Sit down with Dr. Lora Hall, head of the MNPS District Calendar Committee, and ask your questions about the 2012-13 calendar options. Learn the differences between balanced and traditional calendars. Hear the advantages to both. Find out exactly how these options will affect your family.Wednesday, June 22, 201111:00 a.m.Can't watch it live? Ask your questions in advance! Send your questions to
. Live Chat on the 2012-13 District Calendar
According to sources at Antioch, Jeremy Buchannan, an Antioch graduate in 2007, has been picked up by the Houston Texans! And like any pro would do, he has been spotted working out at Antioch High during the lock out. Congratulations and good luck Jeremy!
Metro Nashville Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Ralph M. Thompson has announced plans to retire at the end of June. Thompson has been with MNPS since 1976.
“Mr. Thompson has poured a tremendous amount of energy and work into our public schools,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register. “His leadership skills, character, and passion for public education have touched the lives of thousands of individuals in our community, young and old. While we want what is best for him, he will be greatly missed here in the district.”
Thompson, a graduate of Metro Nashville Public Schools (North High School), joined MNPS in 1976 as a physical education teacher. In 1991, he moved into administration as assistant principal at Jere Baxter Middle School, followed by nine years as principal of Glenview Elementary, Isaac Litton Middle, and Pearl-Cohn High schools, respectively. In 2001, he joined the central office administrative staff as middle school tier director and later as assistant superintendent.
“This district has been my professional home for 35 years,” Thompson said, “so I will to miss it, and the people within it, very much. I have met so many wonderful people and have so many wonderful memories that I will carry into the next chapter of my life.”
From coaching little league baseball and football to serving as the first president of the Howard United Church Youth Group, his passion has long been working with youth in the Nashville community. Thompson also has served on the boards for the Boy Scout Council, Bridge Program, STARS, Backfield in Motion, and the Oasis House. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., as well as a deacon and the church liturgist for Howard United Church.
While he has no immediate plans, other than to get some much needed “R&R”, Thompson does plan to continue working in and around the Nashville youth community.
Please plan to attend a community meeting to learn more about the planned charter schools coming to Southeast Nashville.
Date: June 15, 2011Time: 6:00 pmLocation: Antioch High School Auditorium
There will be representatives in attendance from
Knowledge Academies (5th-8th grades) & Lead Prep Southeast (5th-12th grades)
to address questions/concerns from our community regarding these new schools.
Alan Coverstone, Director of Charter Schools for MNPS will also be in attendance.
For additional information on charter schools click here.
You can find the full meeting agenda
.Due to a special meeting of the Metro Council, this week's Board meeting will not be shown live on Metro3. However, it will be recorded for later broadcast.
Board of Education Meeting - June 14, 2011
LIVE-BLOG: Director's PAC Meeting &ampampampLeadership Elections
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SUMMER PARENT UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE
July 30, 2011 at Belmont University
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Students in the new Teaching as a Profession course offered through The Academy of Leadership and Service at Antioch High School learned by doing during the 2010-11 school year. The class recently received Certificates of Recognition for their engagement in peer mentoring and tutoring activities with classmates who are enrolled in exceptional education. Students gained valuable experience while working under the supervision of Dr. Cecilia Dumlao, Jill Stenwall, Anne Schultz, and Natalie Sickles, who are exceptional education teachers.
Teaching as a Profession is a dual credit course (can be taken for college credit) designed to capture the interest of secondary students as potential teachers, introduce students to teaching as a profession, and foster respect for the teaching profession. Students gained knowledge and skills that will enable them to establish a foundation for a successful pathway to a teaching career. The course at Antioch High School is taught by Patricia A. Deas and is also offered at Cane Ridge and Whites Creek High Schools.
Students pictured from left to right: Amber Victory, Heather Prieto, Tomisha Polk, and Mariama Diabate. Those not shown are: Keanna Banks, De’Shauna Campbell, Arionna Parker, Nhelsy Maya Guerra, Rebecca Richburg, Demetria Robinson, Thalia Rodriguez, Ebonee Sherrod, Dominique Summers, Jasmine Walker, and Alexandria Williams.
Metro Schools’ student-athletes are setting records and taking top places in Track & Field competition.
This spring, J.T. Moore Middle School won the Girls City Track Championship! This was the third win for Coach Steve Butzer, who was also named 2011 Track Coach of the Year.
An individual standout for J.T. Moore was Janel Pate who placed first in the Girls High Jump and Long Jump. She won the 100- 200-meter races and set a new record for the 400-meter race. Pate was voted City Female Field Athlete of the Year and City Female Track Athlete of the Year. Stratford Boys' Track Team took the TSSAA Track Championship A-AA title, while MLK Girls' Team took the A-AA State title!
Johnathan Shuler, a senior at Stratford High School, (pictured left) is the 2011 TSSAA Decathlon State Champion for Division I A/AA. Shuler participated in 10 events in two days, helping him earn first place.
Antioch High School girls’ 4x100 meter relay took home first place at the TSSAA State Championship Meet. The track team ran a personal best of 48.06. Congratulations to relay members De’Airis Weakley, Rashida Edmondson, Rylee Thompson, and Keirra Jackson.
Antioch girls’ 4X400 meter relay team earned second place at the state championship meet.
Individual honors for Antioch Girls Track included Quamel Prince’s first place victory in the 800-meter race. Prince broke the previous record with a time of 1:52:60. Kierra Jackson took fourth place in the 200-meter race, and Shaina Johnson took third place in the 400-meter race.
Mychele Cumings of Hunters Lane finished her high school career as a seven-time State Champion in Track and Field. She won the state title in the shot put all four years and won the state title in discus three years. As a freshman, Cumings finished state runner up. After receiving numerous scholarship offers, she will attend Liberty University in the fall.
Congratulations to all MNPS student-athletes on a fantastic job!
MNPS Transportation displayed its appreciation to this year’s bus drivers. As the buses were turned in, drivers were given a celebration cook-out for all their hard-work and dedication during this academic school year. They enjoyed a small cook-out and entertaining music! Thank you to all the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools bus drivers for safe driving and getting students to school!