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military Glenellen May 26th, 2021

11 CMCSS Schools Earn Purple Star School Award

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is proud to announce 11 schools in the district have been awarded the Tennessee Purple Star School Award. The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) Tennessee selected just eighteen schools across the state for this honor.

The Tennessee Purple Star School Award was designed to highlight military-friendly
schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to
our nation’s military.

Military-connected families make up 30-percent of the CMCSS population. Strong supports for military-connected students is a focus for the district, as well as providing resources and opportunities for students to learn about our nation’s servicemembers.

To earn the Purple Star designation, schools must have a point of contact within the school that has completed a professional development component specific to the needs of military-connected students. The school website must contain a page that provides resources for military families. The school then chooses an additional activity that aligns with the school’s population and goals. To maintain the designation, the school must reapply every two years.

The following 11 schools were recognized in 2021:

Glenellen Elementary
Hazelwood Elementary
Kenwood Middle
Moore Magnet
New Providence Middle
Oakland Elementary
Rossview Elementary
West Creek Elementary
West Creek High
West Creek Middle
Woodlawn Elementary

Children in military families experience many challenges: transfers to multiple schools,
adapting to new environments, or a parent deployed to a war zone. Military-connected
children have needs that are different from other students. This program provides families a sense of relief that their child’s unique needs will be recognized.

In 2020, CMCSS had three schools that earned the Purple Star School Award – Ringgold Elementary, Rossview Middle, and Rossview High.


May 18th, 2021

West Creek High School

The following awards, accolades, and recognitions are for the West Creek High School Class of 2021.

 

Academics

Academic Awards

The annual Academic Awards Ceremony honors high school seniors who have achieved academic excellence during the entirety of their high school careers. To be eligible for an academic honor, students must have an average of 93 for their entire high school career, not dropping below an 85 in any one subject. 

The Academic Awards are sponsored by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Jayda Shine, Valedictorian

Evgeny Turdakov, Salutatorian

Career & Technical Education

OSHA 10 General Industry

Emily Fertig

James Jenkins

Austin Zawisza

Related Arts

Additional Highlights

Congratulations to the following students for their achievement.

JROTC: Cadet Laurencio Lopez has been accepted into the United States Military Academy Prep School at West Point.

Graduation Information

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am):
Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (11:30 am):
Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (2:00 pm):
Watch the graduation here (YouTube)


May 18th, 2021

LIVE STREAM: Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies

Below is the information regarding live streams of CMCSS graduations. Each high school administration is communicating with students and families about specific graduation times since there will be multiple ceremonies per school. Contact your child’s enrolled school for specific questions regarding ticketing, seating, or ceremony information.

Adult Education

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ceremony A (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Clarksville High School

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Kenwood High School

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Ceremony A (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Middle College at Austin Peay State University

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Montgomery Central High School

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ceremony A (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Northeast High School

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Ceremony A (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Northwest High School

Friday, May 28, 2021
Ceremony A (4:30 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (7:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Rossview High School

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

West Creek High School

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Ceremony A (9:00 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony B (11:30 am): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)
Ceremony C (2:00 pm): Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

 

Additional Information

Cheatham County Central High School

Friday, May 28, 2021, at 1o:00 am: Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

Sycamore High School

Friday, May 28, 2021, at 1:00 pm: Watch the graduation here (YouTube)

 


April 14th, 2021

Game on: WCHS senior turns video games into college scholarships

Students have a new rationale for playing so many video games – college scholarships. While the awareness of e-sports scholarships is relatively new, the potential looms large. High school students have the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in scholarships for e-sports from reputable colleges and universities across the country.

Hunter Fecteau, a senior at West Creek High School, is proof as he boasts not only top-notch academics but also nearly $35,000 in scholarship offers from three different colleges to join their e-sports teams.

The process for e-sports recruitment is in line with traditional sports. “I had a Be Recruited profile where I play sports. [The colleges] took notice,” said Hunter.

The benefit to the colleges and universities is akin to traditional athletic incentives – recognition and achievement. Enrollment is always top of mind for higher education, and reaching future students can be tricky.

With this in mind, universities are targeting students in their arena. College students represent their schools in national competitions and regional match-ups. Top performers earn notoriety while the school is afforded grassroots marketing to potential future students.

However, it does come with a balance as students must still possess other competencies and requirements necessary to a successful college career. “They are not looking for players who are the best of the best,” said Hunter. “They want to help people get through college if needed.”

For Hunter, his aspirations for gaming do not stretch beyond simply being a lucrative hobby. “I want to be a medical oncologist,” he said. The three colleges he’s considering have partnerships with medical schools.

As he navigated his junior and senior years of high school amid a pandemic, the e-sports club at West Creek High allowed Hunter an active opportunity to connect safely with other students. The club is only in its second year but already has amassed a large following. “We just encourage each other,” he explained when reflecting on their past season. “The club gave me something to do, something to look forward to.”

Mr. Zacharias, the club sponsor and cybersecurity teacher at West Creek, agrees with the sentiment. “Probably 70% of the conversations that go on in the server are not about video games,” he said, explaining how the students will connect through the school’s private Discord group. Video games were the common connection that brought the students together. “It opens the door to find people with similar interests.”

Principal Matt Slight was the catalyst for creating the club. He saw the benefit both inside and outside of the classroom that e-sports could bring to students. Mr. Zacharias agrees the students continue to see growth through participation. They develop life skills such as teamwork while playing together. “When I go and spectate, hearing them communicate at the moment, it’s all about leadership.”

For students interested in joining the club, Mr. Zacharias emphasizes, “Don’t put yourself into a situation where your academics are at risk. No matter the athlete, academic standards are important.”

Hunter insists the entire process would not have been possible without the support of his family, too. “My dad was with it all the way. My mom supports me. [They would say] ‘Whatever decisions you make, were going to be backing you.’ If it weren’t for them, it wouldn’t be easy, and the decision would be much harder.”

Like every soon-to-be graduate, Hunter still feels those pangs of self-doubt. The real world is fast approaching, and he’s hesitant. “I am just scared to graduate. Scared to move on, I know it’s going to hit me that I won’t be here.”

Teachers at CMCSS actively prepare their students for college and career. “We have no choice but to embrace [technology],” said Mr. Zacharias. “We won’t reach our students if we don’t embrace technology. It’s the only life they’ve known.” In 2020, CMCSS introduced 1:1 technology for all K-12 students. Teachers incorporate technology into daily instruction. “To connect with our students, we have to speak their language. Their language is technology.”


April 5th, 2021

TNReady Testing Schedule

TNReady Assessments are April 12 through April 23.  Out of an abundance of caution the assessment days have been split between our virtual and traditional students.  Attached you will find our 9th-11th grade assessment schedule.  Students will report to the building on the day they have a class listed on the schedule.  Students that do not have a class listed for testing will be learning remotely.  We have provided a key at the bottom of the schedule to assist you if needed.  You will also find a bell schedule listed.  Please note teachers will have instruction and work posted for students on their non-testing days.  Buses will be running for traditional and virtual students on their respective assessment days.  All 9th – 11th grade students will be emailed a copy of this schedule.  The schedule can also be found on our Facebook page.  If you have any questions, please contact our front office at 931-503-1788.

 


April 5th, 2021

Dance Team Hosting Auditions

West Creek Dance Team is hosting open auditions, every Monday or Thursday from 2:45 pm ~ 3:45 pm by appointment, for the 2021-2022 Dance Team. Complete the Tryout packet to book your appointment.
Requirements to Audition are the following:
-Complete the Tryout Packet via Google Forms (https://forms.gle/YFckVqFtzCzBmUjE8)
-Have a sports physical (forms available in the front office)
-Perform “Fight Song” sideline routine
-Prepare and perform a routine to school appropriate song of your choosing, length to be between one to two minutes
If you have any questions you can email Coach Lisa @ [email protected]

April 5th, 2021

Senior Baby Pictures & Formal Senior Pictures for Slideshow Due 4/9/2021

All pictures for the graduation senior slide show are due to Mrs. Holliday by this Friday, April 9th at 2:40 pm.  Baby pictures and formal pictures for seniors who did not take a yearbook picture can be emailed to [email protected] or turned in to the library. Contact Mrs. Holliday with any questions.


April 5th, 2021

Yearbooks Still on Sale!

Yearbooks are still available for purchase on www.Jostens.com for $85.  Payment plans are available online but those yearbooks will not be given out until they are paid in full. Contact Mrs. Holliday with any questions. 

 


March 26th, 2021

Can’t Make it to a Game? Watch Home Soccer Games Online By Using the Streaming Option!

For Streaming Options:
Click Link below or type into your web browser for streaming option:
1) Search for West Creek High School
2) Find the event you’d like to watch Wrestling or Basketball
3) Click subscribe to watch
4) You’ll be given purchase options

January 26th, 2021

Open Enrollment Information Sessions for 10th Graders

CMCSS will be hosting multiple parent information sessions meant to explore the non-traditional high school opportunities available to your child as he or she enters junior year.

The session on Monday, February 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m., will be geared toward students interested in the non-traditional early post-secondary options of the Middle College at Austin Peay and the Early Technical College at TCAT. The general session will also include a brief overview of each program and look into the application process, followed by time to visit individual information breakout rooms run by representatives from each of the non-traditional offerings. Click the following link to access that session on February 1 at 6:00 p.m.:

Virtual Session for Non-Traditional Offerings (click here)

The sessions below will focus on the updated CMCSS K-12 Virtual school.

  • January 27 at 6:00 p.m.
  • February 4 at 9:00 a.m.
  • February 10 at 6:00 p.m.

To access the Zoom meetings and learn more about K-12 Virtual school visit https://www.cmcss.net/k-12virtual/.

For more information on Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, visit the 2021-2022 Open Enrollment page.