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MCS News Update

Support Area Job Fair

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to present an opportunity for job applicants to meet support area administrators on Tuesday, September 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The job fair will focus on support staff openings including bus drivers, food and nutrition staff, and staff for our Extended School Program.

Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume plus other licenses if applicable. Brief interviews will be conducted at the job fair. Those interested in working with Murfreesboro City Schools must also complete an on-line application prior to or after the job fair.


Murph Fun Run

Murph’s Fun Run

Join Murfreesboro City Schools and Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation on Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 a.m. for Murph’s Fun Run.  Run, walk or hop around Gateway Island (One Mile). It’s free and open to all ages. Every finisher will receive a Murph’s Fun Run Medal.

Participants are asked to bring one or more new school supplies as a donation. For additional information, visit or call 895-5040.

Hispanic Heritage Day 2014

Hispanic Heritage Day at Discovery Center

Murfreesboro City Schools and The Discovery Center invite the public to Hispanic Heritage Day.  This free event includes art projects, food tastings, music, performances and more.  Event begins Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. Hispanic Heritage Day 2014

For additional information, visit or call 890-2300.

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Fashion Show to benefit MCS on Sept 11

Event: Foundation and Fashions

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time: 5:30-7:45 p.m.

Location: Stones River Country Club

Other: General admission tickets are $40, reserved tickets are $55, and VIP seating with event sponsorship.

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Ian Reitz, WSMV and Elizabeth McPhee, MTSU First Lady serve as Emcees

About the event: The City Schools Foundation invites you to attend Foundation and Fashions.

Hosted by emcees Ian Reitz from WSMV News and Liz McPhee, the First Lady of MTSU, the 7th Annual Fashion Show features clothes from Murfreesboro’s boutiques and department stores. The event will feature a variety of fashions in price and style for everyone to enjoy. As an added bonus, there will be goody bags for the first 250 attendees at the door.


Money raised by The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students. The Foundation’s goals are to boost the school system’s financial support in the areas of math and science, academic competition and excellence among students, and to address financial parity in all schools.

Camp PRiSM Week 1 May 27-30 group photo

Camp PRISM – MTSU and MCS partnership

MTSU, City Schools alliance promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM

McKyla Carter, just 9, liked all the learning so much at the recent Camp PRiSM that it “made me upgrade what I think about what I want to do in life.”

This is the kind of impact Camp PRiSM — Practices in Science and Math — can have on the Murfreesboro City Schools children who attend each year.

Camp PRiSM is a partnership between Murfreesboro City Schools and Middle Tennessee State University. For two weeks, two separate groups of students from Mitchell-Neilson School and other city schools gain an increased awareness of the STEM areas, which include science, technology, engineering and math.

“Camp PRiSM is a camp that we focus on science and math practices, integrating technology and engineering as well,” said Kristy Lewis, fourth-grade teacher at The Mitchell-Neilson Schools. “The students that come into Camp PRiSM have a love for math and science already. I feel that they gain a lot of experience and a lot of exposure of integrating the technology in the engineering part into the science in the STEM activities.”

The gleam in Carter’s eyes expressed how much she loved learning about chemistry — and the periodic table — and the field trip to the airport.

“It has some of my favorite teachers and friends,” she said. “I don’t want it to be over with. This is the best camp I have ever been to.”

You could say a strong family tie has Tristan Moore, 11, a rising sixth-grader at Siegel Elementary School, on fire for a career in aviation and already committing to attend MTSU. His late father, David J. Moore, was a pilot and MTSU alumnus who died in May 2013.

Tristan Moore enjoyed the total experience of the Jean A. Jack Education Center and Flight Operations Center adjacent to Murfreesboro Airport.

“Their flight program is why I’m going to come here,” he said. “Their flight simulators are great, and when I’m 18, I want to be a flight instructor.”

“This has been wonderful,” MTSU chemistry professor Pat Patterson said after leading a two-hour session, which included making Oobleck. “It’s cornstarch and water, just a physical change.” For a second activity, the children made slime — from glue and borax — which shows a chemical change, she said.

A number of MTSU faculty and others assisted with the camp both on and off campus. The camps were held May 27-30 and June 2-6.

Fellow fourth-grade Mitchell-Neilson Schools teacher Alison Murphy worked alongside Lewis at the camp.


Article written by:  Randy Weiler

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or

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Summer Feeding Program – May 27 thru Aug 1

Murfreesboro City Schools announces its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at sixteen locations.

The program offers free healthy meals including breakfast and lunch for children 18 years of age and under. Children do not have to register in advance, simply stop by any of the locations at the designated times to enjoy a healthy meal.

Please click link below to see site locations and times.


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The 2014 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

MCS News Update

Offutt to Lead Reeves-Rogers in 2014-15

Laurie OffuttMurfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the appointment of Laurie Offutt as the principal for the new Reeves-Rogers Elementary. Reeves-Rogers will reopen as a traditional kindergarten through sixth grade school in the 2014-15 school year. Offutt will assume her role in the spring and will oversee the opening and hiring for Reeves-Rogers for the next school year.

Offutt currently serves as Assistant Principal at John Pittard Elementary and has also served as the Assistant Principal at The Discovery School at Reeves Rogers.  Before serving in her role as Assistant Principal, she was the Media Specialist at Scales Elementary and taught at Central Magnet School in Rutherford County as well as MTSU.

The reopening of Reeves-Rogers as a traditional campus is part of the overall rezoning of the MCS district.  The students of The Discovery School, an academic magnet school, will be relocated to the current campus of Bellwood Bowdoin Preschool.  The preschool program will be located at school campuses across the district.

The Reeves-Rogers campus will become the school home of nearly 450 students. The school will include a Family Resource Center, an active Extended School Program and in-room technology


200 Students Raise Voices in Harmony

Murfreesboro City Schools invites the public to appreciate the music of the MCS Festival Choir on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Erma Siegel Elementary gymnasium.

This performance will include 200 students singing in celebration of Music in our Schools Month. The concert will showcase students from Black Fox, Bradley, Cason Lane, Discovery School, Erma Siegel, Hobgood, John Pittard, Mitchell-Neilson, Northfield and Scales.

The concert features pieces from a wide array of composers ranging from classical to contemporary. MCS music teachers including Carolene Goff, Amy Swanson, Karen Blooding, Tony Hartman, Ryan Stewart, Michele Good and Melanie Mock will serve as conductors. The masters of ceremony are Cindy Peaster and Colin York.

The music of John Pittard’s Steel de Boro will serve as accompaniment to the choir in two performances.

Parents and guests are encouraged to arrive by 6:15 p.m. to ensure ample time for seating. Music in our Schools Month is recognized and sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.


Teachers of the Year

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the Teachers of the Year for 2013-14.

School Based Teachers of the Year 2013-14

  • Bradley – Allison Isom,  Ginger Hazelbaker
  • Discovery – Angela Bunyi,  Suzanne St. John
  • Scales – Cherry Ross, Cynthia Martin
  • Hobgood – Rebecca Sublett, Erin Phillips
  • Northfield –  Staci Young, Diane Lewis
  • Pittard – Leah Follis, Diane Byrd
  • Bellwood – Amy Adcock
  • Black Fox – Christy Robinson,  Zenobia Craig
  • Cason Lane – Keri Victory, Carolene Goff
  • MNS – Delores Brown, Gayle Porterfield
  • Siegel – Meg Reed, Margaret Lane

District Teachers of the Year 2013-14

Angela Bunyi & Suzanne St.John


Farm Credit helps Hobgood Greenhouse

Hobgood Greenhouse Receives Needed Funds

Farm Credit of Mid America presents Hobgood Elementary  Teacher Chick Knitter, Principal Tammy Garrett and students with a check for $1,500.  The check will cover the replacement parts needed to maintain the greenhouse currently located at Hobgood.

Each year, 6th grade students learn the science of plant growth through the process of growing poinsettias in the greenhouse.   “The highlight of our growing season is our field trip and distribution of our poinsettias to Community Care.  This is an opportunity for interaction between students and senior citizens that few encounter otherwise,” says Chick Knitter.

This year mechanical issues with the greenhouse caused a poor growth environment.  Farm Credit learned of the need and helped purchase the replacement parts to reestablish this hands-on learning environment.

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