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Driver Applauded for Prompt Response
01/16/2020
An investigation following a Wednesday afternoon altercation on a school bus resulted in the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office filing a juvenile petition for unruly behavior (assault) against a Westview High School student.
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DHS Continues Classes After Safety Determined
01/16/2020
A suspicious social media post prompted a search of Dresden High School late Wednesday night. After the school was cleared and deemed safe by administration and the Weakley County Sherriff’s Department, classes continued today without interruption. The student whose post prompted the search has now come forward.
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DAWG PAWS To Reward Students
01/07/2020
Students at Gleason School are about to experience "soft skills" lessons as they experience rewards in a new and fun way that gives a nod to their lovable Bulldog mascot.
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Training for After School Workers Addresses Behavior Management
01/06/2020
Returning to classrooms this week also marks a return to after school programs, helping families ensure their children are safe and cared for until workdays conclude.
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Funds Will Foster STEM Learning at Middle Schools
01/06/2020
Weakley County was among 142 recipients of grants supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math that went to six states.
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DMS Christmas Pop-up Shop Now in its 9th Year
12/18/2019
Longtime friends and co-workers Leigh Hart and Jamie Rickman, the coach and the counselor, launched the Lions’ Den store in 2011 and annually expand the effort to meet the Christmas shopping needs of Dresden Middle School students. The reward program has become a model for other schools in the county.
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Sharon Christmas Pop-Up Shop Allows for Gift-Giving & More
12/18/2019
When school started, Sharon students learned they would be receiving SOAR bucks for good behavior, good grades, reaching Accelerated Reading (AR) goals, and acts of kindness. On Wednesday, they had the chance to spend those “bucks” on items in a special pop-up shop set up in the school gymnasium.
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Jacket Hive Expands for Christmas Shopping
12/18/2019
Thanks to the efforts of Greenfield’s junior high teachers, students enjoyed a chance to spend their hard-earned “Jacket cash” on items for themselves or those they loved. And according to seventh grade teacher LeeAnn Usery, many were choosing to focus on others.
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Gleason Students Reach Out to Senior Citizens in December
12/18/2019
Gleason School hosted a December 13 luncheon in honor of the Senior Citizens in the community.
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Students Send Support to National Guard in Kuwait
12/18/2019
At a time when experts acknowledge students are self-absorbed as part of their natural developmental process, Dresden Middle School (DMS) students are showing signs of great empathy. And the impact of their kindness is literally being felt around the world.
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School Board Hears CTE Progress & Plans
12/18/2019
David Fisher of the Dresden Enterprise recently reported on Career and Technical Education Director (CTE) director Lindsey Parham's progress since assuming her role in July.
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Thunderbolt Broadcasting Can Drive Turns to Students Throughout the County
12/12/2019
SRO Jimmy Brown coordinated Martin Middle School's participation in the annual Can Caravan and helped secure their position as the top can collector among participating schools.
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Gleason Students Sign Up for Signage
12/11/2019
Students in the Principles of Agriculture Mechanics course have waited a couple of months to get their hands on the newest tool in Weakley County’s Career and Technical Education offerings.
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Greenfield's Brenley Little Spells Her Way to District Title
12/05/2019
Twelve spellers entered the Weakley County Schools’ (WCS) board room on Thursday and one countywide champion emerged. After an hour of intense spelling, Brenley Little of Greenfield claimed the top honor and the chance to advance to the Tennessee Titans Regional Spelling Bee in Nashville. Luke Lawrence from Gleason School was runner up.
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Westview Band Marches to a Winning Beat
12/05/2019
After five competitions near and far, the Westview Band earned several accolades and won the crowd’s heart on three separate occasions during this fall’s competitive season.
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Weakley County Schools Recognized as StormReady Supporters
12/05/2019
Weakley County Schools has joined the list of Mid-South organizations recognized as “StormReady Supporters” by the National Weather Service.
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Weakley County Well Represented in State Beta Club Conventions
11/29/2019
Beta Club members from Gleason, Greenfield, Dresden, and Westview were among the approximately 4500 students at the state convention held in Nashville last week, the largest in the history of Tennessee Senior Beta Convention. This week, Dresden Middle participated in the middle school convention.
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Charger Foundation Distributes More Funds
11/26/2019
The Charger Foundation has awarded a second round of grants to Martin teachers ensuring almost $9,000 of resources will be coming to all four Martin schools.
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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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Class of 2019 Exceeds State Norms
11/05/2019
Weakley County has once again exceeded state norms on ACT participation and scoring.
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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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Stage Is Set for Two Student Performances
11/01/2019
Martin Elementary is presenting Seussical, the Musical November 15, 16 and 17. The new countywide high school theater group Weakley Playhouse is staging Feathers and Teeth November 14, 15, and 16.
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Weakley Playhouse Announces Inaugural Short Scene Competition
11/01/2019
As students take to the stage in November for Weakley Playhouse’s first theatrical production, the new Weakley County Schools option for theater buffs is also offering a chance for those drawn more to the page than the stage.
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Slight of Hand Helps Students Focus on Bigger Message During Red Ribbon Week
10/24/2019
Students hear many anti-drug, alcohol and bullying messages during Red Ribbon Week and at Westview and Dresden High they were treated to a bit of magic as well.
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Westview FFA Enjoys Interacting with Expertise at Agri-business Conference
10/13/2019
When a Congressman and a Commissioner addressed the audience assembled in UTM’s Watkins Auditorium at the Northwest Tennessee Food Processing and Agri-business Conference on Thursday, they couldn’t miss the row of blue corduroy,
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Young Food Critics Offer Thumbs Up to Farm to School Sausage
10/13/2019
The Farm to School emphasis in October took the form of taste tests in all ten school cafeterias last week.
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Commissioner of Ag Hatcher Praises Weakley County Schools Production Farm
10/13/2019
Ag Commissioner Dr. Charlie Hatcher visited the Weakley County Schools Livestock Production Farm.
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Dresden Schools Take On Bullying Prevention
10/09/2019
October is Bullying Prevention Month and Dresden has it covered. Dresden High School launched the emphasis by wearing blue. Dresden Middle is mapping safe places. Dresden Elementary includes the subject in curriculum.
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Odor Prompts Brief Relocation of Two Martin Middle School Classes
10/08/2019
Martin Middle School officials cleared two science rooms briefly Tuesday morning after a gas-like odor was detected.
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County Seniors Taking Next Steps Toward College
10/03/2019
Gleason's First United Methodist Church opened the doors to their Family Life Center for Gleason seniors to take advantage of an ACT Retake day. Countywide more that 200 seniors took the college entrance exam again.
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Weakley Schools Among Sustainable Transportation Award Winners
10/03/2019
Weakley County Schools’ adoption of propane school buses was one of seven initiatives recognized and the only rural-based example.
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Students Prompted to Promote Produce
10/03/2019
In celebration of October as Farm-to-School Month, the Weakley County School Nutrition Department, the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network and Weakley Arts Can have organized a district-wide Harvest of the Month poster contest. All students in Weakley County Schools are invited to participate.
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Westview Students Prep for Health Care Professions
10/03/2019
Exploring career options takes hands-on learning and in the case of Westview students interested in a possible health-focused career, those hands are gloved!
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Weakley County 4th Grade Farm Day Plants Seeds for Future Farmers
10/03/2019
400 students, teachers, parents and volunteers turned on to Shady Grove Road in Martin Friday morning and four hours later left much more aware of the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and touch of the farm.
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Farm to School Kickoff Plants Seeds for Future
10/02/2019
Weakley County’s Farm to School Kickoff on Tuesday night drew nearly 90 representatives of business, government, and school leadership to Dresden High School to hear more about the initiative and offer input on ways to increase farm and school interactions.
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Farm-to-School Kickoff Planned at One-of-a-Kind High School Farm
09/25/2019
To launch the beginning of a countywide Farm-to-School emphasis, organizers have arranged a farm-to-table meal, tour, and forum at Dresden High School which houses the only production facility in the state with hogs and cattle.
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New Online Tools Will Help MES To Address Isolation Issues Early
09/17/2019
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) launched its all-new Start with Hello digital program this month and Martin third through fifth graders are about to discover the tools designed specifically for elementary schools.
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Updates on ID Badges and More from School Nutrition Staff
09/17/2019
School Nutrition Director Trista Snider answers questions regarding new badges.
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