Tag "DeKalb County Schools"

By Zach Hester, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) announced the 50 schools across the state that will be recognized for their achievement in showing the most improvement in last year’s 3rd grade

By Marla Jones Reporter marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on August 16, 2018. At the workshop, the Board were updated by Kyle Keith and Todd Smith of Schneider Electric regarding

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The DeKalb County Board of Education met on June 12, 2018. Dr. Jason Barnett presented the new Strategic Plan and mission statement for the DeKalb County Board of Education

PHOTO: The largest D.A.R.E. graduation to date in DeKalb County. (Facebook | Thomas Underwood) By Zach Hester, Reporter RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On May 16th, D.A.R.E. celebrated their largest graduation to date with 700 kids across all of DeKalb County’s schools graduating from the

Thank Your Teachers!

PHOTO: (Southern Torch) By Zach Hester, Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — It seems like every day or week, we simply pass over another *insert job/person here* week without so much as a glance. As we celebrate our teachers this week, just know

PHOTO: Alabama Education Association (AEA) Executive Director Darryl Sinkfield recognizing Mary Jo Chandler for her service. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Video and Agenda at the Bottom) During the workshop portion of last

(File Photo) By Staff Reports  RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Schools, a Snapchat threat was investigated late last night, but turned out to be related to Clovis High School in New Mexico. The student in question was arrested

Board Buys New Buses

PHOTO: (DeKalb County Alabama Schools) By Marla Jones, Reporter The DeKalb County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, March 22, 2018. The Board heard several presentations regarding the new buses and property tax renewals. Transportation Supervisor Keith

PHOTO: Photos from last year’s Race to Embrace! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a little over two weeks, the Fort Payne Optimist Club will be holding their 10th Annual ‘Race to

PHOTO: Alert graphic from the National Weather Service regarding today’s severe weather potential. (National Weather Service – Huntsville) By Staff Reports FORT PAYNE, Ala. — About an hour ago, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for DeKalb County, Cherokee