Montgomery, Ala. - The Alabama State Department of Education is proud toannounce that 122 Alabama Schools will receive 2023 Purple Star Schooldesignations. This designation affirms the school’s commitment and support of militarystudents and their families.The Purple Star School program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of highmobility by setting standards for and publicly designating … Continue reading 122 ALABAMA SCHOOLS RECEIVE PURPLE STAR DESIGNATIONS
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A High School Diploma Is No Longer Just About Academics, It’s About Career Readiness
By Andrea AlvarezHuntsville City School Board Representative District 3 In November 2022, The Alabama State Board of Education passed new graduation requirements that take effect for the class of 2028, which are current 7th graders. Those of us who graduated from Alabama high schools prior to 2013 did so by taking the graduation exit exam … Continue reading A High School Diploma Is No Longer Just About Academics, It’s About Career Readiness
“The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling”…No, it is not.
By Elisa FerrellSchool Board RepresentativeDistrict 3 My dad was a great storyteller and the best with bedtime stories. Whether he was making a story up as he went or reading my sisters and me a book, he had this steady, almost monotone voice that was reassuring, and sleep-inducing, the ultimate goal of the bedtime story. When dad … Continue reading “The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling”…No, it is not.
The Great Resignation, Schools Are Not Immune and It Is Time to Act
By Elisa Ferrell, Board Representative | District 3 Huntsville City Schools A few months ago, I was headed to a monthly breakfast meeting where the only beverage served is coffee. I don’t drink coffee, so I stopped at McDonalds to grab a sweet tea. The line was short, so I thought it would only be … Continue reading The Great Resignation, Schools Are Not Immune and It Is Time to Act
Honor Our Vets by Honoring Our Flag
By Dr. Jennie RobinsonCity Council PresidentRepresentative District 3 We celebrate Veteran’s Day in November to honor those who defend our rights and our freedoms. My father served in the Army during WWII, the Korean conflict, and as an early advisor in Vietnam. When he passed away, my mother was presented with our country’s flag “on … Continue reading Honor Our Vets by Honoring Our Flag
GHS Band Visits Middle School Football Game
Pictured in header image L to R: Theo Vernon (Grissom), Sarah Frazier (Mt. Gap), Brent Harris (Grissom) and Jeni Hill Cooper (Challenger) The Grissom High School Band visited the Mountain Gap vs Challenger middle school football game on Tuesday, September 28th. Here they are with band students from both schools, showing them how much fun … Continue reading GHS Band Visits Middle School Football Game
By Elisa A. Ferrell Board Representative | District 3 | Huntsville City Schools Have you ever had one of those situations where circumstances stack up and things keep going sideways? I have! About seven years ago I went to a conference and took my family with me. We were at Orange Beach. My kids unloaded … Continue reading What’s Next?
Breaking Up with A Home is Hard
By Susan ChipmanRealtor Legacy Agent, HREP, Huntsville Real Estate Professional Love comes in many forms and one connection is the connection we create in that special place called home. This special place could be where you began your marriage with the one you love. Maybe it is where you nestled your baby when you brought … Continue reading Breaking Up with A Home is Hard
South Huntsville Enjoyed Growth Boom Despite Pandemic
By Mayor Tommy Battle No matter where you go in Huntsville, growth is everywhere you look. We’re not only growing our population, but our residential and retail bases and quality-of-life amenities, too. Some people are coming here because their job requires it. For others, it’s because we’re no longer the best-kept secret in the South. … Continue reading South Huntsville Enjoyed Growth Boom Despite Pandemic
Mindset Will Be Critical
by Ms. Beth WilderBoard of Education Huntsville City Schools District 2 As a parent of a Huntsville City Schools’ student and a member of the board of education, I have witnessed our administrative leaders’ exhaustive planning efforts for the new school year over the last few months and under ever-changing conditions. I am impressed by … Continue reading Mindset Will Be Critical