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Education Corner: A quick word from Russellville City Schools

FRANKLIN LIVING—When I first came to Russellville, there were many things I admired about this system and about this area, but one of the things that impressed me most was the community and its support for the schools. 

Now that school is back in session, our fall sports season is in full swing, and no doubt the stands at Golden Tiger Stadium will be filled with community members cheering for and supporting our student athletes, band members and cheerleaders. 

We can’t stress enough how much this support means to our students when they can look out and see a community that stands behind them – and this is true of each sport or extracurricular activity our students participate in or each achievement that is made. 

When there’s an athletic event, a band concert, a drama production, a fundraiser or an accomplishment to celebrate, our community never fails to show up. Besides being encouraging for our students, it also shows them the importance of being involved in their community, showing kindness, supporting and helping others and the important role our schools play in our area. 

As the superintendent, I want to thank the Russellville community for their continuous support, and I look forward to seeing you all this school year at our students’ events. 

As always, it’s GREAT to be a Golden Tiger!

Heath Grimes is the superintendent of Russellville City Schools. He and his wife Amy have three daughters: Leah, Halle and Erin.