NBC News will feature schools in CMS this week in its week-long look at education. The school system, which is currently looking into closing schools and reassigning students–possibly from Mint Hill Middle School–sent out a letter to employees last week. It will showcase Sterling Elementary as a Turnaround School.

Dear CMS Employees,

We are very proud to announce that CMS will be featured this week in the national news! Millions across the country will get to see the great work CMS is doing.

National NBC crews have been all over CMS the past two weeks, filming segments for ‘Education Nation’, a week-long look at public education in America.

Tryon Hills Pre-K Center was the setting for NBC’s look into the importance of early education. The crew observed two classes, then spoke with teachers about the positive influence of a Pre-K foundation.

This past week, an NBC crew got a first-hand look into the life of Sterling Elementary fourth-grader Jevón Dixon. While at Sterling, NBC interviewed some of the outstanding teachers who are making a difference in the lives of our students. Sterling has been noted as an excellent example of a Turnaround School and recently hosted a round table discussion with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Jevón’s day at Sterling will be featured Sunday, Sept. 26, on the Today Show from 8-9 a.m., during NBC’s Town Hall meeting on MSNBC cable channel 50 at noon, and on NBC Nightly News at 6:30 p.m.

Tryon Hills’ students and teachers make their debut later in the week. At the time of this email, NBC was unable to confirm specific dates and times.

Please share this exciting news with your friends and family and be sure to tune in this week to see our wonderful staff and students.