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Putnam School Board Approves Bid For Upperman HS Roof Replacement

Putnam County Schools awarded a $3.8 million bid to replace the Upperman High School roof. Director of Schools Corby King said the project should be completed in about 18 months. “That’s something that was just next on the list,” King said. “With the county commission, we’re fortunately able to roll that into the ESSER funding, so we’ve been able to ... 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 »

Putnam Schools $4K Grant Goes To Upperman JROTC

Putnam County School System awarded a $4,000 grant to honor Board Member Dawn Fry’s service on the Utrust Board of Trustees. The Utrust Trustee Choice grant provides for Fry to choose up to $4,000 in projects that she wishes to fund. Fry chose to give the funds to the Upperman High School JROTC program in honor of 15-year-old Olivia Taylor, ... 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 »

Upperman High School Traffic Flow Changing With Start Of Construction

With work to begin on Upperman High School’s expansion project, the school’s families should expect a different traffic flow at their return from fall break. The work begins October 3rd. Director of Schools Corby King said the current parent pick-up will change from where it currently runs, as well as student parking. “The student parking lot entrance will be on ... Read More »

Putnam School Board Approves Contractor For Upperman HS Addition

The Upperman High School addition will move forward after the Putnam County School Board awarded a bid for the project Thursday night. Architect Kim Chamberlin said the approved bid came in about $700,000 under budget. “We also have to get a testing company on board to be a part of the process to make sure everything is getting down according ... Read More »

Upperman High School Running Well Amidst High Student Capacity

Upperman High School starting the school year at 107.3 percent capacity, but that doesn’t mean the school is bursting at the seams. Putnam Schools Attendance Supervisor Chris Pierce said that number has to do with a capacity rating set when the building was built. He said high school capacity ratings at high schools differ from other levels. “That high school, ... Read More »

Putnam Schools Use Leadership Programs To Prepare For Potential Changes

Changes in leadership at Putnam County Schools have the system wanting to plan ahead. Director of Schools Corby King said that it’s important to have a robust pool of candidates who are eager to fill leadership roles. He said that the system currently has a principal and leadership pipeline through a “learn-to-lead” program. “The principals nominate,” King said. “Teachers will ... Read More »

Over 800 Putnam Students Will Graduate This Week

It is graduation week for the Putnam County School System. Deputy Director of Schools Tim Martin said a total of 866 students are expected to graduate in four ceremonies. “We try to not have two graduations going on at the same time, and the schools do all of that planning,” Martin said. “We just want to have good events for ... Read More »

Student Delegate Reflects On Student Congress On Polices In Education

Three students from Putnam County Schools served as delegates to the Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE). One delegate, Upperman High School Junior Ross King, said that at the one-day event at Belmont University, students were put into small groups and discussed and debated policies that affect school systems. “We debated whether we should have uniforms for students,” King ... Read More »