MCS Week of Monday, April 22, 2013


Wooddale Graduates to Participate in White House Science Fair

On Monday, April 22, Wooddale High School graduates Darius Hooker and Wesley Carter will take part in the third annual White House Science Fair in Washington, D.C. Carter and Hooker, graduates of Wooddale's aerospace and aviation program, will display rockets designed and built by them. The White House Science Fair will celebrate the student winners from a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.

The White House Science Fair will stream live online at

Overton High School Presents ‘The Jazz Exchange'

Overton High School will present "The Jazz Exchange" concert on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature performances from Overton High School's Blue Jazz Ensemble, 52 Street Jazz Combo and the Jazz Divas. The concert will also feature special guest performances from legendary jazz musician Ronald Carter, jazz drummer Bryan Carter and Southwest High School (Minneapolis, MN).

For more information, contact Greg Billings, Overton High School's Assistant Principal and Director of the Creative and Performing Arts Optional Program, at (901) 416-2142.

Richland Elementary to Host Annual Golf Tournament

On Saturday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m., Richland Elementary School will host its annual REEF (Richland Elementary Educational Fund) Golf Tournament at the Cordova Country Club, 7400 Cordova Club Dr. REEF is a nonprofit organization designed to provide additional funds to Richland Elementary School to better equip teachers and students to achieve their personal best. This golf tournament will feature various competitions, door prizes and gift certificates donated by tournament sponsors.

For more information, contact Richland Elementary School at (901) 416-2148.

Knight Road Elementary Teacher Named Finalist for Fishman Prize

Josalyn Tresvant-McGhee, K-5special education instructor, has been named as a finalist for the 2013 TNTP Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. The Fishman Prize is awarded annually to exceptionally effective teachers working in high-poverty public schools. As a finalist, Tresvant-McGhee will be interviewed by TNTP staff and participate in classroom observations. Winners of the 2013 Fishman Prize will be announced in May.

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