The Wright/Glencliff Mariachi classes made their debut performance during a special field trip to Cheekwood Saturday, Oct. 27. According to leader Alan Lambert, “Not only were the students enthusiastic, but they did a great job performing for the first time in front of their friends and family on the steps of Glencliff High School!” Lambert said after the performance, the group visited Cheekwood Gardens for the Dia de los Muertos event. There students interacted with local mariachis, decorated sugar skulls, and took in the sights, sounds and smells of the beautiful gardens and special exhibits. “For most students and parents, this was their first time at Cheekwood, but it won’t be their last,” said Lambert.
Glencliff High School is hosting a Fall Festival for the entire community. The festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Families will be able to participate in a Ford driving challenge, as well as enjoy food trucks, an art sale, basketball, free books, and more. The event is free!
Mariachi offered at Wright Middle, Glencliff High as part of the Music Makes Us education program
Board Member &
Sports Fan Mark North
Michael Murray, 2009 Pearl-Cohn graduate and the son of two metro school employees (Kathryn Murray-Mays-teacher at the Academy @ Hickory Hollow and Michael Mays-maintenance dept-painter) is headed to London!!!
Michael Murray has made history by becoming the first American runner, with an intellectual disability, to go to the Olympics!!! Michael is a member the USA Paralympics team and will be running the 1500m in London in September. This is the first time, in over a decade, the Olympic committee has allowed T-20 athletes to compete.
Michael competed at the trials in Indianapolis in early July. He was selected to be a member of the 2012 Paralympics team to compete in London!!!!! Currently he is in San Diego (Chula Vista) training at the Olympic training facility. Michael will return home August 10th and leaves for London August 17th. He will actually compete September 3rd(10:31am) and 4th(7:19pm) all London times. London times are 6 hours ahead of us. His race can be viewed on http://www.paralympic.org/MediaCentre.
Note: Michael is on several websites. Athletes Without Limits (www.athleteswithoutlimits.org) ,Running Journal:(http://Running.Net), USA Paralympics (http://www2.teamusa.org/Athletes/MU/Michael-Murray.aspx), Nashville Illusions Track Club (http://nashvilleillusionstrack.com/runners.html)
August 9, 2012 7:00pm at Maplewood
Maplewood Panthers vs. Hillwood Hilltoppers
Pearl-Cohn Firebirds vs. Hunters Lane Warriors
August 10, 2012 6:00pm at Cane Ridge
Cane Ridge Ravens vs. DCA
McGavock Raiders vs. Stratford Spartans
Whites Creek Cobras vs. Antioch Bears
August 11, 2012 7:00pm at Overton
Overton Bobcats vs. Hillsboro Burros
East Nashville Eagles vs. Glencliff Colts
MNPS: The First Choice for lifetime values of hard work, discipline, and teamwork
Seven Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Academies of Nashville programs have received national accreditation, including five that earned the highest designation as “model” academies by the National Career Academy Coalition. Hillwood High School, with a “Triple Crown “ of three model Academies, is Nashville’s first high school to receive the model designation for all academies in the school.
“When we launched the Academies of Nashville, we had high expectations for the program and for the effect on students’ academic performance,” said Jesse Register, director of schools. “We have seen an improvement in graduation rate, student engagement and school climate and now national experts in preparing students for college and career have named several academies as models for the nation.”
The National Career Academy Coalition will honor the five “model” academies at the National Career Academy Conference to be held in Nashville November 8-10, 2012. Each model academy will receive a $1000 check, listing on the national website, and a banner to display in the school.
The model academies to be honored are:
Glencliff High School has named two new basketball coaches. John Filson has been named the new head girls basketball coach and Doug Kiel has been named the new head boys basketball coach.
Filson worked as a teacher and assistant basketball coach at Glencliff High before assuming his new position. Before coming to Metro Schools, Filson worked at LaVergne Middle School, Hunters Lane and Holloway High Schools. He also serves in the Tennessee Army National Guard. Filson is a graduate of Belmont University.
Kiel recently served as a mathematics teacher and boys assistant basketball coach at Mt. Juliet High School. He also worked for Lebanon and Warren County High Schools, where he was a teacher and head boys’ basketball coach. His coaching expertise has led 97% student-athletes to college, and he attended five region and three region semi-finals games. Kiel has a bachelor’s from Western Kentucky University and master’s from Tennessee Technological University.
Live Well Woodbine is a community health event open to the students, families, and community members of the schools and community in the Glencliff cluster. This event will feature nutrition workshops by the Vanderbilt Dietetic Internship program, physical activity workshops by the YMCA, healthy cooking classes by the Glencliff High School Family Consumer Science program, free health screenings by various community health clinics, and much more! Bring family and friends to Live Well Woodbine to learn more about healthy lifestyles, healthy eating, and active living. Healthy snacks, free health screenings, and raffle prizes will be available!
Come and learn about the ACT!
Thursday, November 3, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Glencliff High School
Clint Wilson, most recently the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Antioch High, will assume the executive principal role at Glencliff High. Previous administrative positions within the district include assistant principal at Wright Middle and Stratford High.
Wilson also spent two years as principal of Lebanon High School, during which time he increased the graduation rate by 7.4%, raised four of five TVAAS areas, and earned a $35,000 grant from AT&T for the school¹s freshman academy. He also served as a member of the implementation team for small learning communities in MNPS and is a graduate of the Principal¹s Leadership Academy of Nashville in 2005.
Other professional experience includes presenting at the national small learning communities conference this past June where he presented on designing an academy based master schedule, the implementation of effective professional learning communities, and the utilization of community support and resources. He has also led past professional development on data driven instruction, rigor in the classroom, and using common core standards to raise benchmark scores.
He plans on building on the many successes that Glencliff has experienced in the last several years and to bring a strong focus on transforming teaching and learning.