Cleveland City Schools Activities For Week Of Oct. 16

Monday, October 16, 2017
The Cleveland High School Lady Raider Volleyball Team qualified for the TSSAA state tournament for a second year in a row. The team will depart from the Raider Arena parking lot at 12:45 p.m. on Monday. Come out and support Coach Flowers and her team.

Stuart Elementary School Character Ed Breakfastwill be Wednesday8:35 am.
 Student of the month representatives will be honored at the breakfast. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 

Tennessee Tech University senior engineering students will visit the F. I. Denning Center of Technology & Careers on Thursday to conduct hands-on projects with the Denning students. This TN Tech outreach program highlights engineering and the many careers that work with engineers. The visit lines up with National Manufacturing Day; students will have a week-long series of assignments, projects, and visitors highlighting engineering, mechatronics, electro mechanical, and work based learning in manufacturing. For more information contact Ginger Crouch,

Cleveland High School hosts EPSO Night (Early Postsecondary Opportunities) on Thursday,5:00-6:00 p.m. Parents and students can learn about the Early Postsecondary Opportunities offered at the high school including AP, Dual-Enrollment, Dual-Credit, and industry certifications. This is also a great night to learn more about the ACT and meet with representatives from local colleges. For more information contact Caitlin DeLoach,

Stuart Elementary School PTO Spirit Night @ Deli Boys will be Thursday4:00-7:00 pm. Enjoy dinner with your family and tell them that you are representing Stuart. Deli Boys will give back a portion of your sale to the school PTO. For more information contact Richelle Shelton,  
Blythe-Bower Elementary hosts a Fall Harvest Hoedown on Friday6:00-8:00 pm. Students and their families will enjoy hayrides, petting zoo, music, storyteller, games, crafts, food and more. Come join the fun! For more information contact Linda Tyler, 
George R. Stuart Elementary hosts Clean Up Day on Saturday8:00 am - 12:00 noon. All students and families are invited to help clean up the Stuart campus. Parents who participate will earn a "Parents Night Out." In December, they can exchange their volunteer time for free childcare of school age children. Students from Lee University will be assisting the school with the clean up and childcare event. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 
Parent/Teacher Conferences:
  • Arnold Memorial Elementary - Thursday4:00-7:00 pm
  • Cleveland High School - Thursday4:00-7:00 pm
  • Mayfield Elementary - Thursday4:00-7:00 pm

PTO Meetings:

Stuart Elementary - Thursday6:00 pm

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