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Prayers and Cheers Were Heard in Collierville for the New School Year

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Collierville Schools Board Members pictured after receiving the Mayor's proclamation: (L-R) Wright Cox, Kevin Vaughan, Superintendent John Aitken, Mark Hansen, Cathy Messerly and Wanda Chism.

With the temperature hovering just below triple digits, a crowd gathered on the lawn of the Collierville Schools Administration building on the afternoon of Sunday, July 27th to support and celebrate the upcoming school year. Next week will mark the official start of school for Collierville Schools and the faith community within the Town gathered together to pray for Collierville Schools. The ceremony began with Mayor Stan Joyner reading a proclamation declaring August 4th, 2014, the first day of classes, as "Excellence in Education Day."

"With this historic day," said Mayor Joyner, "let us all commit to ensuring that all our children receive a quality education that expands their horizons, inspires them to achieve their dreams and instills in them a confidence and character that will be their guiding light for success."

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Getting It Together Time Drawing Near for Collierville Schools Registration

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Collierville School teachers are getting it together, too, with work sessions at Administration Central Office. Pictured (L to R) are Jana Church, 5th grade, Crosswind Elementary; Felecia Crutcher, 5th grade, Crosswind Elementary; Joan Martin, 5th grade, Tara Oaks Elementary; and Lindsey Crutcher,5th grade, Collierville Elementary.

It's almost here. Finally! Everyone involved with Collierville Schools is excited and are in full prep mode for that all important opening day of classes, August 4, 2014 for the new municipal district.

Parents and students, alike, are getting school 'stuff' together and new residents, just moving into Town are hoping they have everything needed to enroll on Registration, Tuesday, July 29.

Try not to get too overwhelmed gathering up papers needed for registration. If you haven't started, now is the time to get it together for next week's registration held at each Collierville School.

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Special Education, a Core Focus of Curriculum as Collierville Schools Ready for Upcoming Year

SPED pic optWhen classes officially start for Collierville Schools on August 4, 2014, it will be the result of many hours of review, planning and study of prerequisites and resources to ensure the curriculum and services provided are exceptional. "In Collierville Schools, we are fortunate to have started out with a good system. Our priority is to keep as close to the same as possible, with minimum changes," Superintendent John Aitken said.

A key area of interest within Collierville Schools is Special Education (SPED), programs designed for students with a disability. "To benefit from curriculum, some students may need specialized instruction or services to meet their educational needs as recognized by the state of Tennessee." Joyce Keohane, Supervisor of the Department of Exceptional Children for Collierville Schools said," she stated.

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State Department of Education Issues ‘Collierville Schools’ LEA Designation

Collierville Schools Logo opt 2They've been in full work mode for many months in anticipation and preparation of what now has been officially designated as a new 'municipal local education agency (LEA). Gratified Collierville citizens, elected officials and school board members proudly call this new LEA...Collierville Schools.

"The deal is done," Superintendent John Aitken said, holding a copy of the officially executed document that is dated May 9, 2014.

It was early March when the abundant packet of paperwork was forwarded to State of Tennessee Department of Education in Nashville. "It took several months of hard work and determination by staff, school Principals and attorneys to gather the materials needed to create Collierville Schools," Aitken said.

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Collierville Schools Draft Budget Garners Unified Support of Mayor, Aldermen, School Board

BMA School Board opt 2There was a distinct feeling of cooperation and teamwork during the joint meeting of Town of Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Collierville School Board and the administration staff of newly established Collierville Schools. The special meeting was called to review the 2014-15 General Fund Budget for Collierville Schools. Superintendent John Aitken and Chief Financial Officer Anita Hays presented the 53-page document that is the result of countless hours to revise, review, rework numbers and fine-tune programs. The result was a balanced budget of $60.7million for the planned opening of Collierville Schools for August 4, 2014.

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