Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15
Donelson School News
Beginning Monday, November 3rd, Metro Nashville Public Schools expands the school choice options for the 2015-16 school year. The Optional Schools Application is now online. For the first time, families with rising ninth and tenth graders have expanded options to choose their school and course of study as well. In addition, the Nashville Metro Transit Authority StrIDe program allows 9th-12th grade students to ride MTA busses for free. Visit each link for much more information.
At the beginning of this school year, the Nashville After Zone Alliance expanded to the McGavock cluster of middle schools. Metro 3 created a great video, which talks about NAZA’s after school program activities.
Congratulations to the McGavock High School Band for making it to the finals in the 2014 Contest of Champions! McGavock also did a great job of hosting the 36th Annual Music City Invitational Contest on Saturday, October 18th. Ironically, that day was also my 20th High School Reunion in Marietta, GA. Our class attended the homecoming game and as a former drum major, my band director (still there!) offered me the opportunity to conduct the fight song again. I still remembered after 20 years! It was a great time. Music programs in our schools offer incredibly rewarding experiences for our kids and create memories for families that last a lifetime.