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Lakewood 2nd grade students use Leggos for STEM activities.
Members of the Paris FFA Chapter in Tennessee were one of 43 teams participating in the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event (CDE).
November Hawks of the Month!
Daniel Edwards, Chief Petty Officer U. S. Navy spoke to Harrelson students and about 150 visitors on Veterans Day. He is a graduate of Henry County High School.
Serving in the US Air Force from 1964-68, is Jack Cunningham, visiting his VPK/HeadStart Pre-K student!
E. W. Grove School is awarded the 2015 Good Sports Always Recycle check for $1,000 to continue their recycling program.
Run like the Wind-ers! Javan and Titus named to the TSSAA All-State Cross Country team for the Division 1-AAA.
HCHS Madrigals perform a piece written specifically for them by Dr. Daniel Musselman at Union University,
Leadership-Experience-Opportunity: The LEO Club is back at HCHS! Thanks to the Lion's Club for sponsoring this service-minded group!
Patriot XL's Artists in Training group work with Greg Chandler to learn basic observational drawing skills with a focus on light source, value scale and shading
The Marching Patriots earned Superior Ratings as a Band in the 33rd Annual McDonald's Marching Invitational in Arkansas.
Patriot XL after school participants love the Deputy Dog program, training and nurturing the dogs from the animal shelter. (Wait a minute, is that a pig?)
Favorite children's books come to life at Henry Elementary School as teachers become the main character and read to PK-3rd graders.
Harrelson Hawks for October!
Big THANK YOU goes to HCSS Bus Drivers who raised over $1800 for fellow driver, Debra Dawson, who is currently battling cancer. All proceeds go to help with medical expenses.
At the beginning of the season the girls made a goal to make it to the championship game of their district...Ta da! They made it!
Lakewood Kindergarten-readiness class; Mom working with her child at an activity center! Family Resource Center facilitator, Judy Goad, observes.
See you at the pole, 2015!
Stomp out bullying!
Words can hurt; Use them to give value to others. Nashville STARS speaker, Eric Jones, talks to Sophomores about changing school climate.
Go Big Red! (Photo by Melissa Ray Walker)
Henry County Middle School Cross Country Girls team places first in the Patriot Classic!
Henry County Middle School Cross Country wins the Patriot Classic!
HCHS Cross Country team!
Representing for Team Harrelson are Team 4th grade, Team Middle School, Team Kid's Corner, Team Title, Team Administration, and Team Rotation.
Remember so that you can be a hero today.
HCHS Senior makes three "benchmark" benches as an Eagle Scout project to celebrate students who score 30 and above on their ACT. Name tags of students will be attached to the benches and will be displayed in the A-B Hallway.
Reaching adult learners in our community by inviting adult literacy advocates to each of our school's Open Houses.
These students are excited about signing up for Kid's Corner! (Funded by a Tennessee Lottery Education Afterschool Program grant)
Jill Coker is sworn in at the August meeting of the Henry County Board of Education. Coker is representing the 5th district.
Director of Schools, Brian Norton, welcomes members to the July Chamber of Commerce Coffee, hosted by the Henry County Board of Education.
Nutrition Services awards were held to honor 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, and 40 years of service to our schools!
New Teacher Orientation helps teachers prepare for that first week of school
Teachers attend technology in the classroom inservice and will enjoy on-site PD throughout the year courtesy of our IT Department.
Miss Tennessee, Hannah Robison, visited Tech Day with Henry County educators as Gov. Bill Haslam’s ambassador for character education and advocate for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Little General Patriot Corner donated $1,000 to the Family Resource Center's Weekend Backpack Food Program!
Congratulations Class of 2015!
Henry Elemetary. The path to high school graduation begins in Pre-K!
Lakewood Voluntary Pre-K students celebrate with friends and family by performing the "Tootie Ta" song!
Parents and friends of Harrelson's Head Start/Voluntary Pre-K students celebrated a year of learning!
Harrelson's Little Hawks get awards and basketballs for their dribbling skills!
HCHS students at Discovery Park of America in Union City as a reward for meeting the state benchmarks on the ACT.
Henry Elementary School's reading class students reached their class goal of 1000 Accelarated Reader (AR) points for the year.
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen talks with E.W. Grove students about teaching and learning in their school.
Our school nutrition teams are our heroes! Thanks to all of our school food service staff!
Save a Heart Day at Grove School began with a visit from the Air Evac Team, who landed in the school's parking lot.
Teachers have SMART boards in every classroom.
Don't pay for your FAFSA! It is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, https://fafsa.ed.gov
Classroom sets of Chromebooks, iPads, Asus tablets, laptops, and computer labs are available to all students.
The 30+ Club! Students score 30 and above on their ACT and all they got was this t-shirt...and a recognition ceremony, and a luncheon, and a few scholarships!
Henry students explain how they track their learning data in Patsy Barrow's class. The Henry County Board of Education meeting was held at Henry Elementary School.
Grove students pledge to graduate in 2018!
College and career readiness assembly at E. W. Grove School invites the high school principal, college presidents, and career representatives to motivate students to succeed.
A sophomore student gains permission from the Board for an Eagle Scout project at Henry Elementary School.
HCHS students show some love for our bus drivers on Bus Driver Appreciation Day!
Student gave gifts to drivers and thanked them for being their ride!
Bullying Prevention poster winners
Henry Elementary School students promote anti-bullying awareness
Use data to drive instruction
Harrelson Elementary School teachers
Look what I can do in Math!
Student ownership of learning.
Using the new Coin - U - Lators made possible by a Plus Endowment Grant
Tech labs in action!
Small group instruction helps students succeed!
Grove students pledge to graduate
Essay Contest Winners with Paris Henry County Ministerial Alliance
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014
Educating our present about our past to secure our future
Healty choices for healthy children!
Henry Elementary School celebrates Child Health Week
According to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Tennessee is still the fastest improving state in the U.S. since 2011. Across the nation, students struggled in math, but Tennessee students bucked the trend, rising to the top half of states on fourth grade math (up from #37 in 2013). This marks the first time Tennessee has ever ranked in the top half of states in any subject or grade. The results also remind us of key areas for improvement: literacy scores and achievement gaps. We recognize the urgency of improving in these areas, both of which are outlined in our strategic plan,
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Department sets priorities around literacy, teacher preparation, & college readiness
NASHVILLE— Commissioner Candice McQueen and the Tennessee Department of Education announced today three ambitious education goals for the state as part of a new five-year strategic plan called Tennessee Succeeds. Building on the progress and momentum the state’s districts, schools, teachers, and students have already created, the state will focus on three new overarching goals to guide its work through the next five years:
“Tennessee is one of the fastest improving states in the nation in student achievement because we’ve focused on higher standards and increased accountability, while working to better align state assessments to match our high expectations.” Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said. “Now it is time to build on that foundation and focus on some priorities that take us to the next level - in literacy, teacher preparation, and postsecondary readiness.”
Five priority areas will focus the department’s work in achieving these new goals:
The department will rely on multiple strategies to support the work in each priority area, including new literacy initiatives called Ready to Read and Read to be Ready – initiatives focused on providing high-quality literacy support for teachers of all grades. The department will also strengthen literacy instruction by working to deepen literacy requirements within licensure and educator preparation programs to better equip teachers with deep literacy knowledge and skills from the beginning. This is in addition to raising the number of classroom-ready teaching candidates graduating from Tennessee educator preparation programs prepared to meet the challenges of the classroom.
Among other strategies in direct support of the state’s Drive to 55 initiative, the plan calls for schools to leverage school counselors in new and purposeful ways to ensure students are successfully moving along the path to postsecondary. Expanding the number of high school students earning early postsecondary credits and industry certifications is also a critical strategy to broaden the reach of these programs to include students who have lacked these opportunities in the past.
You can read additional details about the department’s plan, Tennessee succeeds, online: http://1.usa.gov/1PtV80u.
To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Henry County schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 12-16, 2015. The theme, “School Lunch Snapshot” is all about sharing the best images of today’s school lunches.
National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Henry County schools. Schools will be decorating their lunch rooms, trying new menu items, and serving guests throughout the week. Director of Schools, Brian Norton will also be serving students.
“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium” said Norton “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program, and the appealing choices we offer”.
The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students everyday. The program, which has been serving the nation's children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole-grain rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.
The “School Lunch Snapshot” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association. Parents and students can follow the fun via the hashtag #NSLW. For more information about schools meals, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.