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Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan Stakeholder Input Meeting
Family and community stakeholders are invited to attend and offer feedback at the district’s Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan Stakeholder Input Meeting. After reviewing the district’s comprehensive needs assessment and federal programs, stakeholders will be provided the opportunity to offer feedback. This feedback will assist in the development of the district’s improvement plan. Additionally, parents will also be provided with resources to support students’ academic achievement.
04-19-2017
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3 HCSD Students Named to Georgia Scholars for 2017
The Georgia Department of Education has announced that a total of 183 graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2017 Georgia Scholars, and three of those scholars are from the Hall County School District (HCSD). Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart of Johnson High School and Ali Winiesdorffer of Flowery Branch High School
04-19-2017
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Summer SEARCH Registration Extended Until April 30th, 2017
  Plug Into… Summer SEARCH 2017 Registration:  Registration materials will be available on March 1st and has been extended until April 30th. What?  A one week program of fun, challenging programs for high-achieving students in Grades 1-5. When?  June 5th – June 9th, 2016 from 8:30AM to 12:00PM Who?  This program is only for Hall County students
04-18-2017
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LCCA eXtreme eXperiences 2017 Registration
On June 6th-9th, Hall County Schools will provide eXtreme eXperiences for students currently in grades 6-8. Click here to view/download registration form.
04-18-2017
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Governor’s Honors Program Finalists Announced
Hall County Schools congratulates our twelve students who have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for the summer of 2017! The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Administered by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), GHP
04-13-2017
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2018-19 Proposed New School Zones
Thank you for reviewing the proposed school zones that will create a seventh high school and middle school in the Hall County School District. The impacted school zones are Johnson High School, South Hall Middle School, Flowery Branch High School, and Davis Middle School. In the current proposal, the middle schools feed exclusively into their
04-11-2017
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4 Odyssey of the Mind Teams Qualify for 2017 World Finals
As a result of their outstanding performances at this past weekend’s 2017 Odyssey of the Mind State Finals, four (4) teams from the Hall County School District have qualified for the World Finals: C.W. Davis Middle School, 1st Place in the state for Ready, Set, Balsa, Build! Flowery Branch High School, 2nd Place in the
04-11-2017
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HCSD Honors Veterans Who Left High School To Serve Our Country With Diplomas
On March 27, 2017, Hall County School District held the second ceremony to recognize local veterans who did not receive a high school diploma because they left school prior to graduation to serve our country in World War II, Korea or Vietnam. Superintendent Will Schofield, the Hall County Board of Education, and Georgia Governor Nathan
03-26-2017
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HCSD 2017 State Technology Winners
Congratulations to the following Hall County State Technology Winners.  Each of the 19 regions across Georgia was only permitted to send the first place winner in each category/age division to represent their region at the state competition.  Over 1000 first place winners competed in March at the Georgia Technology Fair, and 23 Hall County projects
03-25-2017
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2017 Young Georgia Authors Competition–Hall County Finalists
YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS WRITING COMPETITION (YGA) Congratulations to our 2017 YGA Hall County Finalists! The works from the students listed below move on to the regional competition for the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. ABOUT THE YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS WRITING COMPETITION The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students
03-20-2017
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Amazon Surprises WLA 4th-Graders with Kid Edition Kindle Fire Tablets
On March 16, 2017, Amazon surprised fourth graders at the World Language Academy (WLA) with a donation of 45 Kids Edition Fire Tablets. The entire fourth grade had been brought to the media center for the event. WLA Primary Principal Brittany Bennett welcomed everyone and then introduced Amazon Site Leader Shane Screnock, local Amazon associates,
03-16-2017
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Hall County High School Student Selected as Jackson EMC Delegate to 2017 Washington Youth Tour
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected Hall County High School junior Cecelia Tatro as a delegate to the 2017 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled June 8-15, for the all-expense paid leadership development experience sponsored by Georgia’s electric cooperatives and organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Cecelia Tatro is a junior at Johnson
03-15-2017
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HCSD Presented with Prestigious Award at State Gifted Conference
On Monday, March 13, 2017, at the annual Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC) Convention in Athens, GA, the Hall County School District (HCSD) was honored with the GAGC Margaret Bynum Award. Dr. Meg Hines and Dr. Bonnie Cramond of the University of Georgia nominated Hall County Schools for their innovative programming, impact on Georgia,
03-14-2017
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Healthcare Science Students Win State Awards
Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall recently competed at the State HOSA Conference in Atlanta. Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Top 10 in their competitive events: Amber Strickland, Chestatee High, 1st Place, Clinical Nursing Dominic Garcia, Flowery Branch, 1st Place, Physical Therapy Emma Miller, West Hall
03-14-2017
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NHMS Georgia Shape School of the Month
North Hall Middle School in Gainesville, Georgia is taking steps to build student-teacher relationships through physical activity! North Hall Middle School began Power Up for 30 in the fall of 2016 when it was selected to participate in the middle school pilot program. Power Up for 30 was initially developed for elementary schools to add
03-13-2017
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March 13-17: School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia
The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) has announced that the week of March 13-17—is School Board Appreciation Week.  The Hall County School District joins in the statewide celebration to salute the efforts of our local school board members Nath Morris, Craig Herrington, Brian Sloan, Sam Chapman, and Bill Thompson.  These duly elected constitutional officers of
03-13-2017
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Davis Middle 6th Grader Wins National Essay Contest
C.W. Davis Middle School Principal Eddie Millwood has announced that 6th grader Natalie Carmical has been named a winner in a national essay contest sponsored by the World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Her entry, “The Dangers of Being Indifferent,” is based on a quote from Elie Wiesel, a World War II Holocaust
03-06-2017
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World Language Academy Receives Special State Recognition
Carrie Woodcock, head of World Languages and World Initiatives for HCSD, has announced that that the World Language Academy (WLA) was awarded our state’s first ever Innovative Program Award for a K-12 institution by the Foreign Language Association of Georgia. The award was presented this past weekend in Atlanta at the annual state conference. The
03-06-2017
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AP Honor Schools 2017
All six of Hall County Schools’ traditional high schools have been named 2017 Georgia Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods on February 27, 2017. Several of our high schools are AP Honor Schools in more than one category. Congratulations to our students, teachers, and administrators! 2017 AP ACCESS AND SUPPORT
03-06-2017
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Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for Hall County School District children entering kindergarten next fall will be held at each of the Hall County School District elementary schools on March 21st and March 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On March 23rd, registration will again be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and an evening registration will
03-01-2017
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Gainesville Kiwanis Pays Tribute to 2017 STAR Students and Teachers
On February 21, the Gainesville Kiwanis continued a long standing tradition of paying tribute to the areas STAR Students and STAR Teachers from the county and city systems. In addition, Johnson High’s Jackson Kelly received the special recognition of being named System STAR Student for Hall County Schools with his STAR Teacher Gary Martin of the Da Vinci Academy.
02-21-2017
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World Language Academy to be Featured by Governor’s Office of Student Achievement
School administrator Marla Lear and the World Language Academy (WLA) will be showcased in a Public Service Announcement for the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). The focus is Real Teachers Real Voices. The school will have visitors from Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) filming and taking photographs of both WLA campuses. The Public Service Announcement
02-06-2017
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Chestatee High School named AP Champion Award School
Chestatee High School has been chosen by the College Board and the Georgia Department of Education as one of only five high schools in the state of Georgia to be named an AP Champion Award school. This award is given to schools who have worked to create an AP culture that promotes, encourages, and engages
02-06-2017
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Hall County Schools Salute The Atlanta Falcons
Hall County Schools Salute The Atlanta Falcons–Our Community Partner “RISE UP!” CMCSI Falcon Challenge WORLD LANGUAGE ACADEMY DAVID MIDDLE SCHOOL FLOWERY BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDSHIP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry (CMCSI)     DAVID MIDDLE SCHOOL PHOTO                  
02-01-2017
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Hall County Student-Athletes Shine at 2017 State Special Olympics Winter Games
On January 20-21, 2017, some 3,500 athletes, coaches and volunteers descended on Marietta Georgia for the Special Olympics Georgia State Indoor Winter Games. Hall County took a delegation of 137 athletes, coaches and unified partners. Those athletes and unified partners competed in basketball skills, 3 on 3 basketball, traditional basketball and unified basketball. We also
01-30-2017
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Governor’s Honors Program Announcement of 2017 Hall County School District Semifinalists
Thirty-one Hall County School District students have been selected as Semifinalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Managed by the Governor’s Office for Student Achievement, it will take place this year at Berry College in
01-30-2017
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Chestatee Academy Student Wins Annual Hall County Spelling Bee
Grant Smith, an 8th grader at Chestatee Academy, won the 2017 Hall County Spelling Gee held on January 19 at the Academies of Discovery campus. It took 12 rounds before he finally emerged as champion with the correct spelling of antibiotic, followed by the correct spelling of mesa. Ali Crump, a 7th grader at East
01-20-2017
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Federal Programs Stakeholder Meeting
Federal Programs Stakeholder Involvement Meeting Date:  January 30, 2017 Location:              Hall County School District’s Central Office 711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501 Times: 10:00 am 5:30 pm Parents, community members and school representatives are invited to attend the district’s Federal Programs Stakeholder Involvement Meeting. At this meeting, we will share how the federal programs
01-17-2017
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HCSD Announces Timeline for the Opening of the 7th Middle/High School District in 2018-19
At the January 9, 2017 work session of the Hall County Board of Education, Superintendent Will Schofield presented the board with a series of planned activities directed toward getting important information to the community about the opening of the 7th middle/high school district, which is slated for the 2018-19 school year. The board had previously
01-10-2017
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HCSD Updated Sports Schedules ( Jan. 6th 2017 )
ALL GAMES, ACTIVITIES, AND EVENTS FOR HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CANCELED FOR THIS EVENING AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. MAKE UP DATES Area Wrestling Tournaments: ·      AAA Area Tournament at Dawson County has been rescheduled for next Monday, Jan 9 and Tuesday, Jan 10 ·      AAAA Area Tournament at Chestatee High has been rescheduled for Tuesday,
01-05-2017
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State School Superintendent Awards STEM Certification to Martin Technology Academy
On December 5, 2016, State Superintendent Richard Woods awarded Martin Technology Academy the Georgia Department of Education STEM Certification in a ceremony at the school. The school boasts a series of innovative elementary school courses called Talent and Thinking (TNT) courses. Students are allowed to choose among the many courses (coding, robotics, gardening, problem solving,
12-07-2016
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NHHS FFA Wins 1st at State Event
The North Hall High FFA (Future Farmers of America) program won 1st Place in the Dairy Cattle Evaluation during Career Development Events (CDE) this past weekend at ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College) in Tifton, Georgia. The four (4) student team comprised of  Will Strickland, Katie Pitchford, Karlie LaFerrara, and Katelyn Smith competed against 20 other
12-06-2016
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Early College Information Meeting Announcement
Information Meeting Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:00 – 7:00 PM Early College @Jones Campus 6th Street Gainesville, GA  30504 For more information contact Early College Coordinator Michele Hood at 770-534-3939 or at Michele.hood@hallco.org. Early College @Jones will host an Informational Meeting for interested students and parents on Tuesday, December 13, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
12-02-2016
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HCSD Superintendent Schofield to Recommend Kevin Bales for Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that he will recommend Kevin Bales for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, replacing Dr. Eloise Barron, who had previously announced her retirement effective at the end of the current semester.  The recommendation will come at the next meeting of the Hall County Board of Education, scheduled
12-02-2016
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Laurie Brown Named Hall County District Teacher of the Year
Hall County School District Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that Laurie Brown, a math and science teacher at World Language Academy AOD Campus, has been named the HCSD Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018.  Mr. Schofield and Dr. Eloise Barron, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, surprised Mrs. Brown by showing up in her classroom
11-15-2016
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Hall County Schools’ Students Join Others Across North Georgia To Salute Our Veterans
Veterans Day celebrations in North Georgia began just after election day this year, but most of the events honoring America’s servicemen and service women will take place on Friday. AccessWDUN will be attending a number of events, but we can’t be everywhere, so if you have a special photo you’d like to share, please send
11-14-2016
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Blind Trumpet Player Rocks With JHS Band
Kayla Mullings is legally blind, but that has not kept her from rocking the house with the Johnson High School Marching Band each and every Friday night during football season.  Kayla proudly plays her trumpet as she marches in step with her fellow band members.  She is a true inspiration to all who witness her enthusiasm and great
11-09-2016
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Local Veterans to Interact with Hall County High School Seniors on Veterans’ Day
On November 11, 2016, to help commemorate and celebrate Veterans’ Day, military veterans from our community will be going into our high schools within the Hall County School District to hand pocket size U.S. Constitutions to members of the senior class.  This will give our students a direct contact with those who so bravely protect
11-09-2016
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High School Programs of Choice Applications
Applications will be available by October 28 on each school/program of choice webpage. The application deadline is January 12, 2017. Come to either Information Session to hear more about the high school choices for rising 9th graders in Hall County!
10-26-2016
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HCSD School Nutrition Department Earns State Gold Award
Hall County Schools has been recognized with the Golden Radish Award at the honorary level for their accomplishments during the 2015-2016 school year, which include: · Students participated in 12 taste tests of locally grown fruits and vegetables. · During the early fall and spring months, 2nd graders visited the gardens located outside of the
10-25-2016
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DVA and E2 Application Information
Hall County Schools announces that the Da Vinci Academy (DVA) at South Hall Middle School and the Earhart-Edison Academy (E2) at North Hall Middle School have opened the application process for rising 6th graders who wish to apply to attend for the fall of 2017.
10-13-2016
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HCSD Receives State All-Star School District Award at 2016 Inaugural Healthy Georgia Awards
Last evening at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, the Hall County School District received the “All-Star School District Award,” which was one of three state school district awards presented at the 2016 Inaugural Healthy Georgia Awards. Jake Weiers, HCSD Wellness Facilitator, received the award on behalf of the district He expressed thanks
10-11-2016
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HCSD Named Winner of 2016 HealthSmart Award
On October 5, 2016, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted an event at the Gainesville Civic Center to recognize companies and organizations in Hall County that place an emphasis on health and wellness.​
10-07-2016
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Lt Governor Casey Cagle Unveiled New Book on Education at JHS
Georgia’s Lt Governor Casey Cagle was at Johnson High School, his alma mater, on October 3, 2016, and unveiled  Education Unleashed.  His book presents his vision for transforming public education. Link:  http://accesswdun.com/article/2016/10/451756/lt-governor-to-unveil-new-book-at-johnson-high-school  
10-03-2016
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2016 Surplus Property Auction at Hall County Schools Bus Shop
The Hall County Board of Education will hold a surplus property auction on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Bus Shop located at 2915 Atlanta Hwy., Gainesville, GA. Items to be auctioned include: Buses, Trucks, Vans, Furniture, Kitchen Appliances, Cosmetology Chairs and other miscellaneous items. To view the
08-25-2016
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HCSD Awarded High School Diplomas to 5 Veterans of Foreign Wars
At the August 22, 2016 meeting, the Hall County Board of Education honored five (5) armed service veterans who dropped out of high school to serve our country in foreign wars—three in World War II and two in Vietnam: O. Howell Smallwood—World War II James Horace Smallwood—World War II John H. Smallwood—World War II Quinton
08-22-2016
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Chestatee Grad Jenny Arthur Shines at Rio Olympics
Yesterday at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Chestatee High School graduate Jenny Arthur made all of Hall County proud with her outstanding performance in the Women’s Power Lifting Event. Although she finished just a few pounds shy of earning an Olympic Medal, Arthur was very impressive, setting a new American weightlifting record. http://www.11alive.com/sports/olympics/georgia-athletes/gainesvilles-jenny-arthur-sets-new-american-weightlifing-record-in-rio/296240421 http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/173/article/118521/
08-15-2016
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HCSD Health Services Coordinator Mamie Coker Receives State Recognition at Summer Conference
Mamie Coker, BSN, RN was named Georgia’s 2017 School Nurse Administrator of the Year by the Georgia Association of School Nurses at the annual educational conference June 12, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia. Mrs. Coker was recognized for her dedication to children’s health and advocating for the practice of school nursing and for the high quality
08-01-2016
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WSB-TV Report Highlights Hall County Schools Emphasis on Student-Athletes’ Safety
Veteran Reporter Tom Regan came to East Hall High School to report on steps Coach Bryan Gray, his staff, and the athletic trainer take to keep players safe during practices in the heat of summer.
07-27-2016
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Jennifer Westbrook Approved to be Next Principal at Mount Vernon
At the July 18, 2016 meeting, the Hall County Board of Education approved Ms. Jennifer Westbrook to be the next principal at Mount Vernon Elementary. She will be replacing Ms. Connie Daniels, who recently resigned to accept a district office position with Lumpkin County Schools. Ms. Jennifer Westbrook will be recommended to be the next
07-07-2016
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Rebecca Hamby of EHHS Named North GA District Media Specialist of the Year
Congratulations to Rebecca Hamby of East Hall High School for being named the Library Media Specialist of the Year for the North Georgia District by the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA).  She, along with the other district winners, will be honored at a state conference November 2, 2016 at the Georgia International Convention Center.  The
07-05-2016
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Theresa London Named Lula Elementary School Principal
At the June 27, 2016 monthly business meeting, the Hall County Board of Education approved Theresa London to be the next principal at Lula Elementary School.  She had served as assistant principal at the school since 2011.  Mrs. London will be replacing Matt Alexander, who previously had been announced as McEver Arts Academy Principal for
06-28-2016
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Hall County Creative Writing Contest Winners
Hall County Schools announces the 2016 Hall County Creative Writing Contest winners. HCSD middle school students submit poems or short stories to compete in the Hall County Creative Writing Contest, started by Michele Hood in 2010. This year’s coordinator is EHMS teacher Jennifer Godwin. To read the winners’ stories and poems, please go to the
06-13-2016
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HCSD Teams Shine at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
In the words of the event organizers: “The 2016 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals was a creative extravaganza where more than 800 teams from all around the world shared their ideas and work. While only a few left with a trophy, everyone came out a winner just by solving an Odyssey of the Mind
06-01-2016
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2016 Graduates Set New Scholarship Record
Congratulations to the 1,669 Hall County High School Graduates of 2016. 2016 Graduates have been awarded over $6,034,894 of scholarship funding in addition to HOPE Scholarships and Grants. We celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates as they advance to higher levels of learning. 2016 Graduates Set New Scholarship Record
05-25-2016
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Georgia USDA Best Practice Award Winner
Congratulations! Hall County was one of twenty-nine school districts selected as a Georgia USDA Best Practice Award Winner.  Applicants were required to submit best practices in two out of ten categories.  Trae and Sara submitted applications in the categories below containing information on utilizing USDA commodities in recipe development and the creative curriculum in the
05-25-2016
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174 Hall County Work-Based Learning Students Earn Soft Skills Certification
Hall County Schools recognized 174 outstanding Work Based Learning (WBL) students for earning GeorgiaBEST Elite Certificates from the Georgia Department of Labor. Georgia students have an advantage as they move into today’s workforce.
05-18-2016
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Hall County Board of Education Approves Changes in School Leadership Positions
HCSD Superintendent to Recommend Leadership Changes At the May 16, 2016 meeting, the Hall County Board of Education gave unanimous approval to Superintendent Will Schofield’s recommended changes in school leadership within the district as follows: Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy Pam Doig to be next principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy to replace Jo
05-17-2016
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C.W. Davis Scholarships Awarded for 2016
The North Georgia Community Foundation administers the C.W. Davis Scholarship, which honors the distinguished life and career of C.W. Davis. Mr. Davis was the former principal of the original Flowery Branch High School, the founding principal of South Hall High, the former superintendent of Hall County Schools, and the founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament.
05-13-2016
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Martin 5th Graders Attend Mechatronics Day at Kennesaw State University
Nearly 150 fifth-graders from Martin Technology Academy in Flowery Branch, Ga., watched in awe as senior mechatronics engineering students showed how they designed and built a car to park itself and a robot to climb a wall. The youngsters came to Kennesaw State’s Marietta Campus recently to meet the engineering college students they had been
05-09-2016
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Annual Private Home School Notification
As part of IDEA, school systems must consult with representatives of private schools and parents regarding the provision of special education and related services within the school system’s jurisdiction. You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the consultation process on June 1, 2016, at 9:00 at the Hall County Central Office, 711 Green
05-04-2016
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2015-2016 Community Presentation Night
Another successful community presentation night!  Thank you to all the mentors, parents, school board members, and other special guests who stopped by!  Please click on the “Student Projects” link to see the projects in their entirety. Overview of student projects! Great article by the Gainesville Times! Honors Mentorship Program Website
04-28-2016
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HCSD Student-Athletes To Be Honered At Positive Athlete N. GA Awards
Ryan Pederson, Director of Partnerships and Programming for Positive Athlete Georgia, has announced that 12 student-athletes from the Hall County School District high schools will be among the 26 honorees at 2016 Positive Athlete North Georgia Awards on May 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming.
04-25-2016
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HCSD Records 5 State Champions at 2016 Odyssey of the Mind State Finals
Five (5) teams from the Hall County School District (HCSD) won state championships in their divisions at the 2016 Georgia Odyssey of the Mind Finals, which were held April 9 at Columbus State University: ·       World Language Academy–Something Fishy–Division I State Champion ·       Davis Middle School–Something Fishy–Division II State Champion ·       Davis Middle School–Stack Attack–Division
04-11-2016
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Governor’s Honors Program Finalists Announced
Hall County Schools congratulates our nine students who have been selected as finalists or alternates for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for the summer of 2016! The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Administered by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement
03-28-2016
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Four Graduating Seniors From HCSD Recognized as 2016 Georgia Scholars
The Georgia Department of Education announced that a total of 151 graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2016 Georgia Scholars, and four of those scholars are from Hall County Schools.  Natalie Black of North Hall High, Jacob Frier of Johnson High, Kristen McCole of Flowery Branch High and Corson Teasley of North
03-24-2016
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Chestatee High School Student Wins Region STAR Student Award
Chestatee High School senior and Hall County STAR student Andrew Hathcock competed against STAR students from 13 other systems at the 2016 Region Two PAGE STAR Gala held at the Dahlonega Campus of the University of North Georgia on March 15th.  Andrew was recognized as the Region 2 STAR student, and will go on to
03-16-2016
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Hall County School District Pays Tribute to School Board Members
The Hall County School District is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 14-18, 2016, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The week long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. In expressing the gratitude
03-14-2016
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Chestatee High HOSA Raises $2K for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Chestatee High HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) organized a fundraiser called “Pennies for Pasta” to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).   LLS conducts research and provides services and treatment to people battling various types of blood cancer.  A competition among the HOSA classes at Chestatee raised $2017.00.  The class that raised
03-07-2016
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North Georgia Heart Foundation and Hall County Schools begin CPR training for all Seniors
The North Georgia Heart Foundation (NGHF), and Hall County Schools have partnered to ensure all Seniors are trained in Hands-Only, bystander CPR by the time they graduate this spring. “It has been a goal of Mr. Schofield’s for many years for every high school student to learn CPR before graduation. It is a win-win for
03-07-2016
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Tracie Brack to be Recommended for Friendship Elementary Principal
Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that he will recommend Dr. Tracie Brack to the Hall County Board of Education to be the next Principal of Friendship Elementary School.   The board will next meet on March 14, 2016 in the monthly work session. Currently serving as the assistant principal at Friendship, Dr. Brack will be replacing
03-01-2016
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Mount Vernon Exploratory School recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School
Gainesville, GA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Mount Vernon Exploratory School as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School. Mount Vernon Exploratory School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students
02-24-2016
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System STAR Student and STAR Teacher Announced
Chestatee High School’s Andrew Hathcock and Da Vinci Academy Teacher Gary Martin recognized as System STAR Student and STAR Teacher STAR Teacher: Gainesville Kiwanis continued a long standing tradition of paying tribute to our STAR Students and STAR Teachers at their annual luncheon. This year’s event was held Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in the Banquet
02-23-2016
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FBHS Senior Receives National Award for Volunteer Service
Hannah McQueen, 18, of Flowery Branch has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans if all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf
02-23-2016
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SWSS Public Hearing Notice – 02/22/2016
Public Hearing Notice Hall County School District Strategic Waiver School System (SWSS) Partnership Application The Hall County School District (HCSD) proposes to enter into a SWSS contract per the approval of the Georgia Department of Education. A SWSS contract offers flexibility provisions from state statutes (Official Code of Georgia) and/or rules (State Board of Education
02-08-2016
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Early College at Jones
Early College @ Jones Parent and Student Information Meeting - Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Hall County Schools Main District Office.
02-04-2016
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Dr. Jo Dinnan to be Recommended for the Position of Director of Elementary Education
Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that Dr. Jo Dinnan will be recommended to the Hall County Board of Education to replace Mr.Dave Moody as Director of Elementary Education for the Hall County School District. Mr.Moody was recently named Executive Director of Lanier Charter Career Academy/HCSD Leadership Development. The BOE will meet next in work session
02-02-2016
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STAR Students and Teachers Announced
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02-01-2016
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Davis 8th Grader Wins 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee
On January 26, 2016, thirty-one (31) contestants, representing the district’s elementary and middle schools, competed in the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee, hosted by Academies of Discovery.  WDUN News Director B.J. Williams once again served as official caller and moderator.  This year’s event was coordinated by West Hall Middle Media Specialists Genia Reid. The Bee had progressed
01-26-2016
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World Language Academy: 2016-2017 Open Enrollment
World Language Academy: The 2016-2017 Open Enrollment will take place from January 1, 2016 through February 26, 2016. In order to receive a pre-enrollment form, a parent and/or guardian must attend one of the following parent informational sessions. The sessions will take place at: WLA Primary (in the Media Center) at4670 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
01-26-2016
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SAT testing scheduled for Saturday, January 23 at select Hall County high schools has been rescheduled due to the winter storm warning.
SAT testing scheduled for Saturday, January 23 at select Hall County High schools and Gainesville High School has been rescheduled to February 20th due to the winter storm warning. Information regarding the rescheduled SAT may be obtained from the College Board website at https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-test-center-closings  
01-22-2016
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HCSD Announces 2016 Governor’s Honors Program Semifinalists
Twenty Hall County School District students have been selected as Semifinalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Managed by the Governor’s Office for Student Achievement, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The
01-19-2016
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2016 HCSO Teen Driver Program
Hall County Sheriff’s Office and Hall County School System Teen Driver Program. The online sign up will open on February 1st, 2016 at Midnight for this summers Teen Driver Classes. The link will be on the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to www.hallcountysheriff.org then click the Teen Driver link. This link will not be on the
01-13-2016
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FBHS Student Intern Has Feature Published in Local, State, and National News
Amy McDonald, a junior at Flowery Branch High School, works as a student-intern with The Times. During her tenure, she wrote a feature about middle school students traveling back in time to learn more about an important time in our history–World War II. The feature was picked up and republished by the Associated Press (AP)
01-05-2016
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Flowery Branch High Student receives 1st place award at FCCLA National Cluster Meeting in Dallas, TX
November 22 2015 – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought more than 2,500 of its student leaders, members and advisers to Dallas Omni Hotel on November 19-21 to participate in its National Cluster Meeting. The meeting provided opportunities for students and advisers to come together for fun and to listen to inspiring
11-30-2015
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Cyndy Crites Named Hall County District Teacher of the Year
Hall County School District Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that Cyndy Crites, a kindergarten teacher at Chicopee Woods Elementary School, has been named the HCSD Teacher of the Year for 2017. Mr. Schofield and Dr. Eloise Barron, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, surprised Ms. Crites by showing up in his classroom today to make
11-18-2015
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Eight Local Teachers Win Grants for Their Bright Ideas
Eight Hall County middle school teachers have won a total of $10,066.85 in Bright Ideas grants from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). In the first year of the program, Jackson EMC is awarding 36 local teachers from 24 schools with $50,608.31 in educational grants, which are funded through unclaimed capital credits. Hall County grant winners
11-17-2015
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HCSD Announces 2015 High School Graduation Rate
Today, the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) released the official 4-year cohort graduation rate for 2015 for public high schools and their districts. Superintendent Will Schofield announced the results to district’s teachers and staff in an afternoon email: “Congratulations to the Hall County School District students and staff on the 2015 graduation rate that was
11-09-2015
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Farm Market Grand Opening
The Farm Market at Lanier Charter Career Academy will have a Grand Opening on Friday, October 23rd from 10:00-3:00. Items available for purchase include organically grown sunflowers, peppers, kale, lettuce, radishes, and beautiful potted plants, such as ferns and succulents. The gardens and greenhouse will also be open during this time for tours.
10-20-2015
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HCSD Announces Dedication of House #16 in Habitat High Program
Habitat High Construction Instructor Rodney Presley and his construction students joined in the dedication celebration of Habitat High house number 16 this morning on Sasser Road in Flowery Branch.  The home, built through coordination with Habitat for Humanity of Hall County, will now be occupied by Bruce and Miranda Hoover and their three sons, who
10-15-2015
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15 HCSD Schools Receive National Recognition for Wellness Initiatives
The Hall County School District (HCSD) Wellness Facilitator Jake Weiers has announced that fifteen (15) schools received national recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation at their annual Leaders Summit this past weekend in Washington, D.C. The alliance recognized 357 schools from across the nation for their achievement in wellness initiatives with 40 of
10-05-2015
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HCSD Announces Schedule of Planned Public Meetings for ESPLOST V
The Hall County School District is very interested in community feedback concerning the ESPLOST V vote, which will be on the ballot in the upcoming November 3, 2015 general elections.   To accommodate this, a series of public meetings will be held for each of the six high school clusters in our district.   School district officials
09-23-2015
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HCSD Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Three Hall County School District (HCSD) students have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Abbie Cliché(Chestatee), Andrew Hathcock (Chestatee), and Nicholas Wheeler (North Hall). Cliche and Hathcock are both considering Georgia Tech and MIT as their college choices. Abbie is interested in pursuing chemical engineering as her major and Andrew is interested in pursuing materials
09-15-2015
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Hall Schools Named To 2015 Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll
HCSD Wellness Coordinator Jake Weiers has sent out a congratulatory note to schools that have just been named to the 2015 Georgia SHAPE Honor Roll, which includes 11 schools that achieved Platinum status. “Congratulations on being recognized by the Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll.  I am so proud of your accomplishments this past year.  State and
09-14-2015
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15 HCSD Schools Named National Award Honorees for Wellness Initiatives
HCSD Wellness Coordinator Jake Weiers received notification that 15 HCSD schools have earned the 2015 National Award from the “Let’s Move” program. He shares the announcement below from the national organization. “The ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign has announced its 2015 National Award honorees. Five hundred and twenty-five U.S. schools, representing 37 states, were recognized for their outstanding efforts
09-10-2015
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Johnson High Marching Band to Perform at State Capitol to Commemorate 9/11
JHS Band Director D.I. Brunson has announced that the Knights Marching Band has been invited to participate in Georgia’s Commemorate Observance of 9/11 at the State Capitol. The band will play the National Anthem and will also play the musical numbers from their “America the Beautiful” show, which is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. at Liberty
09-09-2015
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CHS Honored by GHSA
Chestatee High School was among the 48 of the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) 451 member schools selected to receive the 2015 Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award. The award honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2014-15 school year. The announcement was made in the September 2015 GHSA Newsletter. See PDF document below. Download PDF
09-01-2015
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JHS Senior Lands Top Honors at Print/Image Competition
Harrison Caston, a senior at Johnson High School, received top honors at the 2015 Print Excellence Awards held Friday, August 14 at the Atlanta Opera House. The Printing and Image Association of Georgia hosted the award banquet to honor top industry and students in printing and graphic design. Harrison won Best of Category in Poster
08-21-2015
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HCSD Welcomes Visitors from Mexico IB School and University
Representatives from the Hall County School District, Brenau University, Piedmont College, the University of Georgia, and the University of North Georgia welcome two visitors from Mexico this week as part of an initiative to establish a collaborative effort with between Georgia universities, Hall County Schools and the Academia Internacional and the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in
08-13-2015
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12 LCCA Students Awarded Industry Credentials at Lanier Tech Ceremony
In an update report to the Hall County School District Community, Will Schofield said, “Last night at LCCA we held a very special ceremony. Twelve of our HCSD students were awarded 4 separate industry credentials (MIG welding, OSHA 10, industrial forklift operator, and workforce soft skills).   Through a unique partnership with Lanier Technical College and
07-31-2015
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Will Crain Takes Home Gold and Silver at 2015 Special Olympics
Will Crain, a senior at Johnson High Shchool, has won the GOLD MEDAL in the 500 Meter Kayak Event and the SILVER MEDAL in the 200 Meter at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. His father Scott Crain, who is with his son for the event, made the announcements via email. Will
07-31-2015
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Dr. Sally Krisel, President-Elect of the National Association of Gifted Children
Dr. Sally C. Krisel, Director of Innovative and Advanced Programs for Hall County Schools, is the new President-Elect of the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC). Superintendent Will Schofield made the announcement today, acknowledging the great honor and achievement this election represents in her career long devotion to the children in gifted and advanced programs.
07-23-2015
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HCSD announces lawsuit filed by anonymous residents and the AHA is being dismissed
In December, 2014, the American Humanist Association and three anonymous plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the Hall County School District, claiming various violations of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause requiring a separation between church and state. Superintendent Will Schofield is announcing today that discussions with plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit against the school district have yielded
07-20-2015
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NASRO Presents Award to Hall County Schools and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office for Focus on School Safety
Today the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) presented Hall County School District Superintendent Will Schofield and Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch with the 2015 Regional Exceptional Service Award. The presentation was made at the annual NASRO National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Exceptional Service Awards are presented to those individuals for continuous and sustained
07-08-2015
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EHHS Media Center Receives $6K Grant from Scholastic Reading Club
Gainesville, GA – July 6, 2015 – East Hall High School received a grant today from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. East Hall
07-06-2015
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MVES Named 2015 GAESP School Bell Award Winner
  Mount Vernon Exploratory School Principal Connie Daniels has announced that the school has been selected for the 2015 GAESP School Bell Award.  The school’s charter initiative “Project-Based Learning 21st Century” will be formally recognized in Savannah on November 9, 2015 at the Fall Conference of the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP).  In
06-29-2015
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CHS Freshman Chosen for Elite Medical Conference
Grace Fawcett, a freshman at Chestatee High School in 2014-15, has been chosen to represent Georgia at the 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA.   During this event, which runs from June 24-26, 2015, she will hear Nobel Laureates, be given advice as to how to work towards a medical career, meet teen medical
06-24-2015
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HCSD Announces 4 Leadership Positions
HCSD Announces 4 Leadership Positions
05-29-2015
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GSFC Awards Eleven High Schools
GSFC Awards Eleven High Schools
05-21-2015
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Proposed New Elementary Districts
Please click on map to view the Spout Springs, Chestnut Mountain, and Friendship proposed districts. If you have any questions about specific streets, contact the Hall County Schools Transportation Department at 770-287-0942
05-12-2015
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Hall County Board of Education Approves 3 New Principals for the 2015-16 School-Year
BOE Approves 3 Principals May 2015 Release.pdf At the May 11, 2015 work session, the Hall County Board of Education approved three (3) principal recommendations made by Superintendent Will Schofield: Donna Wiggins, Principal at Riverbend Elementary, to replace Dr. Debra Smith, who will retire at the end of this school-year. Currently, Ms. Wiggins serves as
05-12-2015
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2015 Summer Experience Registration
On June 1st – 4th, Hall County Schools will provide “eXtreme eXperiences” for students currently in grades 6-8. Each eXperience will be held at the Lanier Charter Career Academy on Monday-Thursday from 9:00 – 3:00. A modest registration fee of $ 75 is required to cover lunch each day, all supplies for the camps and
05-05-2015
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May 6th is National School Nurse Day
Please join the Hall County School District in saluting our school nurses who provide important and needed services to our children in our schools. This link will take you to the national press release:
05-05-2015
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Two Hall County District Students Chosen for Georgia Power Summer Leadership Program
Darrell Synder, Georgia Power Gainesville Area Manager, has announced that Julian Lopez of North Hall High and Madison Tasker of West Hall High have been selected to participate in the 21st Century Leaders program: EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge of the 21st Century. The Georgia Power sponsored event will be hosted at Berry College in Rome,
05-04-2015
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DaVinci Student Wins Kiwanis State Art Contest–UPDATED
Naia Vincent, Da Vinci Academy 7th grader, placed 1st in the State-wide Kiwanis International Fine Arts Competition held Sat., April 25th in Albany, Georgia. Her award winning collage is titled, “Half-Past Five in the Evening”. Naia placed first in our Gainesville regional competition held at Quinlan Arts Center in March which sent her on to
05-04-2015
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Georgia State University Recognizes LCCA Instructor
On April 23, 2015, Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCCA) teacher Kim Nix was awarded the Outstanding Trade and Industrial Education Student Award at Georgia State University (GSU).  This award is chosen by GSU faculty based on academic achievement, teaching expertise, community service, and a commitment to excellence. While Kim has been in the cosmetology industry
04-30-2015
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NHHS Student Qualifies for 6th Consecutive National Event
  On April 25, 2015, Katie Rose Dionne, a junior at North Hall High School, was awarded first place at National History Day in Georgia in Macon at the Mercer University. Her individual performance this year is “Making a Splash: How Jacques Cousteau Popularized Marine Exploration and Conservation.” According to Kelly Schollaert, her sponsor, “The
04-27-2015
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139 Hall County Work-Based Learning Students Earn Elite Level Soft Skills Certification!
Georgia students have an advantage as they move into today’s workforce. Georgia BEST (Business Ethics Student Training) provides students training in core work ethic traits which are sought by employers in the global economy: teamwork, discipline, commitment and much more. Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, initiated the Georgia BEST program in January of 2012 to
04-27-2015
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Lawson and McGhee Named 2015 Georgia Scholars
David Lawson of Chestatee and Hunter McGhee of Flowery Branch have been named 2015 Georgia Scholars. Only 183 seniors from both public and private schools from across the state received this select and prestigious recognition, which was announced on April 22, 2015 by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE). “Through the Georgia Scholar program, the
04-23-2015
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Lanier Charter Career Academy: Reflections Salon and Spa
Reflections Salon and Spa at The Oaks is expanding their product line to include essential oils, potpourri, handmade soaps, bath salts, and more. The salon is operated by student interns in the Cosmetology program at Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCCA). With the new Farm at the Oaks, the Horticulture students are planting and harvesting flowers
04-20-2015
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Habitat High to Participate in 15/50 Home Dedication
Habitat High will be participating in their 15th home dedication on April 24, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. The home is located at 1174 Desota Street, Gainesville. Habitat High is a unique program that features high school construction students working on a Habitat site under the supervision of instructor Rodney Presley. The program started a decade
04-15-2015
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Six HCSD Odyssey of the Mind Teams Qualify for International Competition
Six (6) Hall County School District Odyssey of the Mind teams finished 1st or 2nd at Odyssey of the Mind State Finals over the weekend at Columbus State University and now move on to international competition at Michigan State University May 20-23. 18,000 competitors and spectators from over 20 countries and nearly every state will
03-31-2015
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Chestnut Mountain CSI Students Place at State Problem Solving Competition
Six (6) students from Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry (CMCSI) competed in the Future Problem Solving Program State Competition this past weekend in Athens, Georgia.  The Future Problem Solving Program is an international competition aimed at engaging students to think critically as they find and solve problems within a futuristic scenario.  Of the students
03-27-2015
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Healthcare Science Students Win State Awards!
Students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall recently competed at the State HOSA Conference in Athens. Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Top 10 in their competitive events: – Kristen McCole, Flowery Branch High School, 1st place, Pharmacology – Charmie Adajanie, West Hall High School, 2nd place, Medical Spelling –
03-26-2015
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12 HCSD Teams Qualify for Weekend’s Odyssey of the Mind State Competition
12 HCSD teams qualified for Odyssey of the Mind State Finals Competition on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Columbus State University. Each of the teams finished top of their problem and division. Runaway Train: Davinci Academy Experiencing Technical Difficulties: World Language Academy and C.W. Davis Middle School Pandora’s Box: Spout Springs, DaVinci Academy, Johnson High
03-23-2015
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Habitat High Celebrates 15th Home Dedication
On March 14, 2015, Hall County School District construction students and their supervisor/teacher Rodney Presley participated in the dedication of the Khai family home.  It was the 15th Habitat for Humanity Home that has been built in partnership with the Habitat High Program. Habitat High is a program that began a decade ago through the
03-17-2015
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Hall County Students Win State Technology Awards
Over 1,000 students competed at the annual Georgia Education Technology Fair held on March 7, 2015 at Middle Georgia College in Macon. Congratulations to the following students from Chestatee Academy, Earhart-Edison Academy at North Hall Middle, East Hall Middle, the Engineering Program at Flowery Branch High, and the Engineering (STEM) and Audio/Video Programs at North
03-16-2015
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Governor’s Honors Program Finalists Announced
Hall County Schools congratulates our thirteen students who have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for the summer of 2015! The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Administered by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), it
03-13-2015
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Hall County Marketing Students Headed to International Competition!
Students from the Hall County Marketing Education Programs recently competed at the State DECA Career Development Conference held in Atlanta. The following students brought back top awards and are now headed to the DECA International Conference held in Orlando, Florida this year in April. Congratulations to: 1st place, Job Interview, Rachel Carr, North Hall High
03-09-2015
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2015 STAR Students and Teachers Winners Announced
On March 4, 2015, the Hall County School District and the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville hosted the STAR Students and STAR Teachers reception at The Oaks at Lanier Charter Career Academy. This year’s event had to be re-scheduled from the original date of February 24 because of severe winter weather that forced the closing of
03-02-2015
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Marketing Students Headed to State DECA Competition!
Sixty plus students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Lanier Charter Career Academy, North Hall and West Hall Marketing Programs have qualified for State Competition in Atlanta, February 26th-28th.  These students have competed in online testing covering National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality or submitted written business
02-27-2015
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Elementary Charter and Magnet Schools Parent Information Night
The Elementary Charter and Magnet School Parent Information Meeting is cancelled due to weather. We will be posting a recorded presentation next week. Please see the attached information for specific school parent meetings and application deadlines and information. Flyer for Parent Info Night Elementary Charter and Magnet Schools Feb 2015
02-20-2015
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AP Honor Schools Announced by State School Superintendent
State School Superintendent Richard Woods has announced the state’s Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2015. We are extremely proud to note that, based on the results of 2014 AP courses and exam results, all six of Hall County School District’s traditional high schools were recognized in one or more categories of achievement: East Hall
02-19-2015
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SkillsUSA Competitors Headed to State Competition!
The following Hall County students representing our Broadcast Video, Construction, Cosmetology, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Metals and Transportation programs from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson, LCCA, North Hall and West Hall recently placed at the Region SkillsUSA Competition at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville on Thursday, January 29th. Students placing 1st and 2nd will
02-10-2015
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Hall County Business Education Students Excel at Regional Conference!
Congratulations to the following Business Education students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall who competed at the Regional 11 FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Conference at South Gwinnett High and were recognized recently on January 28th. Many of these students will advance to the next round at the State Conference
02-06-2015
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NHHS FFA Team Places at White County Event
The North Hall FFA show team was in action at the White County Snow Flurries winter dairy show this past weekend (Jan 30-31) and showed up to win. Dairy shows have two events; Showmanship allows the judge to evaluate the ability of the student to prepare their animal including clipping the hair, cleanliness, and demeanor.
02-04-2015
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Hall County Health Science Students Qualify for 2015 State HOSA Competition
Congratulations to the following students who placed at the JR HOSA ) Regional Competition and will now compete at State HOSA in Athens on March 12-13. JR HOSA is the co-curricular student organization for students enrolled in healthcare science courses at the middle school level. Michelle Ferguson, East Hall Middle School, Medical Reading, 1st Place
01-26-2015
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Winners Announced for 2015 Hall County Schools Technology Fair
On January 12, 2015, the Hall County School District Technology Fair was held at the North Hall Community—Technology Center. Congratulations to all of our winners. 1st Place Winners will advance to the State Technology Fair to be held in Macon on March 7, 2015. A tremendous thank you to our judges who supported our Hall
01-14-2015
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2015 GHP Semifinalists
2015 GHP Semifinalists.pdf Twenty-nine Hall County School District students have been selected as Semifinalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Managed by the Governor’s Office for Student Achievement, it takes place on the campus of
01-09-2015
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Office 365 ProPlus Benefit Now Available for Faculty and Staff
We have great news to share— and that is that faculty and staff are now able to access the same Office 365 ProPlus benefit as their students. This means that any organization purchasing Office for all of their faculty and staff can now include an Office 365 ProPlus subscription at no extra cost for all students,
12-22-2014
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CHS Robotics Team Qualifies for State Event
On December 13, 2014, at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology (GSMST), the CHS Robotics team, named the CHS RACE Eaglemaniacs, earned the right to compete in the upcoming state championship. According to team sponsor Nick Scheman, “It took ten long hours at GSMST in Lawrenceville on Saturday for the CHS RACE Eaglemaniacs
12-17-2014
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West Hall High SkillsUSA Meets the Challenge!
SkillsUSA Georgia challenged each of their high school chapters in the state to accomplish three tasks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SkillsUSA. Each chapter was asked to document 50 hours of community service, have 50 members in the student organization, and donate a minimum of $50.00 to a SkillsUSA charity. The West Hall SkillsUSA
12-11-2014
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LCCA Culinary Arts Students Prepare Meal for Boys and Girls Club
  Before leaving for their own Thanksgiving break, Lanier Charter Career Academy’s (LCCA) Culinary Arts students prepared a Thanksgiving meal for the Boys and Girls Club of Gainesville. Using donated produce and other items from local businesses, first year culinary arts students prepared homemade stuffing for the Boys and Girls Club Thanksgiving meal. Drew Studivant,
11-24-2014
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Mock Job Interviews for LCCA Students
Lanier Charter Career Academy’s students in cosmetology and DRIVE (Developing Resources and Invaluable Experiences) came dressed for success this week to participate in mock job interviews, hoping to land a spring internship in one of the student-based enterprises on campus, or secure an internship or job in the local community. Both DRIVE and the school’s
11-20-2014
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West Hall’s Coach Tony Lotti Honored by the College Football Hall of Fame
On the evening of November 17,  former University of Georgia All-American Kevin Butler, representing the College Football Hall of Fame, made an appearance at the West Hall High School theatre to give special recognition to Tony Lotti, head football coach of the Spartans.  Butler announced to a standing room audience of students, faculty, and community
11-18-2014
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Superintendent Will Schofield Invited to White House Education Summit
Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield has been invited to a White House summit on education.  President Barack Obama will host “ConnectED to the Future” on November 19, 2014 for invited superintendents and other education leaders from across the nation. Click here to download the official release
11-17-2014
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Matt Phillips of West Hall High School Named Hall County School District Teacher of the Year for FY2016
Hall County School District Superintendent Will Schofield has announced that Matt Phillips, a social studies teacher at West Hall High School, has been named the HCSD Teacher of the Year for 2016. Mr. Schofield and Dr. Eloise Barron, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, surprised Mr. Phillips by showing up in his classroom today to
11-12-2014
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North Hall High Wins 2014 GHSA AAAA State One Act Play Championship
On Saturday, November 1, 2014, North Hall High School drama students, directed by Jan Ewing, won the 2014 GHSA AAAA State One Act Play Championship.  The play, titled Over the River and Through The Woods, by Joe DiPietro, was performed at Houston County High School Theatre in Warner Robbins, Georgia. Cast Members (and their roles)
11-03-2014
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Hall County School District has nominated 41 students for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.  Managed by the Governor’s Office for Student Achievement (GOSA), it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University.  The 2015 program will be the 52nd summer, making it the longest continually running program
11-03-2014
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Hall County School District Ebola Preparedness Update
We have received NO reports of any Ebola related concerns in our community.  However, we want to assure our parents and community that your Hall County School District is fully engaged in staying abreast of the latest information and best practices as it relates to the this issue.  Below is a partial list of our
10-30-2014
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Bus Driver Appreciation Week
The DRIVE and Project Success students at Lanier Charter Career Academy represented the school with excellence as they led the school project to honor and appreciate the bus driver’s that transport them countless hours during the school year. Cathy Kimbro’s DRIVE (Developing Resources and InValuable Experiences) class at LCCA focuses on employability skills to equip
10-24-2014
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2013-14 Annual Report to the Community
2013-14 Annual Report to the Community.pdf    
10-21-2014
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Lanier Charter Career Academy Receives Edible Neighborwoods Grant
Keep Hall Beautiful and the Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCCA) have been awarded a $2,000 Edible NeighborWoods grant to add an orchard on the LCCA campus. The orchard will become part of the school’s horticulture program, which is also known as The Farm at the Oaks. The goal of the Edible NeighborWoods project is to
10-17-2014
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KIA Motors Georgia Donates Car to EHHS
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia donates vehicles to schools and public safety departments for educational and training purposes (West Point, GA.) Sept. 25, 2014 – Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) has donated 25 vehicles to schools and public safety departments across the region for educational and training purposes this year. “We are pleased to be
10-07-2014
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Da Vinci Welcomes Dinosaur Fossil Sponsor
The partnership between the Da Vinci Academy and Dr. Steve Nicklas, professor of archeology and anthropology at the University of North Georgia, has been the  impetus behind the donation of over a half million dollars’ worth of dinosaur and other fossils to the academy’s  Museum of Inspired Learning.  On Friday, September 26, 2014, Ms. Darla
09-29-2014
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Chestatee Senior Makes Publishing Debut!
Chestatee High School work-based learning student Tyler Bennett is excited to be an intern at the Gainesville Times this school year. Tyler made her publishing debut in the September 18, 2014 edition, which feature two articles she had written. One article titled “Shore Sweep to Clean up Lanier” was featured on the front page of
09-23-2014
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North Hall STEM Program featured in the Tech & Learning magazine
North Hall STEM Program featured in the Tech & Learning magazine.pdf  
09-19-2014
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Spout Springs is Georgia’s SHAPE School of the Month
Georgia SHAPE School of the month for September.pdf    
09-05-2014
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Out of District Application Process Is Now Closed
The Out-of-District application process for students who do not live in the Hall County Schools district is now closed for the 2014 – 2015 school year. The process will re-open in the spring of 2015 and we will accept applications for the 2015 – 2016 school year at that time. Please check our website for
07-29-2014
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Arlene Thomas Approved as Interim Principal at Spout Springs Elementary
At the July 28, 2014 meeting, the Hall County Board of Education approved Superintendent Will Schofield’s recommendation of Arlene Thomas as interim principal at Spout Springs School of Enrichment. She will be replacing Steve McDaniel, who was recently named Director of Student Services for the district. Arlene Thomas began her career with the Hall County
07-28-2014
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Lindsey Chatham Approved as Chicopee Woods Principal
At the July 28, 2014 meeting of the Board of Education, Superintendent Will Schofield’s recommendation of Lindsey Chatham to be Chicopee Woods Elementary Principal received unanimous board approval. Mrs. Chatham, who most recently served as principal at Mt. Ulla Elementary School in North Carolina, will be replacing Hank Ramey, who recently resigned his position. Dr.
07-28-2014
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Hall County School’s Transportation Department Receives EPD Award
(ATLANTA –July 18, 2014) – Hall County Schools was honored last month at the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation’s (GAPT) 50th Annual Conference & Trade Show at Jekyll Island, when the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) presented Hall County Schools with the GaDER Green Award. The GaDER Green Award is awarded to school systems that
07-21-2014
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Surplus Property Auction Hall County School System
The Hall County Board of Education will hold a surplus property auction on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. The auction will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Bus Shop located at 2915 Atlanta Hwy., Gainesville, GA. Items to be auctioned include: Buses, Trucks, Vans, Furniture, Lawn Mowers/Lawn Equipment, Kitchen Appliances, and other miscellaneous items. To obtain
07-14-2014
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Skills National Leadership Competition
Stephanie Lopez, an upcoming senior at Chestatee High School, who also attends the Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCCA) for Cosmetology, placed 7th out of 30 teams representing different states across the U.S. in Esthetics at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Competition. Deisi Pizano, a recent graduate of Chestatee High School and former Cosmetology student was her
07-08-2014
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Hall County BOE Adopts FY2015 Budget
The Hall County Board of Education has adopted the FY 2015 budget. Following the final public budget hearing on June 23, 2014, the budget was approved by a unanimous vote. All hearings were held at the Hall County Board of Education offices located at 711 Green Street Gainesville GA 30501. Use the link below to
06-30-2014
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BOE Approves 3 Year Contract Extension for Superintendent Schofield
At the June 23, 2014 meeting, the Hall County Board of Education gave unanimous approval for a three (3) year contract extension for Superintendent Will Schofield. Terms of the next contract are to be negotiated prior to the next meeting of the BOE on July 28. The board also voted to approve Mr. Schofield’s 5%
06-30-2014
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BOE Chair Nath Morris to Become President of Georgia School Boards Association Board of Directors
At the 2014 Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly, Nath Morris, who currently serves as Hall County Board of Education Chairman, will be installed as President of the GSBA Board of Directors. “I am looking forward to the opportunity of leading the Georgia School Boards Association.  We always strive for excellence
06-10-2014
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Intradistrict Transfer Forms Available June 16 – July 15
From June 16-July 15, 2014, Hall County Schools will accept applications for students from Title I identified schools to transfer to a school of choice. The Intradistrict Transfer Option allows a parent/guardian to request a transfer from their child’s assigned school to a school of the parent’s choice within the school district that their child
06-10-2014
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HCBOE To Increase Property Taxes It Will Levy By 4.22%
The Hall County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy in 2014 by 4.22 percentage over the rollback millage rate.    Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the
05-30-2014
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460+ Students Have Earned Their MOS/Adobe Certification This Year
Hall County Schools today announced they have awarded 460+ Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Adobe certifications, an industry recognized, standards-based credential for validating Microsoft Office and Adobe skills. These certifications have been earned by students enrolled in the Business & Technology pathway at Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson, North Hall and West Hall High
05-30-2014
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230 Hall County 8th Graders Earn Georgia BEST Middle School Soft Skills Certification
GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) was implemented in Georgia high schools in the 2011-2012 school year through the efforts of Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to help produce an emerging workforce that is prepared to face the challenges of a global marketplace. Because of the success of the soft skills certification program at the high
05-27-2014
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141 HCSD Students Earn Georgia BEST Program Certification
Georgia students have an advantage as they move into today’s workforce. Georgia BEST (Business Ethics Student Training) provides students training in core work ethic traits which are sought by employers in the global economy: teamwork, discipline, commitment and much more. Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, initiated the Georgia BEST program in January of 2012 to
05-20-2014
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Hall County School District in Top 10 Nationally in Use of Technology
The Center for Digital Education and The National School Board Association selected the Hall County School District as the #9 digital school district in the United States in the large district category. Large districts are those districts with over 25,000 students. The award recognizes exemplary school boards in the following ways: how the school board
05-05-2014
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NHHS Student Earns 1st Place at the 2014 National History Day in Georgia
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Katie Dionne, a sophomore at North Hall High School, won first place in the Senior Division of the Individual Performance competition at National History Day in Georgia state championship at Mercer University in Macon. Her performance was “Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: Wangari Maathai and Kenya’s Greenbelt Movement.” This is
04-29-2014
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East Hall High School Earns $5,000 Grant for Library Books
The East Hall High School Media Center has been awarded $5000 for books through the Laura Bush Foundation grant, one of fifteen (15) schools in Georgia to receive it. The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to support the education of our nation’s children by providing funds to update, extend and
04-29-2014
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Honor Mentorship Students Present Their Projects at Annual Event
On April 24, 2014, students who have spent this past school year working under the mentorship a professional in their chosen field displayed the results of that experience at the Honors Mentorship Program’s Community Presentation Night. The Hall County Honors Mentorship Program is a honors elective class for Hall County high-achieving juniors and seniors who
04-25-2014
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GA DOE Releases CCRPI Scores
  The 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores released today by the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) reflect improvement in approximately 75% of our district schools. The index is heavily dependent upon student performance on the CRCT and EOCT standardized assessments. In responding to the state DOE report, School Improvement Specialist
04-21-2014
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3rd Annual Hall County Schools Fit Families 5K Set for May 3
The Hall County School District will once again host the annual Fit Families 5K.  This year’s event will take place at Laurel Park on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Please see the attached registration for additional details about the race. Click Here to Download the Flyer Below
04-21-2014
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Scott Justus Named Principal at West Hall High School
At the April 14, 2014 meeting of the Hall County Board of Education, Mr. Scott Justus was named West Hall High School principal by unanimous vote. He had been serving as interim principal since the November 22, 2013 retirement of Dr. Greg Williams. Scott Justus, a 1990 graduate of North Hall High School, began his
04-15-2014
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Registered Architect Matthew Cox to Join HCSD Facilities Department
At a called meeting on April 3, 2014, the Hall County Board of Education approved Superintendent Will Schofield’s recommendation to hire Matthew Cox to become part of the district’s Facilities Operations. The hire was necessitated by the pending move of current Executive Director of Facilities and Maintenance Damon Gibbs to the position of Superintendent of
04-03-2014
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Jamey Moore to Be Next Principal at North Hall High
On April 3, 2014, the Hall County Board of Education approved Jamey Moore to be the next principal at North Hall High School. Mr. Moore will be replacing current principal Joe Gheesling, who had previously announced his retirement effective at the end of this school year. Regarding his decision to recommend Jamey Moore to the
04-03-2014
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Odyssey of the Mind Teams Win at State Competition–Qualify for World Finals
 Two teams from C.W. Davis Middle placed 1st in their respective divisions at the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Columbus State University.  As a result, both teams have qualified for the World Finals at Iowa State University on May 27–June 1, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. Over 117 teams
04-01-2014
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Governor’s Honors Program Finalists Announced For 2014
Hall County Schools congratulates our twelve students who have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for the summer of 2014. The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.  Administered this year by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement
03-31-2014
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NHHS Student Awarded 7 Week Foreign Language Scholarship to Study in China this Summer
Katie Rose Dionne, a sophomore at North Hall High, was recently awarded the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship.  This scholarship, funded by the US State Department, will pay all costs for Katie Rose to travel and study in China for seven weeks this summer. Over 3,600 students from across the country applied for
03-31-2014
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NHHS Student Selected for 2014 Washington Youth Leadership Tour
Jackson EMC has just announced their annual selections for the prestigious 2014 Youth Leadership Tour of Washington D.C.  Among the select group of area students is Betsy Barrett of North Hall High School. Click Here To Read More
03-27-2014
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JHS Students Become 1st in Georgia to Receive Industry Certification in Flexography
Phoenix Challenge International Flexographic Competition 2014 Johnson High School students Dung Tran, Son Bui, Melinda Smith and T J Farley were recognized at this year’s Phoenix Challenge International Flexographic Competition in Charlotte NC. In addition, Dung Tran and TJ Farley became the 1st students in Georgia to receive a Level 1 Flexographic Certification awarded by
03-25-2014
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Flowery Branch Elementary Students Qualify for State Science Olympiad
On Saturday, March 22nd, Flowery Branch Elementary placed 2nd overall in competing in the first ever Science Olympiad hosted by Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science. They competed in 18 different events, which ranged from knowledge of weather, rocks, simple machines and constellations to hands-on activities including bridge building, rocketry, chemistry and engineering. They
03-24-2014
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Healthcare Science Students Win State Awards
Students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall recently competed at the State HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Conference in Athens. Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Top 10 in their competitive events: – Samantha Alverson, West Hall, National Service Project Award – Yennifer Clarin, West Hall, HOSA Happenings Award
03-19-2014
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Georgia Association for Gifted Children Leader of the Year, Steve McDaniel
Congratulations to Principal, Steve McDaniel of Spout Springs School of Enrichment.  He was recognized this week as the GAGC  Leader of the Year! 
03-12-2014
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HCSD Students Place at Georgia Educational Technology Fair
Over the weekend at Macon State College, eight hundred and thirty-four (834) students participated in the Georgia Educational Technology Fair. Sponsored by the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium (a non-profit corporation independent of any educational or commercial entities), the event was the 13th state-wide competition – represented by 17 regions ranging from Colquitt County in South
03-10-2014
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Hall County Marketing Students Headed to International Competition
Students from Hall County Marketing Education Programs recently competed at the State DECA Career Development Conference held in Atlanta. The following students brought back top awards and are now headed to the DECA International Conference to be held in May in Atlanta: –  1st place, School Based Enterprise-New to Certification, Leticia Benitez, Lanier Charter Career
03-05-2014
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FCCLA Students Headed to State
Congratulations to the following students who recently placed at the Regional Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Regional Conference. These students will advance on to State Competition in Athens on March 20-22, 2014: Raquel Barco, Flowery Branch High, Illustrated Talk, 1st place Carla Bradbury, Flowery Branch High, Illustrated Talk, 1st place Alexis Gibboney,
03-05-2014
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2014 Girl Power – WomenSource
Through Girl Power, WomenSource aims to raise awareness of each participant’s personal strengths and opportunities that are available in order to facilitate honest, positive communication between girls and the adult women in their lives while granting access to resources and solutions which will help them become more confident and secure individuals. 2014 Girl Power –
03-05-2014
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4 HCSD Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
The Hall County School District has announced that four (4) seniors—3 from FBHS and 1 from NHHS– have been named 2014 National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The Flowery Brach seniors are Anna K. Black, Joanne S. Jacob, and Taylor M. Kay; the North Hall senior is Hyder S. Hasnain All four are hopeful their names will
03-04-2014
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10 Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, C.W. Davis Middle School was host to103 teams competing at the Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. Teams came from all over Georgia some as far north in Georgia as Trenton and Rome and as far south as Thomasville. The event was highly competitive with many great solutions to the
03-03-2014
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Middle School Business Students Place at FBLA State Conference
Congratulations to the following students who recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference in Perry, GA. There are over 4,000 FBLA middle school members in the state of Georgia. Of those members, 1,000 competed this year. The following students placed in the TOP TEN for their competitive event: Alec Bornhorst,
03-03-2014
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East Hall High FFA Student Advances to State!
Churchstain Maloch from the East Hall FFA Chapter placed second in the Area 2 Senior Wood Fabrication CDE held on Wednesday, February 26 at Oglethorpe County High School.  Churchstain has advanced to the State Senior Wood Fabrication CDE which will be held at the State FFA Convention in Macon Georgia on May 1-3, 2014. Congratulations
03-03-2014
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Additional Marketing Students Qualify for State Competition!
Over fifty students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Lanier Charter Career Academy and North Hall Marketing Programs have qualified for State Competition in Atlanta, February 28th – March 1st. These students have competed in online testing covering National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality or submitted written
02-24-2014
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SkillsUSA Competitors Headed to State Competition!
The following Hall County students representing our Broadcast Video, Construction, Cosmetology, Engineering, Graphic Arts and Transportation programs from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson, LCCA and West Hall recently placed at the Region SkillsUSA Competition at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville on Thursday, February 6th.  Students placing 1st and 2nd will advance to the
02-11-2014
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