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Rutherford County Schools will remain CLOSED, Jan. 18, 2018, because of road conditions

Rutherford County schools will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 18, because of travel conditions throughout the county. We hope to reopen Friday.

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Director of Schools Don Odom talks with students at Roy Waldron Elementary School during a dedication ceremony for its new addition in August 2016.

Director of Schools Don Odom announces retirement to cap 50-year education career

IB Program profile

Oakland International Baccalaureate program aims to challenge advanced students
Program open to all qualifying county high school students; information meeting set for Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.

Dr. Kyle Prince and Lindsay Bouldin

Central Magnet School teacher, student discover common bond as cancer survivors

Griffin Collins with Gil Murrey

High school internship applications begin in January
Program for rising high school seniors pairs students with local companies, including Schwan Cosmetics, Nissan, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and others.

Christiana Middle School assistant principal Chris George

Christiana Middle’s Chris George selected for Governor’s Academy for School Leadership

thurman francis

‘I dance through the hallways’
As one of the district’s three magnet programs, Thurman Francis Arts Academy’s vision is to provide a well-rounded education for each child through a dynamic curriculum enriched by the arts; application deadline Jan. 31.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam

‘Excellence is a habit’
As one of the district’s three magnet programs, Central Magnet School expects students to pursue excellence in all aspects of their education; Application deadline Jan. 31.

Smyrna Middle School 8th grade pathway fair

As part of the ‘Career Pathway’ events being held this year at all RCS middle Schools, eighth-graders learn about career course options prior to registering for high school classes

U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos tours Oakland High School

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tours Oakland High’s career education programs


Pushing for Failure
As one of the district’s three magnet programs, McFadden School of Excellence aims to drive students out of their comfort zones. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.


Local manufacturers host students from six Rutherford high schools to tour facilities, make connection to the classroom

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Roy Waldron drama team needs online votes now for award

The Roy Waldron drama team has been chosen as a finalist for the Playbill Community Service Award. Voting is under way and will continue through Saturday, Jan. 13. Students, teachers, parents and supporters of the drama team can vote as often as they like.


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