Message From Superintendent

Haleyville City Schools Families and Stakeholders,

I would like to welcome you to Haleyville City Schools. HCS has been built on a strong tradition of excellence in all we do. Our motto for this year is Serve with Pride, Lead with Confidence and Inspire to Impact Others (#HCSSLI). This motto encompasses what we hope to be as a school district, striving to reach new heights academically.

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to visit each of our schools and most of our classrooms in HCS. I have been energized by some of the best teaching I have ever seen, and I remain optimistic about what the future holds for us. At the same time, I am very clear that we have much more work ahead of us if we are going to deliver the excellent education that your children deserve.

Our vision for Haleyville City Schools is to motivate, educate and inspire all students to achieve excellence. Our mission is to provide students with the skills necessary to become well-rounded, productive citizens. We do this by carrying our our Core Beliefs:

Excellence~ Student learning is a top priority for our school system. Haleyville City School System expects the highest standards throughout our organization from the students and staff to the Superintendent and School Board.

Integrity~ A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff. Haleyville City School System fosters positive relationships based on mutual respect, transparency, honesty and the consistent demonstration of actions.

Innovation~ Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process through a relevant and rigorous curriculum. Haleyville City School System creates dynamic systems and processes that solve problems and overcome challenges.

Equity~ Students are valued individuals with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. Haleyville City School System promotes an environment that ensures equal opportunity, honors differences, and values diversity.

Collaboration~ Students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share responsibility for advancing the school’s vision and mission. Haleyville City School System and our stakeholders form a community of individuals who share a collective responsibility to achieve our common vision and mission.

Haleyville City Schools is an amazing school district where we focus on students and student learning. As we embark on this journey together, I am working diligently to foster a transparent and collaborative environment for our families. We encourage you to take this educational journey with our schools and with your student. Whether by volunteering at your child’s school, having lunch with your student, attending plays or programs, or attending extracurricular events, I hope you will get engaged! You can learn more about these opportunities and see more of what we have been up to these past few weeks by visiting our Facebook Page or visiting my blog

I look forward to helping your student and your family in anyway that I can!


Dr. Holly W. Sutherland