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Knox County Schools Observes 9/11

The Knox County Schools is observing 9/11 in a variety of ways:

Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m., Bearden Middle School (1000 Francis Road): Teaching 9/11.
This program will teach community and students about the events of that tragic day by using cross-curricular strategies, dimensional analysis and Common Core State Standards best practices. The program will be led by Steve Shedden, Lead Teacher at Bearden Middle School and Tennessee Common Core Math Consultant and Math Coach. Shedden also is a retired NYPD lieutenant, who has a personal connection to 9/11. Lt. Shedden will be available before and after the session.

Sept. 12, Several schools: Medal of Honor recipients’ visits, school assemblies.
As part of the Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville, Medal of Honor (MOH) recipients will fly in Blackhawk helicopters to several schools on Sept. 12 and visit with students during assemblies and small-group encounters. Medal of Honor recipients will visit the following Knox County Schools:
  • 9:35 a.m.: Hardin Valley Academy (11345 Hardin Valley Road)
  • 9:35 a.m.: L&N STEM Academy (401 Henley Street)^
  • 9:40 a.m.: Cedar Bluff Middle School (707 N. Cedar Bluff Road)
  • 9:50 a.m.: Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike)*
  • 10:00 a.m.: Holston Middle School (600 Chilhowee Drive)
^Students and staff of L&N STEM Academy will gather at the World’s Fair Park Amphitheatre to hear from two MOH recipients, followed by a student program.
*As part of the observance at Central High School, the Choral Music Department will present a patriotic program in the auditorium, 10:30-11:30 a.m., featuring military personnel from all branches as well as the MOH recipients.

Other 9/11 observances include the following:
  • Sept. 11, West High School (3300 Sutherland Avenue): Moment of silence and flags at half staff.
  • Sept. 11, 9:00 a.m., Karns High School (2710 Byington Solway Road): Air Force Junior ROTC and Karns High School Ensemble will gather at the school’s flagpole for a musical tribute and playing of military Taps.
  • Sept. 11, 8:00 a.m., Halls Elementary School (7502 Andersonville Pike): Students and staff will gather at the flagpole for a brief ceremony.