If you've wondered what all the fuss is about with International Baccalaureate, you'll get answers and then some next Tuesday at Hillsboro High School.
Hillsboro is hosting an IB Information Night for everyone in Nashville to learn more about this presigious, internationally recognized academic program. There will be displays of student projects, sessions about the Middle Years and Diploma IB Programmes, and an in-depth panel discussion about how colleges view an IB diploma.
Come see why Hillsboro cluster schools are the best option for your child. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.
Hillboro High School
Like a shopping mall for higher education...
200 colleges and universities will pack the LP Field club level this Thursday, September 27, for College Night 2012! You can speak with representatives from schools, learn about applications, and even find out about financial aid.
It's never too early to start thinking about college, so students and families of all ages are welcome. It's completely FREE to attend and FREE to park!
SEE the list of participating colleges & universities.
Did you know... by 2018 there will be more than a million available jobs in STEM careers, but only a fraction that many qualified college graduates to fill them?
Did you know... for the last 10 years, the number of STEM jobs has grown three times as fast as non-STEM jobs?
Did you know... Metro Schools and its partners put students on a direct path to STEM colleges and careers?
The Adventure Science Center and other partners from Stratford’s Academy of Science & Engineering are bringing students closer to those careers and the degrees needed to meet them at Stratford’s Engineering Day. The event, made possible with a grant from the Community Foundation, will feature STEM professionals from firms such as Universal Robotics, Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon and Nissan presenting engineering-based, hands-on activities such as bridge building and water purification. The goal driving the event is to inspire students and ignite their curiosity in STEM fields.
Stratford STEM Magnet High School Engineering Day
Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at Stratford
Have weekend plans? You do now.
The Academy at Hickory Hollow is hosting a benefit concert this Sunday night at the Crossings Event Center. Come listen to the music of the Laura Vida Band and bring a donation of $10 (or more!) to give to the school.
The Academy at Hickory Hollow is one of three of our Academy schools, along with Old Cockrill and Opry Mills, where students aged 17-21 can earn their final few credits needed for a high school diploma. In the last three years, Academy schools have graduated more than 1,000 students!
Principal Billy Fellman and a few of his faculty will be there to meet you and answer any questions you might have about the Academy.
Come out and support a great school!
To find out exactly what you need to do to request deferred action, visit the Conexión Américas website.
You may have heard about and executive order from President Obama that will stop deportations of young people under certain conditions.
This executive order means many people will need to access school documents demonstrating they have graduated from high school or are currently enrolled.
How to Request Student & Graduate Records
If the student is currently enrolled or graduated within the last three years (in 2010, 2011 and 2012), the records are at the Metro Nashville high school from which the student graduated.
If the student graduated prior to 2010, the records must be retrieved. The student must complete a Records Request Form found at this link: http://www.mnps.org/Page58540.aspx. The fee for this request is $3.
Who is eligible for deferred action under this new directive?
Pursuant to the Secretary’s June 15, 2012, memorandum, in order to be eligible for deferred action, individuals must:
More information from the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
Join Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Simon Youth Foundation and Opry Mills at a reception for the Simon Youth Academy at Opry Mills.
The Academy is a non-traditional high school that serves at-risk students, and its return after the floods in 2010 will once again provide hope to students in need.
School starts Wednesday, August 1, and several of our schools are helping families prepare by holding open houses, orientations, meet & greets, and other events.
Below is a listing of some of these events in no particular order. If we're missing some, send us an email to let us know. We'll add it!
It's important for students to have a physical before coming back to school. It can help prevent the health problems that may impact learning. That's why United Neighborhood Health Services is offering Back to School check-ups to get ready for that first day!
Students will also be given all of the shots they need to come back to school. Incoming kindergarteners, pre-kindergarteners and 7th graders are required to have updated immunizations certificates and will not be allowed to attend without them.
UNHC is offering immunizations and physicals at its three clinics now through the first day. TennCare and private insurance plans are accepted. Uninsured patients are also welcome, with fees based on a sliding scale. Call ahead to make appointments for physicals.
United Neighborhood Health Services Clinics
Dickerson Road Clinic, 1223 Dickerson Road, Nashville 37207
Main Street Clinic, 905 Main Street, Nashville 37206
Southside Family Clinic, 1101 Charles Davis Boulevard, Nashville 37210
Back-to-School Immunizations and Physicals Are Available at Three Clinics of United Neighborhood Health Services
Free immunizations offered to students; shots are required for 7th graders and kindergarten & pre-K students by start of school on August 1
Working together, parents can do anything!
That's why we're bringing parents and experts together for another big Parent University Conference. We're offering free workshops and seminars meant to help all of our parents raise self-confident, disciplined, and motivated children. Parents will learn tips for helping their children learn in modern classrooms. There will also be plenty of information on healthy lifestyles and families.
It's happening Saturday, July 21, at McGavock High School. It's free and open to everyone, but you do have to register.
So don't delay. Sign up today!
Few groups know modern communications better than major television networks, and that's exactly who will help bring McGavock High School students into that career field.
CMT is donating money, resources, and time to help educate students at McGavock. Today they helped cut the ribbon for the CMT Academy of Digital Design & Communication.
The ribbon cutting brought together a huge group who all helped make the moment possible: Mayor Karl Dean, School Board Representative Anna Shepherd, Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register, Principal Robbin Wall, CMT Senior Vice-President Suzanne Norman, and many more - not to mention the very happy McGavock students.
Check out the slideshow of photos below, and learn more about the McGavock's Academies on the school website.
Read the full press release.
Read the full press release.
The Maplewood Cluster will soon host a special forum Bringing Justice to YOU. This district-wide event will be held Saturday, April 21 at Maplewood High School.
Guest speakers will be Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry and Public Defender Dawn Deaner. This is a FREE and open to the public event.
Trayendo justicia a USTED
نأتي إليك بالعدالة
دادپه روه ریێ بو هه وه دێنین
The Glencliff Cluster will soon host a special forum Bringing Justice to YOU. This district-wide event will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Glencliff High School.
Join your neighbors in the Antioch and Cane Ridge clusters for a discussion on school improvement and community involvement. All from these two clusters are invited to the Dream Centers of Tennessee (located in Hickory Hollow Mall) for town hall meeting about aligning resources and people for the betterment of our schools and community.
Thursday, October 6, 20116:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.The Dream Centers of Tennessee5252 Hickory Hollow ParkwayInside the mall, on the 2nd level(above Electronics Express)
Don't lose your green thumb this summer. Come help Glencliff High School manage its extensive garden project with a few hours of volunteer time. You could end up going home with an armload of fresh vegetables in return!The Glencliff Garden project teaches students (and adults) to cultivate fresh produce and how to keep a more healthy diet. But they need help to keep it going throughout the summer break. That's why they're asking you to join one of the "Adopt-a-Volunteer Days" offered all summer long!Sign up to be a volunteer leader for the day of your choice, bring together a group of your friends for an afternoon of garden volunteer work, and you can take home some of the very produce you work wtih!
June 5th-August 28thSunday Evenings5:00-8:00 p.m.
June 2nd-August 4thThursday Mornings7:00-10:00 a.m.Full details after the jump.
June 5th-August 28thSunday Evenings5:00-8:00 p.m.
June 2nd-August 4thThursday Mornings7:00-10:00 a.m.
Have you walked your 100 miles? Even if you haven't, you can join Mayor Karl Dean and hundreds of others on the final walk of the Mayor's fitness series - an 8-mile trek starting at Wave Country.That same evening, walkers will gather for a celebration and free concert by JoDee Messina and Melinda Doolittle. There will be a kids' zone, face painting, sports, and healthy food. And it's completely free!
MTA will even offer free bus transportation to the celebration for all MNPS families. Just mention "Walk 100 Miles" to your bus driver!
"Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor" Finale Walk8 miles8:00 a.m., Wave Country"Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor" Finale Celebration & Concert5:00 p.m., Public Square Park
Bring your neighbors together for the National Night Out Against Crime. An informational session on Tuesday, June 28, will get you ready to host a successful event in your neighborhood. Details in the flyer below. The National Night Out Against Crime is August 2, 2011.
Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., students at The Academy located at Hickory Hollow will participate in a Career Fair. At the fair, students will be exposed to a variety of careers, interact with professionals, learn resume-writing tips, hear guest speakers, learn how to dress for success, and practice interviewing and presenting. The Academy is a high school that targets at-risk students. It offers a more flexible schedule for students. This is The Academy's second year in operation. During the 2009-10 school year, while housed at Opry Mills, The Academy graduated 113 students and helped students recover more than 700 course credits! Since August 2010, the school has already helped more than 20 students complete high school requirements.
Nine students, one parent, and one teacher at East Literature Magnet High School chopped off their ponytails before the Thanksgiving break. The hair was donated to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that weaves "real" wigs for cancer patients.
The Whites Creek Cluster families are invited to celebrate at Whites Creek Winterfest, Monday, Dec. 6. From 5:45 - 7:30 p.m., families will have an opportunity to meet with teachers, support staff and other families in the cluster. Open publication - Free publishing - More mnps
Friday, Dec. 3, hundreds of MNPS middle and high school students will take part in the 58th Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Christmas Parade. Marching bands, JROTC units, cheerleaders and dance teams will help spread some holiday cheer. And our very own Hillsboro High School Marching Band will help lead in good ole Saint Nick. The parade starts at 7 p.m. The official start will be at the Public Square.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, Napier Enhanced Option School celebrated International Day recognizing cultures from around the world with special emphasis on the cultures represented in the school. The 2nd graders sang songs from Ghana, Spain, China, and American born Gospel music led by music teacher, Franklin Willis. The third grade girls danced to the Liberian song “Funga Alafiya,” while the grade boys played traditional African drums. High School students from Hunter’s Lane and Pearl-Cohn assisted by performing traditional Puerto Rican dances and playing the “Djembe” African drum. Parents from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Somali prepared food and displayed artifacts from their country. Teachers dressed in ethnic clothing and everyone had a wonderful time!
Throughout the week of Nov. 15, students at Croft Middle Design Center learned first hand the importance of college and selecting the right career. Students heard from a variety of local businessmen and women, including School Board Vice-Chair Mark North! Check out the video.
Thursday, Dec. 2, from 4 - 7 p.m., Taylor Stratton Elementary will host World Day 2010. The free event will highlight a variety of different cultures. Guests will enjoy traditional dances, international vendors, native music and ethnic foods!
Director of Metro Schools Dr. Jesse Register and Mayor Karl Dean teamed up at MLK Magnet High School Friday, Nov. 19, to help “weed” outdated materials from the school’s library as part of the Limitless Libraries program. Limitless Libraries launched earlier this year as a partnership to make the full resources of the Nashville Public Library available to students in three of Nashville’s public high schools. Dean included funds in the 2010-2011 operating budget to expand the program to all high schools. The weeding of materials at MLK High is the first step before new materials are purchased to update the schools’ collection. Through Limitless Libraries, students can also access the Public Library’s collection of 1.5 million items through delivery to their school library, including books, audio books, DVDs, CDs. The Nashville Public Library now sends an average of 44 items to MNPS through delivery every day, and over 9,000 public high school students now have library cards.
Monday, Nov. 22, Walmart will hand over 1,000 in reward cards to 10 deserving teachers at Glencliff Elementary! The teachers, who were selected through Walmart's Teacher Rewards program, will be able to use the money to purchase classroom supplies at Sam's Club or Walmart. This event is part of a national campaign that will infuse 4.5 million into schools across the nation. Walmarts nationwide were asked to pick one local K-8 school and donate the cards to 10 teachers at the school. In all, 45,000 teachers across the U.S. will benefit. The presentation will be Monday morning at 9 a.m., at Glencliff Elementary.