CHS will host band competition Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Clinton High School Band will host the Clinch River Classic Marching Band Competition.

This contest will be held at the Dragon Stadium, behind the Clinton Community Center.

Sixteen marching bands from Tennessee will be competing against each other in areas such as marching performance, musical performance, percussion, auxiliary, and drum major.

With all bands attending, there will be more than 700 band students performing on Saturday.

Besides the 16 competing bands, the Clinton Marching Band will perform its show.

The first band will perform at noon, and the last band will play at 7:40 p.m., with the awards ceremony to follow.

The price of admission will be $5. Please come out and enjoy a great day of marching bands.

Homecoming time is here

Clinton Middle School Homecoming Court includes, from left: seventh-grade Princess Charli Riggs, escorted by Hudson Edenfield; eighth-grade Homecoming Queen Addi Gamble, escorted by Braylon Hayden; eighth-Grade Princess Kyleigh Gallagher, escorted by Elijah Sexton; and sixth-grade Princess Reece Hollifield, escorted by Easton Gilliam.

City school system achieves rare air

With latest evaluation Clinton leaves behind Top 20, named to Top 10

You get used to good news and high marks from the Clinton City School System.

Being ranked as one of the Top 20 school districts in the state annually will have that effect.

The last TNReady assessment, however, has changed that.

Clinton City Schools are no longer just a Top 20 system. They are now also a Top 10 system.

And last year was a year like no other. A global pandemic hit, educators were forced to think outside the box to find the best way to utilize and to accommodate virtual classes, and everything they knew about running a school system was placed in a box, shaken up, and dumped on the floor like puzzle pieces.

And in the midst of this there were concerns shouted from on high about “learning loss.”

The results from the TNReady assessment, however, show Clinton City School System flourished under the most-trying of circumstances.

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It was a Blaze-ing good day for breakfast

Clinton City School System Athletic Director E.T. Stamey said Saturday morning’s Blaze Dance Team and Cheerleader pancake breakfast at Apple Blossom Cafe brought in big numbers for the Blaze programs. Stamey said it’s the support of the Clinton community that makes the program successful. - Ken Leinart