In the Loop
February 23, 2021
District/Board of Education
Honoring Black History
Schools and classrooms across Trussville City Schools find various ways throughout the year to study and celebrate African American History - particularly during the month of February, which is designated in the United States as Black History Month.
In this edition of In the Loop, we explore a Black History Class Quilt project at Paine Elementary School. The 1st Grade Team collaborated on a student project whereby students chose world-changing African Americans, weaving biographical details of the figures into the students' art projects.
"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations." - Dr. Mae Jemison (Alabama native/ astronaut, engineer, and physician)
David Dobbs: 2020 Ned & Goldie Paine Gatekeeper of the Year
Longtime Hewitt-Trussville High School Cross Country/Track Coach David Dobbs has been named the 2020 Ned & Goldie Paine Gatekeeper of the Year by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dobbs, who led student athletes for 30 years, still serves as an assistant coach for HTHS. He was nominated for this prestigious civic award by TCS Athletics Director Lance Walker.
The Trussville Public Library took home the Group Winner award this year.
The award's namesake, Ned and Goldie Paine, were well-known Trussville residents. The award began in 1966 and is given annually to one individual and one organization for outstanding civic service to Trussville.
ALERT: Vehicles Passing School Buses
Parents/Employees: Please share with your neighbors and friends who might not see our posts. This is a REMINDER about vehicles running past a flashing red stop sign on the side of school buses - buses that may be loading or unloading children. When this occurs, the Trussville Police Department is notified and a ticket is mailed to the vehicle’s owner. Please be aware that when a bus begins flashing yellow and then flashes red, there are either students on the ground waiting to load or will soon be on the ground unloading. Saving a few minutes by not stopping is simply not worth the risk of hurting a child. Please stop for our students!
- CNP Curbside Meals sign-up form - Week of March 1, 2021
- Cafeteria Substitutes Needed at all TCS schools! $11.00/hour, 7:30-2:00 (typical schedule), qualifications- food handler’s card/no experience needed. Interested? Contact CNP Coordinator Morgan Bean for more information.
- TCS Foundation Casino Night tentative new date: Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Cahaba Elementary students had the privilege of creating Valentine Cards for some of the front-line workers at UAB. Mrs. Ellis guided students on this outreach project. It was an instructional effort which intertwined art, medicine, and student collaboration. See more photos.
Statewide Accolade: Award-Winning Student Art
Kristin Bloodworth serves as art teacher at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School and oversees submission to this annual contest and other art-based student opportunities.
2021 Valentine's Auction Raises Thousands for Charity
The highly-anticipated annual Valentine’s Auction at Hewitt-Trussville High School once again proved highly successful - raising nearly $8,500.00 for charity.
The event, held February 12, raised money through a bid process that results in school-based “dates” held during Husky Hour. The bid process generates money for operating expenses and charities, with the 2021 charitable beneficiaries being Dancers Against Cancer and The WellHouse.
The gymnasium serves as the Valentine’s Auction date-site, with food prepared by the school’s Culinary Arts Academy. See more photos.
NMSC Scholars Earn College Money
Seniors John Patrick Campbell, Jacob Copham, and Zachary Stutsman have all been designated National Merit Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
These students were among the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2020 who met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarship awards to be offered later this year. Read more about NMSC.
Parent/Student Alert: ACT Exam - March 9, 2021
- HTHS will administer the ACT exam in person on the HTHS campus
- Reminders: No food/drink allowed, no smartphones, no watch (of any sort).
- Students must have some form of ID to enter the testing room (ex., driver's license)
- Students will need an appropriate calculator for assessment
Tracking the Huskies
City Shout Outs...
Trussville Parks & Recreation Presents...
REC RUNNERS 2021
Registration: December 15 – March 7
Practice: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Price: $75.00 includes uniforms & 1 meet entry fee
Practice Starts: March 9th
Partnering with Trussville High School Track & Field Coaches
High School Coaches will host training clinics for our runners bi-weekly
Meet at the finish line …or be the first one there.
TRUSSVILLE ADULT 7 ON 7 FLAG-FOOTBALL
The most competitive Adult Flag Football League in the State of Alabama. “Bring you’re a-Game”
League Types: Competitive to Recreational
Registration is February 1 – May 3rd
Price: $400 Per Team
Team: 15 Player Max
For any questions, contact Chevelle Lee at Clee@trussville.org or (205) 508-0359
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Trussville Park & Recreation Presents:
Adult 7 on 7 Women’s Flag Football
Registration: February 15 – May 3
Team: 15 Player Max
Online Registration: https://trussville.activityreg.com/selectactivity_T2.wcs
Co-Ed Adult Volleyball
Online Registration begins January 4, 2021 – March 9, 2021
Games are on Tuesday nights beginning March 16, 2021
$150.00 a team
601 Parkway Drive Trussville 35173
Contact Donna Newton at email@example.com
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