Newport Grammar School teachers Whitney Butler (1st Grade) and Carla Sexton (5th Grade) recently graduated from the Leadership Cocke County program as part of the Class of 2022. As part of the program, both teachers completed the nine-month program, which involved developing leadership skills, in addition to discovering many aspects of the Cocke County community. Leadership Cocke County features a two-day intensive retreat where class participants learn about themselves, their classmates and develop leadership skills, as well as eight themed days about different sectors of Cocke County, including government, healthcare, tourism and recreation, business and industry, education, agriculture, and law enforcement.
Whitney Butler received the Teaching Excellence Award for her immersive teaching of history with interactive games and multimedia elements that encourage a well rounded learning experience, as well as for the promotion of the study of local history to her students.
During the Coordinated School Institute in Franklin, Tennessee, February 28 - March 2, Newport City School System's Mischelle Black, Health Coordinator was recognized as Coordinator of the Year. The Tennessee Department of Education sponsors the institute with school district representatives attending from across the state annually (click to read more)
On Monday, September 13, the Tennessee Department of Education released school and district designations from the spring 2021 state testing results. Newport Grammar School has received the honor of being named a 2021 Reward School and the Newport City School System has been recognized as an Exemplary District. Click here to read more...