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David Crim

FOCUSED ON SAFETY, STUDENTS
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

crossing guard at McFadden

CELL PHONES AND SCHOOL ZONES
Last year, Tennessee passed a law making it illegal for drivers to use cell phones in active school zones. But law enforcement says it hasn’t helped much because many drivers are not aware of the law or choose to ignore it, and that situation is causing unsafe conditions for students and school employees

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

RVHS

Rockvale High School, Rocky Fork Elementary School information
Approved zoning maps and other frequently asked questions available for parents

Aviation program at Siegel HS

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

Dr. Tori Ruis

Oakland Middle School seventh-grade annex opens for second semester
Public ribbon-cutting for 69,700 square-foot addition will be held Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.

Industry Council

WIN-WIN OPPORTUNITY
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

Dearly Departed

‘Theater has always been part of our relationship’
Husband and wife team lead Riverdale theater department; student production of ‘Dearly Departed’ begins this week

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

Poverty Simulation

PRACTICING EMPATHY
Educators from LaVergne Lake Elementary participate in ‘Poverty Simulation’ to experience daily struggles of low-income families to balance work, bills, health and children’s education

Oakland IB

‘The payoff is certainly worth it’
Oakland International Baccalaureate program marks 10th anniversary; parents interested in learning more can attend meeting on Jan. 15

nissan career fair

Smyrna Middle eighth-graders take part in Nissan Career Fair

Holloway WorkKeys Certifications

WORK READY
44 Holloway High School students earn ACT WorkKeys certification as Rutherford County launches Work Ready Community initiative

Carter Hazlett works one on one with a student

STUDY BUDS
Siegel Middle School program pairs student mentors with special needs students

Jada Scott

Campus School fifth-grader publishes book about space, planets

JA STEM SUMMIT

'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

PREPARING FOR THE ‘BEST’
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

ATTENTION: OFFICER ON DUTY
New signs let community know about armed SROs protecting schools

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