Muscle Shoals City Schools
December 18, 2020
McBride Elementary Creates Winter Wonderland
A big "thank you" to the McBride PTO and all the faculty and staff who assisted in creating this awesome holiday environment for our students at McBride.
MSCS commends choral and drama director Hannah Bradford and the cast of White Christmas for an outstanding production. They held four shows from Saturday to Monday this past weekend, and Mrs. Bradford and her students never cease to amaze audiences. They continue to raise the bar!
Muscle Shoals Board of Education Approves One-Time Supplement for Employees
At the Thursday night meeting, the Muscle Shoals Board of Education approved Superintendent Chad Holden's recommendation to provide all full-time classified and certified employees, contract principals, the Chief School Finance Officer, and individuals providing full-time services through Kelly Services, excluding the Superintendent and members of his immediate family, a one-time supplement of $500.00
for the additional time, effort, and service that will be necessary during the Spring 2021 Semester to successfully meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the Board will provide all part-time classified and certified employees who work 20 hours or more each week a one-time supplement of $250.00.
The Board passed a resolution acknowledging that the dedication and hard work of the MSCS employees are critical to serving the students of the City of Muscle Shoals and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and will likely continue to impact most aspects of life, including public education.
Before making the recommendation, Holden made a statement to the Board on behalf of the district: "Our employees know your heart and they have felt your prayers as they have gone above and beyond the call of duty for students. We are well compensated compared to other districts across Alabama, and I am recommending this resolution not because we could ever pay anyone enough for what they are doing right now, but because this is an opportunity to acknowledge the tough times we are in and the true grit our staff will continue to show in these unprecedented times."
Berry, Grinnell are on the move
There will be new faces in the Muscle Shoals Middle School office in 2021 as two of their office staff members - Shelley Berry and Melanie Grinnell - are assuming new roles in the district. At the December 17 meeting, the Board of Education approved their transfer with Berry becoming the new secretary at Muscle Shoals High School effective January 5 and Grinnell moving into the position of secretary/accounting clerk at the Central Office effective February 1. Congratulations to both of these outstanding employees!
Support your school district by supporting the Muscle Shoals Education Foundation's 1958 fund by donating $19.58
Early Release on Friday, December 18th
We will follow the established staggered early dismissal times on Friday, December 18th:
Howell Graves Preschool will dismiss at 12:30.
Highland Park and Webster will dismiss at 12:40.
McBride Elementary will dismiss at 12:50.
MSMS, MSHS, and MSCA will dismiss at 1:00 (no exams this year).
Schools Closed December 21-January 6
The Muscle Shoals City Schools will reopen for students on Thursday, January 7th following the Winter Break that includes Christmas and New Years!
MSCS December Board Meeting 2020
Board of Education Meetings and Minutes Available on Website
Go to this link
anytime to view past meetings of the Muscle Shoals Board of Education or to read the minutes of each work session and meeting.
We are honored to announce that three of our own secondary teachers have been named Distinguished Teacher Mentors by the University of North Alabama.
Trojan Hoops 2020 (Photos by Todd Thompson)
ADPH COVID19 K-12 Schools Dashboard
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) launched its K-12 School Dashboard
just a few weeks ago. On this site, parents can see the number of COVID19 cases in their school district on a weekly basis. Also, you can always checkout the MSCS website
for updated information related to your child's health and COVID19.
Excellent job by all of our various bands - 6th, 7th, 8th, Symphonic, and Wind Ensemble - for outstanding Christmas concerts over the past two weeks!
Dr. Chad Holden, Superintendent