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Monroe Signs Two-Year Contract As Clay School Director

Diana Monroe will officially begin as the new Clay County Director of Schools on January 1st. School Board Chair Benji Bailey said Monroe has signed a two-year contract for the board to ratify at its next meeting. “I think we are excited about it,” Bailey said. “Miss Monroe has a lot of experience both in education and another professional career ... Read More »

Four Candidates Interview For Open Clay Co. School Director Position

The Clay County Board of Education met in a special called session Tuesday night to interview four director of school candidates. All four candidates were allotted 30 minutes to answer questions. The board brought each member before them in alphabetical order. First up was retired K-8 Principal Debbie Eads on her focus if appointed. “Reading and math and science are ... Read More »

Clay Schools Set Start Date For All Three Summer Learning Camps

All three summer learning camps in Clay County have their start dates set for 2022. That includes the the learning camp for rising 1st through 5th graders, learning loss bridge camp and STREAM mini camps. Supervisor of Instruction Misty Strong said that camps will start on May 23. However, Strong said the end date is still tentative. “We don’t know ... Read More »

Clay Schools Hosting Substitute Teacher Trainings

Clay County Schools will host a substitute teacher training session for interested teachers on Friday, October 15th. Part-time teacher Phyliss Boyce said that the training is the first step towards becoming a substitute teacher in the school system. She said that they cover everything from safety to learning the administration at each school. “So we need people who are really ... Read More »

Clay Schools Adopt 2022-2023 Calendar With Minimal Changes

The Clay County School System has adopted its 2022-2023 school calendar. Supervisor of Instruction Misty Strong said schools will still start the first week of August, ending the school year on May 18. Strong said the only real difference between the calendars is Fall Break being five days next year instead of six. “We always try to consider what that ... Read More »

Celina K-8 Celebrate Improved Math Skills and Strong Reading Skills

Celina K-8 is no longer a target school because of its success in math during the last testing cycle. Tennessee targets schools for improvement when there is poor performance in a subject. Principal David Maxfield said the school took its math score from a one to a three. “That was huge, that was a huge celebration here,” Maxfield said. “Then ... Read More »

Clay County Director Of Schools Announces Retirement

After seven years in the Clay County School System, Director of Schools Matt Eldridge has announced his retirement. Eldridge made his decision public during Thursday night’s board of education meeting. Eldridge said he will officially step down on December 31, 2021. “My wife’s retired from teaching and we’re going to try to slow down and visit our children a little ... Read More »

Clay School System Offering Medical Services To All Students

All Clay County Schools will offer medical services for students this year, helping students and busy parents. Health Coordinator Rob Edwards said that physicals and eye exams will be provided through Well Child. Edwards said parents do not have to miss work, arrange transportation or make appointments to check their child’s health. “There are children within each building that teacher’s ... Read More »

Clay County School Director Sees Positives Of Busy Summer

It has been a polar opposite summer compared to last year for Clay County Director of Schools Matt Eldridge. Eldridge said that while it has been a busy summer, it is much better than the unknowns of 2020. However, Eldridge said it is still a summer unlike any before as an administrator. “All through most director of school’s careers you ... Read More »

Clay County SADD Club Receives Award From TN Highway Safety Office

Clay County High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club received the Silver Award from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for its work in the TN Reduce Teen Crashes program. Anti-Drug Coalition Coordinator Daniel Roberts said that the award comes from earning points in the program through the various activities their members conceptualized and implemented. “Simply as just putting up ... Read More »