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June 17, 2021


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Pay Raise Approved for TCS Employees

A 4% pay raise was unanimously approved for all TCS employees by the Trussville City Board of Education at its June meeting. This action came at the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill and will go into effect for the 2021-2022 School Year. The TCS Board voted to add a 2% local match to an existing 2% pay raise enacted by the Alabama Legislature earlier this year.

Dr. Mandi Logan: Decades of Service to Trussville Schools

Dr. Mandi Logan will soon take on a new chapter in life when she retires from education as the current Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. She will enter a totally different career field in the business world. This self-described "lifelong student" welcomes the new challenge. As she does, Dr. Logan reflects on her successful run in education. Her successor, Dr. Rachel Poovey, was approved at the June Board of Education meeting.

Dr. Rachel Poovey Joins TCS Team

Dr. Rachel Poovey was appointed as Trussville City Schools' new Assistant Superintendent of Student Services at the June Board of Education meeting. Poovey, a Jefferson County native, has served Decatur City Schools the past 26 years in a variety of roles and will take over for Dr. Mandi Logan, who is retiring. In her new post with Trussville, Dr. Poovey will oversee a number of items ranging from special education to residency. Learn more about Dr. Poovey.

2019-2020 TCS Retirees Recognized

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the 2019-2020 TCS retirees could not be honored last spring. That said, the TCS Board of Education invited that group to be recognized at the June Board of Education meeting. The following retirees were recognized: Simona Herring, Scott Waid, David Dobbs, Connie Hambey, Tina Allen, LuAnn Hodges, Julie Grogan, Dawna Butts, Audrey Shannon, Tamra Higginbotham, Payge Chambliss, Carla Russell, Sherri Bishop, Michael Petkovich and Hal Riddle. Congratulations!

2020-2021 TCS Retirees Recognized

The following 2020-2021 TCS retirees were recognized by the Board of Education in June along with the 2019-2020 retirees (mentioned above): Cynthia Thomas, Mark Snider, Herb Hicks, Tim Stull, Amanda Roberts, Kathy Troncale, Kathy Bell, Lee Dykes, Jana Feild, Jenni Scott, Gina Lackey, Edra Perry, Brenda Reid, Kelli Tweed, Teri Hogg, Cathy Parrish, Karen Chamblee, Charles Goad, Prissy Anderson, Harry Leach, Billy Crowell, Barry Davis and Mandi Logan (2020-2021). Congratulations!

Summer Reading Lists: 2021

2021 Summer Reading Lists are now available! Visit any of our website homepages for K-5 links & lists! The lists have been curated by various personnel including TCS reading specialists. The books represent a variety of interests and authors. We encourage parents to get a head start on this reading, which will go a long toward proficiency for 2021-2022!

Paws for a Cause Gala

The TCS Foundation and TCS Athletic Foundation will hold the annual Paws for a Cause Gala August 14, 2021. The venue? Trussville Entertainment District. Events include bingo, silent auction, HTHS Jazz Band performance, and a $10,000.00 giveaway! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!



Kindergarten Registration: 2021-2022

Kindergarten Registration packets have been placed on the website homepage of each TCS elementary school (Magnolia, Cahaba, and Paine). Please visit those sites to view/download the file and please share with any prospective TCS parent.


Hewitt-Trussville Middle School

Sixth Grade Immunization

Students 11 and older entering the 6th grade in Alabama schools must have a tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. Each pupil 11 or older who enters the 6th grade will be required to have a new certificate of immunization. Schedules will not be released until the student has a current immunization form on file UNLESS your child does not turn 11 on or after July 16. You will have two weeks after their birthday to present the school with a current immunization form.


Hewitt-Trussville High School

Engineering Academy Students Win Big at TSA Competition

From architectural computer-aided design to children's stories to websites, the Hewitt-Trussville High School Engineering Academy students exhibited their prowess in full force at the 2021 State Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition. Students walked away with several 1st Place and Top Ten honors. See individual and team results along with student photos.

Hewitt-Trussville High School Named AHSAA Sportsmanship School

The Alabama High School Athletic Association recently named Hewitt-Trussville High School as a sportsmanship school for the 2020-2021 school year. Schools that did not have an ejection or a fine during the school year were recognized as a sportsmanship school. HTHS was one of six 7A schools on the list, and the only school from metro Birmingham. The recipient schools will be recognized at the 2021 AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon on July 23 at the Renaissance Hotel and Montgomery Convention Center. See more on this accolade.


  • Student-Athlete paperwork deadlines
  • Softball All-State
  • Football Passing Academy
  • AHSAA All-Star Games
  • More in this week's Tracking the Huskies


About Trussville City Schools

Trussville City Schools sits in a high-growth area of Jefferson County/Metropolitan Birmingham. Our award-winning district features motivated students, high-quality educators, and dedicated parents. We consistently rank highly on state and national levels from academics to extracurriculars to athletics.

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