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HSV BOE statement on superintendent’s sudden resignation

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(From release) After leading Huntsville City Schools to historic progress, including record high graduation rates and strong improvement in academic achievement, despite inheriting a $19 million budget deficit, Superintendent Casey Wardynski announced Wednesday he will leave the position effective 5 PM Thursday.
Dr. Wardynski said after years of record progress at HCS, including an exciting all […]

Battle proclaims May as Preservation Month in Huntsville

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Mayor Tommy Battle and area officials met at the historic downtown railroad depot Monday morning to proclaim May as Preservation Month in the city.
(From release) Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed May as Preservation Month during a ceremony today with preservation leaders at the historic Huntsville Depot. Following a proclamation reading, the Mayor and preservation leaders […]

Mayor’s book club marks 5th year promoting literacy in youth

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(From release) Celebrating its fifth year, Mayor Battle’s Book Club held a distribution event today for pre-kindergarten through first grade students at Ridgecrest Elementary School. Mayor Battle and his wife, Eula, read “Green Eggs and Ham” to the students in what has become an annual tradition in the Mayor’s Book Club.
In the past week, the […]

County schools honor teachers, support pros of year

(From release) Madison County Schools recognized some of its best and brightest educators and support professionals at the annual Teacher and Support Professionals of the Year Recognition Ceremony Monday evening.
Kellie Evans, Riverton Elementary School, was the recipient of the Elementary Teach of the Year award. Jenny Massey, Buckhorn High School, was the recipient of the […]

Madison city, county schools closed Friday; Huntsville schools will open but dismiss early

(From releases) All Huntsville City Schools will open at the regular scheduled time on Friday. However, due to the winter weather forecast, all Huntsville City Schools will dismiss early.
All elementary and high schools will dismiss at 11:30am and middle schools will dismiss at noon. PK-8 schools will dismiss K– 5th grade at 11:30am, and grades […]

Feds, Huntsville schools announce consent decree in long-running suit

(From release) The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a proposed consent order in Hereford v. Huntsville Board of Education, a longstanding school desegregation case, to resolve issues related to school attendance zones, black students’ access to quality academic offerings and student discipline, among other areas.  The department and counsel for the […]

Old school to house new breweries

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Officials announced Monday the old Stone Middle School in west Huntsville will house two new craft breweries.
Raw footage of press conference at the school is featured.

Space & Rocket Center to induct three into Hall of Fame

(From release) The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will induct three new members to its Space Camp® Hall of Fame at an induction dinner and celebration on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. This year’s inductees are the late Kaya Tuncer, founder of Space Camp® Turkey, Michelle Ham, a former NASA astronaut […]

School systems unveil $300M spending plans

(From release) Today the superintendents from Madison County’s three public school systems and other local officials unveiled a combined capital plan that will spend $297 million to build new schools across the City of Huntsville, City of Madison and Madison County.
This commitment represents the BRAC Bond funds that each school will receive as well […]

Battle’s Book Club kicks off 3rd year promoting literacy

(From release) Mayor Tommy Battle is a big fan of “Green Eggs & Ham,” the best-selling children’s story that could be considered the quintessential guide in the power of persuasion. The Mayor’s interest in Dr. Seuss, however, is the book’s allure to young readers, and today he read about Sam-I-am to students in Huntsville’s Title […]

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