11th Annual Vision to Reality Gala and Auction

Each year the Foundation hosts a Fundraiser Banquet and Auction to provide funding for scholarships as well as the support of all programs initiated by the Foundation. These programs help to increase student achievement in Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools.

The funds raised from this event supports programs such as:
Great Idea Teacher Grants, STEM Initiatives, CMC Teacher Warehouse, Academic Awards Program, 100% Graduation (Reality Check & Get Motivated), Career Academies, Student Scholarships, Kinder Kits, Leadership CMCSS and much more.

Vision to Reality 2015 will take place at 6:30 p.m. on November 21 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased online here.

Vision to Reality Silent Auction Basket/Item Donation Form 2015

Vision to Reality Sponsor Guest List Submission Form


Business After Schools at Clarksville High School

Clarksville High School hosted Business After Schools from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, September 24.

Students from Clarksville High, Richview Middle School, Barksdale Elementary School and Moore Magnet Elementary School showcased their STEM challenges to guests including CMCSS school leadership, Chamber business professionals, Education Foundation and School Board members and other community members.

8th Grade “Your Choice, Your Future” Career Exploration Day

The Sixth Annual 8th Grade “Your Choice, Your Future” Career Exploration Day will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 18 and 19 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

The purpose of the event is to inform 8th grade students about a variety of future career opportunities from local businesses and workforce professionals. CMCSS recognizes that there are specific workforce needs for Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee, and is actively introducing students to these opportunities by offering more career education within the high school curriculum.

Booths are free for exhibitors who register to inform students on the purpose of their organizations. Each booth will come equipped with a 6′ table and two chairs. Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own signage and table cloths. Organizations can request additional booth accommodations if needed.

Sponsors are also needed for the event. Sponsorship levels are: Career Day Partner: $200 and Career Day Title Sponsor: $500.

The registration deadline for the event is November 2, 2015. Click here to register.

For questions or more information, contact Karen Pitts at (931) 920-7829 and karen.pitts@cmcss.net or Brenda Scarborough at (931) 920-7796 and brenda.scarborough@cmcss.net.

Publix donates school supplies to Teacher Warehouse

On Wednesday, September 23, representatives from the Madison Street location of the Publix Super Market in Clarksville delivered $7,000 worth of donated school supplies to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation’s Teacher Warehouse located at the CMCSS Central Services South building on 1312 Hwy 48/13.


The items were collected during school supply drive that Publix conducted for three weeks throughout the month of August at both its Madison Street and Tiny Town Road locations.

Crayons, books, notebook paper, ledgers, journals, pencils and pens were among the items that were generously purchased by the Clarksville community. In total, the two stores collected supplies adding up to a combined value of $12,000.

Norman Rubio, the Store Manager of the Madison Street Pubix location commented that the supply drive inspired “a lot of customer enthusiasm.”

He went on to say that over the three and a half years that his location has been in operation, they have had “a good relationship” with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, and giving back to local schools was “a very easy decision to make.”

The Teacher Warehouse allows CMCSS teachers the opportunity to have access to new and gently used donated supplies for the benefit of student achievement. In the past five years, the store, operated solely by volunteers, has saved local teachers nearly $222,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. For more information, visit the CMC Teacher Warehouse page on our website.

For more information on the Madison Street Publix location, visit their website.

Country Inns & Suites donates over 150 books to Teacher Warehouse

In celebration of National Literacy Day (September 8) and as part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group 12th annual Responsible Business Action Month, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson launched a book drive with Read Indeed.

The book drive took place in participating hotels to benefit the international charity founded six years ago by Maria Keller, a then eight-year-old girl from Minnesota. Participating in the initiative, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson located in Clarksville, TN hosted a book drive event on October 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 150 books were collected for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation’s Teacher Warehouse to be used by local educators in their classrooms.

Maria Keller
Maria Keller


Country Inns & Suites

Annual Campaign is United for Public Education

The 2015 Education Foundation Annual Campaign will take place November 1-20.

This year’s theme will be “United for Public Education.”

For the first time, the Foundation will engage the business community to participate. For $20, teachers and community members will receive a “United for Public Education” t-shirt that they can wear during American Education Week, November 16-20! Limited quantities available.

Proceeds will go to support Foundation programs including CMCSS Kinder-Kits for Kindergarten Readiness, scholarships for deserving local high school seniors and Great Idea Grants for teachers to implement innovative ideas in their classrooms and as school-wide initiatives.

This past year, the Foundation secured $404,000 in support of public education. Of that total, CMCSS employees contributed nearly $37,000 during last year’s campaign.

Teachers can find the Employee Payroll Deduction Form here and the Foundation Fact Sheet for 2015 here.

For individual “United for Public Education” t-shirt orders, CLICK HERE.

For online business/organization t-shirt orders, CLICK HERE. To download a printable business/organization t-shirt order form, CLICK HERE.

Annual Partners In Education Breakfast 2015

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses and organizations that contributed to public education in the 2014-2015 school year with the Annual Partners In Education (PIE) Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on September 3.

This year’s theme was “Small Things Make a Difference!”

PIE works to unite CMCSS schools with local businesses and organizations for community benefit, integrating the ideas and energy of young people with the knowledge and experience of the business and civic community. A CMCSS PIE is an official documented partnership between a high school career academy, an individual school, entire district or STEM program and a community business seeking to make a long-term partnership commitment. Community partner contributions can include monetary contributions, in-kind support, training and professional development related to specific topics and volunteer support.

Award Winners:
Rising Star Partner Award: Rick Reda Home Builders – Northwest High School Partner

Boots on the Ground Partner Award: 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment – Kenwood Elementary School Partner

Boots on the Ground Partner Award: 1-101 Aviation – Glenellen Elementary School Partner

Partner Service Award: Living Hope Baptist Church – Barksdale Elementary and Rossview Middle

Partner Service Award: APSU Athletics Department – Burt Elementary School Partner

Innovative Partner Award: F&M Bank – Northeast Middle School Partner

Partner Commitment Award: Bridgestone – Northeast High School Partner

Partner Commitment Award: Planters Bank – Richview Middle School Partner

Corporate Partner Award: Exit Realty Screamin’ Eagle The Griffis Team – West Creek High, West Creek Middle and Hazelwood Elementary School Partners

STEM District-Wide Partner of the Year: City of Clarksville Fire Department, Four-Year STEM and Externship Partner with multiple CMCSS schools

Career Academy District-Wide Partner of the Year: CMC Education Foundation – Partnered with NWHS Health Science and WCHS Criminal Justice Academy

Sarah Ditmore Cooper Partner Award: Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union – Clarksville High School and CHS Business and Finance Academy Partner

Business After Schools at Clarksville High School

Clarksville High School, located at 151 Richview Road, will host Business After Schools from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 24.

Guests will hear from student leaders at Clarksville High, Richview Middle, Barksdale Elementary
and Moore Magnet Elementary schools as they showcase their STEM challenges.

Join us and network with CMCSS school leadership, Chamber business professionals, Education Foundation and School Board members and see what’s happening in our classrooms!

Click here to register for the event.