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January 24, 2023

The Tennesean: Report: Nashville schools primed for growth after successful work-based learning pilot

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce released its latest report on Metro Nashville Public Schools on Tuesday, highlighting areas of innovation and recommending ways the district can improve.

November 10, 2022

The Tennessean: This School Restocks Family Pantries to Reward Attendance. Here's How.

Chronic absentees have been a challenge for most of Metro Nashville Public Schools. Though it is improving, some schools are looking for new ways to help. Warner Elementary School has found a creative way to incentivize parents to bring their children to school: the Warner Exchange.

November 7, 2022

The Nashville Post: Metro School Works To Decrease Chronic Absenteeism

Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School in East Nashville has partnered with nonprofit organization Communities in Schools of Tennessee to help incentivize attendance by establishing a program, called Warner Exchange, that allows parents who get their children to school to shop for household items using so-called Warner Bucks.

October 24, 2022

Bolivar Central High School Site Coordinator Sherry Hoyle Wins National Award

BOLIVAR, Tenn. – (October 24, 2022) – Sherry Hoyle, a Communities in Schools of Tennessee site coordinator at Bolivar Central High School, was recently named the national Communities in Schools All In for Students Award recipient. The award is given annually to recognize the exemplary dedication of one site coordinator from the 2,900 schools that Communities in Schools and its affiliates serve across the country.

October 28, 2022

Bolivar Bulletin Times: Getting National Notice

Sherry Hoyle, a Communities in Schools of Tennessee site coordinator at Bolivar Central High School, was recently named the national Communities in Schools All In for Students Award recipient.

September 7, 2022

Main Street Nashville: Nashville's Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School Lets Families Exchange Attendance for Household Items

Once a month, Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School families can come buy cleaning items, food and hygiene products from the Warner Exchange. The currency? Simply sending their child to school.

October 12, 2022

Morgan County News: Rep. Windle visits Communities in Schools program at WCHS

Rep. John Mark Windle  recently visited War tburg  Central High School to learn  more about the Communities  in Schools of Tennessee (CIS  of Tennessee) program an  affiliate of the national organization working to ensure  ever y student, regardless  of race, zip code or history  of marginalization has what  they need to succeed in  school and beyond.

October 5, 2022

Fentress Times: Clarkrange Seniors Explore College and Career Opportunities

On Tuesday, September  20, students from Clarkrange  High School’s senior class  attended a college and  career night organized by  Communities in Schools of  Tennessee Site Coordinator,  Misty York.

October 2, 2022

'A Mighty Voice' Barbecue Cookoff to Benefit Four Nonprofits Focused on Serving Children

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Saturday, Nashville hosted good eating for a good cause at the "A Mighty Voice" barbecue competition at OZ Arts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event benefits four local nonprofits that serve kids in different ways, so the cookoff is raising money to help those organizations continue to be a voice for children.

September 30, 2022

Communities In Schools Gets Visit From State Representative Jeremy Faison

Communities In Schools is a program that helps students, especially those in under privileged or troubled households. They help with food, clothing, and much more. State representative Jeremy Faison was at the Cosby High School Thursday morning to meet with representatives and coordinators with the Communities In Schools program.

September 28, 2022

Fentress Courier: Clarkrange Seniors Explore College and Career Opportunities

On Tuesday, September  20, students from Clarkrange  High School’s senior class  attended a college and  career night organized by  Communities in Schools of  Tennessee Site Coordinator,  Misty York.

May 4, 2022

News Channel 5 School Patrol: Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School rewards attendance Copy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — With the landscape of Metro rapidly changing, some local schools find their numbers increasing. However, many other schools find that while more students might be enrolling, they don't always show up. In tonight's School Patrol, we visited Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School, where they've developed a program that gets students and parents actively involved.

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