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

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

    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...

    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...

    New principal named at Hanceville Middle School

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday approved the hiring of Dr. Susan Patrick to be the new principal of Hanceville Middle School. Patrick is a 27-year veteran of the school system and is currently the assistant principal at Cold...

    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...

    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...

    A Little Eagle with big dreams

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- Vinemont student Caden Crawford had one huge dream this school year and the Cullman County community wanted to help make it come true. On May 27, Caden’s mother, Megan Crawford shared a post on Facebook celebrating Caden’s completion of the third grade...

    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...

    Military Bound: Vinemont High School

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The last couple of weeks have been busy as Cullman County and Cullman City Schools each held commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Each valedictorian and senior class president spoke poignant words. The top academic students of each class were...

    Summer School: county school system staying busy this summer with facility improvements, learning projects

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County School Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette shared a lengthy list of activities that will keep the county system busy through the summer, including several projects that have already been completed, some big projects that will only be started during...

    Holly Pond High School’s new Home Economics classroom ready for 2021 school year

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - For the past three years, Holly Pond High School has been waiting on their brand-new Home Economics classroom and it is finally here! When the new school year begins, this classroom will be available to all and has dozens of...

    New principal named at Hanceville High School

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of Daniel Wakefield as the new principal of Hanceville High School. Wakefield has worked at Hanceville for 19 years and is currently the principal of Hanceville Middle School. “I’m very excited...

    Editorial: Education dedicated to community

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    The city and county schools always do an amazing job at taking care of Cullman’s students and with summer just around the corner, they don’t plan to slow down. This summer, both the City and County Schools are implementing a Summer Feeding Program.   Here in...

    Fairview FFA string band wins state competition

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - At the 93rd annual Alabama FFA State Convention, held virtually this week, Fairview High School’s FFA string band took home top musical honors. On Tuesday, Fairview High School FFA sponsor and agriscience teacher Justin Miller took to social media to celebrate:  “Today,...

    Welti’s Preston Cook receives $500 scholarship in NASP National Virtual Archery Tournament

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      WELTI, Ala. - Welti Elementary School’s Preston Cook was selected to receive a $500 scholarship this week following his participation in the National Archery in Schools Program National Virtual Archery Tournament. Of 15,683 archers who participated in the virtual shoot, 100 were randomly...

    Pouring on the STEAM

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Good things are happening at Good Hope Primary School; good enough to catch the attention of officials in Montgomery and draw a major player in the state’s science and technological education programs to drop in for a visit. On Thursday,...

    Senior Walk returns to Holly Pond

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Class of 2021 from Holly Pond High School took part in one of the school’s newest traditions Wednesday morning by participating in the Senior Walk. Dressed in their caps and gowns, the soon to be graduates visited Holly Pond Elementary...

    West Point 8th grader Brodie Henry is county 2021 Scholars’ Bowl MVP, middle school and high school!

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - When West Point Middle School took first place honors in the recent county middle school Scholars’ Bowl tournament, 8th-grader Brodie Henry led the team, finishing as the overall high scorer of the event. There is more to the story, though--Henry...

    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....

    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 Scholars’ Bowl team finishes fifth in nation

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point High School Scholars’ Bowl program has routinely been a juggernaut in competition under coach Lee Henry, but the team surpassed its own expectations this year with a fifth-place finish at the national tournament. Without a single senior...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools Launches New Website, App

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools (CCBOE) has launched a new website. In addition, we have released a new CCBOE app for iPhone and Android users. This new app and website will help parents, students and community members keep up-to-date with everything happening on campus....

    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...

    Dripping Springs Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors good citizens

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     The Dripping Springs Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution honored outstanding seniors from each of the area high schools as DAR Good Citizens. Students were judged on personal qualities of integrity, dependability, leadership, patriotism and service. They submitted essays...

    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...

    Nuggets of wisdom: Milo’s Hamburgers partners with Cullman area schools to launch “Wisdom Week”

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Milo’s Hamburgers has announced its partnership with five Cullman elementary schools to host “Wisdom Week” to encourage positive character development in celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary. The program, called “Nuggets of Wisdom,” coincides with Milo’s recent chicken nugget launch...

    CCBOE: Bus drivers cannot access some flooded roads

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) announced late this week that it had to relocate Wi-Fi-equipped buses from Smith Lake Park due to concerns over water levels, and that buses would not travel certain roads to pick up students due to...

    CCBOE approves facility upgrades, property transfers

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE), at a special called meeting March 25, approved multiple facility upgrades and set in motion the disposal of two former school buildings to their local communities. Construction projects Vinemont High building flooring replacement contracted to Walker...

    CCBOE gives $500 supplement to full-time staff for efforts during pandemic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education on Thursday approved a one-time $500 supplement to all of its full-time employees aside from Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette, citing their above-and-beyond efforts to continue educating students during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Barnette told...

    Cold Springs High named top school in county system

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    System-wide achievements, improvements on display at board meeting    CULLMAN, Ala. - School achievements and facility improvements were on full display as the Cullman County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon. Cold Springs High School was named the county system’s School of...

    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...

    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,...

    Where would the 1-cent tax money go?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Oct. 10 passed a resolution asking the Cullman County Commission to set an election in March 2020 for a public vote on a proposed 1-cent sales tax to benefit the county and city...

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

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

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

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

    CCBOE 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...

    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 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....

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ‘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 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...

    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...

    Tony Serra Nissan-Cullman Tribune Teachers of the Month: Anna McSwain and Tim White

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - On Tuesday, the Tony Serra Nissan/Cullman Tribune Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Month were honored and presented with their rides for the next month.  Each teacher also received a $100 gift card. Teachers are nominated by the principal or assistant...

    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....

    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...

    ‘Servanthood at its best’: CATA students, teachers headed to Lee Co.; donations welcome

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Thursday, April 18, a group of students from the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA), led by Health Science teachers Tracy Smith and Adrian Basch, will travel to storm-stricken areas of Lee County to join in tornado relief efforts and deliver...

    Hanceville Elementary student raises $200 to buy lunch for classmates

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Elementary School 2nd grader Aistin Jeffrey (AJ) Gable was recognized for his “charitable spirit” by Mayor Kenneth Nail at the town council Wednesday night. AJ gave $200 to his school’s cafeteria to help classmates pay lunch fees.  AJ was at the...

    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...

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

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

    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 - 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 Hwy 157 near its intersection with I-65. The facility will be located behind Warehouse...

    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...

    Tony Serra Nissan-Cullman Tribune Teachers, Principal of the Month: Michelle Pender, April Hays, Chris Chambers

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    (Left) April Hays (front row, second from right) is so attached to her students that, when we brought her out to see her Nissan Rogue, she brought them with her. (Center) Michelle Pender checks out the 2019 Nissan Rogue she’ll be driving for the...

    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...

    CATA students medal in SkillsUSA competition at Wallace State

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    CATA medalists, left to right, were: Savannah Sivley, Desirae Corbin, Maria Cortes, Dakota McDaniel, Karli Marler, Zach Stallings, Lillian Kaiser, Zack Warner, Adolpho Resina and Avery Hill. Medalists Raven Aldridge, Grace Allbright and Mackenzie Jones are not pictured. HANCEVILLE, Ala. - High school students from...

    CATA Precision Machining students sign with Wallace State

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    Caleb Schmale (center) and Garrett Smith (right), along with Garrett Evans and Jonah Moss (not pictured), joined students from other systems signing with Wallace State’s Machine Tool Technology program during Thursday's National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day.  (Photo courtesy Tim White/CATA) HANCEVILLE, Ala. -...

    Cullman Area Technology Academy showcases programs at annual open house

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    Senior Brody Montgomery demonstrates welding at the Cullman Area Technology Academy Open House Thursday night. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) VINEMONT, Ala. - Faculty, staff and students at the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA, still known to many as the Career Center) braved the...

    Big gains for Holly Pond High; Exceptional Service Awards presented

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    Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette with Fairview Elementary’s County and North Alabama District Hoop Shoot winners Oaklyn Gardner and Lincoln Wright.  (Photo courtesy Dr. T.J. Franey, CCBOE) CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County School Board on Tuesday night approved more than $200,000 in facility improvements for...

    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...

    State Superintendent of Education Mackey, others visit Cullman City, County Schools

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    Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, left, stands with Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette, Alabama Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman and Cullman Area Technology Academy Principal Billy Troutman. Mackey toured several schools in both the Cullman City Schools and Cullman County...

    Cullman Area Technology Academy students manufacturing parts for NASA, International Space Station

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    Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) machining program students and instructors who worked on the International Space Station stowage project as part of NASA’s HUNCH program pose for a photo at the school on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  A stowage compartment, machining form and sample...

    ASDE releases details on school report cards

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    Cullman City Schools received an overall grade of 91. Cullman County Schooled received an overall grade of 85. (Cullman Tribune file photos) Updated 1-29-19 at 3:47 p.m. MONTGOMERY - When the Alabama State Department of Education (ASDE) released its report card for schools in December, (www.cullmantribune.com/articles/2018/12/28/state-report-card-cullman-city-schools-receive-cullman-county-schools-receive-b),...

    Cullman County students, teachers recognize school board members

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    Welti Elementary School Ambassadors show their appreciation to members of the Cullman County School Board. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) officially seated its board for the new session as students, teachers and...

    Cullman County teachers focus on tech at annual conference

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    West Point fifth-grader Ellorie Kate Harbison (right) explains how her wired-up banana keyboard produces musical notes on the computer. Teachers even got to try playing songs! (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRVIEW - On Wednesday morning, most Cullman County Schools students got the day...

    Cullman County Schools hosting tech conference at Fairview High today

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    FAIRVIEW - Cullman County Schools teachers are attending a technology conference at Fairview High School today, learning how to incorporate tech into their classrooms and curriculum, and how technological developments are shaping the next generation of education.  Look for full story coming soon.

    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...

    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...

    County Scholars’ Bowl Tournaments: West Point dominance continues

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    West Point took top honors in the high school tournament, defeating regular season champion Good Hope by 20 points. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - Over the course of two Fridays, Cullman County’s high school and middle school scholars’ bowl tournaments were held...

    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...

    Vinemont History Day offers students glimpse of the past

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    Brian Lacy, of the Cullman Electric Cooperative, speaks to students at Friday’s Vinemont History Day at Vinemont Elementary School. (courtesy Kim Brown) VINEMONT - In its eighth year, Vinemont Elementary School’s History Day was expanded this year, thanks to the state’s Bicentennial, the Alabama 200,...

    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...

    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...

    CCBOE names officers, approves bids for Cold Springs cafeteria renovation

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    CULLMAN - On Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) elected its officers for the new term, naming Heath Allbright board president and Wayne Myrex  vice president. The board voted to add the position of accounting manager to the central office, moving previous local...

    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...

    CATA’s Carpentry Team wins state competition; Electrical Team places 4th

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    L-R: Dustin Burney, Karli Marler, Trevor Cheatham, Kenzie Jones and Colton Robison / Photo courtesy Mike Burkett CULLMAN - Mike Burkett, building construction teacher at the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) shared with The Tribune that on Oct. 25-26, the academy’s five-member student Carpentry Team...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    VMS students launch ‘The Eagle Flyer’

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    Left to right: John Eslava, Gracie Walker, Emma Dortch and Mildred Lemus work on this week’s edition of “The Eagle Flyer” at Vinemont Middle School. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) VINEMONT - Vinemont Middle School introduced several new classes to its curriculum this year,...