Excellence for Every Child
Dear Families and Staff,
Due to significant delays in receiving testing materials, and based on authority granted by Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candace McQueen, the Knox County Schools will suspend and cancel all remaining state TNReady and TCAP assessments in grades 3-8, effective immediately.
High school state assessments will continue as scheduled, including those for middle school students taking high school credit courses.
While assessment can be a useful part of the teaching and learning cycle, the considerable problems associated with TNReady this spring were starting to become a distraction to our educational work with children.
I want to thank our parents, students, and members of our community for their patience throughout this challenging assessment season. Our principals and teachers should be commended for their flexibility and professionalism throughout this very frustrating process, and for always keeping their focus squarely on the needs of our students.
I hope you have a great evening, and a wonderful end to the school year!
Dr. James P. McIntyre, Jr.
Knox County Schools
6th Annual Summer String Academy
The 6th annual Summer String Academy will be held at Peace Lutheran Church July 18-22!
Classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players of ALL ages on Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.
**Instruments provided if needed***
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application today!
Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.) brings animal-assisted therapy and visitation programs to a wide range of facilities in East Tennessee. H.A.B.I.T. organizes a network of volunteers who, with their pets, visit nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, elementary and middle schools, hospitals, and public libraries. H.A.B.I.T. volunteers will bring their medically and behaviorally evaluated dogs to schools so that the students can interact with them. Students receive psychological and physical benefits from animal interaction. The goal of H.A.B.I.T. is to bring a nonjudgmental and unconditionally loving animal into the schoolhouse to create a supportive environment for students.
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8th Grade Dance Bearden Banquet Hall