Kaitlyn Williams, a student in Mrs. Mallory Lemley’s third grade class at East Cheatham Elementary School, submitted an original book in the Tennessee Reading Association’s “Celebrate Literacy” competition. Kaitlyn’s book earned a silver medal on the state level.
This yearly competition is open to all students and all grade levels; including home school. The Cheatham County Reading Council distributes competition information each year to all schools.
Kaitlyn said she encourages all students to use their creative writing skills to compose original books of their own and enter next year’s competition. She is looking forward to writing her next book.
Sycamore High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the 70th Annual State Leadership Conference on April 8-9, 2015 at Opryland Hotel.
The students had a chance to "Reach for the STARs" by participating in workshops, attending motivational sessions, and viewing informative exhibit booths. After two days filled with leadership activities, the students were able to leave with renewed enthusiasm and a suitcase of ideas for next year.
Harpeth Middle School hosted the 2015 Special Olympics on Friday, April 24. According to event organizers, all schools in the district participated.
Special education supervisor, Andrea Pewitt said, "The Cheatham County Special Olympics is a longstanding event that brings everyone together from all areas of the county."
Pewitt said this event has been a Cheatham County favorite for many years and will continue to be part of the district's spring festivities for years to come.
The Mathematics Department of Austin Peay State University sponsored its annual Middle School Mathematics Contest on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The contest included sixth grade, seventh grade, and eighth grade divisions.
Sycamore Middle School students were among the participants and, according to school officials, did very well.
West Cheatham Elementary School participated in an eggonaut project on Monday, April 20. According to Special Education Paraprofessional, Pam Brown, the preschool and Pre-K classes created their own eggonauts and showed them off to the entire student body on Monday morning.
Eggonauts consist of carefully designed packaging that protects an egg from a sudden impact or jolt -- especially from very high elevations.
Directed by Amanda Casteel and Keith McCarroll, the two-act play was performed on April 17 and 18 in the multipurpose room at Cheatham Middle School. Casteel said, "This is the first production for this drama team and they have so much to be proud of.” McCarroll echoed her sentiments by saying, “I’ve been part of theater for about 25 years. Words simply can’t describe how fantastic this group of students is. They’re fun, dedicated, smart, and caring.”
Written by Craig Sodaro, the drama, "Just Desserts" is set in the civic center of the make-believe town of Cheathamville. The town is gathered to participate in the Cheathamville bakeoff when a snow storm hits and a mysterious death occurs.
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