FIRST AND FOREMOST, LET US SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY V. WHEELER ELEMENTARY!
The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual list of Reward Schools, which recognizes the top five percent of schools in the state for annual growth (progress measured by school-wide value-added data) and the top five percent for academic achievement (performance measured by overall student achievement levels) under the State of Tennessee’s new accountability system. Each year, the Tennessee Department of Education recognizes Tennessee schools that have shown the most progress or performance year-over-year alongside the schools with the highest achievement or value-added data.
This year’s Reward Schools list recognizes Mary V. Wheeler Elementary School as one of Tennessee's Reward Schools for 2013-2014! Congratulations to WES!
2014-2015 Week 2 Other Highlights from the Schools
Bledsoe County High School
Tuesday, August 26, will the first of a series of meetings that Seniors and their parents are invited to attend with Mrs. Cyndi Johnson, the school Guidance Counselor. One of the focus points of this meeting will the TN Promise Scholarship Program. This new program will provide the Class of 2015 the opportunity to receive two years of tuition free instruction from any state junior college. Mrs. Johnson will also be meeting with Juniors and Junior Parents on Thursday, August 28th, at 6 PM. Bledsoe County Football Warriors were victorious over the Cumberland County Jets on Friday.
The volleyball team will play at home on Thursday, August 28th, against Notre Dame at 4:30 PM. The football team will play at home next Friday night at 7:00 PM and will be hosting Marion County.
Bledsoe County Vocational Center
This week we started enrollment for our CTSOs. We have completed safety Testing and have started working in our shop classes.Our Carpentry Program did some needed repairs on the concession stand for our Band of Blue.
Bledsoe County Middle School
We had a very good week!! Students are settling in nicely and teachers are extremely busy. On the 19th, we had our Title 1 Information Night, complete with ice cream. We appreciate everyone who came out. Next week:
We have our Back to School Dance on the 26th from 5-7pm.
28th we begin our school wide candy sale fundraiser
29th we will have our Fall Pictures.
Mary V Wheeler –
*MVW was named as a Reward School this week!!!
*Friday we took fall pictures.
*We have completed all required drills (fire, evacuation, and intruder) this week.
September 5- 5th grade attends Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls
September 5- Fundraiser Kick-off (Tumblers)
September 8- Grandparents Day
September 20 – Mary V Wheeler 50th Year Celebration
· Open House-Title 0ne night was a great success!
· Book Fair now through August 28th.
· School pictures will be August 27th.
· We had a successful Intruder-Evacuation drill.
Kindergarten, Pre-K, and Preschool are all finished with phase-in and are in full swing.
We completed our Earthquake Drill on Monday. August 18, 2014 and the Lockdown Drill on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. A Hunter Safety Program will be at Rigsby starting on September 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM (CDT - School Time). The class will be limited to 30 students and they must be signed up on line at TWRA Website.