Tuesday evening, about 250 people got a look at classrooms and labs inside the facility during an open house, held after a ribbon cutting for the addition, which is the new front entrance to Dobyns-Bennett High School.
Four of six eighth-grade graduates attended a recent reunion. They recalled everything from using dry ice to make a door knob “sing” to having lunch carried down to classrooms from an upstairs kitchen that used dry ice to keep ice cream cold.
Ribbon cutting at One Tribe Way is 6 p.m., followed by an Open House until 8 p.m.
The power purchase agreement would mean Ameresco would own and maintain solar arrays on 12 Kingsport City Schools buildings with a 20-year power costs savings projected at almost $3 million.
Kingsport school board member Todd Golden had asked the city system to check with the Tennessee School Board Association on the matter.
Christ Fellowship Church has partnered with Kingsport’s Adams Elementary School for a mentoring program participants say benefits the students, the mentors, the school and the community. The program in its third year is serving eight students so far this school year.
The Board of Education seems to be leaning toward a Monday in-service day tacked onto the end of the Monday-Friday fall break in between two weekends, meaning students would get 10 straight days off instead of nine.
Brian Partin, Kingsport City School’s longest-serving principal, will head University School on the campus of East Tennessee State University.
The students are in a high-performing academic group of less than 1 percent of graduating seniors, based on PSAT test results their junior year.
Honored students either read at last 100 books last school year and over the summer or had the best reading improvement at their school.