January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing our students Monday!
- Jan. 8 Students Return
- Jan. 11 4th Grade Field Trip (Theater Center)
- Jan. 12 Report Cards
- Jan. 15 No School – MLK Jr. Day
- Jan. 18 4th Grade Spelling Bee
- Jan. 19 5th Grade Spelling Bee
- Jan. 24 Fire Drill
HCDE and Signal Mountain
These are excerpts from HCDE’s press release today:
“Leaders of Hamilton County Schools will meet with the Signal Mountain Town Council on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at Nolan Elementary to discuss aspirations, goals, and plans for the schools and children of Signal Mountain. The meeting is open to the public.”
“If you can’t attend the meeting, the system plans to stream the meeting live on Hamilton County Schools Facebook page. It will also be recorded on the system’s YouTube channel for viewing on demand.”
The full press release is included below.
New TN Law in Effect – No Cell Phones in School Zones
Signal Mountain’s finest gave us a heads-up on this new law: No cell phones in school zones. Using a cell phone will be a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to a $50 fine if a driver uses a handheld phone while driving through an active school zone. You can use a hands-free device.
The police say they will issue citations.
Thank you for making Thrasher and Signal Mountain such a great place to be.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Hensley, APR
January 2, 2018
Hamilton County Schools to continue engaging the community with planned Signal Mountain Town Council meeting
Leaders of Hamilton County Schools will meet with the Signal Mountain Town Council on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at Nolan Elementary to discuss aspirations, goals, and plans for the schools and children of Signal Mountain. The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting at Signal Mountain is a part of the Hamilton County Schools commitment to community involvement in the school system becoming the fastest improving school system in Tennessee. The Signal Mountain discussion will be an opportunity for the Signal Mountain Town Council to share their vision for the children in the community and for Hamilton County Schools to outline improvement efforts for children in Signal Mountain schools and in classrooms across the county. “This is one of many efforts to engage our community to become a significant player in our improvement efforts for children,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “Meetings like this across the county will help us to better understand the priorities of the communities we serve and help our citizens to understand the resolve we have as a school system to reach new heights of success for children.”
In August and September, the district held listening sessions in each of the nine districts in the county. A second round of listening sessions is planned to engage the community on budget priorities and strategic improvements for children. The district will also share highlights on efficiency reorganization, Future Ready Institutes to produce graduates primed for success after high school and key themes from the Transition Team survey. The dates and locations of these meetings will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hamilton County Schools is currently working with the community to review next year’s school calendar and develop the 2019-2020 calendar. The district is also meeting with the school communities scheduled for facility improvements. The next meeting to get input on academic programs and construction plans will be in the Tyner community.
“The school system will not become the fastest improving school system in Tennessee unless we have administrators, elected officials, students, teachers, parents and the community working with us to reach our goals for children,” added Johnson.
Nolan Elementary is located at 4435 Shackleford Ridge Road, Signal Mountain. The meeting will be held in the school gymnasium. Parking will be available in front of the school and on both sides of the front drive. Attendees will enter through the main front entrance of the Nolan Elementary building.
If you can’t attend the meeting, the system plans to stream the meeting live on Hamilton County Schools Facebook page. It will also be recorded on the system’s YouTube channel for viewing on demand.
Hamilton County Department of Education
3074 Hickory Valley Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421