CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OF 2022-2023

Matthew Drinnon

Matthew Drinnon

Supervisor of the Year

Michelle Green

Michelle Green

Principal of the Year

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker

Grades 9-12 Teacher of the Year

Kerry Stacy

Kerry Stacy

Grades 5-8 Teacher of the Year

Amanda Maynard

Amanda Maynard

Grades K-4 Teacher of the Year

LATEST NEWS

The Hamblen County Board of Education is currently reviewing curriculum materials for adoption in grades K – 12 for mathematics. The new curriculum will be implemented in School Year 2023-24 and remain the district’s foundational curriculum for the next 5 to 7 years.

 

The district’s adoption committees, made up of outstanding teachers from every school in the district, are currently evaluating curricula from six different textbook companies that have been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. These materials, all deemed by the TDOE to be high quality instructional materials that meet all state requirements, will be presented to the committee members and all teachers in the district on February 6th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Central Office at 210 East Morris Blvd. The public is invited to attend these sessions and may contact district staff at anytime between now and March 1st to request access to the materials being considered for adoption. For further information, contact Buddy Smith or Chris Greene at 423-581-3118. A schedule for February 6th can be provided upon request.

School District Accountability

 

The state of Tennessee provides our Schools and District a designation every year.  The scores for elementary and middle schools are based on four areas—achievement (test scores), growth (student progress over time), chronic absenteeism, and English language proficiency.  For high schools, two additional indicators are included in their score—Ready Graduate and graduation rate.  The State Department of Education also looks at multiple other factors to determine if a school has areas that need additional focus. 

 

Each District is rated as Exemplary, Advancing, Satisfactory, Marginal, or In Need of Improvement.  For the 2021-2022 evaluation period, the Hamblen County School District received a rating of Satisfactory.  The educators working in the Hamblen County Department of Education are not okay with a Satisfactory rating.

 

As part of this process, the state identifies schools that have demonstrated exemplary performance, and they are recognized as Reward schools.  This year the Hamblen County School District has two reward schools—Hillcrest Elementary and Lincoln Heights Elementary.  I am extremely proud of Dr. Paula Davis and her team at Hillcrest and Ms. Shelley Green and her team at Lincoln Heights Elementary.  This is a major accomplishment, and we all should celebrate with them.

 

The state also identifies Focus schools.  These are schools that, in an area of the evaluation process, were identified as needing extra attention and supports.  This year, the Hamblen County School District has three Focus schools.  Those three schools are listed and the specific area of focus is in parenthesis:  Meadowview Middle School (English Learner student group), West View Middle School (Students with Disabilities student group), and Morristown-Hamblen East High School (Hispanic student group).

 

Each school in the District received their accountability data, reviewed those data with Central Office personnel, and wrote school improvement plans.  Those plans have been submitted to Central Office and are under review.  We will look at all plans, as well as our accountability data, and select best practices to implement across the District.  We will foster a culture of collaboration to implement best practices.  We do not want to improve performance in just one school in the District; we want to improve performance in all schools in the District.

 

The mission of the Hamblen County Schools is to educate students so they can be challenged to successfully compete in their chosen fields.  We take our mission seriously and know that a quality education and education system are critical not only to our students but also to the economic viability, growth, and sustainability of Hamblen County. 

 

While Satisfactory is not the rating we wanted, I am highly confident we have the right team of professionals to raise our rating.  We are committed to getting and keeping the District on a path to sustained continuous improvement. 

 

We look forward to working for and with you as together we develop our most valuable resource – our youth – they are our future.

 

Since the fall of 2020, USDA approved waivers allowing Hamblen County Schools to provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost, regardless of income status. 

 

The waivers have not been extended by USDA for the 2022/2023 school year.  As a result, theonly students who will receive free lunch meals will be those who qualify, based on income, through an application process.  Hamblen County Schools will continue to provide free breakfast to all students regardless of eligibility status. 

 

If you need assistance completing an on line application or have questions, please contact your child’s school or the school nutrition program.

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