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As part of the Co-op Program at Scottsboro High School, senior Alison Maynor works at the Scottsboro City Board of Education Central Office.  Alison serves as the afternoon receptionist and says she loves her job. The employees at the Central Office have good things to say about this young lady.

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A teacher at Bryant Elementary is excited that she will be attending the Alabama Space Academy for Educators this summer. Anne Monroe has received a scholarship to attend this space camp for teachers and will participate in the June 24-30 session.

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The Jackson County School System is opening one lunchroom in the county as a central location to help feed as many students as possible. The lunchroom at Dutton Elementary School will be open from 10 a.m. to noon until county schools are back in session.

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved Drew McNutt to be the next principal at Skyline High School.

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Scottsboro High School junior Selena Necklaus  loves working with young children, and her enthusiasm shows in her job at Club Wildcat.  Selena works each afternoon with the after school program through the Co-op Program at the high school.

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This year, 34 members of the Woodville High School Junior Beta Club attended the state convention in Birmingham. The students competed in various categories with many of them participating for the first time.  

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Parents with children who will be attending kindergarten in the Scottsboro City School System need to mark two important dates on their calendar.  A parent meeting is set for March 17 prior to kindergarten registration on March 20.

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Scottsboro Junior High School seventh grader Judd Black was elected as state secretary for the Junior Beta Club during elections at the recent state convention. This young man has a passion for leadership.

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The Junior Beta Club at Scottsboro Junior High School represented their school and community well at the recent Alabama Junior Beta Club convention.  Of the club’s 140 members, some 60 competed at the convention with 50 of them now heading to the National Junior Club convention this summer.

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The Jackson County Board of Education is getting a King. Robbie King defeated incumbent Charles West Tuesday night to take the District 4 seat on the board of education.

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Students at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) never miss an opportunity to give back to the community. When a fire devastated a boat dock at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro last month, NACC’s Rotaract Club jumped into action. The club hosted a “sweets” sale in the Student Center on Feb. 4, raising over $800 for the Fire Victims Fund.

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Members of the junior class at North Jackson High School will have an opportunity this week to work toward improving their ACT score. 

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Students at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) have benefitted from the CADNet (computer-aided drafting and design) program, a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for many years now. This popular program trains students in computer-aided drafting while proving low-cost, quality services for TVA.

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The English and Fine Arts Division is happy to announce its annual Arts and Humanities Speakers’ Forum on March 12.  The event will be held in the Tom Bevill Lyceum from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Two authors have been invited to speak on “Telling My Story: The Power of the Memoir.” 

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A Woodville High School student has been selected as the February Student of the Month at EPCOT (Earnest Pruett Center of Technology). Carlos Torres is a junior at Woodville.

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Scottsboro High School Art Teacher Angel Chaney is proud of her talented students who were recognized at the annual Alabama State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit Awards Program in Montgomery.  SHS has two second place winners, an honorable mention, and seven runners-up in the statewide competition.

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The Alabama Literacy Act became law in September.  This was the theme of a Literacy Lunch-n-Learn program sponsored by Impact Learning Center and the Scottsboro Board of Education.  Various members of the community joined with some educators to learn more about this new law and how it will affect the children.

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Courses have officially begun for students completing the Google IT Support Professional Certificate at Northeast Alabama Community College. NACC is administering the certificate through the Coursera online learning platform, where students will access self-paced courses with interactive assessments and videos.

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Google has announced that three organizations in Jackson County have been awarded grants through its Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund.

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Have you ever wondered what a school counselor actually does?  Well, that question was posed to the counselors in the Scottsboro City and Jackson County Schools during National School Counselor Week. 

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) recently announced the digitization of its yearbooks. NACC published a college yearbook annually from 1966-2016, with the exception of a few years in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

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Talented art students in the Scottsboro City and Jackson County School Systems are encouraged to enter the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.  This is an annual competition sponsored by members of the United States House of Representations. 

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Pisgah High School Principal Dr. John Prestridge is excited and happy that his school has been selected to pilot the A+ College Ready Middle School Training and Incentive Program.

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Scottsboro students run coffee shop

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The students at Woodville High School have joined together to help students and teachers from the recently demolished Brindlee Mountain Primary School. 

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Several new clubs have been organized at Collins Intermediate School due to students approaching their principal with their ideas. 

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James McKenzie addressed the Jackson County Board of Education at its meeting Thursday night to discuss concerns with changes that have affected his classes.

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Jason Davidson was named the principal at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) at the Jackson County Board of Education meeting Thursday evening. Davidson, who is currently the principal at Skyline High School, will take over at EPCOT on March 30.

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Teachers at Scottsboro Junior High School will receive training this summer in preparation for the implementation of a more vigorous curriculum for their students beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

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A senior at Scottsboro High School has won the 2019-2020 VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest at the state level after taking the top spot in the post and district competitions. 

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Scottsboro High School English Teacher Amanda Wilbanks was able to provide her students with the opportunity for a video chat with Erin Gruwell, teacher and one of the founders of the Freedom Writers Foundation. 

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As teachers in the Jackson County School System returned to work after the holiday break, many found themselves spending their first day away from their home school. 

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Jacksonville State University named 2,216 students to the President's and Deans' Lists for their outstanding academic performance during the Fall 2019 semester. Honorees included:

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Jackson County Schools teamed up with The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) nursing and Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) to host a Mass Casualty Simulation/Training for nurses, teachers and administrators on Monday. County Schools Superintendent Kevin Dukes said the training was “eye-opening.”

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved the purchase of the spec building and 30 acres of land located in the Jackson County industrial Park at its meeting on Dec. 19. The board purchased the building and land in Hollywood for a total of $850,000.