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Soddy Daisy JROTC earns 35th consecutive Honor Unit of Distinction
This year the Soddy Daisy High School JROTC Trojan Battalion earned “Honor Unit with Distinction” for the 35th year in a row. Honor Unit with Distinction is the highest unit rating a JROTC program can earn during the JROTC program for Accreditation and is reserved for the top 5 percent of Army JROTC programs across the country.
May 20
Signal Mountain students raised awareness and money for the endangered red wolf at a recent silent auction
Signal Mountain Middle/High School seventh-graders raised $3,700 at their Red Wolf Silent Auction on April 25, 2019, benefitting the Chattanooga Nature Center’s Red Wolf breeding program. The money raised will help fund the program aimed at preventing the extinction of the species.
May 20
Students learn while building and racing electric cars in the Chattanooga Green Prix
The atmosphere was electric for the second annual Chattanooga Green Prix held last Saturday at Chattanooga State Community College. Ask the students, and they will say it was fun, but the racers were also learning how to problem solve and engineer a faster, more efficient car. Rivermont Elementary and Red Bank High placed first overall in their respective division. Teams from 28 Hamilton County Schools built cars during the year and participated in the race event.
May 17
STEM School Chattanooga event becomes the largest held in Tennessee
The STEM School Chattanooga hosted the school’s fifth annual Amazon STEM Jubilee event, presented by First Tennessee, at Chattanooga State Community College, May 15 and 16. This annual event introduces elementary school students to a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math-related concepts through hands-on activities with a mission to inspire STEM curiosity and interest.
May 17
I Am Hamilton Video Gladys Winston, a volunteer at Lakeside Academy
“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.
May 16
Hixson High’s Air Force JROTC earns historic awards
The Hixson High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) accomplished a first in the Unit’s 46-year history! Headquarters Air Force JROTC recently announced the unit as a recipient of both the Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit Award and the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award for the academic year 2018-2019.
May 14
I Am Hamilton Tim Goode, a teacher at East Hamilton Middle/High School
“I am Hamilton” spotlights teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Today’s teacher spotlight shines on Tim Goode, a teacher at East Hamilton Middle/High School. I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.
May 10
School Nurse Appreciation Week
Since 1972, National School Nurse Week has been celebrated to show our school nurses how much they mean to the success of our schools and our children. May 6-12, 2019 is National School Nurse Week. The week is celebrated annually in May in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
May 10
Groundbreaking begins work on new Harrison Elementary
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Harrison Elementary School was held on Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. on the new school property on Highway 58 across from the existing school. The school entrance will be on Ferdinand Piech Way.
May 10
I Am Hamilton Pascale Haug, a teacher at Brainerd High School
“I am Hamilton” spotlights teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Today’s teacher spotlight shines on Pascale Haug, an Algebra and Calculus teacher at Brainerd High School. I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.
May 09
I Am Hamilton Leora Coleman, a teacher at Alpine Crest Elementary School
“I am Hamilton” spotlights teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.Today’s teacher spotlight shines on Leora Coleman, a fifth-grade teacher at Alpine Crest Elementary School. I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.
May 08
McConnell Elementary teacher selected for Tennessee Educator Fellowship
Caroline Souza, a third-grade teacher at McConnell Elementary School, is one of thirty-one fellows selected for the 2019-20 Tennessee Educator Fellowship class. She has been teaching for six years.
May 08
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Focus Five Performance Targets

The district will pursue five overarching performance targets to measure our success at the end of the Future Ready 2023! five-year time-frame. These are: Reading Language Arts (RLA) 3rd grade - 50% proficiency by 2023, Algebra 1- double proficiency by 2023, Early post-secondary course or earned an industry credentials (EPSOs) - 75%, ACT- 21 by 2023, Graduation rates- 90% by 2023
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We have over 4,500 students of our total student population of more than 44,500, who speak a language other than English as their primary language. Hamilton County Schools ESOL Department serves K-12 students from many countries speaking over 79 different languages!
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