In the Loop
April 22, 2022
Schools Reopen to Families
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6, 2022
HT Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Hewitt-Trussville Athletics held a Spring Signing Ceremony Wednesday, April 20, to celebrate the latest student-athletes who have made commitments to continue their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level. A crowd of more than 100 parents, team supporters, and students gathered at the HTHS campus to be a part of the celebration - which culminated in a collective signing of various letters of intents. Among the signees: Girls Golf: Gracie Davidson (Truett McConnell University); Track & Field: Jazmine Hawkins (Birmingham Southern); TJ Hobbs (UA-Huntsville); Maci Mills (Mississippi State University); Jaggerd Moore (Troy); Jack Pate (Huntingdon College); Sydney Thompson (Huntingdon College); Volleyball: Chrischandria James (Tuskegee University); and Girls Soccer: Caitlyn Mosley (Clayton State University). See all photos and videos from this event via this link.
HTHS Culinary Academy Flies High at NASA
The Hewitt-Trussville High School Culinary Academy recently returned from NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston after competing as one of ten national finalists in the annual NASA HUNCH Competition. Madison McGee, Zoe Walker, Kaysia Beverly, Mathew Helms, and Jordan Cummings competed on the national level under the direction of Culinary Academy Director Chef Anna Hallman. The team's challenge? Create a dish that met strict nutritional guidelines for consumption by astronauts in space. Results from this annual competition will come in early May. According to Chef Hallman, students also wanted to prepare something comforting as this will be a quarantine meal eaten by the astronauts before flight. As high school students familiar with COVID and its impacts, they knew exactly what they would want as a meal for this scenario. Student chefs prepared a healthy version of fried chicken fingers that were purported to taste similar to those from Chick-fil-A, mac and cheese made healthy by using a combination of cheese and pureed carrots, and a frozen apple pie yogurt with a granola “crust" for dessert. Hewitt-Trussville High School has earned a spot in this national competition several times, placing second in the U.S. one year and sweeping the entire national competition the third year the team competed.
Paine ELA Project Culminates with Character Presentations
At Paine Elementary School, 3rd grade students recently researched famous people who have made tremendous impacts in their respective fields. Students authored reports using the five nonfiction text structures (description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution) - all taught during English Language-Arts (ELA) lessons. As a culmination of this project, these 3rd graders dressed as their character and presented their hard work! This is a unit they will not soon forget. -Submitted
Elementary Schools Partner for "GaTE Marketplace"
Magnolia Elementary, Cahaba Elementary, and Paine Elementary School educators proudly announce that GaTE Marketplace is back! GaTE Marketplace will occur on dates specific to each school (see below) and serves as a student-centric event, led by GaTE (Gifted and Talented Education) students. Marketplace allows GaTE students to learn about taking on the challenge of being an entrepreneur and starting a business. All of the Trussville community is invited to Marketplace, which includes student-created food and non-food items (small crafts/toys ranging in price from $1-$10) available for purchase. Often, their created product is a passion they have or some item they have been curious about creating, according to GaTE teachers. Dates: April 25 at Paine (4-6p); April 26 at Cahaba (4-6p); May 3 at Magnolia (3-5p). Leah Morrison, Porshia Franklin, Wendy Mann serve as TCS GaTE educators.
HTHS Honors AL All-State Solo Festival Finalists
The Hewitt-Trussville Band Program recently announced outstanding performances in the All State Solo Festival Finals for four HTHS students. These musicians include Koen Pritchard - Marimba (7th Place); Wei Wei Guo - Flute (6th Place); Jones Preg - Clarinet (4th Place); and Noah Bender - Trumpet (2nd Place). -Submitted
Leadership Hewitt-Trussville: Community Impact Award Nominations
Leadership Hewitt-Trussville is a yearlong, collaborative course with the City of Trussville, Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Hewitt-Trussville High School. In Leadership Hewitt-Trussville, the goal is to connect the school to the community. This award link is to nominate and honor the loyal businesses of Trussville. Three businesses will be selected and awarded the Emerging, Growing, and Legacy Community Impact Award at the May Trussville Area Chamber Luncheon. We appreciate all who support Leadership HT and our local businesses. Nominations can be submitted until May 1st. -Submitted
HTHS Theatre Presents: Mamma Mia!
Hewitt-Trussville High School Theatre proudly presents its 2022 Spring Musical - Mamma Mia! Everyone is invited to come see this fun, energetic musical and sing along to some of the best-known songs in music history. Students have been practicing for months on this performance, which will be staged in the school theatre (6450 Husky Parkway 35173) on April 28-30 (all nights at 7:00 pm) and again on May 1 (3:00 pm). Tickets may be purchased via this link: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/63032
Tracking the Huskies
- Boys Soccer Preps for Home Stretch
- Girls Soccer Enters Final Week of Regular Season
- HS/MS Basketball Tryouts
- Outdoor Track & Field Updates
See all the latest news in this edition of Tracking the Huskies!
Leadership Trussville Seeks Applicants for Inaugural Class
The newly-formed Leadership Trussville seeks applicants for its inaugural class. Those interested in learning more about the application process and all the time commitments Leadership Trussville entails may visit Leadership Trussville's official website. According to its mission statement, "Leadership Trussville [exists] to encourage and educate an annual class of qualified and highly motivated individuals who want to strengthen their leadership skills, deepen their sense of civic involvement, and be more involved with ideas and initiatives to better our community while learning first-hand about the issues and needs in Trussville." Leadership Trussville is a non-political, non-governmental, independent 501(c)3 nonprofit governed by a Board of Directors. Jason Gaston, Public Relations Supervisor for Trussville City Schools, serves as Vice-President for Leadership Trussville on the Board of Directors.
YMCA Afterschool Childcare Program
YMCA Afterschool Childcare Program registration for the 2022-23 School Year opened on April 18. The YMCA of Greater Birmingham offers its Afterschool Childcare Program on-site at all TCS elementary schools. Details and contact information for the program are listed below. The YMCA Afterschool Childcare program is designed to help children succeed developmentally and academically. At the Y, children cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to better achievement in the classroom, positive behaviors, and enhanced social skills. Learn more about the YMCA's Afterschool program on this website. For more information on specific sites and programs, please see the following:
Cahaba: Elizabeth Robertson | Site Director | email@example.com
Magnolia: Fred Hatcher | Site Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Paine: Jailyn Hale | Site Director | email@example.com
Briana Williams | Area Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Moffatt | Associate Executive Director | email@example.com
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Youth Football Camps: Registration Now Open
2022 Youth Football Camp – Monday, July 25th – Wednesday, July 27th
The Hewitt-Trussville Youth Football Camp is a three (3) day camp. It will be divided into groups by grade to receive as much individual instruction as possible. Designed for kids to improve in the fundamentals of their position and have fun! All kids entering K – 6th are welcome. Cost is $110/camper paid online ONLY using link provided on this registration form. https://forms.gle/beLRjgqqd38zq4a3A
2022 Elite Passing Academy - Monday, June 20th – Wednesday, June 22nd
The Elite Passing Academy is designed to give athletes the opportunity to work with coaches who have expertise in their position. We will work on fundamentals for each position in the passing game – Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Receivers, and Tight Ends. All kids entering 4th – 8th grades are welcome. Cost is $110/camper paid online ONLY using link provided on this registration form.
Trussville Racquet Club 2022 Summer Tennis Evening Clinics
Visit this PDF link for more information on how to become involved in Trussville Parks and Recreation's 2022 Summer Tennis Evening Clinics, in partnership with the Trussville Racquet Club.
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