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Update About School Closure

Update About School Closure

Dear Oak Ridge Schools Families,


As I mentioned earlier, there was a possibility that the governor would extend the closure of schools in Tennessee. Just recently, we received word that Governor Lee has recommended school districts remain closed through April 24. We obviously will comply with this mandated closure.

We continue […]

2020-03-25T11:53:58-04:00March 24th, 2020|School News|

Food Service For Families Beginning March 23rd

Dear Oak Ridge Community:

In an effort to ensure that all children 18 and younger continue to have access to receive healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch meals, Oak Ridge Schools in partnership with Aramark, will be offering both breakfast, and lunch “to go” during week days starting on March 23rd  free of charge. The following […]

2020-03-17T18:08:49-04:00March 17th, 2020|School News|

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Melody Guo won 2nd place at the Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held on March 6, 2020.  Melody, daughter of Yi Yang and Xiaoqin Guo, worked under the mentorship of retired ORNL mathematician Dr. Len Gray to develop an algorithm to solve the axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations that govern the motion of incompressible fluids. Computational […]

2020-03-13T18:14:51-04:00March 13th, 2020|School News|

For Students Who Take Classes at RSCC

In response to the coronavirus outbreak and continued public health concerns, all Roane State campuses will extend spring break for students through March 22. Faculty and staff will use this time to prepare for transitioning to an all-online teaching environment when classes resume on March 23.

Courses will remain online through at least March 29, with […]

2020-03-13T14:03:02-04:00March 13th, 2020|School News|

Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates about school closure are posted here. Please read the latest family messages from Dr. Borchers below. 

See tabs below for additional information. We will keep these continually updated throughout the school closure.

The Tennessee Department of Education is working closely with ACT, Inc. to ensure that all students in the 2021 cohort have two opportunities […]

2020-04-08T08:27:54-04:00March 2nd, 2020|District News, School News|

Work Ethic Distinction Certificate

What is the certificate for?

The Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education has approved the attainment of a Work Ethic Distinction for the first time this year for our 2020 graduates. What it entails is students providing a certificate to potential employers that they have been demonstrating desirable work skills.

How do I earn this certificate?

Students are […]

2020-03-02T13:02:59-05:00March 2nd, 2020|School News|

NJROTC Military Ball

On Friday, February 7th, 91 cadets from Oak Ridge High School Naval JROTC took part in the Knoxville Area JROTC Military Ball at the Grande Event Center in Knoxville. These cadets were joined by nearly 400 other cadets representing 12 JROTC units from Anderson, Knox, Blount, and Loudon counties.


2020-02-20T11:28:51-05:00February 20th, 2020|School News|

FIRST Lego League Success at State

On December 14, 2019 at Hardin Valley Academy, two robotics teams from Jefferson Middle School qualified to participate in the 2020 FIRST Lego League East Tennessee State Championship, held on February 8, at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. Team #336, The Atomic Eagles, finished the robot challenge game with a high score of 405, […]

2020-02-20T13:47:35-05:00February 20th, 2020|School News|

Glenwood Receives Giant Check for STEM

Glenwood Elementary School teachers and students received a grant for $5000 to fund a project titled, “Engineering a Brighter Future,” a hands-on initiative to engage students in STEM-based learning focused on careers of the future. This competitive grant came from a program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network […]

2020-02-13T13:48:12-05:00February 13th, 2020|School News|

Stacy Donald-District Teacher of the Year

Earlier in the week, we announced our school-level teachers of the year. The Tennessee Department of Education has encouraged us to recognize teachers who care about children, who devote their professional lives to enriching the lives of Tennessee students, and who demonstrate exceptional gains in student achievement. Oak Ridge Schools would now like to congratulate […]

2020-02-06T14:49:32-05:00February 6th, 2020|District News, School News|
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