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PEP Foundation Seeking Donations To Restock PCSS Food Pantries

Putnam Education Partnership Foundation seeking help restocking the food pantries used for Putnam County students. Executive Director Katelyn Steakley (STEEk-lee) said the foundation works to support public students in Putnam County and help remove barriers that might interfere their education. She said one of the biggest barriers is having access to food primarily on the weekends. “With the rising food ... Read More »

CHS Students Design Affordable Homes For Habitat For Humanity

Students in Cookeville High School’s brand-new Civil Engineering and Architecture class created renderings for affordable homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Dave Powell is Cookeville’s STEM Engineering Teacher. He said over the course of two months, students designed the renderings from the floor plan up using industry-standard techniques and software. “They were excited about it because they could be ... Read More »

Putnam County Schools Awarded More Than $60K For Employee Appreciation

Putnam County Schools awarded more than $60,000 to promote employee recognition and appreciation. The funding from Utrust includes $30,000 to promote employee appreciation system-wide and an additional $30,200 to be divided among all Putnam County schools to fund appreciation activities in each school. Utrust is an organization that assists school systems in Tennessee with unemployment issues and in recognizing, supporting, ... Read More »

Putnam School Board Members Say Commission Missed An Opportunity

A missed opportunity. That is how two Putnam County School Board members described the county commission’s decision Tuesday night. A new school bond to build the upper grade wing of the new Park View School failed in a 12 to 12 vote. School Board Chair Kim Cravens said doubling the schools capacity for $16.5 million likely a price that will ... Read More »

Three PCSS Teachers Named Teacher Of The Year

The Putnam County School System named its Teachers of the Year Monday. Cane Creek Elementary School’s Alicia UpChurch, Prescott South Middle School’s Margie Cavender and VITAL School virtual teacher Lucinda Queen. Putnam Schools considered teachers with at least three years of experience with exceptional gains in student achievement. They are now in the running to potentially be named the state ... Read More »

PCSS Implementing New Software To Help Track Homelessness Data

Putnam County Schools will implement new software that helps track its student homeless population. Family Resource Coordinator Kristy Hunt said the program helps collect data required by the state and personal information. She said this will help the school system get its families the assistance they need. “Putnam County we have increased quite a bit,” Hunt said. “And because we ... Read More »

Putnam School Director Says State Report Card Is An Unfair Representation

Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King said the district ranking satisfactory on the state’s report card on schools is misleading. Satisfactory is the third lowest ranking out of four. King said he believes the achievement portion of the report card does not accurately portray students that are just a few questions away from meeting expectations. “It’s an unfair representation ... Read More »

UHS Expansion Dealing With Expected Bad Soil

While the rest of the Upper Cumberland has been dry, the designers working on the Upperman High School expansion have experienced the opposite: a lot of water and wet ground. Upland Design Architect Kim Chamberlain said crews have encountered the expected bad soil at the back of the site. “Work for the actual building, footprint itself where the ROTC and ... Read More »

King’s Evaluation Improves; Gets New Four-Year Deal With Putnam Schools

Putnam County Director of Schools Corby King saw his annual performance evaluation score increase, especially among school administrators. School Board Attorney Dan Rader released the results Thursday night at the School Board meeting. King’s total score finished at 4.22 out of five. That’s up from 4.14 last year. King saw his score among the school system’s administrators increase from 4.11 ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Request Would Fund The Remainder Of Park View School

The Putnam County School Board’s request for an additional $16 million dollars would totally complete the Park View School project. Director of Schools Corby King said the money would build the upper grade wing of the school as well as athletic fields and an auditorium. King said the school board is requesting the funding now to avoid additional costs after ... Read More »