Muscle Shoals High

August 5, 2019

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Students excited about their new learning space

Students and faculty applaud after cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the new special needs wing during an open house at MSHS on Monday, July 29th. Teacher Alicia Marsh had the honors of cutting the ribbon. Photo by Matt McKean/TimesDaily
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"I absolutely can't wait to start working with my students in this amazing facility. It's phenomenal," says Alicia Marsh.

By Lisa Rickman/TimesDaily

MUSCLE SHOALS — Several special needs students and their families got their first look at the newly refurbished wing during an open house Monday night (July 29) at the high school.

The revamping of three classrooms was completed just in time for Thursday's opening day of school.

There's a classroom with sensory perception activity stations and other special equipment in an academic setting.

A second classroom has been transformed into a stylish, fully functioning kitchen.

The third classroom is set up as a trendy apartment with living room furniture, a daybed and dining area. There, students will practice everyday life skills, like making the bed, vacuuming, and preparing and serving meals.

Assistant Principal Kelli Nichols, who oversaw the project, said the much-needed renovations will accompany a student population that has more than doubled in size this year.

"These students deserve a wonderful learning environment," Nichols said. "This project has provided a very homey, happy and beautiful place for them to come every day."

Special education teacher Alicia Marsh saw the finished product for the first time earlier in the day Monday.

"I absolutely can't wait to start working with my students in this amazing facility. It's phenomenal," she said.

The following GOLD LEVEL PARTNERS have contributed over $500 in materials and/or labor to the special needs classroom project.

Tommy & Stacey Cummings (Project Managers)

Lindsey Properties, LLC

Chad & Kelli Nichols
Doug & Lisa Ruggles

Other contributors to the classroom project who have donated at least $100 in materials or labor:

First Metro Bank

Dr. Chad & Julia Beth Holden
Kin Taylor, Raymond James Financial

Mark Eady, Circuit Court Clerk

MSHS Clubs (Anchor Club, JOI Club, Literary Society, Mu Alpha Theta, & Science Club)

Dr. Laura Kelly

Jeff Madden

Roger & Carol Tate

Veal Construction

Walmart, Muscle Shoals

Band program gets some badly needed space

It's not quite a new fine arts facility, but the high school has been able to maneuver some teachers around to create some badly needed space for our growing band program. What used to be the health and driver education classroom is now a rehearsal space for the MSHS percussion section. The classroom also provided the band with some additional storage closets.
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MSHS Drama and Choral Brings Home Hardware at Stanley Awards

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The Stanley Awards were held Saturday night, August 3 at the Shoals Theatre in Florence.

Best Actress in a Musical: Marianna Warner

Best Set for a Musical: Mary Poppins

Best Lighting for a Musical: Mary Poppins

Best Choreography: Riley Grace Inman

Overall Best Musical: Mary Poppins

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Trojan Spirit Store Hours

The Muscle Shoals Trojan Store will be open the following dates in August:

Thursday, August 8th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Thursday, August 15th, 5:00pm - 7:30pm (McBride Parent Night)

Thursday, August 22nd, (1st Home Game) - 5:30pm to end of 3rd qtr

Thursday, August 30th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - (night before first away game)

New Athletic Booster Club Officers Elected

At the July 30 athletic booster club meeting, the following parents were elected as officers for the 2019-2020 school year!

President - Christy Puckett

Vice President - John Saylor

Secretary - Melanie Shockley

Treasurer - Leah Arnold

The booster club earnestly asks for your support, participation, and membership. Email Melanie Shockley at if you would like a membership form.

Science Club to meet

A science club interest meeting will be August 8th after school in Mrs. Brooks' classroom. If a student cannot make the afternoon meeting, there will be a makeup meeting at 7:40 that same morning.

We thank the following businesses for contributing to the purchase of the 2019 Boys Golf State Championship Rings!

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Community Safety Meeting, Thursday, August 8

The Muscle Shoals City Schools will host a 2nd annual community safety meeting along with the Muscle Shoals Police & Fire Departments on Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the MSHS-Stratford Auditorium. This meeting is open to the public.

The forum will be led by MSCS Superintendent Brian Lindsey, Police Chief Clint Reck, Fire Chief Shawn Malone, and a representative from EMA.

Join Parent Advisory for $25 and Get $18 Platinum Car Wash In Return!

Click here to learn how.

Muscle Shoals High School is proud to partner with Long-Lewis Auto Group and the Long-Lewis Tunnel Car Wash (Muscle Shoals and Florence locations) for this unique fundraiser.

Car wash cards can be purchased online. The cards come pre-loaded with the type of car wash you purchase. You will be able to use your card during normal business hours at the Long-Lewis Tunnel Car Wash!

Join Parent Advisory Council for $25 and you will receive an $18 Platinum Wash card in return as a "thank you."

MSHS Announcements

2019 Marching Band Competitions

September 28, 2019 – Russellville Contest

October 5, 2019 – Trussville Contest

October 12, 2019 – Fall Break (OPEN)

October 19, 2019 – Tennessee Valley Invitational (at MSHS)

October 26, 2019 – Florence Contest

November 2, 2019 – Alabama State Marching Championship

2019 Cross Country Schedule

2019 Football Schedule

2019 Volleyball Schedule

Navigate the Muscle Shoals Trojans website to find junior varsity schedules for each sport.

Use MSCS e-pay system to pay fees

Dr. Chad Holden, Principal

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