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Garren Hamby

‘FFA really is a life-changer for anyone that does it’
Multiple Rutherford high school students win at state competition

Dr. Rita King

‘Welcome to the Legacy’
Homer Pittard Campus School plans 90th anniversary celebration for April 16 from 4-6 p.m. Dr. Rita King, former principal and current president of the school’s support group, Friends of Campus School, reflects on the school’s history and its importance to the community.

Lou Paschall

‘They have feelings and they understand the sense of accomplishment’
Lou Paschall, social worker for Rutherford County Schools, reflects on 15 years as organizer of Area 16 Special Olympics and stepping away from the role

senior hiring event

More than 300 seniors participate in hiring event with employers
Event intended to connect students both with immediate jobs and interview experience

Scott Bolden

‘We can try anything because it’s all new’
As the first principal of Rocky Fork Elementary School, Scott Bolden works to prepare the culture for the school’s opening in August


Students showcase projects at third annual STEM Expo
Popularity of event skyrockets since inception

School Board supports strong public education

School Board proudly supports maintaining strong K-12 public education for all students
Learn more about how to support public education in Rutherford County

Mock Crash Scene

HOSA students from Stewarts Creek High partnered with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to host mock crash scene as part of yearlong distracted driving “Be in the Zone – Turn Off Your Phone” campaign

Rockvale High School website

Rockvale High School's website now online
Check often for latest on tryouts and other information

Hillary Stephens

‘I’ve known forever that I wanted to be a teacher’
Third generation educator from Thurman Francis selected as Middle School Teacher of the Year by Tennessee Council for Social Studies

Nashville Holocaust Memorial

ESL teacher named one of four Holocaust Educators of the Year
Johnna Paraiso will be honored during ceremony at State Capitol on April 9

David Crim

As the new Safe Schools Administrator, which is now a full-time position, David Crim wants to ensure schools remain secure places for students to learn  

2018-2019 Teachers of the Year

Rutherford County Schools announces 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year

LaVergne tech support

‘The benefits for our students are immeasurable’
Through Dell certification program, LaVergne High School students intern, provide tech support at school

Amazing Shake

Rutherford fifth-graders win first county ‘Amazing Shake’
Competition focuses on developing interpersonal skills, work ethic

School Nurse Awards

Two RCS nurses named best in Tennessee
Andrea Cain named School Nurse of the year and Barb Herrell named School Nurse Supervisor of the Year by the Tennessee Association of School Nurses

OMS Annex Ribbon-Cutting

Oakland Middle School celebrates new seventh-grade annex

Aviation program at Siegel HS

New aviation program at Siegel High School aims to equip students for growing job opportunities in industry

Industry Council

Five industry councils create workforce pipelines to fill positions, while local students reap the benefits in the short- and long-term

Dr. Theowuana Hatchett

Dr. Theowauna Hatchett and Dr. Mark Gonyea selected for prestigious Tennessee Governor’s Academy of School Leadership

BEP Teacher Minigrants Fall 2018

44 classroom projects receive BEP Nissan minigrants

Report Card

REPORT CARD: Rutherford County Schools remains Level 5 district
Tennessee Department of Education releases redesigned annual report to assist parents with information about their schools

nissan career fair

Smyrna Middle eighth-graders take part in Nissan Career Fair

Carter Hazlett works one on one with a student

Siegel Middle School program pairs student mentors with special needs students


'It’s hands-on, they’re involved and they’re not just sitting and listening to speakers all day'
Seventh-graders experience first-ever Middle School STEM Summit

TFAA Robotics

Multiple Rutherford County students compete in robotics contest being held at Lipscomb University

Deputy Powell at Cedar Grove Elementary

‘This is just such a different type of police work’
Q&A: School Resource Officers discuss program’s origins, its 25th anniversary and how important building relationships with students, parents is to the success of the program

trades week tour at oakland high

TRADES WEEK: Manufacturing
Rutherford students tour multiple manufacturing companies for exposure to high-wage careers 

SRO signs

New signs let community know about armed SROs protecting schools

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PHOTOS: 2019 Special Olympics Track and Field event Thumbnail Image

PHOTOS: 2019 Special Olympics Track and Field event

More than 500 students participate in Arena 16 Special Olympics, while Lou Paschall honored for her dedication to annual event. After 15 years at the helm, Paschall will step down from organizing event

Rutherford County student dominate regional math contest

More than half of the Top 20 in five of six high school level competitions – geometry, algebra II, statistics, precalculus and calculus – were Rutherford County students, while Thurman Francis Arts Academy claimed the eighth-grade team title at the middle level of competition


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