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Nashvillians of the Year Cover Photo

Cover courtesy of The Nashville Scene and photographer Michael W. Bunch



What a way to end 2012.



Two teachers in Metro Schools have been named
Nashvillians of the Year by the Nashville Scene. Adam Taylor of Overton High School and Christina McDonald of Nashville Prep Charter School represent the teachers who "give Nashville's schoolchildren, no matter what their background, a fighting chance to reach their brightest future."



 In a lengthy and detailed article, reporter Steven Hale lays out the bare - and sometimes forgotten - fact in our city's current debate over education: whether charter school or district school, great teachers are at the center of great education.



It's a great piece, and I strongly recommend you take a few moments to read the full article so you can see how teachers like Christina and Adam can bring the focus of the education discussion back where it belongs.










The Scene would like to refocus the discussion of public education not on differences and squabbles, but on the enormous asset that charter and public schools have in common: the teachers who are the most active, direct agents of hope Nashville's children will face outside the home. As our 2012 Nashvillians of the Year, the Scene honors two such instructors: one from a charter school, Christina McDonald at Nashville Prep, and one from a traditional Metro district school, Adam Taylor at Overton High.



They are hardly alone. Space does not permit us to list the many outstanding district and charter teachers who slug it out in Nashville's trenches throughout the school year, fighting the shared enemies of poverty, hunger, troubled home lives, behavioral problems, language barriers, bad outside influences and limited resources. But McDonald and Taylor are sterling examples of what can be accomplished by creative thinking, supportive administrators, and sheer determination. To look inside their classrooms is to see small miracles happen every day — and to see a brighter future for Nashville schoolchildren of all races and backgrounds than statistics sometimes let us hope.





Read the full article here.

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Twitter. Some people use it for news, some for business and personal promotion, and some for social engagement. To Overton High School students, it is an engine that has given them the opportunity to connect, share ideas, and ask questions with peers around the world, particularly in the field of science. Thanks to that international connectivity, Overton student Lilly Q. is a guest blogger this week on a popular science education blog, Promega Connections. Click here to read why Lilly says social media has changed the way she and her classmates are learning and how they are tapping into some of the brightest minds on the planet.

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Overton alumni keep on giving! The Class of 1975 recently donated nearly $5,000, $4,834.75 to be exact, to their alma mater. The money is earmarked for the school’s library and media center.


Pictured below are (L - R ) Connie Brown Kimbro, Amy Price Garrison, Lynn Stanfield Wilbanks, Cindy Hayden Dickens, Betty Price, JOHS Media Specialists: Gwin Hines and Misti Jenkins, Executive Principal: Dr. Shuler Pelham.


Overton Donation 2012 - class of 75 donates nearly $5000 to support media center and library

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Earlier this month, a group of male singers from Overton High School participated in Lipscomb University's Men's Choir Festival. The festival featured Cantus, a famous group of male singers from Minneapolis, along with 250 High School students from 18 different high schools across the state of Tennessee.



Dr. Gary P. Wilson from Lipscomb University led the festival and rehearsed the combined student festival choir with the young men during the day. In the afternoon, the professional men's choir Cantus provided a master class  clinic for local high school men's choirs. In the evening, the festival choir presented a concert prior to the performance by Cantus then joined with the men of Cantus for a grand finale number.



Lipscomb University's Men's Choir Festival

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Mark North

Board Member &

Sports Fan Mark North



Alumni Alert – USA Olympic Basketball Coach


Did you know that Hillsboro High School graduate Marynell Meadors is an assistant coach for the 2012 US Olympic Women’s Basketball Team? That’s right, the gold medal winning US team – perhaps the best women’s basketball team ever assembled – benefited from the leadership of an MNPS legend. Coach Meadors is also the General Manager and Head Coach of the Atlanta Storm of the WNBA. Burro Bob is beside himself with pride. Congratulations to Olympic Champion Coach Meadors!





Sparkle Cats – Unique Student-Athletes Help Fans Get with the Program


No need for the North Sports Report to search far for inspiration, it met me at the gate, selling programs for the game. As I entered Nick Coutras Stadium at Overton High School Saturday night, I was greeted by The Sparkle Cats selling the game program with the roster of all four teams playing in that night’s jamboree. The Sparkle Cats is a pep squad of special needs students who train and perform with the Overton Cheerleaders. Principal Shuler Pelham and Cheerleading sponsor Donna Merchant explained that the Sparkle Cats go to cheerleading camp, perform at pep rallies, and help the cheerleaders with selected cheers at the games.



Every now and then, we need a reminder of the beauty and grace of public education and the true meaning of school spirit. Also, sometimes we need a game program with the teams’ rosters. The Sparkle Cats was just what the North Sports Report needed.






History…Isaac Litton High School


Isaac Litton High School closed forty years ago, but its history of athletic excellence is deep and rich. From Bonnie Sloan, the first deaf player in the NFL, to Bobby Hillman, a major league catcher who caught two no-hitters in his career, to the famous Marching 100+ marching band that performed in the 1964 Tournament of Roses Parade, to John Gordy, Detroit Lions great – the feats of Litton students are legendary. Litton alumnus and war hero Kenneth Duke played college football at SMU, left SMU to join the Navy, and was killed in Korea. The bridge on Briley Parkway over the Cumberland River near Litton is named in his honor. Friends and alumni gathered last week to dedicate the renovated gymnasium and alumni area. If you have any interest in the history of Nashville, Nashville schools, or high school athletics, you must visit the Litton alumni room.





















Litton High Band Uniform & Tournament of Roses Pictures
The Isaac Litton Alumni room (The Lion’s Den) includes memorabilia from the marching band’s appearance at The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California in 1964.
 
Litton High Football Jersey - #33 Kenneth Duke
Reflecting on the past: The Litton football jersey of war hero Kenneth Duke hangs in the Lion’s Den at the newly renovated Litton Gymnasium.






Football Starts this Friday…They call it Week Zero


The jamborees packed all thirteen MNPS football teams into three nights at three locations. The North Sports Report enjoyed the hospitality, excitement and great football at Maplewood, Cane Ridge, and Overton last week.



The regular season starts this Friday, August 17 at 7:00pm:


  • Hunters Lane Warriors travel to the neighboring Maplewood Panthers in what they call the Dickerson Road Bowl;

  • Cane Ridge Ravens host Pearl-Cohn Firebirds;

  • Hillwood Hilltoppers travel to face Hillsboro Burros to see which of the Hills is king of the mountain;

  • Antioch Bears host LaVergne;

  • Glencliff Colts welcome Sycamore;

  • McGavock Raiders travel to Tullahoma;

  • Overton Bobcats head down the road to take on Father Ryan;

  • Stratford Spartans head to Sumner County to challenge JPII; and

  • Whites Creek Cobras drive up I 24 to Clarksville to face Rossview


The MNPS home games are: at Maplewood; at Cane Ridge; at Hillsboro; at Antioch; and at Glencliff. It is a great time to start a Friday night tradition. Take your family to a game! It is a great family night, for the great families of Nashville.







-- Mark North

MNPS: The First Choice for the Beauty and Grace of Public Education

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On May 11, 2012, McGavock High biology teacher Nae'Shara Neal is hosting the Second Annual Science Symposium.



This is a competition between high school students and includes a variety of science projects from Overton, Hume Fogg, and McGavock High Schools. The students invited to the symposium are all part of a
National Science Foundation Grant called GK12.



These are original science research projects completed by Nashville high school students with the help of “real” scientist mentors. There will be no vinegar/baking soda volcanos. The mentors participating in this program practice in a number of different scientific fields. The students have used the scientific method to investigate their projects and have worked with their science mentors for the last 7 months.



The Middle Tennessee area is one of only two such National Science Foundation programs currently in place in Tennessee schools. This symposium will showcase the hard work of the students, teachers, and their science mentors.



Students will be at the competition from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at McGavock High School. Feel free to stop by at your convenience!

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Adam Taylor, Biology teacher at Overton High School, has been busy chatting on twitter with other Metro teachers. Taylor has created the "#scistuchat" hashtag on Twitter, where he coordinates a technology conference in the summers to raise awareness for learning technologies. He also leads professional development in his school to help more teachers become comfortable with teaching with technology.



Taylor was recently featured in The Scientific Muse for his work with Twitter in the classroom.
Check out his interview here.



Great job, Mr. Taylor!

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