Great Schools Partnership - In The News

By Great Schools Partnership | This collection of news articles showcases initiatives Great Schools Partnership in Knoxville, Tenn. is involved with. Enjoy!

Project GRAD Summer Institute starts at Pellissippi State

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - More than 140 high schoolers will spend three weeks of summer break attending college. They're part of Project GRAD, a …

College & University

'Calming corners' help Knox County students relax

Video<p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A new tool is being used in Knox County to help students relax when they get upset or frustrated in the …

Middle School

Great Schools Partnership announces summer programs

Video<p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - <i>From the Great Schools Partnership:</i><p>While school may be officially out for summer break in Knox County, the needs of our …

Education

Project Grad scholars celebrated

A party-like atmosphere is developing in the English town of Windsor, where Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle on May 19.

Students tackle Knoxville homelessness issue

April 24, 2018: Students from Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy spoke to Knoxville City Council members about putting an end to …

4 Knox County schools honored by USDA in health initiative

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Four Knox County schools took home medals on Monday as part of the USDA's Healthier U.S. Schools Challenge.<p>West View …

Knox County, Oak Ridge students break computer programming world record

CLOSE<p>Robert Winter talks about his coding class at Carter Middle School.Knox County Schools is pushing to get more students coding and has developed …

Astronaut encourages Lonsdale kids to reach for the stars at transportation conference

CLOSE<p>Don Thomas, former NASA Astronaut, talks to Lonsdale Elementary School students during breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at GRIDSMART on Hardin …

Lonsdale families talk human trafficking in community meeting

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> Families from the Lonsdale Community attended a meeting Thursday, Nov. 2, at Lonsdale Elementary School to discuss the …

Human Trafficking

We did it! Today, students broke the world record for the number of students coding at one time. Thank you to all the students who participated, and to Brandon Bruce @cirrusinsight and @calebfristoe at @Code_TN for coming up this great idea and all your work to make it happen! https://t.co/btOhIouSHR

Ex-astronaut takes Knoxville elementary students out of this world

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> NASA Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas, who flew on space shuttle Columbia three times and Discovery once, paid a special visit to …

Education

Beaumont Magnet Academy moves arts to the playground with $100,000 grant

CLOSE<p>Wendy Clayton, Principal of Beaumont Elementary in Knoxville, talks about what makes the school special.<p>Humans love to create beauty. Composers, …

Physical Education

Kids learn to read through Shakespeare, battle Tenn. illiteracy rate

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> They're using the words of Shakespeare.<p>Raven Battle, a 7th grader, has recently learned reading can be fun, through …

University of Tennessee

Knoxville Literacy Event (Overview)

Shakespeare in Shades camp at Vine Middle

During the month of June, Knox County students enrolled in Shakespeare in Shades will work daily with UT theatre students and Knox County theatre and …

Middle School

Knox County summer programs aim to boost reading proficiency

Video<p>KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A summer program aims to boost reading proficiency for rising middle school students in Knox County.<p>"Reading is something …

Education

Great Schools Partnership kicks off summer programs

Great Schools Partnership (GSP) is coordinating more summer enrichment activities at its community schools than ever before.<p>This summer GSP is …

Summer Camp

Knox County students learn importance of dental health

Dental Care

Dogwood Elementary surprised with $10,000 grant

The community came together to give one South Knoxville elementary school an outdoor classroom. But a surprise from a national organization is going …

Education

Glasses give kids new vision in the classroom

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> Green Magnet Academy students aren't sure what the future holds, nor can they see what tomorrow will bring, but what they …

Education

ORNL partners with Vine to promote science, engineering - The Knoxville Focus

By Ken Lay<p>Students from Vine Magnet Middle School got the opportunity to see science in action Thursday morning with the help from scientists from …

Congratulations to Vine Middle for being selected to represent our state in the national Student Spaceflight Experiments competition. https://t.co/CmgR3gnaYc

Thank A Teacher Week

Live at Five at 4October 27, 2016Thank-A-Teacher Week, Nov. 14-18, 2016, theGreat Schools Partnership invites you to share your most memorable …

Former students surprise Knox County teacher with thank you report card

Video<p>KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Do you have a teacher who really made a difference in your life? Two Hardin Valley Academy graduates wanted to do something …

Teaching

Knox County community schools staying open during fall break

More than 60,000 students are out of school for Knox County Schools’ fall break this week, leaving some low-income students to risk missing meals …

Education

Looking in on a community school Christenberry is thriving | Shopper

Working at Christenberry Elementary School is like coming home to Tiffany Davidson, site resource coordinator for the Great Schools Partnership’s …

University of Tennessee

Leaders for Readers

‘Be Not Afraid of Greatness:’ Students Engage With Middle-Schoolers through Theater

Theater students at UT are working with the Great Schools Partnership and Knox County Schools on a reading enrichment pilot program that seeks to …

New Community Schools