Are the pros for block scheduling worth the dollars it is costing the Wilson County School System to hire additional teachers for high schools?
Wilson County Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund said officials are debating whether the current block schedule (which breaks the school day into four, 90-minutes periods, or block) or moving to seven 50-minute periods would be more beneficial to students and the system.
By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Three of Wilson Countys largest high schools will move their commencement exercises to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium this May.
Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund said the decision was made to hold graduation for Lebanon High School, Mt. Juliet High School and Wilson Central High School at the event center due to the increasing number of graduates and guests.
Middle Tennessee State Universitys Murphy Center was what we originally looked into, but they will be under construction and not available, he explained. The Municipal Auditorium is the only place we could find that is large enough to accommodate parents and guests indoors. The difficulties that happened last year at Lebanon High Schools graduation caused us to start this conversation and come up with a permanent solution. Every parent should be able to see their child graduate.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NOKES-LASATER
Cumberland Universitys football team will stage a full-contact scrimmage 3 p.m. Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
First year head coach Donnie Suber began practice Monday with 168 players reporting for preseason camp. The public is welcome to attend Saturdays scrimmage.
Cumberland is scheduled to open the 2013 season in Cookeville Thursday, Aug. 29 against Tennessee Tech in a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Watertown High will face a final tune-up for the 2013 season by hosting a three-half jamboree Saturday, Aug. 17 at Robinson Stadium.
Watertowns Junior High team will play Carroll-0akland at 6 p.m.; followed by a junior varsity half between WHS and DeKalb County at 7 p.m.
The featured event starts at 8 p.m. and finds Watertown playing pass-happy DeKalb County.