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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 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

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MCS News Update

MCS Celebrates the African American Journey

African American art, cuisine and much more will be featured Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m., as Murfreesboro City Schools and Patterson Park Community Center celebrate The African American Journey at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd.  

The free celebration will recognize several aspects of African American history and culture through song, interpretative dance, artistic expression, acclaimed speakers, and interactive exhibits.

State Representative Brenda Gilmore is slated to speak to the crowd and several participants from The Wisdom of the Elders genealogy and research program will display artwork and share their stories and insights with visitors. 

In addition to the live performances and art, the event will include a soul food tasting, community resource and career fair, and a children’s activity center featuring face painting, games and a bounce center.

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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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Excellence In Education

Bragg PhotoFormer Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg and his wife, Jeanne, will be honored at The City Schools Foundation 8th Annual Excellence in Education Celebration. The foundation is pleased to have 3 diamond sponsors this year, The LaRoche Family Foundation, City Tile and Floor Covering, and Bell Jewelers. The annual gala honors those who have spent a substantial amount of time supporting education in Murfreesboro schools and is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. at Stones River Country Club.

Themed “Something to BRAGG About,” reservations for the celebration are now available including individual tickets at $250. Invitees will also have the chance to enter the Bell Jewelers diamond raffle of a one-carat gem, valued at over $5,000, by purchasing a $50 raffle entry ticket.

Funds raised by the City Schools Foundation provide teacher grants and parity funds to benefit the diverse student population that comprise Murfreesboro City Schools.

Excellence in Education Sponsors include:

Diamond: The LaRoche Family Foundation, City Tile and Floor Covering and Bell Jewelers

Ruby: Adams Family Foundation, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro, John Floyd Charitable Foundation Inc., Johnson & Bailey Architects, Mid-State Radiology, Dr. Susan Andrews and Dr. Randall Rickard, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Robertson, MTSU Foundation, Pinnacle Bank, St. Thomas Rutherford, The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro, MTSU Colleges of Basic and Applied Sciences, Behavioral and Health Sciences, Education, and Liberal Arts

Sapphire: Advanced Financial, Dempsey Vantrease and Follis, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Eastham, Franklin Synergy Bank, Haynes Bros. Lumber, Regions Bank, Robert S. Biscan & Co., State Farm, Turner Construction, Universal Construction Company, Waldron, Fann & Parsley

The City Schools Foundation has contributed over $600,000 directly to the City Schools.

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.

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Electronic Flyer Delivery Begins in January

ELECTRONIC FLYER DELIVERY STARTS JANUARY 6

The paper flyers we have been sending home with students will now be sent electronically to parents. These eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button that has been placed on each school’s website homepage. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

No action is required by parents. You will receive a welcome email from the service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view eflyers.

To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “school@peachjar.com” to your email contacts. Note: add “school@peachjar.com” to your contact list just as written; do not change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for helping us save time, money, and lots of trees!

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Discovery School Applications Due Jan 9

The Discovery School at Bellwood is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. A school tour is scheduled for Thursday, December 11 at 9 a.m. for parents interested in learning more about the admission process. Application deadline is Friday, January 9, 2015. Parents are not required to attend the school tour to apply for Discovery School.

Discovery School was created to serve high achieving students. At Discovery School, students quickly learn the basics and then move deeper into the curriculum.  Students also enjoy enrichment activities and use school electronics to enhance the learning experience.  In addition, students are offered unique opportunities for learning through partnerships with MTSU and other organizations.

Applications will be accepted for students in all grade levels. Students must be five years of age by August 15, 2015 to apply to kindergarten. A copy of TCAP scores will be required for students applying for 4th-6th grades.

For additional information, visit the Discovery School website. 

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