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Contract for Curtis to Continue

Friday, 10 May 2019

Students in Cannon County Schools will soon get their final report card for the year.  Director of Schools, William Freddy Curtis got his, this week.  The Board of Education conducted a review of job performance on Curtis.  Members of the board, school administrators and teachers graded the director. The process used was developed by the Tennessee School Board Association and the rate is based on a points system. Measurement is ranked with a one being low and five the best.  The score for Curtis was 4.24, that score translates to “above expections.”
 
After the score was announced, board member Bruce Daniel moved to have the current contract for the director extended for two additional years.  The board vote for extension of the directors contact by a vote of four to one. The lone no vote came from Board Chairman Nathan Sanders. Sanders stated that earlier the board had gone on record opposing long term agreements.
 

Cox Scholarship Announced for 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

The Annie Cox Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced the awarding of a scholarship to Lauren Underwood, Cannon County High School Senior - Class of 2019, who will graduate on May 17th, 2019.  This scholarship is in memory of longtime educator and beloved Cannon County citizen, Mrs. Annie Cox.  It has been established as an additional financial resource for a student intending to major in Elementary Education who has demonstrated achievement and based on need.  Mrs. Cox was a very special person to all of Cannon County, and appropriately this scholarship honors her “Love for Education and Children, Character, Capability, and Need.”   The scholarship personifies Mrs. Cox’s words, “I love to see children learn!  I just love it! And want to make a difference in the life of a child.” --- Mrs. Annie Cox. 
 
The Scholarship amount was $500.00 in which Lauren will use toward her demonstrated need to attend college intending to major in Early Childhood Education.  She is the daughter of Brad and Amy Underwood of Woodbury.  Lauren stated in her essay, which was a part of the scholarship application, “I want to be an Elementary teacher because I love teaching young children the power of knowledge. Being a teacher is about serving as a stepping stone for children to explore the endless possibilities that learning inspires.” 
 
The Mrs. Annie Cox Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a Cannon County High School Senior that is on track to graduate this year, have an application pending to or acceptance received from a state accredited two or four year college/university, recommendation of a CCHS faculty member, intending to major in Elementary Education, and write a 300 Word Essay entitled, “Why I deserve this scholarship, and why do I want to be an Elementary Teacher?"   
 
Teacher and long-time colleague of Mrs. Cox - Mrs. Rita Jones. This year – 2019 marks the 10th year since Mrs. Cox’s passed away on July 6th, 2009.
 

Pre K Funding From State To Continue

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn announced that 18,560 students in 928 classrooms across Tennessee will benefit from the Voluntary Pre-K program in the 2019-20 school year. 138 districts applied for and received VPK funding through the competitive grant designed to serve 4-year-old students who are at-risk and students in high-priority communities. Sixty-eight of these 138 districts are rural. Four of these classrooms will be in Cannon County.
 
Since the Pre-K Quality Act was passed in 2016, the department has implemented a number of quality improvement efforts designed to support districts and schools to provide high-quality early learning opportunities. Revisions to the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards aligned instructional expectations with Tennessee’s K-12 Academic Standards to ensure kindergarten readiness. This was further supported through the provision of new curriculum and instructional materials in all Voluntary Pre-K classrooms last year and ongoing professional development for district teams and pre-K teachers. The department also continues to improve enrollment processes to expand access and effectively serve eligible children.
 
Pursuant to the requirements outlined in the Pre-K Quality Act of 2016, Voluntary Pre-K funding was awarded on a competitive basis in order to provide consistently high-quality Voluntary Pre-K programs that prioritize serving students from low-income families.
 
Cannon County School District was approved for 4 classrooms this year and will be awarded 4 classrooms for school year 2019-2020.
 

Woodbury Mayor and Board of Alderman Move Agenda Forward

Thursday, 9 May 2019

A second public hearing on the proposed annexation by owner consent for property owned by Cole Reed, Kendall Smith and Mike Hutchins. The property is located off Old McMinnville Highway. No objections were heard over the annexation.
 
The second reading to consider adoption of Resolution 219-02, a resolution to annex certain territory upon written consent of the owners to incorporate the same within the boundaries of the City of Woodbury.  The property owned by Cole Reed, Kendal Smith, and Mike Hutchins was approved
 
Consider adoption of Ordinance to amend Title 12 of the Woodbury Municipal Code to address commercial building permits and regulations on first reading.   The ordinance was was approved.
 
Mathew Tucker presented Contract 319 WTP piping and basin painting and repairs. On May 2nd, bids were received for the project. All bids were sealed with proper documentation and no irregularities were apparent at the bid opening. Also the lowest and best bid is within the estimated project budget. Based on evaluation the recommendation was to award contract 319 to Commercial Painting Inc. from Nashville in the amount of $118,500.00.
 
Mayor Duggin moved to re-appoint Buddy Davenport to the Woodbury Housing Authority board for a five year term expiring March 31 2024. Alderman approved the action.
 
Alderman reviewed a request to approve the use of Dillon Park as the assembly area for a 5K Run. The run will serve as a fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center of Cannon County.  Proposed date for the event is slated for June 8th. The race time will begin at 7:30 am and is expected to be done by 9:00am. ayor and Board of Alderman approved use of the park and street closures.
 
Mathew Tucker presented Contract 319 WTP piping and basin painting and repairs.
 
On May 2nd, bids were received for the project. All bids were sealed with proper documentation and no irregularities were apparent at the bid opening. Also the lowest and best bid is within the estimated project budget. Based on evaluation the recommendation was to award contract 319 to Commercial Painting Inc. from Nashville in the amount of $118,500.00.
 

WIC Program Makes Changes

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Another Cumberland Signing at Cannon County High School

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

For the second time this week. Another college scholarship signing will be held at Cannon County High School.
 
Director of Cannon County Schools William F. Curtis, Cannon County High School Principal Courtney Nichols, CCHS Athletic Director Matt Cagle, and CCHS Boys Basketball Coach Carlos Smith have announced Cannon County High School Senior Boys Basketball Player Brandon Miles will sign with Cumberland University to continue his basketball career.  The announcement is scheduled for 10:00am in the cafeteria at the high school
 
Cumberland University is a student-centered institution of higher learning committed to providing a transformational liberal arts education designed to prepare students to have successful careers and lead impactful lives. Cumberland University is located in Lebanon, Tennessee with a total enrollment of 2,314 students.  The Cumberland Phoenix Basketball Program’s Head Coach is Jeremy Lewis join Cumberland program as head coach for men's basketball, after spending the previous nine seasons as the women's coach for the Phoenix. Lewis just completed his 13th season as a full-time coach at his alma mater and his 17th year as a member of the Cumberland family as both a player and coach. 
 

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