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READ ACROSS AMERICA: Dr. Seuss' Birthday! Dr. Seuss Day with UNA Basketball Players

Dr. Seuss Day

Denver Benjamin chosen as APTV Young Hero APTV Young Hero

Denver Benjamin was chosen as one of five students state-wide to be an Alabama Public Television Young Hero. This award is given to student who have excelled academically and given back to their community while overcoming hardship. We are so proud of Denver and the accomplishments she has achieved!

Black History Month Black History Month

Black History Month

To Auburn with Honors


A class of 2018 Colbert County Senior received some very exciting news this week.  Anna Kate Russell was notified on February 5th, 2018 of her acceptance to Auburn Honor College.  This invitation only opportunity will provide Anna Kate with incredible benefits as she attends Auburn University to study Biomedical Sciences during Fall 2018.  Benefits of Auburn Honor College include smaller class sizes, in-depth research opportunities, separate dorms and special study sessions.  This academic achievement is a huge honor that has many requirements, one being a minimum score of 30 on the ACT.   Congratulations Anna Kate!  War Eagle and Roll Tribe!


A Visit from the Coroner


Justin Gasque, Colbert County High School Alumnus (Class of 1993), returns to high school, but this time as the Colbert County Coroner. Click here to read more.

Book Fair
Grant Received: Thank You! Grant delivered by David Isom to Ellen Nelson and the Cherokee Elementary Library

Grant Received:  Thank You!

Florence READS

Leighton Elementary School is participating in the Florence READS program.  For each flyer and child enrolled, the library receives a $1.  


The READS program encourages reading through events that inspire student readers and provide public recognition for reading achievements. The program hosts two events, a Spirit Night and a Recognition Night, for partnering elementary schools in malls across the United States. Run by local business sponsors and Hull Property Group, a retail real estate company specializing in enclosed shopping malls, all events are at no cost to participating schools as a community-based marketing initiative that brings families to the mall in support of local reading success.


Florence’s Spirit Night will be on Tuesday, September 19th and Recognition Night will be on Tuesday, May 15th.


This year’s theme is “An Underwater Adventure” and is ocean-based. For Spirit Night, we will have 4-5 stations that children can visit and participate in games. They can then turn these game sheets in for prizes! Along with the games, there will also be a book raffle that children can sign up for, and a photo booth that allows kids to be mermaids or mermen. Plus, for every student that turns in a voucher—vouchers will be attached to the bottom of the Spirit Night invitations that will be sent to schools to send home with students—we will donate $1 back to the school’s library! So if 100 students from Leighton attend Spirit Night, then your library will receive a $100 check from us! This is all determined by how many vouchers are turned in, and ultimately the turnout for the event. So be sure to hype up your students and parents to attend the event so that way your school and students get the most out of the event.

Saturday ACT tutoring from 9 am -11am

ACT Tutoring at the Central office on the following dates from 9 am - 11 am.

ACT Tutoring

No serious injuries in Tuesday morning bus accident
Education foundation becomes a reality
Colbert County creates education foundation