In the Loop

November 20, 2020

Trussville City Schools

113 North Chalkville Road, Trussville, AL 35173

(205) 228-3000

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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


Press Release - New Board of Education Office

Trussville City Schools Awards Bid for Construction of New Board of Education Office

TRUSSVILLE, ALA. – November 19, 2020 – The Trussville City Board of Education this week announced it has awarded Blalock Building Company the bid to construct a new board of education office building.

The building, located on Highway 11, will provide a centralized space for Trussville City Schools’ (TCS) Central Office team which currently work in three separate buildings throughout the City of Trussville. The project budget was $6,000,000.00. The winning bid came in under budget with the low bid from Blalock of $5,189,000.00. Alternate 1 was also awarded with a bid of $164,900.00 for a turn lane off Highway 11 to the new building.

“Our school system is committed to providing board members, faculty and staff the tools necessary to ensure our students continue to receive an award-winning education,” said Dr. Pattie Neill, TCS superintendent. “The board of education’s new office building will serve as an important step towards our continued achievement of that goal, as it further will enhance our teams’ ability to communicate and collaborate – especially during a times of unprecedented challenges.”

Blalock Building Company, located in Trussville, was one of eleven contractors to bid for the project, which was designed by Lathan Architects. Construction will be financed through the state’s Public Schools and Colleges Authority (PSCA) bond, which allocated TCS approximately $5.9 million from the bond sale in October.

State Representative Danny Garrett, who represents Trussville and serves as Vice Chair of the Alabama House of Representatives Education Ways and Means Committee, commented “Trussville City Schools will be one of the first systems in the state to utilize funds from the bond issue approved by the Legislature this past session. TCS is recognized as a top system in the state and is once again leading and setting a standard with this needed capital improvement. It is also great news that Blalock Building, a local contractor who has built previous projects for TCS and the city of Trussville, will be constructing this new facility that will become a central part of the downtown area.”

Construction of the office building will take approximately one year to complete. TCS soon will announce details of a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of the project.


Rendering for new board office


Thank a Teacher!



We Need Your Help!

As a result of COVID-19, many of our families are struggling financially due to job layoffs, furloughs, terminations and job changes. We know that many families have difficulty purchasing items outside of their weekly or monthly grocery budget. That's where you can help!

We want to provide an opportunity for the community to come together and make Thanksgiving special for our families. You can help by providing gift cards to local grocery stores. Directions for drop off will be included on your confirmation email when you sign up to donate.

Please visit this link to donate:

We are so thankful of the way this community loves their neighbor!


Happy Thanksgiving! The Magnolia Cafeteria staff decorated the cafeteria in a fall theme and prepared a delicious Thanksgiving feast for students and staff. THANK YOU!

Magnolia lunchroom ladies on serving line


Snapshots Art Contest Winners for HTMS and HTHS! Beautiful artwork HT Students!

HTHS senior Samantha Vise placed 1st and 3rd in “Snapshots,” Homewood Public Library’s teen photography contest.

HTMS 7th grader Aymarie Bryan placed 2nd in the middle school category.

There were 6 awards in the contest: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in middle and high school.

TCS art students won half the awards! So proud of Samantha and Aymarie!

See all the artwork:

picture of street going into tunnel

2nd Place in 6th - 8th Grade Category...Aymarie Bryan 7th grade Hewitt-Trussville Middle School

picture of Samantha laying in leaves

1st Place 9th - 12th Grade Category ...Samantha Vise 12th Grade Hewitt-Trussville High School

Samantha sitting in a field in front of a mirror reflecting the forest

3rd Place 9th - 12th Grade Category....Samantha Vise 12th grade Hewitt-Trussville High School


November P.A.C.E. Character Skill is Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they've helped you.


HTMS Gratitude Tree Project! GREAT JOB HTMS Students!

Gratitude Tree Project

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Our MUSH Mentors taught a lesson to our 6th graders about Gratitude. Each 6th grade student completed a leaf with something that they are thankful for. Our HTMS Gratitude Tree is a great visual of all the things we have to be thankful for.

MUSH Mentors taught gratitude lesson
picture of gratitude tree and leaves
leaves on gratitude tree



shirts that are sale at the Pack House


IMPORTANT: Information on Annual Food Drive for ALL Elementary Schools....Benefitting T.E.A.M.

Elementary School Food Drive Flyer - details in paragraph below
Annual Food Drive for any TCS Elementary School

November 9 - 20, 2020

*Canned vegetables are a big need this year!

Bring your canned/non-perishable, unexpired items to any TCS elementary school.

Benefits our local food bank at T.E.A.M. (Trussville Ecumenical Assistance Ministry)


The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Presents....

SAVE THE DATE for the Community Caroling & Tree Lighting

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Community Caroling and Tree Lighting Ceremony

On the Mall

Fun for the Whole Family

Tree Lighting at 5:30 pm

Sunday, November 29, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

A great way to start the Christmas Season in Trussville! Plus, Santa will be there!


SAVE THE DATE for the Trussville Christmas Parade

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Trussville Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm

"Christmas Traditions"