OOLTEWAH, TN (WRCB) - As Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith noted the size of the Ooltewah Elementary School, he told an audience of parents and students, "If you go from one end of the hall to the other, it's longer than two football fields!"
The school is a $21.5 million dollar project with a 1,100 student
capacity, and currently houses 832 students, making it the largest elementary school in the county. "It is going to keep growing, just like this community," said District 9 County Commissioner Chester Bankston. He noted the traffic problems outside the old school, near I-75. "That's become a retail district, but this is a beautiful place for a school," Bankston said.
Principal Tom Arnold said the first few weeks have been successful, as he and the faculty have blended longtime students with new enrollees from the Snow Hill district, and Birchwood Elementary, which closed last spring.
Bankston concluded, "Every school has a toolbox to teach students, and this school has all the tools, all the technology. It's going to be great, and we're going to be proud of these teachers and children."
Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:34:51 GMT
Dr. Gary Stark and Ingleside Elem. Principal Debbie Harrison
Ingleside Elementary School in Athens City Schools, Tennessee, was surprised with the TAP School of Promise Award. This recognition, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000, honors a TAP school forMore
Ingleside Elementary School, an Athens City School, has won a national award, including a check for $5,000. More
Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:56 AM EST2014-03-05 11:56:16 GMT
Sue, Autumn and Aaron Jerd are now home schoolers.
The Common Core curriculum and standards, gradually being implemented in Tennessee and most other states, are said to encourage critical thinking to solve math problems. They also focus on advanced thinkingMore
The Common Core standards, gradually being implemented in Tennessee and most other states, are said to encourage critical thinking to solve math problems. They also focus on advanced thinkingMore
Sunday, March 2 2014 2:33 PM EST2014-03-02 19:33:55 GMT
Alicyn and Greg Wilkey at a book signing in 2013. Alicyn died Friday.
Alicyn Wilkey, a longtime Hamilton County educator, died suddenly on Friday. In a letter to parents, Brown Academy principal Dr. Jennifer Spates wrote: "We are very sad to inform you of the death ofMore
Alicyn Wilkey, a well-known educator in Hamilton County died suddenly Friday while preparing for her workday at Brown Academy. She was 42 years old.More