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Great American Eclipse in Oak Ridge Schools

The Great American Eclipse was unique in Oak Ridge, as we were on the coveted path of totality. Some solar eclipse fanatics will travel thousands of miles and spend thousands of dollars just to get themselves into The Path. We took advantage of this rare opportunity that came to our back yard for the breathtaking […]

September 9th, 2017|District News|

Jefferson Students Win Map Award

Jefferson Middle School students, Ian Bailey and Beatrice Shea were awarded 2nd Place in the Student Map – up to age 12 category at the Esri 2017 Users Conference Map Gallery. The students selected their mapping project because their school is unique by having wooded and protected areas near it. They learned that these areas […]

August 2nd, 2017|School News|

How to Sign Digital Forms in Skyward

Dear parents,
In preparation for the Access Oak Ridge digital initiative for all rising 5-12 graders, we have streamlined the signing of required forms by placing digital copies in Skyward. This video presentation will demonstrate to parents how to access the new online forms for Access Oak Ridge device usage.Digital signing of the Computer Equipment Loan […]

June 29th, 2017|AccessOR, District News, School News, Technology News|

AdvancED STEM Certification for all Elementary and Middle Schools

In 1943, the city of Oak Ridge, created for the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, declared a commitment to quality education for its students. Before we ever called these subjects collectively “STEM,” our schools have emphasized excellence in instruction in these disciplines. Today more than ever, we recognize the need to prepare students […]

June 16th, 2017|District News|

AdvancED STEM Certification in Oak Ridge Schools

Willow Brook, Jefferson and Robertsville achieved AdvancED STEM certification on Tuesday, April 11th. Jefferson and Robertsville are the first middle schools in Tennessee to be STEM certified and Oak Ridge Schools is the first public school district in Tennessee to be certified in all of their elementary and middle schools!

June 13th, 2017|District News|

Second Annual Derek W. Austin, Ph.D Math and Science Scholarship Awarded to Curtis Robertson

Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Austin announced that Curtis Robertson, a top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) student from Oak Ridge High School is the second annual recipient of the Derek W. Austin, Ph.D Math and Science Scholarship. This scholarship in the amount of $1,100.00 is designated to a senior who is working toward […]

June 8th, 2017|School News|

Smashville and STEMville

Both Leading an Overwhelming Shift and Enthusiasm

Over 3 million households tuned in nightly to the Stanley Cup finals series, with the Knoxville region accounting for the 5th largest viewership in the nation.  Tennessee is often considered an emerging market for the National Hockey League.  So why the recent and sudden increase in hockey interest in […]

June 7th, 2017|School News|

New Principal for Woodland Elementary School Announced

‪Donald (D.T.) Hobby has been selected to serve as the Woodland Elementary Principal beginning July 1, 2017. Mr. Hobby has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction and an Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision both from Lincoln […]

June 2nd, 2017|School News|