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Grahamwood is Poised to Achieve Excellence Yet Again!

Grahamwood Elementary School is already off to what will undoubtedly prove to be another exceptional year! We still own the Tennessee Department of Education’s highest academic ranking for a school: Level 5. That makes Grahamwood a Level 5 school five out of the last six years!

Grahamwood Elementary, thanks largely to kindergarten teacher Lisa Jorgensen, has moved from the Farms to Schools program to a new school community cooperative-based gardening program called the Dragon Greens Gardens. Check it out at: or on Facebook at: Dragon Greens at Grahamwood.

Grahamwood Elementary is indebted to the Scouting and Cub Scout Pack 200 for its long and productive history at Grahamwood Elementary School. They regularly assist the school at Open Houses and Parent Nights plus provide help whenever and wherever needed. This local Boy Scout group holds regular meetings at St. Stephen’s on the corner of Graham and Macon. For more information, please contact Ken Allen at:

CLUE and our new PreK CLUE classes have begun. Grahamwood has about 350 CLUE students taught by 7 full time CLUE teachers. Finally, our faculty spent a day of learning at The Orpheum Theater. The end result is cutting edge instructional practices being implemented that incorporate visual and performance art into lessons.

Garden educators from the Kitchen Community came out last week to work with the students to plant the fall seeds and plants in Grahamwood's Learning Garden. Kale, carrots, Swiss chard, collard greens, peas and radishes have been planted. They need watering frequently with the sun and heat these days.

If you have a third, fourth or fifth grade student and would like to commit to being on a garden team, please contact "Garden Champion" Lisa Jorgensen. Text: 901-483-1262 or home email:

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