May 15, 2013
At this week's regular business meeting, the school board approved the Superintendent's recommendation for an early retirement incentive for employees in the last two years of DROP, or for those having worked more than 29 years in the Florida Retirement System. Details about the incentive and the agreement form can be found here.
May 14, 2013
The video from last night's school board meeting has been added to our YouTube channel. The direct link is: http://youtu.be/pd84ZQfUpxU.
Remember: our school district has a YouTube channel! Please visit www.youtube.com/hamiltonfledu to see videos of our public meetings.
The Hamilton County School District
May 7, 2013
Notice of Collective Bargaining Session
May 6, 2013
A school bus driver training class will begin on Monday, June 10 at General Services (bus barn). Click here for details and contact information.
April 29, 2013
A recent Microsoft IT Academy blog featured a post by Ms. Cathy Bradshaw, business education instructor at Hamilton County High School. Several of our 7th-grade students received their certification in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) PowerPoint 2010, and this news caught the attention of Microsoft! To read Ms. Bradshaw's post, please visit the blog.
April 29, 2013
The law requires that schools be re-inspected every three years to comply with Federal regulations associated with asbestos in schools. To view the notification letter to employees, parents, and students, please click here.
April 2, 2013
The Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Family and Community Outreach has released the April issue of the "Just for Parents' newsletter. The newsletter, with links to other resources, is available here.
April 1, 2013
Our school district recently received a check for $1,437.75 from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The payment reflects the distribution of the Twin Rivers State Forest receipts for fiscal year 2011-12. Shown in the photo are Operations Administrator Glen Davis, Forestry Area Supervisor II Steve Carpenter, Superintendent of Schools Tom Moffses, and Senior Forest Ranger Robert Marvin.
March 13, 2013
A Message From the Superintendent:
Our school district just finished its briefing from the Advanc-ED accreditation team. Each of you played a major role in the accreditation visit, and the team members shared many positive comments about our students, teachers, staff, and especially our community. The accreditation team found out what we already knew: our school system is focused on educating our students.
Mr. Rex Mitchell and Ms. Carol Milton accepted the difficult task of serving as co-chairs of the district team. Core team members included Dr. Felecia Moss, Ms. Ida Daniels, Mr. Philip Pinello, Ms. Casi Burnett, Ms. Karen Mitchell, Ms. Regina Jordan, Mr. Frederick Robinson, Ms. Bonnie Penner, Ms. Phyllis Porter, Ms. April Johnson, Ms. Carol Milton, Ms. Annie Pinello, Ms. Brenda Gaddy, Ms. Lee Wetherington-Zamora, Ms. Wanda Law, and Mr. Waylon Bush.
Rex and Carol, thank you so much for assuming this critical role for our district. I also thank the other members of our core team. Taking the time from your busy schedules to help showcase our district is very much appreciated.
Upon the team’s review of the district, the members identified five specific powerful practices. These include an established culture characterized by collaboration and a strong sense of community, commitment and dedication by staff and administration to the students and the community, a proactive use of the Skyward student data system to inform parents of their children’s’ academic progress, a collaborative process that examines student data to improve student learning, and the maintenance of a safe, clean and healthy learning environment for all students.
The district has one required action (a required action is a mandate of all districts undergoing the review process): to develop a district strategic plan. This plan will contribute to the academic success of all students and provide clear direction and guidance to all stakeholders, resulting in a more effective and systematic allocation of resources.
The Advanc-ED team recommended FULL accreditation for the Hamilton County School District at our special board meeting this afternoon. We will receive the final report in 30 days.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication during this accreditation process. Be proud, and be sure to share these results with your students and parents.
Thomas P. Moffses, Jr. Superintendent
February 19, 2013
We are proud to recognize high school juniors Tiffany Walton and Ismelda Alvarez. Tiffany and Ismelda recently participated in the Annual Youth Tour in Tallahassee. During this event, participants were tested, and the two students with the highest test scores received all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. We are excited to announce that Ismelda was one of the top scorers and she will travel to Washington, D.C. in June. Congratulations, Tiffany and Ismelda, and thank you for representing our school district so well!
February 14, 2013
At the recent regional science fair, HCHS student Tyler Warfel received second place in the senior environmental division. He will represent the school at the state science fair in Lakeland next month. Tyler was also chosen for the GENIUS Olympiad, an international high school project competition about environmental issues. The competition is co-organized by the State University of New York at Oswego and the Terra Science and Education Foundation. GENIUS Olympiad 2013 will be held in New York in June. Congratulations, Tyler, and best of luck as you represent the high school and Hamilton County!
February 11, 2013
The Hamilton County High Trojan girls’ basketball team won its second consecutive district championship Saturday night in Branford. The Lady Trojans defeated Branford High Scholl 38-37 in a very well-played contest. Head coach Greg Taylor would like to thank assistant coaches Tiffani Sheppard, Jesse Sheppard, and Geadon Smith for all of their help and support throughout the season. The girls will advance to the Regional Semi-finals on Tuesday the 12th vs. Hawthorne at home. Game will begin at 7:00.
The Hamilton County High Trojan boys’ basketball team won its second district championship in the last eight years Saturday night in Mayo. The Trojans defeated Melody Christian Academy 49-47 in a very well-played contest. Head coach Patrick Murphy would like to thank assistant coaches Mike Cohen, Steve Troy, Travis Glover and Ti'Wan Cooks for all of their help throughout the season. The season continues into the playoffs on Tuesday the 19th vs. Hilliard at home. Game will begin at 7:00.
Congratulations to everyone!