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Jackson County Schools are using an innovative way to ensure the protection of its employees and students. The Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) is 3-D printing face shields for employees of the Jackson County School System.

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On Friday, June 26, the Scottsboro City School Board convened for a called board meeting, at noon.  This comes in the wake of State Superintendent Eric Mackey’s press conference, earlier that day.  In his adjournment comments, Dr. Reyes had conducted a survey for the school district, with roughly 40% of the Scottsboro community participating. 

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The Scottsboro City Board of Education convened in person last week for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic reached Alabama.

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If you have concerns about how the upcoming school year might look for your child, you will have an opportunity to let the administration of the Scottsboro City Schools hear those over the next two weeks. 

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Tristian Culver, a graduating senior at Scottsboro High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, for her project, “SHS Band Cooling Station.”

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Caldwell Elementary School may not be filled with teachers and students right now, but the students are continuing to read and improve their reading skills. Nita Tolliver, Caldwell computer lab teacher, has listed some outstanding achievements by students for last week.

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Jackson County Schools Superintendent Kevin Dukes explained how the district has moved forward and will continue to move forward with its schools at the Jackson County Board of Education meeting Thursday evening. 

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The Scottsboro Public Library is expected to re-open June 1, according to the library’s board of trustees. The decision was made after Gov. Kay Ivey extended a safer-at-home order until May 14.

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Students and teachers may not be in the physical school building right now, but the teachers are working, and their students are still learning.  Flat Rock Elementary first grade teacher Beth Caperton is using her creativity to keep her young students engaged and excited about learning.

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More details have been released about how families will receive the monetary equivalent for meals missed since schools closed in March.  This amounts to $313.50 for each eligible child.

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Each year a ranking of America’s high schools is published by U. S. News & World Report.  This year more than 17,700 public high schools were evaluated on how well they serve all of their students. 

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Bryon Miller, of Scottsboro, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Miller was initiated at University of North Alabama.

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Nourish One Child and Scottsboro City Schools making sure children get food

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With the coronavirus closing schools, the Class of 2020 has been left wondering about graduation and other senior related activities.  This was especially important for Theo Durliat, a foreign exchange student attending Section High School.

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Lauren Lackey loves teaching Pre-K at Woodville High School because she gets to see her “babies” grow from four-year-olds to young adults.  She has been teaching the Pre-K class for all of her 12 years at Woodville.

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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.