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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

STEM designation provides exciting opportunities

Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy students Christopher Biggs and Jeremiah Adkisson work on a project in their STEM class, which is taught by Kristin McQueen.

Greetings from the Cheatham County School District, where “Five-Star Quality, Five-Star Education, Achieving Excellence Together” is our guiding principle. The district is proud of the many accomplishments achieved in 2020 – from dramatic gains in our students’ academic performance to numerous awards and recognitions earned by our talented staff and students. One of the most prestigious accomplishments in 2020 was Ashland City Elementary School being awarded the Tennessee STEM School Designation. This honor was developed with the guidance of the Tennessee Department of Education and the STEM Leadership Council to identify and recognize schools in their commitment to teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and integrating strategies that ultimately prepare students for post- secondary college and career success in the 21st century. Schools that receive the Tennessee STEM School Designation serve as models from which other schools may visit and learn. Schools awarded the Tennessee STEM School Designation are evaluated through a rigorous application process. Schools must complete a self- evaluation, participate in interviews and host site visits with the Tennessee STEM Designation review team. To reflect the designation, the school was renamed Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy. To date, only 48 schools in Tennessee have earned this designation. CONTACT US Website : www.cheathamcountyschools.net Facebook: Cheatham County School District Twitter : @CCBOE, #ccsdtn • Instagram: ccsdtn Central Office: 102 Elizabeth Street, Ashland City, TN 615-792-5664 • Email: info@ccstn.org

Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy student Kaylissa Cervantes picks some tomatoes from the school’s outdoor garden.

Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy students Dahlia Eades, Evelyn Hallum and Macon Cox collaborate on a project in their STEM class, which is taught by Kristin McQueen .

Principal Dr. Melinda Broyles and STEM teacher Kristin McQueen helped Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy to be awarded the 2020 Tennessee STEM School Designation.

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