HTMS Summer Reading Information
Upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will all read ONE BOOK that they have not read before from our list of 10 titles. Students should take good notes about the characters, setting, plot, surprising parts, and favorite parts! We will join book studies when we return to demonstrate our knowledge about the books. Find the books and all the details here on this Google site.
6th, 7th, and 8th grade Locker Clean-Out
Please follow the guidelines listed below when coming to clean out lockers:
-do not come if you have COVID-19 symptoms
-only 10 students can enter at a time
-must come during your designated time
-only the student can enter the building
-retrieve hall and PE locker items only
-enter and exit through the side gym doors
Locker clean out dates and times:
8th grade-June 1st and 2nd
7th grade-June 8th and 9th
6th grade-June 10th and 11th
Last Name Time
If you are unable to to come on the designated days, please email Mr. Meads for an appointment.
Cross Country Information
Any upcoming 7th and 8th grader interested in running Cross County this Fall should join the CC Google Classroom to sign up and find all parent meeting info.
Classroom Code: dojotai
(Join using a student .org email account)
Information regarding current 8th grade students
Please read the information below regarding 8th-grade students.
● 8th Grade Awards Program:
Our 8th graders will be honored and recognized during a “virtual” awards program that will be posted Friday, May 22nd, on the HTMS school website. This will be in the form of a Screencastify video where student names will be read. Certificates for students receiving awards will be mailed home with report cards, June 5th.
● Cleaning out lockers:
8th-grade students will be allowed to enter the building June 1st or June 2nd to retrieve items from their locker following the below guidelines:
-Only students will be allowed entry into the building.
-If a student is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, they must wait until a later date to retrieve items.
-Students are to only go to their lockers (hall and PE) to retrieve items and then must exit the building.
-Parents should wait in their vehicle during this time.
-Students should enter and exit through the gym.
-Students must check-in and check out with an administrator at the gym door.
-Students may come on either June 1st or June 2nd to retrieve items and must come during their assigned time.
-If you are unable to come during your assigned time, you must make an appointment with Mrs. Abney for a later date.
Last Name Time
● Class Panoramic Picture:
Unfortunately, we will not be able to gather this summer for a panoramic picture. I am working with the high school staff to see if we can have the students gather at the high school sometime next year to have this picture made. If not, we will try to figure out a creative way to honor these students at HTMS with a special picture to be displayed with the other panoramic pictures. I hate that our 8th-grade students had to end their year in this manner. I am so incredibly proud of this class and their leadership throughout the year. I know they will go on to do great things at HTHS. They will forever hold a special place in my heart!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or give me a call.
Career Prep A Summer ACCESS Course Information
Information in regards to this course went live this morning. You can find all the pertinent information at the Curriculum and Scheduling website.
This is a full course squeezed into a four week time period (June 8-25, 2020). This is recommended for highly motivated students who are taking band and a foreign language, neither of which can be taken for a semester at HTMS.
HTMS Counselors do our best to not pair Career Prep A with advanced electives such as Honors Choir, Pre-Engineering II, Art II, Theater II, etc., however, sometimes that is our only option in regards to meeting all of a student’s specific requests. We cannot tell you at this time what elective will pair with Career Prep A for your 8th-grade schedule.
Please pay attention to due dates, fees, zoom meetings, etc.
The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School building is closed to students and parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We realize many students may have items in their locker that they need to retrieve and we apologize that we cannot honor the requests to enter the building. We are working on a plan to get those items once the pandemic subsides and students can safely retrieve their personal belongings.
Message to Students and Parents from your Counselors:
If you need to contact your school counselor, please do so by email. We will be checking our emails during normal business hours from 8:00 am-3:00 pm.
Last name A-L: Amy Flynn email@example.com
Last name M-z: Krista Dement firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us if needed. Look for important information in the coming days regarding Neighborhood Bridges and opportunities to receive assistance or to help as needed.
All Students: If you have not already, please complete the online portion of the course selection process immediately. We will be sorting and working on this from home. J If you have not already, you can turn in your course selection sheet when we return.
7th Grade (current 6th grade students)
8th Grade (current 7th grade students):
9th Grade (current 8th grade students): Please refer to the HTHS website for information on how to enter your course selections for next year.
*7th Grade Students applying for MUSH Mentors: If you have not already submitted the online portion of the application, please do so ASAP, but no later than Friday, March 20th. The printed and handwritten portion may be turned in upon return to school OR emailed to your counselor. The important thing is to go ahead and do that online portion by this Friday. Thanks!!
*7th Grade Students applying for Office/ Media Center Aide: Please hold off on this application until we return to school.
Follow us on Twitter (@HTMS_Counselors) or visit our website for additional information and links to helpful information.
HTMS will be open Sunday, March 15.
HTMS will be open Sunday, 3/15, from 2:00-4:00 pm for students to pick up needed items from their locker and for parents to pick up medicine from the clinic.
Course Selection for 2020-2021
Upcoming 7th and 8th Grade Course Selection Sheets are due back to your student's homeroom teacher by Tuesday, March 10th. Course selection sheets are only considered complete if the Google Form is submitted. For your convenience, here are the Google Forms:
HTMS Students, Faculty, and Staff are all taking part in the Reading Marathon between Nov 1st, 2019 and March 31st, 2020. Everyone will be selecting a goal - a 5K for 5 books, a 10K for 10 books, or a full marathon for 26 books! Visit the Reading Marathon webpage for more information.
Beginning in August, all Trussville City Schools will dismiss early on Thursdays instead of Mondays.
Teachers and parents of elementary school children were surveyed to ask their opinion about aligning the elementary early dismissal with the secondary schools. Over 75% of the respondents to the survey thought all schools should dismiss early on the same day of the week.
The Honors Choir was invited to perform as the featured middle school ensemble at the University of Montevallo’s 49th Annual Festival of Voices. This was a huge honor and an outstanding opportunity for these students, Choir Director Ben Cook said, "I’m very proud of their accomplishments."
Hewitt-Trussville Middle School was named as a finalist for the Best Public Middle School by Birmingham Magazine.
Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced the winners of the 2018 Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence.
Krista DeMent and Amy McIntyre, counselor of Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, have qualified their school counseling program for the Recognition of Accountability, Verification and Excellence Award (RAVE) presented annually at the Alabama School Counseling Association (ALSCA) Awards Luncheon convening this year in Montgomery, Alabama on November 21, 2019. Since this is their second year to qualify, the school counseling program will be awarded the Silver RAVE Award at the ALSCA Awards Luncheon.
Visit the Hewitt Trussville Curriculum Guide and Course Description webpage to review the catalog of class offerings.