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McMinn County Schools named Stephanie Swafford the Volunteer of the Month during the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 12 at the McMinn County Center for Educational Excellence. Shown here, from left, are Rogers Creek Elementary School Principal Glen Puryear with Swafford.

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Athens City Schools Board of Education celebrated that the Tennessee Department of Education deemed it an Exemplary District for the second consecutive year — which only seven districts statewide accomplished — at the Board of Education meeting on Monday. From left are Board Members Johnny C…

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Each year, our elementary schools have a Walk-A-Thon during the year. It’s always lots of fun, with a theme, special shirts, and lots of interest.

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Etowah City School was recently deemed a Reward School by the Tennessee Department of Education for its growth and achievement. Shown here, Etowah City teachers and faculty pose for a picture at the school.

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Athens City Middle School will be hosting all its families for its annual Open House on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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For Lauren Jenkins, a senior at McMinn Central High School, this past summer involved more than the usual road trips and summer jobs.

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The Athens City Schools Board of Education recognized its new teachers at its meeting on Aug. 12 at Athens City Middle School. The new teachers are, from left, Renae Miolen, Brenda Overboe, Kara McConkey, Katie Morgan-Harper, Kylene Raper, Cody Yearwood, Christina Grisham, Parker Morgan, Lau…

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Athens City Middle School has sports team traveling everywhere in our area this fall. We have a great group of sports opportunities offered during the school year. Our coaches are diligent and work hard to guide these young athletes in their growth and competence.

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The school bells are calling students back to the classroom and the American Red Cross is giving tips on making sure your student is safe as they head back-to-school for the upcoming year.

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All Athens City Schools will be off on Tuesday, Aug. 20, for the City of Athens Election Day.

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It was really a thrill to see all the excited youngsters as they made their way into our schools. They were greeted by community leaders, civic group members, local employers, and ACS board members and central office staff.

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Every school will offer assorted fruits and Mayfield milk with each lunch meal. In addition to the meals, every school sells USDA-approved items that may be purchased by the student.

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Christ’s Legacy Academy, in partnership with the Athens Movie Palace Summer Series, recently donated $1,592 to the Friends of E.G. Fisher Public Library. Shown here, from left, are Everett Gillespie, Joyce Baker, Kavitha Reddy, Shane Arnold, Craig Hardin, Rhonda Price, Cathy Bessom, Bill Bes…

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• Several area students made the President’s List at Roane State Community College for the spring 2019 semester.

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• Austin Peay State University awarded these freshmen with ties to this area the Dean’s Scholarship for the fall 2019 semester: Christin Childree of Charleston and Shiresa Snyder of Athens.

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Mt. View Elementary School recently announced its May Students of the Month. On the front row, from left, are: Pre-K students Abel Milton and Tiffany Peterson; kindergarten students Emma Henson, Jai-leigha Villarreal and Riley Layman; first grade students Sophia Wiggs, Khloe Barnes and Micha…

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The Westside Elementary School K-Kids (shown here) recently made a $300 donation to Y-CAP (YMCA Community Action Program).

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Several local students made the Dean’s List at Roane State Community College for the fall 2018 semester.

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The following students with ties to this community made the dean’s list at the University of Tennessee for the fall 2018 semester:

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The May winner of the Athens City Schools’ attendance trophy is Athens City Middle School. Shown here is Mrs. Sumner’s homeroom class, which had the best school attendance percentage.

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The Student Council at Rogers Creek Elementary School was established two years ago. Within these two years, we’ve learned the importance of many desirable attributes.

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It’s going to be another exciting “Summer Discovery” this Saturday, May 11, for Healthier McMinn and all our school students in the area.

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The after school programs provided by the Lottery in Education After-School Program Grant in McMinn County have recently become more hands-on.

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Did you know April 21-27 is “Every Kid Healthy Week?” One would think that every week should focus on keeping children healthy. That is certainly our aim in Tennessee. This is a good time to check up on your child’s vaccination history and make sure shots are up to date. With all the good fr…

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Athens City Schools is excited to welcome the Creative Discovery Museum crew to our town tomorrow night.

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You know it’s springtime when the annual walk-a-thon is scheduled at Ingleside!

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Family Science Night at Mountain View Elementary was a great success! Our school has offered two wonderful after school programs this year that work on STEM projects — TAG and Junior Lego Club. These two programs came together with the Mountain View PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to creat…

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Did you know that there are only 35 class days left in this year’s ACS calendar? When I realized this, I could hardly believe how fast this year has disappeared! The old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” certainly rings true this year.

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City Park School honored students for exhibiting good character, especially trustworthiness, during the month of March with a Character Breakfast. Two students were selected from each class in grades K-2. On the front row are kindergarten students: Edan Derrick, Alyssa Lankford, Hayden Mosie…

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Westside Elementary School won the Athens City Schools attendance trophy for the month of February. Pictured is Mrs. Franks’ class, which had the best attendance percentage of any classroom at the school.