#5 – Opening of the expanded Snow Hill Elementary, Howard Connect Academy and new school construction
Posted on 08/02/2019
New front entrance to Howard ConnectWe are counting down the top seven reasons to be excited about the first day of school on Wednesday, August 7. Yes, next Wednesday is the first day of school!

Reason #5: The opening of the expanded Snow Hill Elementary, Howard Connect Academy, and construction moves forward on two new schools.

Snow Hill Elementary will open with a new look on August 7 as the addition and renovation have been completed and ready for children on the first day of school. The addition includes a new multipurpose gym area, 12 new classrooms, improved pickup/drop-off area improved with improved access for vehicles, and a reconfigured office area and main entry. Click on the link below to see the new look of Snow Hill Elementary.

New look for Snow Hill

Howard Connect Academy
The new Howard Connect will open on Wednesday, August 7, for grades 6 through 8. Howard Connect is an open enrollment school in the district with enrollment priority for those living in the Howard community. The school is located at 100 25th Street, in a newly renovated space from floor to ceiling. The school has adequate space to support its design principles, featuring an industrial vibe with bold use of color in the school decor. The Howard Connect mascot is the Hustlin’ Tigers, and the school colors are maroon and gold. The school will have sports teams, after-school clubs, extra-curricular activities, and more as the school grows.

Watch the video with an interview with Mardee Miller, the principal of Howard Connect, and a sneak preview of the new-look school that will break the mold of education in grades 6 through 8. New Howard Connect Academy

Howard Connect YouTube Video

Howard Connect Google Video

Construction of East Hamilton Middle and Harrison Elementary
Construction will continue throughout this school year for the new East Hamilton Middle and Harrison Elementary. Both schools are slated to open for the 2020-2021 school year.

Check out progress of East Hamilton Middle

The first day of school is important for students of all ages- whether it be the first day of Kindergarten or the first day of senior year. Attendance on the first day sets the tone for the rest of the school year. Hamilton County Schools wants every student to be #FirstDayReady!

Reasons to be excited about the first day of school on Wednesday, August 7
#7 – New Buses and Bus Service from First Student
#6 – The Back to School Bash (tomorrow 10 to 2) at First Tennessee Pavilion and Finley Stadium
#5 – Opening of expanded Snow Hill Elementary, Howard Connect Academy and new school construction
#4 - Coming tomorrow!