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District Counselor Selected for State Advisory Appointment
09/08/2023
Weakley County Schools Social Worker Brittany Jaco has been selected for a prestigious appointment to the Tennessee School Counseling Advisory Council.
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Local Backpack Program Continues to Help Feed Children - Here's How to Get Involved
08/30/2023
Twelve years later, the Weakley County Backpack Program is still feeding hundreds of hungry students in Weakley County over the weekend, and you are invited to join the cause.
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Weakley County Schools Nutrition Department Secures Healthy Meals Incentive Grant
08/25/2023
Weakley County Schools is the recipient of a $150,000 grant through the United States Department of Agriculture’s [USDA] Healthy Meals Incentive initiative. Thanks to the efforts of Weakley County School Nutrition Director Trista Snider, the district was selected from a pool of 615 applicants representing 44 states, and 1 of 8 school systems in Tennessee to receive funding to improve the nutritional quality of school meals.
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Positive Impact on School Day Evident Through ESSER Funded Improvements
08/17/2023
Students and staff are seeing the positive impact of changes and updates to Weakley County Schools’ campuses this year that were funded through the ESSER program.
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Familiar Faces are in New Roles on Weakley County Schools' Administrative Team
08/10/2023
Retirements and personnel changes have resulted in familiar faces filling new roles with Weakley County Schools. Several members of the district’s team have taken on new positions and responsibilities in support of student success.
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Weakley Playhouse's Steel Magnolias is the Perfect "Friends Night Out" Event
07/24/2023
The Weakley Playhouse will present Steel Magnolias on the Westview High School Theater stage in four special shows the last weekend in July.
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Westview Band Receives Rare National Distinction
07/18/2023
The American School Band Directors Association [ASBDA] recently awarded Westview High School Band and Directors Mike Tucker and Jennifer Cupples with the Award of Distinction in Concert Performance for the 2022-23 school year. The accomplishment recognized the outstanding achievement of a Superior Rating in every category from all adjudicators in the West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Concert Festival Performance Assessment.
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Student Art on Display at Weakley County Courthouse
07/17/2023
Works of art created by Weakley County Schools students are on public exhibit at the Weakley County Courthouse in Dresden this summer. Selections on display include Disney-themed artistic works from students who earned first place for their creations at the Weakley County Schools Arts Festival in their age group for categories of drawing, photography, painting, and 3D/sculpture/mixed media.
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Weakley County Schools Ranks 16 in Tennessee For Third Grade ELA Scores
05/25/2023
Data released this week from the Tennessee Department of Education shows that Weakley County Schools’ spring TCAP scores for third grade ELA [English Language Arts] set the district’s ranking at 16th highest out of 144 districts in the state. The release of TCAP scores has been highly anticipated as they relate to the state’s legislation that went into effect this school year.
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Arby's Fundraiser Helps Debt
05/25/2023
The Arby’s Foundation has contributed to paying down student lunch debt in a big way for Weakley County Schools.
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Farm Team and Program Student Baylah Pettit
Weakley County Schools Livestock Production Farm Offers Experience, Education, and Connections to Students Countywide
04/14/2023
Education, hands-on experience, and direct instruction and guidance from experts in the field of agriculture – it’s all available to students on the Weakley County Schools Livestock Production Farm. Open to high school students at every school, students this semester welcomed Baylah Pettit, their first student peer in almost two decades from Westview High School.
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Students attend SCOPE Conference in Nashville on March 7, 2023
Weakley County Schools Represented at SCOPE Event
04/11/2023
Students representing each of Weakley County’s high schools recently participated in the Student Congress on Policies in Education [SCOPE] event at Belmont University in Nashville.
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It's Official - Dresden is Getting the Band Back Together
03/31/2023
For the first time in many years, Dresden Middle School and Dresden High School students will soon have the opportunity to be a part of a traditional band.
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Greenfield FFA Students Are Busy Learning As They Grow
02/23/2023
Greenfield FFA is growing in more ways than one. For the first time in more than a decade, seventeen students are making plans to travel to State Convention to represent Greenfield High. Agriculture Teacher Matthew Humphrey said it’s the largest group to attend convention and earn certifications in his ten years as Club Advisor.
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Progress is the Focus For Westview FFA
02/22/2023
The Westview FFA Chapter has been focusing on progress – both within the club and out in the community.
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Gleason FFA Chapter Focuses on Events that Promote Career and Leadership Development
02/21/2023
The Gleason FFA Chapter is hard at work this school year with concentration on events that promote career and leadership development opportunities for students.
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FFA Week Shines Light on Thriving Chapters in Weakley County Schools
02/20/2023
February 18-25th is National FFA Week, and Weakley County Schools is celebrating the organization’s emphasis on leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
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TCAT Visit Garners Student Interest in Training Options
Students Learn About New Opportunities For Post-Graduation Training
01/26/2023
Several Junior and Senior students from each Weakley County high school are more informed about post-graduation job training opportunities after a recent visit to Tennessee College of Applied Technologies at Newbern.
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Dresden Middle Teachers Enlist STEAM Activities to Make Learning Fun
01/26/2023
Dresden Middle School’s 5th grade students recently worked together to create a colorful piece of art by integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics [STEAM] into one fun project.
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HOSA Students Compete at Regionals
Westview's HOSA Future Health Professionals Compete at Regional Competitions
01/19/2023
Westview’s HOSA Future Health Professionals students recently participated in several regional health science competitions.
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Teachers of the Year 23-24 District Level Winners
Teachers of the Year Named By Schools and District
01/17/2023
The ballots are in, and the 2023-2024 Weakley County Schools Teachers of the Year have been selected. Each year, ballots are distributed at the building level to identify the best candidates for each grade band: Pre-K through 4th grade, 5th grade through 8th, and 9th through 12th. Educators in each school vote and ultimately select the winners for each school. After those designees are identified, a district selection committee meets to review contender entries and choose district level winners.
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Allisa Gulledge Showcases New-To-Us Instruments for DES
The Beat Goes On Thanks to Donated Instruments at Dresden Elementary School
01/12/2023
New instruments are music to the ears of many students at Dresden Elementary School. Because of the initiative of Elementary Music Teacher Alissa Gulledge to apply for a donation of gently used instruments, students at DES will be learning introductory music and playing instruments donated by Nashville-based organization Instruments For Education.
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DHS Student Dylan Parker explains part of his Color Changing Flowers project that pulled in second place in the Plant Systems category
Schools Kick Off 2023 With First Ever Weakley County Schools Agriscience Fair
01/06/2023
Students from two schools started the new year off in competition at the first ever Weakley County Schools Agriscience Fair.
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Generous Gleason Community Donors
Gleason Donations Pay Down Lunch Debt; Help Needed For Other Schools
01/04/2023
Thanks to the generosity of local individuals and businesses, every Gleason School student will begin their second semester with no lunch debt. Even with the contribution, the district’s student lunch debt remains at an all-time high.
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Runner Up and Bee Champion
Martin Middle's Matthew Klutts is Spelling Bee Champ
12/07/2022
Talented spellers competed this week for the title of Weakley County Schools Spelling Bee Champion in a sixteen-round contest held at the Board of Education in Dresden.
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Dresden Middle School Thankful For Lions’ Den Support This Christmas
Dresden Middle School Thankful For Lions' Den Support This Christmas
12/05/2022
Dresden Middle School students and gift-wrapping community volunteers are gearing up for the 12th year of the Lions’ Den Christmas store. Students will soon be shopping for Christmas gifts using the ‘Dresden bucks’ they have earned throughout the year.
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Westview High Receives National Spotlight on NBC's Today Show; More Attention on the Way
12/02/2022
Westview High School is receiving national attention after a heartfelt video of students honoring their teachers was featured on NBC’s The TODAY Show – and more nationwide attention is coming soon.
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Weakley Playhouse Group
Weakley Playhouse Brings Spirit of Christmas in Festival Stage First
11/28/2022
The Weakley Playhouse is bringing the classic ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future to Martin’s Festival Park stage in a student production of A Christmas Carol.
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WCS Substitute Tommie Pettit
Weakley County Schools Seek and Salute Substitute Teachers
11/21/2022
With cold and flu season in full force, the Weakley County Schools district is recruiting additional substitute teachers. With November 18th marking National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Day, faculty and staff, students, and subs are highlighting the importance of the role in our schools.
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Weakley County Schools Represented at TAC Conference
11/18/2022
Sharon School Teacher Danielle Johnson represented Weakley County Schools recently at the Tennessee Teacher Advisory Council [TAC] Conference in Nashville.
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Writing Contest Produces Inspiring Essay From Martin Elementary School Student
11/14/2022
A writing contest at Martin Elementary School [MES] in honor of National Red Ribbon Week produced an inspiring essay about the importance of living drug-free.
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DHS Senior Rebecca Chessor and Choir Director Jacob Abbott
DHS Choir Inspires Students with Courage, Confidence, and Connection
11/10/2022
Hold me, rock me, calm and easy. Hold me, rock me, deep and wide. Hold me, rock me, in your arms. Oh, I got a home on the other side. Every year, Dresden High School [DHS] students sing these lyrics from composer Brian Tate’s choral composition ‘Hold Me, Rock Me’ as a tribute song at the end of every spring and winter concert. The lyrics serve as a special homecoming for DHS Choir students. Many choir alum make the trek back to their alma mater and join the current class on stage to sing the heartfelt tune. The song pulls together a growing reunion of voices who have been singing together under the instruction of Jacob Abbott, DHS Music Teacher and Choir Director, since 2016.
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Westview STEM Club Takes Home 5 of 6 First Place Trophies
Weakley County Schools ‘Canstruct’ to Support Hunger Relief; Westview Takes First Place in 5 of 6
11/09/2022
Three Weakley County Schools competed in the 5th Annual Canstruction Jr. competition held at Discovery Park of America [DPA] to support local food banks, and Westview High School secured first place in 5 of 6 categories. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Clubs from Dresden Middle, Dresden High, and Westview High represented the district at the event on November 3.
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WCS Faculty and TECTA Students
TECTA Enrollees Gain Education, Experience, and Credential at No Cost to Student
11/02/2022
Weakley County Schools students are on their way to earning a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) for the first time through dual enrollment with Dyersburg State this school year – at no cost to the student.
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Transportation Director Tim Barker and Assistant Director of Schools Betsi Foster
Weakley County Schools Awarded $120,000 EPA Grant For Propane School Buses
11/01/2022
Weakley County Schools students will soon be riding on four new propane school buses, thanks to grant funds awarded to the district through the U.S. EPA Clean School Bus Program.
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Dawg Paw #1 Drawing Winners
Gleason School Offers Incentives To Students For Being Their Best
08/30/2022
Gleason School is offering unique incentives to reward excellence in students. Gleason School Principal Lee Lawrence and his faculty have worked together to establish several initiatives to inspire students to work hard at being their best.
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