Front row, left to right: Mary Brown, David Welch, Jill Harrison Back row, left to right: Jim Butcher, Nelson Pyle
BTCS is proud to take this week to recognize the dedicated members of the Bristol Tennessee Board of Education. Happy School Board Appreciation Week and THANK YOU!
Mr. Gatton and Mr. Winston shake hands in front of the rendering of the soon-to-be renovated auditorium.
THS Auditorium to be Renamed Frank Winston Auditorium
Bristol Tennessee City Schools announced today that Tennessee High School’s auditorium will be renamed the Frank Winston Auditorium as a result of a generous donation from The Bill Gatton Foundation in honor of Frank Winston.
Mr. Winston, a long-time friend of Gatton, practiced as an attorney in Bristol from 1953 to 1994. Upon his retirement from private practice in 1994, he became the in-house attorney for Bill Gatton and his various business interests, where he still serves today. Mr. Winston is a graduate and valedictorian of the Tennessee High School Class of 1946, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he graduated first in his class. Since that time, he has served the Bristol community in numerous leadership roles.
The Bristol Tennessee Board of Education and administrators appreciate the time parents spent offering comments regarding the 90-minute early release or late arrival day being considered for next year’s academic calendar. Based on parent comments, it is obvious that the proposal would create significant challenges for many families. That being the case, the administration will present a revised, traditional calendar to the board for consideration at February’s meeting.
The board and administration remain committed to providing professional development opportunities which include time for educators to collaborate about student performance and create ongoing plans to ensure the best educational experience possible for each student. A taskforce, with parental representation, will be created to explore options and feasibility for future consideration.
The Bristol Tennessee City School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.