Representatives from Amazon Murfreesboro helped kids at Hobgood Elementary school kick off the year with a special surprise - $15,000 to expand STEM programs for the school's more than 700 students.
The Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance at Vanderbilt University (TERA) released the results from the 2019 Tennessee Educator Survey.
The Doug Young Educator of the Month from NewsRadio WGNS this time spotlights Lascassas Elementary interventionist Ashley Cates. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies and Toot's Good Food and Fun.
The Doug Young Educator of the Month salute from NewsRadio WGNS spotlights Cari Parr, a special education teacher at Barfield Elementary. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies and Toot's Good Food and Fun.
The Grove at Williamson Place was packed Tuesday evening as the Murfreesboro City Schools' held its Third Annual Employee Recognition Celebration.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is the recipient of Rutherford County's 2019 ATHENA International Leadership Award. Erin Rains is the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award.
Nineteen teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program (ESP) has planned a summer filled with fun and learning including science, art and technology camps.
The Doug Young Educator of the Month salute from NewsRadio WGNS spotlights Sonji Newman, a biology teacher at La Vergne High School. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies and Toot's Good Food and Fun.
Murfreesboro City Schools in conjunction with Middle Tennessee State University will host its first Club Marvel event of 2019 this Saturday morning from 9:00 until noon at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane.
Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2019 Teachers of the Year. The system-level teachers are Sarah Chumney from Cason Lane Academy and Dana Stem from Bradley Academy.
African American exhibits, cuisine, and much more will be featured Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 4:30PM, as Murfreesboro City Schools and Patterson Park Community Center celebrate The African American Cultural Celebration.
The Murfreesboro City School Superintendent feels "local control" is important, but we have "less local control" than ever.
Overall Creek Elementary is serving as the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative host school. Friday's event will introduce cohort members to resource-based thinking and help facilitate solutions development for regional STEM education challenges in West, Middle, and East Tennessee.
Murfreesboro City Schools will hold their last public meeting to discuss rezoning this week.
Trey Duke has been named Principal of Murfreesboro City Schools' newest elementary school, scheduled to open in August 2019. Duke will assume his new role in January and will oversee the opening and hiring for the school.
What started out as an idea from a Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Captain, became an amazing partnership between MFRD and the school systems to deliver some holiday joy to some local elementary students.
The Doug Young Educator of the Month salute from NewsRadio WGNS spotlights Buffy Brasier, a kindergarten teacher at Overall Creek Elementary. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies and Toot's Good Food and Fun.
Murfreesboro City School's 13th elementary school needs a name. The School Naming Contest is open now through November 16.
A supporting community packed the rotunda of the Murfreesboro City Hall Tuesday evening to say thank you to Dr. Linda Gilbert. The Tennessee Office of School Superintendents named her the Tennessee school superintendent of the year.
The City Schools Foundation's Back to School 5k/10k is this Saturday, September 15, 2018 with start time at 7 a.m. The Back to School Dash begins and ends at Overall Creek Elementary and features 5k and 10k USATF certified timed courses.
The 2019 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year was announced at the state banquet Sunday night in Gatlinburg. This year the honored award recipient was Dr. Linda Gilbert of Murfreesboro City Schools, representing the Mid-Cumberland region of Tennessee.
NewsRadio WGNS salutes educators making an impact on our local students with Educator of the Month. This time, it's Angelyn Pigg, a high school Calculus teacher at Central Magnet School. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies along with Toot's Good Food and Fun.
State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) congratulated students, parents and the staff in the Murfreesboro Public School District for being identified as a top 10 district based on improvement in 6-8 grade English language arts (ELA).
Murfreesboro City Schools officially broke ground on the 13th elementary school in the system.
Dr. Heather Knox, a fifth-grade mathematics teacher at Northfield Elementary, has been selected as a Tennessee State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Signing day is not just for athletes anymore. Murfreesboro City Schools will hold the signing day event for new teachers on Tuesday between 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Chris Gray, a 6th grade social studies teacher at Rock Springs Middle School, is this month's Educator of the Month. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies along with Toot's Good Food and Fun.
Murfreesboro City School's 13th elementary school is slated to open for the 2019-20 school year. The official groundbreaking for the school is planned for Tuesday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. The school site is located at 3275 St. Andrews Drive, just off Veterans Parkway.
Murfreesboro City Schools third annual camp for students with special needs is being held at Scales Elementary thru June 7. Fifty-Six children, in first through sixth grade, will participate in a week filled with square dancing, country critters and all things wild West.
Laura Davis, a 6th Grade Math Teacher at Rock Springs Middle School, is this month's Educator of the Month. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies along with Toot's Good Food and Fun.
The last of Rutherford County's high schools have given seniors their diplomas, signifying the start of a new chapter for thousands. The rest of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City students anticipate the start of summer break this week.
Approximately 600 Murfreesboro City School third-graders from six schools experienced MTSU farm life during a field trip. It was the culminating event of their Farm to School curriculum.
Murfreesboro City School's "Second Annual Employee Recognition Celebration" was held Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place. Reitring Black Fox Elementary Principal Joe Thompson received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Overall Creek Elementary, a Murfreesboro City School, was named a Tennessee Designated STEM School by the State of Tennessee during the STEM Innovation Summit in Nashville on May 8.
Murfreesboro's Director of Schools, Dr. Linda Gilbert, has been named the 2018 Mid-Cumberland Superintendent of the Year by her colleagues. Sixteen school districts from the following counties make up the Mid-Cumberland region: Montgomery, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson.
Murfreesboro City Schools will host kindergarten registration next Thursday and Friday for students who will enter kindergarten this coming school year (2018-19). Children must be five years old on or before August 15, 2018.
The public is encouraged to see a video about the impact of child abuse on impressionable young minds. It will be shown at 6:30 this Thusday night at MTSU's Ned McWherter Learning Resource Center.
Ryan Walters, a special education teacher at Blackman Middle School, is this month's Educator of the Month. It's sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, L&K Trophies along with Toot's Good Food and Fun.
Murfreesboro City Schools is preparing to take reading on the road this summer. They will add a library on wheels to encourage reading during the summer months and throughout the year. This mobile library is funded through Christy-Houston Foundation grant.
The Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) Competition Cheer Team has won their bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Disney this weekend.
Cindy Browning, a 2nd grade teacher at Siegel Elementary, is the latest NewsRadio WGNS Educator of the Month.
Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools will be closed again on Thursday.
Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to snowfall and hazardous road conditions.
The Murfreesboro City Schools have started a reading initiative called READ20. It encourages parents to read to their children 20-minutes every day.
Jennifer Monroe, 3rd Grade Teacher, Mitchell-Neilson Elementary, is the latest NewsRadio WGNS Educator of the Month.
The Murfreesboro City School Board is inviting parents and the community to participate in the district's strategic planning sessions.
Ty Maria Batts, 5th Grade Teacher, Cason Lane Academy, is the latest NewsRadio WGNS Educator of the Month.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) has announced the appointment of Adam Bryson as Principal for John Pittard Elementary. In addition, Cherrye Robertson has been named Assistant Principal at Bradley Academy.
Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program has announced programs planned for summer 2017 including science, art and technology camps.
Murfreesboro City Schools is the one of two districts in the region to complete the Project ADAM specifications and become a certified heart safe school district.
The Murfreesboro City Schools held an "Employee Recognition Celebration" Wednesday evening at the Grove at Williamson Place.
Shortly after 1:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, a maintenance crew's truck caught on fire in the front lawn of Northfield Elementary School.
Murfreesboro City Schools is accepting applications for peer models for the Integrated Preschool program at Black Fox and Northfield Elementary.
It's testing time for local school students. City Schools spokeswoman Lisa Trail tells NewsRadio WGNS while county students are wrapping up, Murfreesboro City students are testing all this week.
Twenty-five teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching after completing the MTSU/MCS Gifted Academy.
Students beginning kindergarten in 2017 and their parents are invited to preview day at the Murfreesboro City School to which they are zoned.
Music teachers and students from all 12 Murfreesboro City Schools will be participating in the 5th Annual MCS Festival Choir concert Thursday, March 9th.
Murfreeesboro City Schools will hold a Perfect Attendance Day this coming Tuesday (12/6/2016) to promote regular attendance and reduce chronic absence.
Mitchell-Neilson School is getting nationwide attention as a Leader in Me School.
The City Schools Foundation will kick off the 2016-17 school year with a 5K/10K run on September 17, 2016.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of the Murfreesboro City Schools, told WGNS that student growth has hit a plateau this year...
It's back to school time for area students in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools.
Murfreesboro City Schools will host a new parent welcome event on Thursday, August 4th, from 2-5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Patterson Park Community Center. This welcome party is designed for parents of students new to MCS entering grades one through six.
Murfreesboro City Schools announces the appointment of Shavon Davis-Louis as the principal for Cason Lane Academy.
With their final Murfreesboro City School Board meeting under their belts, two board members and the city council liaison will be retiring.
The Murfreesboro City School system continues to grow. Director Dr. Linda Gilbert says they're adding 10 classrooms and a gym at Hobgood and there's construction at Bradley Academy.
About 600 Murfreesboro City Schools' third-graders learned about the MTSU gardens and another 600 took in the dairy portion of the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center Thursday (May 12).
Murfreesboro City Schools is hosting a recruitment fair from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday, March 19. It's being held at Scales Elementary School on St. Andrews Drive.
The director of Murfreesboro City Schools shares the same feelings of frustration shared by other school systems, parents and educators concerning the technology failures of TNReady.
Rutherford County, Murfreesboro City and MTSU students will head back to the classroom Thursday as systems announce they'll be back in session.
With winter weather in the forecast this week, kids eagerly anticipate possible snow days. The voice parents of Murfreesboro City School children hear on the phone calling about weather altering class schedules is Lisa Trail. She's the spokeswoman for the city system.
"As we participate in the 94th annual celebration, Murfreesboro City Schools thanks all educational colleagues from administrators to volunteers who play a part in providing students with a quality, safe and nurturing environment to receive their education."
Just over 12-percent growth over the last two school years is leading Murfreesboro City Schools to add classroom space and consider a new school in the near future.
Murfreesboro City Schools are growing again this school year.
Schools within the city of Murfreesboro rank among the best in the nation as recently published in the education research website www.Niche.com. Educating children from prekindergarten through sixth grade, Murfreesboro City Schools are administered under the leadership of Dr. Linda Gilbert, director of schools.
School bells will ring this week first for Murfreesboro City students, then Rutherford County students.
Assistant Principal Jenny Ortiz has been named Principal at Bradley Academy Elementary. Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, announced Monday the appointment of Ortiz as Principal replacing Dr. Kim Fowler. Ortiz will assume her new role as principal immediately.
New parks in Murfreesboro will actually be a part of existing Murfreesboro City School campuses.
Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, announces the appointment of key individuals for the upcoming school year.
A former band teacher for the City of Murfreesboro School System was recently in court to face charges dealing with the sexual exploitation of a minor.
There is a reception from 4:00 to 6:00 this Thursday afternoon at MTSU's Todd Art Gallery. It is an invitational exhibition of artwork from students of Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools. The Winner's Circle exhibit runs now though May 29th.
This is the week students in Rutherford County Schools and Murfreesboro City Schools take the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program tests or T-CAP.
Murfreesboro City Schools will host a job fair. It's coming up Saturday, April 11th at Overall Creek Elementary School from 9am until 11am. The job fair is an opportunity for job applicants to meet principals and other support area administrators.
A couple of Murfreesboro City Schools musical events WILL take place this weekend, despite schools being out the past two days.
While the Tennessee General Assembly considers changes to educations standards in the state, a local schools leader suggests consulting educators.
The city schools received a $40,000 planning grant to increase the use of locally farmed food in school lunchrooms and to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers.
The florescent light of the hallway is blocked completely once you enter the dark, limestone cave. Rocks protrude from the walls, worms inch along the craggy terrain and the faint dripping of groundwater echoes through the expanse.
Parents and residents can review mathematics textbooks being considered for adoption by Murfreesboro City Schools in February.
2014 was the biggest growth year in the history of Murfreesboro City Schools.
Rutherford County state legislative leaders will join members of both the Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County School Boards for a joint meeting this week.
With election day coming up Tuesday, Murfreesboro City Schools are making plans to have voters in their buildings while school is in session.
It's a dilemma for every parent. When to keep their kids home from school when they don't feel well.
Students in Rutherford County Schools and Murfreesboro City Schools will only go a half day on Tuesday.
The faculty at one city school are encouraging others to get involved in community projects. Scales Elementary teachers are rapping their thoughts.
Murfreesboro City Schools will present an opportunity for job applicants to meet the city support area administrators on Tuesday, September 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
School has been back in session for two weeks now, but the celebration is just beginning. Murfreesboro City Schools spokesperson Lisa Trail says the Back to School Blast is slated for Saturday in Cannonsburgh.
Murfreesboro City Schools will kick off the nationally recognized bullying prevention program on Wednesday.
It's the week summer comes to an end for area school children. It's back to school week for both Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City school students and teachers.
We are getting closer, believe it or not, to back to school time for Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City students. In fact, it's just a little more than two weeks away.
NASHVILLE - We've been continuing to follow the story about TCAP results being delayed. Now, Governor Haslam is weighing in.
(MURFREESBORO) - WGNS reported Rutherford County School students would have TCAP scores reflected in their final report card, which will be given to students Thursday. We did find out from Murfreesboro City Schools spokesperson Lisa Trail that the system received a special waiver from the state and report cards went home without TCAP scores.
Summer brings a busy schedule for Murfreesboro City Schools. The CHOW (Combating Hunger on Wheels) program offers free breakfast and lunch. Plus, contractors and educators move quickly to complete construction of the new Overall Creek Elementary School.
Children do not have to register in advance, they simply stop by any of the locations at the designated times to enjoy a healthy meal.
On Thursday (5/8/2014), when the Education Consumers Foundation recognized Principal Joe Thompson for his role in making Black Fox Elementary one of the most effective schools in the state of Tennessee
Students in grades 3 through 8 will begin taking TCAP tests this week. Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County School systems are preparing for the T-CAP testing.
If your child plans to attend kindergarten at a Murfreesboro City School, you need to register on May 8th and 9th.
Mitchell-Neilson School will introduce the Leader in Me program in the 2014-15 school year and invites the public to attend an overview of The Leader in Me transformational leadership process.
A state Department of Education provision will allow Murfreesboro City School students to end classes early this year. City schools spokesperson Lisa Trail says the last half day of school has been changed to Wednesday, May 21st.
Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2014 Teachers of the Year. Teachers from each school were nominated for the prestigious education award given by the Tennessee Department of Education.
The city school's Overall Creek Elementary School has much work before it opens in July, but Principal Don Bartch's enthusiasm will make it happen!
Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the appointment of Laurie Offutt as the principal for the new Reeves-Rogers Elementary. Reeves-Rogers will reopen as a traditional kindergarten through sixth grade school in the 2014-15 school year.
Murfreesboro City Schools is pleased to announce the new mascot and logo for Overall Creek Elementary. Overall Creek will be known as the home of the Otters with a purple and gold color theme.
Murfreesboro City Schools will celebrate National School Counseling Week. The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for counselors who implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students.
Farm Credit of Mid America presents Hobgood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Chick Knitter and Principal Tammy Garrett with a check for $1,500. The check will cover the replacement parts needed to maintain the greenhouse currently located at Hobgood.
Murfreesboro City Schools, the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) and communities across the state will recognize the work of boards of education Jan. 19 – 25, 2014 during School Board Appreciation Week.
A day after formalizing ties with Murfreesboro City Schools, a Chinese education group deepened its partnership with area schools on Friday (7/12/2013) by signing a similar pact with Rutherford County Schools for cultural and educational exchanges.
It's less than a month before school starts back. Murfreesboro City Schools spokesperson Lisa Trail tells WGNS News now is the best time for parents to make sure their children have the proper vaccinations.
Wednesday was the deadline to suggest a new name for the soon to be built Murfreesboro City School off of Veterans Parkway. The question now is – what names were suggested and which name with the schools choose?
Unknown persons allegedly tried to start a fire next to a local school, that according to a Murfreesboro Police Report.
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