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Back again! With more stories from the halls of YOUR hometown middle school.

You will find short pieces below related to areas of learning and fun in our building from Classes and Sports to Hawk Life, Student Spotlight, and our new focus on College & Career awareness.

Showcasing a wide variety of the positive happenings at Clinton Middle School: College and Career Academy is Hawk Talk’s first priority.

Basketball season heating up

Hunter Evans, Camden Leon, and Dawson Woodard

As the cold set in last week, our Clinton Middle Hawks Boys Basketball team started to heat up.

Our boys won three straight last week, starting with a huge wing against county rival, Norris last Monday and had a double overtime win against Union Grove, a district rival, on Tuesday. Then, Thursday night at home, the Hawks beat Sevierville in overtime at home, 50-45.

On the Norris game, one player told us, ¨They just couldn’t stay with with us. We were just more physical than them.”

Let’s continue to show our full support for our CMS basketball teams!

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LCES Kindergarten Thanksgiving


LCES Kindergarten Thanksgiving
Kindergarten students at Lake City Elementary School did their traditional Thanksgiving program on Wednesday, November 14. Parents, students, and staff members enjoyed watching the production and even joined them and sang the turkey song Poor Old Fred. The school staff is so proud of its kindergarten students.

Robertsville gets $20k grant


Students and staff from Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge hold the $20,000 STEM grant presented to the school by the Comcast Foundation.
The Comcast Foundation announced that it has awarded a $20,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant to the Oak Ridge Public School Education Foundation.

The grant will support Robertsville Middle School and its NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) project - including the purchase of space flight-ready power components essential to their mission of sending small cube-shaped satellites into space.

The program gives CubeSats access to space and allows for a low-cost pathway to conduct research in the areas of science, exploration, technology development, education or operations. Since 2017, the Oak Ridge Public School Education Foundation has been working with Robertsville Middle School students, in cooperation with their teachers, school administrators, and several local mentors from Oak Ridge National Laboratories on their own cube satellite launch proposal which was accepted by NASA in 2018.

“Comcast is proud to support the exciting work of the Oak Ridge Public School Education Foundation and Robertsville Middle School,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional SVP at Comcast.

In addition to the grants from the Comcast Foundation, Comcast also responds to community needs through local sponsorships and in-kind support, such as airing public service announcements, employee volunteerism, and providing technology equipment and services to organizations across the country. The Comcast Foundation continues to build on its efforts through expanding access to technology to promote digital inclusion, helping individuals build skills for the digital economy, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurialism.

Fairview Students of the Month


Fairview Elementary School Students of the Month for November are: front row, Elias Stone, Sara Cooper, Emory Langley, Hayden Fox, Drake Mendenhall, Sawyer Shafer, Danny Frazier, Gibson Mounger, and Gabby Slone. In the back row are Lori Raby, Laken Hodge, Logan Arnwine, Will White, Cloey Carlton, Harley Lindsey, and Jayden Kitts.
Fairview Elementary School Students of the Month for November are: front row, Elias Stone, Sara Cooper, Emory Langley, Hayden Fox, Drake Mendenhall, Sawyer Shafer, Danny Frazier, Gibson Mounger, and Gabby Slone. In the back row are Lori Raby, Laken Hodge, Logan Arnwine, Will White, Cloey Carlton, Harley Lindsey, and Jayden Kitts. — Submitted

Arowood Arena ready for action

Thanks to the generosity of the Arowood family and other area businesses, Clinton City School’s gymnasium has been remodeled and several of “The Blaze” sports teams and academic programs have received increased support.

Clinton Director of Schools Kelly Johnson thanked everyone who made the project a success.

“I particularly want to thank the Arowood family for their extraordinary leadership,” said Johnson.

“Without them, these renovations and new programs would not have been possible.”

The $65,000 project was financed by a lead gift of $25,000 from the Arowood family and donations from 40 Clinton area businesses and organizations.

Donated funds were not only used to remodel the gymnasium to accommodate the school’s swimming, cross country and basketball teams, but also to provide a Reading Club and Science Club for students.

“Education has always been a priority for our family and giving back to our community is an obligation we believe in,” said Chad Arowood spokesman for the family.

“We are happy to help make an updated arena available for the Clinton City Schools and at the same time support students in their Reading and Science Clubs.”

“Everyone associated with our Clinton Schools owe a great debt of gratitude to these folks for what they’ve done,” said Schools Athletic Director E.T. Samey.

Book Fair theme was ‘Enchanted Forest’


Fifth graders Kaylynn Seiber, Coy Tomlinson, and Chloe Freeman collecting donations and unicorn food guesses.
Lake City Elementary School Library hosted a Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 1-9.

The theme this year was an “Enchanted Forest,” filled with gnomes, unicorns and lively trees. The students love the thrill of new books available for purchase, which in turn, puts new books in our school.

Thanks to the purchase of so many patrons, our school raised $4815.56 worth of new books and equipment for the library and the LCES classrooms. Thank you to the many people who chose to donate books to their children’s classrooms, also.

During the fair, the school raised money to help make sure every student gets a book, using a contest of Unicorns vs. Dragons.

Friends donated $143.24 to ensure this happened. Unicorns got the most votes. It was a very successful fundraiser.

Thanks so much to those who participated.