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
1 (256) 428-7060   |   
1 (256) 428-7064   |   
13555 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE
Blue Ribbon School

Jessica Depew

My name is Mrs. Jessica Depew, and I have been a Challenger Eagle since 2005. I am married to my high school sweetheart and together we have one daughter, Ella Grace. We also have a Border Collie named Sunshine. In my free time I enjoy reading, spending time outdoors, and hand lettering/doodling. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!
Birmingham-Southern College
Class B, Collaborative Special Education Teacher
Grades K-6

Class B, Elementary
Grades K-6
2005-2013 6th Grade Special Education Teacher (Challenger Middle)
2013-2015 3rd-5th Grade Special Education Teacher (Challenger Elementary)
2015-Present 1st Grade Teacher (Challenger Elementary)