Welcome to the Sevier County School System! We understand that as a school district we must make every effort to challenge each child to achieve to his or her greatest potential. It is essential that parents, educators and the community work together to prepare Sevier County's children for a bright future. We hope you find this website a useful resource in our partnership to prepare students to be college and career ready. We have included links to each of our schools as well as information about curriculum standards, instructional programs, and other various resources that we hope you will find useful.
District News & Information
TNReady Testing Information
The Tennessee Department of Education recently informed school districts across Tennessee that, due to technical difficulties with the online testing platform, TNReady (or TCAP) will be administered via paper and pencil (both Part I and Part II) during the 2015-2016 school year. New dates for testing will be released as soon as a new testing schedule is communicated from the Tennessee Department of Education. In the meantime, teachers and staff of the Sevier County School System will continue to provide instruction designed to promote academic achievement which will ultimately result in preparing students for testing - this time in a paper-pencil format.
Please remember that TNReady is designed to assess student understanding and problem-solving abilities, not just basic memorization skills. Regardless of the method of assessment, this newly designed test will provide schools, teachers, and parents with valuable information about college and career readiness.
As always, we need to make each day count while awaiting new testing schedules and information about the transition to paper-pencil testing. Our main focus will remain on STUDENT LEARNING! If you have questions or concerns about TNReady (or TCAP), please contact your child's teacher.
Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on March 4, 2016. As part of the Education Improvement Act of 1992, a kindergarten experience is mandatory in the state of Tennessee. Children must be five (5) years of age on or before August 15, 2016 in order to be eligible for kindergarten.
Parents should pick up a registration packet at the school the child will be attending on or after January 8, 2016. This packet contains all the information and directions needed in order to register your child for kindergarten.
Completed registration packets must be returned on Friday, March 4, 2016, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to the school in which the child will be enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year. If inclement weather occurs and school is closed, registration will be rescheduled.
Sevier County School System Announces Teacher of the Year Selections
The Teacher of the Year program is designed to recognize and honor outstanding teachers in Tennessee. A district selection committee of professional colleagues chose the following teachers as 2015-2016 Teachers of the Year. These teachers will represent Sevier County at the district and state levels, competing for the 2016 Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
Secondary Teacher (9-12)
Kari Garrison - Pigeon Forge High School
Middle Grades Teacher (5-8)
Sara Rawlinson - Northview Junior Academy
Primary Grades Teacher (PreK-4)
Michelle Oliver - Seymour Intermediate School