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Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club names teachers and students of the month

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Don Haisten Students and Teachers of the Month for October from Hewitt-Trussville High School (HTHS) and Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS). The Student of the Month from HTHS is Molly Horn. Molly is a freshman and is involved in freshman board, Dancers Against Cancer Junior Board, Wellness Club, and pre ...

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St. Clair aims to improve school attendance with cash incentives

By Terry Schrimscher ST. CLAIR COUNTY SCHOOLS — Chronic absenteeism has reached crisis levels in public schools across the nation. According to the United States Department of Education, 16% of the student population misses 15 days, or more, of school each year. In Alabama, the numbers are better, approximately 11%, but that number totals to more than 7 million days missed in a given year. St. Clair County ...

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Center Point High School students have opportunities in career-tech

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CENTER POINT — It's not all about making the grade at Center Point High School. Principal Van Phillips is focusing on grades, but he also wants students to get real-life experiences and he wants to help them prepare for the real world. Center Point students have opportunities in college career readiness, meaning they can graduate high school with unique opportunities. Severa ...

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Center Point High School Principal Van Phillips: The man, the myth, the real deal

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CENTER POINT — A short ride on Eagle Drive in Center Point leads you to a peaceful, orderly building. Center Point High School is perched on a hill above the hustle and bustle of the city. For some, the school is a safe haven, away from the reality of a community that statistically gives them little chance of success. For the principal, the school stands as a beacon of hope ...

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Hewitt-Trussville students named Employees of the Month at Academy of Craft Training

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Two Hewitt-Trussville High School students were recently named Employees of the Month in two categories at the Academy of Craft Training. For September, Katie Thomas, a junior, and Jamie Richesin, a senior, were recognized. Thomas is in Building Construction and Richesin is in Welding at the Academy. [caption id="attachment_90084" align="alignleft" widt ...

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48 baskets up for bid at Cahaba Elementary silent auction fundraiser

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — There will be something for everyone at this year's silent auction fundraiser at Cahaba Elementary School on Sunday, Oct. 6. PTO president Michelle Daniel said this year's theme is "Camp-a-Thon". "Our Camp-a-Thon is our big fundraiser for the year and part of that is our silent auction," said Daniel. "The grade levels get to come and set up their own ca ...

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UA Dean of Engineering visits HTHS Engineering Academy students

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Engineering Academy students at Hewitt-Trussville High School had a special guest on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Dean of Engineering from the University of Alabama spoke with students taking engineering, physics and computer science classes. Dean Karr explained how to be successful in college. According to the school system, Karr stressed the importa ...

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Former death row inmate speaks at Hewitt-Trussville High School about justice, his exoneration

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A man who spent 30 years on Alabama's death row, for a crime he didn't commit, spoke to Hewitt-Trussville High School students on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. More than 100 students listened as Anthony Ray Hinton, a community educator for the Equal Justice Initiative, spoke about his life. Hinton's memoir, The Sun Does Shine, was used for summer reading for ...

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Trussville City Schools focusing on ACT preps with new task force

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City School System's new assistant superintendent of curriculum is already working to take graduates to the next level. Dr. Lisa Berry is focusing on ACT preparation. An ACT score is one of the most important aspects of a college application. Berry hopes to see improvement in scores next spring. "I spent a lot of time researching what oth ...

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Hewitt-Trussville grads find success at UAB

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The University of Alabama at Birmingham updated Trussville City Schools on the performance of Hewitt-Trussville graduates attending UAB. Hewitt-Trussville High School principal Tim Salem said, during a Board of Education workshop session, the report was on 2018 graduates. "UAB has the largest percentage of our students," said Salem. "This report was on ...

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