Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of March 5

Monday, March 5, 2018

Yates Primary and Ross Elementary will host Tennessee Author Michael Shoulders on Monday. Mr. Shoulders was a classroom teacher for 20 years and has written 17 books including V is for Volunteer and T is for Titanic. Click here for more information. 

Cleveland City Schools Board of Education will meet on Monday, 5:30 pm at Mayfield Elementary School. Click here to view the agenda. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571,

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,

E. L. Ross and Yates Primary host the Creative Discovery Museum STEAM Family Night on Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm at Yates. Students and their families can visit nine stations themed around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. One family will win a free museum membership. For more information contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274,  

Cleveland High School hosts a Rising 9th Grader and EPSO (Early Post Secondary Options) Open House on Thursday. Students and their families can find out more on the TN Valley Early College (TVEC), Career Technical Education, AP, and core education class options in the Commons from 5:30-7:30 pm. The athletic and fine art options will be on display in the Raider Arena Lobby.  Grade Level meetings will begin at 6:30 pm in the Arena. This event is open to all students wishing to attend CHS next year. Click here for more information.

The 2018 Cleveland City Schools Honor Chorus will perform on Thursday, 6:30 pm at the South Cleveland Church of God.  Directed by music specialists, Lesley Avery, Jay Garcia, Cheryl Gilbert, Gloria Scott-Richmond , Siema Swartzel and Wain Weaver with representatives from all the elementary schools.  This program is made possible by the support of Cleveland City Schools and a generous grant from the Allied Arts Commission of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited to attend!

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,

Arnold Memorial hosts Family Movie Night on Friday, 6:45-8:30 pm. Students and their families are invited to watch Coco. Free popcorn & drink will be provided. Bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.For more information contact Marsha Wallace,


Parent/Teacher Conferences:

  • Arnold Memorial - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm

PTO Meetings:

  • Cleveland Middle School - Tuesday, 1:00 pm
  • E.L. Ross Elementary - Tuesday, 5:30 pm
  • George R. Stuart Elementary - Thursday, 6:00 pm


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