Metro School Calendar 2017/2018
11/1 Parent conference day; students
do not report
11/10 Veterans Day Holiday; students do
11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Holidays;
students do not report
12/12-12/14 Half day for exams grades 9
12-15 Half day for all students; end of 1st
12/19-1/1 Winter Holidays
1/3 School starts back
1/16 MLK Holiday; students do not
2/19 Teachers report for PD; students do
3/16 Teacher planning day; students do
3/30-4/6 Spring Break; students do not
5/21-5/23 Half day for exams grades 9-12
5/24 Last day for exams; half day for all
students; end of school year
SATURDAYS with SHERI
Bellevue History & Genealogy Group
Our 23rd Season of Our 12th Year
Providing Weekly History & Genealogy Programs
All programs are free of charge to Y and FiftyForward members
Guests are always welcome
Bring a neighbor or friend and enjoy excellent historical lectures
All Programs at FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center
(Located inside the Bellevue-Y at 8101 Hwy 100 in Bellevue 37221)
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:00 am – “Tennessee & the Equal Rights Amendment” – Dr. Carole Bucy, Davidson County Historian and Vol State History Professor, will discuss the ERA that Tennessee ratified in 1972 and then rescinded its ratification in 1974. The ERA was never ratified as it died due to the lack of four states needed to pass.
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:00 am – “Price of Freedom” – Laura and Steve Gove, Historians and Re-enactors, will discuss the events and issues surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, including insight about particular signers and how they fared in the American Revolution and the tremendous costs our forefathers paid acquiring our freedom.
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00 am – "This Landscape Transformed: Union Fortification of Tennessee in the American Civil War" – Dr. Thomas Flagel, Author, Historian, and History Professor at Columbia State College. Many people have heard about the battles of Forts Donelson and Henry, the soaring Fort Negley in Nashville, and the mighty Fortress Rosecrans in Murfreesboro, but did you know that there were more than 200 forts across Tennessee during the Civil War? In a multimedia presentation, author Dr. Thomas Flagel will bring these citadels back to life. The stories they hold include how thousands of African Americans help build and guard them, how women were central in their operation, and what these structures did to the land and the course of the war itself.
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:00 am – “Governors of Tennessee” – Dr. Bill McKee, Provost and Vice President of Cumberland University and Commissioner with the Metro Historic Commission, will present a timely based theme on the upcoming contested races in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. Additionally, Tennessee has some interesting folks who have served in that office. Dr. McKee’s talk as always will be both informative and entertaining.
Friday, November 24, 2017 – NO MEETING – Friday after Thanksgiving – Enjoy turkey leftovers, shopping, and football
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 am – “The Truth About the Templars” – Dr. Vincent Ryan, History Professor at Aquinas College. Founded during the Crusades the members of this unique religious order were famous for both their skills on the battlefield and their innovative network of financing. In recent years the Templars have been the frequent subject of intricate conspiracies about hidden treasures, forbidden religious knowledge, or Masonic connections. This lecture will separate fact from fiction to tell the true history of these fascinating medieval warriors.
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:00 am – “Thirty Years of Sports Reporting in Nashville and Middle Tennessee” – Rudy Kalis, WSMV Sports Director, will reflect on how the sports scene in Nashville and middle Tennessee has changed over his thirty-year career at WSMV.
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00 am – “150 Years Along Harding Pike” – Ridley Wills, Author – Back by popular demand, Ridley Wills will share stories about the characters and events along Nashville’s Harding Pike. His latest book, Volume 3 of his Nashville Pikes series, documents the complex and fascinating history of this major thoroughfare, from its origins from West End to the Warner Parks. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, just in time for the holidays.
Invitation to Christmas Shoppe & Church at Western Hills
The Christmas Shoppe, December 2, 2017
Western Hills Church
8:00 - 4:00pm
Jessica and Gayla
The Santa Shoppe Committee
Hello Everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful summer.
Can you believe it is already time to start planning The Christmas Shoppe?!!
We are off to a great start. We have selected the date and reserved the building and atrium for Saturday, December 2. We are excited to say that we are already hearing from vendors who want to be included this year. Some are new and some are return vendors! This is so exciting.
We have a couple of updates for now..
Date - Saturday, December 2, 2017
Vendor Space - $50 10x10
NOTE: This year we will be strict with the size of the booth. Each booth will be exactly 10 x 10 or 5 x 10. Because of this, we will have a few fewer booths in order to make room for these exact measurements.
All Proceeds will go towards the Back Pack Program. This program provides hundreds of snacks for needy children to take home from school each Friday in order to provide to them food through the weekend. West Nashville has a large population of children with this need. We coordinate this program with the local schools in West Nashville area.
Volunteer Meeting - If you are interested in being a Santa Shoppe Helper, we will have our first meeting this Sunday evening at 6:00 pm at the Starbucks on Charlotte Pike next to the new Outback. This event is a big project and Jessie and I would love your help.
Vendor Applications will be emailed to you very soon. Go ahead and start telling your friends about this event. We will want a building filled with quality booths and lots of happy shoppers. Get busy creating and get your table cloths (wrinkle free and to the floor) ready. :)
Hope to see some of you this Sunday evening at 6 to plan.
Last but certainly not least.....The other reason for this letter is to personally invite you to our Friends Day at Church this Sunday. Worship services begin at 10:00 am followed by a big potluck dinner of fried chicken and more! This will be an amazing service as we will be including some instrumental music, a duet that will blow you away, a message brought to you by our own David Estes and a song service that will give you chills, and so much more! You can dress up, you can dress casual, we don't care. We would love to have you join us this Sunday for church..... We will have seats next to us waiting for you!
BELLEVUE LIBRARY NEWS for October
Hope you’re staying cool in this heat! The A/C at the library is cranking and we’re hosting a bunch of great programs in August. Join us!
For All Ages:
For Teens & Tweens: