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RCS Parent Insider: April 28, 2017


April 28, 2017

Central Magnet ranked No. 1 in Tennessee, 37th in nation

New rankings released by U.S. News & World Report​​​​​​​

Students graduating next month from Central Magnet School will be able to say they are alumni from the top school in Tennessee, based on new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. 

The rankings list Central as the No. 1 school in Tennessee and the 37th best in the nation. Central — a magnet school serving grades 6-12 — was also named the 10th best magnet school in the country, principal Dr. John Ash said. 

“We are proud of the accomplishment,” Ash said. “Central is a special place and it is nice to receive the recognition. This honor reflects the teachers' and students' hard work and dedication.” CONTINUE READING

Ryan Nance named new principal of Riverdale High School

Ryan Nance, currently an assistant principal at Riverdale High School, has been named the school’s next principal, Director of Schools Don Odom announced today.

Current principal Tom Nolan will retire at the end of the school year after serving in an administrator role for 24 years, 20 of which as head principal.

“Mr. Nance has been serving as an assistant principal at Riverdale High School since 2012 where he has proven himself as an academic leader with a very positive outlook for Riverdale,” Odom said. CONTINUE READING

Countdown to Kindergarten meeting May 16 at Cedar Grove Elementary

The next Countdown to Kindergarten meeting will be in Smyrna on May 16 at Cedar Grove Elementary School. The meeting is intended for those parents who will have kindergartners entering in August. See flyer for details. countdowntokindergarten.pdf 

Oakland senior pens winning 'My Favorite Teacher' essay

Oakland senior Shelby Parker wrote the winning "My Favorite Teacher" essay about social studies teacher Dr. Sarah Masnik. The contest was sponsored by the Murfreesboro location of Barnes & Noble, which will be hosting an evening of events honoring Masnik on April 28 at 6 p.m. CONTINUE READING


Stewarts Creek Middle, Central Magnet bring home five STEM awards

Stewarts Creek Middle School and Central Magnet School both competed at the 2017 Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub STEM Expo at Tennessee State University on April 6.

Eleven Special Recognition Awards were offered at the STEM Expo, and Rutherford County walked away with five of the 11 awards. CONTINUE READING

Rising seniors selected for prestigious summer internships through Chamber

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce's Rutherford Works program has selected multiple rising seniors for prestigious summer internships with local businesses. CONTINUE READING

Rutherford County students dominate at state math contest

Multiple Rutherford County middle and high school students ranked high in a statewide math contest held at Middle Tennessee State University on April 11. CONTINUE READING

Multiple Summer Camps available for Rutherford students

Deadlines are approaching to register for summer camps. CONTINUE READING

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, May 25: Teacher work day (No school for students)
  • Friday, May 26: End 4th nine weeks; 4th nine weeks report cards Last day for students: two-hour day

Rutherford County Schools is an award-winning school district comprised of 46 schools and more than 43,000 students. The district's mission is to empower today's students to grasp tomorrow's opportunities. Got questions? Contact Communications and Community Relations Coordinator James Evans at