Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of Nov. 13

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cleveland Middle School hosts the Fall Scholastic Book Fair all week, 7:45 am - 3:30 pm. Students and families are invited to visit and shop in the library; all proceeds benefit CMS by helping to build the library collection and contribute to classroom libraries. Click here to order online. For more information contact Grace Dyrek,

The Denning Center hosts Coffee with the Counselor on Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 am. Parents/guardians can drop in and discuss important topics related to their student and check on their progress. Coffee, tea, and donuts are provided. For more information contact Blair Deacon-Smith, 423-339-0902,

The Denning Center hosts  FAFSA Frenzy on Tuesday, 2:00-5:00 pm. Parents, guardians, and students can work with an expert on the Free Application for Federal Student Aide (FAFSA). We will have representatives from Cleveland State Community College and the Tennessee Student  Assistance  Corporation to work one on one with families. For more information contact Blair Deacon-Smith, 423-339-0902,

George R. Stuart Elementary hosts PTO Spirit Night at Stadium BBQ on Tuesday, 4:00-8:00 pm. The school will receive 20% of the profits, if you say you are from Stuart. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246,

George R. Stuart Elementary School Character Ed Breakfast will be Wednesday. Student of the Month representatives will be honored at the breakfast. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246,

Ross Elementary and Yates Primary hosts an ESL Night on Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm at Ross. Students and families visit stations to learn about technology, community resources, and more. ESL students will perform and pizza will be provided. Click here for more information or contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274,

Cleveland High School Theater presents its annual Class Play Off Production. Class Plays Offs are a festival of grade-level one-act plays that are student-directed by Senior Thespian Members. Performances of all shows will be held at Cleveland High School's Betsy Vines Memorial Theater on November 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm and November 18 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 and doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Cleveland High School Theater, home of Thespian Troupe 505, is under the supervision of Don Markham, theater director. Click here for more information or contact Don Markham,

Schools will host Thanksgiving Lunch this week:

  • Mayfield - Wednesday - Grades 1, 2, 5
  • Mayfield - Thursday - Grades K, 3, 4
  • E. L. Ross - Thursday - Grades 3 & 4


Parent Teacher Conferences:

  • Denning Center - Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Break will be November 20-24. Students will return to school on Monday, November 27.

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