Superintendent's Message

Fall 2022

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Alabama State Department of Education Report Cards Released

The Alabama State Department of Education recently released state and federal report cards. This is the first reporting of progress in Alabama's schools since 2019. Scottsboro City Schools' latest system score is an overall 87. This is down from an 89 from 2019. As we know, the decrease in scores is a result in learning loss from the impacts of COVID-19. All faculty and staff are to be commended for the tremendous efforts that have been made throughout the pandemic. While we know we can continue to demonstrate improvement, I am so very thankful for the myriad of ways in which students have been supported and uplifted. I continue to be inspired through the myriad of activities, resources, and supports within and outside the classroom and throughout our community that are afforded to our students. Throughout this season of Thanksgiving and everyday, our vision to to inspire, challenge, and empower every student, everyday is embodied throughout our community. We are so blessed.


Attached you will find the links to two articles regarding additional information and scores which are retroactive to 2017. It is important when reviewing this data to remember that 2018 was the year of consolidation of the three K-4 elementary schools into one grade level span across our school district.


https://www.al.com/educationlab/2022/11/alabama-report-cards-2022-what-grade-did-your-school-earn.html



https://www.al.com/news/2022/11/alabamas-school-district-grades-are-up-howd-yours-do.html

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Alabama Leads Nation in Math, Reading Recovery after Pandemic

November is Thank a teacher in Alabama! We are so grateful for the many outstanding teachers who serve our students with a grateful heart each and everyday! We see you, SCS faculty and staff! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO! The proof of ALL of their hard work is outlined in the article below:


https://www.al.com/educationlab/2022/10/report-alabama-leads-nation-in-math-reading-recovery-after-pandemic.html

Congratulations, Scottsboro Junior High!

Scottsboro Junior High School was recognized at the Alabama State Department of Education's November 10, 2022 board meeting as a 2021-22 School of Excellence. SJHS was one of seven middle schools throughout the state whose gains in PSAT scores exceeded benchmark criteria for this prestigious award! We are so proud of the hard work of the students, faculty, and staff! Following the board meeting, SJHS and SCS attending staff were provided a wonderful luncheon by A+ College Ready and received a beautiful banner! Congratulations! We are so proud of you and thank you for all of your hard work!

#WildcatWay.

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Inaugural State of Education Address

On October 19, 2022, the Chamber of Commerce hosted its first State of Education Address. This address was to provide information and updates about Jackson County Schools, Scottsboro City Schools, and Northeast Community College and how the collaborative efforts among the three institutions of learning impact workforce development in Jackson County. Ryan Hawkins, Executive Director of Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, shared research on K-12 education in Jackson County. I had the distinct honor and privilege of collaborating with Mr. Jason Davidson, Jackson County Superintendent, and Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Community College, to present information and to provide updates on our collaborative efforts to offer greater opportunities for all of our students. A special thank you to the SCS students who sang and provided assistance with the program. Our honored guests from SCS were our teachers of the year! So glad they could be in attendance! Many thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, all attendees, Jackson County Schools, and Northeast Community College for a great, successful collaborative event!

LETRS Stipend for Mastery Memo from ALSDE

Attached is the latest information regarding stipends for LETRS training. Please see attachments and contact Ms. Corky Hood if you have questions. Note that all requests must be submitted by December 16, 2022.

Homecoming 2022

We had an awesome homecoming week! With a variety of activities throughout the week including dances, dress-up themed days, float building, presentation of the Queen and her homecoming court, the parade, and the Friday night WIN at the football game, so much fun was had by all! As I was told by many throughout the week, NOBODY DOES HOMECOMING LIKE SCOTTSBORO! I'm grateful for small towns and large community support. Thank you all for helping to supervise, chaperone, and support all of these wonderful activities that create lasting, lifetime memories. We are truly blessed! #WildcatWay

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