Vance parents encouraged to attend personalized learning meeting on December 10
Bristol Tennessee City Schools will hold a meeting at Vance Middle School on Tuesday, December 10, at 6 p.m. in the Vance Cafeteria to share the latest news on personalized learning at the middle school.
At the meeting, parents and students will learn the plan for each student to be given a laptop on Monday, January 6, 2014. The laptops will be a new tool for students to utilize to support the district’s increased focus on student-centered, personalized learning. Read more.
TOPS: One student's story
In August 2011, Patrick Crook began his high school career in a traditional “brick and mortar” school. From all accounts, Patrick was your typical high school student. But during that first semester of his freshman year, Patrick started to hear talk of a “new” high school in the state of Tennessee. That new school was Bristol Tennessee City Schools own TOPS – Tennessee Online Public School. TOPS is an online public high school serving students in the state of Tennessee. According to TOPS Principal Jason Horne, the aim of TOPS is to provide a rigorous education to students who are looking for an alternative to a traditional brick and mortar high school.
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Santa Pal organizers invite community support at a press conference on November 14.
Sponsor a child this year for Christmas
For the eighth year, the Bristol Tennessee City Schools Community Resource Center is seeking to meet the Christmas needs of children in our school system through a partnership with Santa Pal of Bristol, Inc.
The Santa Pal program, which began in 1927, provides Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in Bristol, TN; Bristol, VA; and Sullivan County, TN. Bristol Tennessee City Schools has 171 children who have qualified to be served by the program this year.
Individuals or businesses are needed to sponsor these children or make a contribution to Santa Pal, Inc. To help, please contact Kay Ward at the BTCS Community Resource Center at (423) 652-9251.
Check awarded for Stone Castle Rejuvenation Raffle winner
Pictured above, left to right:
Bill Bingham, Jim Arnold, Sarah Fleenor, Rick Hurley,
Caroline Hawthorne, Mary Rouse, and Paul Pendleton.
Sarah Fleenor, the lucky winner of the grand prize for the Stone Castle Rejuvenation raffle, proudly accepts her $5,000 from members of the Stone Castle Rejuvenation committee. Congratulations, Sarah! Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets to support this community effort!
For the latest on the Stone Castle Rejuvenation (including a video), visit stonecastle.org.
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and school closing procedures.
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.