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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.

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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.