Partnerships

Teacher of the Year

The Education Foundation, in partnership with CMCSS, honors teachers selected by their schools to represent CMCSS as the building level Teacher of the Year for their hard work and dedication. There were 48 teachers honored in 2017, with three of them also selected to represent the district at the state level.

The Foundation board believes that as a community we must continue to motivate and support teachers, especially when they go above and beyond to ensure students are successful. This reception is a small way to say “thank you” for the big impact teachers make each day!

8th Grade Career Fair

The Education Foundation believes that early career exposure and planning is a great way to help CMCSS meet its goal for students to graduate college and career ready. The Foundation partnered with the Career Technical Education Office of CMCSS to co-sponsor the district-wide Career Exploration Fair. 

This event was designed to help students make a connection between the courses they take and the real world for a smooth transition into high school. Eighth grade students take the Navigator Interest Inventory and use those results to begin career exploration before attending the event.

 

Reading Readiness

The Education Foundation has partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville, TN to provide books to third grade students as part of their Reading Rodeo program.

The selected book for 2016 was “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate. All 2,800 third graders in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System received a copy. UPS assisted with the delivery of the 2016 books to Byrns Darden Elementary School, Norman Smith Elementary School and Burt Elementary School.

The Foundation appreciates the efforts of the Kiwanis Club to promote reading amongst CMCSS students!

Pass and Go

The Pass and Go program continues to be successful, as the number of students who take and pass AP courses and exams increases with each year.

In partnership with the Wyatt Johnson Automotive Group, Premier Medical and Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools, the foundation has supported this program in securing additional prize scholarships to reward students who scared a 3, 4, or 5 on their advanced placement exams. In addition to the car give-away, students had the opportunity to win one of fifteen laptops and several iPods donated by Premier Medical Group as well as, $20-$25 BP gas cards from Beach Oil and hundreds of pizzas and pizza gift cards donated by Dominos.

Classified Employee
of the Year

The first CMCSS Classified Employee Luncheon was sponsored by the Education Foundation, Google, and Clarksville Fencing.

During this event, 44 classified employees were recognized for going above and beyond for student success. Five finalists were announced; of those finalists, bus driver Leah Greene was chosen as the overall 2017-2018 Classified Employee of the Year.  She received a $500 Visa gift card, compliments of Clarksville Fencing.

The Foundation appreciates the efforts of the Kiwanis Club to promote reading amongst CMCSS students!

Rolling Study Halls

Rolling Study Halls is a Google-funded initiative that seeks to improve technology access and extend learning to the after-school space. By powering school buses with WiFi and providing educator support, through funding and in-kind donations from Google, WiFi technology was installed on six CMCSS school buses and stipend money was allocated for teachers who provide tutoring on-board the buses. The buses chosen provide transportation to New Providence Middle School and Northwest High School students in the Woodlawn area. This pilot program will run through May, 2019.

Robotics

The Education Foundation partnered with CMCSS to host the 5th Annual CMCSS District-Wide Robotics Competition on April 9, 2017, providing incentives to the winning teams. The Competition follows the guidelines established by The First Lego League (FLL).

Students compete in three areas: Research, Core Values, and Robot Rounds. First, students are given a Challenge or problem to be solved by researching and creating an innovative solution. Secondly, students are judged in their application of FLL Core Values to their team procedures. Through these Core Values, students learn to respect each other’s opinion while working together for the best of the team. Finally, students learn about coding while programming a robot to complete a series of tasks in a given amount of time.

The local competition was held amongst 15 Varsity teams and one JV representing all seven middle schools and Moore Magnet Elementary. The program positively impacted the lives of 160 students.

The First Lego League middle school program in CMCSS provides students with an interactive way to learn science, technology, engineering, and math. While programming, researching and solving real-world problems, our students are learning skills that will prepare them for the future workforce.