The Saturday Six “News and Notes” Edition – April 22, 2017

With less than a month until the end of the school year (19 school days to be exact… Seriously, where has this year gone?!?), this week the Saturday Six takes a look at some information you need to be aware of as the year draws to a close.  It will be a very busy four weeks, as the finish line approaches!

  1. The culminating event of the 2016-17 school year, Dobyns-Bennett Graduation, will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.  Barring any unforeseen weather issues, graduation will take place in J. Fred Johnson Stadium.  Make your plans now to come congratulate and send approximately 450 D-B seniors on to their next phase of life!
  2. The school year may be coming to a close, but it certainly doesn’t mean KCS activities stop for the summer.  In fact, a wide range of academic, arts, and athletics camps will be taking place all summer!  Everything from STREAM camps (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math), to music camps, to sports opportunities… There is something for everyone!  Click here to explore the full range of summer learning opportunities, including camp information and registration.
  3. Do you or someone you know need assistance with food over the summer?  KCS, in partnership with the U.S. Department of School Nutrition Services, provide a free breakfast and lunch program for children during most of June and July.  Meals are served at John Sevier Middle School for children 18 years and younger.  Click here to find out more about this free program.
  4. It would be a near impossibility to fully list all the events, concerts, awards days, field days, and athletic contests that are on the schedule in the coming month.  To help keep everything straight, the KCS website has an extensive schedule to keep you informed.  Click here to view the KCS Events Calendar.
  5. Did you know that we are less than one month away from the official 100 year anniversary of Kingsport City Schools?  On May 18, 1917, the KCS Board of Education met for the very first time.  On May 18, 2017 at 6 p.m., all living KCS BOE members, superintendents, and administrators are invited to a reunion reception at the Administrative Support  Center (400 Clinchfield Street, 3rd Floor).  You are invited to join us as well!  Come share in what will be the largest ever gathering of KCS Board members and superintendents.  It will truly be a special event, and we hope you will join us.
  6. One last plug for the KCS Hall of Fame!  May 1 marks the deadline for nominations for the 2017 class of the Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame.  This is the top honor that can be received by KCS employees, and we’re on the hunt to identify the best of the best!  Remember, all employee categories are eligible as long as the employee worked for KCS for a minimum of five years and has been retired for five years.  Please consider who you might nominate, and click here to submit that individual for consideration!

Such a busy month ahead of us!  Thank you for all you do to support Kingsport City Schools in our vision to be student focused and world class!

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