WBIR is excited to continue its segment, Cool Schools, into the new year.
Your favorite 10News Today anchors, reporters and meteorologists will be live at a different school in East Tennessee every Wednesday highlighting what's "cool" about that school.
Each school is different and they each have something unique to them. So, let's find out what that is!
East Knox Elementary School
10news meteorologist Rebecca Sweet is joined by East Knox Elementary's Kindness Crew to talk about their favorite part of their cool school.
Inskip Elementary School
10news meteorologist Rebecca Sweet is live with Inskip Elementary Principal Lynn Jacomen to talk about their "One School, One Book" program.
Vonore Elementary School
10News reporter Yvonne Thomas visited Vonore Elementary on the last day of classes to talk to students about what makes their school so cool!
Sterchi Elementary School
10News meteorologist Rebecca Sweet is live with Sterchi Elementary Principal Lynn White to talk about World Kindness and everything that makes Sterchi Elementary so cool!
Clinton High School
10News reporter Leslie Ackerson joins Clinton High School Principal Dan Jenkins and the school's dragon mascot to show us how the school conducts temperature checks. They also discuss changes to this school year including starting the day with a positive song and a 1-hour lunch.
Union Grove Elementary School
10News Meteorologist Rebecca Sweet discusses COVID-19 precautions at Union Grove Elementary with Principal Kristy Brewer. Principal Brewer also shares exciting news that its STEM labs are now open to students.
Madisonville Intermediate School
10News Meteorologist Rebecca Sweet joins Madisonville Intermediate School Principal Stephanie Lane and her son Riley to discuss ways the school is adjusting to a school year unlike any other. Riley demonstrates how the school is using lanyards so that students can keep up with their face masks.
10News reporter Yvonne Thomas spoke with officials at Washburn School about what they've been doing since students left the classroom due to COVID-19. Some students created Flipgrid videos, and the school's news program went digital as teachers and students adapt to the new learning environment.
Heather Ritta Elementary School
10News anchor Heather Waliga visited Heather Ritta Elementary on Wednesday, March 4, to see what makes them so cool. It was Dr. Seuss day, and the kids made colorful, wacky "Thing-a-ma-jig" creations.
Willow Brook Elementary School
10News reporter Leslie Ackerson visited Willow Brook Elementary on Feb. 25, 2020, to see what makes them so cool. Kids learned key concepts for class through an unusual classroom activity: singing! Plus, students were hard at work in the library researching their characters for a historical musical.
10News anchor Heather Waliga visited Christenberry Elementary on Feb. 19, 2020, to see what makes them so cool. Students were busy building windmills and cranes and homes with LEGOs as part of its after-school program, LEGO Club. The program receives sponsorship through TVA. Students learn many new skills and have to present their projects at the end of the season.
Green Magnet Academy
10News reporter Leslie Ackerson visited Green Magnet Academy on Feb. 12, 2020, to see what makes them so cool. Students are creating solutions to help their community fight food insecurity. Students work daily to advance their STEM skills using virtual reality, 3D printing, and much more.
10News reporter and anchor Heather Waliga visited Carpenters Elementary School on Feb. 5, where she found more than a hundred students excited to show her what was so cool about their school. They showed her about their STEM projects, which involved building miniature robots and what it's like when they practice for an upcoming musical.
Jones Cove Elementary
10News reporter and anchor Leslie Ackerson went to see what makes Jones Cove Elementary so cool on Jan. 29, 2020. While she was there, some students were firing arrows as part of an archery program at the school. It gives students an opportunity to be a part of a team and learn how to focus on a target, regardless of their athletic ability.
A.L. Lotts Elementary School
10News reporter and anchor Leslie Ackerson went to see what makes A.L. Lotts Elementary so cool on Jan. 15, 2020. Some students were in the gym doing some critical thinking while others were playing with clay!
Holston Middle School
10News reporter and anchor Leslie Ackerson went to see what makes Holston Middle School so cool on Jan. 22, 2020. Principal Lutton gave a tour of the welcoming and colorful office and entryway. Ms. Dodson showed off the Hurricane Station, a place where students can redeem points earned for good behavior and hard work for neat items. To cap it all off, the jazz band and show choir gave a little performance!
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