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Guess what kids? College isn’t for everyone

By Elise Kidd BIRMINGHAM — As high school students prepare to apply for college, many of them may struggle with the stress and pressure that comes with applying to the institution that will factor into their future. Within the structure of the United State’s school system, there is a push for students to attend college; but for some students, college has never been a goal, or the idea of college is practica ...

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Trussville Elementary schools spelling bee winners

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City School System announced the winners of recent spelling bees. A fifth-grader at Magnolia Elementary will head to the District Spelling Bee, after a big win in November. Jayden Howard won the Magnolia Elementary School Spelling Bee on Nov. 19, 2019. [caption id="attachment_94728" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jayden Howard. Photo: TCS ...

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Trussville City Schools to enter into agreement with Trussville Police concerning SROs

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City School system is working with the Trussville Police Department on a proposed agreement outlining the responsibilities of School Resource Officers (SROs) and formalizing the service. The Trussville Tribune requested a copy of the proposed agreement following the Monday night work session and monthly meeting, but that request was denie ...

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St. Clair County Superintendent focusing on improving state report card grade

By Erica Thomas, managing editor ASHVILLE — The St. Clair County Board of Education is putting an emphasis on improving its state report card score. In 2019, the school system improved from 84 to 87. Superintendent Mike Howard said by focusing on chronic absentees, achievement tests and College and Career Readiness standards, he hopes the school will be able to score an A on the next report card in 2020. An ...

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Clay’s Ronnie Dixon elected Jefferson County School Board of Education President

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – The Jefferson County Board of Education elected a new president during its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Ronnie Dixon, who has served as Vice President for the past year, was elected President. Carita Venable was elected Vice President. Dixon has been on the Board of Education for four years. He has one year left in his first term, then hi ...

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Trussville City Schools BOE presented $777K check from Jefferson County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Schools Board of Education was presented a check, for the annual allocation to school systems in Jefferson County, during its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The check of over $777,000 was presented by Senator Shay Shelnutt, Representative Danny Garrett and Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight. "This is the result of 20 ...

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Trussville City Schools Teachers of the Year honored at BOE meeting

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Schools Board of Education announced five Teachers of the Year during the monthly board meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The winners are as follows: Cahaba Elementary School - Rachel Osburn Magnolia Elementary - Lynette Summers Paine Elementary - Cynthia Weyerman Hewitt-Trussville Middle School - Jennifer Bruno Hewitt-Trussville Hig ...

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PVHS to present ‘Pinson Notables: An Alabama Bicentennial Event’

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — The students and staff of Pinson Valley High School, along with the Pinson Historical Society and Pinson Public Library, will be presenting “Pinson Notables: An Alabama Bicentennial Event” in the Rock School Center Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 25. When Alabama Governor Kay Ivey named PVHS one of 21 Bicentennial Schools of Excellence this past year, the school received ...

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Trussville Teachers of the Year announced

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Trussville City Schools announced the 2019 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. The TCS Elementary Teacher of the Year is Lynette Summers, Fifth Grade Teacher for Magnolia Elementary School. The TCS Secondary Teacher of the Year is Jennifer Bruno, Theatre Teacher for Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Bruno will compete for ...

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St. Clair County Schools hoping to purchase laptops for all students

By Erica Thomas, managing editor ASHVILLE — The St. Clair County Board of Education is working on a plan to bring laptops to all students. The One-to-One program would mean every student in the system would have an assigned laptop. Superintendent Mike Howard said the system already purchased enough laptops to retrofit all high schools. Laptops stay at the school and are available in core classrooms, librari ...

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