Student reading to teacher

Read to be Ready Camps bolster ability, confidence for Johnson City Schools’ students

The summer has finally begun for students that attended one of the two Read to be Ready camps that were hosted by Johnson City Schools and funded through grants from the Tennessee Department of Education.

For 20 days in June, rising first graders and third graders who needed a little extra reading support were able to participate in the teacher-nominated camps hosted at Fairmont and Southside. This was the first year that Johnson City Schools hosted two Read to be Ready camps and each operated with their own curriculum.

Students enjoy the Bookworm Mobile

Bookworm Mobile delivering books, lunch and smiles throughout the summer

For the third consecutive year, the Johnson City Schools Bookworm Mobile is traveling through Johnson City bringing books, lunches, and ultimately smiles, throughout the community.

Following its set schedule from Monday to Thursday, the retrofitted activity bus travels through the city with its festive music playing – similar to an ice cream truck – as it makes its way from stop-to-stop.

Optional Summer Reading List

Teachers take time to put together optional summer reading list for teens

A strong interest for an optional summer reading list allowed English language arts teachers from Indian Trail Intermediate School and Liberty Bell Middle School to come up with the perfect suggestions for students looking for their next great adventure.

Cindy Osburn

Indian Trail counselor Cindy Osborn was one of the presenters for the First Tennessee Core meeting at Science Hill High School on Tuesday.

First Tennessee Core counselors, administrators converge on Science Hill

School counselors and administrators from 17 different school districts in east Tennessee converged on Science Hill on Tuesday, as the First Tennessee Core office hosted a collaborative conference to discuss the new Tennessee Comprehensive School Counseling Model of Practice.


Fairmont 4th-gradre Aylin Anguilar-Rodriguez read over 40 hours between April 10 - May 10. She is pictured with her teacher, Rob Martindale (left); Fairmont Principal Carol McGill; myON represenative Jessica Hernden; and Fairmont librarian Alison Davis.

myON rewards top e-readers from Johnson City Schools

Just because the school year is over, that doesn’t mean that Johnson City Schools’ students aren’t still turning pages. In fact, students across Johnson City Schools have been reading more and more since the end of state mandated testing, and hopes are they will continue their reading through the summer with the help of the myOn online library. 

Foodservice serves children

Foodservice prepping for busy summer

After serving over 1 million breakfasts, lunches and snacks throughout the 2017-2018 school year, the Johnson City Schools’ Foodservice is gearing up for another important summer feeding program.