You don’t need us to tell you – it’s cold outside.
Our staff has been hard at work over the last few days preparing for a safe return to school for our students tomorrow. Our bus drivers have completed test runs, our transportation team has inspected buses and replaced batteries where necessary, and our staff will be on standby to quickly respond to any issues that may arise.
Metro Nashville Public Schools has announced an exciting new public-private partnership at Croft Middle Design Center that expands its 15-year partnership with the Nashville Zoo. Along with T-Mobile, Vanderbilt University’s Center for Science Outreach, Dell Computers and Discovery Education, the school has created a Virtual Zoo learning concept that integrates technology to allow students to monitor animals and solve advanced problems in zoo keeping and zoology from the classroom.
Metro Schools is looking for great teachers ready to inspire and prepare the next generation! Join us for a career fair on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Martin Professional Development Center to learn more about teaching opportunities with MNPS.
Parent University is pleased to announce the Parent Leadership Institute! This training is for MNPS parent leaders, such as PTA, PTO, Parent Advisory Groups (PAG), and any other parent who desires to make a difference by volunteering in school leadership roles. We are training parents to partner with schools and in student learning through volunteering, decision-making, advocacy, and collaboration.
We want to bring you up to date on the water quality testing in your schools. In late October, we met with principals to give them the opportunity to ask questions and to provide answers about our next steps.
Metro Schools will host a second round of meetings Nov. 7 and 8 to engage parents and community members around a proposal recommending the consolidation of Caldwell and Glenn Enhanced Option Schools, and the relocation of Murrell School into the Glenn building. Murrell will host the Nov. 7 meeting at its current location on 1450 14th Avenue South at 10 a.m. A joint meeting for Caldwell and Glenn families will be held Nov. 8, 6 p.m. at the Caldwell building, located at 244 Foster Street.
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen recently announced Tennessee's 2017 Reward schools, which includes the top five percent of schools for academic achievement and the top five percent for student growth.