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Monterey High School Greenhouse To Hopefully Be Ready By January

Putnam County School System has approved a bid for Monterey High School’s new greenhouse, bringing the project one step closer to reality. CTE Supervisor Jackie Vester said the $95,000 bid will be funded through the Innovative School Model Grant. She said the building will be located just behind the ag classrooms at Monterey High School. “We have a signed agreement ... 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 »

PCSS Taking Bids For Greenhouse At Monterey High School

Putnam County School System taking bids for a new greenhouse at Monterey High School. CTE Supervisor Jackie Vester said the opportunity for this project came about from the Innovative Schools Model grant from the state. She said current cost estimates set the cost of a commercial greenhouse at around $90,000. “Monterey doesn’t have a greenhouse whereas other ag programs already ... 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 »

Upperman HS Making Plans For Livestock Facility For CTE Program

Upperman High School set to get a new livestock barn facility through the district’s Innovative School Model grant funding. Interim CTE Supervisor Jackie Vester said there has been an interest in such a facility from the school’s CTE program for some time. She said because Upperman offers an animal science pathway program, it seemed like a right fit. “So this ... Read More »