This Week At Cleveland City Schools

Monday, August 14, 2017
Join E. L. Ross Elementary  for the Ross Give Back Event at Chili's on Monday. 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
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Arnold Memorial Elementary hosts Parent Nights this week:
  • 1st Grade Parents - Tuesday5:15 pm
  • 2nd Grade Parents - Tuesday6:00 pm
  • 3rd Grade Parents - Thursday5:15 pm
  • 4th Grade Parents - Thursday5:45 pm
  • 5th Grade Parents - Thursday6:15 pm
For more information contact Michael Chai,
Mayfield Elementary hosts Parent Nights this week:
  • 1st Grade Parents - Tuesday5:30 pm
  • 2nd Grade Parents - Tuesday6:00 pm
For more information contact Randall Stephens,

Cleveland City Schools will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21, due to the Solar Eclipse.  

Woolfitt Awarded Plattner Award For Poetry

Dr. William Woolfitt, assistant professor of creative writing at Lee University, has won the Appalachian Heritage Denny C. Plattner Award in Poetry for his poem “Glassworks Hot Room as Pentecostal Church.”  Kenneth and Elissa May Plattner established the Denny C. Plattner Awards in 1995 to honor their late son, Denny, and his love for writing. The awards are presented to ... (click for more)

Mathurin Feels Right At Home In CSCC’s Advance Program

For Cleveland State graduate Liz Mathurin, Cleveland was many miles away from her hometown in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, but she felt right at home in CSCC’s Advance Business program. Advance Business is the college’s accelerated program that offers students a quick and convenient way to obtain a college degree. This option is suitable for highly motivated and mature adults ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Says $4 Million Needed To Put SROs In All Hamilton County Schools

Sheriff Jim Hammond on Thursday night told members of the County School Board that $4 million is needed to provide School Resource Officers for all of the 79 schools. He said currently there are 31 SROs in 29 schools, leaving 50 uncovered. School Board member Rhonda Thurman said she believes the community could come together to provide the necessary funding. "It's something ... (click for more)

Judge Philyaw Denies He Did Not Reappoint Magistrate Because She Was Gay

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw told a federal jury on Thursday that the fact Elizabeth Gentzler is openly gay had no part in his decision not to reappoint her as a magistrate. "Absolutely not. I have a lot of gay friends, family and acquaintances," he said. However, a court officer at Juvenile Court sided with Ms. Gentzler. Jimmie Cannon said, "Ninety-nine percent ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘In God We Trust …And Protecting Our School Children

On a day that the Tennessee Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prominently display the words “In God We Trust” in every school building in the state, the Hamilton County School Board gave my boy Bad Little Johnny cause to get a magic market and scribble underneath, “but ‘Everybody Else Is Gonna’ Need A Pistol!’” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, who was ... (click for more)