The 2nd Annual Power of Play 5K brought to you by Burke, Powers, & Harty, Inc. is a partnership between two cities and two school systems. The race, which will take place on a certified course designed to start and end at the Bristol Family YMCA, is being held in conjunction with the YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day. Proceeds will benefit physical education and physical activity in Bristol Tennessee City Schools and Bristol Virginia Public Schools! When you check-in for the race, you will be able to designate an elementary, middle, or high school in Bristol (TN or VA). Schools will be awarded race proceeds based on percentages of participation! Print registration form and mail to the address listed or register online here. For more information about The Power of Play, contact Rebecca Craddock at (423) 652-9237 or Landy Mathes at (423) 340-1908.
Thank you for voting!
Common Core Meets Digital Conversion
Vance Middle School students served as hosts for visitors to their school’s Common Core Meets Digital Conversion day on Thursday, April 3. Beta Club students led tours of classrooms to view students and teachers implementing Tennessee’s Common Core State Standards utilizing new laptops, which were provided to each student in January as part of the first phase of Bristol Tennessee City Schools' Digital Conversion.
Common Core State Standards outline what students should know and be able to do each grade (K-12) in math and English language arts in order to be prepared for college or a career. Common Core has changed the learning landscape for students in Tennessee. There is a much greater focus on thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. Read more.
Champions for Kids' SIMPLE Giving
Thank you for your donations at your Bristol, Tennessee, Walmart to benefit students and families served by the Bristol Tennessee City Schools Community Resource Center. Your next opportunity to participate will be April 22-May 5. During this time period, you are asked to donate breakfast foods! Look for the purple bins at Walmart on Century Boulevard! Contact Kay Ward at (423) 652-9223 for more information.
Additional Schools Recognized for Achievements
Bristol Tennessee City Schools continues to show excellence on a state level as evidenced by recent acknowledgments from the Tennessee Department of Education.
Schools in the state are rated in two areas: performance and progress. As previously announced, Holston View Elementary School was identified as a Reward School for being in the top five percent in the state for progress. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman recently notified BTCS of additional schools that were on the cusp (top 6-10%) of being identified as Reward Schools.
Tennessee High School made the Reward School cusp list for both performance and progress. Avoca, Haynesfield, and Holston View elementary schools made the Reward School cusp list for performance. Read more.
Kindergarten and Preschool Registration
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Get your Legacy Wall brick before they are gone
On Friday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. the Stone Castle Rejuvenation Committee, Tennessee High School, and the Bristol Tennessee City Schools formally unveiled the Legacy Wall. The Legacy Wall has been erected in the stadium alleyway just outside the home side of Stone Castle. Its unique architectural design was created to go hand-in-hand with that of historic Stone Castle. Donors may still purchase bricks to be included in the wall by going to stonecastle.org.