Partnership Aims to Provide High School Students with Advanced Career Training

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By MIKE CHRISTENmchristen@c-dh.net As the new school year began last week, Maury County Public Schools and Columbia State Community College entered into an articulation agreement to further the educational opportunities of the region’s high school students. Both MCPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Marczak and CSCC President Janet F. Smith formally approved a partnership between the two organizations giving Maury … Read More

School board approves materials for dual-enrollment partnership

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net The Maury County Board of Education’s Zoning and Facilities Committee unanimously approved the purchase of materials and training for the district’s Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology duel-enrollment partnership with Columbia State Community College. Also commonly referred to as mechatronics, a field of study combining electronics and mechanical engineering with a concentration on manufacturing, the program will give … Read More

Four Ways Maury County Public Schools Will Grow in 2016-17

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Written by Dr. Chris Marczak, director of Maury County Public Schools Benjamin Franklin tells us that “an investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” 200 years later, 80s punk band TimBuk 3 exclaimed, “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” What do these two vastly different voices have in common? They might as well have been talking about Maury … Read More

Award-winning Grow Maury Initiative Enters Year Two

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As the award-winning Grow Maury Initiative enters year two, the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance is teaming up with Maury County Public Schools and Mary Beth West Communications to deepen the community’s commitment to education. During the fall semester, the initiative is focusing on two primary themes. In the third quarter, #GrowMaury will emphasize parental and business community involvement. … Read More

School Spotlight: Mount Pleasant High School

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If you haven’t met Ryan Jackson yet, get ready for a burst of enthusiasm. That’s what the new Mount Pleasant High School principal brings to the table, and it’s infectious. Jackson, who joins MPHS after a stint at Maplewood High School in Nashville, also brings a proven plan to foster creativity and tailor the learning experience to each individual student. … Read More

Maury County’s Grass is Greener, Even in the Summertime

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The #GrowMaury Initiative’s slogan is “The grass is greener where you water it.” There’s tons of watering taking place in Maury County, even in these hot summer months! At Central High School, 81 students earned college credit by making a score of 3 or above on Advanced Placement tests this year, and one student earned a 36 on a category … Read More

Students take hands on tour of GM

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net SPRING HILL — General Motors opened its doors to Middle Tennessee’s youth this week inviting them to tour the facility and experience the same hands-on training new employees receive before joining the assembly line. During the four-day “Go Tech” Advanced Manufacturing Academy, students and recent high school graduates received an extended tour of the 6.9 million … Read More

Maury County teachers learn new lessons

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By MIKE CHRISTEN mchristen@c-dh.net SPRING HILL — Middle Tennessee science teachers were hard at work last week learning new attention-grabbing experiments during an American Society for Metals Materials Camp at the Northfield Workforce Development and Conference Center. Stepping into the shoes of their own students, the teachers listened to lectures and took part in experiments all related to material science, … Read More

Your business can impact schools

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Columbia, TENN. – Maury County Businesses Provide Donations, Volunteer Hours and Workforce Training Opportunities for Students As the #GrowMaury education campaign takes hold throughout Maury County, many area businesses are making active investments in learning, a survey shows. Several of the county’s most prominent companies and business leaders are entrenching themselves in the education landscape in order to prepare students … Read More

‘Connecting the Dots’ in Maury County

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Columbia Daily Herald – Mike Christen State and local leaders in education and business gathered at Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater on Tuesday to participate in a “Connecting the Dots” summit, the latest event in the partnership between Maury County Schools and the Maury Chamber & Economic Alliance. The goal: Creating a high-quality local workforce and students ready for … Read More