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Henry Stampley 1970

December 8, 2008 by Joyce Anderson Crawford (Register to contact)

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Henry Stampley has written a book about
a journey through the adoption process of a severely abused child with disabilities. The book's title is A
Fragile Child's Cry - If you would like to read more about his experience and to purchase a copy, go to his blog and see the pictures and an excerpt of the book.


We are so proud of this alumni -- Go Henry

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Manassas High principal resigns after being accused of sexual misconduct  WREG NewsChannel 3

The local principal accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his office has resigned.

Manassas High School principal removed from role amid police investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The principal at Manassas High School in Memphis has been removed from his position as police investigate allegations of inappropriate ...

Manassas High principal on leave amid investigation into accusations of inappropriate behavior  WATN - Local 24

Manassas High School's principal has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Shots fired in front of Manassas High School  WMC

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shots were fired in front of Manassas High School on Friday morning. A bus driver told police that four male suspects in a Toyota Corolla ...

New details emerge after high school principal removed amid sexual misconduct investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

The principal at Manassas High School was removed from his position after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her inside the school.

Student shot with pellet gun at Manassas High School  WMC

A Manassas High School ROTC student was taken to LeBonheur Thursday, after being shot with a pellet gun at school.

Two teens, adult accused in gun incident at Manassas High  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 20-year-old and two 16-year-olds were taken into custody Monday after a school officer at Manassas High School said they refused to leave the property, and ...

Clarksville area high school football: Week 2 scoreboard  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

See all the Week 2 high school football scores from the Clarksville area and statewide.

Manassas High principal arrested charged with theft and forgery

Principal James Griffin was arrested Tuesday and charged with several counts of theft, forgery and official misconduct.

Chelsea Morning  Memphis Flyer

Sometimes I just drive around. It's a life-long habit. I'll look at a map and explore a random street from one end to the other, just to see what I can see.

Adult brothers arrested after gun spotted on Manassass High School campus  WREG NewsChannel 3

Two brothers were taken into custody after one of them was reportedly seen by an officer carrying a gun on the Manassass High School campus.

Manassas High resource officers allegedly attacked by woman looking to fight

A Memphis woman is behind bars after biting one school resource officer and punching another in the head.

Manassas High School principal faces long list of charges  WMC Action News 5

A Shelby County Schools principal is behind bars Wednesday morning.

VIDEO: High school volleyball team attacked by rival team after game  WREG NewsChannel 3

A volleyball game turned violent Thursday night after a match at Manassas High School, according to Memphis police.

Teachers’ union concerned about plan to move schools in, out of iZone  WREG NewsChannel 3

The Shelby County Schools board is considering a plan to put 12 struggling schools in the i-Zone improvement program next year, but some critics think it could ...

Longtime Memphian Bobby White out as official at state-run turnaround district  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Bobby White, a senior official in Tennessee's Achievement School district was ousted Thursday morning – the first major shakeup the district has seen under ...

Former elementary school teacher enters Alford plea on sexual exploitation of a minor charge  WREG NewsChannel 3

A former Cummings Elementary School teacher took a plea deal after being indicted on two counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.

TSSAA upholds Fairley High School’s post season ban  WREG NewsChannel 3

Fairley High School has lost an appeal to have their post season ban overturned.

Former Raleigh Egypt High teacher in court on sexual battery charges involving student  WREG NewsChannel 3

Christopher Walton stood in front of Judge Chris Craft in court Thursday morning.The teacher faces charges of sexual battery by an authority figure and ...

Student arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up’ Craigmont High School  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A warning circulating on Snapchat put Craigmont High School on high alert Thursday.

An embattled Memphis charter school has shut down. Here's where its students are going next.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Editor's note: Gateway University Charter School was ordered to shut down a year after a Chalkbeat investigation into the Memphis high school. Find other ...

SCS administrator hired by Tennessee school district, despite investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

DeAnna McClendon, the director of early childhood programs for Shelby County Schools who was under investigation by the district, has been hired as the head ...

Postseason ban lifted for one Memphis high school basketball team  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After principals of three Memphis high schools went to the state athletic association to appeal their schools' postseason bans, one of those ...

SCS coach indicted for sexual battery by authority figure  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County middle school basketball coach is now behind bars for sexual battery. WREG first told you about the crimes he's accused ...

Records show more than 200 text messages between accused former SCS teacher and student  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former teacher accused of sexual contact with a Trezevant High School student exchanged more than 200 text messages with the student ...

SCS officials meet with family of White Station high student who committed suicide  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools officials met with the family of a White Station High School student who took his life last week.

Manassas High's Story Part of Memphis' Story  Memphis Daily News

Alocal white businessman volunteers to lead a struggling inner-city football team to an undefeated season, yielding an Oscar-winning documentary film.

Shelby County Schools’ Early Childhood Programs director under investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A woman in charge of thousands of Shelby County students is off the job pending an investigation. All while trying to land another ...

Coleman and Allen to coach teams in 17th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game  WREG NewsChannel 3

Memphis, Tenn. – Carl Coleman and Johnny Allen, two of the top coaches in the Memphis area, will lead the teams in the 17th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl ...

Shelby County Schools reports more than 150 cases of teacher misconduct to state  WREG NewsChannel 3

Sexual assault, felony arrests, drugs, DUI — more than 150 Shelby County Schools teachers have faced suspension, termination or resigned over the past three ...

SCS to appeal postseason ban on four high school basketball teams  WREG NewsChannel 3

The ban against the four schools came after the four schools were involved in brawls on Jan. 25, where as many as 400 people were involved.

SCS: Cordova High coach resigns following allegations involving students  WREG NewsChannel 3

CORDOVA, Tenn. — A Cordova High School basketball coach has resigned following allegations involving students, Shelby County Schools confirmed.

Shelby County school board celebrates 'district-wide' growth during #WeAre901 tour  The Commercial Appeal

The Shelby County Schools board held its first ever #WeAre901 event Monday at five schools - Kingsbury Elementary, Memphis East High School, Douglass ...

Bellevue Middle coach under investigation for misconduct involving students  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County School officials have placed a middle school basketball coach on administrative leave at a midtown school. District officials ...

Parents complain about lack of permanent teachers at Southwind High  WREG NewsChannel 3

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Parents say it feels like there's a revolving door of teachers at one Shelby County school.

Shelby County school board approves $1B budget with teacher raises  WREG NewsChannel 3

The Shelby County Schools board approved a new budget for the upcoming school year Tuesday night.

Former Trezevant High teacher charged with sexual contact involving minor  WREG NewsChannel 3

A teacher at Power Center Academy in Memphis is on leave after she was arrested this week on charges of sexual contact with a minor.

Charges dropped against Collierville High athletic director, school district says  WREG NewsChannel 3

Domestic violence charges have been dropped against the Collierville High School assistant principal and athletic director.

Shelby County Schools recommends closing troubled charter  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County charter school could be closing after allegations that teachers falsified records and left students to teach themselves.

The "Undefeated" story of Manassas High School wins Oscar  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - The 2009 Tigers actually went 9-2 on the gridiron but the documentary based on that season can come home to Tennessee a winner.

Middle school coach accused of ‘tickling’ players, trying to pull their pants down  WREG NewsChannel 3

The documents identified the coach as Mario Taylor, a boys basketball coach at Bellevue Middle and teacher at Alton Elementary.

SCS: Bellevue Middle coach under investigation for allegations involving students  WREG NewsChannel 3

A Bellevue Middle School basketball coach has been placed on leave during following allegations involving students, Shelby County Schools said Friday.

Parents blame bullying for White Station student’s suicide, hope for change  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a White Station High School student who took his own life last week thinks their loved one was bullied, and they want to make ...

‘This could be a game changer’: SCS plan would close 28 schools, build 10 more  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson presented a plan to the school board Tuesday that would consolidate 28 schools, ...

Memphis principal using social media to read bedtime stories to students  WREG NewsChannel 3

Principal Archie Moss Jr. knows just how to bring the words on any page to life.

State says SCS waited months to notify them about teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A teacher being investigated for a sexual affair with a student landed another teaching job in the same city. Jasmine Edmond seems to have ...

SCS closes more schools Wednesday due to heating problems  WREG NewsChannel 3

More Shelby County schools shut down early Wednesday, because their heating systems weren't working.

Local principal uses social media to inspire kids to read  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County School principal is using social media to inspire kids to read, and he doesn't plan on stopping any time soon.

Former elementary school teacher indicted on sexual exploitation of a minor charges  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Nearly a year after WREG began looking into a South Memphis elementary school teacher, that teacher is off the job, indicted on two counts ...

In Memphis classrooms, the ghost of segregation lingers on  The Hechinger Report

Manassas High School is among a handful of schools in Memphis that have successfully piloted reforms based on the no excuses schools ideas.

Mom worried over White Station Middle fighting  WREG NewsChannel 3

A mother's concerns over fights at White Station Middle School is fueling questions about supervision, and she says she's now afraid to send her kids to school ...

Shelby County Schools giving out feminine hygiene products to every school  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Students at all Shelby County Schools will always have access to feminine hygiene products after officials found a big drop in attendance for ...

SCSO: Deputies investigating after adults get into fight while visiting Wooddale High  WREG NewsChannel 3

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office confirmed they are investigating after two adults got into a fight while visiting Wooddale High ...

Proposed changes at Winchester Elementary gives parents hope  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Changes are coming to an under-performing Shelby County elementary school, a school among the bottom five percent of elementary ...

Bolton High student arrested after bringing gun to school  WREG NewsChannel 3

A student at Bolton High School is in custody after authorities found a gun at the school, according to a voicemail sent by the school's principal to Bolton parents ...

Shelby County education director brings controversy from previous job  WREG NewsChannel 3

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Dr. Cedrick Gray was introduced as the Shelby County Director of Education last week. He has a long history of work in local ...

SCS giving another round of background checks to employees  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Security just got tighter at Shelby County Schools as hundreds of teachers and staff are getting background checks again. An email landed ...

5 things to know about Dorsey Hopson's expected resignation from Shelby County Schools  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is expected to announce his resignation from the district in a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, ...

High school football game closed to crowds due to threat of violence  WREG NewsChannel 3

Tensions were so high ahead of Friday night's football game between rivals Raleigh-Egypt and Craigmont high schools, Shelby County Schools closed the ...

Live updates: Memphis, Mid-South prep football playoffs  The Commercial Appeal

Current conditions: 41 precious degrees F, NNW winds at 3mph, 79% humidity, pressure of 30.31 inches and rising, dew point of 35 degrees. 4:47 PM - 09 Nov ...

Shelby County Schools board likely to name Dorsey Hopson's interim successor next week  The Commercial Appeal

Board members discussed Tuesday night the process and qualifications they envision for their interim school district leader.

Hopson was the 'right leader for a fragile time,' Memphians say. The city reflects on his five years at the helm of local schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Dorsey Hopson is leaving the district better than he found it, he told reporters in a crowded conference room on Tuesday as he announced his resignation.

Kirby High students finally return to class in shared spaces Monday  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The pest problem at Kirby High disrupts students at more than one school. "The teachers are here getting settled in. Getting ready," said ...

'F' is for Fraud  Memphis Daily News

Just before the winter break, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen had a lot of questions for the Shelby County Schools system. She had just ...

Disturbing behavior reported at Memphis high school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At 4 p.m. Thursday, parents of White Station High School students received a troubling robocall from Shelby County Schools informing them ...

SCS officials investigate school fight involving principal after video surfaces online  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A video that appears to show a Shelby County principal getting rough with a student has surfaced online.

SCS board votes to close Northside High School this year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Northside High School will not open this fall. The Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday night to close the school this year. This is a ...

Violent crime rate drops in 2018 in Memphis and Shelby County  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Both violent crimes and gun crimes decreased in Memphis and Shelby County in 2018 compared to 2017. According to data from the ...

Ex-city worker’s file sheds new light on body found in impound lot  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — We have new details about the discipline handed down by police after the body of a man sat unnoticed at the Memphis impound lot for 49 ...

Calkins Take 5: A coach, a crash, and a fraternity, still doing good  The Commercial Appeal

"Undefeated" coach Bill Courtney started a charity game in college -- two decades later, it's helping a former player.

Seven charter schools to close in Shelby County due to low performance  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Seven charter schools in Shelby County will be forced to close at the end of the school year after they made the state's list of Priority Schools ...

Kirby High School closed for pest treatment after rat, snake complaints  WREG NewsChannel 3

Kirby High School is closed Tuesday due to a pest infestation, Shelby County Schools said.

Kirby High School to close again Thursday due to ‘pest infestation’  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kirby High School will close again Thursday as the school deal with a pest infestation, Shelby County Schools announced. "Crews are ...

More Memphis area students are graduating high school. But what does that mean?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The number of students graduating from high schools in Shelby County and across the state has been rising for the last 10 years, but recent allegations of ...

Former Memphis high school basketball players, now 26, reunited at LeMoyne-Owen  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis natives Reshun Ellis and Anthony Green graduated from high school seven years ago. On Thursday night, they'll finally play at FedExForum.

Melrose High becomes the latest school targeted by vandals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jackie Cole, with the Class of 78, came to Melrose High School Thursday to present scholarships to two graduates of the class of 2018.

18-year-old laid to rest after being shot and killed 10 days after birthday  FOX13 Memphis

Friends and family gathered at Prince of Peace Baptist Church Saturday morning to say goodbye to 18-year-old Christopher Reed Jr.

Hopson to present proposal to close schools, build anew to shrink Shelby County Schools footprint  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson will present a proposal Tuesday to shrink the district's footprint, which could include closing dozens of ...

Kingsbury principal on leave as SCS investigates teachers' complaints  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Harassment, bullying and grade changes — the list of accusations keeps growing against Kingsbury High School Principal Terry Ross.

Law firm combing records, talking to teachers in school principal’s investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More complaints against Kingsbury High School's principal, already suspended for harassment and bullying allegations, are coming to light.

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigning Tuesday, sources say  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is announcing his resignation in a press conference Tuesday, according to three sources with ...

Former Trezevant High School employee speaks out about principal’s resignation letter

A former Trezevant High School employee is speaking out after he says he was targeted in former principal Ronnie Mackins' resignation letter.

Former MPD officer’s cases under review after federal indictment  WREG NewsChannel 3

The Shelby County District Attorney's office and other criminal defense attorneys are now reviewing every investigation former Memphis police officer Sam Blue ...

Inspectors find “life threatening” deficiencies at Serenity at Highland  WREG NewsChannel 3

Memphis, Tenn. -- WREG has learned exactly why a senior, high rise failed its second HUD inspection in two years.

SCS investigating Germantown High teacher accused of using racial slur in class  WREG NewsChannel 3

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A Germantown High School teacher is being investigated after administrators received reports he used the n-word in class.

Memphis public school splits students by gender, sees improvements

One public school in Memphis has been splitting up students by gender, and they say it's leading to better outcomes for students.

Police officer helps hungry children in South Memphis neighborhood where he grew up  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis police officer is spending thousands of dollars of his own money to help kids in the South Memphis neighborhood he grew up in.

Background of Kingsbury principal reveals history of complaints, previous suspension  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools confirmed Tuesday that Kingsbury High Principal Terry Ross is on administrative leave while an external ...

From superintendent to dad-in-chief: Hopson celebrated in last meeting as head of Shelby County Schools  The Commercial Appeal

Dorsey Hopson said he knew the meeting must be special because his mom was in attendance.

Hamilton High students walk out, demand answers on principal’s removal  WREG NewsChannel 3

Students at Hamilton High School walked out in protest Wednesday after the school's principal was removed following a grade discrepancy investigation.

New Oakshire principal has faced charges before  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A school administrator with prior charges in his background has been hired as the principal of Oakshire Elementary, Shelby County Schools ...

Two charter schools run by Herenton’s DuBois network to close  WREG NewsChannel 3

Two schools run by Willie Herenton's W.E.B. DuBois charter network are expected to close at the end of the school year, Shelby County Schools said Thursday.

Quick-thinking staff members save priest’s life when they administer CPR  WREG NewsChannel 3

The teacher says it all happened so quickly. And when a life is on the line, seconds matter most.

Police say missing ex-baseball player found, safe  WREG NewsChannel 3

An 88-year-old former baseball player and Memphis teacher has been missing for a week, police say.

Shelby County Schools buys North Memphis building for new headquarters  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools is now the owner of the old Bayer building on Jackson Avenue in North Memphis and plans on moving its personnel ...

Coaches using sports to save Memphis kids from the streets  FOX13 Memphis

A Memphis youth football team is coached by former gang members. It's not a script for a movie, although it could be.

Bobcat reportedly spotted several times near Hamilton High  WREG NewsChannel 3

The animal has been spotted several times along Cane Creek, which is concerning considering the creek runs right past Hamilton High School and the first day ...

Kingsbury High teachers say assistant principal ordering them to give grades students didn’t earn

Some teachers at a Shelby County high school say they're frustrated after receiving an email from the assistant principal asking them to give students grades ...

Hamilton High principal demoted, reassigned to teaching position  WREG NewsChannel 3

The principal of one of the schools connected to the recent grade changing controversy in Shelby County has been demoted.

Kirby High teacher indicted for sexual battery of a student

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Kirby High School teacher has been indicted on charges of sexual battery of a student. David Burnett, 33, taught audio-visual productions.

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