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Erin Alvarado

5 QUESTIONS: ‘I CAN’T STAY AWAY’
Erin Alvarado has lifelong love affair with libraries and literature; after two-year absence, she is again engaging RCS students as a media specialist tasked with reimagining, revitalizing LaVergne High School library

Frank Hayes

Rockvale Strong, even at 94-years-old 
As the oldest living alum, Frank Hayes cherishes past Rockvale experiences and plans for many more 

Town Hall Meeting Sept. 23 RSMS

Director of Schools Bill Spurlock hosting meeting to share information, gather feedback

Merit Semifinalists 2019-2020

Record number of RCS students named National Merit Semifinalists
17 students represent Blackman High, Central Magnet and Oakland High

Judy Goodwin

5 Questions: Judy Goodwin reflects on 20 years as Barfield principal
A 48-year veteran educator, Goodwin loves approaching every day as a learning opportunity for herself

Dr. Brown at Daniel-McKee Alternative School

Community support wanted for students needing a second chance
Smyrna West and Daniel-McKee alternative schools plan open houses on Sept. 9 and Sept. 17 to reach out to would-be supporters

5 Questions: David Crim

Rutherford County Schools launches new threat reporting system for students
5 QUESTIONS: Safety Director David Crim talks about how the new program — aptly named STOP IT! — allows for anonymous reporting

Health Science

‘It gives students a realistic feel of the environment that they’re working in’
New Emergency Services pathway at Rockvale High School offers students opportunity to work with ambulance simulator, obtain national certification; will be featured on Channel 5 News

Cambridge students

‘A TRULY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM’
Students discuss launching of Smyrna High School’s Cambridge program

EPP cohort for 2019-20

FROM INDUSTRY EXPERT TO CLASSROOM TEACHER
New RCS Education Preparation Provider program first to be approved for a K-12 school district in Tennessee; helps industry professionals become classroom teachers more easily

first day of school

BACK TO SCHOOL GALLERY
Rutherford County students returned to school this week

Back to School Info 2019-2020
Monica Wilkerson

SCHOOL TIES
Wilkerson set to lead new era at David Youree Elementary; first time in more than 40 years, entirely new student body and mostly new staff will start school year 

Teacher Externs at Calsonic

Teachers become ‘Externs’
Rutherford Works program pairs 22 RCS teachers with local industry partners to help teachers gain valuable insight into workforce needs to better advice students on career options

New Principals

New principals readying for students, school year
With the opening of two new schools, promotions and retirements, eight principal positions affected

water department interns

SUMMER INTERNS GAIN WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE
Rising seniors from Blackman High School among those participating in Rutherford Works High School Internship Program. Worked as lap, plant operations interns at Murfreesboro Water Resources Department.

Mohammad Tantawi

DREAMER
After being abandoned at age 15, Smyrna High student makes it to graduation thanks to teachers, friends and his own determination to prove he is special 

Code Like a Girl

CODE LIKE A GIRL
12 middle-school students participating in camp to encourage exploration of a field traditionally dominated by males and false perceptions

Perfect ACT students

The 36 Club
Seven Rutherford students achieve perfect ACT score

Jennifer Clark and April Sneed

PLANNING FOR A FIRST DAY TO REMEMBER
As the new principals for Whitworth-Buchanan Middle and Rocky Fork Middle, April Sneed and Jennifer Clark are busy meeting teachers, students and preparing to implement their vision 

Class of 2019 graduation ceremonies

GALLERY: CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION CEREMONIES 

Campus School Kindergarten Circus

PHOTOS: Campus School's 42nd Annual Kindergarten Circus

book club and pen pals

PEN PALS 
Central Magnet students pair with students from Bradley Academy for book club event

Central Magnet again ranked best in Tennessee

Central Magnet School again named best high school in Tennessee; now fifth best in nation
Rankings released from U.S. News & World Report also lists six other Rutherford County high schools in the top 100

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

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

SRO signs

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

Latest News

Siegel High Band set to host Stones River Championship

Siegel High will host more than 4,000 people representing and supporting 16 high schools from throughout Tennessee, for this year's 5th annual Stones River Championship high school band competition on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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FREEDOM SHRINE

Murfreesboro Exchange Club donates, dedicates Freedom Shrine at LaVergne Middle School

RCS launches STOP IT! threat reporting app

Rutherford County Schools uses STOPit, an online and app-based system, to empower students, parents, teachers and others to anonymously report anything of concern to school officials - from cyber-bullying to threats of violence or self-harm.

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