Hamilton Elementary School

148 students awarded splash pad passes, pizza for reading scores

Erica Byrd, daughter of Justin and Emy Byrd, earned her way into the HES Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club. Her favorite books are “Geronimo Stilton” books because she says they have adventures and are exciting.

HAMILTON - Students at Hamilton Elementary School (HES) exceeded expectations in reading skills for the 2018-2019 school year.
HES recognized 148 first- through fourth-graders with a pizza party on Tuesday, May 14, for topping the 100-point mark in the school’s Accelerated Reader program.
HES Library Media Specialist Brittany McRae said that the number of students who achieved this goal is “exceptional.”
“Our students ROCKED reading this year,” McRae said.


Hamilton Elementary School performers to follow the Yellow Brick Road

Hamilton Elementary School (HES) students will perform the “Wizard of Oz” on Wednesday, May 22. Shown running through their lines are (from left) HES students Levi Gifford (Scarecrow), Savannah Shotts (Dorothy) and Karley Pickard (Cowardly Lion).

• Students to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’ May 21, 22

Playground campaign needs help

Shown is a graphic rendering of the anticipated Hamilton Elementary School (HES) playground. School booster club officials are seeking $40,000 over the next couple of weeks to assure that the new playground is complete by the beginning of the next school year.

HAMILTON - Needed to meet its fundraising goal by the end of May Hamilton Elementary School (HES) has only a matter of weeks to reach its goal in order to obtain new playground equipment and finish its construction by the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
“We need our community’s help!” stressed Paula Wood, president of the HES Booster Club. “We have raised almost $60,000 of our $100,000 goal.”
The funds raised for HES will fund the purchase of new playground equipment that will replace the broken, unusable equipment now on the playground.


Donations needed to build playground for students

Pictured is the proposed BCI Burke equipment for the revitalization project on Hamilton High School’s playground area.

HAMILTON - Hamilton Elementary School students are hoping for a new playground this new year.
Hamilton Elementary School Booster Club President Paula Wood and member Melissa Hughey have announced a capital campaign, seeking more than $86,000 to purchase new playground equipment.
In total, the new playground equipment is worth roughly $172,000, but because of the school’s 65 percent poverty rate, Twin States Recreation of Magnolia Springs, Miss., has helped the booster club obtain a 50 percent matching grant up to $100,000 for the new playground equipment.

Choir performs at tree lighting

The Hamilton Elementary School Choir performs during the City of Hamilton’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 29, on the steps of Hamilton City Hall. Shown leading from the front row are (from left) kindergartners Gregory Hill, James Walker Engle, Jacob Likes,  Desi Title,  Addy Beth Childers and Mia Blalock.


Local schools given $135k

The Hamilton City Council awarded checks to its three local schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Hamilton City Clerk Angela Owen (left) is shown presenting checks to Hamilton Elementary School Principal Lynda Hall (center) and Hamilton Middle School Assistant Principal Benja Jackson.

HAMILTON - Hamilton’s three school—elementary, middle and high school—have been written checks totaling $135,000 to enhance education.
The Hamilton City Council presented checks to Hamilton Elementary School Principal Lynda Hall, Hamilton Middle School Assistant Principal Benja Jackson and Hamilton High School Principal Steven Deavours at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Councilwoman Tami Lewis Williams noted that Hamilton teachers will be budgeted $21,000 (roughly $200 per teacher) and $38,000 is being given to each school.

City will donate $270k to schools

  • Funds set for classrooms, will not supply SRO

HAMILTON - Hamilton’s three schools will be receiving 100 percent of the city’s revenue generated from alcohol sales. However, funding school resource officers (SRO) will not be a part of this equation. The Hamilton City Council voted unanimously on Monday, July 2, to donate $270,000 to Hamilton’s elementary, middle and high school during the next two years, whereupon it will be reviewed.