ACADEMIC & EVENTS CALENDAR

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
  • TCAP Achievement - Grades 3-8; April 27-May1, 2015
  • TCAP Social Studies/US History Assessment - Grades 3-8; May 4-8, 2015

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

  • May7-8

    TCAP Social Studies/US History Assessment; May 7-8, 2015; Grades 3-8

    Grades 3-8 only

    Locations and test times have been announced.

    Please check your k-mail for details and to confirm your child's attendance.

    Please confirm your child's attendance by Friday, April 24, 2015

  • May15

    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:     11:00 a.m. CST                                        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:

    Erin Gentry

    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:

    bitly.com/edwinwarnerparkouting
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gjYqUQswNB4TEL_WOVbvSIsPKtRzWUEpSMI0pjbXnP4/viewform

    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 for all kids

    $13.95 for all adults


    *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.):

    $10.00

    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): $10.98
    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

    Sarah Langdon

    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 

    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

    You must RSVP no later than Friday, May 8, 2015.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n9sOwYFDC9btWzyAXPkSs-BKI_O7SdP0C11xnTiWrWk/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