In the Loop
October 27, 2021
Early Dismissal for All TCS Schools: Friday, November 5
- Elementary and Middle Schools will dismiss at 1:00 pm Friday, November 5.
- HTHS will dismiss at 1:15 pm Friday, November 5.
Buses will run their regular routes two (2) hours early on this date.
Here's why: Early dismissal is necessitated by a lack of charter buses available to transport HTHS student-athletes, band members, cheerleaders, Dog Pound and equipment to the first round of AHSAA football playoffs. This game is located in north Alabama and we typically use charter buses. Since charter buses are not available, we need to use TCS school buses to travel to Bob Jones High School in Madison.
Why aren't charter buses available? We contacted dozens of charter bus companies in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia to obtain up to 15 charter buses and there was no availability. The shortage seems to be in bus drivers.
What about after-school care? The YMCA, Pump It Up, and Kid's First are aware of this early dismissal, and they are willing to accommodate the need for after-school care 2 hours early next Friday. If your child attends another child care facility, you may want to communicate your needs to them.
What does this mean for future Fridays? For any potential play-off games outside the Birmingham-Metro area, we will continue to contact charter bus companies to provide transportation. Stay tuned and Go Huskies!
TCS Board Members Dedicate a Day for Long-Range Planning
From strategic planning to capital projects, the five-member TCS Board of Education discussed a number of forward-thinking projects for Trussville City Schools during its annual Board Retreat held on October 25. Board President Mrs. Kathy Brown and Vice President Dr. Steve Ward - along with board members Mrs. Kim DeShazo, Mr. Mark Sims, and Mrs. Sherrye Tolbert - collaborated with Superintendent of Education Dr. Pattie Neill and her cabinet for the Annual Retreat. Susan Salter, a representative from the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) conducted Whole Board Training through the lens of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analyses. The Board learned more about diversity initiatives, capital projects, and growth projections. The annual retreat also included a tour of Trussville City Schools' new Central Office on Main Street - as well as new tennis courts under construction behind Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. A Board Work Session/Board Meeting followed the Annual Retreat.
$500.00 Supplemental Pay Approved for all TCS Employees
TCS Board Members Reach Level 1 AASB Academy Achievement
P.A.C.E. Character Trait of the Month: Contentment
The P.A.C.E. (Positive Attitudes Change Everything) character trait for November 2021 is "Contentment" - deciding to be happy with what you have. P.A.C.E. serves as Trussville City Schools' official character education program. A new character trait is introduced each month and highlighted in various ways throughout schools. Be on the lookout for these monthly character traits, which showcase the qualities we expect our students to learn, explore, and ultimately exhibit.
U.S. News & World Report Best Schools
Crosswalk Safety: Obey Laws and Save Lives
Weekly ADPH COVID Reporting on our Website
Now Open: TCS MUSH Grants
Trussville City Schools Foundation proudly announces this year’s MUSH grant application is open. TCSF has also increased the Grants award to up to $1500 per classroom, because of community support through our newest fundraising campaign, Join the Pack as well as successful fundraising events in 2021. The MUSH Grant program was developed to jump-start INNOVATIVE teaching ideas throughout TCS. Submission is open to any teacher throughout the Trussville City School System. Grants will not be awarded to athletic programs. Physical Education and Health requests will be accepted. See more details via the TCS Foundation website.
Meet Rachel Brockman: Technology Integration Specialist
HTHS Marching Husky Band Earns Superior Ratings
Magnolia Elementary Recognizes Down Syndrome Day
Paine Combines Learning & Fun in Fairytale Unit
Cahaba Kindergartners Receive Special Visit
Hewitt-Trussville High School Helps Turn Trussville Pink
Important School-Level Reminders
HTHS: AP students should pay exam fees before November 15. Each AP exam costs $96. Anyone who pays after this date will incur a late fee of $40.00
HTHS: Husky Challenge Elementary Mile! Come join the Huskies at the 30th Annual Husky Challenge Cross Country Meet! The Husky Challenge Elementary Mile is a FREE ONE MILE RUN for any 3rd-6th grade TCS student. Register by completing this form.
Date: Saturday, October 16th
Check-In Time: 10:15 am
Race Time: 10:30 am
Join us at 8:00 am to watch the Varsity Huskies compete!
Tracking the Huskies
- Girls Flag Football remains undefeated.
- Huskies head to Playoffs.
- Girls Basketball Season Opener scheduled.
- Wrestling, Bowling, begin soon.
See all the latest news in this edition of Tracking the Huskies!
Indian Trail Trees/Historical Places
The Trussville Historical Society is sponsoring a presentation about Indian Trail Trees and Sacred Places. See all information on the Trussville Historical Society's Facebook page.
Trick-or-Treat: Trussville Public Library
Important Resources for TCS Parents & Students
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