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It’s publicized as “a 35 minute one-act play that is surely to be entertaining. Franklin County High School’s Thespian Society is presenting “The Actor’s Nightmare” starting tonight. The play will be performed in the school’s auditorium at 7 p.m. followed by a Saturday night performance at the same time and concludes with a 3 p.m. finale on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.
While many four-year college graduates across the nation are drowning in student debt with no job to pay it off, graduates of Motlow College’s “mechatronics” program appear to be enjoying the opposite situation. Mechatronics is described as a multidisciplinary, pre-engineering curriculum that qualifies students for immediate work in high-tech manufacturing or industrial maintenance. But, according to Motlow offi cials, it also provides a number of options for higher degrees in
For several weeks, Franklin County High School’s Nation Defense Cadets Corps class collected books as part of its Ride for Reading project. With the help of donations from the public, the cadets received a total of 1,472 books to take to Cowan Elementary students. This amount provided the elementary school’s students with up to five books apiece. Chief Everett Smith, teacher of the NDCC class at FCHS, stated he’s proud
Teacher says air quality tests performed in the aren’t accurate enough STAFF WRITER deidre ortiz Louise Crowell, art teacher at Clark Memorial, appeared before the Franklin County School Board last week to share her concerns about mold inside the school and how it’s affecting teachers and students’ health. Crowell said though she knows air quality tests have been performed at the schools, she doesn’t think they’ve been very
What should have been a simple issue with a Rock Creek Elementary School parent picking up a child escalated Monday into a situation involving the Department of Children’s Services. It’s not uncommon for students to get sick at school, and often times, when a child is severely ill, the parents will be contacted to pick him or her up. However, on Monday, school officials at Rock Creek Elementary School couldn’t
The School of the Good Shepherd recently hosted a “Family Art Night” sponsored by American City Bank. The Bank furnished the canvases, brushes, pizza and drinks for all those attending. The theme for the event was “I Heart Art.” Joy Snead, art teacher for grades four through eight, showed a power point presentation featuring a biography and works of “pop artist,” Jim Dine. His art featured tools from when he
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that Tennessee had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress of any state, making Tennessee the fastest improving state in the nation. And hearing word about that has left optimism at the local level. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, Franklin County director of schools, explained why she believes the educational gains were made. “I think the improvement shown by Tennessee students validates