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NOW HIRING: Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Friday
NOW HIRING: Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Friday

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's American Job Center (AJC) in Murfreesboro will host a hiring event for Yates Services and Envision AESC this Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m

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Discovery School in Murfreesboro Named National Blue Ribbon School
Discovery School in Murfreesboro Named National Blue Ribbon School

The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Spokesperson Lisa Trail talks about Absenteeism
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Cheering City Schools' crowd propels Lady Raiders
Cheering City Schools' crowd propels Lady Raiders

If Murfreesboro School Director Linda Gilbert and about 7,000 screaming Murfreesboro City Schools' students have their way, the Education Day partnership with MTSU and the Lady Raiders basketball team will never end.

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Providence Christian Academy Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in Enrollment
Providence Christian Academy Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in Enrollment

The total enrollment for students in PreK- 12 grade has increased 25% from last school year and PCA now has more than 470 students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Total Eclipse = Total Excused Absence if Not Present at Rutherford County Schools
Total Eclipse = Total Excused Absence if Not Present at Rutherford County Schools

UPDATE: The Rutherford County School Board voted Wednesday night to close schools on Monday (8/21/17) for the total eclipse event because of concerns about safety.

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New addition at Black Fox Elementary opens this Thursday
New addition at Black Fox Elementary opens this Thursday

The new addition cost a little over $2-million and allows for the schools capacity to reach the 1,000 student mark.

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All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August
All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August

Murfreesboro City Schools invites parents, students and families to its district-wide open house. All Murfreesboro City Schools will be hosting an open house at their school on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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Almost time to register your child for kindergarten in Murfreesboro
Almost time to register your child for kindergarten in Murfreesboro

Kindergarten registration is coming up in May for the 2017-2018 school year in the City of Murfreesboro. Greg Lyles, Coordinator of Community Initiatives for the City Schools, stated...

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UPDATE: FIVE New Schools for Rutherford County
UPDATE: FIVE New Schools for Rutherford County

UPDATE: The Town of LaVergne wants to see the Rutherford County Schools building plan change slightly to allow for a reconstruction addition to the LaVergne Middle School sooner rather than later.

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Former Murfreesboro City Schools Band Teacher asked for a new trial - No go
Former Murfreesboro City Schools Band Teacher asked for a new trial - No go

Former Murfreesboro City Schools band teacher Lavar Jernigan has appealed his conviction after he was found guilty of six counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Will school vouchers affect Rutherford County Schools?
Will school vouchers affect Rutherford County Schools?

School Vouchers continue to be discussed by the Tennessee General Assembly, but Rutherford County Schools do not fall in the category of under-performing like some schools in the state.

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Murfreesboro Schools job fair
Murfreesboro Schools job fair

Murfreesboro City Schools is hosting a teacher recruitment fair from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Saturday, March 18 at Scales Elementary School.

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Black Fox Elementary School To Get 10 Classrooms, $2.2 Million Expansion
Black Fox Elementary School To Get 10 Classrooms, $2.2 Million Expansion

Black Fox Elementary recently broke ground with a $2.2 million expansion project which includes ten additional classrooms, storage and parking.

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4th Largest School System in TN is in Rutherford County
4th Largest School System in TN is in Rutherford County

The number of school students in Rutherford County is growing at a rapid rate, now surpassing Hamilton County. James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School system, told WGNS...

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Friday Groundbreaking at Black Fox Elementary School
Friday Groundbreaking at Black Fox Elementary School

Murfreesboro City Schools will celebrate the expansion of Black Fox elementary with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday (Jan. 20, 2017).

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Reminder: Schools to reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Reminder: Schools to reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Murfreesboro City Schools will reopen this Wednesday after the extended holiday break.

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Murfreesboro Education Gala Set for February 3, 2017
Murfreesboro Education Gala Set for February 3, 2017

"This year's event will highlight Cason Lane Academy," says Board Chair Ben Parsley. "At this 10th year celebration, we are also thrilled to honor one of the charter members of The City Schools Foundation -- Mr. John Floyd."

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SATURDAY: Taste of Latin America at Bradley Academy School
SATURDAY: Taste of Latin America at Bradley Academy School

From 10 am until 2 pm students and families can experience music, food, dances, art and activities from Latin America.

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9th Annual Foundation & Fashions set for Thursday night
9th Annual Foundation & Fashions set for Thursday night

Money raised by The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools' pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

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World Peace Day and the Pinwheel Project at Bradley Academy in Murfreesboro
World Peace Day and the Pinwheel Project at Bradley Academy in Murfreesboro

Bradley Academy school students in Murfreesboro are celebrating Peace Day Wednesday by placing pinwheels in the ground outside of the school.

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MTSU Partners with United Way to Promote Healthy Lifestyles in Youth
MTSU Partners with United Way to Promote Healthy Lifestyles in Youth

On Wednesday, September 14, more than 120 students from Middle Tennessee State University assembled nearly 2,700 healthy snack packs in partnership with United Way's Hometown Huddle.

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Recently, Murfreesboro Schools held their  First Farm Saturday at Cason Lane Elementary
Recently, Murfreesboro Schools held their First Farm Saturday at Cason Lane Elementary

The Murfreesboro City Schools Farm to School program hosted their First Farm Saturday at Cason Lane Elementary on Saturday, August 27.

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 Tennessee Education Department Announces 2016-17 Principal of the Year Finalists
Tennessee Education Department Announces 2016-17 Principal of the Year Finalists

Robin Newell, the Principal of Mitchell Neilson Schools in Murfreesboro, has been selected as one of the nine finalist in Tennessee.

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After School Activities Helps Student Performance
After School Activities Helps Student Performance

Parents who utilize the MCS Extended School Program (ESP) should find more benefits than just the convenience of after school care.

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This Past Saturday, Kids Enjoyed a Back to School Blast
This Past Saturday, Kids Enjoyed a Back to School Blast

Murfreesboro City Schools held their back to school blast this past Saturday. The event was at the Cannonsburgh Village.

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Tackling Dyslexia in Tennessee Schools
Tackling Dyslexia in Tennessee Schools

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen unveiled today a roster of education leaders and advocates to serve on the Dyslexia Advisory Council, a group designed to explore ways to screen students for characteristics of dyslexia and identify resources for teachers to support students with the characteristics of dyslexia.

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Administration Changes within the Murfreesboro City Schools
Administration Changes within the Murfreesboro City Schools

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is proud to announce the appointment of key individuals in leadership positions for the upcoming school year.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Back to School Blast will be Next Saturday
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Back to School Blast will be Next Saturday

This year over 18 community agencies will combine with several emergency responder vehicles, the mobile library, mobile health unit and snack stands to celebrate the new school year.

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New Principal at Thurman Francis Arts Academy in Smyrna
New Principal at Thurman Francis Arts Academy in Smyrna

Jeff McCann will be the next principal of Thurman Francis Arts Academy in Smyrna, Director of Schools Don Odom announced.

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A Positive Special Needs Camp at Scales Elementary School
A Positive Special Needs Camp at Scales Elementary School

Murfreesboro City Schools offered their first ever special needs camp at Scales Elementary from June 6 - 10.

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More PE (Physical Acitivity) for Elementary Students in Tennessee
More PE (Physical Acitivity) for Elementary Students in Tennessee

Starting in July Tennessee students in elementary schools will be doing more of just that with a change in state law that will require them to get additional physical activity.

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More on the Transgender Bathroom Issue in Local Schools
More on the Transgender Bathroom Issue in Local Schools

The directive by President Obama on Monday instructs all public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, not their gender from birth...

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Only 25% of High School Students in TN are Physically Active One Hour Daily
Only 25% of High School Students in TN are Physically Active One Hour Daily

Approximately 25 percent of Tennessee high school students indicated they were physically active for one hour per day; the national rate was 27.1 percent.

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1,200 School Children to visit the MTSU Dairy Farm Thursday
1,200 School Children to visit the MTSU Dairy Farm Thursday

The annual trip provides an opportunity for school children, most of who live in the city, to visit a working farm and discover where many of their food products and other farm things come from.

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Mike Huckabee to Speak in Murfreesboro
Mike Huckabee to Speak in Murfreesboro

Former Presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is the keynote speaker for the 20th annual Legacy of Light Gala benefiting Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS) on Thursday, April 28.

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First of Five New Schools ON GO in Rutherford County
First of Five New Schools ON GO in Rutherford County

The Rutherford County Commission voted unanimously on March 17 to fund the first year of the Rutherford County Schools' building plan.

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Hobgood Students Use Tech App to Unlock Virtual Classroom
Hobgood Students Use Tech App to Unlock Virtual Classroom

Students in Ms. Gilliland's fifth grade class at Hobgood Elementary are experiencing the wonders of technology through the use of their iPads and an online app named Aurasma.

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Music teachers and students from all 12 Murfreesboro City Schools will be participating in the 4th Annual Murfreesboro City Schools Festival Choir con
Music teachers and students from all 12 Murfreesboro City Schools will be participating in the 4th Annual Murfreesboro City Schools Festival Choir con

Music teachers and students from all 12 Murfreesboro City Schools will be participating in the 4th Annual Murfreesboro City Schools Festival Choir concert Thursday, March 10.

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Kindergarten Registration is Nearing in Murfreesboro
Kindergarten Registration is Nearing in Murfreesboro

Kindergarten registration will be here before you know it. Lisa Trail, spokesperson for the Murfreesboro City School System told WGNS news...

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Murfreesboro Schools ranked #5 in state for Teacher Support
Murfreesboro Schools ranked #5 in state for Teacher Support

Teacher.org has analyzed 107 school districts in Tennessee and announced that the Murfreesboro City Schools has been ranked as the 5th best school for Teacher Support in the state.

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Over 100 New Teachers Needed in the Murfreesboro Schools - Job Fair
Over 100 New Teachers Needed in the Murfreesboro Schools - Job Fair

The fair is designed to match qualified candidates to the over 100 anticipated available teaching positions within the pre-k through 6 grade school system for the 2016-17 school year.

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School voucher bill is moving forward in Tennessee, some dead against the idea in Rutherford County
School voucher bill is moving forward in Tennessee, some dead against the idea in Rutherford County

An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full House vote.

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Mother says her son was expelled from Siegel High School under the
Mother says her son was expelled from Siegel High School under the "Zero Tolence" rules for drugs, but in reality he was sick

The mother of a 15-year old Siegel High School student is upset with the Rutherford County School system and Siegel High for expelling her son for a full year.

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Thinking of a school change for your youngster?
Thinking of a school change for your youngster?

Registration is required to attend Visitors' Day. To register for Visitors' Day or to schedule an individual tour, call (615) 904-0902 or email Pete Majors, Director of Enrollment Management/ Marketing...

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Photo Released of truck doing donuts in the grass at Northfield Elementary School
Photo Released of truck doing donuts in the grass at Northfield Elementary School

Surveillance video at Northfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro shows that someone in a Dodge Ram truck had a little fun on the grass.

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Providence Christian Academy will host the annual PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, October 31
Providence Christian Academy will host the annual PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, October 31

"The Fall Festival will offer indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment for children of all ages," says Bette McFarland, PCA Development Director.

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Murfreesboro City Schools continue to grow
Murfreesboro City Schools continue to grow

Murfreesboro City Schools are growing again this school year.

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Bomb threat called in at Black Fox Elementary School a hoax
Bomb threat called in at Black Fox Elementary School a hoax

Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS that students were transported to a different school after the threat was called in...

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Husband and Wife arrested in Murfreesboro after alleged sexual battery against a 13-year old
Husband and Wife arrested in Murfreesboro after alleged sexual battery against a 13-year old

Apparently a 13-year old child spent the night in the McCord home, which is where the said abuse took place.

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New parks in Murfreesboro will be attached to City School Campuses
New parks in Murfreesboro will be attached to City School Campuses

New parks in Murfreesboro will actually be a part of existing Murfreesboro City School campuses.

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State of TN says that children need to get their immunizations
State of TN says that children need to get their immunizations

Immunization requirements apply to any student enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time including all Kindergarten students. Requirements also apply to all rising seventh graders.

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New principals announced in Murfreesboro Schools
New principals announced in Murfreesboro Schools

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, has announced the appointment of key individuals for the upcoming school year.

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Murfreesboro City Schools set $65,776,937 budget
Murfreesboro City Schools set $65,776,937 budget

The $65,776,937 MCS budget was developed based on infrastructure and personnel essential to assure the success of Murfreesboro's children. It is constructed on an enrollment of 8419 students...

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It is almost time to register your kids for kindergarten
It is almost time to register your kids for kindergarten

It is almost time to register your children for kindergarten for the Murfreesboro City Schools. Public Information Officer Lisa Trail tells News Radio WGNS...

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Options: Local private school to host an open house April 1

Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day for prospective students on Wednesday, April 1 from 8am-noon. During Visitors' Day, prospective students entering 1st- 12th grade and their families...

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Locally farmed food at the Murfreesboro City Schools
Locally farmed food at the Murfreesboro City Schools

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.

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Local private school to host open house

Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day on February 16 from 8am-noon and an Open House on Saturday, February 28 from 9-11am.

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Discovery School at Bellwood is now accepting applications
Discovery School at Bellwood is now accepting applications

Application deadline is Friday, January 9, 2015.

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Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg and wife, Jeanne honored
Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg and wife, Jeanne honored

Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg and wife, Jeanne, join an elite group of public servants to be honored by The City Schools Foundation...

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Providence Christian Academy invites you to come and visit
Providence Christian Academy invites you to come and visit

Providence Christian Academy invites prospective students and their families to attend PCA Visitors' Day on Wednesday, December 3rd from 7:45am-noon.

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The City Schools Foundations Announces Recipients of 2014 Grants
The City Schools Foundations Announces Recipients of 2014 Grants

The foundation will distribute approximately $50,000.00 in this round of grant approvals.

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Healthy Me, Healthy You in Murfreesboro

The Discovery Center, Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools are proud to present Healthy Me, Healthy You...

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Want to work for the Murfreesboro City Schools?
Want to work for the Murfreesboro City Schools?

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.

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Can you volunteer to help refurbish local playgrounds?
Can you volunteer to help refurbish local playgrounds?

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is partnering with Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools to refurbish playgrounds on September 26, 2014.

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First half day for school students is Wednesday - first full day is then..
First half day for school students is Wednesday - first full day is then..

With hundreds of school children, cars, and buses coming and going, the City of Murfreesboro is taking extra precautions to make sure the first full day of school is a safe one.

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Local private school celebrating growth
Local private school celebrating growth

Providence Christian Academy will celebrate the completion of a 4,200 square foot addition to the current school building with a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on August 27 at 9:00 a.m.

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MTCS does well in Trap Shooting!
MTCS does well in Trap Shooting!

Middle Tennessee Christian School won State Titles in both categories of the Intermediate Division during a trap shooting tournament. 

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Vandalism at Siegel Elementary School in Murfreesboro

Someone got the wise idea to spray paint a head and hands on the rear of Siegel Elementary School in Murfreesboro.

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 MTSU, City Schools alliance promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM
MTSU, City Schools alliance promotes STEM at Camp PRiSM

This is the kind of impact Camp PRiSM  — Practices in Science and Math — can have on the Murfreesboro City Schools children who attend each year.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Confirm FREE Summer Feeding Locations
UPDATE: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Confirm FREE Summer Feeding Locations

The Rutherford County School Nutrition department will once again offer the Summer Food Service Program, which will be held Monday-Friday June 2-July 24. The program will not be open July 4th. 

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What is the number one ranked
What is the number one ranked "Public, Magnet or Charter" high school in Tennessee?

In Rutherford County, Blackman High School and Siegel High School were not ranked on the list by number... 

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FREE Early childhood screenings in Murfreesboro on Saturday
FREE Early childhood screenings in Murfreesboro on Saturday

Free Early Childhood Screening’s will be conducted on Monday, March 24th in Murfreesboro. City School’s Spokesperson Lisa Trail explains the purpose of the screening…

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"Teacher of the Year" in the City of Murfreesboro

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.

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Listen to the City School Board Candidates Forum Here

A political forum for City of Murfreesboro School Board Candidates was on the air Friday morning. Hear the forum below. 

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Public invited to Murfreesboro City Schools Concert Night
Public invited to Murfreesboro City Schools Concert Night

The concert will showcase students from Black Fox, Bradley, Cason Lane, Discovery School, Erma Siegel, Hobgood, John Pittard, Mitchell-Neilson, Northfield and Scales. 

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Rutherford County Schools Opening 2-Hours Late

Rutherford County Schools are opening two-hours late today (Thursday) and Murfreesboro "City" Schools will open on time. Providence and Webb Schools (Private) will be open two hours late. 

Motlow will be closed today in Smyrna. 

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Farm Credit Helps Hobgood Elementary with Greenhouse
Farm Credit Helps Hobgood Elementary with Greenhouse

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.

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Tennessee Children Have Problems READING - Do Your Kids?

A new report finds that despite progress made over the last decade, only about one-in-three students in the state are proficient at reading when he or she reaches the fourth grade.

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Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING
Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING

Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.

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Murfreesboro School Board to Receive Special Recognition This Week
Murfreesboro School Board to Receive Special Recognition This Week

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.

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Grant Allowed for Rutherford County Area Teachers to Attend Special Seminar / Convention Focused on Gifted School Students
Grant Allowed for Rutherford County Area Teachers to Attend Special Seminar / Convention Focused on Gifted School Students

Gifted students spend 80%-90% of their day with general education teachers.  Knowing the why and the how makes a difference for all teachers and all students...

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Murfreesboro City Schools are Welcoming New Technology this Week with  5,000 New iPads and Laptops
Murfreesboro City Schools are Welcoming New Technology this Week with 5,000 New iPads and Laptops

New laptop computers and iPads for school students in Murfreesboro elementary schools.

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New Assistant Principal at Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro
New Assistant Principal at Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro
More changes in the Murfreesboro City Schools… Christa Campbell has been named the Assistant Principal at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Natalie Hopkins Named as Assistant Principal for Scales Elementary
Natalie Hopkins Named as Assistant Principal for Scales Elementary
Murfreesboro City Schools Director Dr. Linda Gilbert and Principal Don Bartch are proud to announce the addition of Natalie Hopkins as Assistant Principal for Scales Elementary.
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State Says You Can Easily Compare Schools Online Now
The department reports that the new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts...
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Murfreesboro City School Teachers Receive Special Grant Money
The City Schools Foundation presented over $34,000 in grants to Murfreesboro City Schools' teachers on Thursday.  The reception was at the home of Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee.
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Local Director of Schools Receives Special Recognition
Local Director of Schools Receives Special Recognition
Awards are always a positive thing in the news... Patsy Noland, Director of the Murfreesboro Housing Authority and CADCOR Board Secretary, presented the Direcotr of the Murfreesboro City Schools with an award recently. 
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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: Fashion Show to Help Murfreesboro Schools on Thursday
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: Fashion Show to Help Murfreesboro Schools on Thursday
Fashions will be modeled by an array of community supporters including Dr. Tammy Grizzard, Lindsay Cole, Beth Miller, Jenny Ortiz, Shannon Minner, Sara Svarda, Sayward Ratliff, Meagan Flippin, Kalpana Gowda, Mary Francis, Rep. Dawn White, Cathy Ownby, Lindsey Fournier, Shavon Davis-Louis, Jim Bjork, Andrew McKnight, Chick Knitter, Pat Ryan, Dr. Joe Faiz and Micky Brooks. 
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Local Karate Expert Acknowledges that Children Often Miss School Out of Fear of Being Bullied
Local Karate Expert Acknowledges that Children Often Miss School Out of Fear of Being Bullied
More than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. More than half of students report witnessing some type of bullying at school. 
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UPDATE: Bed Bugs Confirmed at Rutherford County Operated School
UPDATE: Bed Bugs Confirmed at Rutherford County Operated School
On Wednesday night WGNS spoke to Rutherford County Schools Spokesperson James Evans who confirmed that bedbugs were recently found at Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School. We have posted the letter to parents on our website...
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FREE Discovery Center Event Aimed at Getting Healthy
FREE Discovery Center Event Aimed at Getting Healthy
Discovery Center, Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools, and the Rutherford County Health Department present Healthy Me, Healthy You event! 
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2,000 BEES at the McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro
2,000 BEES at the McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro
Bees are all the buzz at the McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro. The school has a beehive with what appears to be close to 2,000 or so bees.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Names City School #13 - What Got Picked?
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Names City School #13 - What Got Picked?
Names: Big Springs, Cannonsburgh, Colony, Veterans, Creekside, King, Overall Creek, Overall Point, Overall, Stones River, Swan Heights, Joe Swanson, Liz Rhea...
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New Redeemer Classical Academy in Murfreesboro
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A Brand New School Called Redeemer Academy is Now Open in Murfreesboro (With Audio)
The first day of school at Redeemer is Monday, August 12. The new school is Christ based, but is non-denominational.
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Back to School Blast at Cannonsburgh Village - Kids Having Fun at School
Back to School Blast at Cannonsburgh Village - Kids Having Fun at School
We are told the Blast features games and activities for students and the opportunity for parents to meet school representatives and local community outreach organizations. 
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Our Educator of the Month is Mrs. Donna Hill
Our Educator of the Month is Mrs. Donna Hill
We have another great Educator of the Month. Donna Hill from Mitchell-Neilson Primary was most recently nominated. 
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Murfreesboro City Schools Report High Marks in Past TCAP Scores - What Will Happen This Upcoming School Year?
TCAP Achievement Level Results for Grades 3-8 show Murfreesboro City Schools teachers and students can celebrate their accomplishments for the 2012-13 school year.
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FREE School Supplies, Haircuts and More for Children Next Saturday in Rutherford County
FREE School Supplies, Haircuts and More for Children Next Saturday in Rutherford County
Carolyn Peebles told us in addition to free school supplies, they will also be offering free health screenings for adults and children.
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More News on a Relationship Between China and Rutherford County Area Schools

Earlier this month, WGNS told you about a newly formed educational partnership between MTSU, Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro City Schools and China.

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WITH VIDEO: Murfreesboro Police Take Down the School Shooter in this Training Exercise
WITH VIDEO: Murfreesboro Police Take Down the School Shooter in this Training Exercise

You can see a video with this news story of police taking down the shooter during their exercise on Wednesday afternoon.

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Murfreesboro Schools Employee Named President of Tennessee School Nutrition Association
Murfreesboro City Schools’ Sandy Scheele, Supervisor of Child Nutrition, has been selected as the President of Tennessee School Nutrition Association (TSNA).  
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Local Teacher Wins Award, Says She Has Never Worked a Day in Her Life!
Local Teacher Wins Award, Says She Has Never Worked a Day in Her Life!
“When you love teaching children, you never work a day in your life. My award is not so much a result of an extraordinary teacher, but rather an extraordinary belief in my students..." 
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What Happened During the 2012-2013 Murfreesboro City School Year? TONS OF THINGS!
The Murfreesboro City Council approved land for the new school that will be on the west side of town.
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SIGN IN WHEN YOU ENTER A MURFREESBORO SCHOOL: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That
Police arrived and met with the parent who allegedly told the administrator at Hobgood that she did not have time for the sign in process.
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Murfreesboro Schools looking for qualified applicants
The career fair is open to teachers, education assistants, and other support staff including bus drivers, food and nutrition staff, and staff for the city Extended School Program.
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UPDATE: City Schools To Add New Campus - Council to look into approving purchase Thursday night 2/28/13
UPDATE: City Schools To Add New Campus - Council to look into approving purchase Thursday night 2/28/13
The Murfreesboro City Council will look at approving the purchase of 25-acres this Thursday evening (2/28/13) during the city council meeting. The meting will be at 7 in the evening in the Murfreesboro City Hall. WGNS' Zach Troutman will be at that meeting. 
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Under proposed bill school students would be able to "FIGHT BACK" without punishment
Adults on the street are allowed the right to self-defense if they are attacked, but newly proposed legislation would make that true for students on school campuses as well.
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Question: Can you take the UNPLUG challenge and avoid electronics for an hour?
Question: Can you take the UNPLUG challenge and avoid electronics for an hour?
Read To Succeed is asking all Rutherford County residents to take a moment and unplug. Unplug the TV, the phone, video games and iPods. And, instead, sit back and read.
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County Schools 2-hours late today *

Rutherford County Schools OPENING 2-HOURS LATE, Lancaster Christian Academy -OPENING 2-HOURS LATE, Providence Christian Academy - Opening 2-hours late, Murfreesboro "City" Schools OPENING ON TIME

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School Vouchers: A Solution for a Problem Rutherford County Doesn't Have
Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy, along with Representatives Mike Sparks, Dawn White, and Joe Carr took part in a forum, hosted by the Rutherford and Murfreesboro education associations held at Cason Lane Academy on Thursday night, to address, among other topics, school vouchers, which Gov. Bill Haslam has recently announced supporting.  Turns out, they tend to disagree...
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