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Time to Get Creative with the Fire Prevention Poster Contest

fire prevention week logo optBring out your markers, crayons, colored pencils, paints, glue, tissue paper, and any other art supplies, for the Collierville Fire Department is making preparations for its annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest. The CFD wants everyone in grades Kindergarten through 12th to participate!

This year's theme for Fire Prevention Week is "Every Second Counts; Plan 2 Ways Out." 

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Five Collierville Students Make Tennessee’s Top 100 Readers List

SShetty1 optFive young students in Collierville have been chosen among the Top 100 Readers in Tennessee by First Lady Crissy Haslam.

The Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition started on June 1st and ended on July 28th. Students in kindergarten to 4th grade were challenged to keep track of how much time they spent reading during their summer vacation and to submit the times to the contest.

The winners attended a Kid’s State Dinner at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville on Friday, August 18. Collierville’s winners include 6-year-old Sunaina S. Shetty (pictured). Sunaina logged 150 hours reading time, or approximately 277 books this summer. She enjoys all kinds of books, but likes fiction the best.

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Collierville Burch Library Does Brisk Business with STEM Kit Backpacks

stem backbacks optIf you haven’t heard of STEM, you probably don’t know what a STEM kit is. But there are plenty of people who do, and some of their names are on a waiting list at the Collierville Burch Library.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. While these aren’t new subjects in schools or libraries, the STEM approach to teaching them allows students to apply the skills they’re learning to hands on projects and real life situations.

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Collierville Library’s Teen Advisory Board Provides Opportunity for Teen Readers to Increase their Skill Sets

hannah jones optHannah Jones is retiring. She’s starting college at University of Tennessee Martin in the fall, but she’s also retiring from a role she has thoroughly enjoyed for the last few years – Team Leader of the editorial team for T.A.B Magazine.

T.A.B. Magazine is the publication of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Collierville Burch Library. Jones (pictured) has been a member of TAB since the eighth grade, and now she is a rising college freshman.

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Town Building and Codes Crew Keeps Eye on High School Construction

hsinspect1 optThree monster-sized books of construction plans sit upon desks in the back offices of the Town of Collierville’s Codes Department. They hold all the details of what will be the 450,000-square-foot new Collierville High School.

Four hundred and fifty thousand square feet equals 10.3 acres. That’s a lot of school and a lot of details to be handled during the construction process.

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