The KCS Saturday Six – October 31, 2015

  1. We truly are #OneKingsport.  Student ambassadors at Abraham Lincoln Elementary took part in a special leadership session with Kingsport Mayor John Clark this week, drawing important lessons from his life and leadership experiences.  It was not only a great opportunity for these incredible students to continue their growth as leaders, but also a wonderful example of how our local community actively supports our students.  Thank you Mayor Clark!
  2. Speaking of Mayor Clark and our local leaders, Kingsport City Schools was excited to be a part of this week’s OneKingsport Summit, drawing together a wide representation of Kingsport residents to plot the future of our great community.  Passion, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking drove a visioning process that points to an incredibly exciting future for Kingsport.
  3. It’s not easy to be perfect, but Dobyns-Bennett junior Cameron Phillips was just that this week, bowling the first 300 game in D-B’s bowling team history.  Talk about world class!  What an outstanding accomplishment for this terrific young man.
  4. It was also a big week for a KCS administrator, as Dr. Lamar Smith, Supervisor of Federal Programs, was honored as a finalist for the Supervisor of the Year award by the Tennessee Department of Education.  The award recognizes the top supervisors from across the state for their work supporting Tennessee’s schools and students.
  5. Oh, and speaking of perfect, KCS school cafeterias continue to receive perfect scores on their health inspections.  With the exception of one school that “only” scored a 99, all other school cafeterias inspected this year have received a score of 100.  Quite an accomplishment that speaks to the quality of the KCS School Nutrition program.
  6. And though last night’s gutty effort vs. Science Hill marked the end of the 2015 regular season for the D-B Football Team, their work continues next Friday night.  The Tribe opens the TSSAA playoffs in Murfreesboro at Blackman High School.  Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

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