Rosebank Elementary School marked the completion of renovations with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 30. Students, staff and community members attended the event which included remarks by Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph, Principal Kellee Akers and Mayor David Briley, a performance by the Rosebank Rhapsodies and a tour of the building renovations.
Rosebank School originally opened in 1954 and served students in grades 1-8 from the Rosebank neighborhood. The original school mascot was a rocket which reflected the national focus on space exploration. The school sustained tornado damage in 1998 and then a building addition was needed to meet student enrollment needs. The school underwent a major renovation beginning May 2016 with staff and students staying on-site during the renovation process.
In 2017, Rosebank transitioned into a STEAM magnet school with an emphasis on integrated technology and biological sciences. Its instructional practices promote whole child development with an emphasis on integrated content and technology; cultural competency; and the 4Cs of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Rosebank students enjoy an environment that represents 21st-century expectations and learning opportunities celebrating a 64-year history in the East Nashville neighborhood.
(Photos Courtesy of MNPS and Mayor’s office)