In the Loop
April 8, 2022
FINAL REMINDER: TCS Tax Renewal April 12, 2022
This coming April 12, 2022, we need your help. Your support of Trussville City Schools will help us preserve outstanding programs and continue to provide excellent opportunities for our students. Five important points to remember:
- A local school tax is expiring in 2022.
- This school tax has been in existence since 1992.
- The $4,000,000 generated from this local tax supports programs which receive zero state funding.
- Examples of outstanding TCS programs not funded by the state are band, athletics, clubs, and all other extracurricular activities, plus 25 locally funded teachers above the state minimum program.
- This is a tax renewal, not a tax increase or new tax.
See more details on this referendum, including links to polling locations, via this link on the district website.
Joint Letter of Support - April 12, 2022, TCS Tax Referendum
Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat, Trussville City Board of Education President Mrs. Kathy Brown, and Trussville City Schools Superintendent of Education Dr. Pattie Neill signed a joint letter of support on March 28, 2022, showing unity for the upcoming city-wide tax referendum scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The letter encourages residents to talk to friends and neighbors and "remind them of the importance of voting "FOR" renewing this school tax." Also, the letter states, in part, "This election is extremely important because the vote is to continue funding for Trussville City Schools by renewing current taxes that are expiring. We are writing this letter to help our citizens understand the financial significance to our school system, and to let you know this is a vote "FOR" continuing excellence in Trussville City Schools." Read the full letter by clicking the image or call 205-228-3000.
Join TCS Educators and Community Members on Social Media
In the lead-up to the April 12, 2022, TCS Tax Renewal vote, a bevy of social media has been posted across all TCS social platforms. These social media elements include photos and videos depicting various educators, residents, administrators, city leaders, and general school system supporters - all asking you to join them in voting "FOR" the TCS Tax Renewal. Be sure to check out this work on TCS Instagram, TCS Facebook, and TCS Twitter.
Magnolia Receives Education Donation from New Burlington Store
HTMS Choirs Shine at State Choral Assessment
Four HTMS choirs participated in State Choral Performance Assessment this week. Beginning Choir, Girls' Choir, Mixed Choir, and Honors Choir all earned superior ratings and perfect or near-perfect scores in sight-reading. Additionally, Girls' Choir and Honors Choir earned Distinguished Musicianship Awards. Dr. Ben Cook is HTMS Director of Choirs. -Submitted
Magnolia Students Prep One Another for ACAP
To support and encourage students to do their best on the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) tests, each kindergarten and first-grade class at MES was paired with a third, fourth, or fifth grade class. These kindergarten and first grade classes created posters and notes of encouragement and delivered these to classes preparing for the ACAP tests. "I wanted our younger students to know that they had a very important part in the success of our testing experience," Dr. Phyllis Faust, Magnolia Elementary Principal, said. Reflecting on this morale-building opportunity, fourth grade teacher, Anna Walker, commented, "We hung up the adorable poster the kindergarten students made for us! I loved seeing the younger kids giving my students high fives."
Paine Proudly Presents New Courtyard Project
Reagan White, a 17-year-old junior at Hewitt-Trussville High School, helped bring artwork to life over Spring Break along with his comrades in Trussville's Boy Scouts of America Troop 216. The large map of the United States is now painted in Paine's courtyard and is designed to be used for educational games and applications in history, geography, economics, and politics. See more on this new project on Paine Elementary School's website.
HTMS Artwork Selected by V.A.A.P.
Congratulations to all ten students whose art was selected to enter the Visual Arts Achievement Program (V.A.A.P.) District 4A Competition, sponsored by the Alabama Council on the Arts. Sixth graders Hannah Martens and Hadi Raza; Seventh graders Farley Rother, Sophia Kibbey, Taylor Land, and Lilly Nafziger; Eighth graders Rylee Millard, Savanah Kennedy, Amelia Wood, and Kayla Koch. A special congratulations goes to Farley Rother, whose drawing, A Map of Curly Hair, is the district winner for middle school drawing and moves on to state competition in Montgomery! Farley’s piece will be on exhibit in Montgomery throughout April and she will be honored at an awards ceremony April 20.
HTHS Artwork Recognized by V.A.A.P.
Hewitt-Trussville High School art instructors Layken Rubin and Adam Sterrett recently received news that student artwork had earned participation in the 2022 Visual Arts Achievement Program (V.A.A.P.), the largest art competition in the state of Alabama. The noted works of art are “Nolan” by Corinne Coprara (Rubin) and “Stuck” by Isabella Dailey (Sterrett). Jurying for the state level awards began in late March. Awards will be as follows: 1st/second for each division in each of the specific areas (painting, sculpture, craft, printmaking, photography/new media, and drawing) plus a best in show for each division. The deadline for the jurors to finish is the week of April 11th.
HTMS Boys Golf Hosts Husky Challenge
The HTMS Boys Golf Team finished tied for 3rd at the Husky Challenge on Thursday. Trussville CC hosted the field of 11 teams for the annual event which saw 70 golfers participate. Charlie Crowson led the charge for the Huskies finishing tied for 4th. Colson Rush placed 11th and and Colten Sutton finished 13th. 7th grader Jackson Ponterelli finished T-17th. The Huskies finish their 2022 season next week with the Berry Invitational on Monday, The Spartan Invitational on Tuesday, the Metro Tournament on Wednesday.
Tracking the Huskies
- Baseball Goes Unbeaten in Tennessee
- Girls Golf Wins Hike the Hills Event
- Tennis Sweeps Tuscaloosa County
- Outdoor Track & Field Meet Recap
- Softball Season Begins
See all the latest news in this edition of Tracking the Huskies!
YMCA Afterschool Childcare Program
Registration will open April 18th at 9am for the YMCA's Afterschool Childcare Program held on-site at TCS schools with this program for K-5th grade students. To learn more about the Y's program, please visit this link for YMCA registration. Have additional questions? Please email the YMCA at email@example.com
Trussville Racquet Club 2022 Summer Tennis Evening Clinics
Visit this PDF link for more information on how to become involved in Trussville Parks and Recreation's 2022 Summer Tennis Evening Clinics, in partnership with the Trussville Racquet Club.
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