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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ADMINISTRATORS IN TRAINING!


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!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Baby Sitter Training Offered

Are you a 6th grader or higher and at least 11 years old? Maybe you have what it takes to be a babysitter.
AMERICAN RED CROSS offers Babysitter’s Training Course and Recertification for ages 11 to 15 on July 31, 2009 .

Students will learn how to:

* supervise children;
* choose safe and appropriate toys;
* handle bedtime issues effectively;
* keep children safe in the house and outside;
* perform first aid;
* respond effectively to life-threatening emergencies;
* feed infants and prepare simple meals and snacks for children; and
* perform basic care routines such as diapering, feeding and dressing infants and children.

Students will also gather excellent resources, such as; interviewing for a babysitting job, marketing yourself and our qualities well, and adjusting your actions based on the age of the child.

Call Betty at 256-362-2061 for details and to sign-up today. The class is a one day affair from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Community Action Building (next door to Red Cross).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

2009-2010 ORIENTATION SCHEDULES






School begins Monday, August 10, 2009




Below you will find orientation schedules for Talladega City Schools:

C.L. Salter Elementary - Orientation
Thursday, August 6, 2009
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Graham Elementary - Open Campus
Thursday, August 6, 2009
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Hal Henderson Elementary - "Meet the Teacher" Orientation
Thursday, August 6, 2009
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Please bring all school supplies if possible.

School supply lists are posted at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and at the school

Houston Elementary - Open House
Friday, August 7, 2009
1:00-3:00 p.m.

R.L. Young Elementary - Open House<
Thursday, August 6, 2009
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Two one hour parent sessions!

Zora Ellis Junior High School

Students will report to school on Monday, August 10 at 7:45 a.m. School will be dismissed at 3:10 p.m. for bus riders and immediately after for car riders and walkers. School uniforms are required on the first day of school.

Parents may call 315-5700 or come by the school to inquire about the dress code.

**7th Grade orientation will be Tuesday, August 4 and Thursday, August 6. Parents will be contacted as to which day to attend.

**8th Graders may pick up schedules Friday, August 8 between 8:00-11:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Talladega High School

School will begin at 7:30 and students are late at 7:35. All students will meet in the gymnasium for a quick meeting. Students should pick up schedules during orientation or some day prior to the first day of school. For those who do not pick up schedules, they will be available the first day of school. School uniforms are required on the first day of school.


Locker rental ($10.00) and parking decals ($15.00).... must have a valid drivers license, license plate number, and proof of insurance.

THS orientation schedule:
9th Grade - Thursday, July 30 - 6:30 p.m.

10th Grade - Wednesday, July 29 - 6:30 p.m.

11th Grade - Tuesday, July 28 - 6:30 p.m.

12th Grade - Thursday, July 23 - 6:30 p.m.

**Honors students (any student signed up for a honors class) - Tuesday, July 21 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Is Your Child Ready for School?

Is your child ready for school? Click here to read the National Association of Elementary School Principal's report to parents concerning this matter.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS!



Congratulations, Mr. Douglas Campbell!

Beginning July 1, 2009, Mr. Campbell will lead our system as Superintendent. We are proud to have Mr. Campbell's wealth of experience to continue moving our system forward.

Mr. Campbell has served as Assistant Superintendent for five years. Mr. Campell was principal of Dixon Middle School for three years. He was director of federal programs and special education for twenty-two years. He was also technology coordinator until Mr. Locklin came on board at the Central Office. Mr. Campbell has been a loyal, valuable, dedicated team member of Talladega City Schools for twenty-three years.

Mr. Campbell's knowledge of the community, students, continuous positive interaction with employees, and experience with the many programs will continue to raise the bar and create a positive working environment. His professionalism and willlingness to work with people at all levels will be an asset to our system, the community, and our employees.

We look forward to a wonderful 2009-2010 school year.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Honoring Special Teachers

We've all had at least one - a special teacher whom we've never forgotten - someone whose bountiful knowledge or nurturing spirit or shining example had an impact on us. That teacher was someone about whom we can honestly say, "I am a better person for having been this person's student."

Share your story. Tell Alabama Public Television (APTV) about the special teacher you knew in your life. Give this person the recognition he/she deserves by telling your story and tribute for all to read. Click here to nominate your favorite teacher.
**this article was found in the Alabama Education Association Journal published monthly for members of AEA.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Precious Freedom

Precious Freedom

Freedom is what makes the very best possibilities possible. It is truly a treasure that nothing else can replace.

Freedom does not guarantee any specific result, and that is in fact its beauty. Instead, freedom gives you the priceless opportunity to create your own results.

Freedom taps into the awesome power of each unique individual. Freedom is the fertile ground from which magnificent achievements spring forth with unceasing vigor.

The demands of freedom are great. To live with freedom requires effort and discipline, commitment and sacrifice.

Yet the rewards of freedom are even greater. For in freedom you truly become the best you can be.

Resolve today, and every day, to make the most of the precious freedom that is yours.