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Gresham Middle School is ranked first in Knox County for growing students (TVASS scores) for the second year in a row. Also, Gresham is ranked first in the county for a three year average for TVASS scores. Gresham received the best grades for Knox County middle schools on the state report card. We are ranked in the top 3% in the state for growth and achievement for schools that take TCAPs. Click the heading for Full Details.
A team of students from Gresham Middle School have worked since September 2014 to design an experiment through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program’s (SSEP) Mission 7 to the International Space Station (ISS). Their experiment was chosen through a national review at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and recently completed the NASA Flight Safety Review. Now, students are refining the experiment for flight configuration before sending it to NanoRacks, LLC in early June for payload integration. This experiment measures the effects of microgravity on antibiotics. It is expected to be transported to the ISS aboard SpaceX-7 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 19, 2015. This date is subject to change according to NASA’s requirements. For the full story, visit knoxschools.org.
Several students participated in the GMS Foundations "Starry Night" art contest. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mentions had their work displayed at the Knoxville Museum of Art for the Soiree. 1st palce in 8th grade and best of show was Haley G., 1st place in 7th grade was Chloe W., and 1st place 6th grade was Eldric K. Congratulations to all art student participants.
Congratulations go to Chloe P. of Team 7B! She has recently won 2nd place in the Big Essay Contest! This annual event is sponsored by the Oak Ridge Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG). It is for recognition of outstanding essays from students in grades 6-8 throughout East Tennessee. The purpose of this competition is to recognize the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout the history of our country. Student winners received cash rewards and certificates during the Big Scholarship Luncheon at the Oak Ridge Civic Center on March 24, 2015.
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