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Sullivan BOE addresses school calendar, AWOL teachers

Sullivan BOE addresses school calendar, AWOL teachers

November 11th, 2014 12:15 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County's 2015-16 school calendar could be a near perfect match of Kingsport's already-set school calendar. And teachers who take unpaid days off after exhausting their leave soon may have to explain their situation to a principal or supervisor.

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Initiative aims to get students thinking college

Initiative aims to get students thinking college

November 10th, 2014 10:00 pm by Rick Wagner

From bulletin boards that show where teachers got their college degrees to teachers wearing college attire, Kingsport City Schools is trying to be sure students are aware of the career-building college experience that awaits them.

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Policy change saves honor roll lunch for Hawkins students

Policy change saves honor roll lunch for Hawkins students

November 10th, 2014 2:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

Honor roll students at Hawkins Elementary School won't lose their reward lunch at Hardee's every nine weeks thanks to a decision by the Board of Education giving Director of Schools Steve Starnes authority to bend the rules at his discretion.

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A real turnoff: City schools' new energy program aims to save money by changing behavior

A real turnoff: City schools' new energy program aims to save money by changing behavior

November 9th, 2014 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools soon will have a new utilities policy that calls for turning off lights in unused rooms and unplugging water coolers, refrigerators, computers and vending machines during fall, spring or summer breaks unless they are needed.

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The future is now: Robotics, 3-D printing inspire D-B sophomores' career plans

The future is now: Robotics, 3-D printing inspire D-B sophomores' career plans

November 9th, 2014 8:00 am by Rick Wagner

Two self-professed future engineers are among students getting in some time with a 3-D printer at Dobyns-Bennett High School this year. Their creations include a train, chain and square puzzle, as well as small robots.

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Sevier Middle School newspaper captures two national awards

Sevier Middle School newspaper captures two national awards

November 8th, 2014 10:31 pm by Rick Wagner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Tri-Cities newspaper won two national awards Saturday. But it wasn't the Kingsport Times-News or Johnson City Press. Instead, it was a paper staffed by students, the Sequoyah Scribe.

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SPARK grant aims to light  a fire for fitness at Sevier

SPARK grant aims to light a fire for fitness at Sevier

November 8th, 2014 1:25 am by Rick Wagner

"The focus is on getting kids moving," Chelsea Johnson of BlueCross said during a ceremony in the library of Sevier early Friday afternoon. A group of students, the school's three physical education teachers and Principal Kim Harvey also attended.

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Hawkins BOE unable to cut cost of new Cherokee sewage treatment plant

Hawkins BOE unable to cut cost of new Cherokee sewage treatment plant

November 7th, 2014 8:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

After exploring several alternatives including grants, loans, and even the possibility of extending a Rogersville sewer line, the BOE agreed Thursday to move forward with a $669,480 project to replace Cherokee's 34-year-old wastewater treatment system.

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Hawkins BOE set to consider drug testing for students

Hawkins BOE set to consider drug testing for students

November 7th, 2014 12:40 am by Jeff Bobo

The board agreed to table the proposal for at least a month to give members a chance to study and compare the sample policies and give the idea some thought.

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The laptops are coming! The laptops are coming! Kingsport sixth-graders going high-tech

The laptops are coming! The laptops are coming! Kingsport sixth-graders going high-tech

November 7th, 2014 12:30 am by Rick Wagner

The Kingsport City Schools Board of Education, near the end of a more than 2.5-hour-long meeting, voted 5-0 to spend $381,667 to buy 630 Dell Latitude 3340 laptop computers.

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