This Week At Cleveland City Schools

Monday, December 19, 2016
Cleveland High School Leadership IV students will present their final projects to the Board of Education on Monday, 11:30 am. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571, abyerly@clevelandschools.org.
  
 
George R. Stuart Elementary Christmas Concert will be Monday in the Stuart auditorium. The K, 2nd, and 4th grade performances will begin at 6:00 pm. The 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade performances will begin at 7:15 pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase between performances; proceeds will help fund the musical this year.
For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246, rsheleton@clevelandschools.org. 
  
 
Cleveland High School Fine Arts Christmas Festival will be Monday, 7:00 pm in the Raider Dining Hall. Artwork from our CHS Art Department will be on display and some will be available for purchase.  All three choirs will perform with special guest appearances from the CHS Dance Team and the SPED department. Cost is $5 plus a canned food item. For more information contact Shirley Pace, space@clevelandschools.org. 
  
 
Cleveland Middle School hosts SheCares on Tuesday, 7:00 am. Students are encouraged to bring their mom or the special lady that fills her shoes to school for a light breakfast and guided bonding time together. For more information contact Leneda Laing, 423-479-9641, llaing@clevelandschools.org. 
  
 
E.L. Ross Elementary Show Choir Caroling Trip will be Tuesday. The choir will perform holiday favorites at Chili's, United Community Bank, WTNB TV, and Bradley Healthcare. For more information contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274, learby@clevelandschools.org.


McCallie Middle School Awards Announced And Eighth-Graders Honored

Students in the McCallie Middle School gathered with family and friends to celebrate another year in McDonald Hall with Middle School Awards Day in the morning followed by the Eighth Grade Celebration that evening in the Chapel. Middle School Awards Day is a time to recognize the special achievements of the boys who will become the next generation of leaders at McCallie, especially ... (click for more)

GPS Celebrates Class Day

The GPS community on Thursday celebrated the accomplishments and character of outstanding students. As Chairwoman of Class Leadership Council, senior Raegan Lamb served as emcee for Class Day Awards ceremony. Ms. Lamb shared two things she'd gained from her seven-year GPS experience. “One: an incredible education that has pushed me far beyond limits I ever thought I could reach,” ... (click for more)

Man And Woman Killed In Sunday Morning Murder/Suicide At Hixson Gas Station

A man and a woman were killed in a Sunday morning murder/homicide at a gas station in Hixson. The shooting was shortly after 10 a.m. at a Shell station at Hixson Pike and Brookaire.  Upon arrival, police located Kimberly Phillips, 48, lying in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound.  Also in the same parking lot, officers located Frederick Tragresser, 47, ... (click for more)

$2,060,705 Tennessee Cash Jackpot Won In South Pittsburg Friday Night

A Tennessee Cash player in South Pittsburg won a near-record jackpot of $2,060,705 on  Friday  night. A Knoxville Powerball player won $50,000  Saturday  night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. No information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed. The  $315.3 million ... (click for more)

Brown V. Board (1954) 64 Years Late: Our Schools At A Crossroads

May 17, 1954 is a date forever etched upon the annals of American history because on that pivotal day the Supreme Court would affirm in the decision of Brown v. Board (1954). “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This ruling overturned the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Words For The Ages

I was probably one of few people in the entire world who didn’t get caught up in the Royal Marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this weekend. I got over having any semblance of ‘pomp and circumstance’ a long time ago and, as a rule, studiously avoid those apt to ‘put on airs and graces.’ By ignoring the magnificent occasion, I made a big mistake and today it is with delight ... (click for more)