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    Whitney Cotton Memorial Scholarship established at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE - From the giddiness of the first day of classes and the gleeful anxiety of not knowing what to expect to the late night cram sessions for finals, college is a stepping stone toward the future. Wallace State Community College (WSCC) is the...

    Welti Elementary School honor roll

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    Welti Elementary School honor roll Third Nine Weeks All A’s First Grade: Weston Barnett, Dracen Bates, Kassidy Hooper, My Houston, Henry Jennings, Ally Johnson, Hunter Linton, Leighton McGriff, Ethan Morrow, Marlee Phares, Aeron Pierce, Keegan Stricklin, Pyper Turner and Taryn White. Second Grade: Riggs Fulmer, Mattie Claire Keith,...

    Vinemont High School Contemporary Music Ensemble performs at Karma’s Coffeehouse

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Vinemont High School’s Contemporary Music Ensemble held a free performance for the community at Karma’s Coffee House on Thursday afternoon. With a packed house, the talented musical group seamlessly executed songs spanning the decades including a heartfelt rendition of the Ben E....

    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....

    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 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...

    Unsung heroes: Cullman County Schools maintenance crews prepare for new school year

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    Phillip White and Ricky Smith check an electrical multimeter at Holly Pond Middle School. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN COUNTY - The 14 facilities/maintenance crew members employed by the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) have had their hands full this summer, but that’s...

    West Point High Performing Arts celebrates season

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    West Point Performing Arts put on its second annual Christmas Spectacular over the weekend. / W.C. Mann WEST POINT - On Sunday afternoon, the performing arts program spearheaded by Ty Parker at West Point High School (WPHS) celebrated the season with the last of three...

    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...

    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...

    From books to battalions: Spotlighting Good Hope’s military-bound Aiden Gonzalez

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    Aiden Gonzalez  Aiden Gonzalez is a 2021 graduate of Good Hope High School and he will soon leave for the United States Navy. Aiden is new to Cullman County, having moved here recently from California, though even before the move, he had already decided to...

    The Intellectual Powerhouse of Alabama

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    WEST POINT – The West Point High School Scholar’s Bowl team is quickly establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with, not just in Cullman County or in the state of Alabama, but throughout the nation.    The WPHS Scholar’s Bowl team competes in tournaments...

    County bands marching as one at Universal Studios

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    Students from Holly Pond, Good Hope, Vinemont and Fairview practice together Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their trip to Universal Studios in Orlando next week. / Heather Mann CULLMAN - For the first time in the history of each school, band members from Holly Pond,...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools/Wallace State Dual Enrollment Program showcased at national conference

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    Shane Barnette, Dr. Vicki Karolewics and American Association of Community Colleges President Dr. Walter Bumphus CULLMAN - Earlier this month, Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) Superintendent Shane Barnette and Wallace State Community College (WSCC) President Dr. Vicki Karolewics accepted an invitation to attend...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools Summer Feeding Program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Beginning June 11, all students in Cullman County are eligible for free breakfast and lunch at the following lunchrooms: Fairview Holly Pond Good Hope Primary Cold Springs Harmony Vinemont West Point High Parkside Any Cullman County Student is eligible to visit any of the above lunchrooms Monday – Friday...

    All Faculty and Staff of Cullman County Schools to Receive Crisis Management Certification

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    CULLMAN – On August 10, Cullman County Schools certified all of their school resource Officers, and their Safety Director, in a program called ALICE. The Safety Resource Officers (SROs) will then return to their schools to train and certify all school personnel.     ALICE is...

    Build-It-Better program begins fall 2021 for eighth graders countywide

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – With the upcoming school year, the 18-week Build-It-Better program will offered in established career preparation classes for eighth-graders countywide. The Tribune spoke with Michael Williams who, along with Scotty Cofer, will be teaching the class at Vinemont Middle School.  The Build-It-Better program...

    ASDE publishes school data dashboard; County superintendent responds to preliminary performance report

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    The Alabama State Department of Education published its new online dashboard system on Dec. 30, 2017. For now, the system includes only partial “report card” data and partial ACT Aspire results. The state “report card” will be released on Feb. 1, 2018. / Alabama...

    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...

    5th-grade scholars win West Point High Invitational

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    Team members are, from left to right: John Davis Yovino, Brodie Henry, Eli Taylor and Katie Beth Yovino. / Lee Henry WEST POINT - The West Point Intermediate School Scholars’ Bowl team ended its season by finishing in first place at the West Point High...

    Cullman County Board of Education recognizes student achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday afternoon took time at the beginning of its June meeting on Thursday to recognize Cold Springs High School students Madeline Mitchell and Piper Stricklin for their gold medals at state level Future Career...

    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 Area Technology Academy Receives V-6 Engine from Toyota in Huntsville

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    Photo: Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Alabama donated 45 V-6 engines produced at the Huntsville plant to tech schools in six counties. Shown here are Toyota Alabama President Jim Bolte and school representatives from Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb and Cullman counties. (Business Council of...

    CCBOE approves major repair project for Cold Springs HS; VHS InSPIRESS team recognized

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    Vinemont INSPIRESS team (L-R): teacher/sponsor Shannon Bridges, Baylee Jennings, Hillary Holcomb, Jamie Marotz, Abby Sikes, Derrick Ransom, Justin Hoffman, Braxton Thompson / W.C. Mann HANCEVILLE - On Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) stepped outside the central office to hold its regular...

    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...

    CCBOE says new tax already having a positive impact

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Revenue from the new half-cent sales tax is bringing much-needed updates to area schools sooner than expected. At its meeting Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE)  approved a request of change order proposal for phase II of the...

    CCBOE counselors gaining national attention

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    Left to right: Sharon Wilborn, Laura Rankhorn, Kim Crumbley and CCBOE Counseling Coordinator Karen Pinion at the 2018 ALACTE Professional Development Conference.  Photo courtesy Karen Pinion/CCBOE CULLMAN - It has been a busy year for the counseling staff of the Cullman County Board of Education...

    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...

    ‘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...

    Good Hope Fishing Team spirit night a huge success at Augusta’s

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    CULLMAN - The parking lot was overflowing with cars Thursday night when the Good Hope Fishing Team held their final fundraiser before their trip to Tennessee to compete on Kentucky Lake. “We have four (fisherman) that have qualified for the Bassmasters National Championship on Kentucky...

    VHS’ Netherton, GMS’ Hood, WPES’ Taylor honored as Principal, Teachers of the Month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Representatives from Tony Serra Nissan and The Cullman Tribune on Thursday visited schools across the county with Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) central office administrators to meet the system’s Principal and Teachers of the Month, and present them the keys...

    Cullman County Student of the Year Peyton Trotter on influence, inspiration and her future goals

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – With one glance at Peyton Trotter’s resume it’s easy to tell that the Fairview High School senior is an overachiever. With a higher than perfect grade point average, numerous extracurricular activities, college classes and part-time employment, it makes her a worthy...

    Holly Pond Middle School Brings Unique e-Learning library Environment to Students

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    HOLLY POND – Holly Pond Middle School leveraged public funding to bring a unique eLearning library environment to students. Principal Chuck Gambrill and teacher April Dean worked this summer to remodel the classroom, which converted a standard classroom into a relaxed and collaborative learning...

    Vinemont Elementary students get extra dose of history

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    Dr. Teeter shows students a map of the planned community of Vinemont. / Jacqueline Hill VINEMONT - Recently, fifth-grade students at Vinemont Elementary School got an extra serving of history on their plates as retired VES Principal Dr. Jane Teeter spoke about the history of...

    Scholars’ Bowl Scoreboard county wrap-up: West Point high school and middle school teams dominate

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - West Point’s high school and middle school teams in 2021 continued the dominant performance in Scholars’ Bowl that they have enjoyed over the last several years with undefeated regular seasons and sweeps in their respective county tournaments. To top it...

    West Point freshmen complete undefeated season

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    Box Score Fairview 6 8 9 12 - 35 West Point 9 12 13 12 - 46   WEST POINT (21-0): Whitt Laney 15, Tyler Thompson 13, Tyler White 8, Will Brown 7, Elvis Arroyo 3. Team Totals: 17-31 FGs, 3-10 3-point FGs, 15-28 FTs, 25 rebounds, 8 assists.   FAIRVIEW...

    CCBOE moves to speed repairs to facilities, vehicles

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    The Cullman County School Board held a brief special session on Thursday to speed up the process to repair property damaged in Monday’s storm. Pictured is Superintendent Shane Barnette surveying the damage to Welti Elementary on Tuesday morning. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - In a...

    CCBOE superintendent: please keep sick kids home

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    CULLMAN - Like seemingly every other institution these days, Cullman County’s schools are being hit hard by the flu.  On Wednesday evening, County Superintendent Shane Barnette sent out the following all-call phone message to county school system parents: “Hey, this is Shane Barnette, Cullman County...

    Vinemont Band Boosters Craft Show to take place at Cullman Church of Christ Nov. 19-20

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Vinemont Band Boosters will be hosting a Craft Show at Cullman Church of Christ, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 157 and Childhaven Road. The Craft Show will take place Nov. 19-20 and will last from 9 a.m. -...

    Fairview Elementary students enjoy house party

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    Fairview Elementary students, faculty and staff gather together, showing off their new T-shirts, at the school Friday morning. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRVIEW - The Aggies at Fairview Elementary participated in an exciting house party Friday morning. This year, the students have been...

    West Point High Quiz Bowl team to compete in 2022 National Championship Tournament

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point High Quiz Bowl team is preparing to represent their school in a 108-team national competition—The National Academic Quiz Tournaments' Small School National Championship Tournament—Friday, April 22. The event will take place at the at the Hyatt Regency...

    ​‘High-energy’ halftime show planned for Cold Springs

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    Cold Springs marching band members play music from their halftime show during band camp at Cold Springs High School. COLD SPRINGS – Band camps are in full swing throughout Cullman County, and The Tribune caught up with the Cold Springs marching band on Thursday on...

    CCBOE announces May teacher, staff member of the month

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools, along with America’s First Federal Credit Union, recognizes a teacher and staff member each month. Here are the choices for May 2022: Teacher of the Month: Leslie Arnold, 7th Grade Science, Fairview Middle "Mrs. Arnold has been a teacher...

    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...

    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 meets- Good Hope principal steps down, takes job with school board

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    CULLMAN - From the final meeting of the 2015-16 school year for the Cullman County Board of Education, the big news Tuesday night came when Superintendent Shane Barnette reported Dr. Anita Kilpatrick has stepped down as principal at Good Hope High School. Effective June 1,...

    Cullman County engineer gives update on CR 222

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - At the Cullman County Commission’s monthly meeting on April 18, Cullman County Engineer Phillip Widner gave an update to the commissioners on the progress of the repairs to County Road 222, where a large sinkhole was discovered in late January. The damaged roadway is located near Interstate 65...

    CCBOE celebrates student, faculty attendance achievements

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    Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette poses with a group of students who won prizes at Thursday night's school board meeting for perfect attendance. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) celebrated students...

    City and county schools bid farewell to many teachers and staff; 2 principals swap places

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman City and County School Boards have released end-of-year statements concerning personnel movements, including more than 30 retirements from the county system. In an unusual personnel transfer, Principal Kim Brown of Hanceville Elementary School will take charge of Vinemont Elementary School, as...

    West Point Elementary Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Tree

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    I remember the first time I heard the term Earth Day. I was a teacher in 1970 and I heard on the radio they were having this big celebration and telling all about it.” Ethalene Harbison   WEST POINT – On Thursday, April 21, third-grade students from...

    Good Hope Scholar’s Bowl team is soaring

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    Left to right, sitting: Nick Martin, Bailey Brand, Chandler West, Noah Tillman Left to right, standing: Pao Vaughn, Jacob Smith, Coach Hulsey, Madison Lowery   This is a great group of kids to work with. I am very proud of these guys. Go Raiders!” David Hulsey   GOOD HOPE –...

    CCBOE hosts armed forces signing day

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Friday, May 12, hosted high school juniors and seniors at the central office for an armed forces signing day. This was the third year for the event. Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette opened...

    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...

    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 Elementary School wins 1st place in Alabama PALS Clean Campus Program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – First-grade teacher Michelle Pender of Hanceville Elementary School recently accepted the PALS Clean Campus Program award and $1000 scholarship for the school. This program competition was a scrapbook contest. Michelle said, “In the scrapbook, we submit all of our efforts for...

    County School Board meets day after new session begins

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County School Board began the 2016-17 school year with its first meeting Thursday night, a day after students returned to the classroom, ending summer vacation. The board heard the first public hearing of the new session of the school budget, presented...

    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...

    Stuff The Bus campaign begins July 16

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 4th annual Stuff the Bus campaign is kicking off this weekend! This yearly event is organized by United Way of Cullman County and is partnering with Cullman City and County schools to ensure that all teachers and students have the...

    Cullman County Schools encouraging participation in Substitute Teacher Orientation in January

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools will be holding an orientation for 2022’s substitute teachers on Jan. 11, 12 and 18. The orientations will be held in two different time sessions, the first being at 8-11 a.m., and the second from noon –...

    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...

    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 purchases YouScience program for students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman County School Board on Tuesday met for a special-called meeting in the new Hanceville Elementary School cafeteria. The board approved a partnership with the Cullman Economic Development Agency and Cullman County Economic Development to purchase the YouScience program. “Our students...

    West Point’s musical theater program continues under new directors

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    West Point’s theater department performed Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in the spring. Shown left to right: Wardrobe (Jamie Myers), Cogsworth (Brendan Williamson), Chip (Parker Lawrence), Mrs. Potts (Kim Harbison) and Lumiere (Micah Coucke) get ready for dinner. (Tribune file photo) WEST POINT - West...

    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...

    Cullman County Commission moves toward airport expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 21, approved plans for engineering services for the reconstruction of the apron and hangars to be constructed on a new taxiway at Cullman Regional Airport. Airport Director Ben Harrison said...

    Cornhole tournament fundraiser held at Vinemont Elementary for Christian Hart Memorial Scholarship

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Vinemont Elementary School Gym hosted The Christian Hart Memorial Cornhole Tournament Saturday, January 29. There were two divisions of Bring Your Own Partner games. The Social Division was $30 for entry and players could use provided house bags. The Competitive Division...

    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...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools hires director of Special Education

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Education, at its January 13 board meeting, approved the employment of Lana Tew to be the district’s next Director of Special Education. Tew is a 26-year veteran educator and currently holds the same position in the...

    CCBOE recognizes Cold Springs FFA String Band, talks business

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    Superintendent Shane Barnette talks with board member Wendy Crider. CULLMAN - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) held its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening, where the first order of business was the recognition of the Cold Springs Future Farmers of America (FFA) String Band...

    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...

    CCBOE members recognized for academic achievements

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    CULLMAN - Members of the Cullman County Board of Education were recognized and honored at the regular board meeting Thursday evening. All board members participate in the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) Academy, which provides ongoing training on important education, legal and governance issues....

    Holly Pond High School, 5th and 6th grade bands to perform at Pops in the Park event Saturday

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - Pops in the Park is a spring concert and community event hosted at Governor’s Park brought to the town of Holly Pond by Holly Pond HS Band Director Steven Porter and the Band Boosters. Porters says there has been excitement...

    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,...

    Cullman’s Imagination Library celebrates 1 year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County (TFPLCC) on Friday celebrated its one-year anniversary of encouraging children’s literacy through its partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Kids who visited were treated to cupcakes and colored birthday cards for the library....

    Fairview Elementary receives flags flown over U.S., Alabama Capitols

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    Back row, left to right: Carson Clark, Marty Hardman, Larry Arrington, Randall Shedd; Front row, left to right: Presli Martin, Mali Gregory, Kaylyn Redding, Kolton Redding and Bryton Gardner (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRIVEW - Fairview Elementary welcomed some important visitors Tuesday morning...

    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...

    Taking robotics to new depths: Fairview students take part in ROV competition on Dauphin Island

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    The Fairview High School ROV team: CEO/Pilot Tre Kinney, CFO/Tether Operator Katie Golden, Marketing Director Jozi Jackson, Intern/Hydraulics operator Jarret Clayton and Faculty Assistant Eric Vest.  (Photo courtesy Michelle Watwood/Fairview High School) FAIRVIEW - Fairview High School (FHS) recently sent a four-student team to compete...

    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...

    Inaugural County School Career Fair set for Friday at Good Hope High School gym

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools will host a Career Fair on the campus of Good Hope High School in the school’s gym on Friday.   Richard Orr, assistant superintendent Cullman County Schools, said the Career Fair is great opportunity for principals to meet future applicants...

    Wallace State announces new Fine and Performing Arts Academy in partnership with Cullman County Schools

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    HANCEVILLE- After the success of Wallace State Community College’s Fast Track Academy and Fast Track for Industry programs that give area high school students the opportunity to start their collegiate careers early, the college is again partnering with Cullman County Schools to offer high...

    (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...

    CCBOE names AHSAA’s Wanda Gilliland first district-wide athletic director

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    Wanda Gilliland, who retired from the AHSAA in June, is set to be named the first-ever district-wide athletic director for Cullman County Schools. / Image courtesy of the AHSAA CULLMAN - In the wake of the July 1 resignation of West Point track coach A.J....

    CATA construction students install birdhouses at Woodland Haus

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    CATA Building Construction students Dusty Burney, Payton Oden and Colton Robison install a birdhouse as Woodland Haus Assisted Living Director Mary Briscoe and residents Billie J. Parker and Elva Cucunato look on.  (Photo courtesy Mike Burkett/CATA) CULLMAN - This past week, Cullman Area Technology Academy...

    ‘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...

    Holly Pond student honored for saving child’s life at Guntersville Dam

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    Dayden Floyd, wearing Bronco green, was honored for saving the life of a young child at Lake Guntersville on Mother’s Day. Image courtesy of WBRC FOX6 News. HOLLY POND - The word "courage" can mean different things to different people. For some, it means doing...

    Hanceville Math Team state champions recognized at Wednesday Cullman County Board of Education meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The State Championship winning Hanceville Math Team Cullman was recognized at the County Board of Education meeting last Wednesday. Members of the team include Luke Brown, Brady Cleek, Ivan Conway, Logan Lisle, Jessica Marshall, Dalton Pirkle and A.J. Stevens. Math Team...

    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...

    CCBOE holds Teacher Institute; Holly Pond High named 2018 Cullman County High School of Excellence

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    Good Hope High School/Cullman Area Technology Academy graduate Breanna Allen, center, with her health science instructors Tracy Smith (L) and Adriann Basch (R) (Photo courtesy CCBOE) CULLMAN - On Thursday morning, 800 faculty and staff members of Cullman County Schools (CCS) met at Northbrook Baptist...

    22 Cullman County Schools receive Blue Ribbon awards at national conference

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    Good Hope Primary School Reading Specialist Cindy Bailey, Principal Tonya Cupp and Math Coach Kristi Barnette are interviewed about their achievements at the school at the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference in Orlando.  (Photo courtesy Shane Barnette) ORLANDO, Fla. - This past week, Cullman...

    Cullman County Schools to dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

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    Cullman County Schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1, due to the threat of severe weather.

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools 1st Annual Career Fair attracts several prospective employees

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Cullman County Schools held their first annual Career Fair at Good Hope High School on Friday, April 8. Each Cullman County school had a booth set up to provide information to prospective educators. Anyone interested in working for the education...

    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...