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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) fills Administrator Positions

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has selected three candidates to fill administrator positions for the upcoming school year.

Current assistant principal, Scott Wainwright, has been appointed to serve as the principal of New Providence Middle School.  Rossview Middle School teacher, Jenette Spurbeck, has been chosen as an assistant principal at Clarksville High School (CHS).  Richview Middle School (RIMS) teacher, Lisa Courson, has been selected as an assistant principal at RIMS.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System's administrators (Top: L to R) Scott Wainwright, Jenette Spurbeck, and Lisa Courson.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s administrators (Top: L to R) Scott Wainwright, Jenette Spurbeck, and Lisa Courson.

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Tennessee Department of Mental Health gives tips to Help Your Child Cope With Anxiety, Reducing Stress, Overcoming Fears

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – The first day of school for a child, as well as their parent, is a milestone moment, a period in time filled with hope, and great expectations.

For many children and parents, this is a time of excitement mixed with some anxiety. Children experiencing these brand new surroundings, for the first time, can find it both exhilarating and stressful.

Back to School Basics: Help prepare you Child for the new School Year.

Back to School Basics: Help prepare you Child for the new School Year.

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Tennessee Department of Education Reduces Testing Time by 30 Percent

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced significant changes to state assessments that respond to feedback from educators, parents, and students—including eliminating Part I in all subjects, restructuring the test to better fit within the school day and year, and reducing overall testing time.

The changes come as the department finalizes its contract with Questar, the primary vendor for the 2016-17 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP).

Tennessee Department of Education restructures tests to better fit within the school day and year, and reducing overall testing time.

Tennessee Department of Education restructures tests to better fit within the school day and year, and reducing overall testing time.

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Tennessee Department of Education Issues Letter of Intent to Award Statewide Testing Contract to Questar

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Wednesday, July 6th, that the department intends to award Questar, a national leader in large-scale assessment, a contract to develop and administer Tennessee’s annual state assessments for the 2016-17 school year.

In addition, McQueen announced that Tennessee will phase in online administration over multiple years to ensure state, district, and vendor technology readiness.

Tennessee Department of Education intends to award Questar Tennessee’s annual state assessments for the 2016-17 school year.

Tennessee Department of Education intends to award Questar Tennessee’s annual state assessments for the 2016-17 school year.

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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Department of Education Suspends Grade 3-8 Testing Due to Vendor’s Inability to Deliver Materials

 

Statewide Assessment Contract Terminated

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the department will terminate its statewide testing contract with Measurement Inc., effective immediately.

While high school testing will continue as planned, the state will suspend grade 3-8 testing during the 2015-16 school year due to Measurement Inc.’s inability to deliver all testing materials.

3-8 grade testing suspended for the 2015-16 school year.

3-8 grade testing suspended for the 2015-16 school year.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System to take Pre-Kindergarten Applications in May

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery School System is offering another opportunity for parents to apply for the CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

To be eligible, children must be 4 years old before or on August 15th, 2016 and reside in Montgomery County.

Clarksville Montgomery School System will be taking applications for CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

Clarksville Montgomery School System will be taking applications for CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten in May.

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Tennessee Governor and First Lady Haslam host Sixth Annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence

 

Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Fannie Battle Day Home Students Participate in Annual Easter Event

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today welcomed more than 65 children from Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Fannie Battle Day Home to the Tennessee Residence Great Lawn for the 6th annual Tennessee Residence Easter Egg Roll.

Keeping tradition alive, the day’s activities included a live performance from children’s musician Steve Lee, face painting, a bunny hop bounce house, and, of course, Easter egg rolling.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

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Tennessee Department of Human Services Kicks Off No Tennessee Child Hungry Awareness Campaign

 

Pledge support to raising awareness on child hunger in Tennessee #NoTNChildHungryPledge 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Dr. Raquel Hatter announced the launch of an awareness campaign calling attention to childhood hunger in Tennessee and urging Tennesseans to pledge support to help ensure no Tennessee child goes hungry.

In Tennessee, more than half a million children may go hungry each day. One in four Tennessee children faces the risk of hunger. This call to action is to generate awareness, prompt change, and help ensure that No Tennessee Child Goes Hungry.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Kindergarten Kickoffs for 2016-17 set for April and May

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Kindergarten Kickoffs for the elementary schools in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) runs through the months of April and May for enrollment in the 2016-17 school year.

Kindergarten Kickoffs for 2016-17 set for April and May

Kindergarten Kickoffs for 2016-17 set for April and May

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