Echols Middle School


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New/Returning Student Registration

Fill Out Form Starting this year The Tuscaloosa County School System is implementing ONLINE REGISTRATION for new and returning students.

Registration link for students for 2016-17 as a new K-12 student

Matriculación de alumnos nuevos (español) 

Parents that experience technical issues with registration or SNAP Codes should call their local school or InfoSnap Customer support at 866-752-6850.
* A new K-12 student is defined as a student that has never attended Tuscaloosa County Schools, or special circumstances where SnapCodes were not generated for a specific student.

Registration Link for students for 2016-17, who are Returning Students

Para estudiantes que regresan (español)

* A returning student is defined as a student that has previously attended Tuscaloosa County Schools, and has received a SnapCode.


Morning Announcements

    1. Students, if you have signed up to participate in the Battle of the Books please remember that our next meeting is on January 24th after school. You must have either attended the meeting in December or talked with Ms. Tonitis to be able to attend the second meeting.  The books are still available in Ms. Tonitis’ room.


    1. Echols talent show auditions will be January 24th. Sign up in the counselor suite.  The talent show will be February 10th at 1:45.  Rehearsal will be February 9th after school.



    1. The Tuscaloosa County Child Nutrition Department needs your help naming and designing the wrap for our new mobile feeding bus. Now through January 27, 2017, enrolled Tuscaloosa County School students are eligible to submit a name for the mobile feeding bus as well as a design for the wrap of the bus.  If your name for the bus is chosen or your design for the bus is chosen, you will win an Apple IPAD Air 2 from the Child Nutrition Department.  Please turn in all entries to the student window making sure that your name, grade and school is included.


    1. Next week is the Great Kindness Challenge. If you would like to participate and have a chance to win a $25 gift card, pick up a sheet in the counselor suite.  If you complete 15 kind acts turn your sheet into Mrs. Pinkleton or Mrs. Henneke you will be entered in the drawing.  The drawing will be held on Friday, January 27.


    1. Attention 6th and 7th grade girls who are interested in trying out for the 2017-18 Echols cheerleading squad. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on February 2nd in the Echols library at 5:30.  Coming to the meeting does not obligate you to try out, it just gives you the opportunity to find out more information.  If you are planning on coming to the meeting please go by Ms. Cerisano’s or Mrs. Osborn’s room to let them know.  That way they can make sure to have a tryout packet ready for you at the meeting.


    1. We are excited to announce that we will be having a Winter Formal this year! The dance is set for February 17th from 6-9 p.m.  The dress is semi-formal.  There will be light snacks sold at the dance.  We will be sending out information to take home to parents along with t-shirt order forms.  The shirts will be comfort color gray with a pocket.


    1. If you haven’t order a yearbook it’s not too late. You may go on line and order at  The cost is $42.50.  The deadline to purchase is January 27th.


    1. Math team practice will be on Mondays and Thursdays after school from 3:15-4:30 in Ms. Lloyd’s room. If possible, please plan to attend practice once a week on one of those days.  Practice will start on Monday, January 23rd.


    1. If you would like to order a TCSS welding t-shirt the cost is $25.00 for short sleeve and $30.00 for long sleeve. The shirts will be comfort colors with pockets, colors they will come in are pepper, flo blue or watermelon.  You may pick up an order form at the student window.  Money is due at time of order, deadline is February 1st
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