It almost looks like a college student center or an employee lounge at Google.
Thanks to a generous donation from John Ingram, Hillwood High School cut the ribbon on its brand new library yesterday! Look at all the city officials who came out to see it. It's easy to see why they're so excited. Just look at it!
All photos by Gary Layda, Metro Government Photographer - http://www.metrophotos.nashville.gov/
Public-private partnership will make the Metro Schools program the nation’s best
Mayor Karl Dean has been working to make Nashville a more healthy city all year - walking 100 miles and hosting a 5K. Now he's truly taking it to another place entirely by taking over LP Field for a city-wide Field Day!
It's on Saturday, May 5, and you can expect the usual round-up of field day events, along with plenty of games, fun, and friends. It's geared toward Nashville's kids (or the kids in all of us), teaching young people great ways to stay active in a more creative and fun way.
From the Mayor's Field Day Website:
Music permeates Nashville at all levels, and soon it will permeate Nashville public education at all levels, too. From the stage at the Ryman Auditorium, Mayor Karl Dean, Director of Schools Jesse Register and many community and business leaders in Nashville announced 'Music Makes Us,' a new approach to music education that will reach students in all grades.Young students will be exposed to all kinds of music from an early age, including jazz, bluegrass, folk, world music. Middle and high school students will be able to take courses in songwriting, DJ & remixing, hip-hop performance and more.Numerous studies show that music education can boost student performance in many academic areas, as well as increasing motivation for classroom performance and attendance. It encourages students to form close peer groups and foster close adult relationships with teachers. The city will conduct its own study to see the effectiveness of Music Makes Us once its in place.This program is the product of years of work by a number of partners, including Mayor Dean, Metro Schools, the Music City Music Council and the Nashville Public Education Foundation. Support will continue to come from all sides, including financial support from Nashville's business and musical communities. There is so much more to share about this project. Check out the page we've created for Music Makes Us to learn all about it.
Join us on Friday, September 16, as we make a big announcement. We'll introduce you to Music Makes Us, a new collaborative effort from Mayor Karl Dean, Metro Schools, the Music City Music Council and the Nashville Public Education Foundation. Music Makes Us is an innovative approach to music education developed over the last two years.
We'll be joined by a special guest for the announcement at 9:00 a.m. You can follow along on the live-blog starting at 8:45 a.m. and get all of the details on this exciting new project.
To honor and remember 9/11, Mayor Karl Dean's Impact Nashville is organizing volunteer projects and special events for Nashville's Fire Fighters Appreciation Day, celebrated on Saturday, September 10.One of these is the "Cards of Bravery" project, which encourages youth to write cards for police officers and fire fighters in Nashville. In these cards, young people can outline what bravery means to them and thank the brave men and women who serve our community. Teachers & Parents: We ask you to encourage your children and your students to write their own "Cards of Bravery." This is a terrific opportunity for them to be involved in the Nashville's and the nation's efforts to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Our police officers and fire fighters will surely appreciate their kind words and support.
If you would like to participate, please bring your "Cards of Bravery" to any of the following locations by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9.Mayor's Office100 Metro Courthouse, 37201Parks Department511 Oman Street, 37203Metro Schools Central Office2601 Bransford Avenue, 37204
Firefighters Appreciation Day9/11 National Day of ServiceImpact Nashville
You joined him in walking 100 miles over the spring and summer. Now Mayor Karl Dean has a new Challenge for Nashvillians: join him in running or walking a 5K in November!And because every distance run requires training, the Challenge will host a nine-week series of training sessions at Metro parks all over town - starting this Saturday (September 10) at McCabe Park Commnity Center.Full details on the Challenge are in the flier and links below.