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Jackson Kindergarten Registration Starts For 24-25

Jackson County parents have multiple opportunities to register their incoming kindergarteners over the next two weeks. Director of Schools Jason Hardy said Gainesboro Elementary registration will be open from 3:00pm-6:00pm Thursday and again Tuesday. Dodson Branch registration will take place May 7. Hardy said parents should bring their child, proof of residence, immunization records, and the child’s birth certificate. “We ... Read More »

Putnam Seeing Rise In Poor Behavior Among Elementary School Students

Putnam County teachers seeing an increase in unruly behavior, something Director Of Schools Corby King said must be addressed by administrators and parents. King said students fail to listen, distract classmates, and experience physical outbursts, such as punching or kicking teachers. King said it’s happening more often in the aftermath of the pandemic. “Our younger students who just didn’t have ... Read More »

Cookeville Montessori Learning Center Opening With Focus On Independence

A Montessori Learning Center is coming to Cookeville in June to fill a gap two women saw in early education. KDB Montessori Co-Owner Heather May said the Montessori learning method focuses on a child’s interests through guided activities. May said this can be a more efficient teaching method than instruction based on memorization. “The guides just kind of watch and ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Open Registration For Families April 13

The enrollment window for Putnam County Schools opens Tuesday for new and returning students. Attendance Supervisor Chris Pierce said this registration welcome window is vital for families with pre-K and kindergarten students. Pierce said that students already in Putnam County pre-K should have a simple registration process if they are attending the school they’re zoned for. “For brand new families ... Read More »

Overton Co. Accepting Kindergarten Registration Appointments

Overton County Elementary Schools are accepting kindergarten registration appointments. K-6 Supervisor Melissa Savage said guardians can call their desired school to set up a conference call or an in-person time slot on Monday. “On the day of the 12th, they need to bring in the birth certificate, social security card, immunization record,” Savage said. “And a physical if they have ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Reading Survey Helps Plan Curriculum

Putnam County Schools are reaching out to parents to gauge their thoughts on their children’s reading habits and ability. Preschool-4th Grade Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor Jill Ramsey said this annual survey is even more important this year. Ramsey said with the pandemic and reading retention guidelines coming for third graders, the system needs to close reading gaps. “They get all ... Read More »

Overton Co. Schools Hold Kindergarten Portfolios Harmless

Overton County Kindergarten students and teachers will have more time for learning with student growth portfolios being held harmless this year. Overton County Education Association President Jennifer Eilender said doing this will save teachers hours of work. “I feel personally, and I think the kindergarten teachers feel this way as well, is that the time that they are pulled away ... Read More »

Pandemic Highlights Reading Gaps for Tennessee Students

Tennessee kids are struggling to read on their grade level, and the pandemic has exposed many issues. Tennessee Tech College of Education Assistant Professor Amber Spears said the pandemic could widen the gaps between the most and least proficient readers. Spears said it could show the struggles kids face when they must read independently. Spears said the pandemic might force ... Read More »