Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of Dec. 4

Monday, December 4, 2017

Week of December 4

Mayfield Christmas Chorus Program will be Monday, 6:00 pm at the Lee University Conn Center. All students, family members, and the community are invited to attend this special evening. For more information contact Randall Stephens, 423-472-4541,

The E.L. Ross Boot Scootin' Book Fair will be open all this week. Special events planned during the week include:

  • Book Fair extended hours on Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm. 
  • Christmas Show Choir Performance, Tuesday, 6:00 pm
  • Family Ornament MakingTuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Grandparents' Breakfast and Book Fair, Thursday, 7:30-8:30 am

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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,

Blythe-Bower Elementary String Ensemble Concert will be Tuesday, 2:15 pm. Parents and guests are invited to attend. For more information contact Joel Barnes, 423-479-5121,

Join E. L. Ross Elementary  for the Ross Give Back Event at Chili's on Tuesday. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the Cleveland Chili's and tell your server that you are representing E.L. Ross. Chili's will give back a portion of your sale to the school PTO. For more information contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274,

Blythe-Bower Elementary Rockin Bobcat Band Concert will be Wednesday, 2:15 pm. Parents and guests are invited to attend. For more information contact Joel Barnes, 423-479-5121,

Yates Primary 1st grade classes present the ABC's of Christmas on Thursday, 2:00 pm. Families are invited for this holiday performance. For more information contact Mike Collier, 423-479-1723,

Cleveland Middle School and Cleveland High School Band Concerts will be Thursday starting at 6:30 pm at the Cleveland Middle School gym. Families and friends are invited to hear the bands perform holiday favorites. 

  • 6:30 pm - 6th Grade Band
  • 7:15 pm - 7th Grade Band
  • 8:00 pm - 8th Grade Band
  • 8:20 pm - CHS Band


Blythe-Bower Elementary will host the All Pro Dad Breakfast on Friday, 7:40 am. All students and fathers are invited to attend this monthly breakfast program. For more information contact Laura Murray, 423-479-5121,

PTO Meetings:

  • E. L. Ross - Tuesday, 6:00 pm


Band Showcase Is Feb. 24 At Brainerd High

A Band Showcase will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at Brainerd High School.  It will begin at noon.  Bands to perform include Brainerd High School and Tyner High School, as well as two schools from Nashville, Maplewood and Pearl-Cohn. Tickets are on sale at the BHS band room for $10. (click for more)

Cleveland State Celebrates Opening Of Food Pantry

Cleveland State celebrated the grand opening of its new food pantry, the Cougar Den, on Wednesday afternoon. The goal of the food pantry is to provide assistance to CSCC students in need. (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Accident Involving 18-Wheeler On Ochs Highway

One person was killed Saturday morning on Ochs Highway. Another person in the same vehicle was taken to the hospital. An 18-wheeler was coming down the mountain, and hit three cars traveling up the mountain. Ochs Highway was closed in both directions, and HAZMAT crews were at the scene. The wreck happened at mid-morning. (click for more)

Hixson Home Destroyed By Fire Early Saturday Morning

A home was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning in Hixson. Around  2:30 a.m. , the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded to a possible house fire at  904 Wesley Drive  in Hixson. When the first unit arrived on the scene, they reported the second floor of the home was completely engulfed with fire. Firefighters conducted a defensive ... (click for more)

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Roy Exum: It’s Time To ‘Prepare’

On Friday morning, this after a crazed human being killed 17 innocent children and adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, I sat in a room with Sheriff Jim Hammond and members of his command staff and asked what everyone us want to know: “What do we do?” Gino Bennett, the sage guiding force, sat beside me and he told the room, “The time to ‘prevent’ is over ... (click for more)