Apison School Updates

Apison Library Donors

We would like to extend our warmest gratitude to the following donors. The East Hamilton High School Key Club donated $250.00 dollars which was matched by the Ooltewah-Collegedale Kiwanis, and the Gupta family for a total of $1000.00. This donation was made to the Apison School Library for the purchase of books for the students of Apison Elementary School.  We are so grateful for their generosity to support reading at our school.   


Third Grade Parents,

There have been several questions about the return of 3rd grade TCAP scores and the retake of that test if students are required to do so.  We wanted to provide you with the information we have at this time:

  • Per district testing information, the scores to determine retake will not be released to schools until 5:00pm Central Time today (Friday, May 19, 2023).  This is 6:00pm in Hamilton County. 
  • Parents of students who will retake the test will be notified Monday, May 22, 2023.  This communication will come from administration.
  • Third grade retake will be completed on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 9:00am.  This test will be online and will consist of two subparts. 
  • Results for this retake will not be received until Thursday or Friday (May 25-26) of next week.  The results of this retake and any additional information will be shared with parents at that time.

Thank you for your patience in this process.


Apison Families,

The Hamilton County Track Meet scheduled for May 12 has been postponed due to impending rain and storms.  The meet has been rescheduled for Friday, May 19.  More information will be shared with those participants. 

Thank you!


Apison Parents,

Don't forget...our 5th Grade is presenting their Wax Museum tonight at 5:15 pm in the gym followed by our Apison Talent Show at 6:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful evening at Apison!

May 11, 2023


Good Evening Apison Parents and Guardians,

For those in need, we still have a few openings in our Voluntary PreK-Program for those who qualify.  Please stop by the office for an application.

Thank you and have a good evening!
May 1, 2023


Good Evening Apison Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you've had a wonderful Spring Break, Good Friday, and Easter/Resurrection Holiday!  Students will be welcomed back beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the morning.

As you are aware, schools within HCS continue to experience student threats.  In an effort to address this, HCS has created family and student videos to share the importance of refraining from making or writing statements that are threatening.  These threats require a full threat assessment and resulting consequences regardless of the the intent.  All 3rd-5th grade students will watch the less than 3-minute student video tomorrow.  In addition, all students will hear from administration the importance of creating a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff.  All student threats will be taken seriously and investigated with resulting consequences.  
If you've not had a chance to watch the family video sent via Facebook on Friday, April 7th, please take a moment to do so. The family video is available to view by clicking HERE. Otherwise, the student video will be posted to the school website following the showing of the video tomorrow.

We are forever grateful for your continued support as we keep students, faculty, and staff safe in Hamilton County Schools.

Have a great evening!  
April 9, 2023

The student video can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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We hope you all are having a great start to your 2023, and it’s hard to believe we are getting close to February!  Many of you are enrolled in Soccer Shots, and we hope that your experience with Soccer Shots has exceeded your expectations. Our goal is Soccer Shots provides a beloved growth experience for each and every child.

We know that many of you haven’t jumped in just yet to soccer, and we would love to have your child be a part of our program!  Soccer Shots is once per week for 45 minutes, and your child will have an absolute blast with our coaches.  You can jump in at any time with Soccer Shots since our enrollment never closes!  

Our coaches are the best in the business, we have an exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication, and we have an expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards.

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development for children ages 2-8. 

Here is a quick video that highlights a bit of who we are!  https://youtu.be/3WAOkiXynVY

Below is a link to see all the details and start the enrollment process at Apison Elementary.  


Thanks so much, and we will see you all soon!

Owner/Executive Director


Mike Stiner Owner/Executive Director

Soccer Shots Chattanooga, TN

Soccer Shots Boise, ID ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1100 Market St., STE 600, Chattanooga, TN 37402

(o) 423.200.3314  |  (c) 586.549.9590 soccershots.com/chattanooga



Foundational literacy skills instruction means an evidence-based method of teaching students to read that includes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension that enables students to develop reading skills required to meet Tennessee's academic standards. 
Follow the links below for informational cards detailing the literacy skills your child needs to be successful in each elementary grade.

Click HERE for Ready to Rock Kindergarten Reading! 

Click HERE for Ready to Rock 1st Grade Reading! 
Click HERE for Ready to Rock 2nd Grade Reading! 

Click HERE for Ready to Rock 3rd Grade Reading! 
Click HERE for Ready to Rock 4th Grade Reading! 

Click HERE for Ready to Rock 5th Grade Reading! 

Click HERE for Ready to Rock Kindergarten Grade Reading! 

Click HERE for Ready to Rock 1st Grade Reading!
Click HERE for Ready to Rock 2nd Grade Reading! 

 Click HERE for Ready to Rock 3rd Grade Reading! 
Click HERE for Ready to Rock 4th Grade Reading! 
Click HERE for Ready to Rock 5th Grade Reading! 

Click HERE to go to the Hamilton County Schools Literacy Support Home Page.

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Please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the HCS Literacy Laws Pamphlet above.

To download a copy of the TN 3rd Grade Retention Law FAQ, please CLICK HERE.

Please use this QR Code to submit any questions, concerns, or comments to the staff at Apison Elementary. The QR code will open a Google Form that we, at Apison, will use to respond to your specific questions, concerns, or comments. 
Retention Law Questions & Concerns QR Code


Dear Apison Parent/Guardian,

Our school's highest priority is the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  In order to maintain a safe environment, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans which includes lockdown drills.  We are required by the state to conduct at least one intruder drill annually to ensure that our students know their role during a potential threat.

These lockdown drills are designed to protect students from danger in and around a school.  Lockdowns are intended to secure a school and to keep out a threat.  They also require students to sit quietly and out of sight.   Today, we conducted a lockdown drill.  The students did a beautiful job following the directions of their teachers, faculty, and staff.  

When talking with your child, lockdown drills are considered safety drills that schools practice.  We will continue to partner with you to protect the children, to ensure smooth and uneventful practices that result in habits, supporting fast, efficient procedures in case of a threat or emergency.  We hope to never have to utilize this procedure in a real situation, but it is important for us all to walk through the process of staying safe at school.

Thank you and have a great evening!
October 31, 2022

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Safe Return to Schools 

Hamilton County Schools prioritizes the health and wellness of our students, staff, families, and community members. With the recent rise in active cases in our area, we continue to encourage members of our community to follow these Covid-19 Mitigation Strategies. 

COVID Mitigation Strategies

Student Cases

Any positive students returning to school should be fever free for 48 hours without fever reducing medications. Parents are to confirm with the school, and students are to report to the nurse clinic on their return day. 

Students in quarantine will be marked as “Quarantine” for attendance purposes and shift to remote learning. Students must complete assigned work in order to be counted present. Teachers will  provide assignments for students to complete at home.

Quarantine and isolation guidelines are recommended for students; they are not required if asymptomatic. The new CDC Guidelines are attached.

School Visitors and Volunteers

Visitors will be allowed in the building but will be limited to those that directly impact student learning. Visiting during lunch will be revisited as soon as COVID cases show a significant decrease. Face coverings are strongly recommended for all visitors.

January 4, 2022 

Download the PowerSchool App

This year many of our students are attending school through remote learning, so it is essential that our families know how to access and use the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This platform houses all of the information families need to track their child's progress in school including grades, attendance, and teacher communications. The PowerSchool Parent Portal is especially helpful for HCS at Home parents because they can monitor if their child is attending virtual classes.

PowerSchool can be accessed through a computer or via mobile app. We strongly encourage families to download the PowerSchool app on their phones for quick and easy access to their child's school information. The app is available for download on Apple and Google Play.

For more information about how to sign into PowerSchool Parent Portal, visit our website.



Dear Bentwood Cove Parents, Due to the construction of East Hamilton Middle School (East Brainerd Elementary School), a relief lane was created to ease the traffic on Bentwood Cove Drive. Parents are no longer allowed to park along Bentwood Cove Drive to wait for their student(s) to cross the crosswalk. NO PARKING signs will be posted along the drive. As a result, all Bentwood Cove students will become car riders. We will no longer walk the students to the crosswalk. Lane #1 in the front of the building is designated for Bentwood Cove parents allowing you to turn right to return to your neighborhood. Others who may choose to join Bentwood Cove parents in lane #1 are choosing to turn right to either go to your neighborhood or to East Hamilton Middle School/East Brainerd Elementary School.

On Friday, August 7th during registration, you will have an opportunity to pick up your new red car tag. Beginning on Wednesday, August 12th , all previous Bentwood Cove walkers will walk the car rider line and will meet you in lane #1.

We realize this is new to all of you but please understand that changes with new construction create challenges. This is a prime example and we are adjusting our traffic flow/pattern to accommodate the new build. We thank you, in advance, for your understanding and grace as we all become accustomed to this new change.

Mrs. Callie Stewart


New principal selected for the fall

 Callie Stewart

Callie Stewart, assistant principal at Apison Elementary, will move into the principal's chair next year, replacing Ron Hughes, who is retiring at the end of this school year.  Hughes was an excellent mentor as he was selected 2014-15 Tennessee Principal of the Year.  Stewart is an accomplished, experienced administrator having served at Hillcrest, Woodmore, Hixson, and Apison elementary schools in Hamilton County as an assistant principal.

During her time as an assistant principal, she was instrumental in creating a parental involvement program as a culminating project for the Principal Leadership Academyserved on a local university education advisory board, and revised the institute's education curriculum and training process.  She also collaborated with faculty to develop an after-school tutorial program.  She taught math and science for six years at East Lake Academy of Fine Arts and Ooltewah Middle School.

In April 1999, she was selected as one of the first participants in the inaugural cohort of the Alternative Certification Program for Hamilton County Schools. She successfully completed the PEF Principal Leadership Academy Cohort 3, was a participant in Columbia University's Teacher College Writers' Program, and completed McRel Balanced Leadership training.

She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a specialist degree from Tennessee Tech University.



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