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Parents, Teachers More Prepared For Retention Year Two

Year two of the third-grade retention law has been a much smoother process for many parents and educators because of clearer expectations and more communication. That according to Jackson County Director of Schools Jason Hardy who said when the law was rolled out last year, it lacked clarity. He said when parents receive their students’ TCAP scores later this month, ... Read More »

TN Promise May 15 FAFSA Deadline Approaching

Students hoping to receive financial aid for college must complete their FAFSA paperwork by May 15. Livingston Academy College and Career Coordinator Teresa Johnson said the FAFSA is easier than ever this year. She said the form asks fewer questions and can be completed far more quickly by parents and students. Johnson said families who get stuck or have questions ... Read More »

As Testing Begins, Parents Can Help Students Be Ready

As school districts prepare for the start of state testing Monday, parents can help prepare students by encouraging good sleep and positivity. Putnam County Schools Data and Testing Supervisor Jason Stickler said the most important thing a parent can do is encourage their child to get a good night’s rest the night before a test. He said parents can also ... Read More »

Tech Pushing For More Feedback After Student Visits

Tennessee Tech is emphasizing feedback from students and their families following campus visits as they look for ways to attract more students. Enrollment and Communication Vice President Karen Lykins said the university stands out in its ability to provide “VIP Tours” where families are assigned their own tour guide. She said survey responses from these families allow Tennessee Tech to ... Read More »

McMinnville Looking For Baseball, Softball Coaches

McMinnville Parks and Recreation is searching for youth baseball and softball coaches to keep up with one of the highest spring registrations in league history. McMinnville Athletic Coordinator Terry Beard said the pool of players is increasing every year. He said with over 500 kids signed up, five of the 40 teams are without a coach. Beard said coaching is ... Read More »

White County Schools Offer Program On Online Safety

The White County School System will try to arm students and parents Thursday with the knowledge needed to be more secure online. White County High School Assistant Principal Amy Hawkins said the Department of Homeland Security offered the iGuardian meetings five years ago, and it is time for an update. She said parents need to be introduced to the latest ... Read More »

Parents Play Key Roles In Easing Back-To-School Anxiety

A structured day-to-day helps ease back-to-school anxiety for your children. That’s according to Personal Growth Counseling’s clinical social worker Christy Bennett She said that the fears can stem from the fear of the unknown to a change from the summer routine. Bennett said to help assuage fears, parents can establish expectations. “Knowing what consequences will be if they don’t meet ... Read More »

Van Buren High School Hosts Informational Night For Students And Parents

Van Buren High School will host an informational back to school night Tuesday evening. Principal Katina Simmons said the event will serve both parents and students with information as the new school year begins. “We’re really big on communication with our parents and our students,” Simmons said. “The more they know the more information they have the better is always ... Read More »

Overton Schools Giving Out Supplies And Registration Packets Monday

Overton Schools giving students and parents free school supplies and registration papers at Monday’s Back To School Bash. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said each school in the system is participating in the drive-through event. Where ever your student will attend classes is where you should go to receive the items. “One other big purpose of this is the parents ... Read More »

Back To School Giveaway Coming To Dogwood Park

The Save The Children Foundation’s 100 Days of Reading Back to School event is coming to Dogwood Park Saturday. Putnam County Schools Academic Social Interventionist Cindy Putman said kids will get a new backpack filled with school supplies. Putman said the event from 10:00 AM to noon will be first come, first served. “Because of the work that I do ... Read More »