Huntsville, AL Education


Reminder: Cherokee, Leighton Elementary Schools closed on Friday

"I like the way everybody came together. I think we have a very good budget document." "We are moving in a better trajectory, but we're still not where we need to be." Madison business owner shares her experience with SCORE. Updated: 3 hours ago. WAFF's Kellie Miller reporting.
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High School Football Mid-Season Report

MADISON- The 2021 high school football regular season is halfway completed and many ask ‘where did the time go’?. The four local teams have combined for a very respectable 14-5 with only Bob Jones having played just four games of its 10-game schedule and are 2-2 overall and 2-1 in Class 7A Region 4. Completing five games on the 10-outing lineup are James Clemens 5-0, 3-0, Sparkman 3-2, 3-0, both of which are in Class 7A Region 4 with Bob Jones, and Madison Academy 4-1, 3-0 as the Mustangs play in Class 4A Region 7.
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Horizon sustains Lighthouse School of Distinction status with Leader in Me

MADISON – Teachers at Horizon Elementary School found their latest honor to be a ‘sweet’ deal. As a welcomed reward, Horizon’s faculty enjoyed treats from Crumbl Cookies, thanks to the administration and Madison City Schools staff. They celebrated Horizon’s recertification as a Lighthouse School of Distinction with Leader in Me.
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Sparkman volleyball wins on senior night 3-2

The Sparkman volleyball team which leads the 7A Area 8 with a 26-6 record defeated Grissom Tuesday night 3-2. The Senators are ranked 4th in the state of Alabama with just 10 games left in the regular season. The Grissom Tigers entered the night ranked 11th in 7A for their 19-11 record.

Dexter sophomore Ben Curtis graduates from Advanced Space Academy with honors

Ben Curtis, a sophomore at Dexter High School, recently attended Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.
Herald Chronicle

Lady Hornets rout Community for road win

The Huntland High School Lady Hornets beat the Community Viqueens 6-2 on the road on Thursday for their eighth win of the season. The Lady Hornets bounced back quickly from a loss the night before as they took an early lead and never looked back for a blowout victory. Logan...

Former Decatur police Capt. Carlisle out at A&M

HUNTSVILLE — Former Decatur Police Department Capt. Nadis Carlisle is out as chief of the Alabama A&M University campus police. The Decatur Daily's news partner WAFF-TV reports that the university confirmed Carlisle no longer works for the campus police department. Carlisle's employment was terminated Tuesday, the station reported, but no...
Herald Chronicle

Middle school Lady Hornets fall at Lincoln County

The Huntland Middle School Lady Hornets lost to the Lincoln County Lady Falcons 2-0 on the road Thursday for their third loss of the season. The Lady Falcons scored one goal in each half while holding Huntland scoreless on the other end to halt the Lady Hornets’ four-game winning streak.

Arab City and Marshall County Schools see decrease in COVID-19 cases

SAND MOUNTAIN, Ala. (WAFF) - COVID cases in Alabama schools fell last week, and it’s a trend many local school systems are reporting, also. The most recent data shows 6,382 COVID cases connected to school systems around the state. That’s a drop of more than 2,000 cases compared to the...

See Hollis Wright high school football player of the week winners for Week 5

Fans voted more than 78,000 times for the football players of the week in Huntsville, Birmingham and Coastal regions of the state. Tim Spurlock of Madison Academy was voted the Hollis Wright Huntsville region player while Christopher Vizzina of Briarwood Christian was the Hollis Wright Birmingham region player and Kaleb Browning of Excel was selected the Coastal region player.
Herald Chronicle

Lady Hornets drop road matchup to Lincoln County

The Huntland High School Lady Hornets lost to the Lincoln County Lady Falcons 3-0 on the road Wednesday for their first loss of the season. The Lady Hornets were shut out for the first time this year as their winning streak came to an end after seven games. Huntland head...
Herald Chronicle

Middle school Lady Hornets shut out Webb in road contest

The Huntland Middle School Lady Hornets beat the Webb School Feet 1-0 on the road Wednesday for their seventh win of the season. The Lady Hornets got their third shutout victory of the season as a lone goal in the first half was enough to pick up the victory. Jimena...

Nichols reverses mask requirement for Madison schools, placing mandate in school board’s hands

MADISON – Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols reversed himself tonight on a decision he made last week about mandating masks in the city schools. On Friday, Dr. Nichols sent an email to parents letting them know that he was switching the school district a “mask preferred” status rather than keeping the mandate in place. The “Mask Preferred” status encourages masks in schools and other buildings but does not make it a requirement. Masking is still be required on all bus transportation.
The Decatur Daily

COLUMN: Hartselle faces another old rival in Russellville

There may not be a team in north Alabama that has as many rivalries as the Hartselle Tigers. Whether it's Cullman, Muscle Shoals, Decatur, Athens or whoever, the Tigers have plenty of important annual games. One of the rivalries that has lost its luster is the game with Russellville. From...
Hartselle Enquirer

ASWA Prep Football Rankings: Hartselle moves up to 5th in 6A

Hartselle moved up to #5 in 6A following their forfeit win over Columbia last Friday. The Tigers are 5-0 for the first time since 2018 and face 5A #6 Russellville this Friday. Falkville remains at #6 in 2A following their bye week. The Blue Devils host Cold Springs Friday night for Homecoming.