Randy Thompson, Principal
Tommy Elliott, Assistant Principal
Debbie Kinard, Assistant Principal
Barbara King, Assistant Principal
Melissa Garrone, Assistant Principal
100 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
1910-2010
‣Enriched Academics & College Preparatory Program
‣School within-a-school design
‣Optional Program – Grades 1 - 8
‣Safe and supportive learning environment
‣Active and involved parents & community
‣Exceptional extracurricular activities
‣Preparing the WHOLE child:
ACADEMICALLY
ARTISTICALLY
SOCIALLY
EMOTIONALLY
PHYSICALLY
‣Dedicated, Highly Qualified Faculty and Staff
‣10 National Board Certified Teachers
‣ A Century of Excellence in Education
‣ Strong Parent & Community Involvement
‣PTA
‣Snowden Foundation
‣Snazz Up Snowden
‣CommUnity @ Snowden
‣Snowden PTA Website
‣Collaboration with Rhodes College
‣TEAM APPROACH helps build strong,
caring relationships
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Extensive Course Offerings
◦ Enriched English, math, science and social studies for qualifying Optional
students
◦ Foreign Languages (Spanish, French)
◦ Fine Arts
◦ Exploratory (Creative Writing, Facing History, PE, Computer Technology)
◦ High school credit classes for qualifying students (Algebra I, Physical
Science, Spanish I, French I)
◦ CLUE offered in 1st – 8th grades for qualifying gifted and talented students
 Grade 6 - 8 CLUE Language Arts
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Technology
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Collaboration with Rhodes College
◦ Computer labs and mobile laptop carts
◦ Smart Boards, Interactive CPS systems
◦ School-wide wireless internet access
OUTSTANDING GUIDANCE TEAM
‣ Bridge to Middle School
‣ New Student Summer Orientation
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PAWS
No Bullying Policy
Kindness Counts
Peer Mediation
Career Fairs PK – 8th
Mentoring
Team Approach
Green Dogs B.A.R.K.
GRADES 1 - 5
GRADES 6 - 8
ENRICHED ACADEMICS
 READING/CLUE
 MATH
 LANGUAGE ARTS
 SCIENCE
 SOCIAL STUDIES
COLLEGE PREP
 LANGUAGE ARTS
 MATH
 SCIENCE
 SOCIAL STUDIES
 6TH GRADE – READING
 High School Credit Courses
ENCORE
 CREATIVE WRITING
 LIBRARY
 SPANISH
 ART
 PE
 ORFF MUSIC
ELECTIVES
 BAND
 CHOIR
 PIANO
 ART
 ORCHESTRA
 SPANISH/FRENCH
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
BAND
CHOIR
ORCHESTRA
PIANO
SPANISH
FRENCH
ART
Student Leadership Team
National Junior
Honor Society
Beta Club
Peer Mediation
BOYS AND GIRLS
GOLF AND TRACK
VOLLEYBALL
AND
FOOTBALL
SOFTBALL AND
BASEBALL
BOYS AND GIRLS
SOCCER &
BASKETBALL
Flag Corps
Ladies with Purpose
Art
Club
Debate Team
Chess Club
Mighty Sound of Midtown
Marching and
Cheerleaders and POM
Jazz Band
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Bridge Builders
Destination Imagination
M Squared Enrichment Program
Duke University Talent Identification Program
Spelling Bee
Science Fair
Geography Bee
Writing and Speech Contests
Facing History
Reflections Contest
Accelerated Reader
Stanford Math
Stanford LAW
Study Island
Math Lab
Grades 1 and 2
Completed Application
Required to take Optional Schools’ admittance tests
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Students tested for first grade must have minimum score of 80-percent
mastery in February through April and 90-percent mastery in May
through August.
Students tested for second grade must score at or above the 70th
percentile in total reading AND total math on the admittance test.
Satisfactory process skills
Meet or exceed standards in academic and support subjects
Meet or exceed expectations in conduct on the most recent
report card
Satisfactory attendance
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A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to class and/or
early dismissals is considered unsatisfactory.
Grades 3 through 8
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Must score at above the 70th percentile on the
Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics
subtests or equivalents on the TCAP or current
nationally normed achievement test
No more than one C as a semester average in all
subjects on latest comprehensive report card
Satisfactory grades in conduct, work habits, and
attendance (including promptness to school)
Satisfactory progress in nonacademic subjects
Satisfactory attendance
‣ A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to
class, and/or early dismissals is considered
unsatisfactory.
2009-2010
Grade Level
2011-2012
Grade Level
Reading/LA
Scale Score
Math
Scale Score
Grade 3
Grade 5
770 and up
771 and up
Grade 4
Grade 6
769 and up
770 and up
Grade 5
Grade 7
770 and up
770 and up
Grade 6
Grade 8
770 and up
770 and up
If you live in the Snowden District:
•Parents of students who are in-district and
qualify for our Optional Program need to complete
the application and submit all proper
documentation to Snowden School
1. Completed application
2. Copy of most recent report card
3. Copy of 2010 TCAP scores
4. Verification of address (3 proofs)
•In-district parents do not need to go through the
application process or the in-person application
process at the Board of Education
If you do not live in the Snowden district and want to
apply online:
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To submit an online application, the student must currently
attend a Memphis City School in grades one through eleven.
Students attending Campus School or a charter school cannot
apply online.
Parents of eligible students for the online application process
can pick up a bar-coded “ticket” application January 24th from
6:30 am to 5:30 pm and January 25th from 7:30 am until 5:00
pm at the Board of Education.
If you have a bar-coded application, you can submit an
application online by going to the Optional Schools website
and it will provide you with a receipt.
If you complete the online application, you do not need to
return to the Board of Education on January 28th.
In order to use the bar-coded application online, the online
submission must occur prior to January 28th at 5:00 pm.
If you do not live in the Snowden District
and want to apply in person:
•You may submit an application in person if you do not have web access or you
prefer not to submit an application online.
•You must apply in person if you choose to have your child privately tested or
use a test other than the 2010 TCAP Achievement Test results.
•You must apply in person or by mail if your student is currently a non-Memphis
City Schools student (i.e. county, private, independent or parochial), attends
Campus School or a charter school.
1. Pick up bar-coded application at the BOE January 24th from 6:30 am
until 5:30 pm or January 25 – 27th 7:30 am -5:00 pm
2. Bring completed application with all proper documentation to the BOE
between 6:30 am and 5 pm.
3. After January 28th, applications may be submitted to the Optional Office.
However, bar-coded “ticket” applications may not be used
after 5:00 pm on January 28th.
Applying by Mail
Applications for Optional Schools with proper documentation
attached may be mailed to:
Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics
Memphis City Schools
Board of Education
2597 Avery Avenue, Room 106
Memphis, TN 38112
Applications received in the mail will be processed at the end
of the work day. Bar-coded applications may be mailed but
must be received by January 28th at 5:00 pm. Bar-coded
applications will be processed in numerical order, with the
last four digits of the bar code number holding your place in
line.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first served
basis using the following procedures:
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Sibling Preference for Memphis City qualified students with
siblings in the same Optional Program who are
maintaining the Optional requirements. A sibling is a
brother or sister who lives at the same address.
Memphis City qualified students
Optional students who currently reside in the county and
are currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools
County qualified siblings
County qualified students
Tennessee qualified students
Out-of-state qualified students
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Completed Optional Application
Current 2010-2011 Comprehensive Report
Card
Copy of last year’s 2010 Achievement Test
scores
Proof of residence for in-district students
School and District Contacts
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Snowden Optional Coordinator
Paula Raines
416-6115
Snowden Principal
Randy Thompson
416-4621
Optional Office
Linda Sklar, Director
416-5338
CLUE
Dr. Yelvington, Supervisor
416-0159
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