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Dr. Jesse Register, Director of Metro Nashville Public Schools, and Dr. Paul Changas, Executive Director of Research and Assessment, will host a special media event Monday, August 1, at 12 p.m. They will discuss and explain the district’s 2011 status under No Child Left Behind.

Parents and community members can follow along through the district's Live Blog.


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The first day of school for Metro Nashville Public Schools is fast approaching! Thursday, August 11, all students report for the first half day of school. Friday, August 12 will be an in-service day for teachers, and students return for the first full day Monday, August 15.

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Gini Pupo-Walker, a native Nashvillian and graduate from Hillwood High School, has been named the district’s new Director of Parental and Community Engagement. She comes to this position after serving for the past year as Glencliff High School’s Director of Parental and Community Engagement. Her primary role will be overseeing efforts to increase parental and community engagement in our schools.

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MNPS students showed significant growth on Advanced Placement exams during the 2010-11 school year. Based on the July report release by College Board, MNPS students took 3,925 total exams, with 1,886 scores of 3 or higher. In 2010, the district had 4,008 exams scored, with 1,630 scores of 3 or higher. This marked a nearly seven-point percentage jump in a single year, from 40.7% o 48.1%.

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Katerine Hernandez, a rising senior at Glencliff High School, won a Gold Medal at the Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America National Conference in Anaheim, California!  Katerine competed with students from across the nation in the Nutrition and Wellness event and earned the top score in the Southern Region.

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Here's some exciting news for the new school year! United Neighborhood Health Services is opening health clinics in four Metro Schools this fall. The organization was recently awarded a $500,000 grant  from the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration. The school-based clinics will open at Hunters Lane High School, McGavock High School, Haynes Middle School and Rose Park Middle School. The centers will provide health screenings, health promotion and disease prevention activities, and care for acute or chronic illnesses, all at no cost to students.




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Alan Coverstone, who has been serving as Director of Charter and Private Schools, will become the Executive Director of the Innovation School Zone. He will continue overseeing the charter and new thematic magnet schools. Steve Ball, principal at East Literature Magnet High School, will assume the position of Lead Principal over all Paideia schools in the district, as well as continuing on as executive principal of East Lit.



“These positions will further our transformation efforts in the district,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register. “Our goal is to offer the very best opportunities for our students and staff, and that means we need to build the infrastructure to support great teaching and learning.”



The Innovation School Zone was announced at the July 12 Metro Nashville Board of Education Meeting. Coverstone will oversee approximately 10 of the district’s high priority schools this first year. He will report directly to Dr. Register, speeding up the process of school turn around. The schools that will fall into the Innovation Zone will be announced after the state releases 2011 NCLB results.

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New to Nashville? Enrolling in Metro Schools for the first time? We can help you register!

New Student Registration Week runs from Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5. Student registration must be completed at your assigned school. We recommend contacting your school before you register.

What do you need to bring with you to register?



  • Birth Certificate or acceptable proof of age;

  • Immunization (vaccination record) on a Tennessee Certificate of Immunization Form;

  • Physical examination (within one (1) year of the beginning of school)

  • Proof of residency (current utility bill, lease, etc.)

  • Social Security Card (optional)

  • Recent Report Card (optional)

The immunization information is particularly important. Full information on immunizations and the immunization certificate is available here.

The first day of school is Thursday, August 11. We have a lot more answers to your Back to School questions in our Back to School Guide for 2011-12.



See you on August 11!


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Two new resource guides have just been published by Alignment Nashville. They join a growing list of extensive guides meant to help parents raise healthier, more confident, disciplined and educated children.




Full details after the jump.

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The LP Pencil Box opens up for business on August 3, but they need fresh donations of school supplies first.

You can drop of school supplies at any Davidson County Kroger or McDonald's. And if you take them to McDonald's, you could get a free McCafe drink! Donations will be accepted at McDonald's until July 29 and at Kroger until August 7.

The Pencil Box is available to all MNPS teachers. They receive two shopping trips per year and leave with around $250 worth of supplies. It would not be possible without the generosity of this community - donors and volunteers!

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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 28th
Sunday Evenings
5:00-8:00 p.m.


June 2nd-August 4th
Thursday Mornings
7:00-10:00 a.m.


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School may not be in session, but MNPS Food Services hasn’t slowed a bit. Thanks to a Healthways Foundation grant awarded to a community partnership between MNPS, Alignment Nashville, and Community Food Advocates of Nashville, the department is working on several initiatives that will increase healthy options for students when they return this August.


 


A major component of the grant is professional development for the district’s food service employees. Roughly 20 cafeteria managers attended the national School Nutrition Conference held earlier this month in Nashville. But Nashville wasn’t just represented in the audience. Chef David Owens, Kathy Wantland and MNPS Food Services Coordinator Deborah Walker served as the spokespersons during the demonstrations in the national Culinary Demonstration. Additionally, Walker sat on the Coordinated School Health Panel discussion along with Gina Proffitt, MNPS’s Coordinated School Health Coordinator, and Karren Stacey, Cafeteria Manager from Cockrill Elementary. The group shared their success stories of the past year with other school-based food service employees from around the nation.

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It has been a hot summer but the West End IB World School garden is thriving thanks to the dedicated volunteers who have watered and cared for the garden over the summer! Students and staff have harvested more than two gallons of green beans, lots of cucumbers, fragrant herbs, zucchini and 2 watermelons. They are now anxiously awaiting the day they can harvest the eggplant, squash, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Click through to see the proof.

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It's fast, it's cheap, and it's designed for MNPS families! Comcast Internet Essentials is offering a new program that will not only provide Internet service at a great price, but deals on computers and free training.

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Monday, July 25, MNPS parents, students, teachers, and interested community members are encouraged to attend a public meeting regarding the proposed switch to a balanced calendar.



The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., at Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Ave.



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In keeping with their continuing partnerships between the MNPD and the community, Glencliff High School is hosting a crime prevention seminar Thursday, July 21.



The goal of the event is to work to reduce crime in the community by sharing preventive tips and solutions to make the community safer.


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Want to learn more about the state's increased academic requirements? The Tennessee Department of Education launched a new website, ReadTennessee.org, aimed at helping teachers, parents, and community members understand new state curriculum standards.



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Earl Wiman, special projects manager for MNPS Human Resources Department, will spend the next three years on the nine-member Executive Committee of the National Education Association. Click through to read the full release.



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Growth in TCAP scores is a clear indicator that schools are progressing in the right direction - particularly encouraging since Tennessee now has some of the highest standards for achievement in the country. We are pleased Metro Schools’ preliminary information shows clear progress with growth across all grades in the areas of math and reading. We also saw growth in most grades for science and social studies.

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Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor


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 Walk
8 miles
8:00 a.m., Wave Country

"Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor" Finale Celebration & Concert
5:00 p.m., Public Square Park


Full release after the jump.

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Paragon Mills' students aren't letting summer sneak by without learning! Check out the piece submitted by Mary Holland, family coordinator at Paragon Mills Elementary.



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Seven teachers and the assistant principal at Nashville School of Arts recently completed the Coaches' Training for Critical Friends Groups with the National School Reform Faculty. By completing the training, these educators are Certified Critical Friends Coaches and are now a part of the National School Reform Faculty (NSRF), the national network of educators coaching Critical Friends Groups (CFGs).

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Dr. Bill Wise


The staff of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and the members of the Board of Public Education are saddened to learn of the passing of our former director, Dr. Bill Wise. Dr. Wise devoted much of his professional life to the benefit of the children of Davidson County. He served Metro Schools 31 years as an assistant superintendent and deputy director before being named interim director and director of schools in 1997, a position he held until his retirement in 2001.


He was a great public servant, strong leader and staunch advocate for students, teachers and public education. One of his greatest contributions to this city was the unitary status achieved by Metro Schools in 1999 while under his guidance. Dr. Wise’s contributions are recognized annually at the national level through the Bill Wise Award, presented by the Council of the Great City Schools to an outstanding business manager who exemplifies the professionalism, commitment, integrity and leadership demonstrated by Dr. Wise throughout his career.


Today, we want to express our sympathy to Dr. Wise’s family and our appreciation for his many years of dedicated service to our school district.

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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.

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Tony Majors, the 2011 Metro Nashville Public Schools High School Principal of the Year, is taking on a new challenge. Effective immediately, Majors will move from principal at Glencliff High School to serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, a position formerly held by Ralph M. Thompson who has retired. Check out the video and hear his plans after the jump.

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This fall, Jere Baxter Middle School will begin the transition into a teacher-led school. Dr. Corey Walker will serve as interim principal in the first year. To learn more about what this means for Jere Baxter, check out the video  with Associate Superintendent of Middle Schools Dr. Lora Hall.

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All Metro Nashville Public Schools will be closed Monday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.


We hope you all have a safe and happy 4th!

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MNPS’ six HealthierUS Schools Challenge award-winning schools and the district Food Services Department have been invited to Washington D.C. for efforts to promote healthier lifestyles! The group will participate in a HealthierUS School Challenge Reception at the White House on July 29. Click through to see a video from the award presentation earlier this spring!

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