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Bike Rodeo for Students Has Been Canceled.

UPDATE: Due to the impending weather forcast, the MCS Bike Rodeo has been canceled.

MCS students will have a chance to practice their bike safety skills while having fun during the Murfreesboro City Schools Bike Rodeo on Saturday, April 30 at Scales Elementary. Check-in for the free event starts at 9:00 am.

“The Coordinated School Health Department received a grant to fund our Bike for Life Program. We now have 50 bikes and helmets for students to use throughout our system and for events like our bike rodeo,” says Meri-Leigh Smith, Coordinated School Health Supervisor.

Rutherford County EMS, Rutherford County Health Department and Murfreesboro Police Department will be there aiding bikers as they ride through activity stations. Participants can expect to learn rules of the road, bike safety guidelines and how to perform bike safety checks. Once participants have cycled through all the stations they can enter a raffle to win one of two new bicycles.

“Our hope is that after students practice bike safety they can join us in riding bikes to school on National Bike to School day on May 4,” stated Smith.

The rodeo is open to all city and county students who want to develop or practice bike safety skills. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes and safety equipment so it can be inspected for safety. For those students who don’t have bikes and want to learn there will be equipment available for use.

Parents can register their children for the rodeo by visiting

Bike Rodeo


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


Preschool Applications Accepted in April

Applications for the 2016-17 school year will be accepted through May 16th 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

Choice School Applications Available

Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) is pleased to have three choice schools as options for our students and parents.  Choice school applications will be accepted April 5 through April 30.

  • Bradley Academy – Arts Integrated School Bradley Academy is recognized for excellence in arts — creative writing, drama, instrumental music, theater, visual arts and vocal music. Coupled with a strong academic program, Bradley develops both the artistic and academic talents of its students.
  • Hobgood Elementary – STEM School The STEM program shows students the value of learning skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students learn to become critical thinkers through hands-on academic experiences that involve innovative new technologies.
  • Mitchell-Neilson – Leadership Academy Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that increases teacher effectiveness, student engagement, and academic achievement, while preparing students to be leaders in the 21st century. The development of good habits, grounded in the values of citizenship and leadership, is a fundamental part of this philosophy.

Choice enrollment is limited. Please see the attached document for full details or call your school principal for additional information.

Choice School Application 2016-17


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

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)

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 Earth Day

Elementary students across Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are invited to participate in the Student Recycling Awareness Contest as part of the 2016 Murfreesboro Earth Day Celebration.

Do you have an idea to increase recycling at your school? Do you have an innovative way to “upcycle” used materials? Do you have a cool way to recycle energy and reduce waste? Form a team and complete a project that encompasses the theme” Recycle, it’s your future” and your team could be a big winner.

Students should work on projects as a team and submit a 3-5 minute video about their project, they steps they took to complete their plan and the results they achieved. Winners will be announced during the Earth Day Celebration on April 23.

Murfreesboro City Schools is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Earth Day Celebration.

Contest Rules and Forms: (2016 EARTH DAY RECYCLING CONTEST FORM)


Linda Gilbert

TNReady Update from MCS

This year, Tennessee’s children will be taking new achievement tests called TNReady. The paper/pencil tests will be aligned with rigorous new content standards that began to be introduced three years ago. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies achievement tests will be administered in two parts. The results of the two parts will be combined for a total score in each subject area. Science will be tested only at the end of the year.

The dates of administration for TNReady for Murfreesboro City Schools will be:
TNReady Part 1
Day 1 – March 7 – Math
Day 2 – March 8 – ELA subtest 1
Day 3 – March 9 – ELA subtest 2
Day 4 – March 10 – Social Studies
Day 5 – March 11 – Make-up

TNReady Part 2
Day 1 – April 25 – Math
Day 2 – April 26 – ELA
Day 3 – April 27 – Social Studies
Day 4 – April 28 – Science
Day 5 – April 29 – Make-up

Commissioner McQueens Letter To TN Parents 2-10-16



MCS News Update

School Closed Feb 10 – ESP open at snow sites

Due to the icy road conditions in several parts of our city, Murfreesboro City Schools will be closed today.

ESP will be open at the snow site locations following the inclement weather policy.

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