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January 18, 2021

Trussville City Schools

113 North Chalkville Road, Trussville, AL 35173

(205) 228-3000

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January 18, 2021 .... Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

4 children holding hands with the quote, "I have a dream."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  picture with a circle of children around him

"Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Cafeteria Substitutes Needed!

flyer for Cafeteria Substitutes - info in paragraph below

Want to be a Cafeteria Substitute? contact for more information.


The Trussville City Council Honors TCS Board Members for School Board Appreciation Month....January 2021

Pictured below from left to right: City Councilor Jaime Anderson, City Council President Alan Taylor, Board Member Mark Sims, Board Member Kim DeShazo, Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill, Mayor Buddy Choat, City Councilor Lisa Bright, City Councilor Ben Short, Board Vice President Dr. Steve Ward, Board Member Stan Garrett and City Councilor Perry Cook

Not pictured: Board President Kathy Brown

picture of City Council and Board Members at meeting
Proclamation by City Council in recognition of School Board Recognition Month - see proclamation details below

Proclamation 2021-01

Whereas, the City Council of the City of Trussville, Al recognizes the importance of public education in our community; and

Whereas, the City Council appreciates the vital role played by those individuals who, as local school board members, establish policies to ensure the efficient, effective school system; and

Whereas, school board members serve as a voice that enables our community to preserve local management and control of our public schools; and

Whereas, school board members are charged with representing our local education interests to state and federal government and ensuring compliance with state and federal law; and Whereas, school board members selflessly devote their knowledge, time, and talents as advocates for our school children.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Trussville, Alabama recognizes and salutes the members of the Trussville City Board of Education by proclaiming January 2021 as School Board Member Recognition Month.

Adopted and approved this the 12th day of January, 2021

Signed by:

Alan Taylor, Council President

Buddy Choat, Mayor

Attest: Dan Weinrib, City Clerk


Governor Ivey and the Alabama State Board of Education Honor Hewitt-Trussville High School Thursday, January 14, as a National 2020 Blue Ribbon School

2020 National Blue Ribbon School Logo
Picture of State Board Meeting

Congratulations HTHS!


HTHS Jazz Band Students Honored!

Band Director Mike Guzman is honored to announce the following HTHS students selected to the Alabama Bandmasters Association Alabama Allstate Jazz Band. This is a record number of students from Hewitt-Trussville selected for this honor!

Ian Franzer, 3rd chair Gold Band.

Parker Smith, 5th chair, Silver Band.

Tori Shepherd, 3rd chair, Silver Band.

Noah Bender, 3rd chair, Bronze Band.

Jacob Carroll, Alternate, Bronze Band.


Students holding instruments in band room

HTHS Alabama Orchestra Allstate Orchestra Students!

HTHS Band Director Mike Guzman is honored to announce the following students selected to the Alabama Orchestra Association 2021 Allstate Orchestra.

Wei Wei Guo, 2nd chair Flute, Festival Orchestra.

Koen Pritchard, Percussion, Festival Orchestra.

Emma Coley, 1st chair Flute, Sinfonia Orchestra.

Jones Preg, 3rd chair Clarinet, Sinfonia Orchestra.

Victoria Landar, alternate Clarinet, Sinfonia Orchestra.


picture of students in masks


Paine Elementary School Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Display at the Paine Elementary Library…

Reserve your book today!

Paine Elementary Library is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by exhibiting a wide selection of books that teach our young readers about his vast contributions to society. We encourage our students to reserve a copy today to read and learn more about this compassionate man and the many ways he strived to teach others to be more respectful and diverse.


Magnolia Elementary December Awards....CONGRATULATIONS!

Magnolia Elementary Family Member of the Month...Calle Ward, December 2020! CONGRATS!

picture of Callie Ward - team member of the month for Magnolia Elementary School

Magnolia Elementary' s Newest Reading Millionaires! December 2020 Great Job!

Molly Benton, Caleb Billups, Jack Braswell, Reese Rollin, Jackson Wood, Ryan Kinney, Ryan Lee, Coleman Wood, Aiden McCullough, and Macie Goins


flyer with students listed holding their certificates - details in paragraph above

Magnolia Elementary P.A.C.E. Awards for Kindergarten - 2nd Grades .... December 2020

Ellie Bridges, Elijah Chesser, Addy Goins, E.J. Dabon, Kelsi Padgett, Maggie Kate Riley, Dellin Tilley, Elias Henderson, Adalyn Griffin, Noah Gardner, and Ari Larkin

P.A.C.E. Trait for December 2020 is generosity!

Great Job Students!

flyer with students listed holding their certificates - details in paragraph above

Magnolia Elementary P.A.C.E. Award for grades 3rd- 5th...December 2020

Molly Benton, Autumn Tidmore, Hanna Harper, Reese Howell, Ann Parker Warner, Braylon Huntley, Ethan Parker, Sa Richardson, Lellai Burroughs, Macie Goins, and Toree Jackson

P.A.C.E. Trait for December 2020 is Generosity!

Great Job Students!

flyer with students listed holding their certificates - details in paragraph above

Magnolia Elementary Students of the Mon for Kindergarten - 2nd Grades....December 2020

Joelle Howard, Burke Braswell, Ansley Johnson, Jackson Shepherd Harper Corn, Blake Villanueva, Ryder Jones, McKenna Vickery, Cole Nobles, Madison Whitehurst, and Soryn Lyons.

Congratulations Students!

flyer with students listed holding their certificates - details in paragraph above

Magnolia Elementary Students of the Month for Grades 3rd - 5th....December 2020

Palmer Hull, Vivi Nye, Ryder Calton, Jordan Armstrong, Tabitha Jamison, Kinley Nguyen, Aiden Jones, Charlotte Harwell, Jameson Brandon and Taylon Stiles.

Congratulations Students!

flyer with students listed holding their certificates - details in paragraph above


A Note From the HTMS Nurse....

Dear Parents,

If your child is sick, please keep them at home. If they have 2 or more COVID symptoms please reach out to your pediatrician. A doctor’s note will be needed for symptomatic students to return to campus. Keep in mind that often times Covid symptoms are mild in students this age such as (but not limited to) headache, congestion, runny nose, fatigue, or sore throat.

If your child tests POSITIVE or has been EXPOSED to a positive case:

· Contact the school nurse and the clinic will notify teachers and the office.

· The nurse will determine your child’s return to school date.

· Quarantine time is 10-day for a positive test or 14 day for a positive exposure

· With the positive result on file, your child will not be quarantined due to an exposure for 90 days, but will be sent home if symptoms are present.

· If you child is in quarantine due to an exposure a positive antibody test or a negative test will NOT replace the quarantine.

· Keep other siblings’ home from school and notify that child’s school nurse.

**If you have a positive COVID case in your home and the student is not isolated from the positive person this will extend their quarantine.

Please contact the school nurse for any questions.

Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Nurse

Laurie Morrison, RN, BSN, CPN


The information above is relative to all schools. Please contact your school nurse should you have a question or concern. Thank you! TCS


Cahaba Elementary School Celebrates SRO Appreciation Week in Honor of Officer Antonio. Thank you Officer Antonio for taking care of our students! We appreciate you!

Officer Antonio standing with four children in front of school


Congratulations to HTHS Student Alex Posey as the Volunteer Spotlight in Children's Of Alabama Newsletter

Positions: Emergency Dept., Nursing Ambassador 10, and COVID Screening Tables

Hours of Service: over 110 hours

Why do you enjoy volunteering at Children's of Alabama?

My favorite part about volunteering at Children's is being surrounded by great people who are dedicated to helping children in need, however they can. Also a favorite is the smile that is produced by scanning a kid's stuffed animal’s temperature then giving it a sticker.

What is your advice to new volunteers?

My advice to new volunteers is to be understanding, stay calm, and be nice. Having to take your child to a hospital along with navigating through a huge building like Children's would stress anyone out, so a kind voice can really help a parent.

What do you most look forward to when the pandemic is over?

The number one thing I'm looking forward to after the pandemic is socializing, particularly high-fives and fist bumps from patients while volunteering.


Alex Posey, Teen Volunteer

Positions: Nursing Ambassador 10 & COVID Screening Tables

Hours of Service: over 41 hours

Why do you enjoy volunteering at COA?

I enjoy volunteering at children’s because it makes me feel as though I am one step closer to my career. Getting that hands on experience at Children’s is the best thing because you are able to connect with the patients just as much as the staff does.

What is your advice to new volunteers?

Begin to Explore! My advice to new volunteers is to not be scared and to do things that will help. Being scared might hold you back and that’s not how you want to be in a hospital setting.

What do you most look forward to when the pandemic is over?

When the pandemic is over I want to go travel whether that is across the country or across the sea!

Picture of Alex Posey


HTMS Celebrates Generosity and Inclusive Schools Week

PACE: Generosity &

Inclusive Schools Week Activity

In December, all HTMS students watched a video prepared by our MUSH Mentors on Generosity and ways that we can include everyone, especially those who are different from us.

After watching the video, students traced their hands and wrote about something they could do to include or be more generous to others.

The hands were then put onto this large display showing others that:


hand print wall poster


Hewitt-Trussville Middle School....important information

Final Yearbook Sale will be Monday January 11 - Friday January 29. No more orders will be taken after this.

Please see Mrs. Crawford in the Gym Lobby from 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. or in room 151 after 7:45.



HTMS Dance Team Flyer - information in article below

HTMS Dance Team Try-Outs

Mandatory Tryout Parent Meeting is January 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm in the HTMS Lunchroom

1 parent or guardian must attend and masks must be work

There will be a zoom option for COVID concerns

Please email Heather Cagle for details

Optional Pre-Clinic is February 16 from 3:15 - 5:00 and cost is $10.00

Clinic is February 22-25 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Tryouts are February 26, 2021

Information can be found on Mrs. Cagle's Website or you can email


HTMS Cheerleading Tryouts - info in paragraph below
HTMS Cheerleader Try-outs

There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 pm in the HTMS gym. All pertinent information regarding tryouts will be distributed at this meeting. It is required that every cheerleader trying out and one parent or guardian be at the meeting in order to be eligible to tryout. Please wear a mask and social distance in the gym.

There will be a zoom option for the meeting in cases of positive COVID 19 or quarantine.

For more information, please contact Lesley


Email head coach Lesley Muncher at

An optional pre-clinic will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Mandatory cheer clinic and tryouts will be the week of March 8th - 12th.


flyer for Miss Hewitt Husky - info to register above


HTHS Color Guard and Highstepper Auditions

There is a mandatory parent meeting on February 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm at the HTHS Performing Arts Center Theatre for anyone interested in auditioning Color Guard or Highstepper at HTHS. For more information, click the link below.

picture of auxiliary  - Auxiliary Parent Meeting - February 2 at 6:30 pm in the HTHS Auditorium

Auxiliary Parent Meeting...February 2....6:30 pm....HTHS Auditorium


TCS Substitute Application Process is Open!

As we do each December/January, TCS will open the Substitute Teacher application process for a limited time. If you would like to substitute in our schools, please review the requirements below:

  • You must have a four year degree or teaching certificate to apply.
  • If you have a current Alabama teaching certificate, you do not need a substitute license.
  • The paperwork for a substitute license is contained in the application packet found on the website.

For more information and the substitute application packet, please CLICK HERE

If you have questions, please contact Becky Aydelette or 205-228-3067



Youth T-Ball League - details found in paragraph below
Youth T-Ball League registration is Januaryy1 - March 17, 2021

Registration Fee: $60.00 (does not include uniforms)

Uniforms will be purchased directly from the uniform company. More details will be sent when teams are divided

Players must turn 3 years old by December 31, 2021

No evaluations for this league

Teams are divided by TPR Staff

Coaches umpire, no scores kept

Each player needs fielding glove, t-ball bat, rubber cleats or tennis shoes

Practices begin in April. Games Begin in May

Games will be during the week (days depend on number of teams)

Questions? Email


Youth Volleyball League - details in paragraph below
Youth Volleyball League - want to learn more volleyball skills?

Registration: November 1 - January 23

Cost: $200.00 per player

One trained coach per team

Practices Start: January 31, 2021

Practices: Sundays 5:30 - 7:30 at HTHS

Ages: 9-12 and 13-14 limited to 24 players


What is included: Shirt, Ball, Coaching

Practice Dates: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28

Sessions include practices and games

Player will need: Tennis or Volleyball Shoes, kneepads, and water bottle

For more info

contact Drew:


Trussville Park & Rec Registration - details in paragraph below
Park & Rec Baseball Leagues

Ages 5 to 15

Practices will be in March/Games will start in April/Evaluations will be in February

Season will end in May

Games will be during the week with only 3 Saturday game s(days will depend on the number of teams)

Teams will have scheduled practices during the season

Evaluation days will be announced by February 11th

Registration is open

Early Registration until January 14th: $100

Regular Registration: January 15 -27: $110

Late Registration January 28 - February 9: $200

You can register online at

Uniforms will be purchased online after teams are formed. More information will be given closer to evaluations

Registration price DOES NOT include uniform cost.

For any questions, please email


Youth Flag Football Registration flyer - details in paragraph below
Youth Flag Football Registration

January 11-March1 online at or in person at the Civic Center

Cost $55 (does not include Jerseys)

Jerseys must be purchased by the parent in person or over the phone from Hometown Sporting Goods. The deadline to order jerseys is March 19th.

Evaluations: March 8th 6:00 pm 6U and 7:30 pm 12U

March 9 6:00 pm 8U and 7:30 pm 10U

Age cut off date is March 1, 2021

Evaluations will take place inside the red gym (601 Parkway Drive)

Practice will start March 15th and games March 27th


Soccer Flyer - details in paragraph below
Spring 2021 Soccer Registration

January 1 - 31, 2021

***No refunds will be given this season due to any unforeseen circumstances or events***


Spring Softball Registration - details in paragraph below
Park & Recreation 2021 Spring Softball Registration

Red Storm

Sign UP Today! Ages 3 through 15

Registration Dates:

12/19/20 to 1/31/21

Register online now!

If FEES are paid by 1/31/21, the registration fee is $185 for 6U - 15U. (Fees for additional players $160 discounted rate does not apply to TOTS)

Tots players registration is $75 if paid by 1/31/21

If paid between 1/31/21 and 2/5/21, 6U - 15U player registration fee is $210. (Fees for additional players $195 discounted rate does not apply to TOTS) TOTS players registration is $100 if paid between 1/31/21 - 2/5/21.

Online registration and Helpful Info @

Spring Clinics for fundamentals and PDL dates will be advertised soon. Contact Shawn Bowles at 205-718-6457 or email for any additional information.