Centennial Celebration

As ETSU continues to celebrate its Centennial, we are very excited to announce a special service project in which all University School students can participate.  When ETSU began 100 years ago as a Normal School, its major focus was teaching and service.  As we celebrate, we would like to continue the focus of service.  We invite you to encourage all students to participate in the Clemmer College of Education Service Marathon that will be held September 9 through October 5.  During this time period, we are asking each student to do at least one hour of service at home, in his/her neighborhood, at a community agency, a non-profit organization, etc.  We are asking students (or parents) to complete the attached log sheet, sign it, and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher by October 5, 2011.

During our Kick-off event for the Service Marathon, each student received a blue and gold ETSU Centennial wristband.  Please remind your child(ren) to wear the wristband and other ETSU or USchool clothing when they are out performing their service activities.  Our goal is to have 100% participation, so we hope everyone will join us as we celebrate ETSU’s 100th birthday.



If you have questions, or need additional information, feel free to contact any of the following persons:  Ms. Kim Allison, Ms. Jessica Bragg, Ms. Terri Knight, Dr. Doyle Brinson, or


Printable Information/Log Sheets: Information/Activity Picture Sheet       Elementary/Middle School Log      

                                                       Hgh School Community Service Log     BookReading Record Sheet


Photos and Musical Video from University School Kick-off Celebration..... 



A special Centennial Song was written and composed by Dr. and Mrs. Borden, and
Mr. and Mrs. Bragg

University School Centennial Song



Here in this place we stand upon our storied past
And from this height we see a future that will last.
One hundred years ago a legacy begun,
Now future teachers have a place to teach and learn.
East Tennessee State Normal School
Was the first name on the door.
Seven grades and just four teachers,
Soon it would grow and add many more.
Garden of growth, vessel of learning;
One hundred years, still strong today;
Proud of our University School,
Proud as its people lead the way.
Here in this place we stand upon our storied past
And from this height we see a future that will last.


Music was provided by USchool Singers/Chorus, accompanied by our Instrumental Ensemble