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School board talk block scheduling, dress code
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Director of Schools Dr. Donna Wright talked of going to a 4x4 modified block scheduling for the 2015-16 school year. 

“It maximizes student opportunities and for our teachers as well,” said Wright. 

Wright said it would be no less than 75-minute classes, and bell-to-bell instruction. The break would allow for intervention and enrichment time as well. 

Wright said under the current 7-period plan, students could only get to pre-calculus because of only being able to take one math class a year. In the modified 4x4, a student could exit with Calculus I and II completed. Wilson Central High School Principal Pat Suddarth was in the audience for the meeting, and was in support of the return. 

“It’s more manageable,” said Suddarth. 

The school board also discussed the dress code. The item had been deferred a few times because of some language that needed to be cleaned up. The school board didn’t like some of the vague terms that were left up to judgment for teachers and administrators. 

“Either we are going to have a dress code and enforce it or we aren’t going to have a dress code,” said Don Weathers. 

The changes stated that the teacher or administrator can take appropriate action if what the student is wearing is causing an “inteference or disruption to the operation of the school.”

The change was approved by the school board. 

Gladeville Elementary Principal’s List, Honor Roll
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Principal’s List

2nd Grade:  Abby Adams, Katelyn Breese, Nathan Cook, Margaret Davis, Seniah Harding, Amilyah Johnson, Presley Lannom, Avery Lee, Chandler Meacham, Kaitlynn Miller, Matthew Nye, Elyse Patterson, Zane Reynolds, Teagan Richey, Reed Siddell, Cy Taylor, Semaj Toussaint, Amelia Underwood, Daniel Vertrees

3rd Grade:   Paige Barkstrom, Cage Beal, Cyrus Bennett, Branton Champion, Aaron Clapa, Kelsey Ferguson, Carolina Gonzalez, Lainey Hitt,  Ali Jones, Addison Kahrs, Ember Keeler, Kalyn Killian, Toby Mattone,  Jarrid Moffit, Bailey Oldham, Kayla Ollie, Jayden Poole, Hayden Riddle, Sebastian Roll, Josh Smith, Brooklyn Sowell, Leo Tarusov, Cayson Walz, Brayden Williams

4th Grade:  Alexandra Borgic, Ethan Brown, Greer Davis, Karli Foster, Cason Fournier, Madyson Graves,  Ananda Irwin, Rubi Morris, Jamey Ricketts, Sophie Roberts, Lili Rodriguez, Shelby Russom, Isaac Schafer, Macy Wimberley, 

5th Grade:  Anniston Bean, Alexa Borski, Davis Brewer, Faith Cook, Clayton Duke, Kylie Fox, Will Hamilton, Ethan Hunter, Alli Johnson, Adler Kerr, Madison Kibbe, Kanan Kolesnikoff, Riley Kraus, Tammy Le, Kennedy McAfee, Mason Melton, Gabriel Mencia, Addison Myatt, Tatum Riddle, Tryston Roney, Katy Rowe, Erin Tucker, Sulley Vincion, Whitney Yankura

Honor Roll 

2nd Grade:  Konnor Adelsberger, Branden Anderson, Katrina Barnhill, Katelyn Barth, Clay Brewer, Mikael Brooks, Atticus Christol, Lance Corn, Ava Cowman, Molly Dillard, Bianca Docarmo, Brody Fly, Lola Fowlie, Spencer Green, Tyler Griffin, Aalivia Jackson, Jimmy Jones, Bobby Ke, Parker Klein, Isabelle Lamberson, Haylee Marshall, Avery Mathis, Valerie McCaleb, Logan McHugh, Aiden Mervar, Thomas Midgett, Isaiah Muraira, Gracie Jo Powell, Jon Ryan Russell, Shelby Sergeant, Caden Stancliff, Talon Thompson, Ulysses Torres, Chris Whitlock, 

3rd Grade:  Joshua Armistead, Annabelle Beeler, Olivia Betham, Adam Blankenship, Andrew Blythe, Isaiah Brymer, Devon Burroughs, Riley Christie, Lilly Clark, Hailey Dobson, Luci Donini, Abbie Dwyer, Eli Fears, Michelle Friedman, Kaden Garcia, Cassidy Goddard, Angelina Harris, Braylon Hill, Jordan Hobbs, Claire Hood, Summer Hodge, Chandler Hurst, Brayden Hutchinson,  Natalie Iozia, Julian Johnson, Brileigh Kenworthy, Macie King, Trenton Lewis, Danielle Lloyd, Allie Luma, Landon Mason, Lilly Matthews, Dayvon McNeely, Dalton Muraiara,  Trent Myatt, Elliot Patterson, Alexis Prescott, Jessica Reeves, Carley Ruckman, Daniel Schuster, Anna Scott, Mason Snider, Taylor Snyder, Kelsey Stevens, Kate Stone, Cameron Thomas, Akeley Thompson, Mattison Trammell, Myles Youngman

4th Grade:  Katie Bollinger, Lauren Carter, Tucker Cook, Eric Curtis, Gage Eastland, Luke Ferrell, Kate Grandstaff, Kaleo Grooms, Dylan Guethlein, Ben Guthormsen, Jaelyn Hedrick, Ally Hoffner, Matthew Howard, Kortney Jackson, Leah Lannom, Palmer Leonard, Rachel Malone, Tyler Mattone, Matt Morris, Tyson O’Brien, Jay Park, Brantley Pilcher, Gracie Powers, Colin Sadler, Jordan Selby, Ryan Smith, Braiden Staton, Keller Stone, Brody Towner, Kate Tresner, Abby Wade

5th Grade:   Cailin Aguilera,  Jacob Armistead, Leah Grace Beazley, Bryce Booth, Jordan Bush, Madison Carey, Megan Cartee, Eve Cashion, Brandon Coffey, Carissa Cook, Chloe Crabtree, Kailyn Ferguson, Anna Fergusson, Olivia Gessford, Treston Goddard, Wilson Greenwood, Austin Harkleroad, Nick Henry, Josie Howard, Chase Hoyt-White, Ca

Hagerty talks growth in State of the City
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Mayor Ed Hagerty stressed that we need to take a look at the bigger picture of Mt. Juliet in his State of the City address Wednesday. 

North Starbucks changes plans, gets approved
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

After receiving a negative recommendation by the Planning Commission, the developers of the new Starbucks fixed their plans and got approved Monday. 

MJSAC moving forward with new building
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mt Juliet Senior Activity Center moves forward with plans for a new building. The board of directors unanimously voted to accept a “letter of intention to donate “and move forward with the project. Lifelong members of Mt. Juliet, The Crawford Family, graciously donated property to build a new 18,772 square foot plus senior center. According to the terms of the letter, the center has two years from the closing date to raise the estimated two million dollars needed to build the center.

Plans are underway to kick-off a Capital Campaign for the project. The community is invited to participate in the fundraising efforts. “No contribution is too small”, says center Director, Linda McClanahan. 

The mission of the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center is to provide a place for older adults to gather for social, educational and recreational activities and to alleviate isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Over 100 programs are offered in Arts & Crafts, Drama & Music, Education, Recreation & Wellness, Socials, Travel, Community Services and Special Events. More than 700 members participate in the various programs and membership continues to grow daily.

“I don’t know what I would do without the senior center” says member Dot Burks. “After my husband died I was depressed and lost. I have made so many friends and the wonderful activities have brought joy back into my life”. 

“My husband and I are new to Mt. Juliet and the center was just what we needed to quickly become engaged in our new community. We are exercising, traveling and have made so many new friends”, says a very active new couple.

Architect, Sam Anderson has designed the new center that will have double the current space and it is all on one level. The plans include a large multi-purpose room that would accommodate events with over 200 participants. Some of rooms include: An art room, billiard room, a large group exercise room for classes, a workout room with equipment for seniors, a library/computer lab, offices, meeting rooms and more. A large atrium with an impressive donor wall and art gallery is a part of the plans as well.

The community is invited to visit the current center to see firsthand the “mission in motion”. To make a contribution please contact the director, Linda McClanahan at (615)758-9114.

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