McPheeters Bend Elementary faculty members and Principal Renee Bernard, third from left, posed with SCORE founder and former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, left, during the Oct. 28 ceremony in Nashville. (contributed photo)
(NOTE: Scroll down to view video produced by SCORE about each school.)
ROGERSVILLE — Two Hawkins County schools have already been celebrated at the state and county levels for improved student academic achievement.
On Wednesday, however, it’s time for students and faculty at McPheeter’s Bend Elementary and Mount Carmel Elementary to host their own celebrations.
Both schools were named by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) as two of Tennessee’s top three finalists for academic growth in the elementary school category.
During the SCORE award ceremony held in Nashville on Oct. 28, Norman Smith Elementary in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School District won in the elementary category.
But Hawkins County was the only school district statewide to have two schools recognized among the top three finalists in the same category by SCORE.
During student rallies Wednesday SCORE will present each schools with banners recognizing their success in improving. Local school officials will also be making presentations.
The McPheeters Bend event begins at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec.18, at the school gymnasium. The school is located at 1115 Goshen Valley Road, just south of Church Hill.
The Mount Carmel event is at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The school is located at 127 Cherry St.
SCORE produced a YouTube video about each school’s work, and both videos can be viewed below.
SCORE is a nonprofit nonpartisan education advocacy group based in Nashville founded by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
It is an advocacy and research institution that collaboratively supports Tennessee’s work to prepare students for college and the workforce.
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