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Principal: Dr. Early Perkins
(5-8) Assistant Principal: Dr. Travis Sutton
255 Powell Valley School Lane
Phone: (K-4) 423-869-4659
School Hours: 8:00a.m-3:15p.m
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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
The composition of the faculty begins with the principal, an assistant principal and a literacy coach. Approximately twenty-three teachers, seven cafeteria workers, twelve secretary or aides, a technology coach, a guidance counselor, a librarian, a computer teacher, a P.E. teacher, a speech teacher, three special ed. teachers and two maintenance workers nearly complete the faculty and staff. Over 60% of the teachers have more than 15 years experience, and 20 hold a Master's Degree or above. The staff is adequate in terms of numbers, qualified in training and experience, and all teachers are certified according to state regulations. Powell Valley Elementary faculty and staff appreciate the time you are taking to visit our webpage and we realize that we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to serve in a close-knit family orientated community. Parents and community volunteers are always welcome at PVES. We are convinced and our conviction is validated through research data, that student achievement is raised when parents are involved in their children's academic progress. This same achievement is seen in all areas of the student's life, continuing through his/her school career. The best investment a family, a community, a state, and a nation can make is a coordinated interest and involvement in our students and their school.
A guidance counselor is available five days a week and provides scheduling for counseling and information for various testing programs including the At-Risk program. These are just some of the things that obviously contribute to our high promotional rates and as well, better guarantee the success of your child, our student!
The two libraries have an adequate circulation of books that are valuable sources for students and teachers. Other resources available are videos, filmstrips, projectors, and reference materials. The Internet is also available for students and staff in the library. Reference and technical books are updated to meet changing world conditions.
The student's day at Powell Valley Elementary School is seven hours, with the curriculum administered in all core subjects daily with an emphasis on Reading. The middle school grades have departmentalized classrooms with highly qualified teachers.
Students participate in various clubs and extra-curricular activities as well as sports programs. The sports programs include Boys Junior Varsity Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball, Girls Junior Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball and Cheerleading. Some other extra curricular activities offered to students are band, golf, 4-H, First Priority, and Beta Club.
The mission and goals of the Claiborne County School System is the mainstay of Powell Valley Elementary School's Academic program. The Claiborne County School Board believes that its mission is to provide educational opportunities so that students will develop global skills necessary for productive living in today's society.
The vision for Powell Valley Elementary School is to meet the needs of students with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. Our vision is to encourage shared responsibility for meeting school goals through parents, students, teachers, and the community. Our vision is to provide a learning atmosphere that recognizes that students learn in different ways and at different rates. The vision of Powell Valley Elementary School is to prepare students to be lifelong learners functioning in a global society.
The forerunner of our school was the Powell Valley "Consolidated" High School, which when completed, opened in the fall of 1914. The student body was composed of the elementary pupils from two schools and 15 to 19 ninth grade students. Since there were no tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade students, only one year of high school was offered. In the fall of 1916, tenth grade was added to the high school curriculum.. The school operated with grades one through ten until the fall of 1922 when the eleventh grade was included. The following year, 1923-24, the twelfth grade was included, and Powell Valley High School became a four-year high school.
In 1937, near the site of our present school, Powell Valley Elementary School was built to relieve overcrowding at the Powell Valley High School. From its beginning in 1914, to the present, it consolidated Bolinger, Bradens, Cawood, Flat Hollow, and Red Hill Schools, as well as, the Speedwell Academy, which is recognized as the oldest school in the state of Tennessee.
On December 25, 1968, the old elementary school burned. A new building was built at our present location, and the doors to our present school opened for business in 1970. The building was an open classroom structure with a centrally located library, office, cafeteria, a small gymnasium, and six enclosed classrooms. Later, the open classrooms were enclosed, four new classrooms and two bathrooms were added, and the gymnasium was enlarged to include two athletic dressing rooms and additional seating. *
*The information was taken directly from Speedwell (Through 200 Years), Bonnie M. Page, Compiler and Editor. 1985.
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NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Claiborne County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Inquiries reguarding compliance with Title IX, Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to Dorothy Shuford, 504 Coordinator, Claiborne County Board of Education , 1403 Tazewell Road, Tazewell, TN 37879 Phone 423-626-7979 or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
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