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Overton Schools Providing Access To New Math Tool For Students

Overton County schools are introducing teachers, parents, and students to a new online learning tool, Waggle Math. School System Math Instructions Coach DeAnna Savage said the program will provide students with new learning opportunities. Savage said that Waggle Math provides personalized assessments for students to track their progress. Savage said the program also works to ease the learning experience around ... Read More »

Overton Schools Working Through New Visitor Management System Implementation

Despite minor hiccups, Overton County School System is seeing success in implementing its new visitor management software. IT Supervisor Brent Thrasher said the program was made possible through a Safe Schools grant and was purchased at the end of last school year. He said they spent all summer establishing the hardware and other technology as well as training faculty and ... Read More »

Overton Schools Continuing Warranty Agreement For Controls System

Overton County School System will continue on with its maintenance agreement with Johnson Controls Planned Service. School Board Chair Mike Hayes said they originally weren’t sure if they would want to continue this year. He said after discussing with Maintenance Supervisor Steve Mosley, it was a better idea to maintain it. “That agreement that we approved for $24,000 is like ... Read More »

Overton Schools Maintenance Saves $ On Rickman Elementary Stair Fixes

Overton County Schools’ maintenance department set to save the system money on repairs to a Rickman Elementary staircase. Supervisor Steve Mosley said it was brought to his attention that a staircase on the rear gym entrance was coming away from the building. He said after bringing in an engineer, it was determined that the staircase was stable but needed to ... Read More »

39 Percent Of Overton 3rd Graders Deemed ELA Proficient Based On TCAP

Just 39 percent of Overton 3rd graders were deemed proficient in English Language Arts via recent preliminary TCAP scores released Monday Secondary Supervisor and District Testing Coordinator Kim Dillon said scores increased by about five percent last year. She said with the 3rd-grade retention law in place, the system has already retested those who fell below the threshold and are ... Read More »

OCSD To Implement To Visitor Management System At All Schools

Overton County School System looking to implement a new visitor management system at all schools in the district. Technology Supervisor Brent Thrasher said this comes as the latest purchase through the school system’s Safe Schools Grant. He said the system will screen visitors as they enter the school by scanning a photo I.D. using a system in the front entrance. ... Read More »

LA Students Enjoying New Weight Room Facility

Livingston Academy students getting good use of the newly-installed weight room. New Football Coach Matthan Houser said the new facility came in part with LA’s football stadium remodeling project. He said the all-sports weight room facility has doubled the pieces of equipment it uses and better accommodates 40 to 45 students. “We were lifting in a much smaller room, much ... Read More »

Overton Schools Taking Next Step With New CTE Facility At LA

Overton County School District taking the next steps with plans for a new CTE facility at Livingston Academy. The School Board approved moving forward with a $12,200 contract with Upland Design for survey work. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said the project was made possible through the Innovative School Models grant to invest in career exploration for students. “The idea ... Read More »

Overton School Board Retains District 1 For Chairmanship

Overton County School Board has gone against board precedent and voted to retain its current District 1 School Board Chair and Vice Chair. Chair Mike Hayes said the position typically rotates to a new district each year. He said the board felt like with so much going on, continuity of leadership was important. “Since we’ve got the football building program ... Read More »

Overton Schools Extends Summer Feeding Program Through End Of July

Overton County Schools has extended its timeline for summer feeding opportunities. Nutritional Supervisor Debie Taylor said that summer feeding typically ends in June. “I’ve got three ladies that are willing to work the month of July,” Taylor said. “And I applied through the USDA for a feeding site at the high school and that was approved, so we are good ... Read More »