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State Rep. Clay Doggett is welcomed to a Delta Kappa Gamma Phi Chapter meeting held at Richland School by member Missy Locke (left) and Chapter President Carole Cheatwood. Doggett shared with members the latest educational news from the state. The top two topics discussed were third grade re…

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The Giles County Board of Education voted Nov. 3 to allow the local Health Department to administer flu vaccines within the schools for free, with parental consent. 

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Richland Elementary School’s September Students of the Month are (front row, from left) pre-kindergartner Kenzleigh Townsend, kindergartner Holden Francis, (back row) fourth grader Skyler Sakowicz, first grader Ali Harper Gordon, third grader Gunnar Pruett, second grader Maggie Flynn and fif…

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Richland School’s September Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Brendan Hale, seventh grader Tyson Sexton, eighth grader Hollis Miller, (standing) freshman Laura Jett, sophomore Riley Hale, junior Denton Watkins and (not pictured) senior Laura Stone.   Submitted

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Richland School August Students of the Month are (seated, from left) sixth grader Paxton Handy, seventh grader Cassidy Borges, eighth grader Mika Krieg, (standing) freshman Rayse Penrod, sophomore Chris Buchanan, junior Shelby Perry and senior Isabella Murphy.   Submitted

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Richland Elementary School’s August Students of the Month are (front row, from left) first grader Charlie Mae Stanford, pre-kindergartner Eli Parker, (back row) second grader Karmyn Kimbrough, fourth grader Anzlee Grisson, fifth grader Silas Dean, (not pictured) third grader Kayleigh Johnson…

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The students of Bridgeforth Middle School who have qualified to be named on the school’s first nine-week honor roll for the 2022-23 academic year are:

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Updates to the Giles County School System’s Promotion and Retention policy (4.603) were on the agenda for last week’s school board meeting, but the board chose to table the vote pending further review. 

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Is 4-H still relevant in 2022? Ask any member, past or present, this question, and you are likely to get a resounding yes. Chances are most of the business owners, teachers, leaders and volunteers in your community have been members of 4-H — where they learned, and what 4-H members are still…

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The Giles County Board of Education heard, at its work session Sept. 15, that Giles County High School football will purchase new sideline camera equipment for replays and player coaching for a cost of $7,048 from its existing budget. The program will also build a platform for videoing plays…

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Three Giles County Schools earned “Reward School” status according to data released from the state’s Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System. Richland Elementary, Elkton Elementary and Minor Hill schools all received this highest possible rating based on the growth and performance their stud…

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The Giles County School Board re-elected Knox Vanderpool as its Chairman at its meeting Sept. 1. Also re-elected were Vice Chairman Richie Brewer and Tennessee Representative Mary McCloud. For Chris McAlister and LeAnn Gordon, this was their first meeting as newly elected School Board members. 

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A Giles County family was host to an exchange student through the 4-H International program for the first time in more than 20 years. Yuto Sakai, a 15-year-old student from Inagi, Japan, recently spent three weeks as the guest of Mason Wells, son of Andrea and Ray Keeton.

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Stay in touch with what’s happening throughout Giles County AND help your favorite school with the PULASKI CITIZEN/PulaskiCitizen.com Schools Subscription Special.

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Director of Schools Dr. Vickie Beard announced Monday that the Giles County School System earned a Level 5 rating for the 2021-22 school year, which is the highest distinction available based on Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. The district-wide score is a major improv…

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Giles County Cattleman’s Association President Brett McNeil presents $50 and a Certification of Achievement to MaeLee Williamson in recognition of her performance at the Tennessee State 4-H Public Speaking competition, where she took top honors and was named the 2022 Ninth Grade Tennessee St…

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The 2022 Ray Holt Memorial Scholarship recipients are congratulated by members of the Holt family. On hand for the presentation are (from left) Linda Holt, Lydia Barnickle, Leigh Ann Holt, Riley Britton, Chaye McElroy, Elizabeth Cox, Landon Hill, Layla Crabb, Webb Stewart, Brooklyn McKnight,…

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Tennessee State Rep. Clay Doggett and State Sen. Dr. Joey Hensley attended the Giles County Board of Education’s July 21 work session to answer questions the board had regarding recent legislative changes.

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The 2022 Trent Holt Memorial Scholarship recipients are congratulated by members of the Holt family. On hand for the presentation are (from left) Chaye McElroy, Leigh Ann Holt, Riley Britton, Landon Askins, Chloe Shelton, Josie Wiser, Layla Crabb, Connor Newton, Tucker Toone, Maggie Myers, S…

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Preliminary Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) scores have been released by the state, and the overall scores for Giles County students have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Giles County Assistant Director of Schools Tommy Hunter presented these findings to the Board of Educa…

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Richland School’s April Students of the Month are (seated, from left) Riley Hale, Harley Patterson, Langston Norris, Bentley Thomason, (standing) Macie Dunavant, Denton Watkins, Kristen Garner, Ethan Workman, Kailey Thomason, (not pictured) Jake Haddock and Sam Edwards.   RS / Submitted

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The Giles County Creative Clover Schoolhome 4H Club tours First National Bank. FNB’s Savannah Bentley guided the youth around all the different departments of the bank. Students learned what happens on a daily basis in each department, and were able to enter the vault, board room, theater an…

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Richland School’s April Students of the Month are (seated, from left) Riley Hale, Harley Patterson, Langston Norris, Bentley Thomason, (standing) Macie Dunavant, Denton Watkins, Kristen Garner, Ethan Workman, Kailey Thomason, (not pictured) Jake Haddock and Sam Edwards.   RS / Submitted

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Bridgeforth Middle School’s 2022 Top Ten are (from left) 1 — JD Kelly, 2 — Addison Shelton, 3 — Chloe Norwood, 4 — Cooper White, 5 — Bralynn Yarbrough, 6 — Hunter Wilson, 7 — Oakley Ivey, 8 — Ethan Vincent, 9 — Camden Eubank and 10 — Josie Curry.   BMS / Submitted

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The Giles County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the Central Office Boardroom.

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This month the Tennessee School Board Association released an update to its model policy, reflecting new legal references and other guidelines. Giles County Director of Schools Dr. Vickie Beard presented the first batch of these updates to local policies for board consideration last week.

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