The KCS Saturday Six – December 5, 2016

  1.  Did you hear the news this week about Dobyns-Bennett being named to the College Board’s Annual AP District Honor Roll?  Once again this year, D-B was recognized as being among the nation’s elite schools in providing increased access to advanced placement coursework while maintaining or increasing student performance on AP exams.  It’s a great indicator of the tremendous success our students are achieving as they stretch themselves with rigorous coursework.
  2. Jackson Elementary School students and staff are also receiving impressive accolades, as they have been named a “Good Sports Always Recycle” school challenge winner.  The award, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company in conjunction with Food City, Waste Connections, and the University of Tennessee, is in recognition of Jackson’s extraordinary recycling club.  The program was inspired by the very successful “Rock and Wrap it Up” program.
  3. Roosevelt Elementary School are setting a high bar when it comes to service to our community.  The Roosevelt student food drive came to an end this week and when all boxes and cans were counted, over 1,800 pounds of food was donated and delivered to West View Baptist Church.  There are MANY families in our community that will be blessed this holiday season by the generosity of Roosevelt’s students, staff, and families!
  4. Speaking of the holiday season, have you noticed the KCS Activities Calendar lately?  Wow!  Our students will be very busy over the next few weeks as holiday concerts and performances take center stage.  Don’t miss out!  You can see the full activities calendar by clicking here.  Please join us and help celebrate the season!
  5. And while were talking about the holidays, don’t let the excitement of the season cause you to forget about what starts on January 1.  Beginning with the new year, KCS will begin accepting applications for the second class of the Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame.  The hall recognizes those key KCS employees that have made a significant impact on the students of Kingsport.  To find out more information about the KCS Hall of Fame (including how to nominate), please click here.  Who will you nominate this year for this prestigious honor?
  6. Caution… Here comes a shameless plug for the “We Are KCS Video Blog.”  Starting next week, we will begin publishing a video blog that will take you inside the schools and programs of KCS.  We’ll talk to students, teachers, and administrators and see the exciting things that are happening in classrooms across the district.  The first edition will feature some really engaging literacy work that is happening at Jefferson Elementary.  To learn more about the video blog, click here to see a promo video.  Please help spread the word!

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