This Week in Art

13 January 2017

Art Rotation

by Erin L., grade 6 – Here are a few things we did this week. We looked for an endangered species to draw. We drew the animal in pencil and put glue over the drawing. On Wednesday, we started to color over it with chalk pastels. On Thursday, we finished coloring the picture with chalk pastels. We also went over our study guide for the quiz Tuesday. That's what we did this week in art!

Art II

by Ellis, grade 8 – This week we did a lot of things and I'm gonna tell you everything. Since we had a shorter week we were mostly catching up on work from days we missed. We also were doing make-up work. Our sketchbook assignment that was due this Thursday was supposed to be "something about knowledge." That is what we did this week.

Art I

by Kesler, grade 7 – Art Class This Week Was Awesome! We Learned About One-Point Perspective And Made Our Own Drawings Using The Technique. First We Had To Draw A Sketch So We Knew What Colors To Use And Where Everything Would Go. After We Had Our Sketches Ready We Put Onto Bigger Paper. Once We Had Done That, We Colored Them In And Our Projects Were Complete. They Will Be Posted On Artsonia, Go Look At Them!

Around HTMS

School Survey

We have designed a survey in order to gain your opinions on how well your child’s school has met your family's and child's needs and how you feel about your involvement at the school. There are no right or wrong answers.

Your answers will be kept private. Your answers will be combined with those of other parents in a report of the survey findings.

Your input is very important. Findings of the survey will be summarized and used to improve the school’s efforts in strengthening the partnership between parents and schools.

For each item, please select the choice that most closely matches your answer. There are also several places to provide written comments.

The survey will be open January 13-18. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Click on the link to begin the survey.

From the HTMS Library

Magazine Renewal/Order Time!-

Renew your family’s favorite magazines and help your school library! All HTMS students received a Great American magazine renewal/order packet this week. All proceeds will be used to purchase new items in our school library, and with every subscription, students get to select a fun emoji keychain. All orders are due by next Wednesday, January 18th.

January’s Library Low-Down Newsletter-

In this issue - Magazine Renewal/Orders, Circulation and Collaboration Stats for December, Library Aide’s Life, Robotic’s Mini-Course, 1st Semester Student Aides – a job well done, New titles added in December, and New Chromebook Card Catalogs. ( )

Cheerleader Tryouts Parent Meeting

Attention all girls interested in trying out for HTMS Cheerleader for next year. There will be a MANDATORY Parent Meeting on Monday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. All girls interested in trying out should attend this meeting with a parent to learn about requirements and specific information for tryouts.

Charity Basketball Game

Hewitt-Trussville Middle School

5275 Trussville Clay Road

Trussville, AL 35173

January 10, 2017

To Whom It May Concern:

The Athletic Program, Staff, and Faculty at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School are proud to announce the arrival of our Twelfth Annual Charity Basketball Game. The event is a school wide activity that includes all of our basketball teams, cheerleaders, dance team, and athletes from other sports, as well as our band, choir and ambassadors.

This year’s charity is Open Hands Overflowing Hearts (OHOH) of Alabama. This is a student organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research. It was started by a student from Spain Park High School, Kayla Perry, who got diagnosed with neuroblastoma two years ago. Neuroblastoma is a rare bone cancer that is usually only found in children 3 years old or younger.

The past games have benefited many worthy charities; in total, our students have raised over $63,700 for these organizations.

We are very excited about our students’ desire to help others. We are asking that our students find at least one business/person to sponsor the game this year. Donation levels are available in two tiers: Mushers $50.00 and Lead Dogs $100.00. Naturally, we will take larger donations! Students who find a sponsor will receive a free t-shirt. We have sold as many as 500 of these shirts in the past, so get your business name out there! All donations are tax deductible and will be receipted by the school. Please make checks out to HTMS.

The deadline for turning in your sponsors is January 25, 2017. You must turn in the exact spelling of the sponsor’s name. You also need to include the student’s name that received the donation, student’s homeroom teacher, and the student’s t-shirt size (adult sizes only). Students that find a sponsor receive a free t-shirt.

T-Shirts may also be purchased for $10.00; order deadline is January 25, 2017. The shirt is your pass to the game!

Admission to game without a shirt: $5.00

The game will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in our gymnasium.

If you have any questions, please contact Bartley Brown at



Bartley Brown

Teacher/ Charity Basketball Organizer

Sponsor’s Name

Student Name

Student HR & Grade

T-Shirt Size



Student Name

Student HR & Grade

T-Shirt Size(s)

Counselor’s Corner

Your HTMS School


Amy McIntyre (Last Name A-L)

Krista DeMent (Last Name M-Z)

P.A.C.E: January

KNOWLEDGE: discovering something new so you can be better at what you do!

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something!

--Thomas Henry Huxley

2nd Annual Mini-Courses were a great success at HTMS! Students could choose from Cake Decorating, Fashion, 3D Design, Baseball, Robotics, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Event Planning, Soccer, Interior Design, and so much more! Big thanks to our administration, board members, community partners, faculty, and students for helping to make this day a great way to begin the holidays!