| School: PP|
|Accelerated Reading / AR|
Accelerated Reading / AR - A reading program that focuses on student reading comprehension.
|After School Community Education|
After School Community Education
|Bill Hamilton||Community Education Page|
|Box Tops for Education|
Box Tops for Education - Collect box tops from poplular products sold in most groceries. Turn them in to your child's teacher - each one is worth $.10 for our school!
DIBELS - A standardized assessment used with K-5th graders to evaluate alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, reading fluency and comprehension.
Friday Freeze - During registration, parents can elect to have their child participate in this fund raiser. Cold Stone Creamery delivers icecream to particpating students once a month.
|Ink and Cell Phone Recycling|
Ink and Cell Phone Recycling - Paine Primary participates in an ink cartridge and old cell phone recycling program. Please drop off any of these items at our front office to help support the school.
|Library / Media Center|
Library / Media Center
|Rachel Brockman||Library / Media Center Site|
|My Capstone Library|
Paine Primary Library's collection of Interactive Internet books. Both fiction and nonfiction are included. Please contact librarian for username and password.
|Scott Burnett, Jamie Giangrosso, Scott Cooper||https://www.trussvillecityschools.com/Teachers/Scott.Burnett/default.aspx|
Raz Kids - A site with children's interactive eBooks.
|Charlene Hallman||Computer Education Site|
|Ticket to Read|
A fun, digital, leveled reading program for students!
| School: PI|
PI is pleased to offer Club Days to our students at least 6 times per semester on Thursdays. Each grade will go to their club for 90 minutes. Each student chooses a club to participate in for the semester. Some of our club choices are:
Sports & Fitness, Yearbook, Husky Helpers, Board Games, Golf, Engineering, Art, Choir, Drama, Computer, Girl Scouts, Survival and Spirit Squad.
Drama Club is for 5th Grade only. Drama Club students are chosen at the beginning of each school year and prepare for 1 school wide performance each year.
|Jennifer Bruno, Ruth Ann Clay & Anne Owens||Drama Club Website|
|Gifted and Talented Education (GaTE)|
Students that are identified as Gifted and Talented at Paine Intermediate are served through our GaTE (Gifted and Talented Education) program. We use the State of Alabama eligibility criteria to determine whether a student qualifies for our program. All students are screened for GaTE in 2nd grade and again when SAT scores are released in 4th through 6th grades. The GaTE program is an enrichment pullout program through which we strive to challenge students and instill the love of learning. We use the concept based curriculum model and each year we look at our units of study through a different conceptual lens helping students to make connections between broad concepts and topics.
|Sue Koch and Niki Lincoln|
Students from each 5th grade class will be selected by homeroom teachers to serve for one grading period during the first semester. Fourth graders will be selected for Safety Patrol the second semester. The selections will be made by the homeroom teachers based on responsibility, effort put forth in the classroom, positive attitudes, etc. rather than set criteria such as honor roll and no conduct checks. It is possible, but not likely, that a student will be selected more than once. This will allow all qualified students to serve on Safety Patrol at least one time.
|Lauren Blake or Niki Lincoln|
Science Olympiad is a competition team who participate in challenges that test their knowledge in various science topics. Students on the team prepare for the challenges through research, investigation, hypothesizing, testing, and reflecting. We compete in a regional Science Olympiad Competition in February against other elementary school teams. Team members are selected in the spring through an application process for the following school year.
|Niki Lincoln or Sue Koch|
|Accelerated Reader (AR)|
AR is a wonderful reading program we utilize here at Paine. Please read Mrs. Bruno's Blog Post to find out what it is all about!
|Beth Bruno, Kelly McGough|
Other technology integration includes our school’s morning show, WPIN, which is broadcast to every classroom via closed-circuit television. Fourth and fifth grade students write, direct and produce the show each day. Special reports are done weekly, including Skyping with people in other states and other countries.
|Kelly Watkins & Elizabeth Wilson|
| School: HTMS|
The 6th grade art rotation class lasts only 9 weeks. Students will gain an understanding of what makes a “good” drawing by learning and applying skills of observation, composition, and shading through the drawing objects from real life. Students will also have the opportunity to create art based on the styles of famous artists, using various techniques of painting, collage, and simple printmaking. By the end of the 9 weeks students will also have learned one-point linear perspective drawing skills. Varied activities keep the level of interest very high. Students are encouraged to draw at home and to keep a personal visual journal that will be compiled at the end of the 9 weeks term. All students will have at least one art work included in the school wide art show held in the spring of the year.
|Kristin Bloodworth||Art Rotation|
Hewitt-Trussville Midle School Athletics Information
The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Band is made up of over 250 members in three different bands. One hundred twenty five 6th grade students are involved in the Beginning Band, where they learn to play a musical instrument for the first time. The two other bands are Concert Band and Symphonic Band. The Concert Band is made up of sixty 7th and 8th grade students. The Symphonic Band is made up of seventy five 7th and 8th grade students and play advanced middle school band literature. All 7th and 8th grade band students participate in the Pep Band which plays at all home football games, pep rallies, and some school assemblies. All of the bands perform a Holiday Concert and Spring Concert.
Band takes patience and lots of practice. It helps students learn to be independent, responsible, and co-operative. Besides all that – band is fun!
Students who select Rotation as their Sixth Grade elective will participate in Choir for one nine week grading period. This nine week period allows students to become familiar with building skills as a singer as well as the expectations of singing in a choir. Throughout the nine weeks, students sing a variety of musical styles, develop music reading skills, and learn to sing in two-part harmony. The nine weeks culminates with a performance in the Choir Room for parents and grandparents to attend.
The Choir 6/Rotation experience also encourages many students to continue to sing in Choir as a Seventh and/or Eighth Grade student.
7th/8th Grade Mixed Choir
The Seventh and Eighth Grade Mixed Choir rehearses daily to increase the students’ abilities in singing skills and to prepare for performances. The Choir members are both young ladies and men. Students participate in concerts and choral festivals throughout the school year and are occasionally invited to perform in the community for special events. Students perform a variety of music from classical to pop music. Students have the opportunity to audition for the Alabama All State Choir and Young Voices Festival.
7th/8th Grade Girls’ Choir
The Seventh and Eighth Grade Girls’ Choir rehearses daily to increase the students’ abilities in singing skills and to prepare for performances. Students participate in concerts and choral festivals throughout the school year and are occasionally invited to perform in the community for special events. Choral students perform a variety of music from classical to pop. Students have the option to audition for the Alabama All State Choir and Young Voices Festival. Many girls enjoy the opportunity of singing with a “girls only” group.
|Sue Boyd and Alice Lawley|
|Huskies in the Middle|
Student Run Television Studio hosted on TCS Intranet.
Huskies in the Middle is proud to provide morning announcements to the student body every morning. The HT-TV team is student operated. All news casts are anchored, shot, and produced by students. Interviews are done inside the studio to promote a sense of community within the school.
|Jamie Peerson||Media Center|
Lego Mindstorms (18 weeks)
Students learn how to program basic robot behaviors using motors and rotation, sound, light, touch and ultrasonic sensors. By incorporating their own creativity, design, logic, and problem-solving skills, students can explore endless engineering, math and science opportunities.
Design and Modeling (9 weeks)
Students use geometry, problem-solving, teamwork, and project management skills to design and develop product prototypes. Students do NOT need to have a working knowledge of geometry for this course.
The Magic of Electrons (9 weeks)
Engaged in relevant hands-on projects, students unravel the mysteries of digital circuitry and will be introduced to the principles of electricity and electronics. They will learn how electrons produce electromotive force and move from one atom to the next. They will design simple circuits to sense real world conditions and explore the implications of electricity on our lives.
Scholars Bowl is an academic team made up of 6th through 8th graders who compete in a Jeopardy-like game against other schools. Our team is in a local league, and our matches are mainly in the Fall against public and private schools such as Moody, Springville, Odenville, and Pell City.
Science Olympiad fosters pride in the academics. The students flex their intellectual muscles in areas such as ecology, chemistry, robotics, biology, etc. Students have the opportunity to compete against top students across the state in the field of science.
|Shane Clay |
7th and 8th Grade Theatre Arts I
This year-long course introduces students to the theatre and offers them many acting opportunities. Students study improvisation, pantomime and mime, voice and diction, acting, dramatic structure, varieties of drama, theatre history, and play production. Students must be willing to incorporate creativity and imagination into many varied class productions. The course requires student participation in class plays, skits, monologues, poetry interpretation, theatre games, and movement.
8th Grade Theatre Arts II
The prerequisite for this course is Theatre Arts I. Theatre II students are more involved in character development, script analysis, collaboration, and the role of technical theatre in a production. In addition to studying dramatic structure and the overall acting process more deeply, students will continue to examine theatre history, broaden theatre vocabulary, and respond to productions by communicating thoughts and feelings, explaining concepts of aesthetics, and evaluating artistic choices. Students will participate in class plays, skits, monologues, poetry interpretation, theatre games, and movement.
The Drama Club produces two afterschool plays/musicals each year. Students audition to participate in each production.
The HTMS Ambassadors act as hosts and hostesses of our school. Students are selected in the spring through an interview process. In addition to their duties as hosts and hostesses, Ambassadors also participate in service projects throughout the year.
|Lauren Dean, Victoria Milton, and Kathy Troncale|
|National Junior Honor Society|
The National Junior Honor Society is a nationally recognized, prestigious organization that upholds the value of knowledge. Membership in the Hewitt Trussville Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society must be earned by the effective demonstration of the five qualities held in high esteem by the Society: scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. In order to qualify, a student must be in the seventh or eigth grade, have a 4.0 GPA, and be held in high regard by the faculty and staff here at HTMS. The selection process begins in February.
|Amanda McIntosh||National Junior Honor Society|
| School: HTHS|
Alternative Learning Center
|Scott Waid and Stephanie Ezell|
Counselors for Hewitt-Trussville High School
|Amy Simmons, Tonya Mills, Ann House, and Cori Hallmark-Registrar||Counselors Site|
|Jeana Gilbert and Lisa O'Neal|
|HT-TV, Television Studio|
HT-TV, Television Studio at Hewitt-Trussville High School
|School Office||HT-TV Page|
|Library / Media Center||Library / Media Center||Donna Speegle||Library / Media Center Site|
|Bill Hamilton||MAPS Program Handbook|
The Special Olympics / Recreation Program provides students with disabilities the opportunity to compete in athletic competitions throughout the school year, advancing to state and even national competitions. This program also incorporates students without disabilities as peer helpers who assist with athletic and social events. The peer helper program offers students the opportunity to gain community service hours as well as serve as leaders in their school and community.
|Carrie Jones||Special Olympics Page|
We meet as an elective class each year during 4th period. In this fun class you learn the basics of graphic design and layout, journalism, photography, and print publication. Applications for enrollment are accepted during the course selection period each year. Limited to 14 students.
Information for all Academies
|Joy Young||Academies Site|
|Academy - Biomedical|
Biomedical Sciences is a broad field encompassing many different medical and health care disciplines. These include biochemistry, biomedical engineering, dentistry, forensics, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, radiological sciences and more. The HTHS Biomedical Sciences Academy uses the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum which gives students the academic foundation to enter any of these fields.
|Joy Young||Biomedical Academy Site|
|Academy - Business and Finance|
Business and Finance Academy
|Joy Young||Business and Finance Academy Site|
|Academy - Electrical Construction|
Electrical Construction Academy
|Joy Young||Electrical Construction Academy Site|
|Academy - Engineering|
|Joy Young||Engineering Academy Site|
|Academy - Hospitality and Culinary Arts|
Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy
|Joy Young||Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy Site|
|Academy - Information Technology|
The Information Technology Academy at HTHS offers a cutting-edge, stimulating learning environment focused on computers, technology and communications.
The Information Technology Academy offers courses in two pathways: Networking and Multimedia Design/Programming.
|Joy Young||Information Technology Academy Site|
Hewitt-Trussville High School Athletics Information
|Karen Johns||HTHS Athletics|
The HTHS Art Club invites all students who are enrolled in a school art class to join. Membership is open in August and January of each school year. Art Club dues are $15 for new members and includes the club tee-shirt. Membership can be renewed each year for $5. Art Club activities include participation in HT events, such as Homecoming, charity events, Youth Art Month, the Spring Art Show, and art related social gatherings. Business meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month before school in B036.
|Creative Writing Club|
Creative Writing Club
|Debate, Junior Varsity|
Junior Varsity Debate
DECA, Delta Epsilon Chi
|FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes|
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA
This club meets once a week to discuss films and learn the basics of film production including screenwriting, filming, editing, etc. We also attend and submit our films to the Sidewalk Film Festival each fall and compete in the Sidewalk Filmmaking Scramble as a team.
|HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America|
HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America
|Chris Walters and Jamey Curlee|
Interact club is sponsored by our local Trussville Rotary Club. We organize, help, and volunteer our time on many service projects both locally and internationally. These projects include working with JBS mental Health Authority, Habitat for Humanity, and the Umbato, Ecuador water project.
Link Crew is a proven transition program for freshman that utilizes upperclassmen as mentors.
|Amy Simmons and Chris Walters||http://www.linkcrew.com|
|Mu Alpha Theta|
Mu Alpha Theta
|Ryan James and Rhonda Brittain|
|National Honor Society|
National Honor Society
|Jason Dooley and Eric Lambert|
|Jason Dooley, Chris Bond, Albert Nenny|
|Spanish Honor Society|
Spanish Honor Society
|Technology Student Association|
Technology Student Association
|Chris Bond and Jason Dooley||http://www.tsaweb.org/|
The Wellness Club implements programs that support overall wellness through promoting healthy choices and reducing risky behaviors. Programs that the Wellness Club have been a part of are: Alabama Youth Council host; Walking Field Trip; Henry the Hand at Paine; Health Fair at HTHS; Spit Tobacco Program at HTMS; Alabama Focus Rally for Awareness; Dodgeball Fundraiser