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Four students from McMinn County Schools played parts as Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) delegates recently. Two McMinn County High School students and two McMinn Central High School students took part in the event where several issues were discussed among students. Shown h…

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North City Elementary School teacher Nikki Merriott was recently awarded the medal of merit by the Boy Scouts of America. Merriott (second from right) was awarded the medal for “actions that are just not the normal thing you would expect a person to do,” according to Robert Randolph, vice ch…

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The volunteer football coaches for McMinn County High School were named the volunteers of the month for McMinn County Schools at its recent meeting. The coaches who were honored are Todd Cornett, Colin Cornett, Taylor Schultz, Grant Brown, Mark Sliger and Mark Lockmiller. Not pictured, but a…

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E.K. Baker Elementary School celebrated a week of reading from March 2-6 for Read Across America Week.

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Mountain View Elementary School has announced its Students of the Month for February. Shown here, on the front row, from left, are Pre-K students Hunter Widdis and Nolle Tilley; kindergarten students Charlotte Dotson, Winston Guy and Amelia Felker; first grade students Leeah Castle, Ja-Leigh…

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March is here and full of activities and opportunities to get involved in, so be sure to check out our March Newsletter/Calendar that was sent home with students or view online at www.athenscityschools.net

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These Calhoun School students were recently inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. Pictured are Linda Raulston, Sienna Keylon, Kenzlei Plumley, Clara Cornejo, Bailey Derrick, Briley Davis, Zach Melton, Kellen Rummel, Darryl McKenzie, Tyler Exum, Brody Croomes, Carson Cannon, Greyson Ge…

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Carsi Beaty, a junior at McMinn Central High School, recently won the Optimist Club’s essay contest based on a theme of “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you Imagine?”

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A little competition never hurt anyone. It actually makes things more interesting.

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Penny Smith and First Baptist Church of Riceville and Elizabeth King and Everlasting Life Baptist Church of Englewood recently donated food for snack packs for Riceville Elementary School students. Ted Greene provided the bags for these snacks. These churches consistently donate to this prog…

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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.