Tiger Talk 20-21

Edition 8 #ExpectExcellence

Home of the Tigers & the Children's Holocaust Memorial

OUR VISION: Working together to build relationships and facilitate a love or learning for our future graduates so they can become productive citizens.

Message from the Principal

I hope that everyone had a restful and blessed Thanksgiving break. When I was a little girl, I always remember my parents and others talking about time flying by. At the time, I did not understand, but I certainly do now! There are just 12 school days until Christmas break. Just as a reminder, Christmas break is December 21 - January 4. Students will return to school on January 5. There is no abbreviated day prior to Christmas break. December 18th is a full day of school.

Thank you so much to all of the parents who have been so understanding and accommodating when you are getting the call that your child has been exposed to a positive case of COVID and has to be quarantined. Your patience with us as we gather materials for your child is much appreciated. When a child is quarantined, we want them to get started with their remote learning as soon as possible, but it does take a little time to gather the necessary items. Again, thank you so much. (A huge shout-out to the school office personnel who have been calling parents when materials are ready to be picked up.)

Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions about our school or our COVID procedures. Our goal is to keep your children as safe as possible. We are grateful for your continued support.

Mrs. Headrick



Congratulations to Our Recent Perfect Attendance Winners

CHM Featured on 2020 Christmas Ornament

Lynne Mayer, Marion County artist, was selected by Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee to represent the county in creating a Christmas tree ornament for the Governor’s residence in Nashville. A newly created ornament for 2020 representing each of Tennessee’s 95 counties will adorn the tree during this holiday season. Ms. Mayer’s name was submitted by The Tennessee Arts Commission.

Maddie Burnett, Tennessee Residence Event Manager, emphasized that the goal of each chosen artist was to capture the spirit and essence of their county. Lynne Mayer captured the heart of Marion County in her subject of choice. The Children’s Holocaust Memorial at Whitwell Middle School was recreated in 3D on the ornament. Its spectacular uniqueness was complemented by also portraying the Tennessee state tree, the tulip poplar, against a backdrop of the Tennessee River as seen from King Point, Jasper Highlands.

Yearbook Orders

Don't forget that yearbooks orders are currently being taken. They will be taken until January 30. Forms are available at the school or you can order online by visiting www.jostens.com.

We love our students and staff and want them to stay strong, safe, and healthy. Please do all that you can to help.