Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open
Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open
04/12/2021
Hamilton County Schools’ online registration for kindergarten opens Monday, April 12, and will continue through Friday, April 16.
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HCS Launches New Program to Increase Math Engagement
HCS Launches New Program to Increase Math Engagement
04/05/2021
Hamilton County Schools recently announced the creation of Math Matters, an initiative that engages students in math through a combination of game play and traditional lessons to appeal to their interests.
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Assistant Principal at HCS Named 2021 National Outstanding Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal at HCS Named 2021 National Outstanding Assistant Principal
03/31/2021
Dr. Jamelie Kangles Johns, Assistant Principal at Nolan Elementary School, has been selected as the 2021 National Outstanding Assistant Principal from Tennessee by the National Outstanding Assistant Principals Program.
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Students at HCS Earn First Green Certification in Hamilton County
Students at HCS Earn First Green Certification in Hamilton County
03/30/2021
Two Hamilton County Schools students recently completed the Green Awareness Training Program, making them the first “Green Certified” students in Hamilton County.
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Four Students at HCS Earn Top Awards for Photography
Four Students at HCS Earn Top Awards for Photography
03/29/2021
Hamilton County Schools’ (HCS) student Vraj Patel from Hamilton County Collegiate High School was recently awarded 1st place and the Best of Show Award at the 2021 Youth Photography Showcase (YPS).
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HCS and PEF Announces Seven New eLabs
HCS and PEF Announces Seven New eLabs
03/24/2021
Public Education Foundation (PEF) announces that the first seven Hamilton County Schools (HCS) to receive a new eLab are all elementary schools.
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HCS Launches New Monthly Podcast
HCS Launches New Monthly Podcast
03/22/2021
Hamilton County Schools (HCS) announced today the launch of its new monthly podcast, Extra Credit, which will connect the community with what’s going on at HCS and answer listeners’ most pressing questions.
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HCS Students Named 2021 Carson Scholars
HCS Students Named 2021 Carson Scholars
03/18/2021
The Carson Scholars Fund recently recognized forty-seven Hamilton County Schools students as 2021 Carson Scholars and awarded each student a $1,000 college scholarship.
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Nancy Baxley and Tarah Kemp are 2021 TCSS Teachers of the Year
Nancy Baxley and Tarah Kemp are 2021 TCSS Teachers of the Year
03/10/2021
The Hamilton County TCSS Teachers of the year are Nancy Baxley, a World History teacher at Signal Mountain Middle/High School, and Tarah Kemp, a 4th-grade teacher at Dupont Elementary School.
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Two Hamilton County Schools Receive National Recognition
Two Hamilton County Schools Receive National Recognition
03/09/2021
Two magnet schools in Hamilton County Schools were recently awarded Magnet School Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America. Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) received the top recognition as 2020 Magnet School of Excellence and Chattanooga School for Liberal Arts (CSLA) has been named a 2020 Magnet School of Distinction, the second highest award of recognition. Each school was the only one from Tennessee recognized in their respective categories.
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HCS Schedule Update: March 15-19
HCS Schedule Update: March 15-19
03/09/2021
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.24% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule March 15 through 19.
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Teacher at HCS Receives National Award for Excellence
Teacher at HCS Receives National Award for Excellence
03/08/2021
Hamilton County Schools teacher Erika Martin was recently awarded the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence by the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation.
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The Howard School is a Model of Demonstration School
The Howard School is a Model of Demonstration School
03/05/2021
The Howard School has been named a Silver-level RTI2-B (Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior) Model of Demonstration School selected by the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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HCS Selected for New State Initiative Focused on Serving Students with Complex Needs
HCS Selected for New State Initiative Focused on Serving Students with Complex Needs
03/03/2021
The Tennessee Department of Education has selected three schools in Hamilton County Schools to participate in the first cohort of the Teaching All Students (TAS) Initiative to serve students with the most significant cognitive disabilities
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HCS Schedule Update: March 8-12
HCS Schedule Update: March 8-12
03/02/2021
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.30% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule March 8 through March 12.
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Four HCS Schools Earn TN Pathways Certification
Four HCS Schools Earn TN Pathways Certification
03/01/2021
Four schools in Hamilton County Schools have earned the Tennessee Pathways Certification for creating regional postsecondary opportunities.
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Virtual Recruitment Fair Seeks Talent for HCS
Virtual Recruitment Fair Seeks Talent for HCS
02/24/2021
Are you looking for a place to make a difference for children or the community? A rewarding career may be awaiting you in a Hamilton County classroom. Hamilton County Schools will host two virtual teacher recruitment events in March for positions starting in Fall 2021.
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HCS Schedule Update: March 1-5
HCS Schedule Update: March 1-5
02/23/2021
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.32% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule March 1 through March 5.
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Student works on 'Design Challenge'
The Spark of Learning with 'Design Challenges'
02/22/2021
Harrison Elementary School is utilizing Design Challenges to cultivate learning in new and inventive ways. Design challenges are a simple, yet effective approach to help boost student engagement and get the spark of learning going.
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HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 22-26
HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 22-26
02/16/2021
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.39% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule Feb 22 through Feb. 26. K-12 students will attend school in person five days a week. HCS at Home students will continue to follow a full-time remote learning schedule. It is imperative that we remain vigilant to continue the decline of COVID-19 spread in our community. Please remember to follow the healthy behaviors outlined in the HCS SAFE Pledge including wearing a mask, washing your hands, and keeping distance when possible. We will share the schedule for the week of March 1-5 on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and continue to communicate every Tuesday for the following week’s learning model. To view the latest Phase Tracker, visit www.hcde.org/reentryplan. Please Note: Hamilton County Schools will open on regular schedule tomorrow, Feb.17.
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Dan Basler, P.E. “Teacher of the Year”
Dan Basler, P.E. “Teacher of the Year”
02/15/2021
Dan Basler, a Physical Education teacher at Lookout Valley Middle High, was named the TAHPERD Secondary School Physical Education "Teacher of the Year."
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HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 15-19
HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 15-19
02/09/2021
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.43% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule Feb 15 through Feb. 19.
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Dr. Amy Whitener
HCS Virtual Teacher Open Up Resources EL Education K–8 Language Arts Teacher of the Month
02/04/2021
Dr. Amy Whitener, a virtual teacher at Ooltewah Elementary of Hamilton County Public Schools (TN), has been named the Open Up Resources EL Education K–8 Language Arts Teacher of the Month for December.
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HCS’ COVID-19 Response in National Report
HCS’ COVID-19 Response in National Report
02/04/2021
Hamilton County Schools’ community engagement work during COVID-19 was recently highlighted in a national report published by TNTP, a national organization dedicated to ensuring all schools have excellent educators. The report, “Rising Together: How Four Districts are Building Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” examines Hamilton County Schools’ COVID-19 response and recommends its work as an exemplar for districts across the country.
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HCS to have Largest Number of eLabs in the World
02/02/2021
The Public Education Foundation (PEF), in partnership with Hamilton County Schools (HCS), announced a $1 million investment from an anonymous donor to open 15 new eLabs in HCS and to support the further development of the world-leading eLab network.
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HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 8-12
HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 8-12
02/02/2021
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.52% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 2 schedule Feb 8 through Feb. 12. The Phase 2 schedule will now include grades 6-8 attending school four days a week.
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HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 1-5
HCS Schedule Update: Feb. 1-5
01/26/2021
Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 0.73% based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, Hamilton County Schools will follow the Phase 2 schedule Feb 1 through Feb. 5. Please be aware there have been some changes to the original Phase 2 schedule.
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Dr. Bryan Johnson Named National Superintendent of the Year Finalist
12/18/2020
The School Superintendents Association (AASA) announced today Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, is a finalist for 2021 National Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Johnson is one of only four superintendents across the United States to be named a finalist.
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