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Clarksville Teacher Whitney Joyner chosen for Prestigious Overseas World War II Program

 

National History DayWashington, D.C. – Whitney Joyner of Northeast Middle School is one of only 18 middle and high school educators selected to participate in Understanding Sacrifice, a partnership between National History Day®, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).

When the program kicks off in November 2016 every educator will select one American who is buried or memorialized at an ABMC or NCA cemetery in San Francisco, Honolulu, or Manila.

Participants will conduct in-depth research on the life of this Fallen Hero using local and national historical resources.

Northeast Middle School Teacher Whitney Joyner

Northeast Middle School Teacher Whitney Joyner

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation Awards Nearly $20,000 In Great Idea Grants to Local Educators

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Education FoundationClarksville, TN – For the past seven years, the Education Foundation has offered Clarksville-Montgomery County School (CMCSS) educators the opportunity to compete for funds that benefit their classrooms and special projects in a non-traditional way.

Education Foundation president Brian Taylor notes that the increase in funds awarded is possible because of contributions made by individual community members to recent Foundation fundraisers including the Vision to Reality Banquet and the Annual Campaign.

Education Foundation Awards Nearly $20,000 In Great Idea Grants

Education Foundation Awards Nearly $20,000 In Great Idea Grants

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Northeast Middle School Students Place First in STEM Competition

 

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Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Clarksville, TN – The Northeast Middle School Robotics Class needs our help. In December last year, these highly talented and motivated students placed first in the robot programming category in Memphis, TN, which is quite a feat for this young program.

Led by educators Polly Kopp and Whitney Joyner, the success of these students offers them a chance to compete in the LEGO Open Invitational Tournament in California this May.

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Northeast Middle School Students perform Civil War play

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Lauryn Jennings, Ariana Nelson and Brianna Tyre, 8th grade students at Northeast Middle School, performed their short play “Nannie Haskins: Tolerating the Enemy” at the Customs House Museum on Saturday, June 11th.

Tyre played the part of the Southern Woman, Nelson was Nannie Haskins and Jennings performed the part of the Northern Woman.

The Northern and Southern statues argue while Nannie Haskins tells them of her experiences.

The Northern and Southern statues argue while Nannie Haskins tells them of her experiences.

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Planters Presents $500 to Northeast Middle School

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – Planters Bank Vice President Joe Pitts and Credit Analyst Lance Joyner present a check for $500.00 to Northeast Middle School students for the upcoming National Robotics Challenge in Chattanooga on May 8th and National History Day in Washington, D.C. in June.

Teachers Polly Kopp and Whitney Joyner guided students through local and state competitions.

VP Joe Pitts (right) and Credit Analyst Lance Joyner (left) present a check for $500.00 to Northeast Middle School students.

VP Joe Pitts (right) and Credit Analyst Lance Joyner (left) present a check for $500.00 to Northeast Middle School students.

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Northeast Middle School Students Win State Competition with Help from APSU

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville is a large venue, with two levels of seating and a capacity for more than 1,600 people. When three Northeast Middle School students first entered the building last month, their eyes widened. One of them might have gasped.

That’s where they were supposed to perform the short play they wrote? With all those seats?

“We didn’t think we would do well at all,” Ariana Nelson, 14, said.

“We said, ‘our play is so lame,’” Brianna Tyre, 14, said.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Brianna Tyre, Lauryn Jennings, Ariana Nelson, Robert Cheatham, executive director of Humanities Tennessee and Charlie Cook, president of the Tennessee Historical Society.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Brianna Tyre, Lauryn Jennings, Ariana Nelson, Robert Cheatham, executive director of Humanities Tennessee and Charlie Cook, president of the Tennessee Historical Society.

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