Archived News 2021-22

This is the image for the news article titled State Representative Returns to Greenfield for Class on Government
State Representative Returns to Greenfield for Class on Government
11/16/2021
Representative Tandy Darby returned to his alma mater on Tuesday to explain his role to second through fifth graders at Greenfield School.
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Westview FBLA Takes Steps to Combat Premature Births
11/15/2021
The Westview Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are focused not simply on their professional growth but on the health of others. In keeping with the club’s National Community Service Project, they are focusing on the March of Dimes, raising money and awareness of premature births.
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Weakley County Administrators Remember Chuck West
11/10/2021
Chuck West taught in East Tennessee before arriving in Dresden. His career in education spanned 43 years including a stint as teacher, assistant football coach and head basketball coach at Dresden High School before becoming principal in 1989. Coach West died this week. Administrators remember him here.
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Westview Honors Veterans with Early Recognition
11/09/2021
Veterans from the Air Force, Army, Army and Tennessee National Guard, Navy, and Navy Reserve joined Westview students around breakfast tables and then for a music-filled, student-led observance of Veterans Day two days prior to the national observance.
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MPS STREAM Motors Past the Finish Line
11/08/2021
The STREAM Program at Martin Primary School finished up in a “wheely” fun way.
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Veteran and Nurse Kempton Served Country, Now County
11/08/2021
Caring for “my kids” at Westview and ensuring that school nurses in the county have what they need when they need it is Beth Kempton, a Vietnam-era veteran who has devoted over two decades of nursing care to the students of Weakley County Schools.
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County Schools' Theater Group Flies Audiences to Neverland
11/07/2021
The story of Peter Pan has always asked readers to engage their imaginations and the Weakley Playhouse production of Jeremy Bloom’s update on the familiar tale takes that request to new heights.
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Westview HOSA Week Promotes Bone Marrow Donations
11/07/2021
HOSA Future Health Professionals at Westview added impact to national HOSA Week by kicking off a push for bone marrow donations. The HOSA national service project is Be the Match, a drive to get people to get on the registry of possible bone marrow donors.
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Sharon STREAM After School Culminates with Candy Shoppe
11/04/2021
As Sharon School’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Math) after school program comes to a close, the stories first through fifth graders read about in books are becoming real life hands-on experiences. Students became entrepreneurs, opening their Mega Egga Candy Shoppe on Friday, November 5.
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Weakley Students Excel at CANstruction
11/04/2021
Dresden High and Westview’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Clubs’ entries in Discovery Park of America’s CANstruction event last week received recognition and will result in additional food for the hungry in Weakley County.
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Weakley Educators Share Benefits of Ag in the Classroom with Farm Bureau Women
11/04/2021
District 1 Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership fall meeting heard from two Weakley County educators last weekend as board members from Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, and Henry County joined hosts from Weakley at the Farm Bureau Insurance offices in Dresden.
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Weakley FCCLA Leadership Hone Skills at State Camp
11/02/2021
Dresden and Westview leaders of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) joined forces to experience Tennessee’s FCCLA and HOSA State Fall Leadership Camp at Widjiwagan in Nashville.
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Anchor Club Promotes Safety and Raises Funds
11/01/2021
Scooby Doo, Supergirl, Minnie Mouse, Snow White, cowgirls, and even an Angel and a Devil offered important safety messages to Martin Primary and Elementary students before the schools let out for Halloween.
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Weakley FFA Attend National Convention
11/01/2021
Dresden FFFA reporter Amanda Perry shares about Weakley County FFA members' recent experience at the National FFA Convention.
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Weakley County Schools Observe Red Ribbon Week
10/29/2021
As Weakley County Schools closed out October, much of the county was seeing red. Students launched the annual observance of Red Ribbon Week underscoring “Drug Free Looks Like Me” and dressed in daily themed attire, supporting drug prevention messages.
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Dresden Students Experience Mobile Energy Presentation
10/28/2021
Midway through their fall STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) after-school activities, students at Dresden Middle enjoyed an up-close look at where energy comes from, what they can do to conserve it, and how renewable energy works.
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Westview Completes First OSHA Certifications
10/26/2021
After four weeks and more than ten hours of training, Agriculture Science students at Westview have earned their OSHA 10 Certifications which offers a general overview of job-related health and safety hazards.
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Westview Ag Students Get Hands-On Learning at UTM Labs
10/07/2021
Neighbors helping neighbors is a rural tradition that has forged communities. Agricultural students in Weakley County are benefiting from such a mindset as ties to the University of Tennessee at Martin are providing hands-on learning and, in dual enrollment cases, college credit.
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Westview's Livestock Judging Team Among Top Three
10/05/2021
As September closed and in their first year to compete with sponsor Kyle Rogers, the Westview FFA placed 3rd in West Tennessee for Livestock Judging at the Career and Leadership Development Event. The accomplishment sends the team to Knoxville in June for the state competition.
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Ag Community Support Continues at Weakley County Schools Farm
10/05/2021
Thanks to members of the local agriculture community and hard-working students and farm staff working together, harvesting and annual prep are a little less costly on both backs and billfolds this year.
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After School Scholars Program Needs Tutors
09/27/2021
In January, students who need additional helps in reading and math can take advantage of the twice weekly After School Scholars program.
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School Nutrition Scurries to Fill Supply Chain Gaps
09/27/2021
Families that download the monthly menus found on their school websites may have noticed a trend lately. Student favorites like ham and cheese sliders, chicken and biscuits, and steamed cheesy broccoli are listed on the page but may not appear on the plates.
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Librarian’s Curiosity Results in Large Reward
09/22/2021
“A good name is rather to be chosen than riches,” reads the plaque beneath the portraits of Thomas B. and Ethel Clark in the Greenfield School Library. Recent events suggest that sometimes one could lead to the other.
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Donation to Farm Makes for a Different Kind of Love Story
09/21/2021
Bobby Johnson is known as a hard worker and a man generous with his time and skills. But if you ask him, he wants to be remembered as Patty’s husband. ​
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Featured Artists Receive Calendars
09/17/2021
The 2021-22 Harvest of the Month Calendars are now in the hands of the featured artists.
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David Johnson Chorus’ Final Bow Is Philanthropic
09/16/2021
Though the David Johnson Chorus may no longer be singing together, they are still making musical history as they invest in the future of the Dresden High School arts program.
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MMS Students Become Multimedia Reporters
09/13/2021
Each morning the Martin Middle School library takes on the look and feel of a newsroom as Stephanie Virgin’s enrichment class gather, write, produce, and publish “news for you, by you” for their fellow students.
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September 9 Letter from Randy Frazier
09/09/2021
At the September meeting of the Weakley County Schools Board, Director Randy Frazier was asked to provide additional information on masks and quarantines. A letter was sent home with students on September 9 offering details of the district's current situation.
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DHS Gets Hands-On Helps to Arrive Alive
09/08/2021
Traveling the country to warn students of the dangers of driving impaired is somewhat of a personal crusade for Gracie Cochran.
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Gleason School Garners Generous Community Support
09/08/2021
Individuals, churches, national corporations, and local businesses have recently helped ensure Gleason School students have resources for current and future needs.
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School Board Encourages Mask Messaging
09/03/2021
Vice Chairman Joshua Moore led the September School Board meeting which included state recognitions, praise for farm to school efforts, and a call for increased messaging regarding the importance of masks during the pandemic.
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Backpack Program Is Back and Pantry Is Open
09/02/2021
Two nutrition-based initiatives are ready to ensure that food is on the table for Weakley County families in need.
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Open Spots Remain in After School Programs
09/01/2021
Two new After School Programs have been added to the existing options at Dresden Elementary, Martin Primary, and Martin Elementary. After surveying local families, both Greenfield and Gleason are launching daily supervised activities for students in 2021.
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Open Spots Remain in Weakley County Schools Free Pre-K
08/26/2021
Families in Weakley County can pay between $400 and nearly $550 a month for care for their pre-kindergarteners. But when that figure is beyond the families’ means, they still have a place to turn. Weakley County Schools include five locations for four-year-old pre-K. The five-day-a-week program is free for income-eli
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Pre-K Classes Are NOT Watered Down Kindergarten
08/26/2021
“Pre-K should not be a water-downed kindergarten classroom,” explains Karen Fowler, the Weakley County Pre-K Families School Consultant. “We don’t approach pre-K by providing ‘easier’ activities that are offered in kindergarten...."
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Westview’s Garrett Dinning Earns Spot on Team TN in Next June’s Special Olympics USA Games
08/19/2021
“Garrett! Garrett! Garrett!” became the rallying cry when sophomore Garrett Dinning learned of his spot on Team Tennessee for the Special Olympics USA Games scheduled for next June in Orlando, Florida.
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Dresden Band to Bring Rock and Pop to the Stands
08/18/2021
On August 27 at Dresden High School’s first home football game, “a sweeter song than the birds in the trees” will echo through Rotary Field as the first band in almost 20 years makes its debut. T
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Test Results Reveal Pandemic Impact for Weakley Students
08/16/2021
To see the impact of the pandemic on education, one need only do the math. The data is now in and overall, Weakley County students continue to exceed state averages.
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Tackling Additional PE for Younger Students Requires Teamwork
08/12/2021
A legislated mandate requires elementary schools across the state to provide twice weekly classes totaling at least 60 minutes and all taught by certified teachers. To comply with the law meant administrators had to find those teachers and ensure they had the space required. ​
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Dresden, Greenfield, and Westview Chapters Attend FFA Convention
08/06/2021
The Dresden, Greenfield, and Westview Chapters of Weakley County, Tennessee travelled to Gatlinburg this spring to attend the 93rd Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention.
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School Board Addresses Reopening of Schools
08/05/2021
At their August 5 meeting, Weakley County School Board members took care of the usual start-of-school business and heard details on the plans to reopen with pandemic safety protocols in place.
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