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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Gene Swanner

My name is Thomas E. Swanner (Gene) and I am the band director at Hampton Cove Middle. I have a bachelors degree in music education and have been teaching for thirty-one years. I am married and have two daughters and five grandchildren. I teach cadet band, Jazz band, Percussion class (drum line), Symphonic Seven, and Symphonic Eight. As a musician/performer my instruments are trombone and keyboards. I love to teach, music is my passion, and although I enjoy teaching all ages, I really love the middle school. When I am not teaching, I enjoy family time and bass fishing.
Bachelors of Music Education Alabama A&M University
Class B, Elementary-Secondary (020)
Grade Level: P-12
Instrumental Music (0A1)