The Saturday Six – April 23, 2016

Today in the Saturday Six, we take a look at some key events that occurred during an incredibly important week for KCS… It was “Graduation and Beyond Week” throughout KCS, where elementary students and staff focused on school, college, and career opportunities that exist for ALL of our students.  It was exciting to see the passion and excitement that this focused week created in our schools.  The possibilities for all our students are endless!  Thanks to our KCS elementary counselors for planning and sponsoring this week.

  1. The week started with “My School Monday,” where students dressed in their school spirit wear.  Monday focused on celebrating the academic and social successes taking place at each student’s home school.
  2. Tuesday was “Heading to Middle School Tuesday,” with student dressing in the colors or spirit wear of their future middle school.  This day was about students looking ahead to the next step in their academic careers, focusing on how to get there and all the exciting opportunities that are available in middle school.
  3. Hump day was “Heading to High School Wednesday.”  Students dressed in D-B colors or spirit gear to consider how high school will help shape their future opportunities in life.
  4. Thursday was “College Wear Thursday.”  On this day, students dressed in their favorite college gear to think about life after high school and how higher education can prepare them for success as adults.
  5. The week concluded with “Dress for success Friday.”  Students across the district donned the attire of their desired career, considering all the dreams that are inside them as young children.  What a terrific week of activities to keep our students thinking not only about where they are today, but what the road to an exciting future can look like!
  6. Are these efforts paying off?  Two accolades were received this week that point to the fact that KCS students have access to some phenomenal, nationally-ranked environments.  The annual U.S. News and World Report ranking has identified D-B as one of the top high schools in America, and the Washington Post honored D-B as one of the most challenging high schools in Tennessee.  These are two key measures that indicate that KCS is on the right track in not only providing a world-class academic environment, but also in supporting students to very high levels of success.  Congrats to the students and staff that have worked so hard to reach these levels of success!

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