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Central Office staff gains one, loses one

Jeana Ross has resigned as federal programs coordinator to work in Gov. Robert Bentley’s cabinet, the Madison Board of Education heard at its Dec. 13 meeting.

Ross will serve as Commissioner for the Department of Children’s Affairs. The board commended Ross for her work in grant writing and promoting the preschool program.

John Peck, formerly on the editorial board with “The Huntsville Times,” has been hired as public relations manager, a new position for Madison City Schools. “I believe in the school system. I’m a stakeholder in it,” Peck said.

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council recently discussed school safety. The council feels safe in their schools — safest in classrooms but least safe in hallways, director of student services Dennis James said. Crowded conditions, like ‘choke’ points in student traffic, cause hallway concerns. The council recommended in-depth instruction for steps during a Code Red.

The council also said physical bullying is not a threat in secondary schools but cyber bullying does exist. Students acknowledge that administrators respond when this bullying occurs, James said.

Sarah Bryan, a Heritage Elementary School fifth-grader, was congratulated for winning $10,000 from the GoDaddy.com Bowl Book Report Contest. HOAR Program Management assists with the contest.

Bryan’s report on “The Hunger Games” won statewide. “I already knew that I could connect to the book. When I found out I was in the Top Ten, I was amazed,” Bryan said.

In public comments, Ed Sasan announced his resignation as Special Resource Officer with the Madison Police Department. Sasan is the new director of education and training at Redstone Arsenal.

The board approved Camp Invention at West Madison Elementary School; 2012-2013 committees’ recommendations for textbooks in secondary language arts, along with reading, language and handwriting textbooks for elementary; and October 2012 financial and bank reconciliation statements.

Chief school finance officer Mike Weaver said the district has two months’ balance in the General Fund, with revenue/expenditures near eight percent, a desirable operating level.

The district is designing a ‘dashboard,’ a quick-to-read online view of high-level statistics, such as test scores and attendance figures, board member Phil Schmidt said.

Madison

Rocket City Federal Credit Union establishes the “Detective Josh Moseley Fund” for assistance

Business

Stores, parents gearing up for sales-tax holiday

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Digital version of The Madison Record – July 17, 2024

Madison

Madison Senior Center assists in TARCOG’s ‘Live and Live Well’ launch announcement

Madison

Canine officer, Bear, joins Madison Police force to detect devices, offer therapy

Bob Jones High School

Tosha Swearingen now serving as Rainbow Assistant Principal

James Clemens High School

Holmes accepts Assistant Principal position at Midtown

Madison

Nedjra Russell named Administrator of West Madison Pre-Kindergarten Center

Huntsville

Space & Rocket Center CEO to speak at chamber’s ‘Business Over Breakfast’

Madison

Main Street Alabama presents revitalization potential for downtown Madison

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Sparkman Grad Picked By Kansas City Royals In Major League Baseball Draft

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“I’m Meant To Be Here”- Dell Pettus Signs With New England Patriots- Former Sparkman Player Goes Pro

Lifestyles

Get those pumpkins planted: Halloween starts in July

Events

CAFY Back to School event to be held Saturday at Calhoun’s Huntsville campus

Bob Jones High School

Teachers support DIAL Scholarship program at UAH

Events

Joe Davis Stadium to host UNA vs. Jax State collegiate soccer match Aug. 18

Huntsville

UAH announces search for a master developer to enhance college-town experience

Events

Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk

Madison

Fernandez named Assistant Coordinator of Accountability and Innovative Programs

Madison

ALEA reports 9 traffic deaths, 3 drownings over July Fourth travel period

Madison

Management institute awards scholarship to Michelle Epling

Madison

Sarah Crouch’s debut novel, ‘Middletide,’ sets whodunnit in Puget Sound

Liberty Middle School

White named Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist

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