Hamilton County Schools Officials Prepare To "Celebrate Their Success" During Public Schools Week

Friday, March 16, 2018

Hamilton County Schools joins national education groups representing principals, superintendents, parents and other civic organizations for Public Schools Week, March 12-16, 2018.  "The special week celebrates the achievements our public schools and the critical roles they play in developing future generations of successful citizens," officials said.

As part of Public Schools Week, 50 national organizations introduced a joint statement in support of public education on Thursday of this week to promote the "positive impact public schools have on our nation’s young people and the communities in which they live." To maintain this momentum, Members of Congress supporting this movement will share success stories about the schools and students from their respective districts.

"Hamilton County Schools serve students who speak 125 languages with great teachers of whom 52 have earned National Board Certification status.  Ooltewah High in Hamilton County Schools is home to Robin Copp, the Tennessee Principal of the Year, and at Hamilton’s Battle Academy you will find Katelyn Baker, a Milken Award-winning teacher in the classroom.  Loftis Middle School and Allen Elementary are National PTA award winners.  Hamilton County Schools has five Tennessee Reward schools and seven National Merit Finalists for 2018.  The system has eight Volkswagen Fab Labs with nine more coming in 2018-2019.  Hamilton County Schools is home to the Mechatronics Akademie, Gestamp Learning Labs, Collegiate High and magnet programs featuring the arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), robotics and many other programs to match any interest of a school-age child in the area.  Hamilton County Schools an Achieving District designated by the state of Tennessee. 

"There is much to celebrate in our local public schools, but system leadership is not resting on past accomplishments.  The Opportunity Zone has been established to provide greater possibilities for the 12 schools in the system with the most significant opportunity for growth.  The changes and improvements in the Opportunity Zone have resulted in a new partnership with the state to provide additional assistance to the communities and the schools. 

"A major new building plan will bring needed changes to the school facilities at East Hamilton Middle, Harrison Elementary, Tyner Middle/High, Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts and The Howard School. 

"Future Ready Institutes coming this fall to the high schools will add a career focus to instruction and prepare teens for success after high school.

"Learning communities are being formed to build a sense of community within our schools and strengthen feeder patterns and build continuity as children advance in the school district. Change is coming to Hamilton County Schools to bring educational opportunities our children need and deserve. The goal is for Hamilton County Schools to be the fastest improving school district in the state of Tennessee," officials said.  

“Communities are stronger, and schools are better when we work in unison to support them because public schools are the very core of our community and American society,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “There is no better time than now for the Tennessee Valley to come together to support public education and join us as we transform Hamilton County Schools for the future of our children and our community.”
 



U.S. News Ranks Lee’s Online Learning Program

GNTC Announces President’s And Dean’s Lists For Fall Semester 2018

Legacy Leaders Honored At Chattanooga State


Lee University saw its placement rise once again in the popular U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Bachelor's Programs” ranking. This year Lee’s ranking rose 18 spots to a tie for #42 ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 fall semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Community College representatives, elected officials, and Tennessee Board of Regents members gathered for a special ceremony on January 11 to honor the late Senator Ray Albright ... (click for more)


Student Scene

U.S. News Ranks Lee’s Online Learning Program

Lee University saw its placement rise once again in the popular U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Bachelor's Programs” ranking. This year Lee’s ranking rose 18 spots to a tie for #42 on the list, which, unlike its popular “Best Colleges” rankings, assesses only online programs and rates colleges and universities of all sizes and categories on the same list. Rankings are ... (click for more)

GNTC Announces President’s And Dean’s Lists For Fall Semester 2018

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 fall semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 during the semester ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City Council Approves M-1 Zoning For Harriet Tubman Site

The City Council on Tuesday night approved M-1 zoning for the 44-acre site of the former Harriet Tubman public housing project in East Chattanooga. Conditions include a list of unwanted industrial users that would not be allowed and the requirement of a transportation study before closing with a jobs prospect. Dumpsters would be at least 200 feet from a nearby home. Council ... (click for more)

Driver Flees From Collegedale Police; Runs Over Passenger Near Volkswagen; Caught At Shepherd Road

A driver sped off from Collegedale Police on Tuesday afternoon, then ran over a passenger who tried to get out of the speeding car, and finally was captured near Shepherd Road. The driver was identified as David Lee Stevens, 25, and the passenger as Joshua Lee Davis, 37. Stevens is facing multiple charges. The car chase started out on Little Debbie Parkway as a traffic stop ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Culture Of Policing In Chattanooga - And Response (3)

I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Brenda Washington. Over the years, I have noticed that people tend to ignore or dismiss what she says, or attack her. This is unfortunate, because she is alerting people of the problems within the culture of policing in Chattanooga, whether it is in Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga. There are good, honest police officers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Best Olympics Story Ever

When I was in elementary school, there was an article in “Boys Life” magazine that introduced me to Jesse Owens, the great Olympic athlete who was far-and-away my favorite of all my childhood heroes. You’ll remember Hitler said Jesse was a member of the “United States Negro Auxiliary” at the 1936 Olympic Games because blacks were too inferior to be on the real U.S. team. You’ll ... (click for more)