Hamilton Elementary School

Stidham, 10, wins first place at Alabama State Games

Eli Stidham, 10, of Hamilton, wins first place in shot put in the track and field division of the Alabama State Games in Birmingham.

HAMILTON — How far can a 10 year old throw a six pound metal ball? The answer is just over 23 feet, especially for young Eli Stidham of Hamilton, who participated in the Alabama State Games on Saturday, June 10, 2023, in Birmingham.
Stidham, who just graduated third grade at Hamilton Elementary School, was able to put 23 feet and five inches in the 9-10 year old boys shot put division, garnering him the number one slot in that division and the opportunity to attend the State Games of America in San Diego, Calif., next summer.

Hamilton Elementary begins $4.2 million remodel

Hamilton Elementary School has begun renovation projects to keep students and faculty from exiting the school when going to the lunchroom, library, etc. While the entire $4.2 million will not cover everything, the school is doing remodeling in phases.

HAMILTON — Hamilton Elementary’s $4.2 million school enclosure and renovation project is underway after the school received Public School and College Authority monies.
According to Marion County Superintendent Ann West, construction will be done on the southwest wing of the building, renovating bathrooms and enclosing areas connecting classrooms using the $4.2 million.

Christmas play a success for HES

HAMILTON - Hamilton Elementary School and Bevill State Community College-Hamilton presented the play Twas the Night Before Christmas at the BSCC Business and Conference center in Hamilton on Dec. 17-19, 2019.
The play, featuring several students from Hamilton Elementary School as well as a few Marion County natives, was directed by Hamilton Elementary School music teacher Jennifer Zetrouer.
Zetrouer, or as her students call her, Ms. Z, is in her second year of teaching music and directing productions for the students of Hamilton Elementary School.

Retired principal Hall: ‘I’m thrilled for the children’


Shown are (from left) Marion County Board of Education members Belinda McRae and Joyce Fowler, Hamilton Elementary School Booster President Melissa Hughey, former HES principal Lynda Hall, Marion County Board of Education Superintendent of Education Ann West, District 17 State Rep. Tracy Estes. R-Winfield, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, HES Principal Keith Smith, Marion County Commissioner Keith Nichols, District 4 State Sen. Garland Gudger, HES physical education aide Dana Loden, Marion County Commissioner Kenneth Cochran, HES PE aide Martha Crump, Emily’s Kids Foundation President Tyler Knight, HES librarian Brittany McRae, HES reading coach Rachel Streetman, and HES PE teachers Barry Kerr and Robin Smith during the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new playground on Monday, Sept. 23, at Hamilton Elementary School.

HAMILTON -  Hamilton Elementary School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its new playground on Monday, Sept. 23.
The project to build the playground began in November 2018 with retired Hamilton Elementary principal Lynda Hall, HES Booster Club President Paula Wood, club member Melissa Hughey and Hamilton architect Andrea Harbison.
 Hall expressed her thanks to the many individuals involved, stating that the project was a community effort.

Hamilton Elementary named Bicentennial School of Excellence

HAMILTON - Gov. Kay Ivey has announced Hamilton Elementary School as one of 21 schools statewide to be selected at Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence.
Ivey made the announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) in Montgomery.
“We are so thrilled to be recognized by the Bicentennial Commission as one of only 21 schools of excellence across the state of Alabama,” said Hamilton Elementary School Principal Keith Smith.

 

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.

 

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.