• School system receives USDA award

    Morgan County Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Peggy Hamby and her staff take a lot of pride in the school system’s summer feeding program.

    That pride shows as the school system’s summer feeding program was recently recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture by receiving the department’s Turnip the Beet award. The award recognizes the top summer feeding programs across the nation.

  • McQueen announces TNReady changes

    Education Commissioner Candice McQueen recently announced several new steps to improve the state’s TNReady student assessment, including recompeting the state’s current testing vendor contract. These improvements are being made after ongoing conversations with teachers, parents, education leaders, and policy-makers over the past several weeks and are aimed at addressing a number of areas of concern.

  • Icing on the ‘cup’cake

    Wartburg Central High School students Brynden Bales, Samuel Howard and Alana Shanley recently left their mark on cooking world, as the trio won the Cooking Around the World competition hosted by Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.  

    “We won the dessert portion of it,” Samuel Howard said. “The cupcakes were pre made by Disney, but we had to design and frost them.

  • Oakdale preschool hour off to great start

    A new program is off to a flying start at Oakdale School, as every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Sandra Helton hosts a preschool hour that is fun and educational for children between the ages of 2-5 that are not already in school.

  • RSCC looks to connect with adults through Reconnect

    Roane State Community College is trying to get the word out about the new Tennessee Reconnect program that will provide eligible adults with the opportunity to attend Roane State tuition-free.

    Last week, personnel from Roane State were at the Morgan County campus located at 150 Longview Drive in Wartburg to answer questions about the program.

  • 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.

  • Morgan County teachers win Flexible Seating Grant

        Two teachers have won a flexible seating mini grant sponsored by Morgan County Coordinated School Health. Flexible seating is a newer approach in education that allows various opportunities for student seating such as standing desks, wobble chairs, exercise balls, yoga mats and seating cushions. Research has shown that the benefits from flexible seating include improved memory retention, better cognitive performance, increase in physical fitness and a higher ability to concentrate. 

  • WCMS Incentive Program rewards readers