Equipping Everyone for Excellence

Sylacauga City School's Monthly Update

Superintendent’s Message

November 2022

Parents -

Thank you so much for participating in our recent Parent Conference Day. We had a record attendance! We appreciate your willingness to work alongside us as we educate your children. November is the month of thankfulness. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be the Superintendent of Sylacauga City Schools. November is also Thank AL Teacher Month. Take a moment to let your child's teacher know you are thankful for him/her. Thank you for your continued support as we equip everyone for excellence!

Dr. Michele Eller,


Sylacauga City District News

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Sylacauga City Schools thank all the veterans for your sacrifice to our country. Please join us as we honor you.

Sylacauga High School Assembly

November 8th 9:30 am

Nichols Lawson Middle School Program and Lunch

November 8th 12:00 pm

Indian Valley Elementary Parade

November 10th 9:00 am

Pinecrest Elementary School Assembly

November 10th 1:00 pm

Indian Valley Elementary School

IVES students continue to shine bright! We had a blast celebrating Homecoming Week and all the fun activities. IVES parents showed out on Parent Visitation day! Thank you for taking the time to invest in your child's education. Our awards day was awesome, as many students received recognition for all their hard work. We even had a surprise visitor! 1st-grade students enjoyed learning about fire safety and the job of our firefighters. We are excited about the upcoming field trips and events in November.

Upcoming events:

November 1: 2nd-grade field trip to American Village

November 10: Veterans Day Parade 9:00 am

November 11: Veterans Day - no school

November 14: Title I Parent Meeting

November 17: 1st-grade Literacy/Math Night

November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

November 28 - 30: STAR Benchmark

Dr. Paula Bruno, Principal

Mrs. Cindy Cleveland, Assistant Principal

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Pinecrest School

Pinecrest students continue to work hard to have a growth mindset in Math and ELA. We enjoyed visiting with all the parents during the Annual Title I meeting, KidFit event, and Parent Visitation Day. Thank you for investing in your child's educational career. Students (and staff) enjoyed dressing up for homecoming week. A few tacky tourists even shared their vacation pictures with us.

Exciting things are happening at Pinecrest!

Upcoming Events:

November 3: Nacho Day

November 4: 4th-grade field trip

November 10: Veterans Day assembly 1:00 pm

November 11: Veterans Day - no school

November 18: Fun Pass/Snack Day

November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

Mr. Monte Barron, Principal

Mrs. Jodi Shaw, Assistant Principal

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Nichols-Lawson Middle School

NLMS students continue to work hard and make progress in the classroom. In addition to working hard in the classroom, NLMS students enjoyed dressing up for Sylacauga's 125th Homecoming week. Congratulations to our NLMS football team on a great season. 7th-grade students in Mrs. Fowler's Science class created a life-size digestive system model and dissected chicken wings. Mrs. Watson's art classes celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about Frida Kahlo. Congratulations to all the students who enjoyed the positive rewards and Aggie Card celebration. Mr. Browning's Automation and Robotics classes completed a pull toy mechanism build. Sylacauga Police Department spoke to students about the importance of Saying No to Drugs and introduced the drug dogs. NLMS basketball season kicks off November 1st at home! Check out our school website for all games and times. Go Aggies!

Upcoming events

November 1: NLMS vs Winterboro (Home) Girls @ 4:30 pm, 8th grade Boys @ 5:30 pm

November 8: Veterans Day Program and Lunch 12:00 pm

November 11: Veterans Day - no school

November 17: PTO Snack Day

November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

Mr. Chad Littleton, Principal

Mrs. Kristin Cox, Assistant Principal

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Sylacauga High School

Sylacauga High School continues to stay active with academic growth, fine arts activities, and athletic events. SHS students enjoyed all the celebrations of Homecoming, Red Ribbon Week, Attendance and PBIS activities, and the end of the 2022 football and volleyball season. Congratulations to Miss Homecoming 2022, Amari Headen!

Additional activities this month: SHS Seniors had the opportunity to apply to colleges for free in October! Many took advantage of this opportunity to further their education. In addition, Seniors had an opportunity to complete their FASFA paperwork. We are excited to see what the future holds for our Seniors. SHS Marching Band participated in several competitions this month. Congratulations on receiving Overall Superior Band. We are proud of your hard work. The band's Haunted Bandroom was a huge success during the Halloween weekend. Basketball games kick off November 11th with the SHS Girls playing Pleasant Grove (away). See the schedule below and come help us cheer on our Aggies!

Thank you, parents, for coming to meet with your child's teacher during our Parent Conference Day. We had 70+ parents visit with SHS teachers and staff. Your participation shows your child you value their education. We are glad to have you join us on that journey.

Congratulations to senior Peyton Fricks for signing with Tocca Falls College to play soccer. We are proud of your accomplishments!

Ms. Moyer's 11th grade English class enjoyed hearing Mr. Ryan Coleman, Lead Architect of Difference Architecture, discuss the requirements for designing a recreational center. The students are busy planning and designing a space in town that would impact community members.

Safety cones are now in place on Norton and Broadway at the crosswalk. Please be mindful as you approach the area. We also had new cameras and a door buzzing system installed. Safety is a top priority, and we are taking every precaution to keep your child safe while at school.

SHS teachers have been just as busy as the students. Our Science, Math, and ELA teachers participated in PD geared just for them. We also spent a few days building school culture and ensuring procedures were in place for all classrooms. We believe in providing our teachers with the right tools to educate our students.

Upcoming Events

November 1: Underclassman School Picture Day

November 8: Veterans Day Program 9:30 am

November 11: No School

November 14 - 17: Volleyball Camp for NLMS students (6th and 7th grade)

November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

Mr. Gary Rivers, Principal

Mr. Bennie Lewis, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Rhonda Courson, Assistant Principal

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Workforce Development

Ms. Lane’s class learns about careers in her Career Preparedness class. Students created fliers detailing their career interests, the required education and training, and the career opportunities available. The future is bright in Career and Technical Education at Nichols Lawson Middle School.

SHS Parents, on November 15th, we will host a workshop to assist parents with completing the FAFSA application. Counselors will be set up in the Media Center at SHS from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Please plan to join us!

Mrs. Deana Goodwine,

Director of Workforce Development

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Sylacauga City Schools Foundation

Santa is Coming! Join us on Saturday, December 3, 2022, for Breakfast with Santa. Please send your registration form in to your child's school by November 17th. Children are free, while parent tickets are $10 each. This is an excellent way to start the Christmas season.

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