• UCORR donates to Petros-Joyner

    Petros-Joyner Elementary has been working to implement a STEM focus this year aiming on preparing students to thrive in a highly complex world.

    As the roles of science, mathematics, and technology grow in our society, schools must prepare students for this demand. We believe that educated citizens of the 21st century must have a solid background in science, technology, engineering and math. With knowledge in these areas, students will be able to keep up with the rapid growth of the technological innovations happening daily.

  • National school breakfast week starts Monday

    To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Morgan County schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 5-9, 2018.

  • Kindness on menu at Sunbright

    Lunch was a little bit different for high school students at Sunbright School on Friday, Feb. 16 and it had nothing to do with food.

    The school held a mixer designed to mix up students that usually don’t hang out together as a way to promote social awareness at the school.

  • Sunbright class helps student in need

    An 8-year-old boy from Morgan County is one step closer to receiving a service dog thanks to a $1,018 donation made to Jackson Spurling and his family from the business communications class at Sunbright High School.

    “We’re so excited to pursue the service dog project for Jackson,” Jackson’s mother and Sunbright School teacher Lesley Spurling said. “It’s really going to be useful for him to adapt to the world around him and function at the highest level he’s capable of.

  • Two county schools receive Read to be Ready grants

    Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen recently announced the 203 public school recipients of the 2018 Read to be Ready Summer Grants, which will provide a total of $8,860,000 in funding for tuition-free, month-long literacy-focused summer camps for 7,700 students in need across the state.

  • Full STEAM Ahead

    Petros-Joyner Elementary School is trying to find more ways to get their students involved in hands-on learning.

    One was held before Christmas as students showed off their abilities to create items that move.

    “We’re hosting a family S.T.E.A.M. night,” Petros-Joyner Principal Laura Bunch said. “S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.

  • DAR donates Washington portrait to WCMS

    Wartburg Central Middle School (WCMS) received a special gift recently as Kathy Chippendale, Regent of Clinch Bend Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented the school with a framed Gilbert Stewart print of George Washington.

    Janice Isham, sister of WCMS teacher John Isham, donated the print.

    “Keeping history alive for children is very important and George Washington is the father of our country,” Chippendale said. “He’s where it all began and we need to keep him in our schools and in our history.”

  • Coalfield School Principal, Matt Murphy nominated for State Principal of the Year

        Morgan County School Central Office would like to announce that Matt Murphy is Morgan County Schools’ nominee for State Principal of the Year.
    The following are details of a recent interview with Murphy:
        Level of Education: I have an Associate Degree from Roane State Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Austin Peay State University, and a Masters Degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Technological University.

  • Sunbright School focused on ‘Kindness’ in February

        February’s character focus for Sunbright School was KINDNESS. Kindness is showing others they are valuable by how you treat them. Markus Hoyt is the school wide kindness representative and his name will be displayed on the outside sign. The character word for March is PATIENCE.
        “Your wealth or status doesn’t make you. Your kindness and character does.” Venkat Desireddy
        The following students best represented kindness in February. They each received a certificate and snack-to-go.

  • Tickets on sale now for Oakdale High School Drama Club and Choir’s spring performance

        The Oakdale High School Drama Club and Choir invite audiences to saddle up and ride on over to Tumbleweed, Arizona in their wild west performance of Tim Kelly’s Inspector Incognito and The Kansas City Kid, with music and lyrics by Stephen Murray, directed by Julie Johnson Crowe and Jeffrey Johnson.