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  • Inky’s message Published 10/10/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Inky Johnson had plenty of opportunities to give up in his life: as a youngster growing up in inner city Atlanta, as a teenager trying to earn better grades while working to get a scholarship to play Division I college ...

  • Union Grove Middle and William Blount High in the running for $150,000 Published 9/28/2011 at 3:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Two Blount County schools are in the top 100 in a nationwide contest that will give $150,000 to the school with the most votes of support. William Blount High School is at 53 and Union Grove Middle is at 78 ...

  • Townsend Tigers get new technology Published 9/21/2011 at 1:28 p.m. 0 comments

    Students, teachers and parents at Townsend Elementary have 40 new computers to use as resources for helping students learn and assisting parents who need computer access for job skills or to seek employment. Principal Steve Stout traveled to Nashville Friday, ...

  • A visit to Green Gables Published 9/21/2011 at 1:19 p.m. 0 comments

    This Saturday and Sunday, Maryville High School theater students will bring a classic children’s story to life. The students will bring “Anne of Green Gables” to the stage in the auditorium at Maryville High School. Shows will be at 7 ...

  • Tennessee schools can win $500 for recycling programs Published 9/12/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    With nearly 55 tons recycled at the University of Tennessee’s home games last year, and a goal of 64 tons this year, the Good Sports Always Recycle program is a stadium recycling program that the university and its sponsors can ...

  • Blount County School Board denies Hope Academy a second time Published 9/12/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 2 comments

    The Blount County School Board on Thursday night denied the amended application to start a charter school STEM academy in Blount County. Founding members say the Hope Academy would be a charter school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. ...

  • Maryville Intermediate students put 9/11 lessons into action Published 9/12/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Most of the students at Maryville Intermediate School were too young to truly remember the horror of the terrorists’ attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. That didn’t stop the 860 students at the school from raising more than ...

  • MHS, John Sevier and Maryville City Schools are finalist for SCORE awards Published 9/7/2011 at 2:12 p.m. 0 comments

    Maryville High School, John Sevier Elementary and the Maryville City School System were announced as SCORE Prize finalists Wednesday, Sept. 7, and are in the running for $35,000 in total prize money. The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) on ...

  • Highlighting progress: Britt praises efforts of Union Grove Middle Published 9/5/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Union Grove Middle School has made good strides in academic success, and Blount County Schools Director Rob Britt doesn’t want that forgotten. Each year school districts receive reports of their schools’ progress based on Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) achievement ...

  • Hope Academy submits amended application Published 8/31/2011 at 4:08 p.m. 0 comments

    The founding board of Hope Academy Charter School on Monday resubmitted their application in response to objections lodged by the Blount County School Board in denying their application earlier this month. Tab Burkhalter, attorney and District 1-B Blount County commissioner ...

  • ACT scores give reason to celebrate, show areas to study Published 8/22/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment

    If Alcoa was a state, they would be ranked just outside the top 10 in the country in their ACT composite score. Dr. John Campbell, director of curriculum for the City of Alcoa Schools, said that piece of trivia came ...

  • Fort Craig students, teachers, alum step back to 1986 Published 8/17/2011 at 3:01 p.m. 0 comments

    The year was 1986 -- the year of the space shuttle Challenger explosion, of the opening of Al Capone’s secret vault by Geraldo Rivera, of “Miami Vice” fashion dictates, of the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union and of the ...

  • Blount Schools release specifics in Hope Academy denial Published 8/17/2011 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The Hope Academy on Monday received the detailed list of objections the Blount County School Board has in denying their application to create a Science, Technology Engineering and Math academy. While most of the objections dealt with either finances or ...

  • MHS teacher stages a campus-wide ‘Amazing Race’ Published 8/15/2011 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments

    The race was on Wednesday morning, with Maryville High School students running from one side of the campus to the other, all in search of six cups. No Holy Grail sighting, but instead an innovative teaching technique that got the ...

  • Dane Bradshaw brings message of encouragement to teachers Published 8/8/2011 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments

    Rick Wilson is a consummate University of Florida fan. So when the John Sevier Elementary School principal scheduled a former University of Tennessee basketball player to speak to his teachers as they started the new school year, he knew they ...

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