Hamilton Co. Schools rated 'satisfactory' by state
Hamilton Co. Schools rated 'satisfactory' by state

Hamilton County Schools are rated 'Satisfactory,' according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Education.

McMinn County Schools selects Lee Parkison as new director
McMinn County Schools selects Lee Parkison as new director

The McMinn County School Board has selected a new director of schools.

Whitwell Middle student suspended for 'death wish' list
Whitwell Middle student suspended for 'death wish' list

A Whitwell Middle School 6th grader has been suspended after administrators discovered he had written a 'death wish' list, containing the names of six other students.

Signal Mountain High leads area in National Merit Scholar semi-finalists
Signal Mountain High leads area in National Merit Scholar semi-finalists

The list of National Merit Semifinalists released recently includes six seniors from Signal Mountain High, which is the largest number for any public or private school in the Chattanooga area.

Daisy Elementary, other schools begin new behavior program
Daisy Elementary, other schools begin new behavior program

Several Hamilton County elementary schools have implemented a new positive behavior program, called the house system.

Hamilton County school director promotes readin' writin' and rappin'
Hamilton County school director promotes readin' writin' and rappin'

How do you get the attention of elementary students these days? One area school director just might have the answer.

Walk 4 Water provides lifelong lesson for Signal Mountain students
Walk 4 Water provides lifelong lesson for Signal Mountain students

Signal Mountain Middle High School students have been learning about the importance of clean water in impoverished countries.

Hixson High sets the pace for Future Ready Institutes
Hixson High sets the pace for Future Ready Institutes

At Hixson High School, you're just as likely to see students outside in a greenhouse, as you are in a traditional classroom.

Parent expresses concerns about overcrowding on Hamilton Co. School buses
Parent expresses concerns about overcrowding on Hamilton Co. School buses

Roddy Coe said on average seven to eight children are standing on a bus.

Cleveland High students fly high with new aviation class
Cleveland High students fly high with new aviation class

Aviation is one of ten career and technical education programs offered by Cleveland High.

Dalton's top teacher wins a new Ford Escape for a year
Dalton's top teacher wins a new Ford Escape for a year

In her Teacher of the Year application, LeLe Dean said she is not comfortable with labeling herself an outstanding teacher, but she can share what she finds important and what she has learned from her peers and mentor teachers.

Whitfield Education Foundation awards $62K in teacher grants
Whitfield Education Foundation awards $62K in teacher grants

The Whitfield Education Foundation awarded 35 Innovative Teaching Grants in the amount of $62,000 to teachers within the Whitfield County School System. This is the largest amount of grant funds awarded in the history of the Whitfield Education Foundation

SCHOOL PATROL: Chattanooga Preparatory School opens with 60 sixth-grade boys
SCHOOL PATROL: Chattanooga Preparatory School opens with 60 sixth-grade boys

The success of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy charter school has led to a "brother school," so to speak. The all-boys school, Chattanooga Preparatory school opened this week.

Gordon Lee Middle teacher/coach Greg Landers dies at 49
Gordon Lee Middle teacher/coach Greg Landers dies at 49

In Chickamauga, the Gordon Lee school community is mourning the sudden loss of a beloved teacher.

YCAP program provides summer mentoring for young males
YCAP program provides summer mentoring for young males

More than twenty years ago, Joe Smith saw a need in Chattanooga. He used his athletic skills to encourage at-risk youths to put on boxing gloves, to channel their mischievous energies into something constructive.

Another "mixed bag" of TNReady test scores
Another "mixed bag" of TNReady test scores

It's a "mixed bag," according to state officials, with scores up slightly in some subject areas, and down slightly in others.  However there were sizable drops, both statewide and in Hamilton County, in high school reading and English scores.

School Board gives mostly high marks to Supt. Bryan Johnson
School Board gives mostly high marks to Supt. Bryan Johnson

Hamilton County School Board members give superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson mostly high marks in his first evaluation, although his score falls short of Rick Smith's score in 2015.

Dalton High students get hands-on experience at summer med camp
Dalton High students get hands-on experience at summer med camp

This unique consortium is designed to open doors for students to pursue health occupations as a career.

Biggest principal shakeup in Hamilton Co. schools is now complete
Biggest principal shakeup in Hamilton Co. schools is now complete

The biggest principal shakeup in Hamilton County schools is now complete, as Dr. LeAndrea Ware is named principal of Howard School.

E.L. Ross Elementary wins Beacon School learning award
E.L. Ross Elementary wins Beacon School learning award

Leading EdTech company Imagine Learning recently announced E.L. Ross Elementary School in Cleveland, Tennessee as one of their distinguished “Beacon School” award winners. Students at E.L. Ross worked throughout the year on the Imagine Languag

Marines honor memory of Grundy County's Hunter Northcutt
Marines honor memory of Grundy County's Hunter Northcutt

The US Marines have paid tribute to Hunter Northcutt, a Grundy County High School student who died of leukemia before he could realize his dream of becoming a Marine. The 6th Marine Corps District presented Northcutt's dad and sister, Marty and Tori with

Camp K could lead to early school success
Camp K could lead to early school success

It is camp season for Hamilton County students, and the newest summer camp is in full swing at thirteen elementary schools. Camp K is giving hundreds of children a much needed introduction to kindergarten. Throughout the month of June, four and five-year

UPDATE: Hamilton Co Schools receive state education grant for Future Ready Institutes
UPDATE: Hamilton Co Schools receive state education grant for Future Ready Institutes

Hamilton County Schools is gearing up for the launch of it's Future Ready Institutes this fall. 

Best selling children's book author returns home to Thrasher Elementary
Best selling children's book author returns home to Thrasher Elementary

There was a special reading celebration at Thrasher Elementary School on Signal Mountain.

Snow Hill Elem. parents, students protest principal transfer
Snow Hill Elem. parents, students protest principal transfer

Some Hamilton County elementary students and parents are protesting the transfer of their principal.

Eagle Scout builds outdoor classroom for Middle Valley school
Eagle Scout builds outdoor classroom for Middle Valley school

Eagle Scout Carson Barasha has built an outdoor "butterfly classroom" for Middle Valley Elementary School.

Ridgeland High JROTC earns Air Force award
Ridgeland High JROTC earns Air Force award

Unit GA-801 at Ridgeland High School in Walker County has been selected as one of 125 units to receive the 2017-18 Air Force Distinguished Unit with Merit Award.

Hamilton County schools, board member districts don't always match
Hamilton County schools, board member districts don't always match

In Hamilton County, several school board seats are on the ballot in the August general election. It may come as a surprise that the school board member you elect in your district, may not end up representing your child’s school.  

Hamilton County's longest-tenured principal retires
Hamilton County's longest-tenured principal retires

Margo Williams has been at Westview Elementary School for nineteen years, in two buildings, working for five superintendents.

Frank Jones will lead East Hamilton boys basketball
Frank Jones will lead East Hamilton boys basketball

Longtime Hamilton County principal and coach Frank Jones has been named head boys basketball coach at East Hamilton School.

Hixson High takes $75,000 first prize in Vans Custom Culture Competition
Hixson High takes $75,000 first prize in Vans Custom Culture Competition

The nationwide Vans™ Custom Culture competition featured a pool of 500 entries, with the art program from Hixson taking the top honors and a prize of $75,000 dollars.

Murray School Board votes to remove Supt. Eric McFee; he said he wasn't fired
Murray School Board votes to remove Supt. Eric McFee; he said he wasn't fired

The Murray County (GA) School Board voted Thursday to relieve Supt. Eric McFee of his duties.  He took office in August 2016, replacing Vickie Reed, who had served in the position for ten years.   

Cleveland Middle computer app students get college credit
Cleveland Middle computer app students get college credit

18 Cleveland Middle School Computer Applications students passed all 3 exams, and received 3 semester hours of credit from Cleveland State.

"Ellen" show teacher reflects on national spotlight
"Ellen" show teacher reflects on national spotlight

Brittany Harris goes the extra mile each day at Barger Academy. On weekends, she takes her classroom on the road, and her hard work put her in the national spotlight.

Five new principals named, ten to go; part of major HCDE reorganization
Five new principals named, ten to go; part of major HCDE reorganization

Brent Eller has been named principal of East Hamilton Middle/High School, replacing retiring Gail Chuy. Eller has been principal of Loftis Middle School since 2012. 

STEM School's Donen wins statewide excellence award
STEM School's Donen wins statewide excellence award

Dr. Tony Donen, principal of STEM School Chattanooga, has earned a STEM Excellence Award from the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN).

Ocoee Middle band members mentor students with special needs
Ocoee Middle band members mentor students with special needs

Ocoee Middle School in Bradley County has adopted a program called United Sound, which encourages longtime band members to mentor students with special needs.

Dade family says cannabis oil worth the risk
Dade family says cannabis oil worth the risk

Ravaged by a neurological disorder that would not respond to traditional treatments, Gage Henry's family turned to cannabis oil, a form of “medical marijuana,” and found almost-immediate relief.

Former bus driver suing Grundy Co. Director of Schools, school board
Former bus driver suing Grundy Co. Director of Schools, school board

A former school bus driver is suing the Grundy County School Board and Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey.

Polk Co. Schools receive $867K grant for college access
Polk Co. Schools receive $867K grant for college access

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has announced that Polk County Schools is the recipient of an $867,210 GEAR UP grant over the next six years. The grant funds will provide services to students and families with the aim of increasing enrollment an

Lookout Valley's Rushworth wins statewide award.
Lookout Valley's Rushworth wins statewide award.

Rick Rushworth, principal at Lookout Valley Middle/High School, has been named the recipient of a 2018 Tennessee Music Education Association’s Outstanding Administrator award.

Rude awakening? How to get your kids ready for the first day of school alarm
Rude awakening? How to get your kids ready for the first day of school alarm

It's a question that resurfaces every year for parents of school-age children: At the end of summer, should we let them sleep in and squeeze every ounce out of their fleeting freedom? 

Ten Hamilton County principals retire, another to be reassigned
Ten Hamilton County principals retire, another to be reassigned

Ten Hamilton County principals, including the county's longest-tenured principal, and another who leads the county's largest school, will retire at the end of this school year.  

Dalton High "Catabots" in world robotic competition
Dalton High "Catabots" in world robotic competition

The First Robotics Team at Dalton High School (the Catabots) have earned the right to compete in the First Robotics World Championship in Houston, TX, next week.  The team will leave for Houston on Wednesday April 18 and return to Dalton on Saturday April 21st. 

Ooltewah High Band Director Joel Denton wins national award
Ooltewah High Band Director Joel Denton wins national award

The Country Music Association recently announced Ooltewah High band director Joel Denton as a recipient of a 2018 CMA Music Teachers of Excellence award.  

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