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T.J. Harris Lower Elementary Students are College Bound!


T.J. Harris Lower Elementary students (pictured left to right) Laprecious Gavins, Kestashia Smothers, Kaydance Sillimon, Jamya King, and Tayshana Reed represent Deborah McDade's class that has adopted the University of Tennessee for the year as part of the "College is Our Destination" program.

T.J. Harris Lower Elementary recently held a College Rally to kick-off the "College is Our Destination" program.

In line with the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program, T.J. Harris Lower is rewarding students for positive behaviors by allowing the students to wear a college t-shirt to school on Fridays. If a student has been on time every day, has no office discipline referrals, and maintains a "C" average, they will be allowed to wear their college t-shirts on Fridays because they have exhibited college bound behaviors.

In addition, students will learn the history of the college, follow the sports of the school, participate in math projects based on the sports stats, hear from guest speakers (in person or via podcast), and will host their own college fair.

Their classroom's identity for the entire school year will be connected to the college that has adopted their class, not a room number or grade level. 

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