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The Giles County School Board this week released an updated back-to-school plan based on the current COVID-19 pandemic metrics for Giles County.

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Giles County Public Schools plan to reopen as scheduled  Aug. 3 with a phase-in week and a modified schedule starting Aug. 10. The Board of Education’s back-to-school plan is considered fluid, and may be modified as new guidelines and data are provided by the government and health officials.

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More than one quarter of Giles County families have chosen not to send their students back to school in person this fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These students will instead exclusively participate in a remote learning program offered by the Giles County School System. This same…

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A plan to reopen schools in Giles County on Aug. 3 has been approved under the provision that it may need adjustments as COVID-19 requirements change.

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The Giles County Board of Education recently recognized its Teacher Leaders for the 2019-20 school year.

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Excellence in teaching was recognized by the Giles County Board of Education when they were presented the Teachers of the Year. In an unprecedented twist, the announcements were made during an online Zoom meeting.

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The Giles County Board of Education this month recognized a group of dedicated teachers by granting them tenure.

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In an effort to encourage reading over the summer, rising first through third grade students in Giles County will this week receive in the mail literacy packages as part of a program sponsored by the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) and book publisher Scholastic Inc. The books are…

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The process and procedure of reopening Giles County Schools is among the items the Board of Education is expected to discuss in work session today (Tuesday).

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Editor’s Note: Giles County High School and Richland High School 2020 seniors graduate next week, approximately six weeks late due to COVID-19. 2018 GCHS graduate Rebecca Williams, a college student at Hofstra, who is home also due to COVID-19, interviewed several graduates about their uniqu…

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The students of Southside Elementary School who have qualified to be named on the school’s third nine-week honor roll of the 2019-20 academic year are:

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services and the Tennessee Department of Education have announced that Tennessee families are now eligible to receive financial support for their children’s nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support is provided through the Pandemic Electro…

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tnAchieves has begun its effort to recruit 9,000 volunteer mentors to meet the goal of providing a local support system to every TN Promise applicant in the Class of 2021.

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Dr. Vickie Beard officially became the Giles County Director of Schools last week when her contract was unanimously approved by the Board of Education.

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The Richland High School class of 2020 Top Ten are (from left) valedictorian Lauren Gillespie, salutatorian Breanna Scharber, third Kaymen Hustrulid, fourth Marti Hood, fifth Hannah White, sixth Emin Kirimlioglu, seventh Emma Riggin, eighth Madison Foster, ninth Katie Stevenson and 10th Sere…

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Giles County High School senior Elizabeth Cardin takes home first place in the local Giles Memorial VFW Auxiliary Voice of Democracy essay contest and third place in the VFW Fifth District contest. The VOD contest is open to all students, including home-schooled students, in grades 9-12. Car…

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Ever since she was little, Courtney Massey wanted to be a nurse. She was one of few people who mapped out her career at a young age, and she took that plan with her all the way to Martin Methodist College, not far from her home in Columbia.

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Giles County School Nutrition has announced a new program that will deliver meals to students’ doorsteps for free. The program will begin when the current drive-through pick-up and bus route delivery of meals to students ends May 22.

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In a statement today, Thursday, Giles County Director of Schools Vicky Beard spoke of ending the 2019-20 school year following Gov. Bill Lee's recommendation Wednesday that all schools remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

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Richland Junior High’s Top Ten are (seated, from left) first Cooper Dault, second Andrew Long, tied for third, Lex Greene and Sara Woodard, fifth Landon Hawkins, (standing) tied for sixth, Alli Cayt Hewitt and Mathias Lugurt, tied for eighth, Alexis Jones and (at right) Molly Pierson, and 10…

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Richland Elementary School’s March Students of the Month are (back row, from left) second grader Lorelei Helton, first grader Shaylie Williams, fifth grader Audrey Long, third grader Adalina Kalentkowski, fourth grader Jaxson Morton, (front row) pre-kindergartner Christina Holt and (not pict…

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The Giles County Board of Education chose Dr. Vickie Beard to be its next Director of Schools last week during its monthly meeting, which was held via video conferencing. 

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Richland School’s 2020 Eighth Grade Superlatives are Most Studious, Cooper Dault and Sara Woodard; Most Popular, Landon Johnson and Karly Faulkner; Best All Around, Gabbi Alsup and Brody Kincannon; Wittiest, Lex Greene, Jaiden Parris and Danica Bridgers; Friendliest, Kennedy Sanders and Came…

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Richland School’s February Students of the Month are (from left) sixth grader Danica Riggins, seventh grader Elias Locke, eighth grader Ashton White and high school students, Zoe Parks and (not pictured) Nic Bell.   Submitted

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Sponsored by GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance is accepting registrations for GoTech! Summer Career Camps. Space is limited. Register at https://www.facebook.com/GoTechCamps/.

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