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Friday, May 10, 2024

JACKSON, TN — Rose Hill School, one of only two PreK-8 schools in Jackson-Madison County, was recently named a Tennessee STEM Designated School by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. This designation was announced during the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit at Music City Center in Nashville on Thursday.

Stated Dr. Teresa McSweeney, Chief Innovation Officer, “We could not be more excited for Rose Hill students and what this recognition means for the community. The passion and enthusiasm Dr. Green and her staff have for technology and emerging curriculums is beyond commendable. She and her team can help mentor other JMCSS schools to follow in their footsteps.”

This recognition by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network underscores the school’s commitment to delivering a comprehensive and impactful STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. To receive this prestigious designation, Rose Hill staff participated in a rigorous application process, including completing a self-evaluation, participating in interviews, and hosting site visits.

Above photo: Exciting news! Rose Hill is now an official #TennesseeSTEM Designated School!

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“We’re proud to be acknowledged for our dedication to preparing our students to excel in the 21st century,” stated Dr. Tiffany Green, principal at Rose Hill. “As a designated model school, we’re excited to continue enhancing our programs and serve as a resource for other schools aiming to elevate their education strategies.”

Tennessee STEM and STE(A)M School Designation was developed to provide a “roadmap” for schools to successfully implement a STEM or STE(A)M education plan at the local level. A school that receives Tennessee STEM and STE(A)M School Designation will be recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education for its use of STEM or STE(A)M teaching and learning strategies and serve as a model from which other schools may visit and learn.

“This is a prestigious achievement and demonstrates our district’s efforts to provide students with rigorous STEM learning and 21st-century skills. These developments expand our workforce development efforts and provide problem-solving skills to students they can apply in and outside of the classroom,” said Superintendent Dr. Marlon King.

Photo above: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) awarded STEM Classroom Grants to North Side High School, East Elementary, Rose Hill School, and Denmark Elementary. The competitive award is just one sign of the school’s dedication to increase STEM opportunities for students.

Rose Hill will now be eligible to participate in the state’s premier annual STEM event, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit. This announcement caps a banner week for Rose Hill as the school earned a first-place finish in the Greenpower racing/Talladega Grand Prix.

Photo below: Rose Hill’s Greenpower Racing team earned 1st place in the Intermediate Stock Race Division at the Greenpower USA F24 Talladega SuperSpeedway Race on Saturday, May 4.

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