Courtney Good, a sixth-grader at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, is one of Tennessee’s two top youth volunteers this year in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Participants in the After Hours Book Club, sponsored by the library, read a book every month and meet at a local restaurant to discuss it.
If you’re a Sullivan County property owner and you haven’t paid your 2018 county property taxes, time is running out to do so before late fees kick in. The deadline is Feb. 28. Penalties will be charged beginning March 1 at a rate of 1.5 percent per month.
Candidates for induction to the Burton hall of fame include former athletes, participants, achievers of extraordinary recognition, coaches and other contributors to the success of the school.
Staff from CVES and HES, as well as Special Education Supervisor Angela Jackson and her staff, were recognized by the Hawkins County Board of Education.
"Usually by the end of the year we will have identified about 65 of our students in Hawkins County as homeless. This helps faculty to understand how to identify them, what barriers they may have, and what we can do as a district ... to help alleviate some of those issues." — Dr. Michelle Harless
Members Mark Ireson and Paul Robinson voted against the update, which the other five board members approved. The vote makes it clear the board has not current plans to close Indian Springs Elementary.
Wayne Qualls, the same consultant who helped find recent Kingsport and Hawkins County school system heads, is a former Tennessee commissioner of education who is to charge $6,000 for the search.
After a 31-2 season, the varsity boys’ basketball team at Holston Middle School is advancing to the next level. The team will compete in Tennessee’s first ever middle school basketball tournament later this week.
An “age-old” question is about deed restrictions that prohibit at least part of the property from non-education uses, meaning it would have to be returned to the heirs of donors from the 19th or early 20th centuries unless the restrictions were overturned in court.
Reading proficiently by the third grade has long been considered a predictor of a student’s future academic success. Even so, only one in three students read proficiently by that point. That’s one reason why Ballad Health and seven local United Way organizations have committed $300,000 to third grade reading initiatives in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Sullivan County Board of Education members are to decide Thursday between two basic directions in the search for a new director of schools — using either the Tennessee School Boards Association or consultant Wayne Qualls. The board will meet 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting room of the health and education building in Blountville.
NICKELSVILLE – About 20 academically gifted students from Nickelsville and Dungannon elementary schools took a tour of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on Tuesday morning, without leaving the classroom.
As part of a new
The school system tested all classrooms as the school Thursday, Jan. 31, after concerns expressed online, including the social media site Facebook.
Sullivan County grades K-3 elementary students showed gains in recent screening tests given by the system, with evidence of improvement districtwide.