In the Loop
October 1, 2021
TCS Maintains Excellent Academic Standing
"As always, we will continue to move upward toward the next level of excellence. I am so proud of the work we did last year to obtain these outstanding scores," Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill said. "Please join us in congratulating these teachers and students for doing a great job! Way to go, TCS!"
October 6 Designated a Virtual Learning Day for 9th Graders
The TCS Board of Education approved a Remote Learning Day for all 9th-grade students. The Remote Learning Day will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021. This will allow 9th-grade students the opportunity to complete their classwork remotely using their Chromebooks and/or logging into Schoology during what will be a testing day for their classmates in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Please visit the Hewitt-Trussville High School website for additional information.
Hall of Fame Set to Induct TCS Coach
Hewitt-Trussville Head Track & Field Coach Tom Esslinger was recently announced as a 2021 inductee into the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame. Esslinger and his family will be honored on January 8, 2022, at Goose Pond Civic Center. In his first year coaching the Huskies, Esslinger led the Boys and Girls Indoor teams to the 7A State Championship. The Boys and Girls Outdoor teams both placed 2nd at the State Meet. From 2005-2020 Esslinger was the head track and field coach and track and field and cross country program director at Homewood High School. During Esslinger’s tenure, the program won 31 state championships, including 20 state titles in track and field. Esslinger earned National Coach of the Year honors in 2017, and he has also been named Alabama Coach of the Year four times. He was a coach for the U.S. Navy at the 2014 Warrior Games. See more on Coach Esslinger in this edition of Tracking the Huskies.
National Group Applauds HTHS Wind Ensemble
Hewitt-Trussville High School proudly announces that the Wind Ensemble has been selected as the state-level winner in the National Wind Band Honors Mark of Excellence, presented by The Foundation for Music Education. Each year a committee of collegiate band directors evaluates submitted recordings and selects the recipients of this prestigious award. See the 300+ entries from across the U.S. HTHS wants to thank its band directors, teachers, students, and parents (past and present) for the tremendous dedication and support of the HTHS Band Program.
Magnolia Elementary Creatively Welcomes New Students
"It [the event] made me feel happy and excited to be a part of Magnolia," one student remarked. "My favorite part was when Dr. Faust read to us!”
As a part of the event, Chris Byars, music teacher, and Callie Ward, art teacher, participated in a get-to-know-you game. Dr. Faust then read the book All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold. Students were also given welcome bags donated by the Magnolia Parent Teacher Organization.
Important School-Level Reminders
HTMS: HTMS is pleased to announce auditions for this year's spring musical, High School Musical Jr! Visit this link for all audition information.
Tracking the Huskies
- Girls Flag Football
- Hewitt vs Hoover
- Swim Meet Recap
See all the latest news in the September 28, 2021, Tracking the Huskies!
Trussville Public Library: ACT Prep Classes
Husky Hoops: Fall Events
HUSKY HOOPS Fall Events (Wednesday Nights) September 15th thru October 27th:
• Skill Sessions 6-7 PM : $10 per session
• 3 on 3 League 7-8:30 PM : $20 total to be in the league (3 on 3 League is only in October)
2nd-6th Grade Boys; Bryant Bank Arena; free for Husky Hoops Members with Annual Pass. Register here if you haven't attended any previous Husky Hoops events. Questions? Contact: Coach Jeff Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
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