PWB Parent's Weekly
September 10, 2023
"One Stampede, The Kingdom Way"
Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter. We're excited to keep you informed about our school's latest updates and activities. As we begin day 23 of this academic year, we'd like to thank you for your continued support. Progress and attendance reports were sent home Friday. Contact your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns about their grades and Secretary Jackson at the main office if your child has been marked absent on a day they were indeed on campus. Simply note this on the attendance profile document and send it to our secretary. Let us know if we can help in any way.
Eric F. Hines,
Our core values represent who we are as a school and our commitment to growing strong, well-rounded leaders inside the classrooms and throughout our communities. We will do all things with excellence and strive towards exhibiting our values and mission each and every day...The Kingdom Way!
Congratulations to our Volleyball Teams for a hard fought victory over Huffman High School on Thursday Night. Also, kudos to Tristan Simmons for being named Character Student of the Month by TCS and Townsquare Media and Myles Madden, Alabama One Credit Union Athlete of the Week. Our band, cheer and JROTC Teams were exceptional at Friday's Football game and although we did not win, Stampede Football showed tremendous improvement. Thanks to Ms. Cook, Ms. Waddell, Mrs. Crawford, Mr. Reed and our entire faculty and staff for a spirited pep rally and for wearing Stampede apparel on Friday. What a wonderful job PTSA did in conjunction with Coach McKenzie on getting our football team out to greet everyone. School spirit is definitely building and we will continue to provide meaningful avenues to display our love and support for PWBHS.
On our Wednesday, September 6th Instructional Walkthrough, a significant bragging point of improved school culture was noted by our Central Support Team. Great things are happening at PWBHS and we are excited that you are working collaboratively with us. Points of emphasis are listed below:
1. Shift in positive school culture
2. Students are speaking and greeting visitors in the building
3. Students are eager to learn
4. Respectful relationships between teachers and students
Along with Progress Reports that were sent Friday, students received attendance profiles, which detail every absence for this academic year. Take a moment and look at absences that are listed. If you detect an error, please make a note on the document and send it back to our Secretary, Shalynn Jackson and we will make the corrections we are able to verify. In addition, from the Week of August 28th to the Week of September 4th, our attendance increased from 92.16% to 93.64%, a whopping 1.48%. Help us continue this upward trend in positive attendance by making sure your child, whether a bus rider, car rider or student driver, makes it in the building by 8:20 am. Note the attendance week poster attached below. Thursday is Pajama Day, we trust that each child will dress appropriately. Help us by monitoring what your child wears not only on Thursday but every day.
All students received a progress report on Friday, September 8, 2023. Please look at each class and contact the teacher if you have questions. Don't wait until they reach out to you, contact them as soon as possible. In 4 1/2 Weeks, students will receive report cards. Therefore, it is important that improvements needing to be made be done now.
- Our 21st CCLC Extended Learning Program is now registering students who are interested in Tutoring!
- We are also inviting students to join other opportunities such as: Robotics, Leadership Training with MCJROTC, Bio Club (Science club), Artistic Creation (Crafting), Japanese Culture Club, Mentoring, Cooking/Life Skills, Newspaper Club, Yoga, and the Spanish Club.
- The days each club meets are listed on the flyer. Link to flyer
- If your child is interested in participating in any of these activities don't wait, REGISTER THEM NOW!
- English Registration form: https://forms.gle/qn1Qk4LNRu8Qm15W6
- Spanish Registration form: https://forms.gle/qn1Qk4LNRu8Qm15W6
- Attending a parent orientation is required in order for students to attend and to receive important information about our Extended Learning Program.
Girls Soccer Interest Meeting
The Girls Soccer Team Interest Meeting will be held September 12th beginning at 6:00 pm. All interested parties should contact Barbara Chatametikool, Soccer Coach, for more information. This meeting will take place in Room 216.
Your voice is needed to shape the future of TCS!
The Tuscaloosa City Schools are hosting a series of community input sessions on Sept. 11, 13 and 14. We want our TCS families, as well as any Tuscaloosa resident, to come and give us their thoughts on what we are doing well as a school system that we should continue to fund, as well as what would they like to see us do differently that requires financial commitment.
We are making plans for the next several years, and the input gathered at these sessions will help set our roadmap of priorities as a school system for the future. Again, the input gathered at these sessions are crucial to our future, and we want as many members of the public to attend as possible. Strong schools mean strong communities.
The input sessions are open to anyone, and it is not required that you attend only the one within your feeder zone. Choose any input session that fits your schedule.
Community Input Sessions:
Monday, Sept. 11, 2023
Central High School Auditorium
905 15th Street, Tuscaloosa
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
Northridge High School Auditorium
2901 Northridge Road, Tuscaloosa
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
Paul W. Bryant High School Auditorium
6315 Mary Harmon Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa
The PSAT is scheduled for October 19, 2023. We are encouraging 10th and 11th graders to take this important test. The cost is $20, see Counselor Wilson for more information.
Interested in Track and Field?
PWBHS Merch Store
Check out the Paul W. Bryant High School Stampede Sideline Store. Find customizable apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more merchandise and gear. Check it out using the link below.
High School Heisman Scholarship
The Heisman High School Scholarship is proud to continue its 28-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards male and female high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.
Winners from every school and scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000.
The Heisman Trophy Trust is proud to reward community-minded scholar-athletes at the state and national level.
School Winners from every school
100 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship
12 National Finalists receive a $2,000 scholarship
2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship
Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Here's how you can help them get the recognition they deserve:
Visit heismanscholarship.com to apply before the October 17, 2023 deadline.
Week of September 11th through September 15th
11th: 8:40 am Grade 9 Community Meetings (auditorium)
11th:JV Football travels to Central at 6:00 pm
11th: VB travels to West Blocton (Varsity and JV) at 5:00 pm
12th: 8:40 am Grade 10 Community Meetings (auditorium)
12th: VB travels to Central (F, V and JV) at 2:30 pm
12th: 6:00 Girls Soccer Interest Meeting in Room 216
12th: Flag Football host Central at 6:00 pm
13th: 8:40 am Grade 11 Community Meetings (auditorium)
13th: Afternoon: Student Listening Sessions
13th: Club and Organization Inductions at 4:30 pm in the auditorium
14th: 8:40 am Grade 12 Community Meetings (auditorium)
14th: Flag Football host Francis Marion at 5:00 pm
14th: Community Input Listening Sessions 6:00 pm at PWBHS
15th: Football Team host McAdory at 7:00 pm (Mayor and City Council Honored at Halftime)
16th: VB travels to Central JV Invitations
Week of September 18th through September 22nd
18th: Boys Soccer Tryouts (entire week)
18th: 8:30 Hines meet with Instructional Coaches
18th: 5:30 JV Football travels to McAdory
19th: University of Alabama Vision Day Fieldtrip (Counselor Williams)
19th: 5:00 pm VB host Minor
19th: 6:00 pm FFB travels to Hillcrest
20th: Shelton Regional College Fair (Counselor Williams)
21st: 2:30 VB host Central F, JV and V
21st: 6:00 pm FFB host Brookwood
22nd: Pep Rally will not take place
22nd: FB travels to Northridge