MCS to Host School Closure
Proposal Public Hearings
Memphis City Schools will host a public hearing at *Westwood
Elementary School tonight, January 28, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. District leaders
will present a Preliminary Impact Report detailing past and current trends and
conditions, as well as discuss the possibility of merging various student
populations. The community is encouraged to attend and provide feedback to SCBE
members. It is important to understand that NO decisions regarding the
future of any of these schools have been made yet.
*If approved by the SCBE, Westwood Elementary will receive students from Coro Lake Elementary and White's Chapel Elementary.
If the Board approves the proposal, students who currently attend:
Coro Lake Elementary would attend Double Tree Elementary or Westwood Elementary,
Norris Elementary would attend Hamilton Elementary,
Orleans Elementary would attend Lincoln Elementary,
White's Chapel Elementary would attend Westwood Elementary, and
Humes Middle School would have no attendance boundary.
Peabody Elementary Blood Drive – Cancelled
The Peabody Elementary School Blood Drive scheduled for today has been cancelled. The new date will be announced at a later time.
PACE to Host Annual
PACT-Time Event for Families
The Division of Parent and Community Engagement (PACE)
invites parents and students, ages 6 and up, to join them for its annual
PACT-Time program at the Orpheum Theatre Tuesday, January 29, at 5:45 p.m.
Families will be treated to a FREE performance by the Lula Washington Dance
Theatre. The Lula Washington Dance Theatre has built a reputation for the
earthiness, energy and humanism of its performances. The dances tell stories
drawn from African-American history, culture and life. These productions
present a unique opportunity for students to understand historical events
through a creative, energetic and engaging medium.
For more information or to RSVP, contact PACE at (901) 416 –
Trezevant High School to
Host Health Care Career Day
Baptist Memphis CEO and administrator Derick Ziegler will host a career day to encourage 10th and 11th grade students at Trezevant High School to pursue a career in health care on Thursday, January 31 from 1:20 p.m. to 3 p.m. Baptist Memphis colleagues specializing in respiratory therapy, pharmacy, radiology, etc. will speak with the students about their education and training and what their position entails.
This is the second time Baptist Memphis has visited
Trezevant this year.
PACE to Host Watch D.O.G.S
PACE will conduct a training
session for the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) on Saturday, February
2, 2013 from 10:00 A. M. to 12 noon at PACE, which is located in Airways Middle
School, 2601 Ketchum Ave. Brady Henderson, MCS Intervention Specialist, will
speak on the topic: Bullying. We encourage all parents and community
stakeholders to attend this session.
Cordova Middle School
Student Wins Tennessee State Museum Essay Contest
Santeria Pratt, Cordova Middle, has been invited to the
Tennessee State Museum in Nashville on Monday, February 11, to be one of the
first Tennesseans to see and welcome the original Emancipation Proclamation to
our state. Pratt submitted a letter written to Annie Davis, a slave,
explaining her perspective as a student in the 21st century on the 13th
Amendment and what America is like 150 years after the Emancipation
Proclamation. She will also meet the curators from the National Archives
in Washington D.C. who have brought the Emancipation Proclamation to Tennessee,
and participate in a press preview of the document.
East High School Students Win
at Regional Competition
The East High School Health Occupation Student Association
(HOSA) organization competed in the West Tennessee Regional Tournament on
Friday, January 18 in Jackson, TN. Students participated in health science
challenges ranging from Extemporaneous Writing to CERT Skills (Community
Emergency Response Team). Students who won first through fifth place have now
qualified for the HOSA State competition in Nashville, TN, March 4-6, 2013.
1st Place Winners:
Devin Payne - Job Seeking Skills
Raquel Brewer - Biotechnology
Norman Harris - Extemporaneous Writing
2nd Place Winners:
Anthony Coleman - Physical Therapy
Tyler Stepney - Extemporaneous Speaking
3rd Place Winners:
Taylor Henderson - Clinical Nursing
TeKacshia Hicks, Arriani LaNe, Yozmine Wilkins, Donovan Wilson - Health Education
Courtney Jackson, Michael Stovall, Anjelica Taylor - Creative Problem Solving
Makaila Pegues - Home Health Aide
4th Place Winners:
Tenanye' Shaw - Medical Assisting
Nykie Grandberry, Janeka Williams – EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
Darnesha Guy – Researched Persuasive Speaking
Shederrica Holmes – Medical Law and Ethics
Naytarsha Mack, Angelique Macklin – CERT Skills (Community Emergency Response Team)
Cara Mikens, Jasmine Williamson, Jazmyne Crawford – Community Awareness Project
Maya Thornton – Dental Terminology
5th Place Winners:
Dominique Lemons - Sports Medicine
Andre Vaughn – Medical Math
Nicholas Danley, Maya Johnson, Octavia Key, - Healthcare Issues Exam
Detrice Bennett - Epidemiology