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Camp Boro 2016

MCS Presents Camp ‘Boro

Camp ‘Boro is happening at Scales Elementary from June 6 – 10.  The free camp was created by the MCS Special Education Department after discussing ways to offer special needs students a summer camp opportunity where they could have fun and work on communication and motor skills. During the weeklong camp students will enjoy activities including karate, cheerleading, interactive games, exercises, art and even a petting zoo.

 “This is our first camp for students with disabilities and we’re happy to have the opportunity to provide a camp experience for children who may never have been to camp before,” explained Joe Marlin, Director of Special Education for Murfreesboro City Schools.

 Each day students experience a different theme and activities corresponding to the selected topic. On Monday students were able to participate in Super Hero Day, followed by Olympic Sports Day on Tuesday, Movie Star Day, Animal Day and finally Water Day. Over 30 students and 60 volunteers participated in the camp.

 “We’ve been able to provide this camp at no expense to our families because generous individuals and businesses in our community have graciously donated time and money to make this all possible. We’ve even been able to provide transportation for those campers who need it,” continued Marlin.

 In addition to the many hours of donated time from local companies, MCS staff and MTSU, around $14,000 was contributed by businesses and residents to offer this free camp. Camp ‘Boro sponsors include Atmos Energy, Public Consulting Group, First Community Mortgage, Family Worship Center, Ole South Properties, Inc., MMC Pediatrics, Presence Learning, Councilwoman Madelyn Scales Harris, St. Thomas Rutherford, Thigpen Hearing Center, Genesis Rutherford Academy, Feltz Therapy Services, Bill Taylor’s Karate, John Kitch Attorney, Johnson + Bailey Architects, The Refuge, Raymond James, MT Rugby and Sinking Creek Farm.

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MCS News Update

June Changes to School Board Meeting Schedule

The school board meetings for June have been changed to Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 28. Meetings will occur from 6-8 pm and will be held at the Murfreesboro City Schools Administrative Offices at 2552 S. Church Street, 37127. The meetings were originally scheduled for June 7 and June 21 at City Hall.

Chow Bus

MCS Summer Feeding Program

Murfreesboro City Schools Announces Summer Food Service Program Schedule

As the school year comes to an end, the Murfreesboro City Schools Nutrition Department is gearing up to feed children across the city through their Summer Food Service Program.

Three buses will distribute food to 27 feeding sites over the summer months. The original Combating Hunger on Wheels Bus (CHOW Bus), Farm 2 School Bus and the CHOW Bus XL will be hitting the pavement in an effort to provide easier access to healthy and nutritious meals for students age 18 and under during the summer break.

“Hunger doesn’t know the school schedule,” says Sandy Scheele, nutrition supervisor for Murfreesboro City Schools. “We have children that are in need in our community. These buses allow us to effectively do our jobs and reach them all year round.”

The summer feeding program served around 48,000 breakfasts and 56,000 lunches last summer.
In addition to school cafeterias and several area churches serving as summer feeding sites for breakfast and lunch, the CHOW buses allow meals to be served to areas of Murfreesboro that are not in walking distance of a permanent site.

This will be the third year meals are provided via the “CHOW Bus” program and the 14th year for the MCS summer feeding program. The program will run May 31 through July 29. For a list of participating locations, dates and times of meals, visit

The Tennessee Department of Human Services administers the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap.

Children do not have to register in advance, simply stop by any of the locations at the designated times to enjoy a healthy meal.

Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of twelve schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child.

(Download May-June Breakfast Menu)
(Download May-June Lunch Menu)
(Download July Breakfast Menu)
(Download July Lunch Menu)

(Download the 2016 Summer Feeding Program Press Release)

(Download 2016 Nutrition Flyer)

(Download the 2016 Nutrition Flyer in Spanish)

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2016 Nutrition Flyer Draft Spanish-01

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Overall Creek Visits Mars

Overall Creek students took a trip on their favorite rocket ship to visit Mars this week. After reading a study in National Geographic that stated there was a possibility we would colonize Mars, several third and fourth grade classes combined to research what it would actually take. Students began by creating poster boards to showcase the different crews required to have sustainable life on the “Red Planet”. The crews worked separately to learn facts about areas such as Botany and Life Support before realizing that teamwork among the crews could help the outcome of making it to Mars and surviving. After completing research and construction of the bio dome students were able to provide tours of Mars.

The dome was stationed in the steam storage room and conjoining classrooms with Space Commanders who were able to enlighten us about the function of each area and facts about the planet. It was equipped with a bedroom, medical center, botany room, and control room. There were “windows” that let us view, the rocket outside, Mars’s two moons, and the rover that scaled the terrains. With the students’ quick thinking and mathematic formulas they were able to bring us back home safely.

Throughout this process of learning and exploring the Overall Creek students were able to keep everything green. The Mars set was created out of many recyclable items like cardboard and construction paper. The trip was not only a fun learning experience for the students but for every visitor involved.

125 years of Murfreesboro CIty Schools

Welcome to Murfreesboro City Schools

MCS is celebrating 125 years of service. Whether you are new to Murfreesboro or lifelong resident, here are a few items of interest about our school district.

12 schools
265 acres of campus
1,253,156 square foot of floor space
1,400 full and part time employees
19.9 to 1 pupil/teacher ratio for regular education
8.2 to 1 pupil/teacher ration of special education

Click below to learn more.


Preschool Applications Accepted through July 1st.

Applications for the 2016-17 school year will be accepted through July 1st at the MCS Central Office during regular business hours. Applications received after that date will be placed on a waiting list for open spots.

Children who reside within the city limits of Murfreesboro and meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

For complete details about the MCS preschool program, please click here.


MCS News Update

Summer Camps for Students

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to offer these summer camps for students in addition to the many activities offered through the Extended School Program.

Boys to Men Camp – June 6 – June 10
Registration – $20, due by Friday, May 19th
Limit – 25 students (MCS students only) Rising 5th & 6th graders
Campsite – Reeves-Rogers Elementary School
Free breakfast and lunch for all participants!
The camp will offer hands-on learning opportunities as well as expose participants to activities related to life skills, sports and leisure, positive peer relationships and career choices. For additional information, please call Greg Lyles at 615-893-2313 or email

G.E.M.S. Girls Camp – May 31 – June 3
Registration – $20, due by Friday, May 19th
Limit – 25 students (MCS students only) Rising 5th & 6th graders
Campsite – Reeves-Rogers Elementary School
Free breakfast and lunch for all participants!
Girls Empowered & Motivated for Success is being offered to inspire nurture, and expose girls to enrichment activities that build self-esteem, character, and leadership. Fun and exciting activities just for girls. For additional information, please call Greg Lyles at 615-893-2313 or email

Camp Boro – June 6-June 10
7 a.m. – noon
Campsites: Northfield and Scales Elementary
Camp Boro is a week-long summer camp experience for MCS special education comprehensive development students in grades 1-6. Camp Boro will include special events, visitors, games, arts, activities and so much more for students with special needs. For more information, contact Melissa Snyder at or 615-893-2313.

(Download 2016 Summer Camps Press Release)


2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on May 5-6, 2016.

Thursday, May 5: You can register your student during regular school hours, plus we will be open until 5:00pm.
Friday, May 6: You can register your student during regular school hours.

See attached pdf for more information.
Kindergarten Registration 2016-17

MCS News Update

2016-17 Online Registration Update to open April 27

Parents/Guardians of MCS students in grades K-5 should update their child’s registration for the 2016-17 school year beginning Wednesday, April 27.
Parents can log into their existing account at Family Access before May 13 to update information. Updates cannot be made through the mobile app. If you do not have access to a non-mobile device to update registration, your school may be offering a date for you to access equipment to register. Check with your school. If you prefer, you may still request a paper packet from the school.

Download Registration Update Sheet

MCS News Update

MCS 2016 Teachers of the Year

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2016 Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education.

The 2016 System Level recipients for Murfreesboro City Schools are:

• Julie Parish – Kindergarten Teacher at Reeves-Rogers Elementary
• Meredith Gilliland – Fifth Grade Teacher at Hobgood Elementary

Building Level Teacher of the Year recipients include:

Black Fox Elementary
• K-4: Deeann Stephens
• Grades 5-6: Sanita Smith
Bradley Academy
• K-4: Stephanie Turner
• Grades 5-6: Rebecca Few
Mitchell-Neilson School
• K-4: Rachel Prater
• Grades 5-6: Matt Clarady
Scales Elementary
• K-4: Beverly Soapes
• Grades 5-6: Xan Laskco
Hobgood Elementary
• K-4: Cheri Purdie
• Grades 5-6: Meredith Gilliland
Cason Lane Academy
• K-4: Carrie Smith
• Grades 5-6: Elizabeth Shepherd
Erma Siegel Elementary
• K-4: Rachel Haynes
• Grades 5-6: Angela Pope
Overall Creek Elementary
• K-4: Jennifer DeFere
• Grades 5-6: Luke Hill
Discovery School
• K-4: Jenny Newsome
• Grades 5-6: Charlotte Young
Northfield Elementary
• K-4: Mary Orcutt
• Grades 5-6: Kelley Ruth
John Pittard Elementary
• K-4: Spring Harris
• Grades 5-6: Kenne McWhorter
Reeves-Rogers Elementary
• K-4: Julie Parrish
• Grades 5-6: Erin Lebo

“It is a pleasure to recognize and celebrate exceptionally skilled educators,” says Linda Gilbert, MCS Director of Schools. “These recipients are passionate about their work and the children they serve. They personify the definition of an exemplary educator.”

Teacher of the Year nominees are selected by their peers and must meet selection criteria. An important qualification in being selected as Teacher of the Year is the ability to inspire learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. The teachers will be honored on March 15.

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.

Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of twelve schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child. For additional information about the 2016 Teachers of the Year or other programs, please visit

Parrish Teacher of the Year

Gilliland Teacher of the Year

(Download Teacher of the Year 2016-17 Press Release)

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