ACADEMIC & EVENTS CALENDAR

Please note:  The Next Generation Social Studies Assessment testing dates are still  to be determined.  When these dates are determined by Union County School District and The State of Tennessee Board of Education, they will be added to the TNVA calendar and parents will be notified.

TNVA students will participate in the following state required assessments:

  • ACT Explore - 8th grade - October 23, 2014.
  • TCAP Writing Assessment - Grades 3-8 - February 23-27, 2015
  • Next Generation Social Studies Assessment - Grades 3-8. TBD
  • TCAP Achievement - Grades 3-8;  April 27- May 1, 2015.

Additional assessments may be required.  Parents will be notified of any additions or updates to the testing schedule.

  • Oct10

    Cosby Picnic Area in the Great Smoky Mountains

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 1:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Cosby Picnic Area
    865-430-4693

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Habitat Diversity
    Students will discover how bears compete and survive in a forest or stream habitat. Students will learn how complex a food chain can be in relation to surrounding environmental factors. We’ll study bears and have a guided hike.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Science

    COST:

    No charge.
    Dress for outdoor activities. Wear good walking shoes. Pack a lunch and bring plenty of water.
    An attached file will be sent to your email after you send the survey to register for this trip. It will be helpful to you in preparing  for this outing.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Carol Linsenbigler, Karen Jacoby, Rick Roberts

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    GOOGLE LINK:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1arKBB-v2LwUxiqefsUKC-i-ioRrUYOVv1McGOnXgCgg/viewform?usp=send_form
    Fill out the survey no later than Oct. 3 so we can let them know how many to expect.

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf
    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

  • Oct10

    The Muse Knoxville

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  9:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 12:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     8:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 11:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    516 N. Beaman St., Chilhowee Park
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    (865)594-1494
    www.themuseknoxville.com

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Visit The Muse Knoxville, a discovery place inspiring generations at the intersection of Science and Art!

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Student groups will rotate through the open play/exhibit area, Planetarium Program, and the In-House Classroom Programs.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $4.00 per person
    Parking is free

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Stacy Tucker

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pLS4pNFELP1-RD72dL3RibIxeZMBNVoPw1qeepdNbP8/viewform?usp=send_form

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO LINK:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Oct10

    Honeysuckle Hill Farm

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:30 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:30 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    Honeysuckle Hill Farm
    615-382-7593
    1765 Martins Chapel Church Rd.
    Springfield, TN 37172

    http://www.honeysucklehillfarm.com/

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    We will be meeting at the gate at 9:30am CST to collect liability and photo release forms and the admission cost. We will begin our tour at 10am CST. Your family will need to bring a sack lunch as there is not food for sale at the farm.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Pumpkin Tours - Learn the life cycle of a pumpkin and why honeybees are so important to the farmer, and then take a trip to the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect pumpkin.
    Visit with the Farm Animals - Visit live cows, goats, donkeys, chickens, sheep, pigs, and bunnies. Plus, meet Betsy the milk cow and try your hand at milking in our educational Milking Barn.
    Wagon Ride - Ride across beautiful Robertson County farm land in a tractor drawn wagon.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $8/person (students and adults). Please bring exact change in CASH as we are collecting money up front to pay the facility.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Rebekah Chapman

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    http://bit.ly/1nZv8wu

    RSVP by October 3, 2014

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Oct10

    Kidz Kountry - Memphis

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:30 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:30 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    5960 Tchulahoma Road
    Southaven, MS 38671
    662.349.2909

    http://www.kidzkountrypettingzoo.com/

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Hands-On-Learning Experience of a farm. Students will experience feeding, visiting, and learing about different types of farm animals. They will also enjoy a pony ride, hay ride, and explore a hay maze. In addition students will explore a pumpkin patch and be able to select their own pumpkin to take home.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Hands-On-Learning Experience of a farm.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $8.00 Per Child
    $2.00 Per Adult
    Children under 2 Free
    Exact Amount Needed/CASH ONLY

    Please dress in outdoor attire.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Traci Steward and Robin Long-Carter

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    Email: tsteward@tnva.org

    RSVME LINK:

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_eP2868nEIdeB0ev64mkOvWZb-706oeMGXK-3VTag7U/viewform?usp=send_form
    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: TNVA will travel through Farm as a group. Students and LCs will not be allowed to move through farm individually. Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Oct10

    Falcon Ridge Farm - Jackson

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 1:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:00 a.m.                                       Ends: 12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    Falcon Ridge Farm
    22630 Highway 18 North
    Toone, TN 38381
    (731) 658-5200
    http://www.farmatfalconridge.com/

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Come join us for exciting Fall Festival at Falcon Ridge Farm!
    Your farm adventure will include a tractor-pulled hayride down to a HUGE pumpkin patch! Each student will have a blast picking out their very own pumpkin to take home with them. There is a 6 acre Corn Maze carved from towering cornstalks. The maze is full of twists, turns, and dead ends. You will get the chance to watch a live demonstration of Mr. Ray’s Horse Lesson. Your trip to the farm wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the petting zoo! It is filled with lots of fun, furry and feathery friends. You will have the opportunity to pet and feed some of the animals if you choose. There are educational signs about all of the animals in the zoo so that you can learn about each one. You can take a ride on the Falcon Ridge Express trackless train! The students will enjoy cutting it loose on the playground, jumping in the corn box, and climbing on the hay fort.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Science

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $6.50 per student
    $6.00 per adult

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Jenny Weatherford
    jweatherford@k12.com

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/28PHD7W
    RSVME by October 3, 2014

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Oct10

    The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Arrive and Pay By: 12:00-12:15 am EST
    Tour Begins:  12:30 a.m.                                           Ends: 3:30 p.m.

    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Arrive and Pay By:  11:00- 11:15 am CST
    Tour Begins:        11:30 a.m.                                        Ends: 2:30 p.m.

     

    ADDRESS:

    919 Broadway,
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615-244-3340
    www.fristcenter.org

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    The Frist Center is a museum for the visual arts in downtown Nashville. The goal of the museum is to inspire people through art and to help look at the world in new ways. We will take a tour of the museum starting at 11:30  am CST so please arrive and pay at the Visitor Service desk BEFORE 11:15. We will divide into two smaller groups at 11:30 am CST; one group is a self-guided tour of the exhibitions and the other group will explore ArtQuest. After about an hour our groups will switch and explore the other area. After your two mini-tours you are free to explore the museum as you wish with your family and other TNVA families.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    The Frist Center is a great example of local, worldwide, historical, and current pieces of art. It allows families to explore moving and permanent exhibits throughout as well as the Martin ArtQuest Gallery located within the museum. This Gallery is a family friendly place to explore art within 30 interactive stations.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS(parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    Visitors 18 and under- FREE
    Adults- $10.00
    An iPod Audio Tour is available to purchase for $3.00

    Please be aware if you park behind the museum there is a charge for parking. If you get your ticket Validated then the following applies to parking:
    - First ½ hour is $1.00
    - Second ½ hour is $1.00
    - Additional hour is $1.00
    - Maximum: $8.00

    There are other parking lots in the area but the Frist Center does not validate for those and cannot control the cost of those lots.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Alexandra Mindel
    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVMe LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/33C5D85
    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP AND PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

     

  • Oct10

    Lucky Ladd Farm

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:00 p.m.
    Please be there between 9:30-9:45 central time to sign in and pay.

    Address: 

    Lucky Ladd Farms is conveniently located just south of Nashville, half-way between Franklin and Murfreesboro

    4374 Rocky Glade Road - Eagleville, TN 37060

    (615) 274-3786

    http://luckyladdfarm.com

    Outing Description:

    Full of fun and learning experiences, this tour includes:

    •  Farm Animal Encounters Tour
    • Heart-Pumping Playground Fun
    • Wilderness Wagon Ride
    • Educational Program: Fossils on the farm
    • Pumpkin Picking at the Pumpkin Patch

    Educational Connection

    Study marine life fossils discovered on the farm. Learn the connection between these organisms and their environment as they existed in the past. Learn about the fossil formation process and match fossils with images of extinct sea creatures

    Cost: $8.00 / person and includes a pumpkin

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name:

    Suzanne Sutton

    RSVME Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMZBDWK

    Permission Slip http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.

    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Oct10

    Chattanooga Zoo

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 1:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 12:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    301 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404
    (423) 697-1319
    http://www.chattzoo.org

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Come join us as we explore fun and exotic animals close to home at the Chattanooga Zoo!  Get face-to-face with the Zoo’s famous chimpanzees. The Gombe Forest features two waterfalls, a vine-draped indoor viewing area and outside play yard.  Take a walk on the wild side and explore the immense rainforest of Latin America, where you’ll see the amazing dexterity of spider monkeys and the mysterious prowl of jaguars, the largest cats in the Americas. On your journey through the Himalayan Mountains of Asia, you’ll see highly endangered snow leopards, playful Hanuman Langurs, and adorable red pandas.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    The Chattanooga Zoo is a great hands-on opportunity to learn more about science, nature, and world geography.

    COST AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    Child Group Rate $4
    Adult Group Rate $6
    *In order to receive the group rate you must arrive to the zoo by 10am and pay cash.*
    If you arrive after 10am you will pay the regular admission fee of $5.95 per child and $8.95 per adult.
    Free Parking
    Food can be purchased at the zoo or bring a packed lunch to eat outside of the zoo
    Comfortable shoes and clothing recommended

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Noelle Coleman

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    SIGN UP LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GDTJNL6
    Sign up by September 26th, 2014
    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:


    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:


    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf


    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child.

  • Oct10

    Amazin Acres of Fun

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 1:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 12:00 p.m.

     

    Amazin’ Acres of Fun
    2857 Old Kentucky Rd. N.
    Sparta, TN  38583

    Phone:
    931-761-2971
    931-808-4051

    http://www.amazinacres.com/

     

    Fall Farm Adventures includes 4 corn mazes, pumpkin patch, new rainbow jumper, and 25 other ag-tivities that are educational and fun! Lessons come to life as the class participates in agricultural activities and pioneer day experiences on our authentic working farm.  All of our ag-tivities are hands-on, educational, and fun! Our field trips are designed to meet the educational objectives for Tennessee State Curriculum Standards and Common Core Standards.

    Our tour will begin at 9:30 CST, but we ask that you arrive by 9:15 to sign in. We will stay together as a group for some activities, such as butter making and honey bee/worm observations. Other activities you can explore at your leisure.  Each student will be able to pick one of the $1 pumpkins with paid admission. If you want to pick a bigger pumpkin you can pay the difference.

    $7.65 per person (student, adults and siblings)

    Children 2 and under are free

    **You must bring EXACT change. We will collect money at the sign in table and pay as a group. If you arrive after 9:30 you may have to pay the full price admission rate. **

    Dress appropriately for the weather (layers are recommended).  We also recommend that you wear closed toed shoes or sneakers and comfortable clothing for the best experience.

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name:

    Jilene Bennett

    http://www.rsvme.com/wsb.dll/18635/20140612095007248.htm

    Please respond by October 3rd

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    Permission Slip:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Oct13-17

    Fall Break

  • Oct23

    ACT Explore Test - 8th Grade Students Only

     

    Locations and test times will be announced.

  • Nov3-4

    Teacher Inservice - Student Holiday

  • Nov26-28

    Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Dec12

    Franklin Family Entertainment Center

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    1200 Lakeview Drive
    Franklin, TN 37062
    615-790-2695
    http://www.jaymarfec.com/

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Let’s celebrate the end of the semester! We want to come together and have a little fun bowling at the Franklin Family Entertainment Center. We will also be having a gingerbread man competition. You do not have to participate but we would LOVE for you to bring a gingerbread man and use your imagination as much as you can in your creation! 

    If you do bring an entry into our gingerbread man contest, please bring a note card with your student’s name so we know who the gingerbread entry belongs to.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    The Franklin Family Entertainment Center can be used as an opportunity to practice subtraction (money for games, tokens for games), comparing numbers (bowling scores), and voting when we vote for our favorite gingerbread man with our ballots.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS: (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Alexandra Mindel
    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CLLH6QM

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Dec12

    Jackson Bowling and Skating Family Fun Center

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  2:00 p.m.                                           Ends: 3:30 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:    1:00 p.m.                                       Ends: 2:30 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    Jackson Bowling and Skating Family Fun Center
    59 Bowling Dr.
    Jackson, TN 38305
    731-668-2695
    http://www.jacksonbowling.com/

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Come and enjoy a fun time bowling with your fellow TNVA teachers and classmates! The price includes 1 ½ hrs of bowling, your shoes and a drink.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.)

    $8.00

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Jenny Weatherford
    jweatherford@k12.com

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2ST2PHW
    RSVME by December 5, 2014

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Dec12

    Hands On! Regional Museum (Tri - Cities)

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  9:30 a.m.                                           Ends: 11:30 a.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     8:30 a.m.                                        Ends: 10:30 a.m.

    315 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601
    (423) 928-6509
    http://handsonmuseum.org/

    Hands On! Regional Museum features over 20 fun, interactive exhibits for all ages with an emphasis on science and health.  Students will rotate in small groups around the different areas of the museum.  In each rotation area, they will receive a program led by Discovery Guide staff and have time for organized free play.

    Educational Connection: All programs are tied to the Tennessee State Curriculum standards.

    Cost: 

    Adults & Children (age 3+) $6.00   Families with memberships pay the same price.  No discounts/passes apply.   **You must bring EXACT change. We will collect money at the sign-in table and pay as a group. If you arrive after 9:30, you may have to pay the full price admission rate.  Doors open at 9:00.** 
    Targeted for pre-k thru 5th grade, however, older students have been known to enjoy and learn, too!  Museum store sells items from $0.50 to $10.  Museum activities are on 2 floors.  There is a slide (for children) and stairs, but no elevators.  Strollers allowed, but keep in mind the stairs.  2-hour street parking and local 2-hour parking garage.

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name:

    Carol Linsenbigler and John Roberts

    RSVME Link

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17l2RDewjpLXoHBddpfMkCyHINeG_ajs2ucyJids9G0A/viewform?usp=send_form
    RSVP by Friday December 5th, 2014.

    Permission Slip: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Dec12

    Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles (Murfreesboro)

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 1:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 12:00 p.m.
    Please be there between 9:30-9:45 central time to sign in and pay.

    450 Butler Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37127
    615-890-3999
    http://www.ltadepot.com/

    Outing Description
      2 hours of bowling and one game of laser tag for $12.00
    They have an arcade and bumper cars at additional cost. They also serve food.

    Cost: $12.00

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name:

    Suzanne Sutton

    RSVME Link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MN25V56

    Permission Slip: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.
    .

     

  • Dec12

    Premiere Theater

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  TBA closer to date
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:  TBA closer to date

    ADDRESS:

    Premiere Theater
    Address: 137 Pleasant Grove Rd, McDonald, TN 37353
    Phone:(423) 473-0041
    Website: http://www.uecmovies.com/theatres/details/1002

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Lights, camera, action! Come join the Chattanooga area TNVA crew to watch the computer-animated Disney film Big Hero 6!
    Movie Summary: With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).

    Take a look at the trailer for the movie:
    http://video.disney.com/watch/disney-s-big-hero-6-teaser-trailer-4f8fc7b76327da636ee97e78

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Literature and Technology: Big Hero 6 is a team of fictional comic book superheroes appearing in Marvel Comics. Big Hero 6 will be the first Marvel-based production from Disney's animation division.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $6.25

    Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to sign in and secure your tickets and refreshments for the movie.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Sabrina Joyner-Lynn
    Email: sjoyner-lynn@k12.com
    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WVRKC2C

    Please RSVME by December 8th.
    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Dec12

    Jump Jam (Knoxville)

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 12:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 11:00 p.m.

    11201 Threadstone Lane
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    865.240.0633

    http://www.jumpjam.us/contact.aspx

    Come beat the winter blues and jump the day away at Jump Jam. Please join us for a jumping good time of community building and physical education. Please arrive at 10:00 am EST/ 09:00 am CST to get checked in. We will begin our jump session at 10:30 am EST/ 09:30 am CST. Please see the following important details from the Jump Jam staff.
    o Guests without a printed waiver will not be allowed to jump. https://jumpjam.pfestore.com/waiver/
    o -Jumpers jump barefoot.
    o -We cannot change start times or extend jump times so please arrive on time.

    $10.00 per person for 1 ½ hours of jump time. $8.00 for siblings ages 3-5 (not enrolled in TNVA) and children 2 and under jump free with a paid admission. There is no charge for watching your student jump. 

    You must have exact change. We have to pay in one transaction in order to get a group rate.

    Please make sure you wear comfortable clothing.

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name Brooke Byrd and Emily Smallcomb

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME Link
    RSVME by https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AzVAxQ5WbKhaMeLr8wkEa2ay8de9aQ6dChz2S4U2r_4/viewform?usp=send_form

    RSVP by Friday December 5th, 2014.

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    Permission Slip
    Photo Release http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf
    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Dec12

    Pink Palace Museum (Memphis)

    Time

    Eastern Standard Time
    TBA
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    TBA

    Complete Address

    3050 Central Ave.
    Memphis, TN 38111
    901-636-2362
    http://www.memphismuseums.org/

    Outing Description
      Exhibit and Imax Movie Experience

    Name of Exhibit and Movie-TBA when museum calendar is set for the upcoming school year.

    Cost

    Prices are subject to change- Will be set in September

    6.75 for all adults and children

    Free for children age 3 and under

    Exact Amount Needed/ Cash Only
    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name Traci Steward

    Robin Long-Carter


    RSVME Link
     https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kjdMC9mqLpnQcLEqIGCLcgpe-EtjYZSMfZmTeTCaRLg/viewform?usp=send_form

    RSVME by: TBA

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.
    Permission Slip

     http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Dec19

    Half Day for Students

  • Dec22-2

    Winter Break

  • Jan5

    Teacher Inservice - Student Holiday

  • Jan6-7

    Teacher Inservice - Students Work in OLS

  • Jan12

    Semester 1 Report Cards Issued

  • Jan19

    MLK, Jr. Holiday

  • Feb16

    President’s Day Holiday

  • Feb23-27

    Writing Assessment - February 23-27, 2015

    Locations and test times will be announced at a later date.

  • Mar13

    Edwin Warner Park Nature Center - Nashville

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    7311 Highway 100
    Nashville, TN 37221
    615-352-6299

    http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Nature-Centers-and-Natural-Areas/Warner-Park-Nature-Center.aspx

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Edwin Warner Park Nature Center will provide us a place to explore nature and learn about nature in our area of TN. The Nature Center will have maps to explore the grounds and we will be able to explore their indoor exhibits.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    The trip to the Nature Center will allow us a chance to use our maps skills to explore the grounds with maps provided by the center. It will also allow us the opportunity to learn about nature in our local area and the chance to learn about what environments, animals, habitats, and resources we have right in our back yard.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.)

    Free

    Please bring blankets, lunch, outdoor play items (frisbee, ball, hoola hoops, card, etc) and water if you are planning to hike or walk the trails.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Alexandra Mindel

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CLQSQ3B

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

  • Mar13

    Safari Park

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.                                       Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    Tennessee Safari Park
    637 Conley Rd.
    Alamo, TN 38001
    (731) 696-4423
    http://tennesseesafaripark.com/index.html

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Come explore the Tennessee Safari Park! Tennessee Safari Park has become one of the mid-south's most popular destinations. With more than 1000 animals representing over 100 rare and endangered species, the Tennessee Safari Park demonstrates the importance of the preservation of wildlife though conservation and education.
    Come face to face with deer, antelope, wildebeest, ostrich, emu, bison (seasonally) and many more animals as you travel along our 2.5 mile drive thru safari.
    Explore different habitats of exotic birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals in our walk thru zoo area.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Science

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $8 for kids
    $10 for parents

    *Cash or check only
    *Bring a sack lunch
    *This will take place outdoors, so make sure to check the weather and dress appropriately.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Jenny Weatherford
    jweatherford@k12.com

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K6RX3KL
    RSVME by March 6

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP AND PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf
    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

  • Mar13

    Wilderness Station - Murfreesboro

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:30 a.m.                                           Ends: 1:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:30 a.m.                                        Ends: 12:00 p.m.
    Please be there between 9:30-9:45 Central Time to sign in and pay.

    ADDRESS:

    301 Volunteer Rd.
    Murfreesboro, TN 3129

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Students will be split into grade level groups for two of the following activities:

    • Owl Pellets
    • Nature Walk
    • Reptiles and Amphibians

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Science

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $8.00 Per Student

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Suzanne Sutton
    Heather Sentell

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VGF7W2N
    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Mar13

    Chattanooga Nature Center

    Eastern Daylight Time
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.      Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    Address: 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
    Phone: (423) 821-1160
    Website: www.chattanooganaturecenter.org
    Meet on the picnic rocks in the middle of the parking lot
    Link for Map: http://tinyurl.com/cnc-directions1
    Sign-ins start at 9:30
    10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Cherokee Childhood & Wildlife Wanderland Tour
    1:00 p.m. Optional Self-Guided Tour of 300 acre Arboretum (You may go on your own to explore)

    OUTING DESCRIPTION

    Cherokee Childhood
    Students experience life as Native American children of long ago by participating in games, stories and household chores from the past.  They collect natural objects to make a “medicine bag,” prepare food with stone tools, and visit a Cherokee Chief's cabin.

    Wildlife Wanderland Tour
    Students will tour the Wildlife Wanderland, Boardwalk, and Discovery Forest Treehouse.  Different animals will be seen throughout the tour.

    Optional Self-Guided Tour of 300 acre Arboretum
    You may explore the 300 acre Arboretum on your own without a guide.  There is a 3 mile driving/walking trail.

    Educational Connection: History & Science

    Cost:

    $8.00 Per Student
    $10.00 Per Adult
    $7.00 Per sibling not participating (ages 4 and up)
    Kids 3 and under are free
    Please respond no later than February 19, 2015. If you sign up after this date, you will only be able to participate in the self-guided tour of the 300 acre Arboretum.
    Free Parking
    Students must wear closed toe shoes, No crocs, No flip flops
    Program is wheelchair and stroller accessible

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Lanie McDaniel

    RSVME Link:   

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NVJ8PRV
    Please respond no later than February 19, 2015
    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    Permission Slip :  http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
    Photo Release : http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Mar13

    Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  9:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 12:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     8:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 11:00 p.m.

    Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
    88 River Road
    Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    865-430-8808

    http://www.ripleyaquariums.com/gatlinburg/

    Come explore all of the different areas at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  You can experiences a Tropical Rain Forest, Coral Reef, Shark Lagoon, Stingray Bay, The Penguin Playhouse and much more!

    $8.00 per person age 2 and up (adults, students and siblings) Under 2 is free. 
    CASH ONLY AND EXACT CHANGE for admission.  If you have a Season Pass please let them know when you sign in.

    You will have to pay full admission prices if you are not signed in by 9:45 with the TNVA staff. We have to make one group payment to receive the discount.

    Parking Cost: If you chose to park in the garage behind Ripley’s Aquarium the price is $1.50 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. The parking garage has a $6 maximum parking charge. The parking garage is cash only. You may also chose to park at the Visitor’s Center and ride the trolley. The Aquarium does not have its own parking lot.

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name Amy Cordell and Jilene Bennett

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    http://www.rsvme.com/wsb.dll/18635/20140610083044800.htm

    RSVP by March 6th

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    Permission Slip
    Photo Release http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

  • Mar13

    Incredible Pizza - Memphis

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  12:30 p.m.                                           Ends: 2:30 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:    11:30 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:30 p.m.

    1245 N. Germantown Pkwy.
    Cordova, TN 38016
    (901) 462-0024

    http://www.incrediblepizza.com

    Incredible Pizza is a place where the whole family can have a blast! There is an all you can eat buffet (Pizza, salad, pasta, and desert) and unlimited drinks. They have games and activities for both kids and adults in their indoor facility. Their Fairgrounds area has more than 100 arcade and carnival-style games. All our games are G-rated at the Memphis, Tennessee location.

    Pizza is not only a favorite food of many but it can also be used for mathematical demonstrations.  Pizza is normally cut into slices, this is a great way to either introduce or review parts, wholes, and fractions. Counting the different ingredients that are used while making and on top of the pizza is also a great way to enhance mathematical skills.

    Kids 3 and under FREE
    Kids 4-11 -------$5.45
    Kids 12 and up (Adults included) $7.65

    *****Cash only****** (Game cards are not included, however blank cards will be dispersed for you to load as you please)

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name Robin Long-Carter
    Traci Steward

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME Link  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCRNXZV

    Permission Slip
    Photo Release http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf
    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • Mar16-20

    Spring Break

  • Apr3

    Good Friday Holiday

  • Apr27-1

    TCAP Achievement Testing - April 27 - May 1, 2015

    Locations and test times will be announced.

  • May15

    TN State Museum

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    505 Deaderick St.
    Nashville, TN 37243

    615-741-2692

    http://www.tnmuseum.org/

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    The TN State Museum is a free museum that will give us the chance to see permanent exhibits, traveling exhibits, and the opportunity to learn more about our state and about its history. Permanent exhibits include: First Tennesseans, Antebellum, Frontier, Civil War Reconstruction, Age of Jackson, and the New South. There will also be a chance to visit the Military Branch Museum and the traveling exhibits which we will update closer to the date of our outing.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    We will have the opportunity to learn about our state with exhibits like First Tennesseans, Antebellum, Frontier, Civil War Reconstruction, Age of Jackson, and the New South. There will also be traveling exhibits to explore during our time and visit.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    Museum- Free

    Parking- have to pay for parking

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Alexandra Mindel

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CLXTJQ3

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • May15

    Discovery Park of America

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 12:30 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.                                       Ends: 11:30 p.m.
    *This is the time we will have our guided tour. You will probably want to plan on staying after this, because there are tons of other things to see! The guided tour will not cover everything at the park. Your wristband will be good for the entire day.  The park closes at
    5 p.m. CST.

    ADDRESS:

    Discovery Park of America
    830 Everett Blvd
    Union City, TN  38281
    (731) 885-5455


    http://www.discoveryparkofamerica.com/

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Discovery Park of America offers visitors a world-class educational and entertainment experience with more than 70,000 SF of exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history, and art.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    Science, History, Technology, and Art.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc):

    $10
    *Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. CST. This will allow us time to get checked in and our guided tour will begin right at 10:00a.m. CST.
    *There is a café on sight that you can eat lunch at. Another option is you may leave for lunch and come back. The park does not allow you to bring a lunch inside.
    *The activities will be indoors and outdoors, please dress accordingly.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Jenny Weatherford
    jweatherford@k12.com

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:  

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YP7GHJG

    RSVME by May 8

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    Permission Slip http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.

    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

     

  • May15

    WJ Freeman Park - Memphis

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  9:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 11:30 a.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     10:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 12:30 p.m.

    ADDRESS:

    WJ Freeman Park
    2629 Bartlett Boulevard, Bartlett TN 38134

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    It’s the end of the school year, what’s May without a FIELD DAY!!! WJ Freeman Park is very family friendly .There is a walking trail as well as acres of field to hold events.  Like last year, games and activities will be provided for students to participate in.  So come and join us at our final outing of the year.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    The cost is FREE! 
    Parking will not be a problem and I advise student to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing.
    Also, if you wish to bring water, juices, lunch, etc… please do so.  There is a Pavilion located on the grounds just in case you choose to eat there

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Robin Long-Carter
    Traci Steward

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WNC79FF

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

  • May15

    Cannonsburgh Village and Mr. Bond the Science Guy

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  8:00 a.m.                                           Ends: 11:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 12:00 p.m.
    Please be there about 8:45 central time to sign in and pay.

    ADDRESS:

    312 S. Front St. Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    615-890-0355
    http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/cannonsburgh_village

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    We will do a walking tour of Cannonsburgh, the original name for Murfreesboro. Cannonsburg is a reconstructed Southern village with a gristmill, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, log home, church, general store, and a working blacksmith's shop that serve as reminders of life in pioneer times. After the walking tour,  we will come together to see Mr. Bond the Science Guy conduct some hands-on science experiments.

    EDUCATIONAL CONNECTION:

    History and Science

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    $8.00

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

    Suzanne Sutton
    Heather Sentell

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME LINK:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V3H8LHC


    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    PERMISSION SLIP:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    PHOTO RELEASE:

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

  • May15

    Coolidge Park

    TIME:

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  11:00
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:  10:00

    ADDRESS:

    150 River Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37405
    Phone:(423) 643-6056
    http://www.chattanoogafun.com/members/coolidge-park-2192

    OUTING DESCRIPTION:

    Come celebrate the end of the school year with the Chattanooga area TNVA crew!  Bring a picnic lunch and meet us on the lawn in the park. Be sure to bring a bathing suit if you plan to also play in the water fountains.

    Coolidge Park, located on the Chattanooga’s North Shore, is one place where you can overlook the beautiful Tennessee River, play in an interactive water fountain, stroll across the world’s largest pedestrian bridge-the Walnut Street Bridge, test your skills at rock climbing, picnic with your family in plenty of open green spaces, admire a military memorial and even ride a tiger on the 100-year old restored antique carousel. Coolidge Park is adjacent to local entertainment, art galleries, shops, and restaurants and serves as a venue for numerous concerts, festivals and special events. It is also part of the Tennessee Riverwalk, a 15-mile long public greenway that runs along the Tennessee River – from the Southern Belle Riverboat to Chickamauga Dam. In 2006 The Peace Grove was added to Coolidge Park. It is a circular landscape of trees planted to represent each of Chattanooga’s Sister Cities and celebrate the city’s global friendships around the world.

    COST AND CONSIDERATIONS (parking, clothing, age appropriateness, etc.):

    None
    Coolidge Park Antique Carousel is only $1.00 to ride.
    Parking: Rates are as follows: 2 hrs. $1.00 4 hrs. $2.00 All day. $3.00 Payment is automated.

    SPONSORING TEACHER(S) NAME:

     

    Registration Survey Link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KVKKRXY

    Permission Slip: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • May15

    Cumberland Caverns- McMinnville, TN

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  10:30 a.m.                                           Ends: 2:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     9:30 a.m.                                        Ends: 1:00 p.m.

    Cumberland Caverns
    1437 Cumberland Caverns Road
    McMinnville, TN 37110
    (931) 668-4396 

    Website: http://www.cumberlandcaverns.com/default.htm

    This outing is for all grade levels. We will be going on a fully guided tour of a lighted, developed area of Cumberland Caverns where the students will learn about the fascinating geology, unique history and wildlife that inhabits the cave. We will also be eating a picnic lunch in the Volcano Room of the cave. After our tour, students will each receive a bag of gems and minerals. Students will go to the fossil and gem mining sluice to find what is hidden in their bag.

    Our tour time is 10:00 CST. We need everyone to arrive by 9:30 CST to allow time to sign in, collect payments, and gather lunches so we can begin our tour on time.

    50-60 minute tour of the cavern
    30 minute lunch
    15 minute walking time to and from cave
    30-60 minutes of panning for gems or fossils

    Cumberland Caverns offers unique educational programs designed to both excite and inform students about the wonders of the underground. Each program includes a fully guided tour of a lighted developed area of Cumberland Caverns where students will learn about the fascinating geology, unique history and wildlife that inhabits the cave.

    In order to receive the school discount prices, we must pay with one payment. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:30 CST with EXACT CHANGE (dollars and coins) ready. The teachers sponsoring the outing will collect the money and make the payment for the group. If you arrive late or after we make the payment for the group, you may not be able to go on the tour with us.

    • For your safety, PLEASE wear good walking shoes.
    • You will need to bring your own picnic lunch to this outing. The Cavern staff will collect our lunches before the tour and have them ready for us in the Volcano Room.

    Students (K-8): $10.97
    Adults: $13.17
    Children birth-4: Free tour and $6.57 if they would like a gem bag too

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name:

    Jilene Bennett

    RSVME Link:

    http://www.rsvme.com/wsb.dll/18635/20140612155628013.htm

     

    Please sign up by May 8th.

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    Permission Slip: http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release:  http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.
    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

     

  • May15

    Land Between the Lakes (Clarksville)

    Time

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  12:00 p.m.                                           Ends: 3:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     11:00 a.m.                                        Ends: 2:00 p.m.

    Land Between The Lakes
    National Recreation Area
    100 Van Morgan Drive
    Golden Pond, KY 42211
    Phone: 270-924-2000
    The Nature Station is located north of the Golden Pond Visitor Center. Travel north on The Trace about 8 miles, turn on Mulberry Flat Road and travel another 5 miles.
    Nature Station GPS Coordinates:
    N 36° 54' 5.56" W 88° 2' 10.31"

    http://www.lbl.org/

    We will be meeting for a picnic and to sign in at 11am CST.
    At 12pm CST we will start our guided tour of the Nature Station. You'll find a variety of natural experiences-from the indoor discovery center to the live wildlife of Backyard exhibits.
    The tour will last roughly 2 hours.

    Educational Connection:

    Animals (birds, mammals, insects, etc.)
    Varying habitats (woodlands, wetlands, and meadows)

    $3/person for students and adults. Children under 4 are free.
    Please bring CASH as we are collecting the admission fee at sign in and are required to all pay together.

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name

    Rebekah Chapman rchapman@tnva.org

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME Link
    RSVME by http://bit.ly/1hOCFOe

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf
    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.

    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • May15

    Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo (Knoxville)

    Time

    Eastern Standard Time
    Begins:  1:00 p.m.                                          Ends: 3:00 p.m.
    Central Standard Time (1 hour behind EST)
    Begins:     12:00 p.m.                                       Ends: 2:00 p.m.

    1430 Hurley Drive,

    Sevierville, TN 37862

    865.428.4091
    http://www.rfadventures.com/index.htm

    Outing Description
      Let’s end this year with a bang! Come explore and learn about all the adventures the Rainforest has to offer.

    Educational Connection

    Students will learn about Rainforest animals and habitats.

    Cost

     Ages 2 and under: Free

    Ages 3-12: $4.39

    Ages 12 and up: $7.68

    *Exact change only please.
    *Check in is 30 minutes prior (12:30 est).  You must be checked in by 1:00 est to get the group rate.
    *Some exhibits are outdoors; please check the weather and dress accordingly.

    Sponsoring Teacher(s) Name

    Brooke Byrd and Emily Smallcomb

    Do you still have questions about this outing? If so, please send a k-mail with your questions to this teacher that is sponsoring the outing.

    RSVME Link

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n5ehe_tOVQCmjhRHRn1UFn1p-GqI7WoF8T5NAPkKMhE/viewform?usp=send_form

    NO exceptions to this date. Many facilities like to know the number expected in advance. Thank you.

    Permission Slip

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Liability-Release-Form.pdf

    Photo Release

    http://www.k12.com/sites/default/files/pdf/school-docs/Niche-Photo-and-Story-Release-Jan2010.pdf

    Please print these, complete them, and bring them to the outing.


    Important: Guardian MUST stay with student at all times. Students may NOT be dropped off at beginning of outing and picked up at the end. TNVA is not responsible for the supervision of your child. Thank you.

  • May21

    Teacher Inservice - Student Holiday

  • May22

    Last Day of School - Student Half Day

  • May27

    Final Report Cards Issued