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    City school board awards contracts for East, West Elementary roofs; personnel changes announced

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    CULLMAN - This week, the Cullman City School Board approved recommendations from Stephen Ward & Associates, Inc. to award a contract to low bidder Porter Roofing Contractors, Inc. from Morrison, Tennessee for roof replacement at West Elementary School and to award a contract to...

    Cullman Primary School Set to Celebrate 20 Years

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    CULLMAN - Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next week with fun-filled events scheduled for the facility and students to honor the exciting commemoration. With its current enrollment of approximately 510 primary students and 100 head start students, CCPS provides...

    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...

    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,...

    City school board announces last personnel changes before start of new year

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    Cullman High School (Tribune file photo) CULLMAN - At a special called meeting Friday morning, the Cullman City School Board took up several last-minute items before the start of the new school year next week, including personnel changes. Hires Kayla Rose Rogers, Head Start instructional assistant at...

    In remembrance of Will

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As the gates opened Thursday evening at Oliver Woodard Stadium for Cullman High School’s first regular season game of the year, everything seemed normal. The Cullman and Grissom football teams were warming up on the field, the smell of popcorn filled...

    West Point sweeps 2018 Cullman Co. Scholars’ Bowl Tournament; 3 schools qualify for state middle school competition

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    West Point High School posted this photo of its team to the school’s Twitter page, with a note that the team has won the county tournament for six years and is 36-0 in tournament competition since 2012. / Photo courtesy West Point High School CULLMAN...

    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...

    ‘We want to prepare students’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools (CCS) is gearing up to launch a new citizenship program that aims to impact hundreds of local students in the coming years.  CCS, the Liberty Learning Foundation and the City of Cullman are partnering with the American Character and...

    City Schools seeking Distinguished Alumni nominations

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman City Schools Foundation is now taking nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards. These awards have been established to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our outstanding graduates, community supporters and promising CCS graduates. By celebrating these role...

    Registration now open for Cullman City Head Start in 2021-2022 school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Registration is open now for Cullman City Head Start’s 2021-2022 school year, hosted at the Cullman City Primary School campus in Cullman.  The program serves children 3-4 years of age, and is available at no cost for income-eligible families that live within...

    City school board approves contract for CMS storm damage repairs

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    The Cullman City School Board met early Wednesday morning at a special called meeting. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - At a special called meeting early Wednesday morning, the Cullman City School Board approved a bid from Creative Aluminum Products of Jasper for repairs to awnings...

    The beat goes on

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    Doug Teuscher, assistant director of bands at Cullman High School and Cullman Middle School, instructs students during a pre-band camp practice with percussionists at Cullman High School on Thursday. (Hayden Hyatt for The Tribune) CULLMAN – On Thursday, members of the percussion section of the...

    ‘Their work is fantastic’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Though getting students to work at core subjects like math and reading are obviously critical this school year, Cullman Middle School art teacher Fharis Richter is making sure the arts aren’t lost in the shuffle for aspiring Cullman City Schools students.  Seventh...

    Cullman City Schools COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 36 students absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, September 7, according to the latest school attendance data.West Elementary School reported 13 positive student cases, Cullman High School...

    ‘Making right choices’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is in the midst of a two-week rollout of inclusiveness, communication and anti-bullying training for staff and students under the guidance of Devin Wyman, a former NFL player and current motivational speaker and mentor.“We are excited to get...

    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...

    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...

    City and county schools review safety plans and seek to assure caregivers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Following the May 24 attack at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 young children and two teachers dead, Cullman parents and caregivers have voiced their concerns over the safety of their school age children during the upcoming school...

    Council honors Cherri Drake for 28 years of Planning Commission service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, presented a certificate of commendation to Cherri Drake, thanking her for 28 years of service on the City of Cullman Planning Commission. Drake served from 1996-2024. Mayor Woody Jacobs said, “She’s been a guiding...

    County schools closed remainder of week due to flu; city schools monitoring situation

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    Cullman County Schools Superintendent Shane Barnette, seen here on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, made the decision to close county schools Thursday and Friday. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Wednesday morning, Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) Superintendent Shane Barnette made the decision to close...

    Remembering Our Heroes

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    CULLMAN - East Elementary School held their Veterans Day program on last Thursday for students, faculty, staff, parents and community members to attend with an especially moving presentation called the White Table Ceremony. Cullman County 4-H Agent Assistant, Mrs. Raydonna Sims, narrated the presentation...

    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...

    New members officially join Cullman City School Board

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    Back row, l-r: Lee Powell, Jason Neal and Chris Branham. Front row, l-r: Suzanne Harbin, Dr. Susan Patterson and Joey Orr. Photo courtesy of Cullman High School on Twitter. CULLMAN - Three new members officially took their seats on the Cullman City School Board Thursday...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    City school board approves early adoption of 2.5% pay raise for teachers; open house schedules

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    East Elementary Principal David Wiggins addresses the Cullman City School Board Thursday morning (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman City School Board early Thursday morning approved the early adoption of the state’s 2.5 percent pay raise for teachers. The increase will go...

    Preventing the ‘summer slide’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City School students received a reading boost this summer, as West Elementary School hosted its second annual literacy camp in an effort to prevent the “summer slide” of students forgetting some of what they’ve learned over the summer break.  The camp...

    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...

    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 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 -...

    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...

    Checking in with Dr. Susan Patterson, Cullman City Schools Superintendent

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    CULLMAN - Back in June 2015, there was quite the shakeup in the local education community when Dr. Doreen Griffeth resigned her position as Cullman City Schools (CCS) superintendent and Dr. Susan Patterson, then director of federal programs and career tech for CCS, was...

    Build-A-Boat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Second-grade students at East Elementary School have recently been reading the children’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak, which finds a young boy taking a sailboat on a fantastical adventure. To help float a few of the finer...

    6th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Luncheon To Be Held on April 4

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    The 6th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Luncheon will be held Friday, April 4 at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church in Christ Hall. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 each and will...

    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...

    Salary schedule concerns raised to Cullman City Board of Education

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools held their final Budgetary Hearing for Fiscal Year 2022 Monday, Sept. 13. The same presentation given by Chief School Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer James Brumley at the first Budgetary Hearing last Thursday was made once more to...

    U.S. News and World Report shows CHS ranks in the top 25 schools in the state

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The nation’s secondary schools received their annual report cards from U.S. News and World Report this week and several Cullman area school teachers, administrators and students have cause to celebrate. Cullman High School, despite its 2020 local spending per student of $2,619...

    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...

    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...

    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 City Schools’ ‘Hat Day’ fundraiser raises $1,179 for United Way

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sporting everything from cowboy hats to baseball caps, hundreds of students across the city of Cullman recently got a chance to tweak the normal dress code — but don’t worry — it was all in good fun and for a good...

    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...

    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...

    A last walk down (around) memory lane   

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Middle School’s (CMS) signature round building was opened one last time to the public on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2023, for students and educators past and present to bid bittersweet goodbyes and walk the halls one final time. Pockets of...

    Cullman City Schools dismissing at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2 for basketball Final 4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman High School varsity basketball team has made it to the Alabama High Schools Sports Association of Alabama (AHSAA) Final 4 for the first time in 90 years — and thanks to an early dismissal on game day next week...

    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...

    Recognitions highlight city school board meeting

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman City School Board’s meeting for September took place Tuesday evening in the central office boardroom. Recognitions were the highlight of the meeting with Premier Bank awarding Technology Innovation Grants to four area teachers. Recipients were Savannah Wood of East Elementary School...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Substitute Teacher Workshop Held

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    CULLMAN – Cullman City Schools is experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers and lunchroom staff. Last Thursday, a substitute teacher and lunchroom training was held at the Cullman Board of Education central office. School officials hope that the training will result in the added...

    Cullman City School Board approves multiple student trips for spring semester

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    CULLMAN, Ala.​ - During its December meeting, the Cullman City School Board approved multiple travel requests for the spring semester: Gifted fifth-grade students from East & West Elementary Schools will take a field trip to the McDowell Environmental Center in Nauvoo April 22-24 Gifted sixth-grade students...

    Cullman Primary School celebrates Earth Day!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School teamed up with the North Alabama Agriplex, Stidham Farms and other agencies for an Earth Day celebration Thursday to teach students about the environment and how to prevent pollution. Students also had a chance to plant wildflowers and...

    Liberty Learning presents workplace skills program at Cullman High School

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Liberty Learning Foundation (LLF) visited Cullman High School Thursday afternoon to discuss workplace skills with the ninth-grade classes as part of the Citizen Promise Program. Pairs of instructors split up and visited different classrooms to make their presentations. Liberty Learning...

    Cullman City Schools names new principals for CHS, CCPS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools has named the new principals who will take over at Cullman High School and Cullman City Primary School next school year.Allison Tuggle, the current Cullman High School assistant principal, will be the new principal at Cullman High School...

    City schools’ employees receiving 1-time stipend; personnel changes

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    The Cullman City School Board (Nick Griffin for The Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman City Board of Education held its monthly board meeting Tuesday and got the new business items started by approving a one-time stipend for all Cullman City Schools (CCS) employees. The stipend...

    Old-fashioned games help Cullman Primary School earn ‘School of Distinction’ honor

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    Old-fashioned games helped Cullman City Primary School earn the "School of Distinction" honor. / Cullman Primary School CULLMAN - On Monday, Cullman City Primary School (CCPS) was recognized as a School of Distinction by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) at an awards...

    City School Board votes 3-2 to oust Cullman Middle School Principal Lane Hill

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board voted 3-2 Tuesday night not to renew Cullman Middle School Principal Lane Hill's contract. Numerous teachers showed up to speak on behalf of Hill, and the response to the vote was loud and emotional. Check back...

    Gragg, Duke named assistant principals at East, West Elementary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board announced a couple of big personnel changes and a pay increase for substitute teachers at Tuesday morning’s meeting. Nic Gragg, who has been an assistant principal at East and West Elementary, will now be the full-time...

    CCTV-55 switching hands from CHS to CP&R

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    The Cullman High School Broadcast Network (Bearcat News Network,some members seen here) will still contribute programming of school events to CCTV-55 and will continue to produce live streamed content for Cullman High School. / Courtesy of Bearcat News Network on Twitter CULLMAN - Cullman Community...

    Cullman City Schools Sept. 21 COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 17 students absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, September 21, according to the latest school attendance data.Cullman High School reported eight positive student cases, Cullman Middle School...

    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...

    Cullman City Schools raises substitute pay for teachers, support and CNP workers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is temporarily raising the pay for substitutes, to ensure local schools are able to remain adequately staffed during this time. Substitute pay for teachers will increase from $75 to $125 per day, pay for support substitutes all increase from...

    CHS to name field in honor of Mark Britton

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School is honoring one of its most successful football coaches in history right where he made a whole lot of that history in the first place. The field at Oliver Woodard Stadium is set to be named Mark Britton Field,...

    CCPS hosts Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School held their annual Veteran’s Day program on Wednesday morning, but this year came with an added twist—it was a Veteran’s Day Parade for the Primary students and their beloved veterans. CCPS Principal Tricia Culpepper spoke on the school’s...

    Drafting the future

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As part of Cullman City Schools’ expanding career tech offerings, Cullman High hosts a computer-aided drafting and design technology program that currently serves 70 students, while also offering college credit through dual-enrollment via Wallace State Community College.Cullman High School drafting instructor...

    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...

    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...

    Cullman City Schools strongly encouraging masks, vaccinations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With COVID-19 cases increasing in the State of Alabama and Cullman County, Cullman City Schools is strongly encouraging students to wear masks and for eligible students to be vaccinated as the 2021-2022 school year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 11.“We hoped we...

    City schools placed on heightened awareness Thursday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Schools campuses on Thursday were placed on heightened awareness due to perceived threats. According to Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, there were two incidents. The first was a Snapchat video from 2018 that resurfaced across 17 states Thursday morning. He...

    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 Primary School not accepting out-of-district students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Primary School has made an announcement that they will not be admitting any out of district student for the 2021-2022 school year due to the large in-district enrollment. Cullman City Primary School Principal Tricia Culpepper stated, “We value our out...

    City school board recognizes student, staff achievements; principal gives update on West Elementary

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    West Elementary Principal Dr. Jay Page talks to the Cullman City School Board Tuesday about the state of his school. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman City School Board had a full agenda Tuesday at its last meeting during the 2017-18 school...

    Robots, Kids and Lots of Fun and Competition!

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    HANCEVILLE – Schools from all over North Alabama gathered at Wallace State’s coliseum on Friday to compete for the title of BEST Robotics Team. BEST - Boosting Engineering Science and Technology, is designed to excite students about science, technology and engineering through a hands-on,...

    Cullman City Council enacts mobile business ordinance, increases parks and rec staff

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday approved an ordinance to govern “mobile vendors (food trucks), pushcarts, ice cream trucks and mobile business units.” Over a dozen mobile food vendors are currently operating on a regular basis in the city, and the...

    (Updated) City School Board votes 3-2 to oust Cullman Middle School Principal Lane Hill

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    Cullman Middle School Principal Lane Hill is shown in June 2017. (Cullman Tribune file photo) CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board voted 3-2 Tuesday night not to renew Cullman Middle School Principal Lane Hill's contract at this end of this school year. More...

    Cullman City Schools selects Teachers of the Year for elementary, secondary levels

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools has selected its Teachers of the Year at the elementary and secondary levels. April Dean (elementary) and Christopher Smith (secondary) are the educators named to the top accolades. Dean is a fourth-grade teacher at East Elementary School, while...

    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."

    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 recognize January as School Board Appreciation Month at Tuesday board meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools held its board meeting Tuesday evening celebrating January as School Board Appreciation Month.  Board members recognized included: President - Amy CarterVice President - Jason NealChris BranhamCheryl HarrisonJoey Orr Teachers of the Year Awards were given to Carrie Byrd – Cullman City...

    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...

    CHS presents data from Bearcat Enrichment plan to school board

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – “We have a really positive culture at our school,” Cullman High School World Language Department Chair and Spanish Teacher Sara McCutcheon said to the Cullman City School Board Thursday evening at its November meeting. McCutcheon, on the behalf of CHS Principal...

    City school board has 5-year accreditation visit, extends Patterson’s contract 3 years

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    Cullman City Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson, left, poses for a photo with Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, right, Friday morning in Cullman. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman City Schools system has been busy this week with...

    Picture perfect

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you want to take good photos, you first need to understand how a camera actually works. That’s the approach Cullman High School art and photography teacher Elizabeth Miller is taking with her students as they learn the fundaments of photography...

    JROTC Program Builds Confidence and Teaches Responsibility

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    VINEMONT – The Junior ROTC Program at the Cullman Area Career Center has taken off in just its third year. Colonel Bud Jones and Sergeant Chad Ullery teach sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school the qualities of citizenship, leadership, responsibility and physical training. The...

    Two-week mask mandate at CMS, EES due to increase in COVID-19 cases

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With positive COVID-19 cases among students continuing to increase in Cullman City Schools, a temporary two-week mask mandate is now needed at Cullman Middle School and East Elementary School to slow the spread. Per protocol, if students are properly wearing a...

    CHS cleared following Thursday night bomb threat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School has been cleared, following a bomb threat that was called in to Cullman Police in regards to the school on Thursday night. An anonymous bomb threat was called in to the Cullman Police Department at approximately 7:00 p.m. Cullman...

    Mayor proclaims “Retired Teachers’ Day” in Cullman

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    Pictured L-R: Dr. Donald E. Green, Kay Callan, Mayor Jacobs, JoAnne Minnitt CULLMAN - Cullman’s retired educators were recently recognized with a proclamation signed by Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaiming Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, “Retired Teachers’ Day” in the city of Cullman. The proclamation was...

    STEM career tech classroom coming to Cullman City Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools’ career tech efforts are getting a major boost this year, as the system has been awarded a $189,00 grant from the Alabama State Department of Education. The grant will support Cullman City Schools Career Technical Education projects as...

    City school board awards achievements, introduces new faculty members

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    Cullman Middle School Principal Lane Hill, with Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson, accepts an award naming his school a 2017 National Beta School of Merit. CULLMAN - At its meeting Monday morning, the Cullman City School Board took time to recognize school and administrative achievements,...

    Cullman City Schools Oct. 5 COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 13 students currently absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, October 5, according to the latest school attendance data.Cullman Middle School reported four positive student cases, Cullman High...

    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...

    Reading with ‘Ivan’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Fourth-graders at East Elementary School recently received a reading time surprise when Katherine Applegate, author of the Newbery Award-winner “The One and Only Ivan,” sent a message to their classes. Cullman City Schools fourth graders have spent the month reading the New...

    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...

    Frigid Temperatures Cripple Cullman County Schools

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    CULLMAN – Old Man Winter has paid Cullman County a chilly visit this week and along with freezing temperatures and dangerous wind chills, schools have been either delayed, cancelled or both. The altered school schedules are preventive measures to ensure both students and teachers...

    Lockers: A yes or no for the 2021-2022 school year?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Due to the renewal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official guidelines for this school year, the option to sell lockers to students for the 2021-2022 year has been left up to each individual school. Fairview Middle School recently...