The Memphis Public Libraries summer camp applications are live on the  website. The Summer Camps are a main banner on the website that links directly to all of our summer camp applications. Along with the applications, there is a link to a FAQ that will pretty much answer all questions pertaining to the camps.



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SCS 2015-2016 Calendar

(PDF Version) Calendar for 2015-2016

Parents: As you all are making decisions of where to send your children this next school year, and the year after that, and so on … research and learn the facts for yourself. Yes, there is a lot going on in education. No, there are no perfect schools, or districts, or teachers for that matter. Just like there aren’t any perfect children or just people period. Use your resources. Talk to your educator friends – not the bitter and miserable ones who don’t see the hope in ANYthing. Watch them closely. Their LIVES are miserable. Talk to those who recognize the need and own UP to the challenges. Those who are working withIN the system to change it for the better (Freddie Brooks, A Different World, 1993). Attend town hall meetings. Attend PARENT meetings. VOTE. Make your requests and concerns known. There are a lot of laws that are federal in nature that your state and city/county have no control over. The same at the state level that the districts/cities/counties have no control over.

Of course, we will all do what is best for our children. Be sure it is because it is best for the CHILD and not because you don’t like one rule, one teacher, two kids in another class, the lunch menu on Thursdays, etc. There is SO much that happens behind the scenes that all stakeholders have the right to know, but, just doesn’t for whatever reason. It’s public domain … it really is. You’d be surprised the JEWELS in a lot of the schools in your city, but, because of hearsay or stereotypes, you’ll never know that that one teacher (jewel) or principal (another jewel) had the background, skills, fortitude, compassion, and just that right connection needed to reach YOUR child.

This comes from a personal and professional place. I’m not sure why I went here. LOL. I just started typing. I love both of my children’s schools and I’ve had [minimal] challenges with both. But they both work best for my two. I work what I know and have to make sure they get what they need to be successful – challenges and all. Challenges are normal and are signs of growth and/or change and development. WE make the rest happen.

Love, Lucy – A Teacher Mommy

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis – High School Scholarships 2014

Available Scholarships

The Community Foundation invites you to explore scholarship opportunities to help you achieve through education.

In 2014-15, the Community Foundation is offering 17 scholarships, most for graduating high school seniors who intend to enroll in a two- or four-year program at an accredited institution. Scholarships that are open to other students are noted (*). Most available scholarships fall in the $1,000-$2,000 range, and often several are awarded in each category.

Most applications are due April 1, 2014 with the exception of the Don Poier Memorial Scholarship, which is dueMarch 3, 2014. All applications should be submitted by mail to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

We suggest you read the Frequently Asked Questions before completing an application.

Please email Grants and Initiatives Associate Vanessa Langston or call her at (901) 722-0032 for more information.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust will offer three $5,000 diversity scholarships in 2014 to minority undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in the field of health care. Applications are due by February 28, 2014. Learn more.

For students attending specific high schools

Donors have created scholarship opportunities for students who attend the following high schools: Bolton, Booker T. Washington, Central, East, Fayette County public schools, Frayser, Kirby, Melrose, Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, Overton, Raleigh-Egypt, and Whitehaven. Please read each description carefully to determine your eligibility.

For students pursuing specific areas of study

We offer opportunities for students majoring in certain academic areas including music performance, broadcasting, journalism, math, science, engineering, and family or consumer science.

Other opportunities

There are several other scholarships open to students who fit certain criteria. These include opportunities for service-minded students, NAACP ACT-SO participants, students whose parents have disabilities, LeMoyne-Owen College students, young mothers, and parishioners at certain churches. Please explore each option to determine if you are eligible.

Funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis will offer a residential summer session June 8-21 to let high school students explore STEM fields – the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics – to help them envision studying those subjects in college. The STEM Academy is open to students who will be high school sophomores and juniors in fall 2014.Chosen from Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools, the students will live on campus in U of M residence halls during the two-week session. Housing, meals, and all activities will be paid for by the grant.

To be selected, students must have successfully completed Algebra I. They also must have finished the ninth grade and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. A letter of recommendation is required from a teacher or staff member at an applicant’s high school. 

Space is limited in this competitive program. The application deadline is April 18.







This is a Municipal Districts Shared Services position that assists the Purchasing Supervisor with the accurate accounting of materials and assets received and distributed through the purchasing warehouse.

Major responsibilities:

  • Serves as a receptionist, greets visitors courteously and directs them to the appropriate person
  • Answers incoming calls and responds appropriately to requests for information
  • Enters stock to be received on
  • Enters requisitions on
  • Posts school charges on
  • Processes purchase orders and distributes to appropriate departments
  • Prepares bids for mailing
  • Contacts vendors for updated information in order to maintain vendor files
  • Maintains correspondence, requisitions and other related documents and files according to the system used in the warehouse operation.


High School Diploma or equivalent and at least three (3) years of successful clerical experience, working knowledge of the APECS purchasing system.

Special Requirements

Proficient use of microcomputers to include word-processing, spreadsheet and data base applications, knowledge of basic office procedures and equipment, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels.

Miscellaneous Information

This position requires a valid driver’s license and working knowledge of office equipment and software. Work will occur in a non-smoking environment. EOE.


Status Open
Category Clerical / Secretarial
Job ID
Salary Starting Salary is $40,000 per year with full benefits including retirement, social security, health, dental, vision and life insurance.


Apply here!

Shelby County Schools will be holding a series of public meetings to get feedback from the community on proposed rezoning plans for the 2014-15 school year.  The proposals were first introduced to the Board of Education during its Work Session on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The first meeting will be held on Monday, February 24 at E.E. Jeter Elementary School.