UPDATE: Benton Elementary School roof repairs to be finished this week
UPDATE: Benton Elementary School roof repairs to be finished this week

Tuesday, crews worked to put the roof back together. Air quality and asbestos experts examined the cafeteria as a precaution.

State Report Card shows ups and downs in Hamilton schools
State Report Card shows ups and downs in Hamilton schools

Several Hamilton County schools are celebrating, while others are commiserating after the release of the State Report Card from the Tennessee Department of Education.

Ooltewah High art student wins county anti-littering contest
Ooltewah High art student wins county anti-littering contest

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger awarded Evan Mauldin at Ooltewah High School Monday morning.

Dalton Brookwood students take on hunger
Dalton Brookwood students take on hunger

In Dalton, Brookwood Elementary fifth graders are finding ways to solve hunger issues right in their own community.

Food City awards School Bucks money to area schools
Food City awards School Bucks money to area schools

Food City officials presented southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia area schools with checks totaling more than $100,000 from the School Bucks program.  

SCHOOL PATROL: Central HS teacher Jerry Webb wins $50K prize
SCHOOL PATROL: Central HS teacher Jerry Webb wins $50K prize

Central High teacher Jerry Webb learned he is one of fifteen $50,000 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools winners, and the only one from Tennessee.

Longtime Cleveland mayor Rowland honored by Cleveland High
Longtime Cleveland mayor Rowland honored by Cleveland High

The longtime mayor of Cleveland, TN was honored at Cleveland High School.

Georgia schools debate: Start school in August or September?
Georgia schools debate: Start school in August or September?

Some Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation that would require school districts to wait until after Labor Day to start school. 

Hamilton County school principal, board member Bill Eldridge dies at 92
Hamilton County school principal, board member Bill Eldridge dies at 92

A longtime Hamilton County educator and school board member has died. William Gene “Bill” Eldridge passed away Thursday at the age of 92.

Tennessee students improve on ACT, Hamilton high school scores listed
Tennessee students improve on ACT, Hamilton high school scores listed

Bradley County leads the way in Southeast Tennessee, with the highest overall ACT score among area county and city school districts. Hamilton County's score was the same as the year before, at 19.9.

Sequatchie Co. superintendent removes high school principal Layne
Sequatchie Co. superintendent removes high school principal Layne

Tommy Layne had hoped to retire after this school year with fifty years of service with Sequatchie County Schools Those plans are up in the air after what is being called a "surprise" transfer to a teaching position. 

Michigan Avenue kindergarten teacher wins $10K grant for technology
Michigan Avenue kindergarten teacher wins $10K grant for technology

As one of five national winners in online voting, Kindergarten teacher Jessica Morgan wins a $10,000 computer lab grant for the school.

SCHOOL PATROL: Sale Creek School welcomes students from France
SCHOOL PATROL: Sale Creek School welcomes students from France

The unusual arrangement began, thanks to Sale Creek teacher David Helton who dreamed big, of a trip to France that would open new doors for his students.

Ooltewah Elementary principal demoted due to "personal mistakes"
Ooltewah Elementary principal demoted due to "personal mistakes"

Thomas Arnold, in his eleventh year as principal of Ooltewah Elementary School, has been reassigned to an assistant principal position at East Ridge Middle School.

Dade schools introduce new incident management system
Dade schools introduce new incident management system

Dade County Superintendent Dr. Jan Harris has announced a new Incident Management System in Dade County Schools.

Ooltewah High principal Robin Copp leaving for state job
Ooltewah High principal Robin Copp leaving for state job

From Hamilton County Department of Education: 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. Copp was in her third year as principa

Bledsoe Middle School wins grant for new student fitness center
Bledsoe Middle School wins grant for new student fitness center

Bledsoe County Middle School celebrated a new addition this week with a massive pep rally.

UPDATE: Four Central High students taken to hospital after marijuana incident
UPDATE: Four Central High students taken to hospital after marijuana incident

Four students ended up at the hospital after eating fruit roll ups laced with marijuana.

Hamilton County high school graduation numbers improve
Hamilton County high school graduation numbers improve

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts leads the way among Hamilton County high schools with a 100% graduation rate during the 2017-18 school year.

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.

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