Teacher assessment creator honored
Shelbyville native William L. "Bill" Sanders, the statistician and researcher who developed Tennessee's system for evaluating teachers and schools, is the 2015 recipient of the James Bryant Conant Award, one of the nation's most prestigious education honors...
Motlow offers service hours for TN Promise
In support of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) initiative to help ensure that TN Promise eligible students complete the required eight hours of community service by August 1, Motlow College will participate in the Community Service Saturday on July 11...
Sunday Conversation: Robots follow commands of technology master Pierce
Tell us a little bit about your role at the TCAT center. When did you start and how did you come into the position?
Pierce: I am one of the three Industrial Maintenance Instructors at the TCAT Shelbyville campus. Our Industrial Maintenance program prepares students with the electrical, fluid power, mechanical, automation, and robotics skills needed to become employed in the industrial maintenance field.
Local graduate makes art donation
Local artist and 2015 Shelbyville Central High School graduate Amellaly Lopez recently donated a few pieces of her original art work to Assistant Principal Michael McCoin at the CTE Annex at Central High School. Amellaly is a member of DECA and the Art Society at Central and has had her artwork displayed locally at the Fly Arts Center in Shelbyville. Her donated artwork will be displayed in various classrooms at the Annex. (Submitted photo)
Notice from the top: TCAT-S program honored at White House
The Computer Information Technology program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology -- Shelbyville was recognized at the White House today along with other winners of the 2014 "Excellence in Action" award given by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium...
Community FFA attends convention
The Community FFA Chapter received the Superior Chapter Award at the Annual FFA Convention in Gatlinburg last semester. (Submitted photos)
Wartrace native wins scholarship award
On Thursday, June 25, Ashley Stevens of Wartrace received the Press-Register/AL.com Distinguished Diaries Award during the first night of preliminary competition at the 58th Distinguished Young Women National Finals. The $1,500 cash scholarship was presented to the state representative whose essay on her experiences while in Mobile was selected by a review panel...
Students test well in most subjects
The Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday announced Tennessee students made significant gains in all high school subjects and in the majority of subjects in grades 3-8 except reading. High school scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) continued to show strong growth for the third consecutive year, increasing in all seven tested subjects across English language arts, math and science, the department reported...
Tennessee teachers to visit Confucius Institute
Some Tennessee school administrators will devote a small part of their summer to learning more about education in China. The Confucius Institute at Middle Tennessee State University is leading a delegation of educators on a 10-day excursion to China for a whirlwind sample of Chinese elementary and secondary schools...
FFA takes first in state mechanics
Bedford County FFA took home first place honors in the Tennessee Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Agricultural Mechanics competition May 2 on the Tennessee State University campus. Five FFA chapters, finalists from each of the three regions, participated...
Knowing the code: Camp preps children for high-tech world
A group of teens talk and laugh as they feverishly click away on their laptops. One might assume they are scrolling through social network feeds, watching YouTube videos, or playing online games. Not so. These teens are learning and taking advantage of a free coding camp hosted by the Hands On Science Center in Tullahoma...
NHS pinches pennies for Relay For Life
The Shelbyville Central High School National Honor Society held a change drive to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bedford County. The project was part of the Power of One campaign. "We wanted to show how one person in one community with one penny to donate could make a difference in the fight against cancer," advisor Claudia House said. ...
TCAP flap won't hit grades: Official
Tennessee's TCAP tests continue to be at the center of confusion and controversy even as the state prepares to move to a new testing standard. In late May, the state released "quick scores" from the TCAPs so that teachers could incorporate those preliminary achievement test scores into final grades, according to Chalkbeat, an education news site...
Community delegates at Boys State
Community High School students Joel Powell and Darian Pride represented their school and community at Tennessee American Legion Boys State at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. This year's session featured an address from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. For the 11th consecutive year, Boys State hosted the SCALES program, the Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students, during which the Tennessee Supreme Court held a special session to hear oral arguments in two actual Supreme Court cases. Other featured speakers included Tennessee Adjutant Gen. Max Haston and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. (Submitted photo)
Her eye's on the prize
Those who claim, "youth is wasted in the young," would be wise to rethink their stance after meeting Hayla Sanders. This recent Cascade graduate is as ambitious and hard working as she is friendly and energetic. She bounces on the balls of her feet with excitement and directs a bright smile to everyone she meets...
A fond farewell: Chinese teacher leaves to join husband
Those who have come to love Chinese teacher Dongmei Wang Holt will have a chance to see her one final time before she moves next week. Holt is leaving Shelbyville to join her husband in Seattle. Her American host, Pat Sherrill, is hosting a public farewell party Sunday at 2 p.m. at her Cinnamon Ridge Bed & Breakfast, 799 Whitthorne St...
Neeley moves up to Community Elementary principal
Whitney Neeley has been promoted to principal at Community Elementary School. "We wish her the best in moving to her new position," School Superintendent Don Embry said. Neeley has served as assistant principal at Community for the past five years. Former principal Chrissy Fox decided to transfer back to the classroom, Embry said. She will be teaching at Cascade High School next fall...
Motlow choice is current Kansas college president
Anthony G. Kinkel, current president of Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas, has been recommended by Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan as the next president to lead Motlow State Community College. The recommendation will go before the board during a special called meeting today in the TBR System office in Nashville...
Shelbyville student graduates from radiologic tech program
Sarah King of Shelbyville was one of 21 radiologic technology graduates from Columbia State Community College that were honored in a pinning ceremony Saturday, May 9. "It has been a joy to work with the members of the radiologic technology class of 2015. ...
Realtors honor three area seniors
The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors recently presented college scholarships to seven high school seniors in its eight-county service area. Three were presented to Bedford County seniors at their awards ceremonies. These students were chosen from 79 applicants...
Frizzell graduates from Freed-Hardeman
Amber Frizzell of Shelbyville was among more than 250 graduates who participated in Freed-Hardeman University's spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 16. John Law, a 1989 graduate and vice chairman of the FHU Board of Trustees, delivered the commencement address...
After receiving a rose from her daughter, Community High School graduate Jamie Demonbreun, Cathy Demonbreun becomes emotional during the school's graduation ceremony. See photos of all county high school graduations on t-g.com and in Tuesday's T-G. (T-G Photo by Jim Davis)
Thomas students become songwriters
Thomas Magnet School has gone country. Approximately 18 fifth-graders wrote song lyrics, some of which were performed by professional singer-songwriters recently in the school library. The event was sponsored by The Country Music Hall of Fame Words and Music program, Thomas music teacher Carl Keating said...
SACP to make a splash this year
Another summertime School Age Care Program is about to blast off. SACP's summer program will start May 20 and run through July 24, said director Sheree Floyd. Registration is now underway, she said. The official kickoff is May 22. On that day, there will be a cookout, dunk tank, games and an inflatable...