2024 STEM/STEAM Designated Schools
2024 STEM/STEAM Designated Schools
05/24/2024
On May 10, 2024, The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced the Tennessee STEM School Designation for 2024. This honor recognizes schools across the state for preparing students for postsecondary and future career success by committing to promote STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning for all students.
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Ooltewah High School conducted a ceremony for 12 seniors who recently earned the Seal of Biliteracy award
Ooltewah High School conducted a ceremony for 12 seniors who recently earned the Seal of Biliteracy award
05/23/2024
Ooltewah High School conducted a ceremony for 12 seniors who recently earned the Seal of Biliteracy award, recognizing their exceptional proficiency in both English and another language. This ceremony marks Ooltewah's inaugural year participating in the Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy program, which began in 2018.
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Senior Spotlight- Adrian Mckinley
05/22/2024
Adrian Mckinley, also known as ‘Quincy’, a recent graduate of Tyner Academy, is set to embark on a new journey at Alabama A&M University this fall. Known for his unwavering leadership and exceptional dedication, Adrian has made significant contributions to his school and community throughout his high school career.
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Kelsey Boyd-Thompson
Kelsey Boyd-Thompson
05/17/2024
Kelsey Boyd-Thompson, a remarkable 2024 graduate of Ooltewah High School, used her senior research capstone to explore a pressing community need and evaluate the intricate relationship between socioeconomic factors, diet quality, and nutritional availability.
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Principal Lindsay Starnes
Principal Lindsay Starnes
05/14/2024
Clifton Hills Elementary School Principal Lindsay Starnes is an excellent example of how using personalization and unique needs of students to drive positive, innovative supports can increase learning outcomes for students.
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Teacher Appreciation Week- Reggie Jackson
Teacher Appreciation Week- Reggie Jackson
05/10/2024
Hamilton County Schools is celebrating Reggie Jackson during Teacher Appreciation Week for his outstanding contributions to Brainerd High School. A proud alum from the class of 2003, Jackson has returned to his roots as a first-year teacher, instructing Physical Education (PE), Wellness, and coaching basketball.
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Teacher Appreciation Week- JuNichia Smith-Rock
Teacher Appreciation Week- JuNichia Smith-Rock
05/09/2024
JuNichia Smith-Rock, a dedicated first-grade teacher at Wolftever Creek Elementary, is being celebrated during Teacher Appreciation Week for her remarkable 14-year teaching journey at Hamilton County Schools
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EPB ArtSpark Goes to School Highlights Student Creativity and Beautifies Chattanooga
EPB ArtSpark Goes to School Highlights Student Creativity and Beautifies Chattanooga
05/08/2024
The latest class of EPB’s ArtSpark Goes to School now has their creations displayed on 12 utility boxes across Chattanooga and Hamilton County. This is the sixth group of Hamilton County School students to be selected out of a competitive submission and judging process.
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Teacher Appreciation Week - Sonal Patel
Teacher Appreciation Week - Sonal Patel
05/08/2024
Sonal Patel, a passionate and dedicated first-year English as a New Language (ENL) teacher at East Lake Elementary, is making a significant impact on the lives of her students every day through connection and community. Her dedication and commitment to teaching comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills, she helps young students overcome language barriers and embrace English as a new language.
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Teacher Appreciation Week- Megan Phillips
Teacher Appreciation Week- Megan Phillips
05/07/2024
Megan Phillips, Exceptional Education educator at Sale Creek Middle High School, lives out the Hamilton County Schools vision for creating opportunities by design for all students through nurturing limitless futures for students with unique strengths and challenges.
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Teacher Appreciation Week- Caitlin Ellico
Teacher Appreciation Week- Caitlin Ellico
05/06/2024
Caitlin Ellico, a dedicated educator at Red Bank Elementary School, embodies the district's commitments through her admirable approach to teaching and student engagement.
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HCS Superintendent, Dr. Justin Robertson, Hosts 41st Annual Superintendent’s Honors Banquet
HCS Superintendent, Dr. Justin Robertson, Hosts 41st Annual Superintendent’s Honors Banquet
05/03/2024
amilton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Justin Robertson hosted the 41st Annual Superintendent's Honors Banquet on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The Superintendent's Honors Banquet recognizes the Top 10% of each high school in the district's graduating class.
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CSAS wins $410,000 grant through EPB partnership with TVA
CSAS wins $410,000 grant through EPB partnership with TVA
05/02/2024
Through a partnership with EPB, Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS), has been selected to win grant of $410,000 from the TVA EnergyRight® School Uplift program. The funding includes $400,000 for building energy upgrades along with a $10,000 Learning Environment Grant to make non-energy improvements by engaging students and faculty.
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Hamilton County EMS to Partner with Hixson High School on Emergency Medicine Career Pathway
Hamilton County EMS to Partner with Hixson High School on Emergency Medicine Career Pathway
04/30/2024
Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp and Superintendent Justin Robertson today announced Hamilton County Schools’ first ‘pipeline partnership’ with Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service (HCEMS). This partnership provides students in Hixson High School’s Health Science career and technical program with hands-on training to become a paramedic and an opportunity to earn a job with HCEMS upon graduation.
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Earth Day 2024- School Gardens
Earth Day 2024- School Gardens
04/24/2024
On Saturday, April 20, volunteers of all ages—parents, students, teachers, and community members—came together for an event that seamlessly combined the joy of collective effort and the pride of making a tangible difference by developing and creating outdoor student spaces at Red Bank Elementary School (RBES) and Clifton Hills Elementary School. The goal was clear: to transform an empty plot of land at Clifton Hills Elementary and transform an old garden at Red Bank Elementary into thriving gardens that would offer both aesthetic beauty and educational opportunities for years to come.
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Tyner Middle Academy has partnered with Chattanooga Design Studio on the Design Your Neighborhood (DYN) project
Tyner Middle Academy has partnered with Chattanooga Design Studio on the Design Your Neighborhood (DYN) project
04/23/2024
Tyner Middle Academy has partnered with Chattanooga Design Studio on the Design Your Neighborhood (DYN) project, providing eighth-grade eLab students a unique opportunity to engage directly with their community through creative problem-solving and urban design.
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Senior Spotlight- Lisa Lin
Senior Spotlight- Lisa Lin
04/20/2024
Signal Mountain Middle High School student, Lisa Lin, has been accepted and committed to attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Through her unwavering dedication both on the track and in the classroom, Lisa embodies the essence of what it means to seize opportunity by design. Her journey is a testament to the power of commitment, passion, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.
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Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
04/18/2024
In alignment with Opportunity 2030 and the commitment to ensuring "Every Employee is Valued," the Talent Department has been working on strategies to increase employee satisfaction and engagement. This initiative underscores the district's commitment to becoming an employer of choice, aligning with the pursuit to create opportunity by design for all students and staff.
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HCS Joins Tennessee Titans to Expand Interscholastic Girls' Flag Football League to East Tennessee
HCS Joins Tennessee Titans to Expand Interscholastic Girls Flag Football League to East Tennessee
04/18/2024
The Tennessee Titans and Hamilton County Schools have announced that they have partnered to bring an interscholastic girls flag football league to East Tennessee.
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Audio and Visual (A/V) Production career and technical pathway at Ooltewah High School
Audio and Visual (A/V) Production career and technical pathway at Ooltewah High School
04/12/2024
The exemplary Audio and Visual (A/V) Production career and technical pathway at Ooltewah High School demonstrates a strong commitment to creating opportunities for all students.
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Jamarie Ballard- Spirit of the Sport
Jamarie Ballard- Spirit of the Sport
04/10/2024
In a testament to the spirit and resilience of our students, Tyner Academy's Jamarie Ballard has been honored with the National Federal of State High School Associations National High School Spirit of the Sport Section Award. This prestigious accolade recognizes Jamarie's exceptional character, perseverance, and dedication on and off the field throughout his four years as a student-athlete.
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Novice Teachers of the Year
Novice Teachers of the Year
04/08/2024
Hamilton County Schools proudly announces three educators have been nominated as Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) Novice Teachers of the Year. Rachel Woodward of Harrison Elementary, Kelsie Anderson of East Lake Academy, and Kari Mays of East Ridge High School have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to education, showcasing the district's commitment to fostering excellence in teaching.
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Leadership Announcements 2024-'25
Leadership Announcements 2024-'25
04/05/2024
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) welcomes changes to district leadership for the 2024-2025 school year. The newly announced leadership roles include learning community superintendents, principals, charter school coordinator, and human resources business partner.
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Otis in the AM- East Hamilton High
Otis in the AM- East Hamilton High
04/02/2024
East Hamilton launched a new era of their morning announcements Otis in the AM on March 25 with a live recording in their newly redesigned newsroom. With the introduction of cutting-edge audio/visual equipment and a modern newsroom, students now have the opportunity to produce a morning news show and acquire valuable technical a/v and broadcast journalism skills.
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Gig City Girls Women's History Month
Gig City Girls Women's History Month
03/28/2024
In celebration of Women's History Month, Gig City Girls is proudly showcasing female graduates from Hamilton County Schools who have made significant strides in IT, computer science, or STEM fields.
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Loftis Launch Coffee Shop
Loftis Launch Coffee Shop
03/27/2024
Congratulations to Loftis Middle School’s eighth-grade launch class for successfully opening their school coffee shop on Thursday, March 21. The coffee shop project embodies the essence of project-based learning, engaging students in problem-based tasks that foster critical thinking and creativity.
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Principal of the Year- Greg Wilkey
Principal of the Year- Greg Wilkey
03/19/2024
Hamilton County Schools proudly recognizes Greg Wilkey, Principal of East Side Elementary, as the 2023-2024 Principal of the Year. Wilkey's commitment to fostering a strong educational foundation for students shines through his leadership.
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Mallory Brearey, a registered dietitian with HCS, plays a crucial role in enhancing student nutrition
Mallory Brearey HCS registered dietitian
03/14/2024
Mallory Brearey, a registered dietitian with Hamilton County Schools, plays a crucial role in enhancing student nutrition through menu planning, recipe creation, and managing the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Her dedication provides students access to healthy and flavorful meals that support their development.
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Hamilton County Schools Spring Break activities
03/14/2024
Looking for some more family fun activities for spring break? Check out the links below for exciting Hamilton County Schools Spring Break activities!
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Senior Spotlight- Hassidy Neal
Senior Spotlight- Hassidy Neal
03/12/2024
Hassidy Neal, Red Bank High School senior, wins first place in the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) Bookmark contest.
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Rock Point Learning Community "Student of the Month"
Rock Point Learning Community "Student of the Month"
03/07/2024
The Rock Point Learning Community acknowledges a "Student of the Month" in four categories monthly. This program was initiated by the Rock Point Equity Committee last year to honor students who demonstrate improvement in key areas such as increased attendance, academic achievement, positive work ethic, and enhanced behavior.
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School Social Worker Appreciation Week
School Social Worker Appreciation Week
03/05/2024
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) is proud to recognize the exceptional work of School Social Workers during School Social Work Appreciation Week. School Social Workers are dedicated to providing support for our students, families, staff, and school communities.
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 CCA's BIPOC Club hosted Black History Month events.
CCA's BIPOC Club hosted Black History Month events.
02/29/2024
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) celebrated Black History Month with a series of events open to all students arranged by the Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Club.
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Love and Reading at Orchard Knob Elementary
Love and Reading at Orchard Knob Elementary
02/28/2024
Orchard Knob Elementary School (OKES), in collaboration with Love on a Leash, provides a heartwarming initiative that is bringing joy and learning together for its students. Love on a Leash, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading happiness through therapy animals, has joined forces with the school to introduce therapy dogs into the classroom environment.
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Hamilton County Schools Launches MTOC Program
Hamilton County Schools Launches MTOC Program
02/27/2024
Hamilton County Schools has launched the first Male Teachers of Color (MTOC) mentorship program cohort this year. This program brings together HCS teachers to meet quarterly to enhance their professional development and build a supportive community.
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HCS approved as Educator Preparation Provider
HCS approved as Educator Preparation Provider
02/23/2024
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) is poised to begin preparing industry specialists for careers in the classroom after being approved as an Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) by the Tennessee State Board of Education last week.
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HCS Celebrates 19 Reward Schools for '22-'23
HCS Celebrates 19 Reward Schools for '22-'23
02/22/2024
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) is proud to announce and celebrate the remarkable achievements of 18 schools that have been honored as Reward Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The Reward School status is awarded for excellence and progress across all indicators from the previous school year.
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I Love the World- Hunter Middle School
I Love the World- Hunter Middle School
02/17/2024
Hunter Middle School's Exceptional Education classes, led by teachers Mr. Smith and Mr. Mayo, embarked on a heartwarming project titled "I Love the World." The initiative aimed to teach students about the world's geography while spreading love, unity, and kindness from communities across the states. The project quickly gained momentum after a Facebook post by the teachers requesting valentines from around the country.
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Middle School Career and Technical Education
Middle School Career and Technical Education
02/16/2024
Middle School Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are making a difference for young students across the district. Middle school CTE teacher Shara Kaminsky shares her perspective on how this resource helps students discover opportunities for their future.
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School Counselor Appreciation Week
School Counselor Appreciation Week
02/06/2024
Hamilton County Schools' counselors play a significant role in the academic and emotional well-being of their students, and every counselor has their own approach to creating meaningful connections with their students.
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Lead Guitarist Noah Edmond and the Challenge that Can’t Defeat Him
Lead Guitarist Noah Edmond and the Challenge that Can’t Defeat Him
01/25/2024
Sophomore, at Soddy Daisy High School, Noah Edmond was born with arthrogryposis, a disability that causes a defect in bone growth. In Noah’s case, it affects his arms, wrists, and fingers. However, that doesn’t stop him from doing things he is passionate about.
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Senior Spotlight- Cheyenne Frye
Senior Spotlight- Cheyenne Frye
01/24/2024
Cheyenne Frye, a senior at the Chattanooga School For the Arts and Sciences (CSAS), has earned an impressive $347,000 in scholarships. Frye has accepted a prestigious Questbridge full-ride scholarship to Denison University, a significant milestone in her academic journey.
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HCS, Partners Honor Teachers of the Year
HCS, Partners Honor Teachers of the Year
01/18/2024
The Hamilton County Board of Education, along with community partners Bowers Automotive Group, the Chattanooga Area Schools Federal Credit Union, and the Hamilton County Schools Foundation, recognized Hamilton County Schools’ 2024 Teachers of the Year during a ceremony on January 18.
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Sarah Tullock- Your Voice has a Purpose
Sarah Tullock- Your Voice has a Purpose
01/10/2024
Your Voice has a Purpose, This statement is the foundation of what Sarah Tullock, music teacher at Snow Hill Elementary, aims to teach her students.
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Lookout Valley Students Stand Out in State and National Calendar Art Competition
Lookout Valley Students Stand Out in State and National Calendar Art Competition
01/09/2024
Congratulations to Lookout Valley Middle High School students Sierra Holbrook (Senior), Bailey Reeves (Junior), and Kinsley Collins (eight-grader) for their outstanding achievement in the Horace Mann Insurance Calendar competition. These students have demonstrated remarkable talent and creativity, and we are proud of them for representing their school so well.
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Howard Connect Academy Introduces House System
Howard Connect Academy Introduces House System
01/04/2024
In effort to enhance student engagement and cultivate a stronger sense of community, Howard Connect Academy (HCA) has revamped its traditional Base Camp structure this school year, unveiling an innovative House System.
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CSLA Service Learning Day
CSLA Service Learning Day
01/02/2024
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts (CSLA) high school students recently participated in a Service Learning Day, dedicating their time to volunteering and making a positive impact in the local community.
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Grow Your Own Highlight
Grow Your Own Highlight
12/28/2023
Hamilton County Schools continues to expand pathways and programs to support staff and retain excellent teachers. One pathway HCS offers is Grow Your Own (GYO), a pathway that grows staff members into certified teachers, diversifies the district staff, and closes opportunity gaps for students.
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HCS Honors Teachers of the Year
HCS Honors Teachers of the Year
12/27/2023
Hamilton County Schools leadership surprised three teachers on Thursday, December 7, when they stopped by their classrooms to congratulate each of them on being selected grade-level Teachers of the Year for the district.
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Tyner Unites to Give Back to Community
Tyner Unites to Give Back to Community
12/26/2023
Tyner Academy and Tyner Middle Academy, in collaboration with their student councils, came together to create a community service project in the spirit of the holiday season.
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Chattanooga Students Named Finalists for $400,000 TVA Grant to Boost School Energy Efficiency
Chattanooga Students Named Finalists for $400,000 TVA Grant to Boost School Energy Efficiency
12/19/2023
Five students from the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Science (CSAS) have been shortlisted for a $400,000 grant from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to improve the energy efficiency of their school building.
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White Glove Awards
White Glove Awards
12/13/2023
Hamilton County Schools staff recognize school secretaries with White Glove Awards for outstanding support and services for families and staff.
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Computer Science Education Week- Abigail McDonald
Computer Science Education Week- Abigail McDonald
12/06/2023
Ms. McDonald’s passion for computer science and digital literacy has inspired countless students to pursue careers in technology, and her commitment to ensuring that all students have access to this vital skill has helped to shape the future of education in Hamilton County and beyond.
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HCS Parent Spotlight: Kelsey Goldisen
HCS Parent Spotlight: Kelsey Goldisen
12/05/2023
Kelsey Goldisen, a Pre-K parent at Wolftever Creek Elementary School, is a shining example of how parents can help create a community of belonging and engagement.
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HCS Launches Fifth Leadership HCS Class
HCS Launches Fifth Leadership HCS Class
11/30/2023
The fifth Leadership Hamilton County Schools (Leadership HCS) cohort held its first session on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
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 HCS opens Family Connection Center to provide personalized support for families of HCS students
HCS opens Family Connection Center to provide personalized support for families of HCS students
11/28/2023
A Hamilton County Schools initiative launched today will provide local families with a dedicated space designed to empower and support them throughout their child’s educational journey.
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Creating Connections and Cultivating Passions at Schools’ Club Day
Creating Connections and Cultivating Passions at Schools’ Club Day
11/24/2023
Club Days embody a commitment to ‘Every Student Belongs,’ by fostering an inclusive environment. Big Ridge is one example of schools in our district that equip and sustain all teachers and students to design supports that include and encourage every learner.
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National Scholarship Month
National Scholarship Month
11/17/2023
November is National Scholarship Month, a time highlighted by the National Scholarship Providers Association to let everyone know about scholarship opportunities for current and future college students. It's also a great time to start applying for scholarships if you haven't already. At HCS, we're here to help during Scholarship Application Month. Reach out to your school's college and career counselor for more information. Our goal at HCS is to make sure every student is ready for life after graduation.
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Kinsey Carpenter- Success through Opportunity- Choose Hamilton
Kinsey Carpenter- Success through Opportunity- Choose Hamilton
11/14/2023
Sometimes, finding the perfect fit takes more than one try. For Kinsey Carpenter, a ninth-grade student at Hixson High School, taking a risk and making a change has helped her thrive since changing schools through Hamilton County Schools' Choose Hamilton program.
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Ooltewah High School JROTC Honors Local Veterans, Participates in Dedication of 'Veterans Circle' Roundabout
Ooltewah High School JROTC Honors Local Veterans, Participates in Dedication of 'Veterans Circle' Roundabout
11/10/2023
Members of Ooltewah High School's JROTC Owl Battalion played a pivotal role in a special ceremony dedicated to honoring local veterans and officially naming a prominent roundabout in Ooltewah as 'Veterans Circle.'
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A Story of Forward Momentum for engaged students, families, and community.
A Story of Forward Momentum for engaged students, families, and community.
11/10/2023
Chronic absenteeism has been a rising challenge for many schools in our district and across the nation. Although, over the course of the last two years, some schools have decreased absenteeism in their school community, the reality is there are still great opportunities for improvement across the county. Recognizing this issue is not one schools can address alone, Superintendent Justin Robertson and Deputy Superintendent Sonia Stewart tasked several district staff with identifying areas where the district can support schools and families.
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STEM School Participates in Inventanooga
STEM School Participates in Inventanooga
11/08/2023
Students research a real-world problem, create a prototype, and then build a business around that prototype. The class project culminates at Inventanooga on December 13.
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 Every Hamilton County School Kindergarten Student to Receive Unlimited Free Passes to the Creative Discovery Museum
Every Hamilton County School Kindergarten Student to Receive Unlimited Free Passes to the Creative Discovery Museum
11/01/2023
Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp today announced a partnership with Hamilton County Schools and the Creative Discovery Museum to provide every family of a Hamilton County School Kindergarten student with free passes to visit the establishment. Nearly 4,000 students will receive a total of four passes to use unlimited times throughout the 2023-2024 academic year, with a June 30th expiration date.
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National Principal Month Highlight: Donnie Mullins
National Principal Month Highlight: Donnie Mullins
10/31/2023
Donnie Mullins, principal at Ooltewah High School shares his pride for his alma mater, and his goal to instill hope in not just his students, but everyone who moves through his building.
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HCS Announces Choose Hamilton: School Choice
HCS Announces Choose Hamilton: School Choice
10/30/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) is increasing the number of school choice options for the 2024-'25 school year!
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National Principal Month Highlight: Dr. Aleisha McCallie
10/30/2023
Dr. Aleisha McCallie, principal at Tyner Middle Academy, shares a passion for education and drive for excellence using her gifts to enlighten students and give them the tools to thrive not just at school, but throughout their life.
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Ashlee Hubbard-Heitz Student Support Coach Hixson
Ashlee Hubbard-Heitz Student Support Coach Hixson
10/25/2023
Ashlee Hubbard-Heitz, the new Student Support Coach at Hixson High School, is already reshaping the culture and climate in her school.
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HCS Student Art at Chattanooga Comic Con
HCS Student Art at Chattanooga Comic Con
10/23/2023
Hamilton County Schools students participated in Chattanooga Comic Con on October 21-22, 2023. Students from schools across the district submitted their comic book-inspired artwork to be showcased.
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National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
10/20/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) is thrilled to announce that seven exceptional students have been recognized as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
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Alia Kache returns to CCA
Alia Kache returns to CCA
10/19/2023
The Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) is getting ready to host the second annual Ignite! Festival, Tennessee’s Youth Dance Festival, is set to take place from October 20 to 22, 2023.
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Nolan Elementary School was honored
Nolan Elementary School was honored
10/12/2023
Nolan Elementary School was honored as a National Blue Ribbon School on September 18.
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HCS helps provide books in Mayan Languages
10/09/2023
HCS was happy to work with some of our community partners and the ELLA Library to provide books to students who speak mayan languages.
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HCS Named in Forbes Best Places to Work
HCS Named in Forbes Best Places to Work
10/05/2023
According to Forbes, Hamilton County Schools (HCS) has been named a top workplace in Tennessee.
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Chattanooga Preparatory School Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
10/04/2023
Chattanooga Preparatory School was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
10/04/2023
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy was presented with a banner today recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence Middle Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
10/03/2023
Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence Middle was presented with a banner today recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
10/03/2023
Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Apison Elementary Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
10/02/2023
Apison Elementary was presented with a banner today recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Lookout Mountain Elementary Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
10/02/2023
Lookout Mountain Elementary was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences Upper Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
10/02/2023
Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences Upper was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Dupont Library Media Specialist Using Innovative Lessons for Media Literacy
09/29/2023
Dupont Elementary School’s Alexis Kotz, library media specialist, paves the way for innovative literacy lessons for students that create connections and foster a lifetime love of literacy.
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Tommie F. Brown Academy Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/29/2023
Tommie F. Brown Academy was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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The Howard School Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/29/2023
The Howard School was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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STEM School Chattanooga Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/29/2023
STEM School Chattanooga was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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East Hamilton High School Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/27/2023
East Hamilton High School was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Loftis Middle Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/27/2023
Loftis Middle was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Westview Elementary School Level 5 2022-23'
Westview Elementary School Level 5 2022-23'
09/26/2023
Westview Elementary School Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
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Chattanooga High Center For Creative Arts Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/26/2023
Chattanooga High Center For Creative Arts was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Normal Park Museum Magnet Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/25/2023
Normal Park Museum Magnet was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Red Bank High School Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/25/2023
Red Bank High School was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Nine eLabs have been recognized
Nine eLabs have been recognized
09/22/2023
Hamilton County Schools proudly acknowledges the remarkable achievements of nine eLabs for their exceptional contributions to enhancing student learning. These exemplary institutions have achieved certifications at various levels, reflecting their eLab performances
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Daisy Elementary Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/22/2023
Daisy Elementary was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Middle Valley Elementary Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/22/2023
Middle Valley Elementary was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Hixson Elementary School Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/19/2023
Hixson Elementary School was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Hixson High Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/19/2023
Hixson High was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Tyner Academy Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/19/2023
Tyner Academy was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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CSLA Level 5 2022-23'
09/18/2023
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts was presented with a banner recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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Wolftever Creek Elementary Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/18/2023
Wolftever Creek Elementary was presented with a banner today recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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East Lake Academy of Fine Arts Presented 2022-2023 Level 5 Banner
09/18/2023
East Lake Academy of Fine Arts was presented with a banner today recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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CCA opened new recording studio
CCA opened new recording studio
09/14/2023
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) celebrated a momentous occasion on Sept. 6 with the official ribbon-cutting for its state-of-the-art recording studio, made possible by the state’s Innovative Schools Model (ISM) grant.
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East Lake Elem. Lever 5 2022-'23
East Lake Elem. Lever 5 2022-'23
09/14/2023
East Lake Elementary was presented with a banner today recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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East Side Elem. Level 5 2022-'23
East Side Elem. Level 5 2022-'23
09/14/2023
East Side Elementary was presented with a banner today recognizing its Level 5 distinction.
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HCS Accelerates in Achievement and Growth
HCS Accelerates in Achievement and Growth
08/23/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) values putting students at the center, leading to positive student learning outcomes on state assessments. HCS students far exceeded the state’s academic growth standard for the year, earning the top designation of being a Level 5 school system.
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Success in the Classroom- Elementary RTI
Success in the Classroom- Elementary RTI
08/18/2023
As the district expands the program with a dedicated RTI teacher in all elementary schools, we take a look back at the success and opportunities for growth in elementary RTI.
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International Flags Welcome Students and Families at East Ridge Elementary
International Flags Welcome Students and Families at East Ridge Elementary
08/17/2023
East Ridge Elementary School (ERES), one of the most diverse schools in Hamilton County, welcomes students and families with a display of international flags in the school lobby.
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Joint Proposed Facilities Plan
Joint Proposed Facilities Plan
08/17/2023
Mayor Wamp, Superintendent Robertson Lay Out Bold Recommendations as Hamilton County Looks to a New Era of Public Education Establish a principled approach to address facilities crisis for years to come.
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Hamilton County Schools Receives Perkins Reserve Grant Funds
08/14/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) receives a portion of $2.6 million in Perkins Reserve Grant funds for the 2023-24 School year to support Career and Technical Education programs.
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 HCS Back To School Bash 2023
HCS Back To School Bash 2023
08/07/2023
-To celebrate and kick off the new school year, Hamilton County Schools (HCS)hosted the 6th annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 5.
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HCS Better Together 2023
HCS Better Together 2023
07/29/2023
Chattanooga, Tenn. - Hamilton County Schools (HCS) invited the community to join our Better Together district-wide service day on Saturday, July 29, to help ensure students walk into facilities that are ready to welcome them and their excitement on the first day of school.
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HCS Hosts First Annual Every Student Reads Conference at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
07/26/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) partnered with Chattanooga 2.0, the Maclellan Foundation, and HCS Foundation to host the first annual Every Student Reads Conference at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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HCS Employees Recognized For Their Accomplishments
HCS Employees Recognized For Their Accomplishments
07/26/2023
Hamilton County Schools congratulates valued employees, Dr. Olivia Bagby, Director of Future Ready Students, and Arielle Hayes, University High Principal, who have been accepted into the Leadership Chattanooga class of 2024. Hayes was additionally recognized in Chattanooga Times Free Press 2023, “20 Under 40.”
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HCS Students Meet or Exceed State Proficiency Levels in 79% of Measured Areas on TCAP testing
07/19/2023
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee- Hamilton County students achieved at or above statewide proficiency levels in 22 of 28 tested areas during the 2022-23 school year according to TCAP data released by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) this afternoon.
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CCA Summer Institutes
07/12/2023
In partnership with Chattanooga State, Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts (CCA) has created Summer Institutes.
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Presidential Awards for Excellence Finalists
Presidential Awards for Excellence Finalists
07/06/2023
Two Hamilton County Schools educators have been named finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
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Sandra Howard Teacher of the Year Finalist
Sandra Howard Teacher of the Year Finalist
06/16/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) teacher Sandra Howard qualifies as a finalist for Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Howard, an English teacher at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA), has been recognized as the Southeast Finalist for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
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STEM/STEAM School Designation for 2023
STEM/STEAM School Designation for 2023
06/09/2023
Nashville, TN— On May 18, 2023, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced five Hamilton County Schools had received the Tennessee STEM/STEAM School Designation for 2023.
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2023-2024 LEAD Cohorts
2023-2024 LEAD Cohorts
06/08/2023
Hamilton County Schools announces the individuals selected for the upcoming LEAD cohorts, including Aspiring Teacher Leader, Aspiring Instructional Coach, Aspiring Assistant Principal, and Aspiring Principal LEAD.
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Middle School to Mocs Scholar Program
Middle School to Mocs Scholar Program
05/24/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) announced the Middle School to Mocs Scholar Program at eighth-grade promotions across the county this week.
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EPB Installs Student Artwork Across Chattanooga
EPB Installs Student Artwork Across Chattanooga
05/24/2023
EPB unveiled artwork by 12 high school students selected from the 2023 ArtSpark Goes to School challenge. Students and their parents attended a public ceremony at EPB’s downtown office, where they were recognized by Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly, EPB President & CEO David Wade, Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Justin Robertson and other community leaders on May 9, 2023.
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Leadership Announcements 23-24
Leadership Announcements 23-24
05/19/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) today announced three leadership assignments for the 2023-24 school year. The announcements include the principal for the district’s new University High, an elementary school principal, and one district office position.
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STEM Jubilee
STEM Jubilee
05/19/2023
The STEM School hosted their fifth STEM Jubilee at Chattanooga State May 16-17, 2023 which served over 3,000 elementary school students.
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DECA Advisor
DECA Advisor
05/12/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) Ooltewah High School Teacher Heather McIntyre has been recognized by the State Department for 25 years of continuous service as a DECA Advisor.
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Geography Teacher of the Year
Geography Teacher of the Year
05/11/2023
This year East Hamilton High School teacher, Julie Smith, received the Tom and Stella Mullane Geography Teacher of the Year award. Smith received this award for all her hard work in and outside of the classroom.
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HCS Teacher Receives TAHPERD Award
HCS Teacher Receives TAHPERD Award
05/10/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) Physical Education and Wellness teacher, Brooke Laxton, has been selected for Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education (TAHPERD) Secondary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
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HCS Teacher Selected as Presenter at National Art Education Association
HCS Teacher Selected as Presenter at National Art Education Association
05/09/2023
Hamilton County Schools congratulates Normal Park Museum Magnet Arts teacher Stephanie Hardin on being selected as a presenter at the National Art Education Association convention for her research on culturally responsive teaching in the art room.
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PEF Announces Expanded Access to VW eLabs
PEF Announces Expanded Access to VW eLabs
05/08/2023
Public Education Foundation (PEF) announced funding for 34 more VW eLabs.
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HCS & UTC Launch University High
05/05/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) came together to introduce students and staff of University High on April 27, 2023, in a ribbon cutting ceremony at UTC.
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Superintendent Hosts 40th Annual Honors Banquet
Superintendent Hosts 40th Annual Honors Banquet
04/24/2023
Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Justin Robertson hosted the 40th Annual Superintendent's Honors Banquet on Monday, April 24, 2023, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The Superintendent's Honors Banquet recognizes the Top 10% of each high school in the district's graduating class.
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Sustainability & Student Learning at Hixson High
Sustainability & Student Learning at Hixson High
04/22/2023
Hixson has cultivated a program that provides community partnership, sustainable practices, and, most importantly, engaged real-world student learning. This program teaches students in a way that is applicable across careers and goals and is a great example of career and technical education in our district.
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HCS First Annual Equity in Action Symposium
HCS First Annual Equity in Action Symposium
04/19/2023
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) hosted the first annual Equity in Action Symposium on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
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