In the Loop
November 17, 2020
Congratulations to Hewitt-Trussville High School Awarded the 2020 National Blue Ribbon Award in a Virtual Ceremony November 13, 2020...CONGRATULATIONS HTHS!
Attending the Blue Ribbon virtual ceremony and pictured from left to right are: Dr. Steve Ward, Board Vice President; Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent; Mr. Tim Salem, HTHS Principal
Hewitt-Trussville High School Honored at the TCS Board Meeting
Dr. Neill presented the following letter to Mr. Salem:
Dear Mr. Salem,
With great pleasure, the school board and I recognize you and Hewitt-Trussville High School for earning the National Blue-Ribbon Schools Award. HTHS is the only school in Trussville City Schools to be awarded this honor since Trussville City Schools was established 15 years ago. This is a sensational moment of which we are extremely proud.
This year, HTHS is one of only 3 high schools in the state of Alabama to achieve national recognition. This award affirms the innovative strategies and achievements at HTHS that set us apart from all the others. High school achievement and rankings represent our end game in this K-12 environment, and those results don’t happen overnight. The National Blue-Ribbon program has hereby affirmed an accumulation of excellence and hard work of students, educators, and families at HTHS that begins in the K-8 program.
The Hewitt-Trussville High School teachers and administrators embrace each ninth grader at the onset of one of the best 4-year high school programs in the State of Alabama. HTHS immediately and deliberately sets the course toward college and career readiness, successful post-secondary experiences, leadership, scholarship, good character, and citizenship.
“Learning today, leading tomorrow” is our TCS motto, and all aspects of Hewitt-Trussville High School under your leadership exemplify this meaning. Teaching for citizenship and scholarship are instilled in the students and modeled by the staff. Thank you for your hard work, your attention to the details that matter most, and for leading one of the best high schools in the state of Alabama.
On behalf of the Trussville City School Board and the Office of the Superintendent, we congratulate HTHS on your recognition as a National Blue-Ribbon School! We are so proud of you! Working together means winning together.
Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent
Trussville City Schools
Thank Alabama Teachers Week November 16 - 22, 2020. THANK YOU EDUCATORS!
Alabama teachers have faced unprecedented challenges this year, from ensuring classrooms are safe for in-person learning to adjusting to the new realities of online teaching.
Individuals are encouraged to say thank you on social media by posting a story, photo or video of a teacher in their life, and using the hashtag #ThankALTeachers.
To learn more about the Thank Alabama Teachers initiative, visit weteachalabama.com
Trussville City Schools Sends a BIG Thank You to our Educators for ALL you do!
Big News from the TCS Board Meeting November 16, 2020
Trussville City Schools is very thankful to be blessed with outstanding legislators and commissioners who support our schools.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Pattie Neill, Board Member Mark Sims, Senator Dan Roberts, Board President Kathy Brown, Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight, Senator Shay Shelnutt, Board Member Kim DeShazo, Board Member Stan Garrett, Board Vice President Steve Ward and CSFO Jim Kirkland
Congratulations Coaches David and Anita Dobbs! We will miss you!
Coach David Dobbs - 31 years coaching all in Trussville and a volunteer assistant coach in many different city schools before that.
Coach Anita Dobbs - 17 track seasons and 30 cross country seasons all in Trussville.
At the State 7A Cross Country Meet Saturday, the HT Girls Team finished 3rd in 7A and the HT guys finished 4th in 7A. This is the best finish for Hewitt girls in their 30 year career.
4th place was the boys best finish since 2010/2011.
Top 5 Finishes for both Boys and Girls teams again this year! Congratulations HT Cross Country and Coach David and Anita Dobbs!
In addition, Coach David Dobbs was congratulated for received the Alabama High School Athletic Associations, "Making a Difference" Award.
Athletics Director Lance Walker said, “Stats are important, and coaches teams have won many championships, but the positive influence the Dobbs had on so many lives is most important."
Dr. Neill and Board Members thanked David and Anita Dobbs for their many years of teaching and coaching. You will be missed!
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Pattie Neill, Coach Anita Dobbs, Coach David Dobbs and Athletics Director Lance Walker
At the November 16, 2020 Board Meeting, Dr. Pattie Neill introduced Trussville City Councilor Lisa Bright as the TCS School Liaison. Welcome to the TCS Family!
Pictured from left to right: Board President Kathy Brown, Councilor Lisa Bright and Dr. Pattie Neill
More BIG News from the November Board Meeting!
WELCOME TO THE HT FAMILY COACH ESSLINGER AND COACH PIKE! WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE IN TRUSSVILLE!
We Need Your 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!
November P.A.C.E. Character Skill is Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they've helped you.
TCS Celebrates White Cane Day
October 15, 2020 TCS Students celebrated White Cane Day
The United States Congress adopted a joint resolution in 1964 designating October 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day and recognizing that white canes enable blind people to travel safely and independently.
While the white cane does keep blind people safe (because drivers and other pedestrians can easily see it), it is also a tool that blind people use to explore and navigate our environment. For this reason, the emphasis of White Cane Safety Day has shifted over time away from safety, and toward independence and equality. We believe that it's important to celebrate this history and recognize the white cane as the tool that allows the blind to "come and go on [our] own" as President Lyndon Johnson said back in 1964.
Pictured in large group from Paine: Henrietta Murray- 2nd Grade; Sarah Thomas- 5th Grade; Jenny Wicks; Alayna Tippen; Christy Leslie
Pictured in small group from HTMS: Hailey Leslie-7th; Jenny Wicks; Melissa Herring
Tshirts drawn by Brandy Parker
Congratulations to Hewitt-Trussville High School Awarded the Global Education Excellence Award! Congratulations!
Pictured: HTHS Parent Pamela Loudon, Mr. Salem, and Dale Higgins, International Exchange Coordinator
Celebrating World Kindness Day at Magnolia Elementary School
Paine Elementary Celebrates October 2020 Paine Pride and PACE Awards...Congratulations Students!
THANK YOU Magnolia Elementary School for raising $310.00 on Hat Day for United Way! Thank you for your generosity!
Paine Elementary Celebrates Veteran's Day...Thank a Veteran!
Thank you to all Paine students who wore red, white, or blue today in recognition of Veteran’s Day! In addition to wearing patriotic colors, Paine students have been working on Thank You cards to show their gratitude as part of their counseling lesson in specials this week. Students had the choice to keep the card they made for a veteran that they know personally, or they could turn it in and we will deliver the extra cards to the VA on behalf of our Paine Elementary students.
Many of our Paine families responded to our Veteran’s Day survey sent out last week - thank you to those who participated! We’d like to share the video we created with you. Although our Veteran’s Day Celebration looks different due to the pandemic, it is our hope that our veterans feel honored through this video. Please click on this link if you’d like to watch - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cand_hwxn914NOWwLMT5XhhlTmLxILY1/view?usp=sharing
Thank you to all who have served and have a Happy Veteran’s Day!
Congratulations to the Winners of the Annual Veterans Day Essay contest at Cahaba! GREAT JOB!
Congratulations to the winners of the Cahaba Elementary Annual Veterans Day Essay contest. The winners are:
Great Job Students!
Cahaba Elementary School is so thankful for beautiful weather and our lovely front porch. Our Kindergarten friends had the most spectacular Fairy Tale Ball.
IMPORTANT: Information on Annual Food Drive for ALL Elementary Schools....Benefitting T.E.A.M.
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 Jefferson County Health Department, City of Trussville and UAB Offer COVID-19 Testing in Trussville
COVID-19 Testing for Trussville
Monday, Nov. 16 - Thursday, Nov. 19
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Call 205-975-2819 (CV19)
Do you need a COVID-19 Test?
It's easy-just a quick swab in each nostril ad you're done!
Visit www.uab.edu/livehealthsmartal to see testing sites in your community
Navigating at home learning has proven to be difficult for some families. This is a great article on some strategies that can be employed to help.
TCS Substitute Application Process is Open!
- 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
email@example.com or 205-228-3067
The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Presents....
SAVE THE DATE for the Community Caroling & Tree Lighting
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
Trussville Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm