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Car enthusiasts – and those who simply want to support a good cause – are invited to the first Cruzin’ for Champions, a fundraising auto show that supports the Huntsville High School SkillsUSA Team.

A look at an almost completely different concept for the Huntsville School District’s Athletics Facilities Master Plan highlighted a work session for the Huntsville School Board on Monday night. 

Employees’ unused sick leave can now be paid to their survivors in the event of an employees’ death, the Huntsville School Board agreed Monday night. 

History came to life last Friday at Huntsville Intermediate School when the third-grade classes presented their annual Living Wax Museum.

The Madison County Election Commission last week voted to have voting centers open in Wesley and St. Paul for the annual school board election on May 9.

Local educators from administrators to teachers have expressed concerns about Senate Bill 294, the omnibus bill known as  the “LEARNS Act,”  Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comprehensive education overhaul bill.

If you see Huntsville High School senior Mark Martin driving in his car, don’t be surprised if he has a wide grin on his face.

FARMINGTON – The Rural Caucus of Arkansas grassroots organization on Friday hosted a panel discussion on rural education and the proposals before the Arkansas Legislature that would impact public schools statewide.

A long-time employee of the Huntsville School District passed away over the weekend.

The Huntsville School District will be in class this Monday (Feb. 20) to make up a snow day when students were unable to attend class or use electricity at home due to inclement winter weather on Jan. 26. The decision comes from the Feb. 13 Huntsville School Board meeting. 

Exactly two years to the day after becoming aware that sexual assaults occurred in the Huntsville School District’s boys locker rooms, former Superintendent Audra Kimball entered a no-contest plea in Madison County District Court to failure to notify by a mandated reporter in the second degree, a Class C misdemeanor.

After being placed on administrative leave on Jan. 26, Huntsville Intermediate School Principal Mike Cain resigned on Feb. 7. Cain had been employed with the district for approximately 23 years.

Next school year, Huntsville High School will become the first in Arkansas to offer a Child Development Associate Credential. 

Huntsville High School junior Leah Daugherty next week will be in New York City as part of the Honors Performance Series Honors Treble Choir. A total of 500 students from around the United States were selected for the program.

Huntsville School Board appointed a new member to its ranks during a special board meeting Monday night. Steve Brannan, who had served on the board for 13 years, was appointed to fill Zone 2’s spot, which was left vacant by Duane Glenn, who resigned earlier this month. 

When you ask a room of teachers and community leaders their definition of poverty, it might be easy to expect similar answers. To a certain extent, that’s true, but as teachers and several community leaders learned recently, understanding poverty is a lot more complicated than most people think. 

The Huntsville School Board met in an extended executive session Monday night to consider its annual review of the superintendent’s job performance.

Huntsville School District officials addressed issues ranging from student safety to policies for hiring personnel during the third installment of  “Conversation with the ‘Sups.’”

Madison County’s 4-H team won second place nationally in Denver, Colo., last week at the Family and Consumer Science Classic.

Longtime Huntsville School Board member Duane Glenn’s resignation was announced at the end of Monday’s regular meeting.

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