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    Spread the news! West Point Theatre presents ‘Newsies’ this week

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - This Thursday, April 25, West Point High School Theatre will begin a four-day run of the Disney Broadway production “Newsies” with in-school shows; public shows will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.  Due to the size of the set and limitations...

    Benefield, Whateley retiring from Holly Pond High School

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    Luette Benefield, left, and Wilma Whateley HOLLY POND - Holly Pond High School has seen several new teachers in the past few years. New teachers for agriculture and physical science came this year, and last year brought a new English teacher. Now, the school will...

    Vinemont High School wins 1st place in UAH STEM competition

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    Team members include (left to right) Alex Millwood, Seth Campbell, Leigh Ann Smithson, Mykenzie Lamb, Miguel Perales and Damon Gustafson.  Their teacher is Shannon Bridges.   VINEMONT - A group of Vinemont High School students took first place in a portion of a NASA-themed competition at...

    Shane Barnette Named Superintendent of Cullman County Schools

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    CULLMAN - Shane Barnette, current principal of Cullman County's West Point Intermediate School, tonight was named the new superintendent of Cullman County Schools. The appointment was announced tonight at a special meeting of the Cullman County Commission on Education. At 5:45 p.m., the Barnette family...

    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...

    Congratulations, Good Hope High School Class of 2019!

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope High School Class of 2019 will receive its diplomas Saturday, May 25, with 13 of those seniors graduating as members of the National Honor Society. Graduation is at 2 p.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake...

    Tony Serra Nissan-Cullman Tribune Principal of the Month: Welti Elementary’s Gina Webb

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    WELTI, Ala. - Welti Elementary School’s Gina Webb has been named the Tony Serra Nissan/Cullman Tribune Principal of the Month for April.  Representatives of both organizations visited Welti Monday morning, accompanied by Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette and Special Projects Coordinator Dr....

    Sweet harmony: Cold Springs FFA String Band places high at national competition

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    Pictured, left to right- Travis Hill, Hunter McClendon, Katie Dollar, Matthew Blair and Andrew Blair BREMEN - Cullman County has some good music: great high school marching bands, fun gathering spots with open mic nights, numerous laid-back jam sessions, traditional choirs, German music, Irish folk...

    Congratulations, Hanceville High School Class of 2019!

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville High School will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. The 96 seniors have earned a combined $1.3 million in scholarships. The Class of 2019 chose the lilac as its...

    Good Hope High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m., at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “I want to wish the senior class from Good Hope High School the best of luck as they graduate and move into their college and...

    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...

    Cold Springs High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at noon, at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “Congratulations Cold Springs High School Class of 2017 graduates – You made it! I want to express my congratulations to each member of the 2017 graduating...

    Hanceville High School student to hold candlelight vigil for local teens injured in car crash

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - “This is not the way we would like to end our summer or start the school year,” Hanceville High School Junior Logan Quick said. Early Thursday morning, four Hanceville teens were injured, two critically, when the car they were in struck...

    Holly Pond Robotics Team Competing at State Level

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    “Our team shows class and a high level of integrity in everything they do. They have been recognized for it twice by winning the excellence award, which is the highest honor of each competition. They have represented Holly Pond well and we have a...

    Congratulations, West Point High School Class of 2019!

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point High School Class of 2019 will hold its graduation ceremony Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. There are 133 graduates. The class song is “September” by Daughtry. Class colors are...

    Holly Pond Ag students, adult volunteers renovate school’s library

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    Holly Pond agriscience students in the newly renovated library / Melanie Hall HOLLY POND - When schools need things done, they can send a request to the school board, search the budget for available funds, and wait while bids from contractors are reviewed.  Or they...

    West Point High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Sunday, May 21 at 4 p.m. at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “I want to wish all the Classes of 2017 the best of luck. You are moving on to your next milestone in life. It is...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools breaks new ground with theater production

    What happens when you pass out the swords and turn your back!  Fairview Theatre Director Mark Dobbs with some of his “Sleeping Beauty” cast members.
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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – In April, more than five months of coordinated effort will culminate in a new era of theater for students of Cullman County Schools, when Fairview High School hosts a production of “Sleeping Beauty” featuring students who auditioned from across the entire...

    5 Cullman County Schools to temporarily transition to remote learning

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman County Schools continues to monitor COVID-19 numbers at our 29 campuses and make appropriate adjustments as needed to protect students, faculty, and staff. As of Wednesday, August 25, student enrollment absences due to either a positive COVID test, or because...

    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 -...

    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...

    County and City high schools ban cell phones, CCBOE introduces new security features

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In July, Cullman High School laid out a new policy banning cell phones from classrooms, and the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) issued a similar policy statement of its own on the day before the start of the new school...

    Fairview HS Principal Chris Gambrill announces retirement

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School Principal Dr. Chris Gambrill on Thursday, June 15, announced his retirement as a full-time educator. "Dr. Gambrill has made a positive impact on thousands of young lives during his career in the Cullman County School System," stated Cullman County...

    CCBOE to county commission: Put 1-cent sales tax on March ballot

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    Updated 10-10-19 8 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Thursday night passed a resolution to request that the Cullman County Commission set an election in March 2020 to permit the voters of Cullman County to decide on a countywide...

    Cullman County Schools announces new leadership hires

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Education at its October 2021 meeting approved the hiring of four new leaders for the school system: assistant superintendent, director of federal programs, director of instructional programs and technology coordinator. The new hires are a...

    Congratulations, Holly Pond High School Class of 2019!

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Class of 2019 will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. There are 71 graduates this year, who earned more than $966,000 in college scholarships, not...

    Congratulations, Cold Springs High School Class of 2019!

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The Cold Springs High School Class of 2019 will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday, May 25 at noon at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. There class has 72 graduates who earned an estimated 40 scholarships totaling approximately $250,000. There are...

    New principal named at Holly Pond High School

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday approved the hiring of Dr. Janet Turner to be the new principal of Holly Pond High School. Dr. Turner has worked in education for 24 years and specializes in data, school reform...

    Harmful TikTok spreading through the public school system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - TikTok “challenges” can often be some of the quickest trending content on social media, whether harmless or harmful, and the latest creation is no different. The “devious licks challenge” is actively encouraging students to steal from their schools, and/or damage school...

    Holly Pond High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at 4 p.m., at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “I would to take this opportunity to congratulate the 2017 graduating class of Holly Pond High School. You have worked hard and accomplished many great...

    Fairview High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m., at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “It is hard to believe that we have almost completed another year. The graduating class of 2017 is special in many different ways. The most...

    Fairview students use Christmas program to give back to community

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    Fairview Elementary School’s second-grade class performed its Christmas program, “Christmas Shoes,” on Tuesday, collecting almost 500 pairs of shoes for those in need. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRVIEW - Fairview Elementary School second graders on Tuesday performed their “Christmas Shoes” music program in...

    Substitutes needed immediately for Cullman City and County Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools System recently announced that they will be increasing the rate of pay for substitute teachers and Child Nutrition Program workers, effective February 1, 2022, - May 31, 2022. This increase will be implemented through Cullman City Schools due to...

    CCBOE swears in new members, bids farewell to Speegle, Carter

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    Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette (right) with school board members (L-R) Jason Speegle (departing), Mike Graves (stepping down as president) and Chris Carter (departing) (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On Tuesday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) welcomed...

    CCBOE talks upcoming 1-cent tax vote; teachers, student honored

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its Thursday night meeting addressed the upcoming 1-cent sales tax referendum, which will be on the ballot in the March 3, 2020 Alabama Primary election. The board passed a resolution authorizing Superintendent Dr. Shane...

    Cullman County Board of Education reveals $102M proposed FY2020 budget

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Tuesday evening, Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) Chief School Financial Officer (CSFO) Ed Roberson unveiled a proposed $102,608,994.74 budget for the 2020 fiscal year, with total expected expenditures of $100,061,037.03. The total represents a roughly $1 million increase over...

    Cullman Area Technology Academy sees large influx of freshmen, eyes long-term possibilities

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) is seeing something this year it has not seen in the past: a large group of 67 ninth graders coming through the doors. The career center has had freshmen before, but not in these numbers....

    Child Development Center working toward new inclusive playground

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    Concept art for Phase I of the Cullman County Child Development Center’s inclusive playground. (Image courtesy CDC) VINEMONT - The Cullman County Child Development Center (CDC) began planning for a major playground renovation more than two years ago.  The current playground is short on equipment...

    West Point High School presents “Shrek the Musical”

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School Theatre returned to the stage Friday with its production of “Shrek the Musical,” which will run through Sunday, April 11.  The Tony-winning Broadway show tells a familiar story for those who have seen the Dreamworks Animation mega-hit...

    CCBOE elects new president, vice president; personnel notes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its Nov. 14 meeting held elections for its officers. Wayne Myrex, who represents Cold Springs schools and Cullman County Resource Education, was elected president. Shane Rusk, who represents Fairview schools and Parkside Elementary,...

    Congratulations, Vinemont High School Class of 2019!

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont High School Class of 2019 will hold its graduation ceremony Sunday, May 26 at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. This year’s senior class of 78 graduates earned 29 scholarships totaling $249,068. Several members of the class also led...

    CATA Cosmetology students heading to competition at Premiere Birmingham show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students in the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) Cosmetology department on Tuesday spent time taking part in teacher Tasha Flanigan’s annual fantasy hair and makeup competition. Mannequin heads covered shelves and chair backs, made up as fairies, elves, witches, unicorns and...

    Cullman County Board of Education personnel notes, June 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -   Resignations  Lynda M. Carter, Child Development Center Part-time Homebound Teacher, Resigned April M. Burgess, Cold Springs High Counselor, Resigned  Preston Mark Dobbs, Fairview High Teacher, Retirement Justin Blake Calvert, Good Hope High Bus Driver, Resigned Edward Wilson Sandlin, Hanceville High Bus Driver, Resigned Sharon A. Carlisle, Hanceville Middle...

    Personnel changes top county school board meeting agenda

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - During its June meeting, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) approved and recognized several changes in personnel for the 2019-20 school year. Most notable were four transfers of assistant principal to principal: Eric Dickerson will be the new principal at...

    CCBOE’s Barnette honored as 1st-ever Blue Ribbon Superintendent

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At Tuesday evening’s Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) meeting, Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette received a surprise as Dr. Judy Warden Fields, CEO of Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (BRSE), came out of the audience to address the board.  She began...

    CCBOE takes aggressive stance against flu with new classroom disinfecting system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) introduced a new classroom and facility disinfecting system this week as a proactive measure ahead of this year’s flu season. The Clorox Total 360 system uses a non-bleaching Clorox chemical formula with an electrostatic...

    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...

    Three new principals hired for Cullman County Schools

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Education at a special-called meeting approved the hiring of three new principals. ·         Caleb Elrod, Parkside ·         Michael Lindsey, West Point Elementary ·         Kristin Williams, Good Hope Primary Caleb Elrod is currently the assistant principal at Fairview Elementary and...

    CCBOE personnel changes approved June 2019

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its meeting this week the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) approved the following personnel items. (Printed as received) Principals Transfer of Eric Dickerson from Assistant Principal/Teacher, Cold Springs High School to Contract Principal of Cold Springs High School, effective July 1,...

    CCBOE votes to sell Section 16 property

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Thursday voted to sell the board's property on Smith Lake to R&D Lake Properties, LLC. This decision was approved by majority vote with Wayne Myrex abstaining from voting and Kenny Brockman opposing the sale....

    CCBOE honors Holly Pond bus driver, Fairview business owners with 1st Exceptional Service awards of school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) issued its first Exceptional Service Awards of the 2019-20 school year to Holly Pond bus driver Matt Wood and Fairview businesses The Hutch and Fairview Quick Stop, represented at...

    New principals named at Good Hope Primary, West Point High

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Wednesday approved the hiring of two new principals. Shanda Garner will be the new principal of Good Hope Primary. Dr. Wesley Black will lead West Point High School. Shanda Garner is a Cullman County...

    Dozens of high-achieving students in academics and athletics recognized by Cullman County Board of Education Monday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education met on Monday with an agenda packed full of recognition for outstanding student performances. Recognized in the meeting were: CCBOE E5 Exceptional Service Award Connie Guthrie – West Point Elementary Spur AideRhonda Bagwell – Harmony teacher National Board Certified LaKrishia...

    Cullman County Board of Education extends, amends superintendent’s contract

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday afternoon passed a “resolution to approve an extension and other amendments to (Superintendent) Dr. Shane Barnette’s contract.” Board members did not reveal the contents of the package during the meeting, but Barnette told...

    Vinemont Elementary to hold memorial cornhole tournament in January

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    VINEMONT, Al. - Vinemont Elementary School will be holding a memorial cornhole tournament in memory of Christian Hart, a Vinemont student who passed away in 2019, on January 29, 2022. Funds raised by the tournament will go to benefit the Christian Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund...

    Military Bound: Holly Pond, Vinemont and Cullman Christian School

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    Rylan Griffin- Holly Pond High School- Army   Rylan Griffin recently graduated from Holly Pond High School and was a member of the JROTC program. He will soon be leaving for the United States Army. Griffin said of his decision, “It’s something I have always wanted to...

    ‘Come Soar with Us’: Vinemont Schools embark on 50th anniversary celebration as new school year begins

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    Vinemont Elementary School student council members welcome parents and students to open house. (Christy Perry for The Tribune) VINEMONT - Vinemont Schools, along with others in the Cullman County Schools system, will be starting the new school year on Wednesday. Vinemont Schools will also begin...

    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...

    West Point Middle School scholar’s bowl takes 3rd at Wallace State Invitational

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    Pictured, left to right, are Ashton Lindsey, Ryan Hancock, Evan Franks and Brodie Henry. / Lee Henry HANCEVILLE - West Point Middle School's sixth-grade scholar's bowl team placed third on Friday at an invitational tournament held at Wallace State. Three sixth-graders from WPMS, Ashton Lindsey, Ryan...

    Get to know the Cullman County Child Development Center

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    Students' artwork lines the hallways at the Cullman County Child Development Center.   We're a school like any other school.”  CDC Principal Chris Chambers   CULLMAN - There are folks who think the Cullman County Child Development Center (CDC) is a daycare facility, but it is far from that. ...

    Driving the Future, part 2: Good Hope Middle School takes top middle school honors at Auburn

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    GHMS Robotics team with its robot and recent awards. GOOD HOPE - While high school robotics is becoming all the rage, some areas of the field are open to middle schoolers with enough nerve to play with the big kids. The BEST program, outlined in...

    Going green, earning green

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While visiting the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) recently, The Tribune dropped in on teacher Mike Burkett in the Building Construction shop and discovered a cool project underway. Students are turning salvaged shipping pallets into fancy doghouses and storage buildings. Revenues...

    CCBOE approves $103M 2020 budget; Barnette’s contract extended 2 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Monday evening approved its budget for fiscal year 2020 in the amount of $103,065,916.39. The budget was built on an anticipated $103,757,419.96 in revenues, and is expected to raise the system’s ending fund balance...

    Cullman County Schools to implement new vaping policy

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools has a new stricter vaping policy to begin the 2021-2022 school year due to the increase in vaping offenses across the district. The policy is in the student handbook: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1183523/FINAL_21-22_Student_Handbook_with_changes_as_of_7-8-21__1_.pdf. A violation of the policy will result...

    Holly Pond High School welcomes new Assistant Principal, Adam Edmondson

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Holly Pond High School announced the hiring of new Assistant Principal Adam Edmondson Thursday, Jan. 6. Edmondson is a Holly Pond graduate and has been a long-standing community member of Holly Pond. “I am humbled and beyond excited to introduce myself...

    West Point High School wins 2021 Alabama Scholars’ Bowl tournament

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School’s Scholars’ Bowl team finished its 2020/21 season as the top 5A team in the state of Alabama, earning first place honors in the state tournament. West Point played Holtville High School in the championship match, winning...

    Cullman High School in top 10% in U.S. News and World Report 2021 high school report

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, U.S. News and World Report issued its annual rankings of over 17,800 high schools across the country, and Cullman High School came in at number 1,490, placing it well within the top 10% of high schools...

    (Updated) 30th Annual Mud Creek Marching Band Festival makes return to Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville High School on Saturday hosted 31 marching bands at the 30th annual Mud Creek Marching Festival. With the festival’s growing popularity, bands traveled in from outside the state as well, with one such band having traveled from Mississippi to attend....

    Holly Pond Elementary celebrates 61st annual Spring Festival

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - The Wonderful World of Disney took over Holly Pond’s Felton Easterwood Gymnasium Thursday night for the school’s 61st annual Spring Festival. The elementary students put on a magical show inspired by the many characters of Walt Disney. Leading the program...

    CCBOE names October Exceptional Service Award recipients

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Thursday evening recognized its E5 Exceptional Service Award winners for October. The recipients were: Stephanie Blair, Cold Springs High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Blair’s recommendation letter from the Cold Springs administration read, “Ms. Blair...

    CCBOE recognizes students, faculty; personnel changes

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    West Point Intermediate School’s Sonia Eady, left, pictured with Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette, received a CCBOE e5 Exceptional Service Award. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - On Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) opened its meeting with recognitions of...

    Vinemont High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “Congratulations to the senior class of 2017. I want to personally wish you the best in the future as you begin a new chapter in...

    Schools across the city and county begin to announce spelling bee winners

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Across Cullman County, annual spelling bee competitions have been taking place within schools. As the winners have been announced, all students have beamed with pride across each and every photo displaying their proof of hard work to the community. At Cullman...

    New principal named at Hanceville Elementary School

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Tuesday approved the hiring of Stacie Olinger to be the new principal of Hanceville Elementary School. Olinger has been an educator for 21 years and is currently the assistant principal at Hanceville Elementary. Mrs. Olinger...

    Hanceville High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m., at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “To the graduating class of 2017, your accomplishments and success are felt by those who are following you. The faculty of Hanceville High School is...

    School back in session

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    Stacey Jolley's homeroom gears up for to start of the school year on Wednesday. (Heather Mann for The Tribune) HOLLY POND - Cullman County Schools were back in session Wednesday morning with the usual hectic feelings that come with a new school year: parents have...

    Good Hope, Vinemont teams win county middle school math tournament

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    Good Hope Middle School's seventh-grade team CULLMAN COUNTY - At the recent Cullman County Middle School Math Tournament held at Wallace State, teams from Good Hope Middle School (GHMS) took first place for sixth and seventh grades, while Vinemont Middle School (VMS) won the eighth-grade...

    Fairview High School celebrates graduating seniors with awards night

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Fairview High School held a Senior Awards Night Celebration on Monday at 6:00 p.m. to recognize the scholarships and personal awards given to each senior from various universities and local businesses. Fairview 2022 Senior Class President Ben Tankersley opened the ceremony...

    A roaring good time: West Point High’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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    Wardrobe (Jamie Myers), Cogsworth (Brendan Williamson), Chip (Parker Lawrence), Mrs. Potts (Kim Harbison) and Lumiere (Micah Coucke) get ready for dinner. / W.C Mann, Cullman Tribune FAIRVIEW - This past week, West Point High School’s Performing Arts Department (WPPA) put on Disney’s “Beauty and the...

    County Schools Transportation Division is finding ways to combat higher fuel charges

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As fuel prices continue to surge, it’s leaving many to question how it’s impacting rural bus routes. Recently, The Tribune reached out to the Cullman County School System to find out how prices are affecting daily pick-ups and drop-offs. Transportation Director Jeff...

    Fairview Elementary School raises $7,404 through first Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser since the pandemic

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Elementary School students recently raised $7,404.00 for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart. The students asked the community for donations while they participated in different jumping exercises for two weeks in February during the Jump Rope...

    (Updated) Good Hope finishes first at Cullman County Cheer Competition

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Good Hope High School hosted the third annual Cullman County Cheer Competition on November 6 where Good Hope Varsity finished with the title.  Good Hope Head Coach of the Varsity,  JV and Middle School cheer teams Brandy Lowe, along with Sydney...

    Cullman Savings Bank commits $100K to Cullman County Schools over next 10 years

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    Left to right: Cullman Savings Bank Executive Vice President T’aira Ugarkovich, Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette, Cullman Savings Bank President/CEO John Riley III, Cullman County Schools Special Projects Coordinator Dr. T.J. Franey and Cullman Savings Bank Senior Lender Matt Townson pose for...

    ‘She’s the teacher you would want your kid to have’

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont High School teacher Shannon Bridges was surprised Friday morning at the school’s annual awards ceremony when she was named the Air Force Association (AFA) Alabama State Teacher of the Year for 2019. Bridges was first selected as the AFA Tennessee...

    County Schools awarded $5.5 million for renovations, repairs and upgrades

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    Pictured from left to right are: John Riley, president and CEO of Cullman Savings Bank; Shane Barnette, superintendent of Cullman County Schools; and Steve Glasscock, CEO and chairman of Merchants Bank. CULLMAN - Special Projects Coordinator Dr. T.J. Franey of the Cullman County Board of...

    Cullman County Schools releases revised Covid-19 protocol

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Positive diagnosis of student or staff:Per ADPH guidelines, positives must stay home for 10 days following the onset of symptoms or the positive test result. Individuals should be 24 hours without fever or fever-reducing medications and experience symptom improvement before...

    Cullman County Schools release updated COVID-19 numbers

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools has more than 10% of its district students out of school due to a confirmed positive test, or due to a student being a close contact. Student Data through 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 27: • COVID positive: 198 • Close...

    County School Superintendent reveals “Project X,” talks school safety and facility improvements to come from new sales tax

    CCBOE Superintendent Shane Barnette explains the features of the proposed multi-use indoor complex.
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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Tuesday afternoon, Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) Superintendent Shane Barnette revealed “Project X” as a multi-use sports and event venue to be located in Cullman, on Alabama Highway 157 near its intersection with I-65. The facility will be located...

    Wallace State/CCBOE partnership puts students on fast track to success

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Tucked away on a corner of the Wallace State Community College (WSCC) campus is a collection of non-traditional classrooms designed to serve a group of non-traditional students. In classrooms that are part computer lab and part den (Prefer easy chairs and...

    Cullman County Board of Education announces 2021 graduation dates, times

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools is excited to announce the dates and times for high school graduation. All ceremonies will return to Wallace State this year.  For the first time, every graduation will be streamed LIVE on CCBOE's Facebook, YouTube and NFHS Channel free...

    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...

    Hanceville man dies in motorcycle crash

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency stated Monday that a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, July 9, has claimed the life of a Hanceville man.  According to ALEA, Timothy W. Mayer, 32, was fatally injured when the 2011 Harley-Davidson...

    West Point High Scholar’s Bowl Team headed to National Championship in Chicago

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point High School Scholars Bowl team recently finished third of twelve at a tournament in Glasgow, Kentucky. Glasglow’s annual event invites teams estimated to be the top 10-12 “Small Schools” in the nation. West Point’s team has been...

    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...

    Liberty Learning Foundation to launch new high school programs at CHS this fall

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Beginning fall 2021, Cullman will be embarking on a mission in preparing students to be life, career, and citizen ready. The Liberty Learning Foundation has developed several educational courses to be newly implemented within Cullman City Schools for both seventh and...

    West Point named Grand Champion at Cullman County Middle School Math Tournament

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - West Point’s Middle School math teams received the top spots in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade levels at the Cullman County Middle School Math Tournament at Wallace State Community College on Friday and named the overall winner and Grand Champion....

    CCBOE audit outlines Hanceville High violation, corrective action

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - During the July meeting of the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE), the board welcomed State Examiner April Purser, who delivered the results of the system’s 2017-18 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2017-Sep. 30, 2018) audit. The full report only found one point...

    County school board welcomes new teachers, staff

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    Several new teachers and administrators were on hand to introduce themselves. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) officially approved its slate of new teachers and administrators.  Most prominent of those known to have come on board is...

    Good Hope Middle School debuts new gym, library and office space

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Good Hope Middle School gymnasium, library and office space. Ground was broken on the project 18 months ago, and the facilities are ready in time to welcome students for the...