On Saturday, Oct. 29, Lebanon High School students, faculty and staff volunteered at the annual Buddy Walk in Nashville in support of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee. LHS won the school competition for volunteers and fund-raising, bringing in nearly $2,000. The LHS Special Ed program received a $1,000 prize along with a trophy. The LHS volleyball team and cheerleading squad volunteered their time in the effort, and Destini Eaton spearheaded the effort. SUBMITTED
CedarStone Bank and Wilson County Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and Hyundai recently announced that the nomination process for the 2016-17 Wilson County Teacher of the Year Award has commenced.
Local generous dentists not only keep our smiles, but also help area teachers expand their budget for classroom accessories.
Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club members Jacque Benton, left, and John Cheney, second from right, back row, present 15 new teachers at Mt. Juliet High School with checks in the amount of $100 each. The club presented 59 new teachers in the West Wilson County area with $100 to assist them in setting up their classrooms for their first years of teaching. SUBMITTED
Cumberland University will host a campus-wide research colloquium on Friday, allowing faculty and students to present on topics offering attendees perspectives on various types of research being performed at the university.
McClain Christian Academy opened their doors to students this week.
"That is a sad day when kids can't even have a little cupcake party."
The Tennessee Education Association sent Rick Colbert, the TEA general counsel, to Wilson County to speak about the problems with TNReady testing this week.
Thank you, Wilson County educators, for all you do!
Local high schools are already preparing for the 2015-2016 school year.
The James E. Ward Agricultural Center was abuzz Saturday night, May 31, with more than 200 former students and teachers of the Wilson County Training School in attendance to celebrate, reunite and reminisce and to hear Lebanon native and Wilson County Training School graduate, Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Jr., the keynote speaker at the event titled "An Evening To Remember."
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