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May 28, 2021


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HTHS Class of 2021: 369 Graduates Walk the Stage

The Hewitt-Trussville High School Class of 2021 walked the stage Tuesday night. For the 369 graduates, it represented the culmination of their (Pre)K-12 experience and the end of a most unusual school year. The class amassed approximately $14,198,000.00 in scholarship offers. Fifty-nine different colleges and universities are represented among members of this class; seven will enter the U.S. Armed Forces; and countless others will begin careers in various, high-demand sectors of skilled trades. See the full graduation ceremony on Tribune TV [look for "Related Videos" if HTHS doesn't open immediately].

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!

August 11-13: Start of 2021-2022 School Year

This week may have marked the end of school, but August will be here before you know it! The 2021-2022 School Year calendar features a staggered start for students across K12 - with last names A-M beginning school on August 11 and students whose last names begin with N-Z beginning school on August 12. Friday, August 13, 2021, will be the first day of school for all students. See all highlights on the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar.



Magnolia Elementary Debuts "Famous Americans"

Magnolia Elementary recently premiered a new web (and in-person) series, Famous Americans! The event coincided with "Famous Americans Day" at the school, described by educators as "....a fabulous day of learning for second graders." Sixty "Famous Americans" visited classrooms to teach everyone about their contributions to American history. See photos, Flipgrids, and more.

Awards Day, End-of-Year Photos at Magnolia

Magnolia Elementary School has just released its Awards Day Pictures and End of 2020-2021 School Year Party Pictures. Be sure to check them out and see if you recognize any smiling faces! Students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators at Magnolia Elementary School - like all other Trussville City Schools - navigated through a most unusual school year, working to normalize "school" as much as possible for all students.

Paine Elementary Launches New, Official Facebook Page

Though this school year may be over, the summer months bring plenty of school news - and of course, the new school year will arrive before you know it! To keep parents, employees, and the community even more updated, Paine Elementary School has launched a new, official Facebook page. Please follow Paine Elementary School to see recent end-of-school-year posts and stay in tune with summer events!

Cahaba Student Wins National Math Championship

A huge congratulations goes to Ford Rotenberry for winning the 5th Grade Perennial Math National Championship! He qualified for the National Championship after winning first place in the Alabama competition, where he also received the highest score of all students competing (third through eighth grade). This is also Ford's second National Championship in a row! Way to go Ford!

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

HTMS: Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome to the HTMS Summer Reading Challenge of 2021! Participants will have a chance to win popsicles, a grand prize, but most of all....KNOWLEDGE...if you participate in our summer reading challenge! Students may check out books via the SORA app (signing in with Clever); use books from home; check out books from the Trussville Public Library; and/or use online or audiobooks. See more on the HTMS Summer 2021 Reading Challenge!


Hewitt-Trussville High School

"Physics is Everywhere" Video Lands Accolades for HTHS

Advanced Physics students at HTHS entered a "Physics is Everywhere" video contest. These students were directed to create a 3-5 minute video explaining the conceptual physics associated with a particular sport, activity, or physical phenomenon. Students got to show off their physics knowledge, along with video creation and editing skills. A total of 15 videos were submitted. These videos covered various topics, such as disc golf, driving, baseball, high jump, roller coasters, and even shattering glass using your voice. The winning video submission analyzed the physics of skateboarding and was submitted by a four-person team from Mrs. Dimler's 7th period Advanced Physics class: Congrats to TJ Benton, Will Donaldson, Dan Ngo, and Trevor Warren. Way to go! See the full video here.

Track and Field Interest Form: 2021-2022 School Year

Anyone interested in doing track and field for the 2021-22 school year at HTHS should sign up via this link. The indoor season starts in November, and the outdoor season starts in February. There will be summer and fall opportunities for training, and we make it a priority to work with other sports. Email Coach Esslinger with questions. It was the most successful year in program history with two state championships, and there is something for everyone (sprinting, distance running, jumping, throwing).

Successful Start for e-Sports

Hewitt-Trussville High School's e-Sports Team just completed its inaugural Spring 2021 season. The Husky Red team qualified for the AHSAA State Playoffs making to the quarterfinal round (Top 8 in the State!). The Husky Red team lost a close match to Athens High School. Congratulations to all of the E-Sports team members for kicking off a new sport at #HewittTrussville!


Tracking the Huskies - Highlights

  • Softball continues its celebration of being 2021 7A State Champs
  • 2021-2022 Student Athletic paperwork now available
  • Girls Flag Football info
  • Summer camps
  • More in this week's Tracking the Huskies


City Shout Outs...

July Summer Reading Events (Trussville Public Library)

First off, Summer Reading at the Library will begin June 1st. Next - a bevy of events awaits library goers for the month of July. These include a) Adult Summer Reading Finale ("Short Tales & Ferus Ales"); b) Miniature Painting; and c) Children's Summer Reading Finale. See more on all of these events on the official Trussville Public Library website.

Summer Reading Classes

The library is excited to offer in-person, drop-in, take-home kits, and virtual programming this Summer! On the TPL website is a preview of highlighted programs each department will be offering in June. Sign-up and registration for June Summer Reading programs will begin May 17th and July programming registration will begin June 14th. A complete list of Summer Reading programming happening in June and July will be available for previewing and browsing on the library's website at

Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Happenings

Free Movie on the Mall

Friday, June 18

Movie -“Tom and Jerry” - starts at dusk

Presented by: Trussville to Go

Register your team today for the 14th Annual Trussville Chamber Golf Tournament

Presented by: M3 Performance and Physical Therapy See all details on this webpage.

For more information on any of the above, call 205-655-7535 or visit

Trussville Parks and Recreation Youth Volleyball Program

We want you to learn to love this game!!!

Play Dates: August 16 – October 21

Play Days: Monday and Thursday

Location: HTHS Gym

Registration dates: May 12 – August 4

Registration cost: $75.00 per player

Age groups: 1st – 2nd grade, 3rd – 4th grade, 5th – 6th grade, and 7th – 8th grade

Register on-line

More info: Contact Drew Peterson:

2021 Youth Flag Football Registration

  • June 1 - July 31 or in-person at Civic Center
  • Cost=$60 (does not include jerseys)
  • Jerseys must be purchased by the parent in-person or via phone from Hometown Sporting Goods after teams are drafted
  • See more on this flyer


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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