The inaugural Back-to-School Celebration was hosted on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The Back-to-School Celebration is a two-part event that takes place at four Metro Nashville Public Schools. The celebration is an opportunity to distribute FREE school supplies to ALL MNPS teachers before the school year begins, as well as an opportunity to boost morale for the upcoming school year and host a city-wide school supply drive.
2019 Locations Included:
McGavock High School (3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214)
Eagle View Elementary School (1470 Eagle View Blvd., Antioch, TN 37013)
Bellevue Middle School (655 Colice-Jeanne Road, Nashville, TN 37221)
Creswell Middle School (3500 John Mallette Drive, Nashville, TN 37218)
From the community’s desire to show support for Nashville teachers, came PENCIL’s first… Back-to-School Teacher Celebration & Community Supply Drive
PENCIL is absolutely thrilled with the turnout of our inaugural celebration! PENCIL Partners, employees, and volunteers came together with Mayor Briley and Director of MNPS, Dr. Adrienne Battle, to celebrate the teachers who work hard every day to educate and protect the future of our community. Over 850 Metro Nashville public school teachers lined up at Bellevue Middle, Eagle View Elementary, I.T. Creswell and McGavock High School for a bag of goodies from local partners and the LP PENCIL Box. We played games, crafted, and enjoyed a lunch catered by local restaurants and wonderful supporters – without whom this event would not be possible!
A special THANK YOU to the PENCIL Partners, volunteers and donors who took this event to the next level. We had 26 generous partners, 52 fantastic volunteers and raised more than $2,700 worth of school supplies.
On behalf of PENCIL, thank you supporting our work and celebrating our wonderful teachers! Wishing all of the Metro Nashville community a great 2019 – 2020 school year!