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HCS Continued Tech Support Hotline: The district has launched a Tech Hotline for families and staff that need assistance with technology. The hotline will be open Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Callers can leave a message outside of those hours that will be returned by a staff member. The Tech Hotline number is (423) 493-0350.
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HCS Continued Help Hotline: To aid families during the school closure, the district has created the HCS Continued Help Hotline. Families can call 423-498-5437. For our speaking Spanish families, please dial: 423-498-6744.
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Senior Video Feature - Karissa Luckey, Tyner Academy
To celebrate the Class of 2020, Video Features for Hamilton County Schools will highlight a senior from each learning community in May. The spotlight today is on Karissa Luckey, a 2020 senior at Tyner Academy in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community.
May 28
CHI Memorial awards first Future Ready Institute Scholarship at Hixson High
CHI Memorial awarded its first scholarship as a partner in the Future Ready Institute at Hixson High to Suhani Patel, a senior in the healthcare program. The scholarship was established by CHI Memorial for a student in the CHI Memorial Institute of Healthcare and Medical Careers at Hixson High. The student had to meet academic criteria, complete an application, and an essay.
May 27
Hunter Middle seventh-grader wins Best in State for water conservation video
Water is an essential element that every living thing needs to survive, and a seventh-grader at Hunter Middle School produced an award-winning video to help conserve the precious resource. Ella Davis, a seventh-grader this past school year at Hunter Middle, won Best in State in the World of 7 Billion contest. Davis took top honors in Tennessee with her video titled “Preserving Clean and Safe Water.” She produced the video as part of a class project for gifted students in Angie Hentz’s class at Hunter Middle.
May 27
Book of the Week Summer Reading Video
With another school year ending and summer here, it is time to pick up your favorite book and celebrate reading all summer long. The librarians of Hamilton County Schools have partnered with the Chattanooga Public Library to produce a fun-filled summer reading video to encourage students to keep reading.
May 27
Construction setbacks delay the new school opening in Harrison, but plans move forward for the school communities coming together
The new STEAM designated Harrison community school is opening for the 2020-2021 school year, but it will be at two campuses initially due to construction delays at the new school site. Construction has been delayed at the new school in Harrison due to rain, the pandemic, and other setbacks this spring.
May 26
Four New Principals Named for Next School Year
Four new principals have been selected to lead schools for the 2020-2021 School year in Hamilton County Schools. The schools getting new leaders are Allen Elementary, East Brainerd Elementary, Daisy Elementary, and Red Bank Middle School. Three of the new school leaders are familiar faces in Hamilton County Schools. Two are stepping up to accept new assignments in the district as the school system prepares for challenges we face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating tornado that impacted the eastern part of our county.
May 22
Center for Creative Arts senior named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar
Maggie Wilkinson, a senior at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA), is one of 161 high school seniors in the country named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The U.S. Presidential Scholars award is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Seniors selected exemplify academic excellence, leadership qualities, and community service. The distinction is presented on behalf of the President of the United States to seniors of high potential each year.
May 22
Senior Video Feature - Levi Jones, Soddy Daisy High School
To celebrate the Class of 2020, Senior Video Features for Hamilton County Schools will highlight a senior from each learning community in May. The spotlight today is on Levi Jones, a senior at Soddy Daisy High School in the North River Learning Community.
May 22
Chattanooga Principal Selected as 2020 National Distinguished Principal from Tennessee
Dr. Ashley Aldridge Wilson, principal at Nolan Elementary School, has been named the 2020 National Distinguished Principal from Tennessee by the Tennessee Principals Association. She is the only principal in Tennessee to receive the honor for 2020.
May 22
Blue Cross Blue Shield SEARCH Intern graduation
On Saturday, June 6, 2020, BlueCross BlueShield of TN (BCBST) Project SEARCH interns will graduate with an occupational diploma and a certificate of completion through Project SEARCH. The drive-thru graduation ceremony will take place in the driveway of the central office of Hamilton County Schools from 11 a.m. to noon.
May 22
Four Hamilton County Schools Teachers Named to 2020-2021 Tennessee Educator Fellowship
Four teachers from Hamilton County Schools are among 30 educators across the state invited to participate in the 2020-2021 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, the State Collaborative for Reforming Education (SCORE) announced today. Megan Autry, Orchard Knob Middle; Japho Hardin, a graphic design teacher at The Howard School; Rosa Heintz, a social studies teacher at Tyner Middle Academy; and Rebekah Reed, a fifth-grade teacher at McConnell Elementary will be part of the yearlong program.
May 22
Top 10 Highlights of the 2019-2020 School Year #1 – The resilience of the Hamilton County Schools Class of 2020
We are reviewing the Top #10 highlights of 2019-2020 as we wind down to the end of a very unusual but successful school year. The highlight at #1 is the resilience of the Hamilton County Schools Class of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic brought challenges to our community in March, but none were more affected than our seniors in the Class of 2020. At the beginning of March, seniors were considering attire options for the prom, thinking about the last few months with friends, and making sure everyone in the family had an invitation to graduation. In a few short weeks, everything changed for the Class of 2020.
May 21

COVID-19 Closure Update

Hamilton County Schools has announced that schools will be closed through the end of the school year. This closure includes scheduled in-person meetings, school-related events and many of the dates listed in our calendars. This is in a collective effort to combat the spread of coronavirus in our community. Please call our HCS Continued Hotline, please dial: (423) 498-5437 Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. if you have any questions regarding a specific event. For our Spanish speaking families, please dial: (423) 498-6744 Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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