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Angel Trees Take Root in Weakley County Schools
11/19/2019
With Thanksgiving break approaching on November 27, the countdown to Christmas has begun for many students in the county. And, with the help of our schools, each community is ensuring that every child has the opportunity to find something under the tree this year.
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DMS Recycling Program to Continue Even as Contest Closes
11/07/2019
Dresden Middle School has won awards for their student-run recycling program. And, even though the Recycle Bowl is no longer a statewide school competition, teacher Jody Hatler and the sixth through eighth graders who form the recycling team are still dedicated to the task.
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Local Governor's School Grads Encourage Others to Apply
11/07/2019
Rarely do four hours of study in the morning, four in the afternoon, then writing essays or preparing slide presentations seem like an ideal way to spend a summer day. But for the chosen few who applied for and made it into one of 11 Governor’s Schools in Tennessee, the month-long investment of time is deemed “well worth it.”
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Vince Vawter Shares Stories of Life as a Paperboy
11/06/2019
Vince Vawter, award-winning children’s book writer and former newspaper reporter and editor, was on his way to speak at a national convention in Memphis last week. But first he had to make a stop in Greenfield.
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Teachers Now Stress Background Knowledge & Decoding
Teachers Stressing Background Knowledge and Decoding
11/05/2019
Gone are the days of class time devoted to identifying the main idea and other skills which hinted at the need to teach for the test rather than learning. Armed with background knowledge and the ability to decode letters that make sounds and sounds that make words, students can find success in reading, experts say. Weakley County teachers are following these practices and seeing results.
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Children's Literacy Issue Prompts Student Response
10/29/2019
A contemporary issues class at Westview took a dramatic turn when the topic of children’s literacy rates came up. As a result, 14 students became authors and publishers.
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County to Recognize Past & Present Athletic Greats
10/29/2019
According to Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director John Hatler, after two years of discussion, a Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame is becoming a reality.
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