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Shown here are Athens City Schools teachers who received tenure at last night’s Athens City Board of Education meeting. From Athens City Middle School were Joshua Bragg and Roxanne Dingess; from City Park Elementary School was Jessica Farr; from Ingleside Elementary were Casey Idol and Dyan …

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The Athens City School Board recognized the system’s teachers of the year during Monday night’s regular meeting. The 2019-2020 teachers of the year are (from left) Lauren Derrick, Amber Hicks, Tara Comerford, Ginger Robinson and Nicki Curtis.

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Mountain View School students are now getting fresh air and exercise while they learn. As a result of the school’s commitment to innovative teaching and student engagement, it recently incorporated The Walking Classroom program into the school. The program includes a classroom set of “WalkKi…

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tnAchieves, the partner organization of Tennessee Promise in 90 counties, has recruited 9,857 volunteers to serve as mentors for Tennessee Promise applicants from the Class of 2020.

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The schools are full of students this week as we return back to class after Christmas Break. The new year is full of fun and exciting things at Athens City Schools.

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Always trying to improve where improvements can be made, Englewood Elementary School is currently working to bring back the beauty of its historic establishment. Visitors to the school may have noticed new trees and rose bushes, refurnished floors and painted walls. The latest endeavor for t…

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Bill Corn, a volunteer at Mt. View Elementary School, was recently named McMinn County Schools Volunteer of the month at a meeting of the McMinn County Board of Education. Corn is shown here with Mt. View Assistant Principal Julie Goodin.

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If you’re a parent of a school-aged child, you have lots of opportunities to attend some wonderful activities next week!

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Shown here, students at Mt. View Elementary School dressed up in Thanksgiving attire to celebrate Friendsgiving last Tuesday.

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We all survived Thanksgiving and officially moved into the Christmas season.

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The Coordinated School Health program from McMinn County Schools and Practical Nursing program from Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) combined forces in November to conduct health screenings on approximately 2,000 students in the system’s elementary schools.

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It’s hard to believe that we’re only days away from Thanksgiving holidays.

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Next Monday, Nov. 11, is the official day to honor our veterans. This annual recognition is important to our country.

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Now that we have cooler weather, rainy days and nights, and Halloween coming tomorrow, it’s time to change our clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time to Eastern Standard Time.

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Recently, eighth grade students at Riceville Elementary School were given the opportunity to apply for Student Council positions. Students were chosen based upon grades, work ethic, and ideas for service and improvements in their school and community. Officials gave a special thank you to Ch…

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Fall Break is officially over and judging from the Facebook entries, almost everyone took a trip and enjoyed the week.

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McMinn County Schools volunteer Terri Monroe was recently named the 2019 TSBA Southeast School Volunteer of the Year. Monroe (right) is shown here with McMinn County School Board Chair Sharon Brown at a recent McMinn County Board of Education meeting.

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McMinn County students cheer on the Cherokees during their 42-7 win Friday at Notre Dame High School.

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Hundreds of Tennessee’s top middle school runners gathered together in Clarksville last Saturday for the TMSAA State Cross Country Championships.

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This school year, the hallways of Mountain View Elementary School look a bit different than last year. Teachers and support staff worked together to place a Blast Off Sensory Path down the hallway of the first and second grade wing. A Sensory Path is comprised of adhesive film that sticks to…

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October is here! However, the weather is still like August. If we get some rain next week as predicted, it will begin to really feel like fall.