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.  

Dalton Public Schools begin improving safety after incident at Dalton HS
Dalton Public Schools begin improving safety after incident at Dalton HS

At a board meeting on March 28, Superintendent Tim Scott, Director of Operations Rusty Lount and Chief Financial Officer Theresa Perry presented  safety recommendations.

Cleveland Police review school safety
Cleveland Police review school safety

This week, Cleveland City School's resource officers participated in a safety summit. 

New principal Chris James takes the helm at Brainerd High
New principal Chris James takes the helm at Brainerd High

There has been a change at the top, at Brainerd High School. Hamilton County school officials are hoping Chris James can give the school a boost. 

Whitfield students will not be allowed to participate in Wednesday walkout
Whitfield students will not be allowed to participate in Wednesday walkout

In a change of course from an earlier decision, Whitfield County Schools students will not be allowed to walk out of class on Wednesday to speak out on gun reform and school safety issues.

Radio host's personal finance tips help Boyd Buchanan high schoolers
Radio host's personal finance tips help Boyd Buchanan high schoolers

For more than a quarter century, radio host Dave Ramsey has shared financial advice on some five hundred stations.  Now, his plain-talk approach to money matters is part of a required classroom curriculum.

Hamilton County superintendent unhappy with recent school headlines
Hamilton County superintendent unhappy with recent school headlines

Hamilton County school superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson is unhappy with "Chattanooga media" for what he calls "sensationalism." 

Hamilton County students will be allowed to participate in walkouts
Hamilton County students will be allowed to participate in walkouts

Anticipating student-led walkouts as a statement against gun violence in schools, Hamilton County school administrators are advising principals to allow students to participate. On March 14th, students across the nation are planning to walkout at 10:00 AM for 17 minutes, and on April 20th, some are promoting the idea of students to stay out of school. 

Hamilton County school board member apologizes to teachers on retirement comment
Hamilton County school board member apologizes to teachers on retirement comment

Hamilton Co. School Board member Tiffanie Robinson apologizes to teachers for her statement that the early retirement incentive "would weed out some of the older, more expensive, and possibly less effective employees."

FIRST ON 3: Hamilton County superintendent re-stocks school central office
FIRST ON 3: Hamilton County superintendent re-stocks school central office

Documents obtained by Channel 3 show a wave of recent hires by new Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson is resulting in the largest central office staff in years. 

UPDATE: 2018-19 calendar approved for Hamilton County students
UPDATE: 2018-19 calendar approved for Hamilton County students

The proposed changes to the Hamilton County schools calendar are triggering a wide range of opinions.

UPDATE: Murphy High School principal indicted on two charges of indecent liberties with student
UPDATE: Murphy High School principal indicted on two charges of indecent liberties with student

Cherokee County Schools has suspended Murphy High School Principal Thomas Graham in response to allegations of misconduct. 

Two Hamilton Heights hoops stars named McDonald's All Americans
Two Hamilton Heights hoops stars named McDonald's All Americans

Jazmine Massengill and Elizabeth Balogun from Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga were named to the McDonald’s All American Game in the same ceremony Friday as part of the McDonald's Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance. Balogun, headed to Georgia Tech, and Massengill, who is committed to Tennessee, will be playing in the game, but they’ll be facing each other on different teams. Balogun will play for the West and Massen...

Remembering the scene of the Woodmore tragedy
Remembering the scene of the Woodmore tragedy

On the Monday before Thanksgiving 2016, it seemed like an ordinary school bus ride for Woodmore Elementary students.

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