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HCS Selected for New State Initiative Focused on Serving Students with Complex Needs
The Tennessee Department of Education has selected three schools in Hamilton County Schools to participate in the first cohort of the Teaching All Students (TAS) Initiative to serve students with the most significant cognitive disabilities
Mar 03
HCS Schedule Update: March 8-12
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.30% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule March 8 through March 12.
Mar 02
Four HCS Schools Earn TN Pathways Certification
Four schools in Hamilton County Schools have earned the Tennessee Pathways Certification for creating regional postsecondary opportunities.
Mar 01
Virtual Recruitment Fair Seeks Talent for HCS
Are you looking for a place to make a difference for children or the community? A rewarding career may be awaiting you in a Hamilton County classroom. Hamilton County Schools will host two virtual teacher recruitment events in March for positions starting in Fall 2021.
Feb 24
HCS Schedule Update: March 1-5
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.32% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule March 1 through March 5.
Feb 23
The Spark of Learning with 'Design Challenges'
Harrison Elementary School is utilizing Design Challenges to cultivate learning in new and inventive ways. Design challenges are a simple, yet effective approach to help boost student engagement and get the spark of learning going.
Feb 22
HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 22-26
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.39% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule Feb 22 through Feb. 26. K-12 students will attend school in person five days a week. HCS at Home students will continue to follow a full-time remote learning schedule. It is imperative that we remain vigilant to continue the decline of COVID-19 spread in our community. Please remember to follow the healthy behaviors outlined in the HCS SAFE Pledge including wearing a mask, washing your hands, and keeping distance when possible. We will share the schedule for the week of March 1-5 on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and continue to communicate every Tuesday for the following week’s learning model. To view the latest Phase Tracker, visit www.hcde.org/reentryplan. Please Note: Hamilton County Schools will open on regular schedule tomorrow, Feb.17.
Feb 16
Dan Basler, P.E. “Teacher of the Year”
Dan Basler, a Physical Education teacher at Lookout Valley Middle High, was named the TAHPERD Secondary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year."
Feb 15
HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 15-19
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.43% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule Feb 15 through Feb. 19.
Feb 09
HCS Virtual Teacher Open Up Resources EL Education K–8 Language Arts Teacher of the Month
Dr. Amy Whitener, a virtual teacher at Ooltewah Elementary of Hamilton County Public Schools (TN), has been named the Open Up Resources EL Education K–8 Language Arts Teacher of the Month for December.
Feb 04
HCS’ COVID-19 Response in National Report
Hamilton County Schools’ community engagement work during COVID-19 was recently highlighted in a national report published by TNTP, a national organization dedicated to ensuring all schools have excellent educators. The report, “Rising Together: How Four Districts are Building Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” examines Hamilton County Schools’ COVID-19 response and recommends its work as an exemplar for districts across the country.
Feb 04
HCS to have Largest Number of eLabs in the World
The Public Education Foundation (PEF), in partnership with Hamilton County Schools (HCS), announced a $1 million investment from an anonymous donor to open 15 new eLabs in HCS and to support the further development of the world-leading eLab network.
Feb 02