Hamilton Elementary School

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.