WCS News

  • December 13, 2019


    In accordance with the education accountability law, Code of Alabama, Section 16-6B-7, the Walker County Board of Education provides the following information via its website (https://www.walkercountyschools.com/domain/49)



    1. Financial
    2. Exhibits A-I-I through A-I-VIll — Funding and Expenditure Report for Accountability by Fund Source. The content and format of these reports are the same as Exhibits C-II-I through C-II-VIII — Combining Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance by Fund Source,
    3. Exhibits A-II-I through A-II-VII— Funding and Expenditure Report for Accountability by Cost Center. The content and format of these reports are the same as Exhibits through C-III-VIII — Combining Statement of Revenues and Expenditures by Cost Center.
    4. Exhibits A-III-I through Exhibits A-III-VIII— Funding and Expenditure Report for Accountability by Program. The content and format of these reports are the same as Exhibits C-IV-I through C-IV-VIII — Combining Statement of Revenues and Expenditures by Program.
    5. Student Achievement

    The Student Achievement Report requirement has been met using the student achievement data that was released by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). This information is available at the ALSDE website (www.alsde.edu) under the AL Education Report Card, Supporting Data, Proficiency/Participation – 2018-2019 Math Assessment, Proficiency/Participation – 2018-2019 Reading Assessment, Proficiency/Participation – 2018-

    2019 Science Assessment.

    1. School Safety & Discipline

    A copy of the most recent Student Incident Report, which was submitted to the ALSDE in June 2019, is provided.


    Due to the cost of printing such large amounts of information, the Financial and School Safety & Discipline, reports are available on the District website.  The Student Achievement data is available through the ALSDE portal to which there is a link on our website.  Printed copies of the 2018-19 Financial and School Safety & Discipline reports will be made upon a written request to Steven Rowe, coordinator for Prevention and Support Services at the Walker County Board of Education.

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    Bankhead Middle celebrates STEM certification.



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  • Ms. Donna King, a teacher at Bankhead Middle School was awarded the Elbert Fredwell Outstanding Educator Award today by the Boy Scouts Black Warrior Council.King2

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  • Cordova Chaos

    Congratulations to our robotics team, Cordova Chaos, on a fantastic weekend at South's BEST 2019 regional competition. The competition was held in Auburn and the team received top 10 in the following categories: video and mascot dance-off. Please congratulate these students and their sponsor Amber Parsons on all of their hard work and a successful weekend representing Cordova schools. #STEM #robotics #gobigblue

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  • Oakman Football Players and the Oakman City Officials assisted OMS students in making ormaments for the Christmas tree lighting in Oakman.

    OHS Football players assist OMS students make ornaments.

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  • Dr. Joel Hagood and Dr. Willingham visited classrooms at Parrish Elementary School.Superintendent Dr. Joel Hagood and Walker County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Dennis Willingham visited classrooms at

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  • Five Cordova FFA members attended the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis last week. Our students connected this agricultural companies, colleges and other FFA members from accross the country.

    Cordovahs FFA

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  • Wcct Stem students

    Students are enrolled in the STEM Academy housed at WCCT

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  • WCCT STEM Academy


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  • Valley Jr High Received a check for 10,000. for a new walking track.

    Mr. Harrison accepts a check from Blue Cross and Blue Shield fo Alabama for 10,000.00 The Healthy School Grant will be used to build a walking track around the playground.

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  • COrdova hs and BMS Roborics Bring Home the awards

    Cordova Robotics Team(Comprised of Bankhead and Cordova students) Won Overall Award at the Bevill Best Local Hub BEST Robotics Competition. 

    Amber Parsons won the Sponsorship Award.

    The Team is headed to Auburn Dec 7/8 for the South BEST Robotics Competition including 5 states and 64 teams. 

    1st place BEST Award!!!

    Sponsor award

    1st place spirit and sportsmanship

    4th Place robot

    2nd place team exhibit

    1st place engineering notebook


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  • State Representative Tim Wadsworth presented Lupton Jr. High School Principal Mr. Corey Shubert and teachers and students a check.  The funds are your tax dollars being returned to LJH to support the STEM Program.Tim Wadsworth presents check to LJH for STEM Program

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  • Tim Wadsworth Presents OHS AG dept with

    Oakman Hs. AG Program was presented a check from State Representative Tim Wadsworth. Thank you Coach Nichols for helping our young men and women developed the skills to enter the job market.

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  • BMS Cheerleaders win 1st. and 2nd. place at the Magic City Cheer Competition.

    BMS Cheerleaders win Cheer Competition 1st and 2nd place

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  • Cordova High Track Team

    Cordova High School introduces the Track Team for 2019-2020.

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  • Sen. Greg Reed presented the Education Block Grant to the Walker County Board of Education Ms Guthrie and Dr. Hagood accepted

    Sen. Greg Reed awarded an Education Block Grant for $21,000. Dr. Joel Hagood Superintendant of Walker County Schools and Margert Guthrie director of health services accepted the grant that will allow for 18 new Zoll AED Plus Devices to be placed in the schools. These new AEDs will replace some of the devices that have been in the schools since 2000. Dr. Hagood said having AEDs that are reliable and accessible help to ensure the safety of our schools system's students and Employees. 

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  • Bankhead Robotics team Photo BMS Robotics students setting up for a competition.

    Bankhead Robotics team now has  a new name. Cordova C.H.A.O.S. The team was founded in 2011 by Sponsor Amber Parsons. This team is composed of both middle school and high school students from BMS and Cordova High. The team has is a tight-knit group that work well together,  The Team needs your help. Please like their web page Go to the Walker County Schools home page. At the top click on Our Schools. Click on Bankhead Middle School, Hover over the For Students, and click on the Robotics Page.  Please like their web page, as part of the competition the team receives points for social media likes. Let's all like the CORDOVA C.H.A.O.S. and give then the points that will help them WIN, and make the other teams  Fear the CORDOVA C.H.A.O.S. 

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  • Carbonhill Hill High Held a Service Day

    Carbon Hill Students held a Service Day and brightened up around the campus. Students are painting fresh new PAW PRINTS leading up to the school.

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  • James Spann Visited Cordova Elementary School. The students were given a mini class in (weather awareness).James Spann @ Cordova Elementary School.

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  • Walker Co Commissioner

    Students at Carbon Hill Jr. High were visited by Walker County Commisioner Mr. Jeff Burrough.

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  • The c hill jr high play OZ OZ the play

    CHEJHS students presented the play "OZ" written by Tim Kelley and Directed by Becky Wells. 

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  • skillsusa

    Oakman High School Vershyra Marshal and Breanne Hiller made the Alabama Education News Flyer for April While attending SkillsUSA with WCCT.

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  • Ohs Ffa

     Oakman High FFA Placed 1st in Walker County Livestock Competition

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  • Robotics team 1st Place CMS

    Robotics- 1st Place, State Beta Convention, March 2019, Alexander Taylor, Lee Wilson, Brody Moon, Evan O'Rear.

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  • Quiz Bowl 7th 8th Grade Sumiton Middle

    3rd Place Quiz Bowl Sumiton Middle School.

    Caiden Ramey, Evan Bradford, Riley Coleman, Olivia Stephens, Demi Richards, Caleigh Brasfield, Todd Buetow, Dr. Joel Hagood Superintendent.


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  • Quiz Bowll 7th 8th MVP Curry Middle School and Dr Joel Hagood

    7th 8th Grade MVP Colby Morrison Curry Middle School; Superintendent Dr. Joel Hagood 


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  • CMS Students At State Beta Club Convention. Curry Middle School Students At State Convention CMS Student AT Beta Conventio n

    Curry Middle School Students At Beta Club State Convention Birmingham Alabama.

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  • Carden Bruce- Curry Middle School Placed 5th in Photography at State Beta Convention, Birmingham Alabama.

    Carden Bruce- Curry Middle School Student Placed 5th in Photography at the State Beta Convention, Birmingham Alabama.

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  • Sarah Stockman

    Sarah Stockman, Curry Middle School Student, Placed 5th in the Fiber Arts at the State Beta Convention, Birmingham, Alabama. 

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  • A meeting of the Curry Middle School refined club. The Refined Girls Club was designed to provide young girls with tools to build their self-confidence. 

    CMS Refined Club pic 1

    CMS Refined Club Pic 2

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    Congrats to Curry High Band!

    Four students (pictured left to right) from the Curry High School Band are accepted to the University of Montevallo Honor Band Festival!
    Jayde Capps (saxophone), Randy Mortimer (percussion), Blake Richardson (euphonium), and Allyssa Martinez (flute)


    Honor Band Picture


    Also it should be noted the Curry High School Band received a superior rating at
    Hartselle's "Southern Hospitality" Marching Festival back in October.

    Curry High Band Pic


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    Jr. Miss Curry Middle School Pageant winners Brinlee Clark 1st Alternate, Lydia Lockhart Winner, Sadie Earnest 2nd Alternate, Atalie Lackey 3rd Alternate
    CMS Junior Pageant Winners Pic
    Curry Middle School Pageant winners Lexi Anderson 2nd Alternate, Jolie Morris Winner, Maddi Parker 1st Alternate, Harper Shadinger 3rd Alternate
    CMS Pageant Winners Pic

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  • Curry Middle School Quiz Bowl Participants

    5th and 6th Grade Team won 2nd place  Team members are Gavin Stinson, Carter Weathers, Kendall Mayes, Kameron Miles, Paisley Morrison, Jacey Page, Taylor Boshell, and sponsor Mrs. Angie Payne. Carter Weathers was the 5th and 6th grade MVP winner.

    5th and 6th Grade Quiz Bowl Team Pic



    7th and 8th Grade Quiz Bowl team won 1st place.  Team Members are Kody Cooke, Colby Morrison, Chloe Isom, Alexis York, Alyssa Burton, Evan O'Rear.  Sponsor Mrs. Samantha Bartlett. Colby Morrison won MVP in the 7th and 8th grade division.

    Curry Middle 7th and 8th Grade Quiz bowl team






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  • Dora High Chearleaders recently traveled to Orlando to compete in the National Cheerleading Competition at Disneyworld! 

    Dora Cheerleaders Picture 1

    Dora High Cheerleaders Pic 2



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  • On Monday February 25, 2019 Carbon Hill Wide Receiver Carson McGinnis signed to Play football next year with Point University in West Point, Georgia.


    In the photo, back row l-r is Assistant Coach, Telvin Wilkerson; Head Coach, Scott Curd; Assistant Coach, Chavis Williams, and Assistant Principal, Dr. Adam Aldridge.  Sitting l-r is mother, Kristy McGinnis, Carson McGinnis, and father, Jonathan McGinnis.  

    In the photo, back row l-r is Assistant Coach, Telvin Wilkerson; Head Coach, Scott Curd; Assistant Coach, Chavis Williams, an


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  • Congratulations to Reily Jones and and Bailey Thompson one receiving the Ambassador Scholarship from Bevill State Community College! 


    Reiley Jones  - Ambassador Scholarship to Bevill State Community College- Sumiton Campus

    Reiley Jones Picture



    Bailey Thompson- Ambassador Scholarship to Bevill State Community College- Jasper Campus

    Bailey Thompson Picture


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  • Congratulations Bankhead on winning the County Archery Tournament!


    County Archery Tournament

    County Archery Tournament

    County Archery Tournament

    County Archery Tournament


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  • Congratulations to Dray Willingham on winning the County Spelling Bee and also Cylas Crumbley Runner Up!


    Spelling Bee Winners


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    At left, Director of Alabama LifeStart Chris Brown presents a certificate to certify all schools in the Walker County district as Heart Safe to Walker County Schools Director of Health Services Margaret Guthrie and Walker County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joel Hagood.

    The Walker County Board of Education is leading Heart Safe practices in Alabama.

    All of the school system's 16 schools, as well as the Walker County Center of Technology, have been deemed a Project ADAM Heart Safe School — an impressive feat that has only been accomplished by one other school system in Alabama. 

    Please take a minute and read the entire article on the Daily Mountain Eagle website. 



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  • Curry coach honored for sports inclusion

    Pictured is Curry Middle School Coach Jamie Harding with London Farris. He was recently honored for encouraging Farris to join the school's volleyball team.

    There was hardly a dry eye at the Walker County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, as Curry Middle School Coach Jamie Harding was recognized for seeing past circumstance to embrace one girl's determined spirit.

    Harding was presented the Arc of Alabama School Inclusion Award in November 2018, for allowing London Farris to play on the Curry Middle School volleyball team..

    Please take a moment to read the entire article on the Daily Mountain Eagle Website.



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  • Congrats Samantha Kreutz!

    Head of the Class- Lupton


    Parents’/Legal guardian names:

    John and Julie Kreutz

    Hobbies: I love to read, write and play sports.


    Activities: I’m currently president of the Lupton Jr. High School National Jr. Beta Club.  I play basketball, volleyball and shoot archery for Lupton Jr. High. I am a member of Lupton’s Drama Club, Quiz Bowl, and G.A.T.E.S. program.  I am a leader of our student-led Christian programs.

    Future plans

    I plan to go to college to study Business or Neurological Science.  

    Samantha Kreutz - Head of the Class - Lupton

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  • Curry High School JV Girls as Walker County Champions


    JV Girls County Champs

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  • Congrats Oakman High School Varsity Girls Basketball

    County Champs

    Oakman High Girls Basketball Team County Champs

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  • Congrats Oakman High School Varsity Cheerleaders

    County Champions

    Oakman Varsity Cheer County Champs

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  • Bankhead is aggressively pursuing a STEM cerification through AdvancEd. Please take a minute and read the article in the the Daily Mountain Eagle for more information. 

    Daily Mountain Eagle Link

     Child programming on computer

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