HTHS Parent Newsletter
September 15, 2023
September is School Attendance Awareness Month!
Attendance is a key barometer of a student's connection with schooling. The majority of students who eventually drop out, first stop attending school on a regular basis. In the year before dropping out, it is common for students to attend school less than 70 percent of the time. Many times, chronic attendance problems start in elementary school, and a pattern of non-compliant behavior begins. Research shows that attendance is eight times more predictive of failure than prior test scores. It has clearly been identified through data analysis that attendance is a major, if not the biggest, factor impacting our students academically and behaviorally.
The chart below shows the correlation between the number of student absences for a ninth-grade student and the projected percentage for those students graduating on time. This data was compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, Everyone Graduates Center.
Did you know attendance is part of our ALSDE school report card? Last year nearly 10.82% of our students at Hewitt Trussville High School were considered chronically absent. This means nearly 11% of our students missed 10% or more of the possible school days, or 18 total absences. While our school report card grade was a 93%, we can do better. It is important for every student to be at school every day possible.
Homecoming Dress Up Days
JDR - Balfour Graduation Supplies
Powderpuff Football Game Information
The Powderpuff football game is an annual homecoming event for girls in each grade level to participate in flag football games at Husky Stadium. This year‘s game will be Wednesday, September 27 with the first game starting at 6:30.
The night consists of 3 games. Seniors versus Freshman. Sophomores versus Juniors. The championship will feature the winners of the first two games.
Girls must purchase a shirt to play or to stand on the sidelines with their grade level team. The shirts are also worn for the homecoming dress up day on Tuesday. Shirt order deadline is SEPTEMBER 6th. See link below.
For those who choose to play, Sunday afternoon practices will be scheduled.
A parental permission form must also be signed to participate OR stand on the sidelines. These forms can be picked up in Mrs. Greene‘s room A221 or Mrs. Adams’ room A123.
Tickets for spectators will be sold closer to the event on GoFan for $5. Student passes do not work since this is a fundraiser event.
If you have any questions, please contact Jill.firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Parking Permit Required
Parking registration can be found here: https://al50000063.schoolwires.net/domain/157
Online payments are accepted. Once the parking application is completed and the parking and drug testing fees are paid, students can obtain a parking decal from the HTHS Main Office. See Mrs. Windsor.
- 12 Mock ACT for Grades 9, 10, 11
- 15 Pep Rally
- 27 School Picture Day
- 27 Powder Puff Game
- 28 Homecoming Parade
- 29 Homecoming Game and Dance (ticket info to come)
- 25 - 29 Homecoming Week
- 3 - PSAT Test for students who registered
- 9 - Fall Holiday
- 10 - E Learning Day for students
- 24 - Pre-ACT test for sophomore; WorkKeys test for selected seniors