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Putnam ACT Testing Set To Begin; How Can You Prepare?

ACT Retesting takes place across over the Upper Cumberland over the next several weeks and local high school students are busy preparing. Putnam County Data and Testing Supervisor Jason Stickler said students who are relaxed and well-rested perform higher. Strickler said the biggest thing students can do to prepare themselves is just to practice. “I know that preparing for assessments ... Read More »

UCHRA Helps Expand Putnam Child Food Nutrition At Risk Program

UCHRA has become the sponsor for the Putnam School System Child Nutrition At Risk Program. The program is a federal effort meant to assist with providing students with food during school, extracurricular activities, and tutoring. UCHRA Community Services Director LaNelle Godsey said that one day they received a call asking if they were interested in the sponsorship. Godsey said the ... Read More »

PCSS To Update Coaching Supplement Package To Recognize Coaches’ Work

As part of its strategic growth plan, Putnam County School System is updating its supplement plan for coaching staff pay. Director of Schools Corby King said the system wants to better compensate all of its employees, not just educators. He said in looking at recruitment and retention of faculty and staff they want the best for the students. “And coaching ... 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 »

Putnam School Board Approves Roof Replacement At Old Park View Building

Putnam County School Board taking the next step to upgrade the old Park View School building through roof replacement. Director of Schools Corby King said the district knows there is a need to repurpose the building for different use. He said in order to be able to use the building, the roof will have to be replaced. “Because it’s continuing ... Read More »

PCSS Continues Working To Find Solutions For Upperman Baseball Field

Putnam County School System will likely not find a fix for Upperman High School’s baseball fields before the start of this season. Communications Director Hannah Davis said the project has not made large strides after grading work was done after last season. “That is the last that’s been done, but of course conversations internally continue to happen but nothing has ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Accept Two Electric Buses; No Delivery Date Set

The Putnam County School Board officially accepted two electric buses Thursday night, the result of a $790,000 grant award from the EPA. The delivery date remains unclear, but Cumberland International Bus Account Manager Ashley Scurlock said the system has already designed the two routes to be covered by the buses. “The reliable range on a bus is 135 miles, the ... Read More »

Putnam Seniors Wrap Up ACT Retake Day

Putnam County Seniors took part in about four hours of ACT testing during Senior Retake Day Tuesday. Upperman High School Assistant Principal and Testing Coordinator Bree Wheeler said students have been prepping by taking practice tests and using an online testing tool. Wheeler said now that the testing is over, students will wait about four to six weeks for their ... Read More »

Inflation Woes Impacting Putnam Schools’ Maintenance Budget

Just three months into the school year and the Putnam County School System has spent half of its $1.2 million maintenance budget. Deputy Director Tim Martin said this is not due to major unforeseen expenses like a chiller or a boiler failure. He said the budget is simply feeling the pinch of the economy. “The fact is, every time we ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Slated For $5M Innovative School Model Grant

Putnam County Schools slated to get a $5 million Innovative Schools Model grant from the state. The grant program aims to build readiness and prepare students for success after high school through increasing CTE, work-based learning, and industry credential opportunities. CTE Supervisor Dr. Leslie Eldridge presented a four-year plan to Putnam School Board Members about how she plans to spend ... Read More »