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MCS Week of Monday, November 19, 2012

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Week of Monday, November 19, 2012

Cordova High School Graduate Named Rhodes Scholar

Joy Buolamwini, Cordova High School Class of 2008, has been named a Rhodes Scholar - one of the most coveted honors in the academic world. This scholarship is awarded to only 32 students in the United States and 80 worldwide each year. Buolamwini, a 2012 graduate of Georgia Tech University with a degree in computer science, will spend two years at Oxford University in England working on a Masters of Science in African Studies.

 MCS to Host Annual Healthy Choices Week

Memphis City Schools Office of Coordinated School Health will celebrate its eighth annual Healthy Choices Week November 26 through November 30. Healthy Choices Week is an awareness campaign designed to promote simple steps students can take to ensure they develop and make healthy choices that will carry far beyond the classroom. The district has partnered with various community organizations to assist in promoting healthy choices to students and the greater Memphis community. Schools throughout the district will participate in Healthy Choices Week. The week's events are as follows:

  • Monday, November 26 - Healthy Neighborhoods Day
  • Tuesday, November 27 - Drug Free Day
  • Wednesday, November 28 - Healthy Habits Day
  • Thursday, November 29 – Healthy Relationships Day
  • Friday, November 30 –World AIDS Day

For more information, contact Jean Massey at (901) 416-0408 or MasseyEJ@mcsk12.net.

Regional Health Clinics to Host Open Houses For MCS Employees 

The Memphis City Schools Regional Health Clinics will host an open house for all employees to highlight the services offered. Employees will be given free blood pressure checks and body mass index checks. The Regional Health Clinics are open and available to all MCS students (Pre K-12) Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and to all Memphis City Schools employees Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  To schedule appointments, please call (901) 531-6321.

For information about the MCS Health Clinics, visit www.mcsk12.net.

Southwest Region

Monday, November 26, 2012

Westwood High School

4480 Westmont

(901) 416-8025

Southeast Region

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sheffield Career and Technology Center

4530 Chuck Avenue

(901) 416-9090

A.B. Hill Elementary to Host "Kids & Community Read Day"

A.B. Hill Elementary School will host its eighth annual "Kids and Community Read Day". This literacy program is designed to inspire, motivate and promote the love of reading among young learners. Community groups and individuals are invited and asked to bring a new book to read to Pre-K or Kindergarten students. The book will then be presented to the child as a gift. "Kids and Community Read Day" takes place at A.B. Hill Elementary on Thursday' December 6 at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Stacie Payne at (901) 416 – 7844. 

MCS to Host Annual Mid-South Tech Conference

Memphis City Schools is pleased to announce the 2012 Mid-South Technology Conference.  Join us December 6-7, 2012 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee where you will connect with educational and information technology professionals in sharing new tools, techniques, products and strategies for integrating technology to enhance academics and operations in school districts.  Participants will engage in demonstrations and interactive sessions pertaining to rich digital media, Web 2.0 tools and effective technology integration. In addition, technology vendors will interact with participants via the exhibit hall, where innovative technologies and cutting edge technology integration techniques will be demonstrated. Held in the city where Blues was born, celebrate the rich music history of Memphis, while learning successful strategies to transform your district's technology interface. 

For more information, visit http://www.mcsk12.net/techconference/index.asp.

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