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Local scouts make donation to St. Jude

Collierville Brownie Troop No. 13141 recently delivered craft supplies, Girl Scout cookies and other gifts totaling over $500 in value to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The craft supplies were specifically requested by the hospital for future patient activities. The troop’s gift was made possible by the Brownies exceeding their goal of selling 4,000 boxes […]

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Students vs. Faculty

Bailey Station Elementary School’s third annual Charity Students vs. Faculty Basketball Game was a fun-filled time, with proceeds going to a former BSE student currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude. Students and faculty brought in donations and attended the game on Feb. 21. Fourth grade students went head-to-head with faculty members in front of a […]

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Collierville Literacy Council Tutor Spotlight

The Collierville Literacy Council will be showcasing tutors throughout the year. The first showcase features husband and wife team John and Priscilla Dollar, of Germantown, worked together last year to help a CLC student earn his GED. First Job – John: Delivering the Memphis Press Scimitar Priscilla: Day-camp counselor Hobbies – John: Working out, canoeing, […]

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Dyer steps down as principal, accepts job with district

Collierville High School Principal Russell Dyer announced Thursday that he will resign from his current position in order to accept a position working with Superintendent John Aitken and the town’s new municipal school district. Dyer’s last official day as principal was Feb. 14. Former Vice Principal Beth Robbins will serve as interim principal for the […]

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Four Collierville High students named candidates for Presidential Scholarships

Four Collierville High School students have been named candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Program. Sandy Ritchie, Kevin Sun, Holly Therrell and William Yao have been named among 3,000 candidates for the 2014 program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from high school this year. Inclusion in the Presidential […]

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Schilling Farms takes home national honors

The 2014 National High School Cheerleading Junior Championship Non-Tumbling division was won by Schilling Farms Middle School Sunday in Orlando at the ESPN Wild World Of Sports at Disney World. The Schilling Farms perfect performance, along with the level of difficulty and the strength of Auggie Burke and Cole Johnson, made a spectacular show. Collierville […]

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Houston leads state in All-West

The HoustonHigh School band participated in the All-West Tennessee Band and Orchestra auditions Saturday at JacksonCentralMerryHigh School in Jackson, Tenn. Over 3,000 students were in Jackson that day for auditions. Houston had 93 students named to either an All-West Band, Orchestra or Jazz Ensemble. This represents the largest number of students from one school in […]

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Briarcrest Homecoming

Briarcrest Christian School celebrated basketball homecoming last Friday night. Lady Saints basketball standout Jasmine Cincore (right) was named Homecoming Queen. The Homecoming Court, from left, Allison Szulewski (father – Rich Szulewski), Caroline Billions (father – Jeff Billions), Aliyah Davis (father – Derrick Davis), Mary Tisdal (father – Jerry James), Anna Biggs (father – John Biggs), […]

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CEF gives grants to 8 local schools

The Collierville Education Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program recently did an annual distribution of grants, with a new approach, equally dividing the $32,000-fund among eight public Collierville schools. “Due to changes within the landscape of the educational system,” CEF President Molly Henderson said. “Our foundation approved an exception to the granting process. This was done to […]

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Incarnation Catholic School Beta Club earns distinction

The Incarnation Catholic School Beta Club has been named a National Beta School of Distinction. The National Beta Club is the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. The National Beta Club is committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding & nurturing worthy character, improving student leadership skills and encouraging service to others. […]

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