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First Lady Lee Works With Hermitage Springs Students

Students at Clay County’s Hermitage Springs School met with First Lady Maria Lee Tuesday to design a playground to be built at Hermitage Springs Park. Hermitage Springs School Principal Donatta Birdwell said students from Pre-K through eighth grade were asked to draw a design of what they hoped the playground might look like. She said the best 30 drawings were ... Read More »

Overton Schools Break Ground On New CTE Building

Work has begun on the new Livingston Academy campus CTE building, slated to be completed by fall of 2024. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said the goal of the new facility is to have more students graduate with certification in CTE programs each year. He said high schoolers will have consistent access, but younger students will also be encouraged to ... Read More »

Welding Simulators Give Cookeville And Monterey High Students Confidence

New virtual reality welding simulators are helping Cookeville and Monterey High School students learn the art behind welding. Cookeville High School Welding Teacher Dale Carver said the simulators have enhanced learning and safety for welding students. Carver said the virtual product helps build confidence in students who might have been afraid to weld “We all believe in this program and ... Read More »

Overton Gets $50K Grant To Assist In New CTE Developments At Livingston Academy

Overton County has received a $50,000 three-star grant to support the expansion of career technology at Livingston Academy. Livingston/Overton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said the money will assist as the Overton County School System builds out the new CTE Building. It will fund equipment, software, research tools, interactive workshops and other projects. “They are creating for ... Read More »

Overton, Putnam Schools Among UC System To Earn State CTE Grant Funding

Five Upper Cumberland School Districts and York Institute among recipients of the state’s Perkins Reserve Grant funds. Overton County Schools to use some $50,000 to power three career education programs. She said they want to showcase the equipment and software that will help students advertise in the digital age. “They’re going to bolster a school-based enterprise. We have a vinyl ... Read More »

Two Putnam Middle Schools Receive Grants To Expand CTE Opportunities

Two Putnam County Middle Schools have received grants to expand CTE and career exploration opportunities. Interim CTE Supervisor Jackie Vester said Algood Middle School received some $4,500 to expand the STEM program to add an agriculture component. She said Avery Trace Middle School will use the funds to create a computer science program. “When our students move from middle school ... Read More »

White Co Schools Could Use State Grant To Create Cybersecurity Program

White County Schools want to open a new cybersecurity and coding program of study. CTE Director Lane Ward said it is one of the ideas the district has considered for a possible $1.5 million state CTE grant. Ward said student interest has grown large enough to create the courses. “One of the reasons that’s a focus of ours, because we ... Read More »

DCHS Awarded $102K For CTE Program

DeKalb County High School named a new recipient of the Supporting Postsecondary Access in Rural Communities (SPARC) grant. SPARC grants from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) are awarded to distressed and at-risk counties in the state. CTE Director Brad Leach said the school is set to receive $102,000 to upgrade and enhance CTE programs. “This money is really going ... Read More »

White Co. High School CTE Awarded New Robot From TCAT Livingston

White County High School CTE students will have the opportunity to try out an industry-standard robot thanks to TCAT Livingston. CTE Instructor Lane Ward said the high school was the recipient of a GIVE grant for the second year in a row. He said the $10,000 robot will help students get acquainted with machinery used to lift, sort, and perform ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Slated For $5M Innovative School Model Grant

Putnam County Schools slated to get a $5 million Innovative Schools Model grant from the state. The grant program aims to build readiness and prepare students for success after high school through increasing CTE, work-based learning, and industry credential opportunities. CTE Supervisor Dr. Leslie Eldridge presented a four-year plan to Putnam School Board Members about how she plans to spend ... Read More »