• MCS Week of Monday, February 4, 2013


    Community Budget Presentation

    There will be a Community Budget Presentation on Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th at the Teaching and Learning Academy to discuss the merged school district's preliminary draft of the budget for the 2013-14 school year. The public is invited to attend.

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    Community Budget Presentation

    6 - 8 p.m. @ TLA Auditorium

    2485 Union Ave.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Community Budget Presentation

    6 - 8 p.m. @ TLA Auditorium

    2485 Union Ave.


    MCS to Host Public Hearings

    Memphis City Schools will host public hearings at *Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday, February 7, 2013 and *Hamilton Elementary School on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The purpose of the public hearings is to present a Preliminary Impact Report detailing past and current trends and conditions and to discuss with the public the possibility of merging various student populations. It is important that citizens and staff at the schools understand that NO decisions regarding the future of the schools have been made yet. The community is encouraged to attend to provide feedback and comments to members of the Shelby County Board of Education (SCBE).

    *If approved by the SCBE, Lincoln Elementary will receive students from Orleans Elementary and Hamilton Elementary will receive students from Norris Elementary.

    Lincoln Elementary

    1566 South Orleans

    Memphis, TN  38106


    Hamilton Elementary

    1378 Ethlyn

    Memphis, TN  38106

    2013-14 General Choice Transfer Process

    The 2013-14 General Choice Transfer process for all students in Shelby County will begin on February 15, 2013 and run through April 1, 2013.  Combining the former "Open Enrollment" transfer process of Memphis City Schools (MCS) and the "Student Transfer" process of Shelby County Schools (SCS), the General Choice Transfer process allows parents to choose a school that best fits their child's educational needs.  It includes all MCS and SCS schools with available enrollment spaces that will be a part of the unified district in 2013-14.

    For details on all choice transfer processes (General Choice, Optional and IB), go to http://www.scsk12.org/Student-Choice_Transfers/index.html.

    Cordova High School Wins City Championship

    Under the direction of Coach Calvin Saulsberry and Coach Jennifer Orbik, the Cordova High School Girls Swim Team won the 2013 MIAA City Championship on January 29. Cordova defeated the top seven teams from across the city, and scored a total of 218 points in the meets' 10 events.

    Hamilton High School Teacher Named 2013 SECME Master Teacher Mentor

    Roy Shears, Hamilton High School, has been named a 2013 Master Teacher Mentor by the Southeastern Consortium of Minorities in Engineering (SECME). Shears currently teaches 9th -12th grade Art History, in addition to sponsoring Hamilton High's highly successful Robotics team. He is one of 14 educators selected based on a strong tradition of contribution and leadership in SECME's National Office Education Program Division. SECME focuses on teacher professional development in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Its mission is to increase the pool of historically under-represented and under-served students in STEM.

    As a Master Teacher Mentor, Shears, along with other educators, will lead professional development activities at the 37th Annual SECME Summer Institute, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, June 16-23, 2013.

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