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Soldier surprises his sister at Huntsville High School graduation rehearsal  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - High school seniors across the Tennessee Valley are graduating this week. One senior at Huntsville High School just wanted her airman ...

Huntsville High School vandalized during weekend  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - School officials confirm that Huntsville High School was vandalized over the weekend. Huntsville City Schools spokesman Kieth ...

Huntsville City and Madison County schools graduation schedules  WAFF

Huntsville City Schools and Madison County Schools will conduct graduation ceremonies at the Von Braun Civic Center (VBC) this week.

Military Man Surprises Sister Right Before Her High School Graduation  Inside Edition

An Alabama high school senior getting ready to graduate received a sweet surprise just days before her ceremony. Brittany O'Keefe was running through a ...

Mae Jemison High School students and parents voice concerns regarding administration  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Several Mae Jemison High School students and their parents called a press conference outside of the Huntsville Board of Education.

U.S. News: Huntsville, Madison high schools among 10 best in Alabama  WAAY

They rank No. 3, No. 5 and No. 7, with many other schools outside the Top 10.

Huntsville City Schools district addresses staffing changes  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - As Huntsville City Schools deals with a difficult financial situation after the discovery of a $5.5 million accounting error last year, some ...

National Merit Scholarship winners: 33 Alabama students earn honors

Alabama students are among those receiving $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The winners were selected from a pool of 15,000 ...

Huntsville council remembers gay teen who took own life

Nigel Shelby, freshman at Huntsville High, committed suicide April 18, police said. Nigel's mother said the abuse he took for being gay led to his death.

Huntsville millage increase to bring about school improvements  KNWA

The votes are in and the proposed Huntsville millage increase is approved.

'He loved everybody': Bullied gay teen takes his own life, family says  ABC News

An Alabama community is reeling after the shocking death of a high school freshman who took his own life after his family says he experienced anti-gay bullying ...

Huntsville fails its LGBTQ residents. Here's what advocates say the city should do

Following the death of Nigel Shelby a gay teenager in Huntsville, rainbow buttons were dawned at city council meetings, fundraisers for the family were held and ...

Huntsville City Schools board member Pam Hill to resign  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala - Huntsville City Schools board member Pam Hill announced her resignation on Tuesday at a board meeting. She said she has been sick, ...

Multiple North Alabama high schools shine in U.S. News ranking  WHNT News 19

The rankings for the country's best high schools have been released by U.S. News and World Report. The U.S. News ranked high school using data on more ...

City council now accepting applications to fill Huntsville City School Board vacancy  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Thursday the Huntsville City Council approved a plan to fill an open spot on the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education. The city is now ...

Skilled to Work: High school students tour future home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas  WAAY

Substantial completion of the stadium is scheduled for January 16, 2020.

Huntsville City Schools graduations

May is graduation season, and that means that the Von Braun Center is going to be a very busy place.

Huntsville Hidden Figure: NASA Executive retires after four decades  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A NASA executive walked out of Marshall Space Flight Center for the last time Monday. Lybrease Woodard, who has been associated with ...

Jackson closes out high school career with first trip to state  Huntsville Item

Jeneka Jackson has saved the best of her high school athletic career for last.

Huntsville High School students stage walk-out in honor of classmate’s death  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Students from all grade levels at Huntsville High School gathered in the school's courtyard this afternoon to protest the way the ...

Letters to the Editor (May 16, 2019) | Opinion  Mcrecordonline

Tax money should be spent wisely. Dear editor: My family and I have been lifelong residents of Madison County and dearly love and support the Huntsville ...

A spotlight on Hornet success | Opinion  Huntsville Item

Great champions are being built at Huntsville Independent School District. Many were recognized at the HISD Board of Trustees meeting on May 16, 2019.

Huntsville ISD hires new intermediate school principal  Huntsville Item

Huntsville Intermediate School will have a new principal next fall.

Moss, Castleberry prepare for state championship  Huntsville Item

With their high school fishing careers nearing their end, Garrett Moss and Blake Castleberry have one last chance to reel in a championship.

Alabama deputy resigns over homophobic comments after teen's suicide

Jeff Graves is no longer with the Madison County Sheriff's Office after the office found he committed "multiple violations" of policy.

School works to ensure every child is educated  Cleburne Times-Review

All students can learn and all students deserve opportunities to take ownership of their learning.

Setting the tone and getting help: Expert shares tips on preventing & coping with bullying  WAFF

The recent death of Nigel Shelby, a Huntsville High School freshman, has renewed discussion about critical topics in north Alabama like bullying in schools, and ...

'We Must Be Better': A Young Black Student Takes His Own Life  The New York Times

Race/Related is a weekly newsletter focused on race and identity, with provocative stories from around The New York Times.

Huntsville Health Inspections for April 2019 | Don't Miss This  Cleburne Times-Review

Huntsville Health Department's food-*service* inspections for the month of April. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero.

Huntsville High School student earns perfect score on ACT  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A junior at Huntsville High School is celebrating after scoring a perfect 36 on her ACT. Ella Michael took the test last fall and found ...

Lucy White Waesche  Hartford Courant

Lucy Spotswood White Waesche, 82, passed away on April 11, 2019. The daughter of a long line of educators, Lucy was born on March 28, 1937 in Huntsville, ...

Graduation Destination  Arkansas Razorbacks

As graduates and families descend onto the University of Arkansas campus for commencement, thousands will be headed to two iconic Razorback venues for ...

Huntsville High School theatre presents ‘Newsies’  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - It's time to 'Carry the Banner' to the Stage of Huntsville High School with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, ...

Parents concerned about fight at Huntsville High School  WAAY

Parents weren't notified about the fight by the school's principal until more than a day later.

Morris, King and Hodge P.C. announces 2019 winners of Driver Safety Scholarship  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For the fifth year in a row, a Huntsville law firm is helping send some deserving high school students to college, while also sending a ...

Huntsville students get emergency services training in cadet class  Mcrecordonline

Students at Huntsville High School are gaining skills in law enforcement, firefighting and the medical field, thanks to their work with the EAST (Education ...

Student arrested after gun found at Huntsville High School  KBTX

HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - A student was arrested from Huntsville High School after police found an unloaded handgun on campus. Huntsville High Principal ...

Huntsville High student recognized for perfect ACT score  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Huntsville City Schools Board of Education recognized a Huntsville High School junior Thursday night for her perfect score on the ACT.

Bearkats unveil four offseason additions  Huntsville Item

The Sam Houston State Bearkats have added four players to their roster, as they attempt to build on a major turnaround in head coach Ravon Justice's first year ...

Defending champ Mountain Brook owns 6-stroke lead after Day 1 of AHSAA golf tourney

William Wann fired a 3-under 69 for the top individual score of day one's Class 7A competition as the 71st AHSAA State Golf Championships began at the ...

Skilled to Work: Huntsville high schoolers commit to filling gaps in the job market  WAAY

On Thursday, almost 200 students signed letters of intent to continue their career paths after graduation.

Huntsville City Schools gets a C on state report card; lowest of 3 systems in Madison County  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville City Schools has four schools that received failing grades on the state's report card. The district still received a C from the ...

Huntsville High softball player signs to play at MIT  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Congrats to Huntsville High School's Lily Rose Smith on signing to continue her academic and athletic career at MIT, where she'll be ...

Local war hero honored with historic marker | Don't Miss This  Royse City Herald Banner

He was widely regarded as one of the most respected marines during the first world war.

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Reportedly to Help Pay for Nigel Shelby's Funeral  Bleacher Report NBA

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are among a group of celebrities, including Janelle Monae and Ludacris, who have come together to help cover the costs for ...

Police investigate shooting threat at Huntsville High School  Huntsville Item

Huntsville High School saw increased police presence on campus Friday after a rumored school shooting threat at the school circulated on social media.

Mock election aims to take the mystery out of the voting process for potential new voters  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville High School invited its seniors to participate in a mock election Monday to walk them through the process of voting.

Huntsville tops rival Grissom in high school baseball area play  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - On a night where ASHSAA Hall of Famer and former Huntsville high head baseball coach Mark Mincher threw out the first pitch, the ...

Huntsville High School families adjust commute to Cecil Ashburn closure  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville High School students who normally take Cecil Ashburn Drive are setting their alarm clocks earlier to make it on time. At the end of ...

Huntsville City Schools superintendent confirms student did sneak into school  WAAY

Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Christie Finley confirmed Thursday at a school board meeting that a student did sneak into a school Monday, January 7.

Huntsville City Schools can’t yet confirm teen sneaked into high school last week  WAAY

There are still many unanswered questions about the situation. Huntsville City Schools said it's investigating and can't confirm the incident happened.

As Huntsville grapples with desegregation order, a school shooting threatens progress

During P.E. class last week, a second-grader at Blossomwood Elementary went into the bathroom with his friend and showed him the gun he'd brought to school ...

Huntsville ISD confirms student brought handgun to high school  KBTX

HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (KBTX)- A Huntsville High School student will not be allowed to return to campus after bringing a handgun to campus last week. The school ...

Threat prompts evacuation at Huntsville school  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Students at the Academy for Science and Foreign Language were briefly evacuated Friday after a threat was made at the school. Huntsville ...

Samuel W. Houston: Eclectic Huntsville icon  Huntsville Item

I Chronicles 12:32 conditions Christians to “Understand the Times”. It is difficult to imagine someone more attuned to his times-- the late nineteenth and early ...

Sergeants major group recognizes JROTC cadets | News  Theredstonerocket

Junior ROTC teams from 18 Tennessee Valley high schools were recognized at the ninth annual JROTC Medal of Honor Leadership Dinner, Friday at The ...

Church opens new location in old Huntsville high school  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE Ala. -- Butler High School was once the site of math tests and basketball championships. Now the school has been transformed into a new church.

Three Huntsville ISD students, one former student killed in car crash in Bastrop County

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Three Huntsville ISD students and one former student were killed in a car accident in Bastrop County late Friday evening, ...

Legally blind Huntsville high school wrestler wins state championship  Yellowhammer News

This weekend, Jay Spencer became the first wrestler in his school's history to win a state title. And even more impressively, he did so while being legally blind.

Huntsville City Schools Superintendent statement on loss of Nigel Shelby

Huntsville City Schools superintendent Christie Finley spoke about the loss of Huntsville High School student Nigel Shelby and her hopes for the district going ...

Huntsville organization gifts suits to outstanding graduating high school students

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- For the fifth year in a row, a Huntsville organization is recognizing outstanding graduating high school students with a gift to help them ...

Gay Teen Who Died by Suicide Laid to Rest in Rainbow Casket  NewNowNext

Lena Waithe, Janelle Monáe, and other celebs reportedly chipped in to cover 15-year-old Nigel Shelby's funeral costs.

Two Huntsville City School students caught with a firearm on campus within one month  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Columbia High School senior is facing expulsion after bringing a gun to campus. The incident happened only three weeks after a ...

Huntsville High students raise money for MDA to honor teacher and coach

This year's Huntsville High School homecoming week fundraiser raised $2500 for MDA, inspired by HHS teacher and coach Josh Lyband.

Domestic disturbance puts high school on lockdown  Huntsville Item

Huntsville High School went on lockdown for approximately 30 minutes on Thursday when a police suspect fled towards the campus.

Huntsville City Schools partner with Auburn University, NASA on additive manufacturing program  WAAY

The deal helps boost the high school curriculum while offering Auburn graduate students assistance with their research programs.

Parents share ideas of how Huntsville City Schools can improve  WAAY

Only 3 parents of students in Huntsville City Schools came to the community meeting at Grissom High School. The meeting was designed to get feedback to help ...

Huntsville leaders disagree on agreement to relocate alternative school  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville is looking for a new site to host its alternative school and special education program, along with some central office personnel.

Huntsville & St. Paul Schools closed due to mass sickness  40/29tv Fort Smith/Fayetteville

Huntsville and St. Paul Public Schools will be closed Monday February 4, 2019 due to mass illness, the administrative office confirmed to 40/29 News.

Huntsville parents concerned about flu in schools  WAAY

The school district said one school had about 30% of its students absent last week.

Huntsville City school board approves Pre-K tuition  WAAY

Every elementary school in Huntsville currently offers Pre-K for free, but some parents could start paying up to $300 a month.

Lamm lands at Huntsville High School as next baseball coach  WAAY

Luke Lamm was officially hired as the head coach of the Huntsville High School baseball program after his hiring was approved at a board meeting on Thursday ...

RCAF Captain Visiting Huntsville for Air Cadet Annual Review  Hunters Bay Radio

An Air Force captain is visiting Huntsville. Captain Kirk Belhumeur will be the reviewing officer at the 43rd Annual Cadet Review for Huntsville's local Air Cadet ...

Sparkman High School wins World Championship  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Sparkman High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble won a World Championship over the weekend. They competed in Dayton, Ohio ...

Former Grissom student sues Huntsville City Schools over transgender discrimination  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former Grissom High School student filed a federal discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against school staff members and the city school ...

Councill High School Memorial Park to be built in 2019  WAAY

A park will soon mark a historical site in Huntsville. Councill High School has been closed for more than half a century. It was the city's first public school for ...

How to apply to be on the Huntsville City Schools Safety Task Force  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The application window opens Friday for those interested in becoming members of the School Safety Task Force within the Huntsville City ...

TCU RB Sewo Olonilua arrested on drug possession charges in Walker County  Huntsville Item

TCU running back Sewo Olonilua, who set a school bowl record with 194 yards rushing in a victory over California last season, has been arrested on drug ...

Huntsville School District Settles Free Speech Lawsuit with Expelled Student  Campus Safety Magazine

After expelling a student for posting an inappropriate image on social media, the family sued it for free speech violations.

Huntsville student wins Amazon scholarship  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville student is getting money from Amazon to study computer science at the school of her choosing. Brittney Bush, a senior at New ...

Neverland comes to Huntsville in Grissom High School’s Musical  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE Ala. -- Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook are all coming to the Rocket City. The Peter Pan musical has delighted audiences for 60 years, ...

Huntsville City Schools present schedule for safety improvements  WAFF

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Thursday Huntsville City Schools presented the timeline for its school safety task force, the group that will present safety ...

J.O. Johnson ‘Wrestle’ documentary to hit Huntsville theater  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A documentary highlighting J.O. Johnson High School athletes plays in a Huntsville theater from Friday, March 8 to Thursday, March 14.

Huntsville Region roundup: Grissom boys avenge previous loss to Huntsville

Grissom's Jervae Peters (5) and Huntsville's Collins Nelson (11) at Huntsville High School, Friday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Huntsville, Ala. (Eric Schultz/

Five Huntsville City Schools Students Selected As 2019 Presidential Scholar Candidates

Five high school seniors from the Huntsville City Schools District have been selected as Presidential Scholar Candidates for 2019.

For the second time in a week, a Parkland student has died in an apparent suicide  WHNT News 19

(CNN) — A second Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student has died in what police are calling “an apparent suicide.” The student, who was enrolled at ...

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Help Mom of Teen Who Committed Suicide After Anti-Gay Bullying  Heat Nation

Recently retired Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was known for his sensitivity and concern for others during what became a Hall of Fame-worthy career.

Discrimination and disparities | Opinion  Huntsville Item

My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of "Discrimination and Disparities." It lays waste to myth ...

Huntsville halts Manvel on way to first regional semifinal since 1991  Houston Chronicle

Huntsville defeated Manvel on Friday at NRG Stadium.

Rewinding action from Day 1 of the 2018 Huntsville City Classic

Sparkman's Malik Tyson (32) shoots. Sparkman vs. Madison Academy boys basketball play in the Huntsville City Classic at Huntsville High School Thursday ...

Watch: Parent arrested after fight caused lockdown at Athens High School  WAAY

As a precaution, there was an increased police presence on the campus on Wednesday.

Huntsville City Schools addresses Alabama State Report Card scores  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A plan is in motion to improve after recent Alabama State Report Card scores, Huntsville City Schools leaders said Thursday. Four schools ...

Huntsville City Schools continues to seek your input to move district forward  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville City Schools is about to end one series of forums and host a different set of community meetings. Each set is aimed at moving the ...

Huntsville police respond to Hampton Cove Middle School on false active shooter call  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville police responded to Hampton Cove Middle School Tuesday afternoon after a call about a possible shooter at the school. Police ...

Huntsville Schools Settle Lawsuit Over Student’s Gun Photo  KFSM 5Newsonline

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Huntsville School District approved paying more than $40000 to settle a federal lawsuit over a student's complaint that the ...

Fight broke out at Huntsville High School  WAAY

A parent sent a video to WAAY 31 and claims the fight broke out on Monday between two girls.

Huntsville City Schools board member arrested on harassment charge  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville police arrested Huntsville City Schools board member Michelle Watkins for harassment on Monday afternoon. Watkins was ...

Higher education in America  Huntsville Item

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, "Restoring the Promise," published by the Independent Institute ...

Huntsville High Team Advances to Finals in National Space Challenge

A local Air Force JROTC team from the Rocket City will represent the state of Alabama in the National Finals of the StellarXplorers National High School Space ...

Thursday severe weather closings, cancellations, early dismissals  WAAY

Gusty winds and the potential for thunderstorms are major parts of today's weather forecast. With that in mind, some schools are making changes to their ...

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