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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Calendar Dates

School System Calendar
To view all calendar dates for now and the next school year, click the "School System Calendar" link on the sidebar.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Flu Season

Flu season impacts entire families. While none of us can guarantee we will remain flu-free, there are some precautions we can take to prevent the flu and things we can do to minimize its effects. This Report to Parents from the National Association of Elementary School Principals is designed to help.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Check Out the Updated Salter Blog!

Changes have been made to the Salter Blog. Stop by and check it out!http://www.salterelementary.blogspot.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

State Superintendent's Visual Arts Exhibit

Each year, the Alabama State Department of Education sponsors the "State Superintendent's Visual Arts Exhibit." Pictured here are the 12 pieces that will represent Talladega City Schools in that exhibit. When posting student names, we use first names only to protect the privacy of our students. The work posted here may be viewed by others not only in Talladega, but also in other parts of the United States or other parts of the world.


Friday, January 18, 2008

School Calendar for 2008-2009

ImageChef.com - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more On Monday night, the Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2008-2009 school year. The link to the calendar is here. You will also notice a link on the sidebar.

You will notice two significant points about this calendar:
  1. Both students and teachers have an entire week for Thanksgiving.
  2. The school year will end a week later than normal. This allows us a little "breathing room" in terms of weather days and race weekends.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Annual Queen of Hearts Pageant scheduled for Feb. 9, 2008

The 38th annual Queen of Hearts Pageant will be held on Feb. 9, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. The pageant, originally scheduled to be held at Harwell Auditorium, will now be held at the McFarland Auditorium on the AIDB campus.

The pageant is open to all girls in Talladega County who are enrolled in any school as well as girls ages 3-5.

For information, parents and candidates can download an application by going to http://www.degaband.com/, visit the T.H.S. band room, or call Juanita Ardis at 256-480-5074.

The Queen of Hearts Pageant is sponsored by the Band Boosters of Talladega, Inc.

District Accreditation Self-Study

Our District Accreditation visit is now a little more than a month away (February 25-27). The self-study has been prepared. In previous years, a self-study would reside in a library and be available for those who went to look for it. Supporting evidence would be housed in a crate which might never be viewed in its entirety. What we have prepared is far different.

To view the self-study, simply click on this link. As you read the document on screen, you will notice links embedded throughout. Each time the document speaks of a piece of evidence, the reader is only a click away from viewing that evidence. With this accreditation, the community and the visiting team can see it all. By making viewing this easy, it is our hope that far more people explore what is there and come away with a better understanding of our school system.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Early Dismissal

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Talladega City Schools will begin dismissing at 2:00 p.m. at the elementary schools, 2:15 at THS, and 2:45 at Zora Ellis Junior High School. All after school activities are cancelled for this afternoon.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

THS Band at the '07 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee

The Talladega High School Band traveled to Memphis during the Christmas break to participate in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl festivities.

While there, the band competed with other high school bands and was awarded the following prizes from Bowl Games of America (BGA): 2nd place field show band, 3rd place parade band, 1st place field show auxiliary (Dega Darlins), and 1st place parade general effect (coordination of music and visual).

The THS band joined with bands from Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, and West Virginia for a massed band performance during the halftime of the Liberty Bowl which also featured recording artist Taylor Hicks. Band Directors David McDaniel and Danielle Todd approached Mr. Hick’s handlers and arranged for the artist to meet with Talladega High band students (pic below).

The students also toured the National Civil Rights Museum (formerly the Lorraine Hotel, site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination), ate (and gave a empromptu performance!) at the Hard Rock Cafe, attended the Liberty Bowl Rodeo, participated in 5-hours of massed band rehearsals, performed in the Liberty Bowl parade down Beale Street, attended the BGA awards dinner/dance with other represented high school band members, froze during the Liberty Bowl game with Mississippi State vs. Central Florida, danced again during a dinner cruise down the Mississippi River, and toured Elvis' home at Graceland.

Congratulations to the directors, members, and parents of the Talladega High School Band for representing the Talladega City Schools in such a positive manner.