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Showing posts with label Huntsville City Schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Huntsville City Schools. Show all posts

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Parents voice concern at Huntsville City Schools town hall following bad state report card


Parents voice concern at Huntsville City Schools town hall following bad state report card


Article Excerpt: "... With chronic absenteeism, disciplinary issues and not enough certified teachers, school leaders called upon parents and the community to do their part at home as they continue to work on a long term resolution to improve district 1 ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, January 29, 2018

Grissom High School Ranks Highest for Huntsville City Schools and #9 in State of Alabama in Niche Ranking


2018 Best Public High Schools in Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings ..."


Reference: www.niche.com

Thursday, January 25, 2018

3 Huntsville schools on state's 2018 failing schools list


3 Huntsville schools on state's 2018 failing schools list


Article Excerpt: "... Only three schools from north Alabama made the list. All three are in Huntsville. The schools named are Jemison High School, Lee High School and Ronald McNair 7-8 ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pepper spray used in school fight lands four students under arrest and six in the hospital


Pepper spray used in school fight lands four students under arrest and six in the hospital


Article Excerpt: "... A fight at Jemison High School on Thursday landed four students under arrest, and six more in the hospital. The fight broke out in the hallway during lunch and escalated when a student used pepper spray, affecting other students in the area ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Huntsville City Schools: An app to track your child's bus


BACK-TO-SCHOOL: There's an app for that, turn by turn bus tracking


Durham Bus Tracker (DBT)
Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville City Schools is partnering with Durham School Services again to offer turn by turn tracking right on your cell phone or tablet for your child's bus. The district offered the app last year but out of the 5,000 bus riders in Huntsville, only 25 % of parents actually used it ..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Huntsville City Schools to push back high school start times


Huntsville City Schools to push back high school start times


Article Excerpt: "... the administration believes this is a safe way to alleviate bus issues. If the start times for buses that do dual-routes is staggered, then they believe this will result in fewer delays. Ferrell said this would help particularly in west Huntsville because of the distance between schools and the amount of ground buses cover on longer routes. Spokesman Keith Ward said school leaders also believe that this will be safer for teen drivers heading to school ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, January 30, 2017

Matthew Akin named Huntsville City Schools superintendent


Matthew Akin named Huntsville City Schools superintendent


Article Excerpt: "... Akin was with Piedmont City Schools for 15 years. He served as coordinator for administrative services, a principal, and most recently as superintendent ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Five Huntsville schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence


Five Huntsville schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence


Article Excerpt: "...Principals and teachers from the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA), Challenger Elementary, Grissom High, Huntsville High, and Weatherly Heights Elementary were on hand to receive the coveted Lighthouse Award to honor each school’s achievements. Now, there are 12 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence within the Huntsville City School district ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Huntsville City Schools teacher explains why she’s resigning due to a flawed system


Huntsville City Schools teacher explains why she’s resigning due to a flawed system


Article Excerpt: "... For this teacher, she now believes her place is best outside the classroom. "I don't think we matter anymore,” stated Hill. “I will not stand and say I’m teaching them when I'm only preparing them for a test that may not matter in real life." ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Majority-to-Minority Huntsville City School transfers will open on April 15th


Huntsville City Schools hosting parent meetings on "M-to-M" transfers


Article Excerpt: "...Applications for the Majority-to-Minority transfers will open on April 15th and last one month. If you apply during this time, your child will be entered into a lottery. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lockheed Martin donated $200,000 to Project Lead The Way for elementary schools in the Huntsville City School System


Lockheed Martin Donates $200K To Bring Science And Technology Program To All Huntsville City Elementary Schools


Article Excerpt: "... This grant makes Huntsville City Schools the largest school district in Alabama that has implemented Project Lead The Way in all of its elementary, middle and high schools. With more than 23,000 students, the district also is one of the few of its size in the United States with 100 percent implementation of Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading provider of STEM programs. ..."


Reference: www.marketwatch.com

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ruling on the Alabama Accountability Act


Huntsville school district responds to Accountability Act ruling


Article Excerpt: "... A Montgomery judge struck down the state's tax credits for parents who move their children from failing public schools to private schools. ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Leaders trying to repair Huntsville's Failing Schools

Huntsville Leaders Fight Perception of Failing Schools


Article Excerpt: "... A list labeling nine Huntsville schools as ‘failing’ has forced the city to tackle the negative perception some people have of our schools. Mayor Tommy Battle is leading the campaign, going into those failing schools to find out what is really going on inside. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Army Cyber Command To Educate Future Cyber Security Experts Through Huntsville Schools

Huntsville Schools Join Army Cyber Command To Ready Next Generation Cyber Security Experts


Article Excerpt: "... This agreement will make Huntsville City Schools the only school system in the United States to have such a partnership with the U.S. Army. The project will develop a career pathway from middle school through high school that will prepare our students for high-wage jobs in the cyber security field. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

New schools coming to Huntsville

Judge approves Huntsville City Schools changes


Article Excerpt: "... Those plans include a new building for Johnson High School. Once that is complete, Davis Hills and Ed White middle schools will merge and occupy a new building on the old Johnson site. ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Are Huntsville City Schools discipline numbers being manipulated?

Sources: Huntsville teachers asked to ignore minor incidents, threats


Article Excerpt: "... Sources said Huntsville City Schools top administration told all principals and teachers to change the way they report incidents to the district to manipulate discipline numbers...."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, October 1, 2012

Protest over Huntsville City Schools Butler High Scholl Alleged Assault

Group plans protest over Butler High incident


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Many in the community are outraged over a recent alleged assault at Butler High School. Now some are taking a stand against Huntsville City Schools, demanding a change to bullying policies. ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, September 28, 2012

Butler High School student allegedly beaten, stripped in school bathroom

Girl beaten, stripped in school bathroom


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -The mother of a Butler High School student said her daughter was beaten and stripped of her shirt and bra in a school bathroom. ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Huntsville City School teachers will not get raise (school board)

No raises for Huntsville City School teachers


Article Excerpt: "... There will be no raises for teachers in Huntsville City Schools. The decision came out of Tuesday night's school board budget meeting. ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tax renewal will pay to maintain Huntsville city schools

Huntsville Voters Say Yes To The Ad Valorem Tax Vote


Article Excerpt: "... The Ad Valorem tax renewal will pay to maintain city schools and provide money to replace eight outdated schools. The school system has already made plans to rebuild older buildings. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com