Beginning on May 11, 26 Nashville school communities will celebrate the Class of 2017 with graduation ceremonies. Metro Schools graduates around 5,000 students each school year, representing a diverse body hailing from 141 countries and speaking 124 languages.
“We have tremendous pride in our graduates for all that they have accomplished. Many of our graduates have completed a capstone research project, internship or job shadow, due to the Academies of Nashville model that positions students to thrive beyond the classroom,” said Dr. Shawn Joseph, director of Metro Schools. “Metro Schools would like to thank its community partners and all that they do to support our students to reach this important milestone.”
There are five district-level scholarships that reward students who demonstrate academic excellence, exemplary school and community service, and strong leadership skills:
- the Charlotte and Elbert Brooks Scholarship;
- the Nettie Adams James Scholarship;
- the J.T. Perkins Scholarship;
- the Bill M. Wise Memorial Scholarship; and
- the Excellence in the Arts Scholarship.
*Hume-Fogg will be hosting its Commencement Ceremony at Music City Center, Exhibit Hall D on May 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm*. [* We were required to adjust the start time, pushing it back a few minutes, in order to facilitate the senior walk from the school to the venue - a tradition that our seniors were so looking forward to doing.] We will process from Hume-Fogg at 7:30 pm. Doors to the hall at MCC will open at 6:00pm. Hume-Fogg families are accustomed to the woes of downtown traffic and public parking limitations. However, it must be noted that next Tuesday will bring much more challenge. In an effort to mitigate some of that challenge and stress, free parking is being provided at Nissan Stadium Lot N for our Hume-Fogg families who choose to use it. School buses will be there to serve as shuttles to transport families to and from the MCC from 6pm – 10pm.