November 30, 2018
Did you know?
Brittany Leathers received the Alabama National Board Grant in FULL!!! She is ready to take the next steps!!
Mrs. Leathers is our first grade teacher at New Bethel Elementary School. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you take NBES to the next level!!
One Team....One Goal....Our Legacy!!
A warm front will lift northeast through north Alabama and southern middle Tennessee on Saturday morning, followed by a weak cool front Saturday evening. These frontal systems will produce numerous to widespread showers and a few thunderstorms. Given the wind shear profile expected, conditions will be marginally favorable for strong to severe thunderstorms.
2018 Window Painting
Cherokee High School Mrs. Pam Burns
Colbert County High School Mrs. Kim Landers
Colbert Heights High School Miss. Kayla McKinney
Common Walking Mistakes that Lower Your Calorie Burn
Mixing up your speed during a workout not only torches calories, it helps burn fat. One study found walkers who varied their pace burned 20% more calories than those who maintained a constant speed. Additional research showed alternating between a moderate-intensity pace and bursts of high intensity was more effective at reducing belly fat.
The fix: To add intervals to your walk, Leslie Sansone, creator of the Walk at Home Workouts and author of “Walk Away the Pounds” suggests starting slow, walking at a warmup pace for two minutes, a brisk pace for the next two minutes and then jogging for 30 seconds, repeating the pattern for 20 minutes. “Your body has to adjust to different speeds, which requires more energy and leads to a bigger calorie burn,” notes Sansone.
myfitnesspal blog, October 18, 2018
Mrs. Emily Crisler - Your Bridge to the Next Level!!
Please encourage our Seniors to complete their FAFSA forms.
- Continue to encourage our seniors to complete their college applications
- At the very least, every senior should have an application on file with NWSCC...
- More events will be coming your way
- Seniors are required to complete 5 hours of job shadowing
- Seniors will present in the class
- Seniors will set-up their display in the cafeteria at the school
2019 Colbert County Schools College Signing Day
Thursday, March 21st 2019 at 5pm
425 U.S. 72 Alternate
We are planning on having a HUGE college signing day on March 21st. This would be county-wide for all seniors that are going to college. Please encourage your students to apply to college. Finally, this grand day is for ALL students accepted into college NOT just students who are receiving scholarships. #teamcolbertcounty
One Team...One Goal...Our Legacy!!
ESL Edge - Ashley Harris Teacher
Holidays are a great time to incorporate your student’s home culture
Invite them to share how they celebrate with their family
Research the home country’s traditions and try at least one in your classroom
This support of home culture breaks down barriers to learning!
Colbert Heights Elementary School
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
4-H Poster Contest at the Colbert County Farm-City Banquet
2018 Association for Career and Technical Vision Conference
2018 Association for Career and Technical Education Vision Conference
New Bethel Elementary School
Friday, Nov. 30th, 9:15am
900 New Bethel Road
We will have Christmas Parties/Breakfast in Classrooms on December 20th. The Christmas Program will follow at 9:15 AM.
Cherokee High School
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Awards
2 students from CHS to receive Academic Achievement & Leadership recognition from Alpha Pi Chapter & Alpha Delta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity:
Fire Science - Week in Review
First Year students worked on Search/Rescue techniques, as well as restricted openings such as moving through a stud wall. They also worked on raising ladders, and tying knots to equipment in order to be able to hoist equipment.
Second Year students worked on donning Hazardous Materials Ensembles and learned the difference in Level A, B, C, and D hazmat suits. They also learned about decontamination procedures.
Next week, the Alabama Fire College Live Burn Trailer will be at CHS and all Fire Science students will participate in search/rescue, ladders, and live fire extinguishment.
We also still have a few Krispy Kreme BOGO Cards left if anyone wants one - $20 each and that gets you 10 free dozen. Great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts!
Alabama Public Television's Young Heroes of 2019 - Call for Nominations
A student from your school could receive statewide recognition and a scholarship this spring.
Alabama Public Television is accepting nominations for the 2019 Young Heroes of Alabama. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible for the honor. Each of the five Young Heroes selected will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000, a tablet computer and other prizes. The selected students and their nominators will also be hosted for an all-expense paid visit to the legislature in Montgomery, as well as a tour of various attractions.
In brief, the Young Heroes are selected on the basis of scholarship, community/school service, and having excelled despite some sort of extreme difficulty or adversity. Such adversity could range from an unstable home environment to physical or mental challenges to personal tragedy.
The cutoff date for nominations is February 8, 2019. For more information about the Young Heroes program or to take a look at past winners, visit http://www.aptv.org/heroes.asp. Please share this information with your colleagues and interested members of the community.
The first step in recognizing a young hero in your school is nominating him or her. The winners are selected by a panel of judges consisting of business, civic and education leaders from throughout the state. If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to give me a call at 1-800-239-5233, ext. 152.
- Parents’ engagement in young children’s learning is associated with improvements in children’s literacy, behavior, and social-emotional well-being (Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children et al. 2016).
- Offer learning experiences for families, such as connecting families to online classes and resources, and family nights where guest speakers and families share their insights on topics of interest and need.
- The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement reminds professionals, “Learning can also deeply influence families’ feelings about themselves, their abilities, and their future goals and actions.”
Human Resources & Business Office
PTO / School Related Organizations
This is just a reminder of the guidelines for school board employees in regards to school related organizations such as PTO’s. School Board employees cannot be involved with these organizations if they are an outside agency such as the school's PTO.
We have to make sure that these organizations truly operate on their own without employees of the District being involved. Please refrain from conducting any operational procedures, managerial decisions or discussions pertaining to the PTO.
Please let Mr. Brumley know if you have any questions.
Off-Site Counseling Appointments
Are you thinking of retiring? If you are within three years of retirement, an individual counseling appointment will provide many important answers to your retirement questions. Please view the 2019 appointment schedule to see when a counselor will be in your area.
Alabama Success Stories
Did you miss the November Advisor? If so, please read "Alabama Black Belt Adventures Celebrates Long, Successful Relationship with Raycom Media." This article is the second in a series of articles about Alabama Success Stories. Please let us know if you have a similar success story you would like to share with the RSA membership. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air Evac Insurance Renewal and New Membership Information
Membership Sales Manager
AIR EVAC/AirMedCare Network
AEL-16 Tuscumbia, AL
Colbert County Reporter
- Every Friday, our students and staff are the paper..doing something awesome!! Check them out!!..
- Please, please, please check out your local hometown paper…..
- May I encourage you to renew your subscription because students from our district will be writing and editing for each distribution
Another great partnership!!
Alabama Department of Education and Scantron
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the State Department of Education assembled a team of 45+ to learn more about the two companies chosen as finalists for providing the next student information system for Alabama schools. The group consisted of superintendents, principals, technology coordinators and other technical team members, select members of the SDE, and others.The two companies each had three and a half hours to present their product followed by a one-hour lunch break. After each lunch break, the review team had an opportunity to ask questions about what they had seen and heard nd how it would address some of the problems they have experienced. No decision was made today but watch for additional information from the SDE.
BLACK TEACHERS IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR BLACK STUDENTS
Assistant Principals Conference
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd 2019 at 8:15am to Thursday, Jan. 24th 2019 at 5pm
Orange Beach, AL, USA
Orange Beach, AL
Iron Bowl Celebration---Giving Back to Our Community
Alabama won the mac & cheese drive and the game!! Congratulations to the Alabama fans!!
Good luck to Alabama as they face the Georgia Bulldogs on tomorrow!!
Donations will go to Sydney Safe & Salvation Army.
Student Support Services
Resources for Suicide Prevention
Crisis Services of North Alabama (Huntsville) Phone: (256) 716-1000 Toll Free: (800) 691-8426 Hours of Operation: 24/7
Lifelines/Family Counseling Center of Mobile Phone: (251) 431-5111 Toll Free: (800) 293-1117 Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST) Monday-Friday
Junior High Scholar’s Bowl
Thursday, March 14th 2019 at 8:30pm
850 High School Drive
High School Scholar’s Bowl
Thursday, April 11th 2019 at 8:30pm
2200 High School Street
Monday, May 13th 2019 at 11:30am
312 North Montgomery Avenue
Colbert County Honor’s Night
Thursday, May 16th 2019 at 6pm
503 South Wilson Dam Road
Muscle Shoals, AL
Pre-K Completion Ceremony
Sunday, May 19th 2019 at 2pm
503 South Wilson Dam Road
Muscle Shoals, AL
Saturday, Jan. 12th 2019 at 8am
909 George Wallace Boulevard
Saturday, Jan. 26th 2019 at 8am
425 U.S. 72 Alternate
School Board Members: Work Session
Monday, Dec. 17th, 5pm
425 U.S. 72 Alternate
Fall 2018 Payroll Deduction Fundraiser
- For every person who donates to the education foundation through payroll deduction, before December 1st, 2018, will be entered into a random drawing for a one-time $500.00 Classroom Grant.
- We are continuing with 100 for 100 fundraiser (we have collected approximately $2,500 thus far)
- Allstate fundraiser - social media and flyers to teachers
Let's do this..... Please!!
Education Foundation Inserts - Sheffield Utilities
I am happy to say that we have completed a full cycle of the Colbert County Board of Education mailers and are getting some response. Special thanks to CCEF members for setting this up.
Education Update 200 Alabama Bicentennial
Stay up to date on statewide educational news, discover diverse resources for teachers and administrators, and request an AL200 flag for your school to participate in the Alabama Bicentennial celebration.
Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes are part of the state’s ongoing bicentennial celebration. “Since our summer institute program began in 2017, we have equipped more than one thousand educators with an array of new ideas and techniques to enhance their students’ understanding of Alabama history,” said Dr. Susan DuBose, bicentennial education coordinator. The programs are facilitated by master teachers and content specialists and focus on topics ranging from early statehood to voting rights to agriculture and industry and beyond. To register and for more information, visit www.alabama200.org/educators or contact Susan DuBose at email@example.com or (334) 353-4692.
Grants for Art Supplies for 2019
The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts announces that applications are now being accepted for grants for art supplies for 2019. The program is designed to assist art teachers with special programs that require items not included in their existing budgets. The program is intended for art instructors for elementary and middle school students.
Teachers are encouraged to apply for projects that include multi-disciplinary topics, as well as joint initiatives such as artists-in-residence with other organizations such as the Alabama Arts Council. All participating schools will be invited to display their art work at Arts Alive 2019.
To apply, copies can be obtained from the Kennedy-Douglass Art Center web page (kdartcenter.org), under Art Education Grants. The completed application should be submitted by email or paper copy by December 15.
This grant is made possible by the Kennedy-Douglass Art Center Volunteers, a non-profit organization using proceeds from Arts Alive and other fund raising events.
University of North Alabama
Office of Alumni Relations for UNA
Good afternoon! Mark your calendars for the UNA Alumni Leadership Summit 2019 conference next year. The conference will be on April 12-13th in Florence, Alabama. I want to personally invite you to attend the conference.
*Friday, April 12th: Kickoff Meet/Greet Social | 6-7PM | Venue (TBA)
*Saturday, April 13th: Alumni Leadership Summit 2019 | 9AM-1PM | Venue (TBA)
If you have any ideas on presenters and session topics that would interest alumni please let me know. Feel free to forward the SAVE THE DATE information to other fellow Lion Alumni leaders. Our goal is to make sure we host the best leadership development and networking conference that will engage our alumni conference attendees.
Thank you for your leadership, dedication, and continued service to the University of North Alabama. Let Bishop Alexander know if you have any questions.
2018 UNA Commencement Ceremonies
If you are not aware, there will be three commencement ceremonies next month in Flowers Hall. Friday, December 14th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Next Level of Instruction:
Environmental Scans AND OBSERVATIONS
We only have four full weeks of school before the end of the first semester. Let’s make sure these four weeks are full of learning at high levels. We owe it to our students to engage them for the full semester. Certainly, we have finals and maybe a party of some sort before the end of the semester, but let’s also make sure we work hard until the end.
Our dual enrollment and advanced courses should not be the only courses that are completed to fidelity. Everyone deserves the same learning opportunity. Next Level Learning!!!
TVA has launched a STEM website with information for students to explore various careers, and. resources for teachers as well.
Happy Computer Science Week
The Junior League is offering grants of up to $6,500 to organizations such as ours. The grants are intended to improve the lives of women and children. Applications are due by December 31, 2018. Projects funded by the grant must be implemented between April 2, 2019 and November 1, 2019. Complete information about the grant is available on the Junior League website at https://www.jltheshoals.org/grant-applications/.
As stipulated in the grant announcement, projects must be well defined and not fully funded by other sources. If any of the CCS organization have projects that are eligible for funding through this grant, Matt D. will be glad to compile and submit an application or assist in any way. Because the grant deadline is fast approaching during a busy holiday period, time is of the essence.
Scholarship Information for Students
November is National Scholarship Month.
National Scholarship Month is the perfect time to remind your students about how they can get free money for college. According to How America Pays for College 2018, scholarships and grants covered 28 percent of college costs, scholarships alone paying 17 percent. More than half of families (57%) surveyed used a scholarship to help pay for college in 2017-18. Let’s make sure your students don’t miss out.
During November, in honor of National Scholarship Month, students who register for Scholarship Search can enter Sallie Mae’s $5,000 Sweepstakes.* Registering for Sallie Mae’s Scholarship search tool, with over 5 million scholarships, is fast, easy, and free – and there’s no essay required!
As the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, we’re committed to helping your students achieve their dreams. If you have questions about Scholarship Search or any of our college planning tools, please let me know.
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students can apply for a $1,500 scholarship now through February 6.
Educators and administrators like you can help spread the word about this great scholarship opportunity by:
FBLA Foundation District Scholarship Application
The Alabama FBLA-PBL Foundation is a NON-PROFIT Corporation, incorporated in 1995 and serves middle schools, high schools, technical, community, junior colleges, and universities. The Foundation raises funds to promote quality business/marketing education through various initiatives one of which is scholarships. The scholarships provide opportunities for students to further their career goals and dreams through attending postsecondary programs, participating in career-related activities, and experiencing the positive results of cooperative efforts. The Foundation will award a $1,000 scholarship per district for FBLA students.
Applicant must be a PAID member (graduating senior) of Alabama FBLA and must attend the Alabama FBLA State Conference on April 11-12, 2019.
2019 Web Team American Internship
2019 Web Team American Internship is open to students who have currently enrolled Junior/senior standing or Graduate student with a degree focus in Computer Science.
Internship Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: paid
Internship Type: Fulltime
Applicants can get more information through the given link: Web Team American Internship
Internships and Financial Aid Adviser
Helping Schools Tags
What a great way for the community to support our schools. For every tag that is purchased, $16.50 goes directly to the schools (not the central office).
Math Course of Study Changes
State Farm Insurance with Will Britt
M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Weekends / Evenings by Appt.
Conveniently located between Fred's and O'Reilly Auto Parts close to Hwy 72
STATE FARM BANK® NMLS #: 139716
NMLS ID#: 1624777
MLO License#: 1624777
at The Oaks Plantation located on Ricks Lane, Tuscumbia
December 1, 2018 6pm
Bring a covered dish; your friends and/or family.
Thanks to Debra & Harold Kimbrough for use of their Carriage House at the Oaks.
Addition information: 256-446-9324 or 256-702-6753
- Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all those who are celebrating in the month of November!!
- Unspoken prayer request for students, faculty, and staff.
- Please continue to keep the following staff members lifted:
- Larena Harrell, Louis Delbert, Susan Haley, Joshua & Jade Balta, Angie Willis, Aubrey Kimbrough, Lynne Wilson and Katie Dalrymple.