Haleyville City Schools

Record reserve funding may go quickly, thanks to ESSER’s end

Haleyville City Schools Chief Financial Officer Candy Marbutt goes over figures with the board of education during a working session. Also shown is Haleyville School Board President Boo Haughton.
HALEYVILLE - Although education officials are excited over the record amount of reserve funding on hand for Haleyville City Schools, they are being advised the money will be spent quickly on major needs of the system, while ESSER funds will be depleted by 2024.

Principals review test scores

Haleyville Middle School teacher Kelly Rushing stresses to students the importance of being in school, as Principal Bo Wilcoxson and Assistant Principal Emily Faulkner look on in support. Students, from left, Brant Vickery, Shawn McKinney, Blake Arnett, Bradford Hollimon, Will Sutherland, Het Patel, Heet Patel, Sage Morga and Kiah Bell.
HALEYVILLE - One of the biggest goals educators at Haleyville City Schools want to tackle this school year is reducing student chronic absences, a factor affecting test scores.

County's entire school bus fleet now air conditioned

These empty bus seats will soon be filled, as buses will be on the road next week picking up and dropping off students for a new school year.
WINSTON COUNTY - As a new school literally rolls around the corner, the Winston County Schools system assures their fleet of buses is ready to roll, but that the public and students show follow important safety tips before the roadways become more crowded with the large yellow student carriers.

Haleyville City Schools rocketry team prepares to compete in nationals

Haleyville City Schools Rocketry Team members headed to nationals this month. Back row from left, HCS STEAM Director Candy Garner, students Hunter Nolen, team captain; Ian Ramos, Warren Hicks and Team Sponsor Lynsi Bragwell. Front row, from left, MaKenzee Miller, Kaylee Parrish and Aiden Armstrong.
HALEYVILLE - One of two rocketry teams at Haleyville City Schools is soaring to even greater heights, qualifying to attend national competition May 18-22.

HCS Art/STEAM Expo May 4

Students in Charlie Moody’s 10th grade history class at Haleyville High School prepare art for the upcoming expo. Faculty shown with him are teacher Dana Saylor and High School STEAM Coordinator Candy Garner, far right. Students, from left Ella Vandiver, Caroline Crook, Posey Whiteside, Ryleigh Kutis and Cole Whitten.
HALEYVILLE - The 4th annual Art/STEAM Expo at Haleyville City Schools will be unlike anything ever experienced before, complete with a new time slot and new experiences during an entire campus open house showcasing student talent.

School systems virtual Thursday due to severe weather threat

WINSTON COUNTY - Both Haleyville City and Winston County school systems have announced a virtual day for Thursday, February 16, due to the threat of severe weather.  Students will not be on campus that day, but teachers will be there to assist students with virtual or online lessons. According to ABC Meteorologist James Spann, the severe weather is expected to enter the western portion of the state around noon on Thursday.
Be weather aware, take proper safety precautions and follow the Alabamians live feed on this site for updates.  

Rumors untrue

HALEYVILLE - The Alabamian has determined that rumors about the drug fentanyl having caused a poisoning at Haleyville City Schools are false, having checked with Police Chief Rodney Lewis.

Lewis explained that the police department responded to a 13-year-old experiencing a drug overdose, but the incident did not involve fentanyl, nor did the incident occur on a school campus or at any school-related activity or function.

Haleyville City Schools superintendent contract renewed

Haleyville School Board President Chad Tidwell cast the only no vote toward renewing HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland’s contract for the next three years.
HALEYVILLE - The contract renewal for Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland has been approved on a 4-1 vote by the board of education, four months before the board was required to notify the superintendent of the renewal.