Weather Notice

Huntsville City Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.  The two-hour delay will also apply to all HCS employees, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.  The current forecast does not call for accumulations of winter-like precipitation, but does include a significant wind chill.  The delay will allow time for conditional improvements to ensure safe travel and improved conditions for our buses, students, and staff. 


All elementary, middle, and junior high classes will begin at 10:00am.  All high school classes will begin at 10:30am.  Buses will also run on a two-hour delayed schedule. 


The HCS Weather Safety Team will work in conjunction with the EMA and other local agencies to monitor conditions and send out updates should any additional changes be necessary.  For more information about the weather safety decision process, please select the more information link below.

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Challenger Elementary
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13555 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE
Blue Ribbon School

Jacqueline Wortendyke

I am married and have 3 grown children and a border collie puppy. My daughter and son-in-law live in Madison, Alabama with their son. My oldest son and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee where he is a project engineer for a major construction firm. My youngest son, a business major, works in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Please contact Erica Cottingham or myself to make any referrals in the gifted program at CES.
Bachelors in Science from The Ohio State University
Masters in Science Education from The Ohio State University
Gifted Certification From The University of Alabama
Professional Certificate
Issued on 5/26/2011
Class A, Special Education (047)
Grade Level: P-12
Gifted (0J3)

Professional Certificate
Issued on 10/11/2007
Class A, Secondary (06A)
Grade Level: 6-12
General Science (021)

Highly-Qualified Teacher Eligibility
General Science (021) ; Grades: 6-12
I taught 8th grade science for 8 years in Dublin, Ohio where I was a team leader for 3 years, 8th grade science 1 year at Chapman Middle school and then transitioned to Gifted Education for 3 years there. I taught Gifted Education classes for 1 year at Providence and Challenger Elementary School and now teach Gifted Education full time at Challenger Elementary.