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Education

  • Sunbright wins big with Manilow

    After more than a decade without music, Kortney Ross is rebuilding the music and band program at Sunbright School.
    Ross’ rebuilding efforts received a major boost last Wednesday, as Sunbright School received a $15,000 grant to purchase new Yamaha instruments after finishing third overall in the Manilow Music Project.

  • MCCTC awards
  • MCCTC set to open school-based business

    Morgan County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC) will soon open a business that will reach customers throughout the world.

    Steel Feather Productions will officially open April 1 and will sell items designed by MCCTC and are made using the school’s state-of-the-art Plasma Cutter.

    “This is going to be a school-based enterprise where we sell our metal art,” MCCTC Welding Instructor Tim Steelman said. “We’ll do special orders and we’ll have standard orders like Christmas and Easter.”

  • Morgan County Schools celebrate breakfast week

    To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Morgan County Schools is celebrating National School Breakfast Week this week, March 4-8, 2019 at no cost.

  • More than 50,000 Tennessee Promise students fill out FAFSAs

    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission recently announced that more than 56,000 Tennessee Promise applicants submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Feb. 1 deadline.

  • Petros-Joyner, Coalfield receive Read to be Ready grants

    Education Commissioner Candice McQueen recently announced the 218 public school recipients of the 2019 Read to be Ready Summer Grants, which will provide a total of $8,900,000 in funding for tuition-free, month-long literacy-focused summer camps for 8,910 students in need across the state. For summer 2019, the fourth year of the grant program, the department expanded students’ access to the program by changing the student-to-teacher ratio from 1:5 to 1:6. This allows more students to participate without sacrificing the quality and close-knit nature of camps.

  • FCCLA students represent WCHS in California

        Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held June 30-July 4 in Anaheim, Calif. More than 8,700 participants from across the country gathered together to attend leadership and program trainings, hear national speakers, meet youth leaders from across the nation, participate in Competitive Events and explore college and career options.

  • Annual reunion of Oakdale High School classes of 1959, 1960 and 1961 held

        This year marked the 15th consecutive year the class of 1960 has met for an annual reunion. For the past four years, the classes of 1959 and 1961 have joined in for this enthusiastic celebration.
        The day began by listening to the reading of every single name of classmates who have passed on. They will never be forgotten. Next, a short devotional of about 8-10 minutes was delivered and then food was eaten and eaten.  

  • Morgan County Schools new student registration set for July 22

    Morgan County Schools will have new student registration for the 2019-20 academic school year on Monday, July 22, 2019. A parent or legal guardian (legal documentation required) must enroll the student and provide the following information:

  • READ to be READY summer reading program held

        Forty-two Coalfield and Petros-Joyner students chose to spend part of summer break enjoying BOOKS! These students were excited to attend the READ to be READY summer reading program. More than 100 schools across the state were awarded grants that provided the funds to have a camp that would motivate and build students’ confidence in reading.