in conjunction with Middle Tennessee State University will host its first Club Marvel event of 2019 this Saturday. Participating fifth and sixth grade students will attend experiential learning sessions to explore possible careers and gain new knowledge. The January event will focus on Horse Science and will be held at Miller Coliseum from 9 am until noon.

Club MARVEL is a collaboration between Middle Tennessee State University and Murfreesboro City Schools designed to maximize each student’s potential and foster a passion for lifelong learning through exposure to a variety of fields and disciplines.

“Being on a college campus generates excitement for our students as they see what education beyond high school offers as well as the vision it can create.” Stated MCS Outreach Coordinator Greg Lyles.

Club Marvel meets one Saturday each month and is open to 5th and 6th graders. Upcoming programs include: engineering & technology, concrete management, science, biology, and chemistry. This is a free program for students and transportation is provided from various pick-up points in the district.

For more information, contact Greg Lyles at 615-893-2313.

2019 Club Marvel

MCS News Update

African American Cultural Celebration

African American exhibits, cuisine, and much more will be featured Thursday, Jan 31, at 4:30 p.m., as Murfreesboro City Schools and Patterson Park Community Center celebrate The African American Cultural Celebration. The event will be held at Patterson Park Community Center located at 521 Mercury Blvd.

“We invite the community to come together and join us as we celebrate diversity through art, cuisine, history, and music,” stated MCS Outreach Coordinator Greg Lyles.

The theme for 2019 is Celebrating Unity & Diversity from the Past to the Present. The free celebration will include performances from the Bradley Academy Choir, the Northfield Elementary African Drumming Ensemble, and local jazz artists. Free food will be provided as a tasting of different African American foods. Bradley Academy students will also participate in a live wax museum honoring local heroes.

African American Celebration Photo

African American Celebration Wax Museum

MCS News Update

2019 Teachers of the Year

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2019 Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Twenty-four teachers were chosen for the honor based on their commitment to teaching excellence both in and outside of the classroom. From those 24 teachers, two educators were selected as System-level honorees and will represent MCS at the regional level.

The 2018-2019 MCS System-level Teacher of the Year recipients are: Dana Stem from Bradley Academy and Sarah Chumney from Cason Lane Academy.

School Level Teachers of the Year are: John Pittard – Jennifer Whitlow, Kyle Cantrell; Scales – Rachel Slough, Meredith Davis; Mitchell-Neilson – Kim Curtis, Ashley Herod; Overall Creek – Whitely Troutman, Erin Nunley; Bradley Academy – Emily Petty, Dana Stem; Black Fox – Hope Padgett, Tammy Stout; Erma-Siegel – Amberly Sandberg, Margaret Lane; Hobgood – Nichole Bell, Mark Gibson; Reeves- Rogers – Amy Stevenson, Stephanie Stump; Discovery School – Kimberly Kahle, Charlotte Young; Cason Lane – Denise Crumbaugh, Sarah Chumney; Northfield – Sarah Easterly, Nancy Kelley

The Tennessee Teacher of the Year program is designed to promote recognition, respect and appreciation for teachers, to stimulate interest in teaching as a career, and to encourage public involvement in education.

Dana Stem Teacher of the Year

Sarah Chumney Teacher of the Year

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Foundation Gala to Honor Doug Young

The City Schools Foundation will honor the late Doug Young at the Excellence in Education Gala to be held on Friday, January 25, 2019. Young served on the inaugural board of directors for the Foundation, established in 2005, and continued serving on the board or a board committee until his passing in 2017.

The event will be held at MTSU’s new Student Union Center. A pre-party for sponsors will begin at 6 p.m. and the Gala begins at 7 p.m. Reservations for the Gala are available by contacting The City Schools Foundation at 615-893-2313.

Excellence in Education will spotlight Overall Creek Elementary. Overall Creek, A Tennessee Designated STEM School, integrates STEM curriculum with project based learning across all subject areas and programs both inside and outside the classroom. The school is home to over 1,000 students.

Most recently, The City Schools Foundation gave over $60,000 to Murfreesboro City Schools in the form of teacher grants.  The Foundation will also give over $25,000 this year to schools for parity grants.

Doug Young joins an extraordinary group of civic leaders to be honored by The City Schools Foundation for their support of public education including Drs. Max and Mary Moss, John Floyd, Ed and Andrea Loughry, Tommy and Jeannie Bragg, Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee, Dr. Susan Andrews, John Hood, Rhea Seddon and “Hoot” Gibson, Gloria and Ted LaRoche, Joyce Taylor, and Bart Gordon.

The Excellence in Education Gala is sponsored in part by: The LaRoche Foundation, Ole South Properties, UPS Georgetown, Adams Family Foundation, Advance Financial, City Tile and Floor Covering, Dr. Dunk and Vick Eastham – Tennessee Pediatrics, Dr. Peter Robertson – Saint Thomas Heart, Dr. Susan Andrews and Dr. Randall Rickard, David and Brook LaRoche, Dempsey Vantrease & Follis, Dr. Ellen Slicker, Licensed Psychologist, Exchange Club, First Bank, Franklin Synergy, Johnson + Bailey Architects, MTSU Foundation, Pinnacle, Regions Bank, Saint Thomas Rutherford, Volunteer State Bank, Wilson Bank & Trust, Woodfin’s Funeral Home and Stones River Total Beverages.

Money raised by The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students. To date, the Foundation has awarded approximately $800,000 in parity funds and grants to teachers to enhance science, math and other programs. The City Schools Foundation, is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students.

MCS News Update

MCS named Exemplary Access District

The Tennessee Department of Education announced that Murfreesboro City Schools has been selected as 1 of only 6 districts to be named as an Exemplary ACCESS District for intensive work and exceptional dedication to providing ACCESS for all students to high quality instruction and intervention over the past two years through the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG).

This work has given us the opportunity to partner with you as you impact each student in every facet of their education in the least restrictive setting. Your dedication to your educators and students has, and will continue to, positively affect all students in your district for many years to come.  Thank you for stepping out as a district leader and for your dedication to continued success by creating positive, motivating, empowering learning environments throughout your district.   Your efforts are helping to ensure that All Children are Challenged and Equipped for Success in School.”

MCS News Update

Salem Elementary Announced

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the name of the 13th Elementary School. The school will be called Salem Elementary .

This name is a tribute to the history of the area and will serve as a landmark for the Salem community.

The name was one of over 500 suggestions from students and the community at large. Names were narrowed down by the school naming committee to a list of four that were presented to the school board at the December 11thmeeting.

The elementary school, scheduled to open in August 2019, sits near the corner of Veterans Parkway and St. Andrews Drive.

Trey Duke has been named Principal of Salem Elementary. The two-story school is designed for up to 1,000 students and will follow the footprint of Overall Creek Elementary.

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