Community Calendar

Board of Education to Meet

Oct 6, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Board of Education Building

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Building. A Work Session will be held prior to the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

The agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on School Board Policy 2.704 (1st reading)

Consider and act on School Board Policy 2.8051 (2nd reading)

Discuss and consider Board Members pay increase

Consider and act on Pay Increase for Mowing Crew from $8.76 to $10.00 per hour

Take action on a Student Disciplinary Hearing Appeal

Personnel Report

Committee and School Reports.

Any other business that may properly come before the Board

The consent agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on 2016-17 Safe Schools Grant

Consider and act on Dual Enrollment Agreement between Motlow State Community College and DeKalb County High School

Consider and act on DeKalb Middle and DeKalb West Jr. Beta attending TN State Beta Convention, November 20-22, at Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, Nashville.

Consider and act on 2016 LEA Compliance Report

Consider approval for Board Members to attend the TSBA Leadership Conference November 4-7 at Gaylord Opryland Convention Center

Consider and act on CTE Textbook Selection Committee 2016-17

DeKalb West School October Events

Oct 3, 2016
DeKalb West School

DeKalb West School October Events

Oct. 3rd- Read Night 3-5

Oct.3rd- PLC's 3rd-5th

Oct. 4th- Read Night 3-5

Oct. 5th- Faculty Meeting

Oct. 6th- Read Night 3-5

Oct.6th- RTI meetings (ALL DAY)

Oct. 7th- PTO "Run for the Dogs" 8:00 am-10:45 am

Oct. 7th- Limo Ride (Fundraiser Reward) Lunch at Pizza Hut

Oct. 7th- End of the 1st Nine Weeks

Smithville Mayor and Aldermen to Meet

Oct 3, 2016
6:00 p.m.
City Hall

The Smithville Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular monthly session Monday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The agenda is as follows:

•Update on construction of the Holmes Creek Bridge replacement.

•Report on the West Main Street manhole /sewer project.

•Police Chief Mark Collins to give a departmental report.

•Report on current water/sewer rate study.

Any other business brought properly before the Board.

DCHS Baseball Alumni Game

Nov 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.
DCHS Baseball Field

A DeKalb County High School Baseball Alumni Game is set for Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the DeKalb County Baseball Field. All former DeKalb County baseball players come out and showcase your baseball skills. Meet current players and coaches; and prove to your former teammates, family, and friends you haven’t lost a step. The field will be open for batting practice and 8:00am and the game will begin at 9:30a.m. Please spread the word to any former players that may be interested. Lunch will be provided after. Bring baseball glove, pants, and cleats. If you are interested please contact Coach Kefauver via email:

Turkey Trot Walkathon-Benefiting The Back Pack Program

Nov 12, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Green Book Park

Come join us for Coordinated School Health's 1st Annual Turkey Trot Walkathon on November 12, 2016 at Green Brook Park. Registration starts at 9:00am. Walkathon starts at 10:00am and ends at 11:30am. Prizes will be given to top finishers in each age category. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for a donation to The Back Pack Program. There will be snacks, games, and face painting. Come out and enjoy a fun way to get the whole family involved in some physical activity and help out a great cause! For more information, please contact Elise Driver at 615-215-2118.

Smithville Elementary Events for October

Oct 5, 2016
Smithville Elementary

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for October 2016

Wednesday October 5
-PreK Field Trip to Amazin' Acres (all 5 classes)
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday October 6
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Friday October 7
Last day to turn in Box Tops for Education for the fall deadline

Monday October 10-Friday October 21
Fall Break

Tuesday October 25
-7:00 a.m. In School Banking
-Report Cards go home

Wednesday October 26
-Holiday Pictures-these are PREPAID and information will be sent home prior to picture day about how to order
-Fall Portrait Remakes
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday October 27
3:00pm – 6:00pm Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday October 31
-Book Character Dress-Up Day
-1:15pm – 2:15pm Fall Parties

DeKalb County Retired Teachers Meeting

Oct 6, 2016
11:30 a.m.
Smithville Church of Christ Annex

The DeKalb County Retired Teachers will meet Thursday, October 6 at the Smithville Church of Christ Annex, 520 Dry Creek Road at 11:30 a.m.. Guest speakers will be candidates for the Tennessee House 40th District and Tennessee House 46th District representing DeKalb County. All retired teachers residing in DeKalb County are invited to attend and ask questions to the candidates. All members are encouraged to bring a dessert to share. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

13th Annual Habitat Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale Set for October 28

Sep 28, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Courthouse Square

It’ll soon be chili time and time for you to again support a great cause and decide who makes the best chili in DeKalb County! Come out and cast your vote on Friday, October 28 on the Courthouse Square when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 13th Annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale.

Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the north side of the Courthouse on the Smithville Town Square. In case of rain, the Chili Cook-off will be held at the County Complex.

Make a donation to Habitat and eat all the chili you want from all the teams and vote for your favorite. Enjoy delicious baked goods too! Volunteers needed to provide baked goods. Take out available.

All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.

Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Puckett Pryor at 615- 597-7370.

GOP Fall Picnic and Rally Set for October 8

Oct 8, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Green Brook Park

The Dekalb County Republican Party will be hosting a FREE Fall Picnic and Get Out the Vote Rally at Green Brook Park on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 11:00AM-12:30PM. All DeKalb County residents are invited to come and share in fellowship and hear from our Republican candidates and campaigns. Representatives from the Trump/Pence campaign as well as Congressman Diane Black, Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, and Representative Mark Pody have all been invited to attend and speak. Local elected Republicans will also be recognized.

Early Voting runs from October 19-November 3 and Election Day is November 8. Voter registration will be available. Again, this is a free event and open to all residents of Dekalb County. For more information, go to our Facebook Page at Dekalb County Republican Party.

FREE Medicare Help Available

Oct 24, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Liberty Senior Center

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017 begins October 15. For those who are eligible to sign up for Medicare or have questions about making changes to their Medicare health plans and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, free, un-biased Medicare information and counseling is available through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability.

SHIP/SMP will be at the Liberty Senior Center Monday, October 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. To schedule an appointment, call 615-536-5422 Monday through Thursday.

Open enrollment for the coming year runs from October 15 to December 7. During this time, currently enrolled Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans. The staff at UCAAAD, a division of Upper Cumberland Development District, and volunteers are trained to provide free, un-biased counseling and advice for those seeking assistance with making changes to their Medicare plans.

It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current plans to the 2016 coverage options, which will be released on October 1, 2015. UCAAAD staff helps those seeking assistance with plan comparisons without selling anything and can be reached at the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.

Throughout open enrollment, UCAAAD staff and volunteers will also be offering Medicare counseling at locations throughout the Upper Cumberland. A full list of appointment times and locations can be found at or at www.facebook/ucddconnect or by calling the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.


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