Future Ready Options
Hamilton County Schools Announces New School Options and Timeline
12/18/2018
Every student has different interests, hopes, and dreams and must have access to opportunities that best open doors to exciting pathways to possibilities for their future. Hamilton County Schools provides educational opportunities in local communities and beyond neighborhood zoned schools to ignite the passion for learning in each child.
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Seven Hamilton County Schools receive more than $20,000 in STEAM grants from Krystal
Seven Hamilton County Schools receive more than $20,000 in STEAM grants from Krystal
12/14/2018
Photo: Roy Collins, band director at Tyner Academy, accepts the $5,000 check for band instruments for his program from Paul Macaluso, Krystal CEO and president of The Krystal Foundation, and Lyticha Jennings, district manager for Krystal.
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I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Mr. Joe, a volunteer at North Hamilton County Elementary
I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Mr. Joe, a volunteer at North Hamilton County Elementary
12/14/2018
Joe Barbeauld, a volunteer at North Hamilton County Elementary, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for helping children with reading and math. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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Education Commissioner Candace McQueen works with Jaiquez Kalaukoa at the Woodmore Elementary Read to be Ready Summer Program this past summer.
Eight schools are awarded Read to be Ready summer program grants
12/07/2018
Eight schools in Hamilton County Schools will have Read to Be Ready summer programs in 2019 as the Read to be Ready Summer Grants were announced yesterday by Education Commissioner Candice McQueen. Barger Academy of Fine Arts, Bess T. Shepherd Elementary, East Lake Elementary, East Ridge Elementary, Hardy Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Lakeside Academy, and Wolftever Creek Elementary School will have the month-long literacy-focused summer camps for children. The state provides $8,900,000 in funding across the state for tuition-free access to the camp for students in need.
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Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of the Hamilton County Schools presents John Echols with the I Am Hamilton t-shirt.
I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to John Echols, a teacher at Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts
12/07/2018
John Echols, a teacher at Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for pouring his energy and personal time in the school’s Destination Imagination teams. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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Joe Wingate, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Education, and Valerie Brown, principal of Bess T. Shepherd, present Tammie Vaillancourt with the I Am Hamilton t-shirt.
I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Tammie Vaillancourt, school nurse at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary
12/05/2018
Tammie Vaillancourt, RN, the school nurse at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for helping to keep children feeling good and in school. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, and Justin Robertson, chief schools officer, help to pack the snack pack bags.
Community comes together to provide food for children
12/05/2018
Often we hear about problems in the community, but we think that someone else will take care of it and we go about our day. When Janice Robertson, a member of the East Brainerd Church of Christ, heard that children in the community were going without food on the weekend she decided to do something about the problem. As a result of her initiative and the support of her church, a program was born that provides Snack Pack bags of food for children on Fridays to help the youngest of our community make it through a weekend.
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Three schools to receive state grants to spur school improvement
12/03/2018
Three Hamilton County Schools were among ten in the state announced today to receive grants to help spur school improvement. Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Tennessee would award Priority school grants over the next three years to Calvin Donaldson Elementary, Orchard Knob Middle, and The Howard School along with another seven schools in the state. The ten grants will total $8.25 million for the selected schools and will provide funding to support specific strategies for school improvement in alignment with both district plans, and the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.
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Photo: Mayor Jim Coppinger makes a presentation to Lachi Tate at East Lake Academy.
Hamilton County students sweep billboard art contest
12/03/2018
The Hamilton Shines Billboard Art Contest winners for this year include three Hamilton County students. Mayor Jim Coppinger recognized each at their school and presented the winners a plaque, pin, and a poster rendition of their billboard. The artwork will be displayed on a billboard in the community located near each winner’s school.
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I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Jonathan McKenney of Signal Mountain
12/03/2018
Jonathan McKenney, a bus driver for schools on Signal Mountain, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for keeping children safe on the bus ride home from school. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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Kim White, president, and CEO of River City Company and a Hamilton County Schools graduate
11/30/2018
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Hixson High graduate Kim White, president and CEO of River City Company in Chattanooga. River City is a private non-profit that has focused on downtown redevelopment for the past 32 years.
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Veteran finance leader announces her retirement and experienced local finance professional joins Hamilton County Schools
11/30/2018
milton County Schools has a long history of balanced budgets and efficient operations to ensure children have the educational resources to be successful. Christie Jordan, chief financial officer for the district, has been a big part of that success for the past 29 years. Jordan had announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year but stayed with the district as a replacement search was conducted for her position. Jordan will now retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year as Brent Goldberg, a local finance professional, has joined Hamilton County Schools to transition into the finance leadership role.
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I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Danielle Ivens of East Side Elementary
11/28/2018
Danielle Ivens, a Kindergarten teacher at East Side Elementary, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for her work with the bright young children in her classroom. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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Two student authors added to book signing at Barnes and Noble
11/28/2018
Two student authors have been added to the two announced earlier this week that will hold a book signing at Barnes and Noble Thursday evening. The signings will be at Barnes and Noble at Hamilton Place on Thursday, November 29 at 6 p.m.
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I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Mayor Jim Coppinger
11/23/2018
Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hixson High Class of 1973, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for his work for the children of our community in Hamilton County government. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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Dr. Johnson presents the shirt to Angela Colvin
I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Angela Colvin, a bus driver for Hamilton County Schools
11/20/2018
Angela Colvin, a bus driver for Hamilton County Schools, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for her work to keep children happy and taking time to communicate with parents when her bus was running late. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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The CHI Memorial Heroes Luncheon honors two teachers
11/16/2018
Taking learning to the streets recently earned recognition for two Hamilton County teachers. Brittany Harris, an academic coach at East Brainerd Elementary, and Colleen Ryan, a teacher at Rivermont Elementary, received the Community Outreach Award at the CHI Memorial Heroes Luncheon sponsored by the American Red Cross. Harris and Ryan are the developers of “The Passage,” a mobile classroom that goes to children's neighborhoods to make learning accessible.
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I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Max Burk, a senior at Signal Mountain Middle/High
11/16/2018
Max Burk, a senior at Signal Mountain Middle/High, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for scoring the maximum composite score of 36 on the ACT, Hamilton County Schools presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.
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Central High teacher wins $50,000 prize from Harbor Freight
11/15/2018
Jerry Webb, manufacturing, electrical and plumbing systems teacher from Central High School, has won second place in the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Webb’s work with his classes in the area of renewable energy earned him the second place finish in the national contest. He was surprised with the news and a check for $50,000 during the prize presentation at Central High this morning.
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Tammy Baxter, parent at Soddy Daisy High
I Am Hamilton, Tammy Baxter, a parent at Soddy Daisy High
11/15/2018
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights our first parent Tammy Baxter, an active and involved parent at Soddy Daisy High Schools in the North River Learning Community. Baxter is involved in activities involving her daughters at Soddy Daisy, active in parent volunteer groups, regularly seen at Hamilton County Board of Education meetings, and a voice for parents in parent advisory activities for her school and the district.
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Nolan Elementary second-grader wins Superintendent’s Reading Challenge
11/13/2018
Aiden Thomason, a second-grader at Nolan Elementary was the winner of the Superintendent's Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge for 2018. Nolan Elementary had more students to read over 1000 minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge than any other Hamilton County School.
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I Am Hamilton t-shirt presented to Stacey Bradley, STEAM Lab assistant at Wolftever Creek Elementary
11/12/2018
Stacey Bradley, a STEAM Lab assistant at Wolftever Creek Elementary, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt today for her work with children in the lab focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM.) Hamilton County Schools presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact the lives of children.
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Hixson High School AFJROTC Visits Local Veterans
11/12/2018
The Hixson High School Air Force JROTC Cadet Corps held a Veterans appreciation event on Thursday at the Morning Pointe assisted living facility in Hixson, TN. The Wildcat Cadet Corps showed up in full-force with over 90 Cadets and a Hixson High Band member participating.
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Ms. Dyer and her students at The Howard School
I Am Hamilton t-shirts presented to staff demonstrating service to children
11/09/2018
“I Am Hamilton” begins a new phase of recognition for people making a difference for children with the first presentation of an “I AM Hamilton” t-shirt to Andrea Dyer, an ESOL teacher at The Howard School. Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson presented the shirt this morning. The shirt has the new district logo on the front with I AM Hamilton in large print on the back.
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Hixson JROTC Instructor competes in Veteran’s National Golf Championship
11/06/2018
Master Sergeant Doug Burhans from Hixson High School is representing Tennessee at the Veteran Golfers Association’s National Championship tournament. The tournament winds up play tomorrow at Olympic Club in San Francisco, California.
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Future Ready Institutes presented Community Impact Award by The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
11/01/2018
In the first year of existence, the Future Ready Institutes in Hamilton County high schools have earned the recognition of making a significant impact on the community. The Future Ready Institutes were presented the Community Impact Award by The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga at the groups Equal Opportunity breakfast held Tuesday, October 30 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson, Board Member Tiffanie Robinson, and Director of the Future Ready Institutes Blake Freeman accepted the award.
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I Am Hamilton, Rizwaan Abdul, a student at STEM School Chattanooga
11/01/2018
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights our first student Rizwaan Abdul, a junior at STEM School Chattanooga, a magnet program in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community. “The staff here at STEM School are very nice and focused on the needs of individual students,“ Abdul said.
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ACT scores hold steady for all students while subgroups improved scores
10/31/2018
Hamilton County graduate’s ACT composite score held steady for all students, and economically disadvantaged students showed increases across the board for 2018. The scores were announced today by Education Department Commissioner Candice McQueen. The composite for Hamilton County Schools held at 19.9 with a participation rate of 97 percent. The state average score was 20.2. Scores in math, English, and science remained within 0.1 of last year’s scores while reading saw a 0.2 increase.
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Administrators Kristy Dillard and Phil Iannarone talk with teacher candidates at the recruitment fair held last fall.
Fall Teacher Recruitment Fair seeks top teaching talent for Hamilton County Schools
10/30/2018
Hamilton County Schools kicks off the hiring season with the fall Teacher Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, November 13 at East Ridge Elementary School. Principals at the event will look for potential new teachers for their interim positions in the schools for the second half of this school year, and teaching positions to begin next school year in the fall of 2019.
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Kennedy Center announces new partnership at Hamilton Sings
10/24/2018
The joy of 170 fifth-grade children singing and performing makes for a wonderful evening but add the excitement of an announcement that will impact the arts throughout the community and it becomes an extra special night. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Chattanooga-Hamilton County, Tennessee, as the 26th site in the country for Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child at the annual Hamilton Sings concert last night. Any Given Child is a catalyst program that improves the academic experience and performance of children and creates change by involving the arts community in the power of strategic, coordinated arts education.
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Howard School teacher is one of nine in the state selected to first Tennessee Teacher Ambassador Network
10/22/2018
Jessica Hubbuch, teacher and the science department chair at The Howard School, is one of nine educators from across the state to be selected to participate in the inaugural Tennessee Teacher Ambassador Network during the 2018-19 school year. The Teacher Ambassador Network is a unique opportunity for teachers to advise and participate in the work of the Department of Education without asking them to leave the classroom.
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Chad Jaynes and Joshua Sneideman discuss the Future Ready 2023 Action Plan during the first session of Leadership Hamilton County Schools
Leadership Hamilton County Schools kicks-off with 18 community leaders learning more about our schools
10/19/2018
The first class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools kicked off this week with a new opportunity for the community to get involved in our public schools. The first session of Leadership Hamilton County Schools met on Tuesday, October 16 at the central office of Hamilton County Schools. Leadership Hamilton County Schools is a six-session program running through April that will allow participants to experience the people and programs in our area schools preparing our children for success after graduation.
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Students performing in last year's Hamilton Sings
Fifth-graders to perform in Hamilton Sings next Tuesday
10/19/2018
This year’s Hamilton Sings will take place on Tuesday, October 23 at First Baptist Church on Gateway Avenue. Hamilton Sings is a one-day elementary honor choir event that will include 5th-grade students from every Hamilton County school. Approximately 160 students will participate in this year’s annual musical experience.
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Veteran principal leaves for a state position as high-quality leaders step up to fill new roles
10/16/2018
Robin Copp, principal at Ooltewah High School, has accepted a position with the new Partnership Network for school improvement with the Tennessee Department of Education and her departure will result in a shift of administrative positions in Hamilton County Schools.
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Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences is a Best of the best selection
10/12/2018
The Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences won the 2018 Best Public School award. East Hamilton Middle/High School and Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts were finalists in the same category voted on by Times Free Press readers in the area.
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Collegiate High sophomore performs with renowned flute player
10/11/2018
Collegiate High sophomore Sasha Hitachi is a talented musician with big dreams and plans for her future. One dream was to perform with Emmanuel Pahud, a renowned French and Swiss flute player. Hitachi applied for a masterclass with Pahud, hoping to perform, but she did not expect to have her dream come true. Hitachi was one of only six applicants from the region selected to play in a prestigious event earlier this year at the University of Georgia.
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Students perform at Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts
Three Hamilton County high schools among the state’s best
10/10/2018
Three high schools in Hamilton County Schools are in the top 30 best high schools in the state in the Niche ratings of 2019 Best Schools in America.
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Teacher’s research in France brings French students and teachers to Chattanooga
10/10/2018
A group of high school students and teachers from France will visit the Chattanooga area thanks to the work of a Hamilton County teacher as part of the Global Learning Experience funded by PEF. The French group will arrive in Chattanooga on Friday, October 12 and stay through Saturday, October 20.
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Javontae Jones, a senior at East Hamilton, works on the floor of Gestamp
Gestamp program in Hamilton County Schools is the first to earn U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship designation
10/08/2018
The Gestamp work-based learning program through Hamilton County Schools is the first program in Tennessee to earn the U.S. Department of Labor’s registered apprenticeship designation. Gestamp is now a registered apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing.
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Students to help chart the course for the future at Soddy Daisy High School Investigation completed into viral video comments
10/04/2018
The district will work with students at Soddy Daisy High so all voices are heard in seeking improvement in the school culture. The planned discussions will allow students to share their views on the school climate and chart a course so everyone feels valued at Soddy Daisy High School. The discussions will involve Soddy Daisy High student government and representation from the various student groups at the school.
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Hamilton County Schools posts highest graduation rate since the move to more rigorous requirements in 2011
10/04/2018
Hamilton County Schools has posted the highest graduation rate since the state changed the graduation rate calculation in 2011. The district increased the graduation rate almost two points at 86.5 percent up from 84.6 percent in 2017. The district also moved closer to the state graduation rate in the latest report released today by the Tennessee Department of Education.
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“I am Hamilton” launches with Hixson alum Mayor Jim Coppinger
10/02/2018
“I am Hamilton” will spotlight the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.
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Hamilton County Schools increases Reward Schools for 2018
09/28/2018
Hamilton County Schools had 17 schools recognized as Reward schools in an announcement on Friday by Education Commissioner Candice McQueen releasing the 2018 Reward and Priority schools in the state. The release listed the district as performing at a Satisfactory achievement level in the data announcement. The release was part of the first year of the implementation of the Tennessee school accountability model which includes multiple measures of success.
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Superintendent’s response to YouTube video
09/26/2018
As an educator, I believe that all students deserve a high-quality education. In Hamilton County Schools, we are committed to serving all students well. We have reviewed the video content. We find the comments about young women in this video inexcusable, as the sentiments expressed do not align with the values of Hamilton County Schools.
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Caroline Stamey, a ninth-grader, shares her portfolio of work with Kyle O’Connell, assistant director of admissions at the School of Art Institute in Chicago
Chicago art school visits Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts
09/21/2018
Representatives from the School of Art Institute of Chicago recently visited the Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts to talk with students about the prestigious college’s program and view work of the students at the high school in the area known for graduating exceptional artists.
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Opportunity Zone to hold a community celebration to share accomplishments and connect families with community resources
09/19/2018
You are invited to join in a celebration of accomplishments of the Opportunity Zone schools during the Community Celebration Phase II scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at The Howard School. The Opportunity Zone schools will share their accomplishments and achievements over the past year. Over 15 informational sessions will be available for teachers, parents and community members. The sessions will include information on Volkswagen eLabs, plans for events included in Parent University, and mental health resources. There will also be teacher focus groups and much more during the celebration event.
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Central High School breaks ground for a new track
09/18/2018
Chattanooga Central High School’s track was built in the 1960s with many a Purple Pounder athlete wearing out shoe leather preparing for competition. Now, almost fifty years later, the well-worn track will be broken down for the installation of a new track and a new beginning for the Central High track teams. The new eight-lane track with additional installations for field events including high jump, pole vault, long jump, discuss, and shot put will be ready for track season this spring.
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Loftis Middle receives Level 5 banner
East Ridge Middle, Loftis Middle, and McConnell Elementary among only 65 schools in the state at Level 5 in all subjects
09/17/2018
East Ridge Middle, Loftis Middle, and McConnell Elementary are three schools in our community in select company in Tennessee. All three not only scored a composite Level 5, the highest level of student growth in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) but also scored Level 5 in all individual subject areas. There were just 65 schools across 36 districts in the state to earn Level 5 across all subjects. The subjects on TVAAS are literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, and literacy and numeracy composite.
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McConnell Elementary receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/14/2018
This spotlight shines on McConnell Elementary School in the North River Learning Community. Joe Smith, District 3 representative on the Hamilton County Board of Education, and Dr. Neelie Parker, executive director of the North River Learning Community, present the banner to the students and staff of McConnell Elementary.
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Tyner Middle receives their Level 5 banner
Tyner Middle Academy receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/14/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Tyner Middle Academy in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community.
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Bess T. Shepherd Elementary receives Level 5 banner
Bess T. Shepherd receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/14/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School in the Harrison Bay Learning Community.
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Students at Brainerd High check out a firetruck
Brainerd High holds a kick-off event for Future Ready Institutes
09/13/2018
Brainerd High hosted its Future Ready kick-off event on Wednesday, September 12. Brainerd High School has two Future Ready Institutes: the Institute of Aviation and the Institute of Law, First Responders, and Forensic Science. Also, Brainerd has one Career Academy of Entrepreneurship. These small learning communities are new to Brainerd High this year for both new freshmen and other students already enrolled in the Career Technical Education courses. Students took the YouScience Assessment before engaging in Future Ready Activities specific to each of three small learning communities available at the school.
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10 National Merit Semifinalists for Hamilton County Schools
Hamilton County Schools leads the area in National Merit Semifinalists
09/13/2018
The list of National Merit Semifinalists released recently includes ten seniors from Hamilton County Schools which is the largest number for a school district or private school in the Chattanooga area. Six of the ten were from Signal Mountain Middle-High giving the school the largest number of teens from one school recognized in the Chattanooga area including schools in North Georgia and Northeast Alabama. Students named semifinalists are the highest scoring students in each state and continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship. Semifinalists make up fewer than 1 percent of all U.S. high school seniors.
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Hixson Elementary receives the Level 5 banner
Hixson Elementary receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/13/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Hixson Elementary School in the North River Learning Community.
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Collegiate High students and staff receive the Level 5 banner
Hamilton County Collegiate High receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/13/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community.
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Westview Elementary receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/13/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Westview Elementary School in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community.
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Kids First Coupon Book saves money and helps our schools
09/12/2018
Save money at local stores and help our schools buy purchasing a Kids First Coupon Book for only $10.
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Ooltewah Middle receives a Level 5 banner
Ooltewah Middle receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/12/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Ooltewah Middle School in the Harrison Bay Learning Community.
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Tyner Academy receives Level 5 banner
Tyner Academy receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/12/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Tyner Academy in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community.
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Hunter Middle staff and students receive the Level 5 banner
Hunter Middle receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/12/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Hunter Middle School in the Harrison Bay Learning Community.
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Soddy Elementary receives their banner
Soddy Elementary receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/11/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Soddy Elementary School in the North River Learning Community.
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Rizwaan Abdul-Kadir, a junior at STEM School Chattanooga
STEM School Chattanooga featured on America Achieves Educator Network website
09/11/2018
Accolades for the work at STEM School Chattanooga have been steady in recent months and coming to the school from points around the world. The latest recognition of the excellent work at the school focused on teaching science, technology, engineering, and math comes from America Achieves, an organization accelerating, launching and evaluating promising education interventions. STEM School Chattanooga is a featured school on the organization’s website America Achieves Educator Networks.
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Loftis Middle receives banner for academic growth
Loftis Middle receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/11/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Loftis Middle School in the North River Learning Community.
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presentation of Level 5 banner to Lookout Valley
Lookout Valley Middle/High is presented a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/10/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Lookout Valley Middle/High School in the Rock Point Learning Community.
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Brown students and staff presented the Level 5 banner
Brown Middle receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/10/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Brown Middle School in the Harrison Bay Learning Community.
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Level 5 banner presented to Soddy Daisy Middle
Soddy Daisy Middle School in the North River Learning Community receives a Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/10/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. This spotlight shines on Soddy Daisy Middle School in the North River Learning Community.
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Normal Park presented the Level 5 banner
Normal Park receives the Level 5 banner for academic growth
09/07/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment.
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The seven students from Signal Mountain High
Signal Mountain International Baccalaureate students outscore IB students worldwide
09/06/2018
Seven Signal Mountain Middle/High school sophomores turned their passions into research and outscored other schools worldwide in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP). In the process of completing their IB projects, the teens uncovered new opportunities for their future.
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Apison Elementary banner presented to staff and students
Apison Elementary receives a Level 5 academic growth banner
09/06/2018
Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district that earned Level 5, the highest level of student growth, in the recent Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment.
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Amazon magnifies a student's excitement at the announcement
Amazon Donates $10,000 in STEM Supplies to Hardy Elementary School
09/05/2018
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) supplies are not easy to come by in an elementary school. It became much easier for students at Hardy Elementary recently when Amazon Fulfillment volunteers surprised the school with $10,000 in STEM supplies for the school's STEAM lab. Not only did the volunteers bring the tools for the lab but they stayed to work with students at the school.
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Allen Elementary students and staff receive their Level 5 banner
Allen Elementary receives a Level 5 academic growth banner
09/05/2018
This spotlight shines on Allen Elementary in the North River Learning Community. Rhonda Thurman, District 1 member of the Hamilton County Board of Education, presents the Level 5 banner to the students and staff at Allen Elementary.
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Today's feature Level 5 school is CSAS of the Rock Point Learning Community!
Today's feature Level 5 school is CSAS of the Rock Point Learning Community!
09/04/2018
Achievement banners are presented to schools for earning the highest level of academic achievement. Today's feature Level 5 school is CSAS of the Rock Point Learning Community!
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Level 5 Banner presented to Harrison Elementary School
Level 5 Banner presented to Harrison Elementary School
09/03/2018
This spotlight shines on Harrison Elementary School in the Harrison Bay Learning Community. Dr. Steve Highlander, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Education and John Tharp, executive director of the Harrison Bay Learning Community, present the banner to Harrison Elementary School. Click on the photo to see a video of the banner presentation.
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Achievement banner presented to East Lake Academy
Achievement banner presented to East Lake Academy
09/02/2018
This spotlight shines on East Lake Academy in the Opportunity Zone. Tiffanie Robinson, District 4 member of the Hamilton County Board of Education, presents the banner to the students and staff at East Lake Academy. Click on the photo to see a video of the banner presentation.
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East Ridge Middle - Level 5 Achievement Banner
East Ridge Middle - Level 5 Achievement Banner
09/01/2018
This spotlight shines on East Ridge Middle School in the Harrison Bay Learning Community. David Testerman, District 8 member of the Hamilton County Board of Education, and Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson, present the banner to Principal Angela Cass, the staff, and students at East Ridge Middle. Click on the photo to see a video of the banner presentation.
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Red Bank High receives Level 5 recognition banner
Red Bank High receives Level 5 recognition banner
08/31/2018
This spotlight shines on Red Bank High School in the Rock Point Learning Community. Kathy Lennon, Hamilton County Board of Education District 2, presents the banner to the school at a home football game. Click on the photo to see a video of the banner presentation.
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Wolftever staff and students receive the banner
Wolftever Creek Elementary receives Level 5 recognition banner
08/30/2018
This spotlight shines on Wolftever Creek Elementary School in the Harrison Bay Learning Community. Dr. Steve Highlander, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Education, presents the banner to Principal Gail Huffstutler and students at Wolftever.
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Apison receives their Level 5 banner
Schools receive recognition banners for earning the top rating as a state Level 5 School
08/30/2018
Student academic growth in Hamilton County Schools showed a significant improvement according to the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) for 2018. The overall composite score for student academic growth in Hamilton County Schools improved to Level 3 from Level 1 last year. The state reports TVAAS results for districts and schools using a range from Level 1 to Level 5. Hamilton County Schools is honoring the 25 schools in the district listed at Level 5 in the state report. The schools will be recognized with an academic growth “championship” banner to celebrate the school’s accomplishment. Board members and administrators will present the banners to the Level 5 schools over the next three weeks.
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Rizwaan at work at STEM School Chattanooga
STEM School student’s curiosity helps the school schedule students and build ties with local businesses
08/29/2018
Curiosity about how a computer program works and the ability to figure it out has provided a new student online class scheduling program for STEM School Chattanooga and a new website for a young Chattanooga entrepreneur. Last year, Rizwaan Abdul-Radir, then a freshman at STEM School Chattanooga, a magnet program in the Missionary Ridge Learning Community, figured out the computer database language used in the school’s scheduling program to create a unique product just for scheduling students at STEM school.
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The community is invited to help design Howard Middle School
08/22/2018
The Howard School community has eagerly anticipated the return of Howard Middle School since the announcement that a renewed school would return in the $125 million school improvement plan for Hamilton County Schools announced last year. Now parents and community members have an opportunity to join in the planning process to design a school that will prepare the children of the community for a bright future. Community meetings are scheduled for tomorrow and Friday in the Howard High gymnasium. The meeting on Thursday, August 23 will begin at 5 p.m., and the Friday meeting on August 24 will begin at 8:30 a.m. The meeting schedule was formatted with varied times to give more residents in the community an opportunity to participate in one of the sessions.
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cutting the ribbon to open the new Hixson Middle VW eLab
Governor Haslam joins local partners to open VW eLabs
08/21/2018
Governor Bill Haslam, Mayor Jim Coppinger, and Mayor Andy Berke joined with students, parents and community leaders to cut the ribbon to open the new VW eLab at Hixson Middle School. Hixson Middle was one of eight new VW eLabs opened this school year in Hamilton County Schools. The other VW eLabs are located at Brainerd High, Brown Middle, Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts, Hixson High, Ooltewah Middle, Orchard Knob Middle and Soddy Daisy Middle.
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Graph of last year's and this year's TVAAS results
Hamilton County Schools Posts Highest Student Academic Growth Since 2013
08/16/2018
Student academic growth in Hamilton County Schools showed significant improvement according to the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) for 2018. The overall composite score for student academic growth in Hamilton County Schools improved to Level 3 – meeting growth expectations – from Level 1 last year. The state department reports TVAAS results for districts and schools using a range from Level 1 to Level 5. The 2018 results are the first time since 2013 that the district’s overall TVAAS composite across all subjects showed students meeting growth expectations.
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Mayor Coppinger visits Red Bank High with Superintendent Johnson
08/10/2018
Mayor Jim Coppinger took time out of his busy schedule to visit with students and teachers at Red Bank High School today. The mayor joined Superintendent Bryan Johnson, Dr. Steve Highlander, board chairman and District 2 board member Kathy Lennon on the latest school visit by the superintendent on his tour of schools to open the new school year. The group’s visit to Red Bank High, part of the Rock Point Learning Community in Hamilton County Schools, included a stop in the JROTC program, a chemistry class, the VW eLab, and band practice.
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Agreement signing at East Hamilton
Bryan College to partner with East Hamilton School in the Institute for Leadership, Business, and Marketing
08/10/2018
East Hamilton School welcomed the Bryan College leadership and Business Department faculty to the school today to formally announce the partnership that will bring the Bryan College Institute of Leadership, Business, and Marketing to the school. Bryan College is the latest community partner to sign on to a Future Ready Institute in Hamilton County Schools. Future Ready Institutes opened in Hamilton County Schools this week in the districts high schools. The formal signing of the agreement took place during a special ceremony at East Hamilton today at 9 a.m.
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Administrators in Hamilton County Schools reviewing the first day of school
08/08/2018
Administrators in Hamilton County Schools got together this afternoon to debrief the events of the first day of school. School leaders want to understand what went right and what could be improved in the future. In the video clip, you will see district administrators listing on wall charts issues they feel could be improved. Every detail of the day is considered as the district seeks to be better tomorrow in all aspects of service to children and parents.
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Ray Laliberte of CCA demonstrates at for fellow theater teachers
Local companies invest in the arts in Hamilton County Schools
08/08/2018
Local teachers in the visual and performing arts were able to come together and share their craft and learn from each other this week thanks to Neuhoff Taylor Architects, P.C. and Advanced Energy Engineering & Design, Inc. The two companies sponsored the Hamilton County Visual & Performing Arts In-Service Day on Wednesday, August 6, at First Baptist Church on Gateway Avenue.
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New Action Plan for Hamilton County Schools provides a roadmap to future success
08/02/2018
Just as children get excited about a new school year, administrators and teachers are enthusiastic about a new direction that will mean improved schools for children. The new direction for Hamilton County Schools is the new five-year action plan Future Ready 2023.
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Parent University Kick-Off
Parent University Kick-Off
08/01/2018
A District-Wide CelebrationJoin as we celebrate the launch of Parent University and an exciting start to the 2018-19 school year! You're invited! Join us, Saturday, August 4th, 10am-2pm, at First Tennessee Pavilion for an afternoon of fun, food, and free school supplies! This event will be held Rain or Shine!
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Kickoff the new school year with a community celebration August 4 Parent University to provide parents with tools for student success
07/27/2018
A new school year is an exciting time for kids, parents, teachers and the community. Hamilton County Schools wants to build on that excitement by bringing everyone together for a new school year celebration. The event will launch a new school year and a new opportunity for parents to get involved in their child’s education. The kickoff celebration will be held on Saturday, August 4 at the First Tennessee Pavilion.
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Students in class working with CSO
Hamilton County Schools partnership with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera will expand opportunities for children
07/26/2018
Hamilton County Schools and The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera are excited to announce an official partnership that will increase fine arts programs available in the community’s public schools.
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Jack Poss, senior at Signal Mountain High
Signal Mountain senior aces the ACT with the highest possible composite score
07/25/2018
Jack Poss, a senior at Signal Mountain High School, is on his way to locking up a spot at his choice university as he posted the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. According to the ACT, only one-tenth of 1 percent of all test takers earn the top score on the national standardized test used for college admissions in the United States.
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Hamilton County Schools improves faster than the state in grades 3-8 literacy. Proactive changes show promise but much more work to be done
07/19/2018
TNReady results released today by the state show gains in literacy for Hamilton County Schools. In grade 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and high school math, Hamilton County Schools improved faster than the state. Overall, students have moved closer to state results in six of 10 grade level subject areas.
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Student working in a lab in Hamilton County Schools
Reserve your place in the first class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools
07/16/2018
Hamilton County Schools has developed a new way for community leaders to experience the school district and the rewards and challenges of preparing the community’s children for future success. Leadership Hamilton County Schools is coming this fall to foster informed citizen leaders and transform communities. The series of sessions will begin in September and run through April of next year.
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Student jumping for joy for online registration
New student online registration for Hamilton County Schools begins Monday
07/13/2018
Students new to Hamilton County Schools for the 2018-2019 school year will be able to register online beginning Monday, July 16 on the district website at hcde.org. Online registration for new students will continue until Tuesday, September 7, 2018.
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Chattanooga Gas representatives present a big check to Hamilton County Schools
Chattanooga Gas funding adds First Tee golf program at 29 Hamilton County Schools
07/13/2018
Chattanooga Gas donated $35,000 in January for the training of teachers and equipment for ten schools. The company donated an additional $136,500 to purchase equipment to expand the program to the additional 29 schools.
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Online registration for returning students
07/10/2018
Hamilton County Schools has taken the registration process digital. Registration is online this year to streamline providing student and parent information. Parents can access online registration on the district’s new website. Registration is necessary for all students from first-grade to seniors in high school during the online registration.
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Parents and community invited to view plans for new East Hamilton Middle
07/06/2018
There will be a public meeting to view plans for the new East Hamilton Middle School on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 at East Hamilton School. TWH Architects representatives will be at the meeting to provide an overview of the project and plans for the new middle school for the Missionary Ridge Learning Community of Hamilton County Schools. The meeting will be in the theater at East Hamilton School.
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Hixson team Ciera Smidt, Brooke Watne, Rachael Lane, Nathan Schofield, Bhumi Patel, Amy Carranza, and Allison McCollum
Hixson High places in competitions at the International Health Professionals Leadership Conference
07/05/2018
Hixson High Health Occupations students continued the school’s legacy of success at the Future Healthcare Professionals International Leadership Conference with two students placing in the Top 10 in their respective competitions. Recent Hixson graduate Ciera Smidt won a silver medal placing second in Nursing Assisting. Hixson High has placed in the top two in the event for the fourth consecutive year! Nathan Schofield also placed in the top 10 taking eighth in Physical Therapy; another competition in which Hixson has a top 10 legacy. The conference was in Dallas, Texas.
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Dr. Ware leads cheers for summer graduates at 2018 summer graduation
Dr. Le Andrea Ware named the new leader of Howard High
06/29/2018
Dr. Le Andrea Ware returned to her alma mater Howard High earlier this year to close out the school year, and her love for the school and community has led her to make the Howard move permanent. Ware will remove the interim tag and become the executive principal of Howard High. Ware showed her love and dedication to Howard students earlier today at the school’s summer graduation as she led parents and others in attendance in cheering on the 18 Howard High 2018 summer graduates. Ware commended the summer graduates for their perseverance and grit for returning to summer school to complete their graduation requirements. “These young people did not listen when some may have said you can't finish, and today they are boldly saying yes we can,” Ware said to the crowd gathered for the graduation ceremony. “We salute these young people, and this is a day of celebration.”
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Howard Summer Graduation Celebration set for Thursday
06/26/2018
Howard High School will hold the summer graduation celebration called Power of Hope Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Howard High School. Summer graduates exuding the power of hope will include 18 graduates of Howard.
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Dr. Kelley Weiss and Dr. Ashley Aldridge Wilson
Principal selections announced for Alpine Crest and Nolan
06/22/2018
Hamilton County Schools today announced the principal selections for Nolan Elementary and Alpine Crest Elementary for next school year. The talent team for the school district searched across the country to attract the best school leaders as part of their mission to attract great teachers and leaders to Hamilton County Schools. One search landed in Maine and the other in Nashville to secure the top principal talent for the children of the Tennessee Valley. Dr. Kelley Weiss will be the new principal at Alpine Crest Elementary while Dr. Ashley Aldridge Wilson will be the new principal at Nolan Elementary.
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Kristen Nauss new director of School Nutrition
Kristen Nauss to serve students as director of School Nutrition for Hamilton County Schools
06/15/2018
Kristen Nauss, a resident of Hamilton County and Soddy-Daisy, is returning to Hamilton County Schools to lead the School Nutrition Department as the new director. Nauss will take over for Carolyn Childs who retired after 11 years with the district. Nauss was the supervisor of nutritional services in Hamilton County Schools from 2011 to 2014.
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Jaylon Harris, a graduate of Central High, with his Gail Links Scholarship
2018 Graduates of Hamilton County Schools offered over $31 million in scholarships
06/14/2018
Reaching graduation day is an important milestone for high school teens, but it is also a starting point for the rest of their lives. A larger number of 2018 graduates of Hamilton County Schools will have a head start on their next step as the class received $10 million more in scholarship offers than the previous class. The Class of 2018 had over $31 million in scholarship offers to colleges and universities.
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Future Ready Institutes get a boost from a state education grant
06/13/2018
Hamilton County Schools has added $75,000 in funding from the Perkins Reserve Consolidated Grant to start Future Ready Institutes in schools this fall. The grant will provide opportunities for teachers to attend conferences and training sessions focused on Career Academy best practices, national standards, project-based learning, design thinking instruction and early post-secondary learning programs.
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Hixson students and local elected officials turn the first shovels of dirt for the new school track.
Hixson breaks ground on a new track
06/12/2018
Hixson High School recently broke ground to begin work on a new track for the school and a resurfacing of the football field. Track team members, coaches, school administrators and community leaders joined to turn dirt on the beginning of the Hixson project.
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