Super's "On the Move" Series

News and hot topics for Humboldt City Schools

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Super's Section

Attention Viking Nation! We are certainly …”On the Move”! This journey has been a busy yet rewarding start to the 2021-2022 school year. All faculty and staff have embraced the vision and mission around all things TACO (Talent, Academics Culture/Climate, and Operations) as we strive for excellence to move our district forward. We have continued our Listening and Learning Tours at the Humboldt Boys and Girls Club, Viking On Demand, Victory 97.3, The Coffee Shop, East Elementary, Rotary Club, and through webinars. The 2021 Spring TCAP and Accountability Data are beginning to arrive at the district. Academics will always be top priority for HCS. TCAP Family Portal information has been distributed to students/parents/guardians. Principals will be receiving reports to begin data disaggregation at their schools in order to make a positive impact on instruction and learning. We are now Google Classroom K-12. Technology has been distributed to students K-8. Devices for 9-12 have been distributed with priority given to EOC Course students. Contracts for additional devices have been found for purchasing and quotes are being generated for 200 additional devices. Student accounts have been synced in Google Classroom for their learning environment. Teachers have completed one training session using Google Classroom. Parents, students have devices to be used for research, class assignments, and remote learning if there is a need. Devices should be kept in usable condition should the need arise for remote learning. We celebrate students, staff and teachers for August! Congratulations!

New Teachers and Staff Corner

Name of Teacher: Julie Cartwright

Years of Experience in Teaching: 5 years

Subject: Physical Education

Grade: Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade

Teaching Philosophy: All children are unique and learn in their own way. So we as teachers have to teach in a way so that they can learn!

Name of Teacher: Nicholas Grayson

Years of Experience in Teaching: 10 years

Subject: Professional School Counselor

Grade: K-8

Teaching Philosophy: All students should have access to the school's Comprehensive School Counseling Program to meet their academic, career readiness, and social/emotional needs. All students have dignity and worth and should be treated with respect and equality.

Name of Staff: Alfredda Carnes

Years of Experience in Teaching: 31 years in nursing

Subject: School Nurse

Grade: All schools in Humboldt City School System

Teaching Philosophy: For every problem there is a solution and remember there is always someone else in worse shape than you.

Super's Students of the Month Award

Teacher's Choice Awards for August

The following students were also nominated in August by their teachers as being extraordinary in academics and all around good citizens:


Bryson Pledge - Stigall Primary School

Jordyn "Ellie" Polk - Stigall Primary School

Emma Rushing - East Elementary

Nylah Taylor - East Elementary

Kacy Powell - East Elementary

Brayden Self - East Elementary

Destiny Shutes - Humboldt High School

McKenzie Dickson - Humboldt High School

Superintendent's New Addition to the Team!

Humboldt City Schools welcomes Ginger Carver as Director of Communications for the district. As Director of Communications, Carver will serve as the primary spokesperson for HCS and the Superintendent while also working to establish and maintain positive communication with the community and with HCS students and families.


A graduate of Northside High School in Jackson, Tennessee, Carver also graduated from Jackson State Community College with an AA in Mass Communications and from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Communications. Carver served as Division Director for the West Tennessee Chapter of the March of Dimes for 22 years. After leaving the 22-year fund-raising career, Carver was appointed the PR and Communications Specialist for Jackson-Madison County School System and later served as their School-Age Child Care Coordinator. She brings years of experience to the district in customer relations development, fundraising and donor development, and community relations skills. The district welcomes Mrs. Carver to the team!

Teachers "On the Move" Monthly Award

Congratulations to these teachers on their outstanding work. Dr. Epperson will recognize each of these teachers with a special token of appreciation in September!

Sports Corner

Let's get out and support our football teams, band and cheerleaders during this year's football season! Check out these schedules for the Jr. High and High School teams. We want to see some Viking Spirit for our students and alumni!
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All That AND Academics

Check out these great things happening around the district:

East 6th Graders attend "Henry Box Brown - A Musical Journey"

83 East Elementary 6th graders attended this musical journey at The Ned in Jackson on August 25th. Music teacher, Corderol McClerkin organized the trip for the group along with several other teacher chaperones. The students had a fantastic time on the trip and enjoyed the educational entertainment of the historical musical. Many thanks to Dr. Gina Dieudonne' of Rainbow Pediatrics for sponsoring our students!

Speaking at Rotary Club

Superintendent Janice Epperson had the opportunity to address local Rotarians on August 20th at East Elementary. Dr. Epperson discussed ESSER Funds for the district as well as her vision and direction for the district in the coming months.

Bradford Visits Humboldt High School

Desonta Bradford spoke to the junior high and high schools students on August 9th. Bradford is a 2014 graduate of Humboldt High School and 2014 Mr. Basketball Class A for the State of Tennessee. During his time at Humboldt, the Humboldt Vikings Basketball team won the 2013 State Championship.

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