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    Niche 2020 Best Schools report: Cullman City Schools, Cullman High, Cullman Middle, St. Bernard receive high marks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Niche.com, an online rating group described by Forbes as a kind of “Yelp” for education, recently released its 2020 Best Schools report. In Alabama, Cullman City Schools ranked no. 10 out of 136 public school districts in the state. Cullman High...

    Patrick Riley- Just a Janitor?

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    My mother always says, ‘You got to get out there and work. Be independent and take care of yourself.’ And I do.” Patrick Riley, CHS janitor CULLMAN - Patrick Riley is someone special. The janitor at Cullman High School (CHS), he seriously loves his job and...

    Cullman’s Peetz earns full ride to Yale  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – For Cullman High School student Sophie Peetz, Yale University was always a dream, never even close to fathomable – in her own words, at least. However, for the educators in her life who fostered her interest in health sciences and her...

    CHS opens sensory lab for students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School is becoming even more creative in finding new ways for students to engage and succeed, with the campus adding a sensory lab to serve as a therapeutic space for the development of all students.  Sensory rooms have become a...

    Cullman Primary School Participates in National Day of Prayer

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    CULLMAN — On Wednesday, September 23, students, teachers and parents from Cullman Primary School participated in the 2015 ‘See You at the Pole’ prayer event. The group gathered together at the flagpole in front of the school and prayed for their teachers, their students and...

    Learning never stops: West Elementary hosts summer reading camp

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - West Elementary School has spent recent weeks hosting its three-week summer reading camp, offering kindergarten to third-grade students a chance to refine their reading and writing skills while they prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. Around 100 students have participated in the...

    Bright Young Minds Win Big

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    Local Academic Competition Recognizes Two Local Achievers   It is always a great feeling when your child excels academically. It is especially thrilling when they show a love for these areas as well. We always need more minds in the science and math fields. The recent...

    2016 State of the Schools Address Given; Students and Teachers of the Year Awarded

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    Photo: Cullman City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year, Cullman High School's Jackie Donaldson, with her daughter.   HANCEVILLE - Tonight, April 7, the 2016 State of the Schools Address was given at Wallace State Community College. Superintendent Susan Patterson of Cullman City Schools and...

    CHS grad Will Raney named National Advanced Placement Scholar

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    CULLMAN - Will Raney, a 2016 graduate of Cullman High School, was recently named a National Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar by The College Board.  As noted by the College Board, a National AP Scholar Certificate is awarded to students in the United States who receive an average...

    City School Board meets for PR training

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    CULLMAN - On Wednesday morning at the Red Door Café the Cullman City School Board – Kim Addison, Brenda Howell, Suzanne Harbin, Board President Jason Neal, Board Vice-President Steve Sides and City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson – met to receive public relations training...

    Four of five School Tax Renewals pass by large margins; Arab district vote to be reviewed

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    CULLMAN - On Tuesday evening, four of the five school tax renewals that have stirred much local debate passed, renewing the one-mill and three-mill county-wide taxes, plus two of the three local district taxes. Of the 58,332 registered voters in the Cullman county, only...

    Bomb threat called in at CHS on Monday night

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - An anonymous bomb threat was called in to the Cullman Police Department at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Monday night in regards to Cullman High School.Cullman Police and school administrators responded immediately, and police are searching the building. Nothing has been found...

    Cullman High’s Hembree selected for Advanced Placement Reading

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    Josh Hembree and family/ Courtesy of Cullman High School, Kim Hall NEW YORK – Josh Hembree, an AP Calculus teacher at Cullman High School, has been selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in AP Calculus. Each June, AP teachers and college...

    Spain Park High finishes first in North Alabama BEST Robotics debut, Good Hope Middle School and Fairview High also advance

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    Image: Good Hope Middle School celebrates after they learn they’ve advanced to Auburn in December for the regional competition. HANCEVILLE - Spain Park High School put together an impressive debut at the 2016 North Alabama BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition on Friday...

    Aaron Sparks now CHS Asst Principal on staff coordinating Turning Point/ISS

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    CULLMAN - Aaron Sparks, who has been working in the Cullman City Schools central office coordinating Turning Point and In-School Suspension (ISS), will now be based out of the high school and will be the CHS Assistant Principal on staff coordinating Turning Point and...

    To infinity and beyond

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - West Elementary School 6th graders recently visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, as part of an annual field trip that was added back to the calendar following a hiatus due to the pandemic the past two years. Sixth grade...

    Card catalog 2.0

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    (Photo courtesy of Cullman City Schools)    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The card catalog is so last decade. These days, students have shifted to an online catalog system to make browsing the library stacks a whole lot faster and more efficient. The best part? Kids are all...

    Cullman Middle School gets creative in the English classroom with ‘March Poetry Madness’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Middle School kicked off “March Poetry Madness” with a reading of Kobe Bryant’s “Dear Basketball” as a way to get students interested in poetry. English teacher Lindsey Hill said, “A lot of times, when they think of poems, they think...

    Not-so-creepy crawlies

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students at East Elementary School are learning about how animals receive and interpret information with their senses — and to make sure that lesson burrows deep into their minds — they’re handling some harmless millipedes to see those senses in action. “These...

    Cullman High School Theatre winter show dates announced

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – One of the most highly anticipated fall/winter events at Cullman High School is the theatre department’s winter show. While typically held in the fall, the Cullman High School Theatre Department will be hosting their performance of ‘Frozen Jr.’ in January 2022, with...

    East Elementary fifth grade classes use Easter egg hunt to reinforce language lesson

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - An East Elementary School fifth grade class headed outside Monday for a post-spring break Easter egg hunt while practicing their English language lesson.  Fifth grade teacher Nina Jones said she used the egg hunt with school back in session the day after...

    West Point High School presents “Shrek the Musical” this weekend; live and livestream options available

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School (WPHS) joins the ranks of those bringing live arts and entertainment back to the stage with its production of “Shrek the Musical” this Friday through Sunday, April 9-11, 2021.    The Tony-winning Broadway show tells a familiar story...

    Cullman City Schools among top systems in the nation for board-certified teachers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools has always made it a priority to attract and cultivate the most qualified educators possible, and now the system is being commended for that effort. Cullman City Schools has been recognized among only four systems in the state...

    Back-to-School sales tax holiday set for Aug. 5-7

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    CULLMAN - The 11th Annual Alabama Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin Friday, Aug. 5 at 12:01 a.m., and will end at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 7.           Cullman County and city will be participating in the event again this year, each waiving local sales tax...

    City school board passes $33.15M FY2020 budget

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board approved the system’s FY2020 budget Tuesday night. The $33.15 million total budget includes a general fund budget of $26.44 million. This year’s budget is an approximate 4% increase from last year. Chief School Finance Officer Russell Raney...

    Area Bands Gather Together to Showcase Their Talents

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    Cullman County’s 31st Annual Band Exhibition a Success   CULLMAN – The 31st Annual Cullman County Band Exhibition was held this past Saturday. The event took place at 6 p.m. at the Oliver Woodard Stadium at Cullman High School. Nine Cullman County bands performed their halftime shows for...

    Making the grade: Welti Elementary, Fairview Middle teachers named among top 25 in state

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    Welti Elementary faculty (Photo courtesy Gina Marie Webb) CULLMAN - Niche.com, an online rating group described by Forbes Magazine as a kind of “Yelp” for education, has included several Cullman area schools in its “2019 Best Teachers in Alabama” rankings.  Two, Welti Elementary School and Fairview...

    City School Board celebrates teacher, student achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board and Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson Tuesday evening celebrated the achievements of many students and their teachers. Teachers of the Year recognized were: Cullman City Primary School- Allison Bates East Elementary School- Kelly Thrasher West Elementary School and Cullman City Schools...

    4 Cullman High musicians selected for All-State Band

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    Congratulations to the following Cullman High School Band students for being selected to the Alabama All-State Band.  Tessa Adkins - Clarinet Ashlynn Teeling - Contra Alto Clarinet Branson Danecker - French Horn Connor Gurley - Percussion Being selected for the All-State Band is the highest honor bestowed on individual...

    Annual ‘Dinner with the Drum Line’ Supports CHS Percussion Program

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    We have had an amazing turnout; it seems the parents, community, fans and friends around the town have really enjoyed the evening.” Adam McDowell, Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Director at Cullman High School CULLMAN – The Cullman High School Bearcat Band’s Drum Line held...

    Cullman SGA practices leadership through service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Student leaders from Cullman High School’s (CHS) Student Government Association (SGA) on Wednesday spent the day learning about leadership and serving the community at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic and Curt’s Closet.  At the clinic, students packed patient care kits for...

    A Great Heart is Reflected On the Head

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    CULLMAN - On Thursday the principal, faculty and students of East Elementary witnessed heroic acts of courage and love when 12 boys and one custodian shaved their heads to show their support for classmate Hannah Dawson and her younger brother Kaeden. Ten-year-old Kaeden is...

    Cullman High ranked no. 14 in state in U.S. News 2019 Best High Schools rankings

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - U.S. News and World Report on Tuesday released its 2019 Best High Schools rankings. Cullman High School is ranked number 14 in the state of Alabama among public schools. "Cullman High School is ranked 14th within Alabama. Students have the opportunity to...

    West Elementary to host Rapid-Deploy Safe Room System demo

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A school safety demonstration event will be held Monday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. at West Elementary School, located at 303 Rosemont Ave. SW. The event will showcase a new Rapid-Deploy Safe Room System designed to protect students in the event...

    2015 State of the Schools/Student & Teacher of the Year

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    HANCEVILLE – Life is a never-ending lesson, and school is full of the best teacher ever – experience. A symbolic testimony to this statement was alive and well this past Thursday night as teachers, students, parents and supporters sat eagerly awaiting the results of...

    Open house and back-to-school dates for Cullman area schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Below is the list of open house dates and times, as well as opening days for the Cullman City and County school systems and Cullman area private schools: County schools: Open houses - Monday, Aug. 5 from 4-7 p.m. (exceptions listed below) Welti Elementary School- Monday, Aug. 5, 5-7...

    Cullman City Schools Launches Stakeholder Survey

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      CULLMAN – The Cullman City Schools Strategic Planning Team has developed a survey to enable all stakeholders to have their voices heard as the team outlines long-term priorities, goals, and strategies for the school system. Now online at surveymonkey.com/r/GO_BEARCATS, the survey is open to parents,...

    CHS school paper a ‘Hilight’ for journalism education for almost a century

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In a wider landscape where understanding media literacy has arguably never been more important, Cullman High School’s decades-old student-run newspaper remains an innovative teaching tool to do just that.Cullman High School teacher Jennifer B. Calahan, the school’s English Language Arts Department...

    Cullman Primary School named 2021 finalist for Dr. Louisa Moats Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School has been named a 2021 finalist for the prestigious national Dr. Louisa Moats Award. The school was selected as one of six finalists for excellence in implementing the science of reading, as well as the Language Essentials...

    Military Bound- Cullman High School 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - 2021 Cullman High School graduate Allie Heaton has pondered joining the military since she was a small child. She explained, “I started really having an interest in the military around 3 years old. I know the typical response when asked why...

    Cullman City Schools update on COVID-19 cases, quarantines

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - According to the latest attendance data, Cullman City Schools currently has a total of 107 reported positive cases of COVID-19 among students as of Tuesday, August 24. The school system has also seen a total of 247 students quarantining and absent...

    Cullman High Band’s Dinner with the Drumline: Awesome Music and Mad Dog Mike’s Famous Bar B Que

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    It feels awesome to be able to help the band that I love. These kids are awesome, they’re not like us back in the ‘80s; they are actually polite and not as rebellious as we were!” Mike Hays, owner of Mad Dog Mike’s Famous Bar...

    Cullman Middle School earns Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award

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    Cullman Middle School (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Cullman Middle School (CMS) has earned the Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award from Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. (BRSE). CMS Principal Lane Hill told The Tribune, “Last year, toward the end of the school year,...

    West Elementary students help spread love of reading with donation to the Imagination Library

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - West Elementary’s sixth graders on Thursday presented a donation to the Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County.  Vice President of the Friends, Oakleigh Calahan, accepted the check on behalf of the organization. In the spirit of giving, the students raised...

    CHS teacher John Drake named top 3 finalist for NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Teacher of the Year

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    John Drake (Photo courtesy Cullman High School) CULLMAN - John Drake, Cullman High School Broadcast Network sponsor, was named a top three finalist for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network School Broadcast Program Teacher of the Year this week.  The award...

    Giving from the Heart

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    CULLMAN — Cullman Caring for Kids received a huge and most pleasant surprise as trucks and trailers full of canned goods arrived from a drive at West Elementary School on Tuesday. There was debate over whether the actual number of cans was 6,471 or...

    Mythology comes alive at East Elementary School’s ‘Gallery Walk’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A recent art project reached across history — and grade levels — at East Elementary School, as sixth graders brought their study of The Odyssey to life with a “Gallery Walk” which fourth graders were able to explore. Sixth grade teacher Laura...

    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:...

    West Elementary temporarily relocates three classes for mold testing, cleaning

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Three West Elementary School classrooms impacted by the potential discovery of mold will be temporarily relocated while the affected areas are tested and cleaned for the new school year.Cullman City Schools is having the air quality tested in the entire school...

    West Elementary opening new Outdoor Classroom

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    Photo: The group on Sunday, Sept. 11 who broke ground on the new Outdoor Classroom CULLMAN - Were you that child who learned tactically? You might have wanted to feel the texture of tree bark, or the smoothness of a stone, or maybe you loved...

    Science with a treat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The best science experiments are the ones where kids retain an important lesson. Doing that while also making a delicious treat? Even better.East Elementary School fourth grade teacher April Dean has spent the week teaching her students how to create their...

    City school board approves emergency repairs to East and West Elementary

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    The Cullman City School Board met in an emergency session Friday morning to approve emergency repairs for East and West Elementary Schools. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - In an emergency session Friday morning, the Cullman City School Board approved a proposed plan for...

    Cullman High School hosts college readiness event with WSCC

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School (CHS) and Wallace State Community College (WSCC) came together on the CHS campus on Monday evening to offer an event that could allow parents and students an opportunity to learn how to prepare for their next possible course...

    Cullman City Schools waiting until Wednesday morning to announce possible early dismissals

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    Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson addressed Cullman City Schools dismissing early Wednesday due to threat of inclement weather: "We are waiting to see the latest briefing in the morning. The county was already releasing early for PD."

    WES students learning business, economics with ‘Monopoly Mondays’

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - There’s a reason Monopoly has remained a mainstay board game since the 1930s — it’s fun, challenging, and includes some valuable and fundamental lessons about economics and business.  West Elementary School teacher Sharyn Hollingsworth brought those teaching points to her sixth grade...

    Cullman High School Theatre sweeps 2021 Trumbauer district competition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School Theatre on Saturday swept the District 3 competition of the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s Walter Trumbauer High School Theatre Festival with its production of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” qualifying the team to compete for state...

    CHS to participate in USA Baseball National High School Baseball Invitational in 2017

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    CULLMAN - A special meeting of the Cullman City School Board was held Tuesday morning, when Cullman High School was given permission to contract with the USA Baseball organization so that the CHS baseball team can participate in the USA Baseball National High School...

    Cullman County Schools canceled Thursday due to winter weather

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    CULLMAN – Each day this week parents have waited to hear if their children would be attending school on time, on a delayed schedule, or if their child's classes would be canceled altogether, as was the case Thursday, January 19.  “In the interest of doing what...

    CHS Theatre wins Best in Show at state Trumbauer Festival

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    CULLMAN - Cullman High School’s theater department won the highest honor at this year’s state Walter Trumbauer Festival, taking home the Best in Show title for its performance of “Scrooge: The Musical.” The state Trumbauer Festival, which took place Dec. 1-2 at the University of...

    The CMS Olympic Games

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Couldn’t make it to Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics? That was no problem at Cullman Middle School the past two weeks, as they brought the Olympics to life for students with their own take on key events, plus a bit...

    ‘Bold vision’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools kicked off two of its most ambitious expansion projects in years on Tuesday, with work officially underway on expansive additions at Cullman City Primary School and Cullman Middle School. The projects will bring much-needed classroom space, as well...

    Local champs prepare for Cullman County Spelling Bee

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    UPDATE: The Cullman County Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 13. West Point Elementary winner Hunter Graves and runner-up Charlie Ashley. Hunter will represent West Point Elementary at the Cullman County Spelling Bee on Feb. 27. CULLMAN - The Cullman County Board of Education...

    Bearcat Band gets new uniforms

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    Cullman High School Bearcat Band members model the band’s new uniforms. / Photo courtesy Mary Hovater/CHS Band Boosters/CHS “Southerner” CULLMAN - After years of fundraising including a hard push at the end to cover cost overruns, the Cullman High School Bearcat Band finally has its...

    Books to battalions

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Brett Patterson was recently sworn in and will leave for Marine boot camp on Aug. 9. Patterson is a 2020 graduate of Cullman High School. He is the son of Rick Patterson and Christy Perry and the grandson of Mr. and...

    EES Shoots to Nationals

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    Some of the best young archers in the country took aim at a national title  recently and the archers from East Elementary Archery team traveled to Kentucky to compete on the national stage.     “We have a very consistent, hardworking team,” EES Archery Coach Brant...

    Cullman High School presents ‘The Addams Family’ April 21-23

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School Performing Arts will present “The Addams Family” this Thursday through Saturday, Apr. 21-23, 2022, at the high school auditorium. Director Wayne Cook took a creative approach to this show and was happy with the results. “We are excited to...

    Cullman High no. 18 in state in 2018 ‘U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools’ report

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    CULLMAN -  U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday released its annual Best High Schools rankings. Among Alabama high schools, Cullman High School came in at no. 18. Of CHS, which has a 95 percent graduation rate, the report said, “Cullman High School is ranked...

    CHS’ annual Big Band Dance coming to Civic Center this Friday; dance to raise funds for new band uniforms

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    CULLMAN - This Friday, Feb. 3, Cullman High School (CHS) will host its 21st annual Big Band Dance at Cullman Civic Center from 7-9 p.m. (come 30 minutes early for dance instruction).  Live music will be provided by the CHS Jazz Band under CHS...

    City school board gets ‘A’ from auditors; students, faculty honored

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    Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson, left, with Cullman High and Middle Schools’ All-State Choir members Natalie Thrasher, Laci New, Kristin Chau Le, Angelina Hughes, Cici Tran, and CHS/CMS Choir Director Sarah Jane Skinner / W.C. Mann for The Tribune CULLMAN -  It was an evening of...

    West Elementary students celebrate healthy eating with strawberries provided by Farm to Table

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Just in time for the Strawberry Festival, the students at West Elementary School were served a special treat during their lunchtime on Thursday. Fresh strawberries were the star of the menu in the cafeteria, much to the students’ delight. In an effort...

    Gettin’ spiffy for the new school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools and Cullman County Schools are gearing up for a brand new school year. Both systems resume classes Aug. 7. “I am always in amazement at the amount of work and dedication our teachers and staff show each year to...

    Welcome back! Cullman City, County Schools, Sacred Heart head back to class

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It was an exciting beginning to the new school year at East Elementary School Wednesday morning. An enthusiastic Principal David Wiggins said, “This is my cup of coffee!” as he welcomed each student with his trademark laughter and high five. Helping greet the...

    Cullman Fire Rescue firefighters and EMTs help train future medical professionals at CHS

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    CULLMAN - Members of Cullman Fire Rescue, both firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) recently had the opportunity to help train Cullman High School Medical Professional Academy (CHSMA) students in the proper placement of IVs. The group was led by Lt. Gary Mikus. “Special thanks...

    Cullman High holds ‘Safety Summit’ to share plans, procedures for school threats

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    Panelists listen as Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper talks about police response procedures.  L-R Joey Orr, John Anderson, Jason Neal, Chris Branham, Gail Swafford and Kay Bell / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - In the wake of the recent tragic school shooting in Florida, and following...

    First day of school: West Elementary

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    West Elementary teacher Kelly Hayes ushers students into her classroom on the first day of the 2018-19 school year. (Hayden Hyatt for The Tribune) CULLMAN – Students, teachers, staff, and, in some cases, parents showed up bright and early Tuesday morning at West Elementary School...

    Annual percussion dinner raises funds for Cullman bands

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    Guests at the annual “Dinner with the Drumline” event enjoyed dinner and a show. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - The Cullman High School and Middle School Bands held their annual “Dinner with the Drumline” fundraiser event Thursday night and the Cullman High School cafeteria was...

    AG Strange invites schools to submit applications for Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence

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    MONTGOMERY - Attorney Gen. Luther Strange is inviting public and private schools throughout the state to submit applications for the 2016 school year Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence. The program was reinstituted by Strange in 2013 with a new emphasis on encouraging...

    Bearcat GROWLS at Depot Park Aug. 13

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    CULLMAN - Several local organizations are coming together to support students who need help with school supplies. Bearcat GROWLS (Growing Resources for Our Winning Local Schools), an event whose organizers hope will become an annual one, will take place at Depot Park on Saturday,...

    Cullman High School to host Miss Southerner/Fair Queen Representative Pageants

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    CULLMAN Ala. - On Saturday, April 17th at 7 p.m., Cullman High School will host the 2020-2021 Miss Southerner Pageant and the 2021 Fair Queen Representative Pageant. Pageants will be held in the CHS auditorium. 

    City Board of Education holds Aug. 2 meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board met early Tuesday morning to discuss proceedings for the upcoming school year.   The Board approved the following agreements:  Joint Purchasing Agreement with Sand Mountain CNP Cooperative beginning July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022  Interagency Agreement between Cullman City...

    Cullman High School Class of 2017

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    Cullman High School graduation will be on Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. "Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Your hard work has paid off and your future is bright. Make the most of...

    West Elementary’s Shaddix named state school counselor of the year

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    Left to right are West Elementary Principal Dr. Jay Page, West Elementary Guidance Counselor Elizabeth Shaddix and Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Elizabeth Shaddix, guidance counselor at West Elementary School, has received statewide recognition, being...

    Bearcat GROWLS prowls into Depot Park

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    This event is a way the community can come together to help make sure every child has a great start with the right tools. Every child deserves that.” Mary Hovater   CULLMAN – Depot Park was hopping on Saturday afternoon, as the new event, Bearcat GROWLS, took...

    West Elementary Students Hold Invention Convention

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    CULLMAN - Third- and fourth-grade students in West Elementary School’s Discovery gifted program last month held an Invention Convention on the school’s campus. After completing research on inventors of their choice and taking part in various activities in the program’s invention unit of study, the...

    Cullman city and county school boards issue statements on next week’s eclipse

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    This image shows the Aug. 1, 2008, solar eclipse at the point of totality, when the moon completely blocks out the body of the sun, revealing the normally hidden, halo-like corona. / NASA / Image Credit: The  Exploratorium Updated 8-17-17 at 1:15 p.m. CULLMAN COUNTY -...

    Cullman High School’s Claude Thomas named Will Fowler Fine Arts Student of the Year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High school senior Claude Thomas was recently recognized for being named the Will Fowler Fine Arts Student of the Year at Cullman High School. The Fine Arts Student of the Year award has been in existence for a few years,...

    State report card: Cullman City Schools receive A; Cullman County Schools receive B

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    Cullman County Schools received a B and Cullman City Schools received an A for the 2017-2018 school year, according to the preliminary report card released by the Alabama State Department of Education on Friday. (Cullman Tribune file photos) MONTGOMERY - On Friday morning, the Alabama...

    Notes from May 24 special-called city school board meeting; lunch prices going up, personnel changes

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman City School Board held a special-called meeting early Thursday morning. The top item on the agenda was an increase in school lunch prices, followed by several personnel changes. Lunch prices for the 2018-2019 school year at East Elementary, West Elementary and...

    City School Board opens bidding for playground equipment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board met for a special called meeting Thursday morning to open the bidding process for new playground equipment for the Cullman City Primary School. The new playground equipment will be added to the school’s interior playground. Cullman City...

    ALSDE State Report Card: Cullman City, County Schools receive ‘A’  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) on Friday released its 2018-2019 Alabama State Report Card, its report card for public schools statewide. Cullman County Schools continued a rapid rise in scores, increasing five points over 2018 and 10 points over...

    Cullman City Schools return to school Aug. 11, will have early dismissal Aug. 13

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools students will return Wednesday, Aug. 11 for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. On Friday, Aug. 13, all Cullman City students will be dismissed two hours early to prevent school traffic from interfering with the traffic associated...

    Mask mandate allowed to expire at CMS, EES

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools would like to thank East Elementary School and Cullman Middle School students and parents for their positive response to the two-week mask mandate. In two weeks, the percent of students absent due to testing positive for COVID-19 decreased...

    8 area principals participating in new leadership academy

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    Eight area principals are participating in the Principal Leadership Academy. Pictured left to right are: Robin Netherton (Vinemont High School), John Hood (Good Hope High School), Mike Jones (West Point Intermediate School), Kevin Sullins (Harmony School), Tonya Cupp (Good Hope Primary School) and Vicky...

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a paper airplane

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - What better way to learn about birds than by exploring how they take flight? That was the focus of a recent East Elementary School project, as fourth grade teacher Jada Mitchell tasked her students with creating paper airplanes to spread their...

    CCBOE Announces Timeline for Selecting Next Superintendent

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman City Board of Education announced in their special called board meeting the timeline for selecting the next superintendent. The superintendent vacancy will be posted beginning September 1, 2015 and remain posted for 30 days as required by Alabama law. Steve...

    Patterson earns National Superintendent Certification

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    Cullman City School Board President Suzanne Harbin, left, presented the certificate to Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson at this week’s board meeting. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson was honored recently for earning National Superintendent Certification. Patterson was...

    Trio of Cullman High School bands play to packed house for Spring Concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman High School Band performed their annual Spring Concert on Thursday night at Cullman High School. In a packed auditorium, the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band played musical selections to their families, friends and community members. “We’re happy to be...

    Talking Tolkien

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It might be pushing 85 years old, but J.R.R Tolkien’s classic novel “The Hobbit” is still finding new fans — and just found plenty more at Cullman Middle School.To give her English language arts classes a bit of fantasy flair this...

    ‘The Beast Who Came to School’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman student Ronin Peavy is a humble young writer in his second-grade class at West Elementary School. When asked if he is the latest celebrity in town, he immediately responded, “Nope. I’m just a kid.” Peavy gained notoriety with the gift of...

    From beaded bracelets to Disney: Cullman special education students learn new skills while fundraising

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Special education students from Cullman Middle and Cullman High School are using their creativity and talents to help raise money for a trip to Walt Disney World in February 2022. The students are taking orders for trendy personalized beaded bracelets and...