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closed...Webb School in Bell Buckle,  TN cancels High School Graduation Ceremony
closed...Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN cancels High School Graduation Ceremony

Webb School, a private school in Bell Buckle, told parents that the school is closed...

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Governor highlights schools closing / reopening and that the Cornavirus can go undetected for days
Governor highlights schools closing / reopening and that the Cornavirus can go undetected for days

The date as to when schools across the state of Tennessee will reopen is a floating date that could change. Governor Bill Lee said that the situation will be examined on March 31, 2020...

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County Schools asking for students to refrain from meeting, hanging out in groups
County Schools asking for students to refrain from meeting, hanging out in groups

The schools are asking that children in all grades don't hang out together or visit with one another...

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Local Schools in Rutherford County Prepared for Threat of Coronavirus
Local Schools in Rutherford County Prepared for Threat of Coronavirus

UPDATE: The Rutherford County School System is being proactive with the increased threat of the coronavirus.

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Murfreesboro City School Teachers Receive Gifted Endorsement
Murfreesboro City School Teachers Receive Gifted Endorsement

Twenty-seven teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching on March 7 after completing the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and MCS Gifted Academy. Since its inception in 2015, 167 teachers have graduated from the academy.

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ALLEGED "HIT LIST" Note Found at Christiana Middle School in Murfreesboro

A note found at Christiana Middle School in Murfreesboro on Highway 231 South was alleged to contain a "Hit List" with names on it. The note was reportedly found on the floor at the school and turned into the school principal Friday morning (3/6/2020).

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Alleged Threat being Investigated at Eagleville High School
Alleged Threat being Investigated at Eagleville High School

MORE INFORMATION: Evidently, the threat suggesting something would happen on Thursday was found on a bathroom stall Wednesday (2/26/2020). However, parents were not notified about the threat until the following school day after class was well underway.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Announce Teachers of the Year
Murfreesboro City Schools Announce Teachers of the Year

Murfreesboro City Schools is proud to announce the 2020 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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SATURDAY: Back to School Bash at Blackman Elementary
SATURDAY: Back to School Bash at Blackman Elementary

Blackman Elementary School in Murfreesboro will be hosting a back to school bash on Saturday (August 3, 2019). The event will include free food, bounce houses, free games between 10 AM and 12 noon.

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School Crossing Guards Needed for Rutherford County
School Crossing Guards Needed for Rutherford County

The Rutherford County School system continues their search for new crossing guards. The schools have a total of 49 schools and up to 25 new crossing guards are now needed.

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Rutherford County Schools: 'Focus on what works'
Rutherford County Schools: 'Focus on what works'

As the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Jimmy Sullivan says teachers attending the annual Summer Conference training should target academic standards as most effective way to help students

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Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro Schools About to Start
Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro Schools About to Start

The Rutherford County system will have a half day on Tuesday, August 6th.

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Oakland High School Students Compete in DECA - Florida - Conference
Oakland High School Students Compete in DECA - Florida - Conference

Oakland High School students will compete in DECA's ICDC international Conference in Orlando, Fl in April after qualifying on the state level last week in Chattanooga.

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Local Schools Return Soon
Local Schools Return Soon

The winter break will end for Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City School students on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

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Day of Nations comes to Oakland High School Homecoming
Day of Nations comes to Oakland High School Homecoming

Students and parents set up and worked information tables based on their own backgrounds and traditions representing over 15 different countries.

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Eagleville Student Disciplined after bringing non working Air Soft Gun to school
Eagleville Student Disciplined after bringing non working Air Soft Gun to school

It was confirmed to be non-functioning, and the student says he brought it to school to repair it during STEM class.

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UPDATE: Riverdale Threat, Arrest & Security
UPDATE: Riverdale Threat, Arrest & Security

No weapons have been found at Riverdale High School and the school was not on lockdown Friday. County schools spokesman James Evans said, "Unfortunately..."

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Nearby Cannon County Schools Address Bullying
Nearby Cannon County Schools Address Bullying

As a part of Cannon County Schools' School-Wide Positive Behavior Support program, bullying prevention efforts are an ongoing priority.

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Urgent Need for School Bus Drivers in Nearby Wilson County
Urgent Need for School Bus Drivers in Nearby Wilson County

Need a new job? Nearby Wilson County is facing a problem of not having enough school bus drivers. This past week, the schools were short about 24 drivers.

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Additional School Safety Features and More in Tennessee
Additional School Safety Features and More in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday (8/14/18) announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs.

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2 Students Injured at Siegel Middle School Sports Event Saturday
2 Students Injured at Siegel Middle School Sports Event Saturday

Two children were injured during a baseball clinic at Siegel Middle School on Saturday. Rutherford County Schools spokesperson James Evans stated...

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New Rutherford County School teachers undergo special training
New Rutherford County School teachers undergo special training

School Spokesperson James Evans said that newly hired educators recently underwent a special training program to help them prepare for their upcoming semester...

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Schools to be BACK in Session
Schools to be BACK in Session

Murfreesboro City Schools say that Wednesday, August 1st is the first half day of classes. Rutherford County goes back on August 6th...

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Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Teacher Empowerment, Understanding of Standards
Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Teacher Empowerment, Understanding of Standards

Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released the results from the 2018 Tennessee Educator Survey, which was completed by nearly 40,000 Tennessee educators, representing 58 percent of the state's teachers...

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Immunizations Help Keep Children Healthy and Learning in the Classroom
Immunizations Help Keep Children Healthy and Learning in the Classroom

Summer break is almost over for many students in Tennessee, and as plans are being made for another school year, it's important to make sure students receive their required immunizations before going back to the classroom.

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Local Murfreesboro School Students Design Their Dream Home
Local Murfreesboro School Students Design Their Dream Home

Students at John Pittard Elementary were outside mapping house plans after spending weeks in the classroom learning ratio and proportional relationships in real-life form.

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LOOKING BACK: A teacher from a local school remains behind bars until age 82
LOOKING BACK: A teacher from a local school remains behind bars until age 82

The young boy told the courts how helpless he was when the grown man, who he said he looked up to, started touching him on a regular basis

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UPDATE: Riverdale High School Teacher facing
UPDATE: Riverdale High School Teacher facing "Unlawful Sexual Contact" Charge

On Tuesday, September 5th WGNS confirmed with the Sheriff's Office that Hanson has officially been charged with "Unlawful Sexual Contact." Mr. Hanson will soon face the charge in court.

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Growing number of students from Rutherford County are using summer school as opportunity to get ahead
Growing number of students from Rutherford County are using summer school as opportunity to get ahead

Every morning when Jasmine Glenn wakes up at 5:30 for a full day of summer school classes and one online class, she carries more than books.

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Angie Baker-Templeton named next principal of Christiana Elementary School
Angie Baker-Templeton named next principal of Christiana Elementary School

Baker-Templeton succeeds former principal Julie Benson, who has been promoted to the instructional technology coordinator for the school district.

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JUST IN: Rutherford County AND Murfreesboro City Schools Closing Two Hours Early
JUST IN: Rutherford County AND Murfreesboro City Schools Closing Two Hours Early

Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools are closing two hours early today (Wednesday, April 5, 2017) due to the threat of possible severe storms. For the Murfreesboro School System, the ESP program will remain open until 6PM.

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Don't skip town early taking children out of school before winter break
Don't skip town early taking children out of school before winter break

The Murfreesboro City Schools are reminding parents to leave their children in school and not take them out early before the Christmas break begins.

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Gun confiscated at a Rutherford County School on Friday
Gun confiscated at a Rutherford County School on Friday

The principal at LaVergne High School has notified parents about a handgun being confiscated on campus Friday afternoon.

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Only One Court Ordered School in Rutherford County
Only One Court Ordered School in Rutherford County

Did you know there is a court ordered school in Rutherford County? It is called the Rutherford County Teen Learning Center. Charles Rippy is the program manager at the school...

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Transgender Bathroom Issue in Schools Continues to be Discussed in Washington, DC
Transgender Bathroom Issue in Schools Continues to be Discussed in Washington, DC

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and U.S. Secretary of Education John King, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today joined 25 Republican senators in criticizing the Obama administration's decision to issue guidance for every public school in the United States regarding which bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers transgender students may use.

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Handgun Found in Student's Backpack at Stewarts Creek High
Handgun Found in Student's Backpack at Stewarts Creek High

A tip from a student led to the search of another student at Stewarts Creek High School. Law enforcement and school administration found a loaded handgun in the student's back pack Thursday morning.

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Should your child learn secondary languages in school?
Should your child learn secondary languages in school?

Research in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology shows children learning two languages perform better at certain problem-solving tasks than their monolingual peers.

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Local high schoolers get help in Nursing
Local high schoolers get help in Nursing

Twelve Rutherford County high schoolers completed a "fast track" nursing assistant certification course during winter break.

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Tennessee Wants College Drop-Outs
Tennessee Wants College Drop-Outs

Tennessee is preparing to launch a $1 million advertising campaign to encourage adults who dropped out of college to go back and get their degrees.

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Local schools employee allegedly breaks into ex-husbands home and takes a picture
Local schools employee allegedly breaks into ex-husbands home and takes a picture

A local school employee has been arrested after allegedly making her way into an ex-husbands house and photographing him in bed.

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Education woes in the Volunteer State
Education woes in the Volunteer State

More than a dozen education advocacy groups are calling for more transparency from the Tennessee Department of Education after it failed to communicate a change it made in the way a student's test score is calculated.

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Back to School kits - United Way collecting school items
Back to School kits - United Way collecting school items

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to collect items for Back to School kits for kids Kindergarten through fifth grade through July 22, 2015.

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School supplies needed in Rutherford County - Can you donate?
School supplies needed in Rutherford County - Can you donate?

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is kicking off its Stuff the Bus school supply collection benefiting children Kindergarten through 5th grade in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Governor Haslam signs Individualized Education Act
Governor Haslam signs Individualized Education Act

Monday, Governor Bill Haslam signed the Individualized Education Act that will benefit thousands of children with special needs.

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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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NEW Principal at John Colemon Elementary School
NEW Principal at John Colemon Elementary School

Director of Schools Don Odom is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Haley as the next principal of John Colemon Elementary School.

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Additions to Blackman Middle and Smyrna Elementary on Target

MURFREESBORO - Additions to the current school facilities at Smyrna Elementary and Blackman Middle School are on target to open for fall classes in August. County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the Blackman Middle School addition, which is something that hasn't been done in the county before.

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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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Safety Drills in Rutherford County Schools is a Priority
Safety Drills in Rutherford County Schools is a Priority
Conducting individual drills in each of the 46 Rutherford County Schools is essential to maintain safety for students, faculty and staff, said Lt. Brad Harrison of the Sheriff’s Office’s School Resource Officers Division.
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Murfreesboro Police Make Arrest Near School, Subject Says He is Part of Arian Nation
Murfreesboro Police Make Arrest Near School, Subject Says He is Part of Arian Nation
Parents in the area of John Pittard Elementary School may have seen increased police action on Thursday. John Pittard is located in Murfreesboro on DeJArnette Lane. According to M-P-D Officer Amy Norville…
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A BIG No-No: Suspect Allegedly Selling Drugs in a School Zone
A BIG No-No: Suspect Allegedly Selling Drugs in a School Zone
47-Year old Christopher Nelson has been indicted for allegedly selling drugs in a school zone. 
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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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Project Help Baird Lane Renovations
Some Project Help kids are enjoying new digs today. Finishing touches after a major renovations to the Baird Lane facility were completed over the weekend. 
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Brief Video Tour and Interview with Project Help
Brief Video Tour and Interview with Project Help
Watch our tour and interview at Project Help. The children will back at their Baird Lane location on Monday. 
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Kickoff the beginning of the new school year at Literacy Day with Read To Succeed

Kickoff the beginning of the new school year at Literacy Day with Read To Succeed, Friends of Linebaugh Library, Olive Branch Church, the Jennings Jones Foundation and Newk’s on Saturday, August 3.

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County Committee Considers SRO Funding
The Rutherford County Commission's Budget, Finance and Investment Committee will meet this week to consider adding a full-time SRO to all schools.
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Bullets Found in Hallway at Blackman Elementary School
Bullets Found in Hallway at Blackman Elementary School
A disturbing find at a Rutherford County operated school. WGNS’ Ron Jordon has more…
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More Murfreesboro Police in Murfreesboro City Schools
Murfreesboro Police are increasing their presence at Murfreesboro City Schools after the shooting incident in Connecticut.
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