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Greetings All!

Dear TSB Parents,
Happy end-of-school-year to you and your family! It’s very hard to believe that the 2018-19 school year has gone by so quickly. During this season, we reflect on the past school year and begin looking toward the future. In this magnificent month of May, we celebrate accomplishments!

Students have been honored and showcased

 
at the following events: music recital, spring music program, Work-Based Learning Banquet, Sports Banquet, Awards Day, and finally, graduation! Three of our students were honored on May 9th, at the Donelson Chamber of Commerce luncheon, as Students of Year. They are Gunner Lincoln, Donnie Sands, and Ella Brown. Also, our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Monique Bird, was honored as well. Our students, staff, and faculty have all worked hard this year, and we are extremely proud of each of them.
 
Speaking of proud, let me say congratulations to our seniors, the Class of 2019, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors, with their last day and graduation on May 31st! Thank you for your time, presence, and commitment to your child’s success.
 
Also, registration packets have been mailed. Please make sure you keep an eye out for this very important information. Registration Day is on Sunday, August 4th and we look forward to seeing you and your child on this family fun day.
 
For 2019-2020, we will introduce a new curriculum, Journeys. From its website, “Journeys is a comprehensive K-6 English/language arts program. It provides an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.” Also, we’ve adopted a social/emotional learning curriculum for grades pre-K-12 called Lions Quest, by Lions Club International. It’s a research-based curriculum that is currently used in over 90 countries. Our teachers completed formal training for this program on May 13 and will be ready to introduce it to students the first week of school next year.
 
Finally, and on a very sad note, we lost a gentle Tiger this year-Keundre Mason. Keundre will forever be remembered at TSB and in my heart. Keundre had a positive impact on our entire community, and he is remembered well by his smile, his love for trains, and the color red. Tiger pride and grief was felt at the student-led vigil (May 10) held in honor of Keundre. Personally, I will always remember the very exuberant ‘good mornings’ he would send my way as we crossed paths in the mornings. Keundre, you are missed, and we have been honored to know you.
In closing, I would like to wish you all the very best for the summer vacation and look forward to welcoming you all back, refreshed, for what will be an exciting, new academic year.
 
Please contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns at 615-231-7397.
 
 
Best Regards,

Tonja Dandy

Dr. Tonja Dandy

Principal TSB