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Crosswind PTA Presents Mayor Joyner with National Life Achievement Award

13315223 1378335942180204 2130461412253594671 n optThe Crosswind Parent Teacher Association (PTA) presented Mayor Stan Joyner with a National Life Achievement Award at their monthly meeting on May 24. The PTA National Life Achievement Award is the highest recognition bestowed by PTA, and it is given only to those who have demonstrated exemplary service in support of children.

In a letter addressed to Mayor Joyner, Laura M. Bay, PTA National President stated, “You possess such a mighty voice, and I cannot thank you enough for the work you have done and undoubtedly will continue to do. Your commitment to passionately advocating for the education and well-being of children deserves this acknowledgement.”

With the acceptance of the National Life Achievement Award, Mayor Joyner joins a most distinguished group of advocates for children who have their names published in the National PTA Life Achievement Honor Roll.

(Donna Murray, Crosswind PTA, Mayor Joyner, Gelena Pate, Crosswind PTA are pictured L-R.)

Exceptional Students Become Empowered through Local Employment Opportunities

IMG 6999 optDuring 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.

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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!

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Collierville Library Exceeds National Average Adapting to 21st Century Trends

back of library optThe 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.

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Youth Art Month Features Collierville Schools Students in Community Galleries

Kellie MacFeggan 8th The Road to Home optMarch 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.

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