During the past school year, exceptional students have been contributing to the Collierville community through a new work-based learning program with Collierville Schools. The Department of Exceptional Children’s mission focuses on “improving the quality of life and outcomes for students with exceptionalities.” With work-based learning, these students often labeled as having disabilities discover their capabilities in professional fields.
Careers on Wheels
Sycamore Elementary students learned first-hand about vehicles from the Collierville Public Services, Fire and Police Departments as part of "Careers on Wheels" day. It was a fun morning for the students and Town employees!
Collierville Library Exceeds National Average Adapting to 21st Century Trends
The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), out of Washington D.C., is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries. Recently, IMLS released a survey from Fiscal Year 2013 measuring American’s interactions with public libraries’ materials, programs and services. With a 97 percent response rate spanning across 50 states including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the findings revealed interesting data about public library systems and how the Collierville Burch Library exceeded the national average.
Youth Art Month Features Collierville Schools Students in Community Galleries
March is "Youth Art Month" and the Morton Museum of Collierville History is partnering with Collierville Schools to showcase student artists. Schilling Farms Middle School student artwork is currently on display as part of the Community Art Galleries at Town Hall, 8th grade, Harrell Theatre, 7th grade, and the Morton Museum, 6th grade. Pieces chosen for the exhibit were selected by a faculty vote at Schilling Farms Middle School to represent the Advanced Art Program offered at the school. The exhibit highlights the dedication and efforts needed to build skills as budding professional artists.
Town Administrator Chosen as PTA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Every year the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) honors individuals at their affiliated schools to recognize faithful and unselfish service to the betterment of children and teens in the community.
Town Administrator James Lewellen was recognized at the Tara Oaks PTA’s general meeting on February 25th as a recipient of the Tennessee Lifetime Achievement Award. (James is pictured receiving the award at the PTA meeting.)