Thank you to everyone who attended our Track or Treat event last night! It was an excellent night with costumes and community. A big shout-out to all the clubs, sports, and sponsors involved, and a BIG thanks to Ms. Stanley for planning it all!
Big Congratulations to our Girls Soccer team who defeated Clarksville High last night 3-0 to claim their second straight Region Championship. The Lady Hawks will advance to Sectionals and will host Collierville High School Saturday at 4 pm for a chance to go to state. We hope to see you there supporting our girls!
In 2022, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law to establish the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement funding formula, otherwise known as TISA. One of the requirements of this law is that districts will create accountability plans to ensure that planned expenditures with our funds align with our goals for improving student achievement as a District. Please click here to review the District’s plan and provide your feedback on this plan.
During the October board meeting, the CMCSS School Board presented several Point of Pride awards.
Coda Johns, from Clarksville High School, and Saanvi Burle and Justin Zheng, from Rossview High School, have been named 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. The students recognized tonight are three of approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who have earned this recognition. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for around 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
Next, Middle College at Austin Peay State University faculty and staff were awarded as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year, the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. For context, out of approximately 1,700 public schools in the state of Tennessee, this year, only 6 schools received this honor, and Middle College was the only high school awarded.
Finally, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Kalena Towe from Montgomery Central High School was recognized as the national Legion of Valor Award for scholastic and leadership excellence. Cadet Towe was one of around 65 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine JROTC Cadets to receive the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement award out of over 500,000 Cadets nationwide. She received this award due to her outstanding academic performance and incredible leadership ability. Cadet Towe is the Cadet leader of the Indian Battalion and has maintained a 4.0 GPA and an academic average that is over 100%. She also serves as the Drill Captain of the reigning 7th Brigade Drill Team Champions and was a member of the National level JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl team last year!
CMCSS Seniors may be eligible to apply for the TN Promise. As explained by the TN Higher Education Commission & Student Assistance Corporation, “Tennessee resident/U.S. citizen/eligible non-citizen/students who graduate from an eligible high school, homeschool, or earn a GED/HISET (prior to 19th birthday) can receive an award at an eligible postsecondary institution toward tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has been first applied.”
Several eligibility requirements apply, including:
Students must attend mandatory meetings and participate in a mentoring program.
College students must attend full-time and continue participating in the mentoring program.
Students must perform 8 hours of community service prior to each term the award is received.
All CMCSS high schools host a Stop, Drop, FAFSA event for 12th-grade students. Details on date and time will be provided by your enrolled school. School leaders help students understand the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, answer questions regarding the application, and assist with the next steps.
Confusion surrounding the FAFSA application process is one of the most common reasons students do not fill out the forms. School leaders encourage all CMCSS Seniors to complete the application to know of any aid available to them. Many colleges, universities, and technical schools require completion of the FAFSA as part of the admission process, whether students qualify or not. The TN Promise requires completion of the application by April 15, 2024.
The 2024-2025 school year application period opens in December 2023. The earlier families apply, the better their chance of receiving financial resources.
Every Monday night at 6:30 (CST) from January 8 to March 25, 2024, the THEC/TSAC Outreach team will conduct a live demonstration of the 2024–25 FAFSA. If you have questions about completing the FAFSA or simply want to watch a demonstration of completing the FAFSA before tackling it yourself, please register for the Monday night that works best with your schedule. Click here to register.
Congratulations to the RHS LET 1 Drill and Color Guard Teams who placed 3rd this weekend at the Kirkwood High School Drill Competition. They are led by Cadet Captain Yuna Choi and coached by CSM Justin Conner and APSU ROTC Cadet Second Lieutenant Alyssa DeNormandie.
The mission of Rossview High School is to empower all students to become productive citizens in an ever-changing world through a commitment to academic excellence and personal responsibility. Pride, Tradition, Excellence...We Are Rossview