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  • Hypothesis is ‘true:’ Winners showcase critical thinking at county Science Fair Published 3/7/2011 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments

    Science was the order of the day at Heritage High School when the 2011 Blount County Schools Annual Science Fair showcased projects from 17 elementary schools and middle schools on Monday, Feb. 28. Blount County Schools director Rob Britt said ...

  • To fly Old Glory: Walland Elementary celebrates new flagpole Published 3/7/2011 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments

    The community turned out at Walland Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 21, to celebrate a new flagpole on the school campus. Principal Phyllis Garner said it was good for the school to have a new flagpole after the old one ...

  • MHS Band fundraiser showcases jazz talents, adds teaching element Published 3/2/2011 at 2:08 p.m. 0 comments

    For Jazz lovers, the Clayton Center for the Arts was the place to be on Feb. 26. Students from Maryville and Sevier County high schools and the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra had the audience dancing in their seats. Then, when ...

  • Bringing back ‘Fiddler’ Published 2/23/2011 at 2:58 p.m. 0 comments

    Sherry Petrowski was a little nervous but, in the end, her students delivered. The Maryville High School drama teacher was bitten by the “Fiddler on the Roof” bug back when her students put on the production more than 10 years ...

  • Rick Wilson won’t lead new Maryville intermediate school Published 2/16/2011 at 4:48 p.m. 2 comments

    Maryville city school officials are looking for another principal for the new Coulter Grove Intermediate School, set to open in fall 2012. Rick Wilson, current principal at John Sevier Elementary, had been named head of Coulter Grove. Maryville school officials ...

  • Famed entertainer Michael Johnson pairs with MIS orchestra for Valentine’s concert Published 2/16/2011 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments

    The Maryville Intermediate School Orchestra started what director Bill Robinson hopes will become a tradition with considerable star power. On Feb. 13, the group performed for their first ever Valentines Day concert under Robinson’s direction. “The kids played well, behaved ...

  • Alcoa Elementary dance celebrates school daughters Published 2/16/2011 at 3:53 p.m. 0 comments

    Girls took center stage at Alcoa Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 10, as the school celebrated girls at the first Father Daughter Dance. The dance -- while being just for the 3rd and 4th grade girls of the school -- ...

  • Heritage High administration celebrates with teachers, staff as new semester starts Published 2/14/2011 at 11:28 a.m. 0 comments

    Teachers at Heritage High School got the Spring semester off to a good start on Jan. 4 with a celebration lunch in their honor at the school. Principal Earl McMahan said it was a way to show appreciation to the ...

  • Star power: Fiddler Emily Poe comes to MIS to encourage orchestra members Published 2/9/2011 at 2:09 p.m. 0 comments

    Maryville Intermediate School Orchestra members have a big day coming up. For their fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 13, they will be joined by legendary singer Michael Johnson. Johnson, who rose to fame with the hit “Bluer Than Blue,” has already ...

  • Middlesettlements parents treated to health fair Published 2/7/2011 at 11:05 a.m. 0 comments

    On Tuesday, Feb. 1, Middlesettlements Elementary School hosted their second annual school-wide Health Fair for students and parents. Families were able to gather information from a host of exhibitors, enjoy a healthy family dinner and talk with experts on a ...

  • Performer Michael Johnson to lend a hand with MIS Orchestra Published 1/26/2011 at 2:50 p.m. 0 comments

    Michael Johnson has viewed the music industry from every vantage point from struggling solo artist to hit-maker. He started making music as a folkie in the 1960s, turned into a force on the adult-contemporary scene with 1978’s “Bluer Than Blue” ...

  • Discussions on school reconfiguration, Fort Craig closing bring high emotions at Maryville Published 1/26/2011 at 2:47 p.m. 0 comments

    Closing an elementary school and reconfiguring grades in a system are emotional issues. Maryville City Manager Greg McClain addressed both before a packed auditorium at Maryville High School Tuesday night. McClain spoke during a joint meeting of the Maryville City ...

  • Fort Craig crisis Published 1/24/2011 at 10:15 a.m. 0 comments

    When the emotions and tension that comes with closing any school were stripped away, parents of Fort Craig School of Dynamic Learning students had three basic components to ask visiting Maryville City Schools Director Stephanie Thompson: Is this a “done ...

  • Blount schools all ‘OK’ on emergency days Published 1/17/2011 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments

    So far, so good. In spite of horrendous weather and icy back roads that just don’t seem to clear, the three school systems in Blount County are OK. While the first “snow” days were quite fun, as the days began ...

  • Lanier students help decorate bank’s tree Published 1/12/2011 at 2:59 p.m. 0 comments

    American Patriot Bank, 710 South Foothills Plaza Drive, is Lanier Elementary School’s partner in the “Adopt-A-School” program. Each year at Christmas, students from Lanier come to the bank to help with getting employees and customers in the Christmas spirit. The ...

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