Donelson School News – May 2019
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Recently, Senior Awards Night at McGavock High School was held to showcase academic and student excellence among a variety of disciplines. 91 seniors received McGavock Covenant Student Scholarships, which are $500 scholarships given to graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA, 21 ACT, and 8 hours of community service. This is the only scholarship of its kind in Nashville and the surrounding area that is funded by the community for a local public high school. Awards were also presented to fine arts students (band, orchestra, theater, dance), cheer and student athletes. Also, a McGavock student was recognized for being the highest rated Cambridge student in the entire state of Tennessee.
Metro Nashville Public Schools joins the Nashville Public Education Foundation and Nashville’s Agenda Steering Committee in celebrating this year’s selection of Blue Ribbon Teachers. In its fifth year, the Blue Ribbon Teacher program aims to recognize top teaching talent in our schools. This year, we’re celebrating fifty exceptional educators who are doing outstanding work in one of three areas: student growth, instructional excellence and teacher leadership. Blue Ribbon Teachers will be honored at a reception at Vanderbilt in June. Congrats to McGavock High School’s Laura Vignon and all our fantastic teachers in the county.
I recently had the opportunity attend the 40th Words and Music Night held at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s an annual event that celebrates the performance of songs written by students and professional Nashville songwriters. Here is Stanford Montessori’s recent 4th grade graduate Oscar Spitzer accompanied by Shane Adams performing their song “The Beach”.