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Announcing Five National Merit Semifinalists

Oak Ridge High School has five National Merit Semifinalists this year.  We are very proud of these academically talented seniors.  They now have the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition for some 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million. Over 1.5 million students entered the competition.  The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing […]

2019-09-25T14:45:57-04:00September 25th, 2019|School News|

Heather Henderlight Named Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

We are happy to announce that Heather Henderlight, an instructional technology coach (formerly at Jefferson Middle School, and currently at Glenwood and Linden Elementary Schools), was selected as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for this school year, 2019-2020. Each year, Microsoft selects Innovative Educator Experts to be part of this exclusive global community paving the […]

2019-08-12T11:40:04-04:00August 12th, 2019|School News|

Christy Free Appointed Vice Principal at RMS

Mrs. Christy Free has been selected to serve as the Vice Principal of Robertsville Middle School beginning July 1, 2019. Mrs. Free holds Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University and Masters of Education degree from Milligan College. She received her Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Mrs. […]

2019-07-09T15:21:24-04:00July 9th, 2019|School News|

New Band Directors Announced at Oak Ridge High School

Michael Spirko has been named new Director of Bands, and Sean Rutherford has been named new Assistant Director of Bands for Oak Ridge High School.

“The band program at Oak Ridge High School has a rich history and long standing tradition of excellence in a wonderful community that has always deeply supported the arts,” explained Mr. […]

2019-06-07T13:53:49-04:00June 7th, 2019|School News|

Oak Ridge Names New Principal of Glenwood Elementary

Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Dr. Bruce Borchers today announced the appointment of Ms. Ginny Rigell Boles as principal of Glenwood Elementary effective July 1, 2019.  An interview committee comprised of Glenwood and central office staff selected Ms. Boles following the screening of applications and interviews of selected candidates.  Ms. Boles replaces Ms. Pearl Goins who […]

2019-06-05T08:48:54-04:00May 6th, 2019|School News|

JROTC Champions Again

On an overcast Friday morning, 30 cadets from the Oak Ridge High School Navy JROTC Wildcat Company set out for Fulton High School to defend their Knox County NJROTC League Athletic Championship.  Cadets, led by Cadet Commanding Officer Rhiannon Lucas, were ready to go head-to-head with NJROTC cadets from Central, Fulton, Bearden and West High […]

2019-04-12T20:02:17-04:00April 12th, 2019|School News|

Students Excel at the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair

Oak Ridge High School Students Bill Andress, Ethan Brady, Audrey Bufton, Ruthie Froning, Alexis Hammond, Kate Hausladen, David Joy, Steven Qu, Henry Shen, Paulina Urbanowicz and Eagle Yuan all competed at the 68th Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair (SASEF). The event was hosted by the University of Tennessee on April 2, and students received […]

2019-04-08T15:32:50-04:00April 8th, 2019|School News|

RMS Librarian Appointed to ALA Committee

Scot Smith, the librarian at Robertsville Middle School, has been appointed by the American Library Association to be on the jury for the Schneider Family Book Award. He will serve a two-year term and will help select books which best embody the artistic expression of the disability experience in literature for children and teens. In […]

2019-03-30T08:38:02-04:00March 30th, 2019|School News|


On Tuesday February 19th, from 6 – 8 p.m., Jefferson Middle School hosted its first science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Night, with close to 900 people in attendance. The Jefferson Middle School STEM leaders began planning the event in early September and have worked since to build partnerships in the community to create an […]

2019-02-28T09:41:09-04:00February 28th, 2019|School News|
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