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25 largest high schools in Alabama  AL.com

Once upon a time in America, there was such a thing as a one-room schoolhouse.



Huntsville’s Darian Stewart returns to NFL  AL.com

Former Lee-Huntsville standout Darian Stewart has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL team announced on Tuesday.



Students surprise teacher at Lee High School in Huntsville  WAAY

A choir director at Lee High School, Tyler Henderson, was surprised by his students with special glasses on Friday, so he can now see some colors after years of ...



Lee high school’s Kobe Brown announces where he will play college basketball  WAFF

Lee high school basketball standout Kobe Brown will announce where he plans to play college basketball on Tuesday.



Students at predominantly black Lee High School start petition to change school name  AL.com

A group of students at Lee High School in Huntsville have started a petition to change the school's name to honor the first black student who integrated Lee High.



Independent Musical Productions presents “Five Guys Named Moe” at Lee High School’s Black Box Theater  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- IMP Huntsville presents Five Guys Named Moe at the Lee High School Black Box Theater February 7 -10, 2019. The musical is a tribute to ...



Student shot at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery; suspect in custody  AL.com

A student suffered an injury that wasn't considered life-threatening in a shooting at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 26, 2019.



3 guns were at Lee High School Tuesday; 4 students arrested  WAFF

Four Lee High Schools students are facing charges after a student was injured in a shooting in the school's gym Tuesday.



Independent Musical Productions presenting, “Hello Dolly!”  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- IMPHuntsville will be bringing the Broadway classic Hello Dolly! to life this June. A perennial musical favorite best known for Carol ...



Lee High parent files Title IX lawsuit against Huntsville City Schools over inequality between male and female sports programs  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville parent has filed a Title IX lawsuit against Huntsville City Schools alleging unequal treatment and benefits between the boys' ...



2019 Tennessee Valley high school graduation ceremony dates and times  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — WHNT has compiled a list of most Tennessee Valley high school's graduation ceremony with their date and time. They are listed ...



Mae Jemison High School students and parents voice concerns regarding administration  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Several Mae Jemison High School students and their parents called a press conference outside of the Huntsville Board of Education.



Lee’s Kobe Brown announces final four college choices  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Back in March, Lee High School basketball standout Kobe Brown decommitted from Texas A&M after head coach Billy Kennedy was fired ...



Huntsville teacher sees the full rainbow thanks to generous students  WPMT FOX 43

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The musical director at Lee High School received a big surprise Friday. As the students worked on their production of Joseph and the ...



Former Huntsville teacher arrested after missing hearing for murder charge  WAAY

Milton Tyson, a former Lee High School teacher, is in the Madison County Jail after he failed to appear in court on Monday for a scheduled hearing regarding his ...



District, city leaders respond to protest over Huntsville High School's handling of student's death  WAAY

On Wednesday, students walked out of Huntsville High School to show their displeasure at how the school handled the recent suicide of a student, Nigel Shelby.



Huntsville High School vandalized over the weekend  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville City Schools officials said they are taking a weekend vandalism at Huntsville High School seriously. In a message to parents, ...



Huntsville board accepts $35 million bid to build new Lee High School  The Huntsville Times - al.com

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- All the pieces are finally in place to build the new Lee High School. Now the Huntsville school board hopes construction of the $35.3 million ...



Huntsville native Craig Kimbrel signs deal to play for Chicago Cubs  WAFF

Craig Kimbrel has signed with the Chicago Cubs on a 3-year contract.



Huntsville community mourns Jemison High School teacher described as a fierce ally to students  WAAY

Fellow educators are remembering a Jemison High School teacher as a mentor and a fierce ally to students. Jacob Probus died suddenly this week. WAAY 31 ...



Lee High School History teacher’s history twitter lesson goes viral  WAFF

Local Lee High School history teacher, Jennifer Denton brought the American Revolution to life with “tweets", and the response online was #astounding.



Columbia-Bob Jones basketball games cancelled over threats  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Boys and girls basketball games between Columbia High School and Bob Jones High School Thursday night were cancelled over ...



Remembering the Lee High School Bus Crash  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It will be 10 years this Sunday since the Lee High School bus crash left four teenage girls dead. "Obviously you're even more concerned.



Former Huntsville teacher charged in 2017 murder rearrested after fleeing courtroom  WAFF

A former Huntsville teacher on a fugitive warrant for murder is back behind bars.



Lee High students honored at first ever Academic Signing Day  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Lee High School held its first annual National Academic Signing Day on Tuesday. "I'm feeling empowered. This is a milestone," said senior ...



Alabama Youth Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ is a production for the community, by the community  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre prides itself on not just being a dance company, but having a mission to inspire students to achieve their ...



Tickets for Alabama Youth Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ now available  WAFF

You can reserve your seats for a December performance of the 'Nutcracker' in Huntsville.



Huntsville City Council votes to lease new site for alternative school  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - After hours of debate, Huntsville City Council members approved a lease for a new site for Huntsville City Schools' alternative school.



Former Lee High teacher pleads Guilty to distributing obscene material to a student  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - According to Madison County court records, former Lee High School teacher Aundrea Winbush has entered a guilty plea to distributing ...



Boy, 15, charged with assault in connection with shooting near Montgomery high school  AL.com

The incident occurred inside a dwelling about a half-mile from Robert E. Lee High School, police said. The victim is in critical condition.



Three Huntsville City Schools appear on state list of failing schools  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Wednesday, the Alabama State Department of Education released its 2018 list of failing schools, as defined by the Alabama Accountability ...



Huntsville City Schools ditches controversial temporary staffing company  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Huntsville City Schools board of education voted to award a contract for temporary staffing that's worth just over $12.6 million to Spur ...



Old Lee High’s Last Salute  WHNT

The year 1964 marked Lee High School's first graduating class. In 1986, Huntsville City Schools created the Lee arts and pre-engineering magnet programs, ...



Huntsville City Schools district addresses staffing changes  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - As Huntsville City Schools deals with a difficult financial situation after the discovery of a $5.5 million accounting error last year, some ...



Huntsville High School grad gets surprise from brother in Air Force  WAAY

A United States Air Force member flew from overseas to surprise his little sister for her graduation.



“Hairspray” Coming to Lee High School Main Stage Theatre  whnt.com

Huntsville, Ala. - Lyrique Music Productions is bringing the Broadway musical "Hairspray" to the Lee High School Mainstage Theatre. Set in 1960s Baltimore, ...



Huntsville School Board adds new member, approves changes to student policy & resource officer program  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The District 5 seat on the Huntsville City School Board of Education officially has a new occupant. Carlos Mathews was sworn in at the ...



Huntsville High student recognized for perfect ACT score  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Huntsville City Schools Board of Education recognized a Huntsville High School junior Thursday night for her perfect score on the ACT.



Huntsville tops rival Grissom in high school baseball area play  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - On a night where ASHSAA Hall of Famer and former Huntsville high head baseball coach Mark Mincher threw out the first pitch, the ...



Alumnus from Huntsville’s Lee High School lands role in hit musical on Broadway  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Lee High School alumnus, Michael Luwoye, will make his Broadway debut in Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the ...



High school basketball sub-regional games underway  WHNT News 19

High school basketball teams from all over the state are working towards the state championship, including several from the Tennessee Valley. The Lee High ...



Huntsville City Schools magnet school application window for 2019-2020 school year is open  WAFF

The Magnet Application for Academy for Academic and Arts, Academy for Science & Foreign Language, Columbia High School, Creative and Performing Arts at ...



Huntsville City Council prepares the way for state magnet school  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Huntsville City Council approved donating land to the incoming Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering by a ...



Huntsville City Schools may start charging tuition for some Pre-K students  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--The Huntsville City Schools Board of Education is considering tuition for some participants of the district's pre-kindergarten program.



Pawn shop asking for help to get military memorabilia back to veterans’ family  WAFF

Do you know Donald Gregory Cox or his family? This is your chance to help them.



Lee High’s Malik Langham chooses Florida on national signing day  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A four-star recruit from Lee High School in Huntsville has decided he'll play college football at Florida. Defensive End Malik Langham made ...



10 Years Later: Lee High School bus crash  WAFF

Sunday marks 10 years since four students were killed and dozens of others were injured when their school bus plunged off I-565 in the center of Huntsville.



Skilled to Work: High school students tour future home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas  WAAY

Substantial completion of the stadium is scheduled for January 16, 2020.



Huntsville City School board votes to split P-8 schools  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Schools Board of Education met Tuesday for a special session where the board voted unanimously to approve a plan to split ...



Former Lee High School teammates pitch in same MLB game  AL.com

Craig Kimbrel and Buddy Boshers have known each other since they were 5 years old. They were baseball teammates at Lee High School in Huntsville, and the ...



Status of assistant principal acquitted in Lee High School sexual abuse trial under review by school system  The Huntsville Times - al.com

The Huntsville school board did not take up Eason's employment tonight as anticipated, but board attorney J.R. Brooks is reviewing whether Eason should be ...



Another gun found at a Montgomery school; 5th student charged with having gun since Tuesday  AL.com

Friday's arrest marks the fifth Montgomery student charged with having a gun at school since Tuesday.



Malik Langham enters into the NCAA transfer portal  WAAY

Former Lee High School football standout Malik Langham has decided to enter into the NCAA transfer portal after being at the University of Florida for the past ...



Huntsville City Schools postpones vote on Pre-K tuition  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Thursday Huntsville City Schools postponed a decision about whether to start charging tuition for pre-kindergarten. The plan, outlined at ...



Marshall County high school student surprised with dream job at Guntersville Fire Department  WAAY

For the first time at Marshall County Schools, one high school student signed to become one the Guntersville Fire Department's youngest fire fighter.



Huntsville City Schools offers free meals this summer to all kids under 18  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville City Schools will once again offer a free Summer Feeding Program this year starting June 3109 and ending July 19, 2019.



Video games are now a legitimate high school sport  WHNT News 19

Competitive video game playing, also known as esports, is now a high school varsity sport in eight states. It began with Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, ...



Huntsville City Schools board member arrested on harassment charge  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville police arrested Huntsville City Schools board member Michelle Watkins for harassment on Monday afternoon. Watkins was ...



“An Acoustic Evening with Lee Brice and Randy Houser” on May 9 to benefit Huntsville Hospital Heart Institute  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Two country chart-toppers are headlining the 31st annual Huntsville Classic. "An Acoustic Evening with Lee Brice and Randy Houser" will ...



Athens City School District decides how to use empty school  WHNT News 19

ATHENS, Ala. - The Athens City School District has an entire school currently sitting empty. The building was originally used as a high school when it was built ...



See schedule for AHSAA’s 4 regional basketball tournaments  AL.com

The 2019 AHSAA regional basketball tournaments begin Thursday, continuing the state basketball tournament for all seven classifications for boys and girls.



Security fence at Lee High School causes concern at board meeting  al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Despite assurances from Lee High School's principal that he's gotten positive feedback from parents about plans for an eight-foot ...



Huntsville City Schools addresses Alabama State Report Card scores  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A plan is in motion to improve after recent Alabama State Report Card scores, Huntsville City Schools leaders said Thursday. Four schools ...



Madison County Schools agrees to sell former site of proposed Monrovia high school  WHNT News 19

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - At Tuesday night's board of education meeting, Madison County Schools leaders agreed to sell 58.55 acres of system-owned land on ...



Which Alabama high school has the most players in the NFL?  AL.com

Daphne High School and Oxford High School have four alumni apiece on the rosters of NFL teams as the league plays on the first Sunday of its 2018 season.



District officials want to improve turf at Milton Frank Stadium  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Huntsville City Schools district is looking into replacing the turf at Milton Frank Stadium. The district's athletic director says replacing the ...



Huntsville City School system hosts online vehicle auction for surplus fleet  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville City Schools Property and Asset Management has a special auction this month for 27 vehicles. ''For us, it makes sense to try to ...



See Tuesday’s AHSAA boys sub-regional basketball scores  AL.com

The 2019 AHSAA regional basketball tournaments are set. Boys sub-regional games were played Tuesday night, with winners advancing to one of the four ...



What Pre-K advocates are saying about the cost of programs  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville City Schools is considering charging tuition for Pre-K, where they currently don't ask parents for a penny. Leaders said Tuesday ...



Two Huntsville City School students caught with a firearm on campus within one month  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Columbia High School senior is facing expulsion after bringing a gun to campus. The incident happened only three weeks after a ...



Huntsville High softball player signs to play at MIT  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Congrats to Huntsville High School's Lily Rose Smith on signing to continue her academic and athletic career at MIT, where she'll be ...



Buckhorn High School is the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!  WHNT News 19

NEW MARKET, Ala. - Buckhorn High School was pumped up for this week's Pep Rally of the Week! The Bucks were loud and proud and ready for this week's ...



Anti-bullying workshop in Huntsville teaches kids how to handle bullies  WAAY

Kids in Huntsville City Schools learned about the signs of bullying, and what to do if they're being bullied, at an anti-bullying workshop on Monday at Jemison ...



Former Grissom student sues Huntsville City Schools over transgender discrimination  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former Grissom High School student filed a federal discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against school staff members and the city school ...



Navistar to invest $125 million in new Huntsville facility, adding 145 jobs  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A company already in Huntsville, commercial truck and diesel engine manufacturer Navistar Big Bore Diesels, will build a new facility soon, ...



Rocket City Trash Pandas searching for Tennessee Valley high school baseball player to model uniforms  WHNT News 19

MADISON, Ala. - Are you a high school age baseball player? The Rocket City Trash Pandas have announced a search for a local model to star in a video ...



Huntsville teacher resigns after student sexting arrest  WAFF

The Lee High School math teacher who allegedly sent nude photos to a student has resigned from her job.



Hazel Green football coach leaving for Dothan job  WAFF

Hazel Green High School head football coach Smitty Grider is leaving north Alabama for a job in Dothan.



Lee High School Bus Crash: 5 years later  WAFF

On November 20th, 2006, a bus from Lee High School headed to the Huntsville Center For Technology plunged from I-565 to the gravel below, killing four ...



Police arrest man after foot chase near Lee High School; school briefly on lockdown due to this  whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Lee High School in Huntsville was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday morning. A student first contacted WHNT by social media to let us know ...



Kobe Brown to announce commitment Tuesday  247Sports

Kobe Brown, a three-star recruit from Alabama, plans to announce at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday where he plans to play his freshman season of college basketball.



White students in Huntsville can't transfer out of 'failing' schools  AL.com

"She's not being given the same opportunities as her black peers."



Finding life after death 10 years after school bus crash killed four  AL.com

"When everyone else forgets, you never forget because that was your child," a mother of one of the four bus crash victims said.



Bill passes to require buckling up in back seat  AL.com

The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill requiring all passengers in vehicles to wear seat belts.



Velcro Pygmies concert organized by Asbury High school students is Thursday night  WHNT News 19

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. -- A student-led fundraiser concert is going on Thursday night despite having been canceled earlier this year by the Marshall County ...



Sharman Yolanda Lee | Obituaries | elkodaily.com  Elko Daily Free Press

May 26, 1947 – March 20, 2019. Sharman Yolanda Lee passed away on March 20, 2019. Yolanda was born May 26, 1947 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to the late ...



Kids getting resources to overcome bullying, peer pressure at ‘Celebration of Hope’  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - More than 200 teens and children were connected with resources and tools to overcome challenges like peer pressure, bullying, and loss ...



Kobe Brown decommits from Texas A&M  rocketcitynow.com

Lee High School basketball standout Kobe Brown has reopened his recruiting process after decommitting from Texas A&M.



Huntsville City Schools interviews CSFO candidates  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Last August, Huntsville City Schools was in the midst of what they called a financial crisis. The school system learned that due to an ...



Probable cause determined in Lee High bus crash  al.com

A report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed horrifying details of the Lee High School bus crash that killed four students in ...



Huntsville native brings live concert to Von Braun Center Friday  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville native and Lee High School graduate Devan Davis will put on a live concert of drama, music, poetry and more Friday night at the ...



Huntsville ranks 4th on 2019 list of top cities for career opportunities  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Certain cities are better than others for career opportunities and Huntsville made it to the list of top ten cities for said opportunities. Huntsville ...



Army saluted as best ground combat force ever  Theredstonerocket

It was an evening that paid tribute to the milestones of the past, while looking ahead to the future. Redstone leadership joined the Association of the U.S. Army ...



City of Huntsville opens $3.7 Million Sand Volleyball Complex in John Hunt Park  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A $3.7 million Sand Volleyball Complex is now open in John Hunt Park. City officials expected the 12-court beach/sand volleyball facility to ...



Supply Soldier recalls his potential deployment to war  Theredstonerocket

Huntsville native Jesse Draper made an unpopular move after graduating from Lee High School in 1970. With the Vietnam War still going on, he joined the Army ...



Huntsville City Schools holds first of five School Safety Engagement Forums  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Huntsville City Schools wants to hear from the community about what it should do next with regard to safety and security. After a recent ...



The ‘other guy’ in an iconic Huntsville band  AL.com

Microwave Dave & The Nukes bassist can play tasty lines, fix a broken-down tour-van.



Will Lee High School lose its name in merger with New Century?  al.com

Huntsville Superintendent Casey Wardynski said Wednesday that no decision has been made. But the president of Lee's Parent Teacher Student Association ...



Attorneys deny WHNT public records request about Huntsville school board member’s arrest  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- WHNT News 19 continues to investigate the arrest of Huntsville City Schools board member Michelle Watkins. According to a Huntsville ...



Athletic Club Alabama getting set to host national tennis tournament  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The 2019 USTA Girls 16 National Clay Court Championships will be played at Athletic Club Alabama from July 14-21, and will feature more ...



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