Heat Advisory

Due to the heat advisory in the forecast for today, HCS will be operating under our heightened awareness weather protocols.  The Heightened Awareness protocols will remain in effect throughout the duration of the heat advisory. Our schools will take extra precautions to ensure the safety of our students by limiting outdoor activities and keeping students hydrated.  Our middle and high schools will be utilizing the Alabama High School Athletic Association guidelines for outdoor heat for all our students involved in any extracurricular activities, such as sports, band, etc.

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James I Dawson Elementary
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5308 Mastin Lake Road

Dawson 5th Graders Take a Trash Trip

Dawson's 5th grade is studying recycling. They visited the recycling plant, landfill, Humane Society, and Corvanta where they learned about collecting and organizing scientific ideas that individuals and communities can use to protect Earth’s natural resources and its environment. This included terracing land to prevent soil erosion, utilizing no-till farming to improve soil fertility, regulating emissions from factories and automobiles to reduce air pollution, recycling to reduce overuse of landfill areas. They even made individual edible landfills and played Humane Society Bingo.