Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of May 14

Monday, May 14, 2018

The 5th Annual Janice White Memorial Track Meet will be at Cleveland Middle School on Monday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for 5th grade students. Ms. White was a legendary P.E. teacher in the school system. The track meet is meant to be a fun competition between the elementary schools and a great transition activity for 5th grade athletes, as this will be the last event before they become one team of athletes at Cleveland Middle School.  The events include a 1600 m run, 800 m run, 400 m run, 200 m sprint, 100 m sprint, 4 x 100 m relay, softball throw, running long jump and a tug competition. 

Cleveland City Schools Board of Education Site Committee will meet on Monday, 10:00 am at the Administrative Office Building. Click here to view the agenda. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571,

Cleveland Middle School presents the final performance of the musical Guys & Dolls Jr.  tonight, Monday, 7:30 pm. General admission tickets are $8. 

Yates Primary hosts the 2nd Grade Wax Museum on Tuesday, 6:00-6:45 pm. Students and their families are invited to attend. For more information contact Mike Collier, 423-479-1723,

Cleveland Middle School hosts Rising 6th Grade and New Student Parent Night on Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 pm. School administrators and teachers will provide information on registration, procedures, activities, and clubs/sports at CMS for parents and students. For more information contact Luz Price, 423-479-9641,

E.L. Ross hosts a school-wide Talent Show on Wednesday, 1:20 pm. Students have been auditioning for the past two weeks, and the selection committee will choose performances to showcase. Stop by Ross and let us entertain you! For more information contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274,

Cleveland High School Science National Honor Society hosts the Blythe-Bower Kindergarten classes in the Science Wing on Thursday. This is the sixth year that science teachers and their students engage these enthusiastic kindergarten students in hands-on lessons such as slime making, bubble science, and a walk through the heart. For more information contact Jeannie Cuervo,

George R. Stuart Elementary presents Career Day on Thursday. Fifth grade students have researched careers and will give presentations to other grade levels in the auditorium throughout the day. As a culminating activity at the end of the day, all students will go outside to see emergency vehicles; EMS, SWAT, firefighters, and TWRA personnel will speak about their jobs and how they use their vehicles as part of the job. For more information contact Debbie Nerren,

The F. I. Denning Center of Technology and Careers invite you to Graduation, Thursday, 6:30 pm at the Arnold Memorial Auditorium. Parents, families, and the community are invited to this celebration. For more information contact Barbara Ector, 423-339-0902,

Cleveland Middle School hosts Band Instrument Selection on Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm. Rising 6th grade students are invited to play different instruments and make a selection for band next year. For more information contact Caleb Bolanos,

E.L. Ross Houses that have earned at least 250,000 points throughout the school year will enjoy a House Party Celebration on Friday including inflatables, a water slide, a picnic, outdoor games, and a disco. The House that has earned the most points will be treated to cupcakes and ice cream at the end of the day. For more information contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274,

Cleveland High School hosts Graduation, Friday, 7:00 pm in the Raider Arena. Doors open at 5:30 pm. For more information on ticket availability contact Whitney Harden, 423-478-1113,

Kindergarten Celebration:

  • Mayfield - Wednesday, 12:00 noon

Field Days:

  • Arnold Memorial - Thursday
  • Mayfield - Friday
  • Stuart - Friday
  • Yates Primary - Friday


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