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Donate school supplies
now through August 1 at Walmart
on Century Blvd
. in
Bristol, TN.
All supplies donated will go to BTCS students!
Look f
or the yellow school bus collection bin!


Bristol Tennessee City Schools' employees
lend a "hand" to Healing Hands Health Center
during United Way of Bristol's Week of Caring!

New School Nutrition Director Named

Jennifer Burleson has been named the new School Nutrition Director for Bristol Tennessee City Schools. She will replace Ron Fink, who is retiring this month after 10 years in the position.


Ms. Burleson has been the School Nutrition Services Supervisor for Kingsport City Schools for the past seven years. She is a registered dietician. Ms. Burleson holds a master’s degree from King University in business administration and a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University in clinical nutrition.


“I am excited to be joining Bristol Tennessee City Schools," Ms. Burleson said. "I am looking forward to continuing the healthy focus on school meals and nutrition education. I am thankful for the opportunity to work within the school system, the community, and with families.”


Board Member Jill Harrison presents Dr. Lilly
with a certificate for his accomplishment during
the annual Employee Recognition Reception.

Dr. Gary Lilly Earns
Superintendent of the Year Nomination

Director of Schools Gary Lilly has been named Superintendent of the Year for Tennessee’s First District and as a result is the nominee from the First District for the Tennessee Superintendent of the Year.

In a letter to the Bristol Tennessee Board of Education from Dr. Dale Lynch, director of schools for Hamblen County, Dr. Lynch said, “Dr. Lilly’s selection was based on outstanding leadership shown throughout his years of service. He is recognized by his peers across the state for his great understanding of technological issues, as well as for championing one of Tennessee’s finest school districts.”

Dr. Lilly, who is finishing his fifth year as director, has served two years as the chairman of the First Tennessee Superintendents Study Council. There are eight districts total in the state. Each district submits a nominee for Tennessee Superintendent of the Year.

“I am honored to have been selected for this recognition by my counterparts and friends in the First Tennessee District,” Dr. Lilly said. “All of them are just as deserving of the honor, which is why I so appreciate and value their support. We are blessed to have a tremendous faculty and staff in our district.  Anything positive that has been accomplished during my tenure as director is directly attributable to their hard work and dedication to our students.”

Have a safe

and enjoyable summer!


Tennessee High School Class of 2014!

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