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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Talladega City Schools are STILL HERE!

Three years ago, Talladega City Schools created this blog under the leadership of Dr. Frank Buck to unite the parents and community of the school district. Since that time, the schools have taken off in the development of school-based blogs. Dr. Buck has since retired, but you can continue to follow our schools, by visiting the following websites:

Talladega City School District Click here

Graham Elementary Click here

Hal Henderson Elementary Click here

Salter Elementary Click here

R. L. Young Click here

Zora Ellis Click here

Houston Elementary Click here

Talladega High School Click here

Talladega High School Band Click here

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

School Attendance

School Attendance is a concern for everyone. Policies and procedures for schools are getting tougher and attendance is closely monitored not just by school employees. Each month schools are required to turn in a report to the district attorney for review.
Click here to read a report for parents on this topic from the National Association for Elementary School Principals.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Breakfast Program begins August 17th

The TCS Breakfast Program will begin on August 17th. Please make sure that your child eats at home before coming to school.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Do You Believe...?

This was posted last year by Dr. Frank Buck. It is a "must see" featuring a child from the Dallas Independent School District with a powerful message for all who work with children. It is worth a repeat. Take a minute and receive a blessing.

After watching this it will remind you of why we chose education. Our school system is fortunate to have dedicated, experienced teachers, new teachers on board, support from the Central Office, and parents who want their children to succeed. I believe in TALLADEGA CITY SCHOOLS!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Administrators met this morning for their first training on EDUCATEAlabama. After reading and preparing for Module 1, the administrators discussed all four phases of the evaluation program. The facilitation and dialogue pertaining to the first module was informative in preparing for the implementation of this new evaluation system created by the State Department of Education which is based on Alabama's new Quality Teaching Standards (AQTS).
In this photo, Mr. Anglin celebrates his score of 100 on Module 1.

As you can see from the photos taken during this session, LEARNING IS FUN!!!!

Mrs. Dye and Mrs. Turner are engaged in learning.

Ms. Baker facilitating!

THS administrators are hard at work or hardly working????

Thanks Mrs. Laros for taking photos during this professional development opportunity!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Beginning of School Jitters? Check out these books...

One fact of life is that children do worry and on the top of many of their lists is starting back to school. A way to ease these fears is sharing a good "Back to School" book and talking about how fun school is going to be. The public library is a great free source and they may be able to suggest additional titles. You can contact the Talladega Public Library at (256) 362-4211.

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, Judith Dufour Love (Illustrator)

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Naughty Nancy Goes to School by John S. Goodall

Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, Earl B. Lewis (Illustrator)

Making New Friends (Hardcover) by Jacqueline H. Blumenstock, David C. Pool, Colleen M. Madden (Illustrator)
Franklin's New Friend (Franklin) (Paperback)by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark (Illustrator)

I Don't Want to Go Back to School by Marisabina Russo (Author)

Sparky and Eddie: First Day of School (Sparky and Eddie, No 1)by Tony Johnston, Susannah Ryan (Illustrator)

Summer's End by Maribeth Boelts, Ellen Kandoian (Illustrator

Arthur's Back to School Day by Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)

Jazzbo Goes to School by Matt Novak

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff (Author), Felicia Bond (Illustrator)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Talladega High School...Where Futures Begin

Would you like to know what is happening at the High School? Principal Darren Anglin has created a new website just for that purpose. Click here to see this classy new addition to Talladega City School efforts to keep parents and students informed! A link to the side of the blog has also been added for your convenience. Great job, Mr. Anglin!