Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of March 19

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cleveland High School Raider Outreach Day will be Tuesday.  As the underclassmen take the ACT or Pre-ACT, the entire senior class will be providing a day of service throughout the community. The seniors will be volunteering at elementary schools, nursing homes, churches, the Greenway as well as Life Bridges. For more information contact Whitney Harden,

Arnold Memorial Elementary hosts Girls Night In on Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 pm. Girls and their adult friends/relatives are invited to an evening of crafts, games, and fun! Pizza and sodas are provided. For more information contact Marsha Wallace, 423-472-2241,

Cleveland City Schools Board of Education Site Committee will meet on Wednesday, 1:00 pm at George R. Stuart Elementary School. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571,

Yates Primary hosts the Student of the Month Ice Cream Party on Wednesday, 2:00 pm. Student of the Month representatives will be honored at the breakfast. For more information contact Mike Collier, 423-479-1723,  

Cleveland City Schools Board of Education will meet on Thursday, 4:00 pm at the Administrative Office Building for a Special Called Budget Meeting. Click here to view the agenda. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571,

George R. Stuart hosts a Read to Be Ready Summer Camp Parent Meeting on Thursday, 5:30-6:30 pm. Any parent of a Kindergarten - 2nd grade student is invited to find out more information about the Read to Be Ready Summer Camp. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246,

Arnold Memorial Elementary will host the Great Strides Mini-Walk on Friday to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information contact Mike Chai, 423-472-2241,

Parent Teacher Conferences:

  • Arnold Memorial Elementary - Monday, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Blythe-Bower Elementary - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • George R. Stuart Elementary - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Mayfield Elementary - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Yates Primary - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm


Cleveland City Schools will be closed for Spring Break beginning March 26. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 3.

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