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Collegiate Corner

The following Collierville, Cordova and Germantown residents have been recognized for their accomplishments at the collegiate level. • Madison Alexander, a resident of Germantown and Musical Theatre major, was named to the Dean’s List in Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences for the fall 2016 semester. • Cordova resident Emily Summers has been named […]

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Dozens of local families came out to attend the Father Daughter Dance on Feb. 3 in the H.W. Cox Community Center Gym. Collierville Parks and Recreation rolled out the red carpet for the annual dance. PICTURED: Darren Lavelle dances with his daughter, Kate.

Father Daughter Dance

Dozens of local families came out to attend the Father Daughter Dance on Feb. 3 in the H.W. Cox Community Center Gym. Collierville Parks and Recreation rolled out the red carpet for the annual dance. PICTURED: Darren Lavelle dances with his daughter, Kate.

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Briarcrest Headmaster Simpson announces retirement

Longtime Headmaster Steve Simpson announced Tuesday morning that he will step down from his duties at Briarcrest Christian School at the end of the current school year. The school plans to promote Caron Swatley to the position on July 1. Mershon Cummings will assume Swatley’s current role as the principal of the middle school. “As […]

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Girl Scouts from around the Mid-South came to their Memphis Leadership Center Saturday for the Girl Scout Cookie Kickoff. Events included a scavenger hunt for posted safety tips, crafts, viewing of cookie sale prizes they could win and other fun activities. The center is at 717 S. White Station Road. In the Mid-South, Girl Scouts will be taking pre-orders through Jan. 27, and booth sales in front of area stores will be on weekends Feb. 24-March 19. Girl Scout Anneke Van Wijk spoke of her sales experience. "People always say, 'We've already bought cookies.' And I say, 'Why don't you want to buy more?'" PICTURED: From left, Bella Stephenson, 11, and Anneke van Wijk, 11, make necklaces at their first stop for the Cookie Kickoff. Both are from Troop 13288 in Collierville.

Cookie Convention

Girl Scouts from around the Mid-South came to their Memphis Leadership Center Saturday for the Girl Scout Cookie Kickoff. Events included a scavenger hunt for posted safety tips, crafts, viewing of cookie sale prizes they could win and other fun activities. The center is at 717 S. White Station Road. In the Mid-South, Girl Scouts […]

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Collierville Schools among finalists for Grow Rural grant

Collierville Schools has been announced as a finalist in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program. Collierville Schools are among the top schools in Tennessee in the running for grants of $10,000 and $25,000. Earlier this year, farmers nominated their local public school districts to apply for Grow Rural Education grants. Once nominated, school […]

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From left are Nick Sims, Drew Schneider, Trey Lasley and Matthew Sims.

St. George’s Holds Alumni Golf Tournament

The St. George’s Independent School Alumni Association recently hosted the third annual Alumni Golf Scramble at Windyke Country Club. Several teams of alumni, parents and school administrators came out to enjoy a day out on the course. “The St. George’s Golf Scramble is a great opportunity for our alumni, parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators to […]

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Reagan new principal of Sycamore Elementary

Julie Reagan has been named the principal of Sycamore Elementary School for the 2016-17 school year. She is currently assistant principal at Lakeland Elementary School. Reagan has served as assistant principal at Woodstock Middle in Millington and as a fourth grade teacher at Oak Elementary in Bartlett. She has 18 years of experience in education […]

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School budget garners unified support from school, town boards

By Trena Packer Street There was a distinct feeling of cooperation and teamwork during the joint meeting 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 […]

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School district working to fill administrative positions

By Trena Street Working steadfastly in anticipation of the first day of classes on Aug. 4, the new Collierville Municipal School District recently hired Herchel Burton as part of the administrative team. Burton will serve as director of Student Services, working with Superintendent John Aitken. He joins other administrators, Chief Financial Officer Anita Hays and […]

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Bailey Station Run Club a fun way to keep kids fit

“The Bailey Station Run Club is one of the best things going at our school,” said Principal Cindy Tesreau. The Run Club was one of the Healthy School Team’s goals two years ago. They were looking for a way all students could get exercise that would be affordable and convenient for all. Parents and teachers […]

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