With the arrival of Spring just around the corner, there is so much going on throughout Kingsport City Schools! To help keep you fully informed, this week the Saturday Six is taking a look at six things that have happened, or are about to happen, around KCS. What a busy time!
This week, students at Lincoln Elementary School took part in a unique math and team-building activity, constructing a house through the “If I Had a Hammer” program. This cooperative hands-on activity, sponsored by community partners such as Eastman and RCAM, provided 5th graders the chance to work together and support each other to achieve a completed build. What a great opportunity!
This past Tuesday, over 100 retired KCS teachers gathered in the Administrative Support Center Tennessee Room for the annual Retired Teachers Association Brunch. This celebration of our former teachers honors the legacy of Kingsport education. In addition to recognizing our former educators, special thanks also goes to the D-B Culinary Arts program for providing and serving the meal, as well as the D-B Air Force Junior ROTC unit for preseting the colors and helping welcome our guests.
- On Thursday, March 16, students from across Kingsport came together for the annual City-Wide Choral Festival. This event highlights the musical talents of many KCS students, and is a wonderful example of the commitment to the arts exhibited by our entire community. Want to hear more? Click here to hear a reply of the concert, courtesy of WCSK Radio, 90.3 FM. the Voice of Kingsport City Schools!
- Speaking of musical commitment, the next generation of KCS band members is ready to launch! Instrument placement days for 5th graders attending Robinson and Sevier Middle Schools are upon us. Students attending Robinson will have their instrument placement day today, Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at RNR. Student attending Sevier will select their instruments on Monday, March 20 from 4 – 7 p.m. at JSMS.
- This coming Thursday, March 23, 2017, KCS will hold a special kindergarten registration event and pre-k screenings (not registrations). Kindergarten registration will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at all KCS elementary schools for Kingsport residents with children five years of age on or before August 15, 2017. Pre-kindergarten screenings for the 2017-18 school year will take place at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium (1550 Ft. Henry Drive) from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Only Kingsport residents with children four years of age on or before August 15, 2017 are eligible for pre-k screenings. Click here for additional information related to kindergarten registration and pre-k screenings.
And finally, spring sports are underway all across KCS! Student athletes at D-B, Robinson, and Sevier are all hard at work. Come out and support the Tribe this week!.