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Murfreesboro City Schools is open today, Thursday, Feb 26.

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3rd Annual MCS Festival Choir Concert

Murfreesboro City Schools will host its 3rd Annual MCS Festival Choir concert March 7th at 3:30pm in the Erma Siegel Elementary School Gymnasium. The Festival choir is a free choral experience featuring students from all 12 Murfreesboro City Schools. The concert is organized and planned by the music teachers of each school. Teachers began planning the event in early September and commenced rehearsing with their students the first week of January in preparation for the show. The number of expected students participating this year is over 250. The performers are selected from each school by their music teachers based on many criteria including musicality, pitch and intonation. John Pittard Elementary Music Teacher Valerie Rains states, “This is an opportunity students look forward to each year. The students are celebrating Music in Our Schools Month and the music they will be singing is a mix of many songs and cultures. This is a beautiful experience for them. Music teaches everyone not simply to listen to music but to experience it.” Guests can also expect to experience an amazing performance from the music teachers and Pittard’s Steel de Boro as they accompany the students during selected pieces.  

All parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend this Festival Choir concert. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and come enjoy the show.

Mass Choir Concert Flyer

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Kindergarten Registration 2015-16

Kindergarten Registration for students entering school in 2015-16 is scheduled for May 7th and 8th.

Registration Hours:

  • Thursday, May 7 = Bell Time through 5 p.m.
  • Friday, May 8 = school hours only

 

A registration packet with full details will be available on this website in April 2015.

Students must be 5 years old by August 15, 2015 to register for Kindergarten.

MCS News Update

MCS Text Book Review

Parents and residents can review mathematics textbooks being considered for adoption by Murfreesboro City Schools in February. The textbooks and related materials will be available to review on February 17-20 and February 23-27 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 or go to ‘Ask MCS‘ at www.cityschools.net.

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Is it a cold or is it the flu?

You just know when your child isn’t feeling well, but how can you know when coughs and sniffles mean it’s time to keep your child home from school? Or when to call the doctor? Since school-aged children get up to 10 colds a year, it can be a puzzle for many parents. Read the rest of this article from the National Association of School Nurses at http://www.triaminic.com/tips-for-moms/sick-day-guidelines.shtml

You may also want to print the attached cold and flu guide for parents.

Cold and Flu Guide

Flu Poster

MCS News Update

MCS Cold Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, emergency conditions and/or poor road conditions, Murfreesboro City Schools will announce closings through WGNS Radio, CityTV Channel 3, the Nashville network television stations, the MCS website, the @MCSCommunicates twitter account and the phone notification system, no later than 6 a.m., if possible.
The first notice will be sent via Twitter so now is a great time to follow us @MCScommunicates.

You can view ESP’s policy here.

We Love The Arts

MNS to Host International Art Show and Auction

Mitchell-Neilson School will open it’s doors to artists and art lovers alike on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. for the We “Heart” the Arts International Art Show and Auction. The exhibition will include a global roster of artists and works from several local organizations such as The Murfreesboro Art League, Confucius Institute, and Emery’s Fine Art Gallery. Local jazz musician Ernest B. Newsom will also be there to serenade guests as they browse and bid on donated items at the silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Mitchell-Neilson School’s art department and Murfreesboro City Schools’ Community Outreach program.

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National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week

This special week honors school counselors for the important role they play in helping students examine their talents, strengths, abilities, and interests. Counselors work in professional partnerships with teachers and support personnel to provide an educational environment where students can realize their true potential. When a student needs to talk to someone, a school counselor can be a great place to start. School counselors are integral to student success. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help children achieve academic success.

School counselors give tips and support on solving problems, stress management and making good decisions. It’s a good idea for a student to visit their school counselor and get to know her. It’s easier for a student to talk about a problem when they already feel comfortable with their counselor.  Counselors are indispensible to the school community, so get to know your counselor today.

MCS News Update

Bradley Students Showcase Talent

Students from Bradley Academy, led by teacher Allison Isom, delivered award-winning performances at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta. The Festival draws students from across the country. The drama team spent the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the festival. While there, students and teachers participate in workshops led by professionals from Broadway and West End. They also perform selections from a Broadway-style show that are judged by theater professionals.

Team members winning individual accolades include:

  • Kamiyah Collins and Sunny Gant – performers
  • Ethan Parker – technical
  • Uriel Vasquez – Most Inspirational Award
  • Drama Teacher Allison Isom – Freddie G Award

This was the first year Bradley students participated in the Festival.

Bradley Academies next performance will be Peter Pan, Jr. The performance will be held in March at The Center for the Arts.

For additional information and photos highlighting Bradley’s trip to Junior Theater Festival 2015, please click the link below. 

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School Board Featured

School Board Appreciation Week: January 25-31

Murfreesboro City Schools, the Tennessee School Board Association (TSBA) and communities across the state will recognize the work of boards of education Jan. 25- 31, 2015 during School Board Appreciation Week.

The Murfreesboro City School Board works tirelessly to support our public school system. As advocates for our students, they voluntarily devote their time, resources and expertise to ensure that our students receive a first-class education and an opportunity for future success in life. Their efforts have a lasting effect on school budgets, policy and student achievement within our community. In light of all that they do, we are taking time aside from January 25 to 31 to honor our board members for their commitment to Murfreesboro City’s school children. Please join us by saying thank you to our school board members during Tennessee’s School Board Appreciation Week.

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to honor our board members:
Butch Campbell, Chair
Nancy Rainier, Vice Chair
Jared Barrett
Andy Brown, MD
Phil King
Nancy Phillips
Collier Smith
Ron Washington, City Council Liaison

School Board 2015

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