Humboldt Chronicle - Education

$8.5M approved for South Gibson County sports complex

By Crystal Burns At its Nov. 10 meeting, the Gibson County Special School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) of $8,465,106 for the South Gibson County sports complex and authorized the issuance of school refunding and improvement bonds not to exceed $8.63M. Lashlee-Rich, Inc. is the district’s construction manager. Greer Lashlee and Billy…

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Commissioner Schwinn makes statement about Executive Order No. 50

Gov. Bill Lee’s recent extension of the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic left parents and teachers across the state with more questions than answers, especially with the beginning of the 2020-21 school year just weeks away. Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn sent out a volley of emails to school Superintendents…

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Donor pays off $14k in lunch debt

Donor pays $14k in school lunch debt By Logan Watson Thanks to an anonymous donor, an enormous burden is being lifted from the shoulders of thousands of parents in Gibson County. The donor has reportedly committed to paying off outstanding school lunch debts for students in all five school districts in Gibson County. The generous…

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Changes coming to Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School

Block schedule gone, new AP courses added by Danny Wade When students return to school in a few days, they will notice changes at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. The school is moving away from a block schedule in favor of the more traditional schedule. Last week, HJSHS Principal Jason Newman and Assistant Principal Dr. Lindsey…

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Vikings are state runner up

By Amber Adams The Mighty Vikings of Humboldt rolled right through the competition in the first two rounds of the State Tournament. Humboldt found themselves preparing for the State Championship against Columbia Academy this past Saturday night. The Vikings battled hard but some clutch three pointers, and questionable calls left Humboldt with the short end…

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East Elementary receives TVAAS Level 5

by Danny Wade The Tennessee Department of Education released the TN Ready scores last week. Humboldt City Schools received mixed results from the data. East Elementary School received the highest level on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) ranked as a Level 5 for the 2017-18 school year. East received a 5 overall composite, 3…

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Principally Speaking

Administrators meet new staffs by Danny Wade Humboldt teachers got a chance to meet their new bosses at two schools last Wednesday. Jason Newman got a chance to meet his staff at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School and Dr. Renette Coleman spoke with her teachers at Stigall Primary School during introduction meetings at their respective schools.…

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School board members to be sworn in

by Danny Wade The Humboldt School Board will hold their first meeting of the year Thursday evening. The meeting had been scheduled for last Thursday but inclement weather caused the meeting to be postponed for a week. School board meetings are held in the Humboldt Junior/Senior High School library at 6:30 p.m. The school board…

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Trio to lead band program

by Danny Wade A former Humboldt High School band student has moved back to town, not as a student, but as band director. Heather Glenn-Hoekstra is the new director and her husband, John Glenn-Hoekstra, is the new band assistant at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. Current assistant director, Delaney Naffziger, is still on staff as well.…

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