Ad Spot

Madison City School Board receives AASB President’s Award

The Madison City School Board was among four local school boards that received a prestigious honor at the Alabama Association of School Boards District 9 meeting Aug. 31 at the Huntsville Center for Technology in Huntsville.

School boards from Albertville, Scottsboro and Jackson County also received the fifth annual AASB President’s Award for dedication to improving their boardmanship skills.

The awards were given this year to 54 school boards across the state during AASB district meetings Aug. 23-Sept. 16 in nine geographical regions. The award is presented annually at fall district meetings to school boards that have had at least 60 percent of their members attend three or more AASB School Board Member Academy courses in the 2009-10 academy year that ended June 30.

“We’re proud of this year’s winners of the AASB President’s Award,” said AASB President Florence Bellamy. “They take seriously their roles as education leaders, community representatives and advocates of student achievement. They strive to strengthen their leadership and boardmanship skills through meaningful training and educational opportunities.”

This fall’s district training sessions were built around the theme “Getting Kindergartners Ready for Big School!”

State Department of Children’s Affairs staff explained how school boards can ensure kindergartners begin school ready to learn.  Attendees learned how communities are coming together to discuss, support, create and expand  pre-K programs even in these challenging economic times.  They also were informed about state-funded early education resources and received an update on the Education Trust Fund and the upcoming legislative session.

Dr. Jennie Robinson of Huntsville serves as director of District 9, which includes school boards in Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Guntersville, Huntsville, Madison, Oneonta and Scottsboro and in Blount, Jackson, Madison and Marshall counties.

The Alabama Association of School Boards represents all of the state’s public local school boards.  Since 1949, AASB has served education leaders and the interests of local lay control of public education. The association’s mission is to develop excellent school board leaders through quality training, advocacy and services.

Madison

Players gain skills in Fall Scholars Chess Tournament

Madison

Check out the October 2022 Madison Living Magazine

Harvest

World War II veteran Major Wooten, 105, loved country and his family

Madison

Madison Street Festival celebrates 40th anniversary in big way

Madison

Have a fun scare at library’s Mad Movie-A-Thon-O-Rama!

Madison

Space Week takes Horizon students on aerospace, tech discoveries

Madison

City urges caution as paving progresses on Hughes Road

Bob Jones High School

Madison City Chess League forms new group for adults

Madison

Madison City Schools named best Alabama school district

Madison

Mercy Wolverton impressively masters hi-tech study, business

Madison

At Madison Street Festival, veterans to show fighter helicopter from Vietnam War

Madison

Local marching bands to be featured at “March on Madison” tonight

Madison

MSF’s Community Showcase promises array of talent

Madison

Brooms, mops in Lions Club sale to raise funds for vision projects

Harvest

Local musicians to jam at Madison Street Festival

Madison

Trash Pandas fall 4-2, Tennessee evens series

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Athletic Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations

Harvest

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns Oct. 29

Bob Jones High School

Tommy Overcash appointed to Madison Board of Education

Madison

Children vulnerable for troubled mental health, Cook says

Madison

Fast start leads Trash Pandas to 9-5 in playoff game 1 win

Harvest

Updating state’s 1901 Constitution on November ballot

James Clemens High School

Boynton champions languages with ‘A Seal of Biliteracy’

Madison

Jessica Penot to discuss ‘Haunted North Alabama’

x