Muscle Shoals City Schools
October 14, 2022
Spotlight on Muscle Shoals High School
Muscle Shoals Again Ranks Among Best in the Niche Rankings
Superintendent Chad Holden says the district has been a consistent contender among the top Niche schools for many years.
"Niche is one of many metrics out there that validates that hard work that occurs in our schools each day. Our teachers and students earned the praise by the outside organizations. We also have wonderful parents who pour into their children and support our schools," the superintendent said.
Top Rankings According to Niche
MSMS Football Team Defeated Liberty 22-16 in OT to claim the Tennessee Valley Middle School Championship on Thursday!
Vollebyall Team Advances to Regional Play in Huntsville
Pre-K Celebration Fun
Muscle Shoals shows off new early learning center on Oct. 6
MUSCLE SHOALS — When Chad Holden became superintendent of Muscle Shoals City schools in July 2020, he began discussions about how he and others school system officials could leave the system better than they found it.
They also discussed how to invest money in the system where it would have the biggest impact.
"We kept coming back to expanding our Pre-K program," Holden told a group gathered at the system's new Early Learning Center Thursday.
The school system had one Pre-K class, but lacked space at Howell Graves Preschool to expand.
"A school system our size and a city our size with one (Office of School Readiness) Pre-K, it was just unacceptable to me," Holden said.
Read the full story at TimesDaily.com.
City and school system leaders at the official ribbon cutting
Back row (L to R): Highland Park Principal Wes Pounders, Assistant Superintendent Kelli Nichols, Mayor Mike Lockhart, Superintendent Chad Holden, ELC Director Denise Woods, BOE Member Cory King, Student Services Director Richard Templeton
Get involved in the Muscle Shoals City Schools!
October Meeting of the Board of Education
From the Superintendent's Report 10/13/22
National Merit Scholar Recognition Program
Semifinalists: Riley Davis, Trey Stoddard, and Henry Waldrop
Commended Students: Turner Brook and Cole Heatherly
October is a month filled with recognitions
School Lunch Week (Oct. 10-14)
School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 17-21)
National Principals Month
The District received a $67,500 cybersecurity grant that allowed us to appoint a Network Administrator and hire an additional technology staff member. Thanks to the state for recognizing the need and to Todd Meckes for writing the grant.
I would like to congratulate the following school board members for achievements in the Alabama Association of School Boards Academy:
Master Board Member, 2nd Year (Date Plate) Dr. Celia Rudolph
Master Board Member, 4th Year (Date Plate) Mr. Clayton Wood
Level (Certificate) Dr. Marilyn Davis
Level (Certificate) Mrs. Sonya Allman
It's been fun celebrating our school lunch heroes this week!
City and school leaders joined in on School Lunch Week
Board of Education Meetings and Minutes Available on Website
2022-2023 Academic Calendar
Next Regular Monthly Meeting
5:30 p.m. Work Session with Meeting to follow
3200 S. Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals
Thursday, December 15- - due to Christmas break
Monday, January 23
Monday, February 27
Monday, March 20 - - due to Spring Break
Monday, April 24
Monday, May 22