MCS Week of Monday, March 18, 2013


Week of Monday, March 18, 2013

MCS to Host Community Meetings in Southwest Region

Memphis City Schools will host community meetings to discuss the proposed grade reconfigurations and boundary changes for several elementary and middle schools in the Southwest Region effective for the 2013-14 school year, as approved by the Shelby County Board of Education. Information will be shared regarding the loss of the 6th grade at Coro Lake, Double Tree, Ford Road, Graves, Levi, Westwood and White's Chapel Elementary Schools. Rising 6th graders from these elementary schools will attend Chickasaw, Geeter, and Lanier Middle Schools. This will allow 6th graders to benefit from increased academic and extracurricular activities in a full middle school experience and environment. In conjunction with these changes, attendance zones for these middle schools have been slightly altered. Elementary schools in the SW Region will become PK-5 and middle schools will become grades 6-8. 

Parents are encouraged to attend any meeting listed below.

Meeting Schedule – 5:30pm – 6:30pm

March 18, 2013 

Levi Elementary

135 W. Levi Road

Memphis, TN  38109

March 20, 2013

Ford Road Elementary School

3336 Ford Road

Memphis, TN  38109

March 21, 2013

Chickasaw Middle School

4060 Westmont

Memphis, TN  38109

PACE to Host PACT-Time Event for Families

Parents and their children are invited to join PACE at the Pink Palace Museum Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of exploring the world of Nano Science, the study of structures so small that they can only be measured in nanometers. Admission is FREE. Families will experience Museum Exhibits like never before and discover the world of Nano Science. Children will participate in hands-on activities and a Scavenger Hunt to develop a basic understanding of Nano Science.

For more information or to RSVP, contact PACE at (901) 416-7264.

Shelby County Board of Education to Host Community Input Sessions

PROACT Search has been retained by the Shelby County Board of Education (SCBE) to help in searching for a new Superintendent. As one of the initial steps, the Board would like your input on the characteristics and skills you most desire to see in the next superintendent. 

The SCBE will hold a Parent and Community Input Session Wednesday evening, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of East High School, 3206 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38111, Thursday evening, March 21th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Houston High School, 9755 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN 38139, and Friday morning, March 22 at 9:00 am in the SCS Central Office Auditorium, 160 S. Hollywood, Memphis, TN 38112.

If you are unable to attend these sessions, the Board would like to have your feedback.  Please follow one of the links below in order to fill out the online survey.




Thank you for your assistance in advance.  The Board members, along with PROACT Search, appreciate your participation in this important process.