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    CCBOE names Roden, Davis November Employees of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools and America's First Federal Credit Union recognize two employees each month. For November, those employees were Holly Pond High School Agriculture Teacher Rusty Roden and Fairview Middle School Counselor Brittany Davis. "Rusty is always willing to help and works on...

    CCBOE, Premier Bank team up to offer surprise attendance bonuses

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    Updated Nov. 20, 2023, at 6:52 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Good attendance is the foundation of doing well in school, and later in life, doing well on the job. Simply put, you can't perform well if you're not there. That is why Cullman County Schools...

    CCBOE recognizes faculty, staff, former students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its meeting on Nov. 9, the Cullman County School Board recognized a handful of individuals for their service and dedication to Cullman County Schools. E5 Exceptional Award recipients have to be nominated by a coworker or faculty or staff member for...

    ‘We’re going to make it home’: Cold Springs High cuts ribbon on new gymnasium

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    BREMEN, Ala. – Tuesday was a special day at Cold Springs High School. After nearly two years of working and waiting, Cold Springs High celebrated the opening of its new gymnasium with a ribbon cutting and the new facility was packed with students and...

    CCBOE approves contract for new systemwide security system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) held a special-called board meeting on Oct. 25 during which it voted to enter into a contract with Spot.ai to upgrade to a systemwide security camera system over the next two years. Superintendent Dr. Shane...

    CCBOE rolls out new buses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Schools received the first of its new air-conditioned buses last week. But A/C is not the only feature the district is excited about. Bus drivers can now communicate in real time with students waiting at bus stops. If a student...

    Barnette gives update on CCBOE projects

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Schools system spans a vast geographical area with multiple campuses, each with unique needs and characteristics, and the Cullman County School Board (CCBOE) is challenged with maintaining and enhancing facilities to provide students with optimal learning environments. Here,...

    SRO program board hosts special-called meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Members of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program governing board on Wednesday met for a special-called meeting to discuss program changes and where funds will be used in the school systems. Back in May of this year, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation...

    County schools get new school buses; board recognizes Cold Springs FCCLA

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its regular board meeting Thursday afternoon, talked about the system’s new school buses and recognized the Cold Springs High School  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). The system purchased 51 new school...

    CCBOE rolls out new communication tool

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) is rolling out an update to the Cullman County Schools mobile app, with the integration of Rooms, a two-way communication and messaging tool. With it, parents and students can interact with teachers, exchange messages,...

    ‘We feel like there’s great things to come’

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    CCBOE hosts 2023 Institute CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Thursday hosted its annual Institute to kick off the 2023-2024 school year. Held at Northbrook Baptist Church, the event saw  keynote speaker, author Andy Andrews, talk about the importance of...

    Hanceville Elementary School cuts ribbon on new cafeteria, classrooms

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Hanceville Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon debuted the new addition to its building that includes a new cafeteria and 15 new classrooms. Ground was broken in November 2021.   Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette stated, “We're really excited to be able...

    Cullman County Schools students to receive free breakfasts, lunches

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Schools Child Nutrition Program recently announced that for the 2023-2024 school year, breakfasts and lunches will be free for all students who attend Cullman County Schools. Child Nutrition Program Director Emily Blankenship said this is possible because of the...

    Cullman City Primary, Vinemont Elementary receive state grants for additional Pre-K classrooms

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, announced the expansion of the Alabama First Class Pre-K program. The department will initially add 69 classrooms in 30 counties this fall, providing seats...

    CCBOE names Ayers HPHS principal, approves joining social media litigation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County School Board (CCBOE) on June 12 officially hired Nathan Ayers as the new principal of Holly Pond High School, effective July 1, 2023. He will replace Dr. Janet Turner. Ayers addressed the board, saying, “You’re going to get the...

    CCBOE names Meigs special education coordinator

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its May 2023 meeting approved the hire of Katie Meigs as the system's special education coordinator. Meigs currently serves as IEP coordinator and has several years of special education experience. "I am so appreciative...

    7th graders conquer drone race

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Cullman County Schools seventh graders on Friday took part in the second annual Cullman County Drone Race at Wallace State Community College, where they  navigated their drones through various obstacle courses built by Wallace State’s Engineering department. “We decided that seventh grade...

    Chamber recognizes Students, Teachers of the Year

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    An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that teacher Amanda Stidham is a teacher at East Elementary School. She is a teacher at Cullman City Primary School. We regret the error. CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 2023...

    ‘He’s the man, you know?’

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    James Spann visits Cullman County Child Development Center VINEMONT, Ala. - Posters with drawings and catchy slogans created by students lined the walls of the Cullman County Child Development Center (CCCDC) gymnasium Thursday morning as the kids anxiously awaited the arrival of their favorite meteorologist,...

    Cullman County Schools announces partnership with Academy of Craft Training

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools recently announced a new partnership with the Academy of Craft Training (ACT). Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) Assistant Director/WBL Coordinator Haynes Riddle was selected to lead the initiative in north Alabama. Beginning this August, students enrolled in the 11th...

    ‘You cannot give up’: Former Alabama running back Siran Stacy speaks to Cullman County students

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – All Cullman County Schools students in grades 8-12 are being treated to a special guest speaker this week as former All-American Crimson Tide running back Siran Stacy makes his way to each school to share his story. Stacy was born and...

    ALEA: ABCs of back-to-school safety

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Somewhere between purchasing school supplies, packing lunches and selecting outfits for the first day of a new school year, parents and their students should make time to review the ABCs of back-to-school safety. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Hal Taylor said,...

    Local back-to-school events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each year, area schools and organizations host back-to-school events to celebrate kids returning to school and to ready any supplies families may need. Some schools and organizations, including Good Hope, Parkside and St. Andrew’s United Methodist, have already hosted events, but...

    CCBOE breaks ground on new gym at Cold Springs High School

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Education approved the construction of a new gymnasium on the campus of Cold Springs High School and Board members, elected officials, school administrators, coaches and students gathered to break ground on the new facility Thursday morning....

    County School Board approves bond for capital improvements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Education held a special called board meeting Thursday morning and approved Superintendent Shane Barnette’s request to issue bonds for school improvement projects. The $15.4 million in bond proceeds will be used along with local funds that...

    Cullman County Schools recognizes Teacher, Staff Member of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman County Schools along with America’s First Federal Credit Union recognizes a teacher and staff member each month. Teacher of the Month: Shawna Finley, 4th Grade, Holly Pond Elementary “Mrs. Finley is a wonderful teacher and coworker,” said Karen Sparks, Holly Pond Elementary Principal....

    Construction of new gym at Cold Springs High School approved

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    BREMEN, Ala. -- The Cullman County Commission on Education at its March 10, 2022 meeting approved the construction of a new gymnasium at Cold Springs High School. Cold Springs currently has the oldest gym in the county, which was built in 1966. “We are so...

    Cullman County School Board recognizes teachers, coaches at February meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting at the Cullman County Schools main office Thursday afternoon and had several honors and awards to recognize at the start of the meeting. First up was Vinemont Elementary School, which...

    Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund donates $10,000 to CCBOE to support student, family mental health services

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    The Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund on Tuesday donated $10,000 to Cullman County Schools to support student and family mental health services.The memorial fund was established to honor the memory of Stephen K. Griffith and to expand mental health services in Cullman County. The fund was established...

    Cullman City, County Schools returning to normal operations Monday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After reaching out to both the Cullman City and Cullman County School Systems, it has been confirmed that both will be returning to a normal schedule beginning Monday, Jan. 25. According to Cullman City Schools’ Trent Moore, “Back to normal in person tomorrow for city.” Cullman County...

    State of the schools: County School Superintendent shares updates on system activities and programs

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County School Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette before the June meeting of the Cullman County Board of Education meeting, offered a detailed update on activities, programs and plans of the county school system. He shared the results of expanding funding...

    Local elementary schools updating gym floors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Renovations on gym floors at Cold Springs, Holly Pond, West Point and Hanceville Elementary Schools began in May and work at each of the schools is either done or nearing completion.   Cullman County Schools communications and medical specialist Ty Watwood said...

    West Point school bus collision leaves students uninjured

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - A collision with a Cullman County School bus and a passenger vehicle ended with no injuries Thursday afternoon.  “West Point bus 16-02 was involved in a wreck with a passenger truck this afternoon,” said Cullman County Schools’ Media & Communications Specialist...

    Cullman County to add four additional Pre-K classrooms

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools has been approved for state funding that will grow the district's Pre-K program. Four additional classrooms will be added at the following locations:  Pre-K 2 at Harmony Pre-K2 at Welti  Pre-K 1 and Pre-K2 at Cold Springs  These are in...

    CCBOE commissions new mural

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A new mural now graces the entrance to the Cullman County Board of Education building. The inspirational piece was painted by local artist Laura Walker and depicts students of all grades during their educational journey.   The CCBOE reached out to Walker in...

    Statement from Cullman County Schools following death of West Point High School student

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    The West Point community as well as the entire Cullman County School System family is mourning the loss of Christopher Owens, a sophomore who died Tuesday afternoon in a wreck. Owens, 16, is the son of West Point High School science teacher Becky Drummond. “We...

    Good Hope Middle School student bests faculty, administration members in Rubik’s cube competition

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The student body of Good Hope Middle School (GHMS) on Friday got a little break from the regular schedule to gather outside and watch Bailey Tetro, an eighth grader who has become a prodigy with the Rubik’s cube, take on two old-schoolers: GHMS...

    CCBOE reveals 2020-22 Capital Plan, September personnel considerations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) this week released its plan for capital improvements during fiscal years 2020 through 2022, which was approved without release of details at the CCBOE’s last meeting. The listed projects are: 2020 Cold Springs Elementary School- $50,000 ElectricalCold Springs High School-...

    Local schools gearing up for Friday nights on the gridiron

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Schools’ second annual Media Day is in the books and all seven county schools are gearing up for the start of a new school year and a new season on the gridiron. Football and cheer coaches along with band directors made their way...

    Record numbers turn out for this year’s Castille Character Camp

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – More than 200 athletes made their way to James W. Shabel Stadium Saturday morning for this year’s Castille Character Camp, setting an attendance record for the event. The camp was founded by former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Jeremiah Castille in...

    Cullman City, County Schools closed Tuesday; other closings

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    Updated 1-28-19 at 6:12 p.m. CULLMAN - Cullman City and County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 29 due to the threat of winter weather. List of known closures: Cullman City Schools Cullman County Schools Winston County Schools Walker County Schools Blount County Schools Wallace State Community College City of Cullman administrative...

    Cullman City, County Schools on 2-hour delay Tuesday

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    CULLMAN -  Due to the threat of hazardous road conditions and black ice, Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools are on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning, Dec. 11. Copyright 2018 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.  

    LIST: Monday early dismissals, closings due to weather

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    CULLMAN - The threat of significantly severe weather on Monday has triggered several early dismissals around the Cullman area. According to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, "Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop Monday afternoon and spread eastward ahead of an approaching storm system....

    Cullman County, City Schools under increased security due to online threats

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    LATEST: Source of Good Hope threat identified.   CULLMAN COUNTY - Both Cullman County Schools and Cullman City Schools will have increased security Thursday, following online threats made Wednesday night. Ed Roberson, chief financial officer of Cullman County Schools, said while county schools are not on soft...

    Cullman County Schools closed Thursday and Friday due to flu

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County School Board has canceled classes for Thursday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 9 due to the flu. Below is the statement released by the school system. "Today we have 1,000 students absent. We are struggling to find subs for faculty...

    City, county schools on 2-hour delay Thursday

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    CULLMAN - Both Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools are on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Jan. 18. Check back for updates on other delays or closures. Copyright 2018 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    Complete list: school, business, org. closings; road closings

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    Last updated: 1-17-18, 2:24 p.m. CULLMAN - North Alabama, including the Cullman area, remains under a Wind Chill Advisory until noon Wednesday, Jan. 17. Here's a list of delays and closings in The Tribune's coverage area. Check back for updates. CLOSED: Cullman City Schools will be closed...

    (UPDATED) List: Closings and delays due to winter weather

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    UPDATED Jan. 16, 2018 CULLMAN - North Alabama, including the Cullman area, remains under a Wind Chill Advisory until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Here's a list of delays and closings in The Tribune's coverage area. Check back for updates. CLOSED: Cullman City Schools will be closed...

    County Schools on 2-hour delay Thursday, Friday

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    CULLMAN - Cullman County Schools will be on a two-hour delay due to extremely cold temperatures on Thursday, Jan. 4 and Friday, Jan. 5. Cullman City Schools will start at normal time, according to Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson. Copyright 2018 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    ALERT: Closings and early dismissals

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    CULLMAN - Cullman County is under a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m. today. Below are the closings and early dismissals announced so far. This list will be updated. Cullman County Schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. Wallace State will close at 11 a.m. Cullman City Schools...

    List: Closings due to Irma

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Below is a list of known closings due to Hurricane Irma's expected impact on the Cullman area. This list will be updated as closings are reported. Cullman City Schools- closed on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12; this includes all after-school...

    Tornado watch until 8 p.m.; County, city schools cancel afternoon, evening activities

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Both Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools have canceled all afternoon and evening activities for Thursday, as the area is under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. tonight. According to the National Weather Service: Brief tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and...

    Good Hope Trio to Perform ‘Difficult Version’ of ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at Talladega Superspeedway

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    GOOD HOPE — On Saturday, October 24, Ty Parker, Rachel Roberts, and Gloria Crauswell will perform as the Good Hope Trio and commence the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Talladega.  Fox will broadcast the national performance live at 11:30 a.m., but the group's distinguished opportunity was presented...

    Cullman City/County Schools close Thursday, among other agencies

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    CULLMAN – Both Cullman City and County Schools will be closed on Thursday due to the immense amount of snowfall. Both Dr. Doreen Griffeth (City School superintendent) and Dr. Craig Ross (County School superintendent) said no classes will be held Thursday, Feb. 26. Warming Shelter:...