School News – August 31

Greenwood program looking for tutors

The Oasis tutoring program at Greenwood Community Schools is recruiting new tutors.

The program offers adults older than 50 the chance to help students academically. No educational background is required; training is provided for all new tutors. Training will be in September for this school year.

The program provides a tutor for children who will meet at least one hour a week to provide academic assistance.

Information: 396-3751

Tutoring group looking for volunteers

A group that organizes tutors for Franklin community elementary schools and the intermediate school is recruiting volunteers.

The Study Connection matches adult volunteer Study Buddies with students in Grades 2 to 6 to help students achieve academic standards.

The program operates from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Webb Elementary School or 3 to 4 p.m. at Custer Baker Intermediate School on Wednesdays; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at all other elementary schools.

The Direct Connection program meets during the school day at Needham and Webb elementary schools for volunteers whose schedules make it difficult to meet after school.

A training session will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Northwood Elementary School.

Applicants must complete an application and pass a criminal background check before being accepted into the program.

The application is available online at or by calling the program director at 524-8544.

Cheerleading clinic planned in Franklin

Aspiring cheerleaders can attend a cheer clinic in September.

Franklin Community High School’s cheer clinic will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

The clinic is designed for girls ages 3 to 12. Cost is $25. The clinic is at Franklin Community High School field house, 2600 Cumberland Drive. The students will perform at the Sept. 11 football game.

Registration can be made at and by clicking on the athletics page.