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The place to go for all the latest happenings at our school.

Parades of Joy

We've been doing parades on Fridays for our older residents who have been a little more isolated than the rest of us. We think they have enjoyed the visits! We've had various themes each week during the shut in, and one of the parades fell on "Christmas in April"!...

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Eric Carle at the Frist Art Museum

Eric Carle (b. 1929) is one of the most acclaimed and beloved illustrators of our time. The creator of more than 70 books, Carle combines winsome stories and colorful forms that appeal to young readers and adults alike. His signature artistic technique is collage,...

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Read Across America Week

We have had Pajama Day, Crazy Hair Day, Twin Day, Favorite Team Day and more! We had some special guests Wednesday! Volunteers from the Lelia Anderson Circle came and read to main campus students then treated students to books, goodies and cupcakes! It was such a...

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Prom 2020

This is how you do a socially distanced prom! When you have to cancel spring break, and all of your outings, you find a way to get dressed up and dance in a socially responsible way! So grateful to KDS staff for making this possible for the students and to our awesome...

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Sensory Playground Update

We'd like to thank Ryan Storey who works in turf management and Tim Benecort of Lowe's for donating materials and their time to prep the area and install artificial turf underneath the chalk wall on the CFA sensory playground. That area tends to stay muddy after rain,...

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Tennessee Farmers and Ranchers

The Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee contacted us about doing a service and learning project at our school. We love gardening, so we happily accepted their offer. The committee built two raised gardening beds, taught two classes on garden care and...

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Special Olympics Summer Games

The State Summer Games is the largest event on the calendar with over 2,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and family members attending. Festivities kicked off on Friday, May 15th with the Law Enforcement Torch Run starting at 5:30 p.m. on Lipscomb University’s Campus....

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SO Winter Games

We sent a large group to Ober Gatlinburg for skiing, snowboarding and ice skating! This year, the group got to see some real snow on top of the man-made snow--how exciting! The group had a delicious BBQ meal out on the town and visited The Comedy Barn. They also had...

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CFA Classroom Structure

The classrooms at our Center for Autism have been restructured to provide a quieter, less disruptive work environment. Each set of adjoining classrooms now serve as one larger classroom with one side being for work and one side for leisure. The new setup limits...

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Best Buddies Prom

We recently had the opportunity to send a small group of young adults to the Best Buddies Prom at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Thanks Columbia Academy Best Buddies for being our plus...

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