1016 Woodlawn Drive ~ Byrdstown, TN 38549 ~ 931-864-3496

Thursday, April 19, 2012

TCAP Testing

TCAP Test week is approaching! Please Remember that students need to arrive ON time. The bell to begin school rings at 8:00am. Also, during the week of TCAP, breakfast will be FREE for ALL students who arrive at school in time to eat. There will also be snacks provided to the students during their breaks in testing.

Please remember that State Legislature says TCAP scores will count a part of your child's final grade for the year. For more information regarding testing you can visit the Tennessee Education Assessment website.

Here are some important tips for parents and students regarding the TCAP, for before, during, and after the test is taken:


  • Make sure their child gets a good nights rest and eats a healthy breakfast.
  • Parents should keep a positive attitude about tests, mark down test dates on your calendar so you and your child are aware of testing dates.
  • Make sure your child gets up early enough so he or she is on time.
  • It is also important for parents to talk with their child about tests to help reduce stress about test-taking.
  • Praise your child when he or she performs well on a test.
  • Encourage him or her to try harder if he or she doesn’t do well on a test.
  • Talk to your child's teacher to find out the areas they need the most help.
  • Designate a study time for your child without the distraction of TV, phone and other devices.


  • Arrive early on test day.
  • Be comfortable but alert.
  • Stay relaxed and confident.
  • When nerves take over, students should remember to take several slow, deep breaths and relax.

  • DO read and pay careful attention to all directions.
  • DO read each passage and accompanying questions.
  • DO read every possible answer.
  • DO skip difficult questions until all other questions have been answered. Return to unanswered items if time permits.
  • DO check your work. After completing the test, use any remaining time to check your answers.
  • DON’T expect to find a pattern in the positions of the correct answers.
  • DON’T make uneducated guesses. Try to get the correct answer by reasoning and eliminating wrong answers.
  • DON’Tspend too much time on any one question.
  • DON’T second guess yourself. Only change an answer if you are sure the first one you picked was wrong.

DO keep a good attitude and think positively!

These tips were taken from the Taylor Stratton Elementary Website.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Highschool Supports "PIG"

Ok, I know these are not K8 students...but they once were, and I have to share the support that they are showing toward Mr. Pig. In order to show this support, today students and staff dressed in Pig's signature color, orange. Anyone who knows Pig, knows he is one of the biggest University of Tennessee fans around. Pig we are all praying for you and thinking of you! Get Well Soon!!

Students Meet Titans' QB

Over the weekend, students from PC K8 and other students from the area traveled with the Tennessee Rush AAU basketball team to Franklin, Tennessee for their games. While there they met and had pictures made with Tennessee Titans Quaterback Matt Hasselbeck. Here are a few of the pictures....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Pickett County K-8
Kindergarten Pre-Registration

We will be registering upcoming Kindergarten students May 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2012. Registration dates are set up according to the first letter of the child's last name.

May 16th........ A-H
May 17th......... I-Q
May 18th........ R-Z


Registration will be from 8:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each of the three days. You should bring the following with you to register:
2. Child's original birth certificate (child has to be 5 years old by September 30th , 2012)
3. Child's immunization record and proof of medical exam for entrance into school. ** Note: There are new immunization requirements for Kindergarten
4. Child's social security number/card.
5. Custody papers, if appropriate.


**While at school your child will undergo a screening test, a speech/language screening, a vision screening, and a hearing screening. Plan for this process to take at least 45 minutes to complete.
**Parents, please note that at times during the screening process you will be asked not to accompany your child, you will be allowed to remain nearby, but not with the child. Please help prepare your child for this, so he/she will not be afraid.

All parents/children should come to the K8 office when arriving at school. If you have any questions or need further directions concerning pre-registration, please call 864-6565.

Teacher Gone Crazy???

In order to spare the students from the boredom of learning and to gain their attention, Mrs. Cleopatra showed up today for the 7th and 8th grade Science classes. With TCAP just 6 days away, she wanted to be sure the room was filled with excitement and awe!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mrs. Pam's Spring Pictures

A big thanks to all students that bought snapshots from Mrs. Pam on Thursday, April 5th!
Those snapshots should be back by Friday, April 13, 2012.
~Mrs. Pam~