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The 4-H ServSafe Club would like to give you some important information about food-borne illness.

Food-borne illness is a disease transmitted to people by food.  Everybody can get sick but the high risk populations are the very old, the very young, and those with a compromised immune system.  You can prevent food-borne illnesses from bacteria by cooking food to the correct temperatures.  You can prevent viruses by having good personal hygiene.  You should prepare your food like high risk populations will be coming in a restaurant.  The most common illnesses are called, "The Big Six".  They are Ecoli, Shigella, Salmonella Thyphi, NTS, Hepatitis A, and Norovirus.  The first four are bacteria's.  Hepatitis A and Norovirus are viruses.

Lexi Templeton

4H ServSafe Reporter


To: All Parents, Staff and Local Supporters
In an effort to raise money for our school we are asking that you please donate all empty/used Inkjet and Laser Cartridges as well as old Cell Phones.  Cartridges and Phones can be collected from home, work, friends or neighbors. This will allow our school to raise much needed funds as well as protecting the environment. Cartridges should be placed in a zip lock bag or wrapped in cellophane to prevent leakage. 
Thank you for your support of our School! 

Sipsey Valley Auxiliary won a donation from Crimson Chiropractic. Crimson Chiropractic wanted everyone to go to their Facebook page to like and review it. Sipsey had the most to like, follow, and review their page.  The line received a donation for $200.00, a free photo shoot, and the sponsor receives a free hour massage.


Dance Line  

Girls left to right Allison Hayes, Abigail Phillips, Chasity Barrett, Meagan Rodriguez, Kaley Sellers, Destini Russell, Front row Brandy (Crimson Chiropractic), Denise Junkin, Janay Hoss, Ryanna Swindle, Kayleigh Braughton, Gracie Mullenix​


The Tuscaloosa County School System is excited to announce an online student registration/data validation system for the upcoming school year, powered by InfoSnap. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual permission forms for school district policies. In short, this online process replaces all the hard copy student registration and permission forms that your child brings home on the first day of school.

 When it is time to fill out the online form, you will receive a letter/email from the Tuscaloosa County School System with instructions on how to access the system for your student. The email will contain a link/instructions and a secure “snapcode” that links directly to your student’s information. You will create an account, that you will use each year for this process, and submit a form for each student in your family. To make the process easier for families with multiple students, you will have the option to copy all generic family information to all other students in your family.

 We would appreciate all families to take action and complete these forms as soon as possible after receiving the letter/email. Your student’s registration will not be complete until the forms have been submitted. If you do not have access to the Internet, contact your child’s school and you can make an appointment to use a school computer to complete the process. If you have any further questions, please contact the school office.


 Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
 Class of 2016

2016 SGA members:
Riley Barger, Alegna Contreras, Elijah Mott, Peyton Handley, Brandi McKnight, Reece Weaver, Karen Ruiz, Abigail Phillips, Hanna Grace Kelly, Hayden Kelly, Alex Goins, Meagan Rodriquez, Kanecia Coleman, Laura Wright, Dalton Boswell, Lindsay Wesson, Payton Ingram, Mary Morgan Mills, and Karlee McDaniels


Sipsey Valley's Charity Brown is Class 4A Player of the Year

Sipsey Valley's Charity Brown

Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:18 p.m.

MONTGOMERY -- Sipsey Valley High School senior Charity Brown was named the girls Class 4A Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association at the Mr./Miss Basketball Awards Banquet at the Alabama Activity Center on Wednesday afternoon.


Mr./Miss Basketball Awards

John Petty, J.O. Johnson
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis 
John Petty, J.O. Johnson; Austin Wiley, Spain Park; Joshua Langford, Madison Academy; Javien Williams, Woodlawn; Alex Reese, Pelham
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis; Japonica James, LeFlore; Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah; Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County; Cierra Johnson, Blount.

This is the second consecutive year that Brown, a 5-foot-7 guard and Samford University signee, was named a Class 4A finalist.

"It means a lot to me. The Player of the Year, that's a big award," Brown said. "I just thank God for the opportunity to be able to play this sport and the ability he gave me to win this award. It means a lot to go out with this award, because last year I came and didn't get it, so me being a senior, it means a lot."

Brown is the program's all-time leading scorer, and amassed more than 2,300 points in her career - playing two years of varsity at Hillcrest and three years at Sipsey Valley, all under coach Jerome Elliott.

She led the Bears to back-to-back regional championships, and a trip to the state finals this season. She averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists during Sipsey Valley's 28-6 campaign.

"I've known her forever, and it's just really exciting and maybe a little bit of a consolation," Elliott said. "We really wanted a state championship for her, because she has contributed to much to our program, and for her to be named Player of the Year in Class 4A this year, is somewhat a consolation for the state championship. She is always going to be a part of whatever state championship we hopefully are able to win, because she has set the groundwork and the foundation for the program we now have at Sipsey Valley."

Bibb County senior Brandon Rutledge was a finalist for the Class 4A Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year, but Westminster-Hunstville's Trey Petty grabbed the top honor. Rutledge, a 6-foot-8 forward, helped lead the Choctaws to back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances this season. He finished with 1,057 career points, 677 career rebounds and 488 career blocks.

"It means a lot. It means I have done a lot of things to improve myself, and people are starting to recognize how I play and how I do things," Rutledge said. "It really helped me figure out what I want to do and how I want to do things, like how I want to get better. There were a lot of good players here, and I was honored to be among them."

Jeff Davis senior Jasmine Walker was named Miss Basketball, and J.O. Johnson junior John Petty was named Mr. Basketball.

Walker, a 6-foot-3 forward and Florida State University signee, averaged 19 points and 8.5 rebounds to lead the Vols to a second consecutive Class 7A state championship.

Petty, a 6-foot-6 guard, averaged 18.9 points and seven rebounds, and led the Jaguars to their second straight Class 5A title in the school's final year. It will reopen in the fall as Mae Jemison High.

Reach Joey Chandler at or at 205-722-0223.


 Brionna Alvarado signs with Judson College

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 Judson College is pleased to announce that Brionna Alvarado, a Sipsey Valley senior, signed with the Eagles to play volleyball and softball this past Friday. She will be joining in the fall of 2016. Way to go and welcome to Judson, Brionna! 

 College Day at Sipsey Valley High School
College Day    College Day
College Day     College Day

Congratulations to the Sipsey Valley Girls Basketball Team!
Girls 4A State Runner Up
Girls Basketball  

Congratulations to Antonio Bostic and Travis Sailo
college signing  
Antonio Bostic will be attending Jacksonville St. University and playing football in the fall.
Travis Sailo will be attending  Itawamba Community College and playing football in the fall. 

 These Sipsey Valley High School students took and passed the ServSafe Manager's Certification Exam which is valid for five years and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - Conference for Food Protection (CFP).  This program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Those certified learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by food service industry experts.  

Veterans Day Program
 Tuesday, November 10th
Thank you to all the family members, friends, neighbors that have served and ALL local veterans who came to Sipsey Valley for the program. 
Guest speaker will be Col. Jerome Scott Hayes (USAF)
Veterans Day 1  
Veterans Day 2  

2-1-1 Information and Referral is a service agency through United Way of West Alabama. 2-1-1 covers Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa Counties. 2-1-1 can refer callers to resources and information which includes: utility bill assistance, food, and clothing along with many other health and human service resources that can empower residents toward self-sufficiency

 IT Trio
Want to learn more about the online resources for parents and students provided by Tuscaloosa County School System?
Click the link below. 

Attn. Students:  Please be aware of the following changes concerning check outs:  All check outs require a parent note, unless it is an emergency, or a parent to be present.  Check out notes must be turned in to the office before school begins.  We can no longer accept emails for check outs.  Again if you need to check out you must turn in a parent note before 8:00 or your parent will have to come to the office.


Interested in playing a sport in college? Click here to learn more about NCAA requirements



Sipsey's Spectacular Students

Sixteen SGA members have earned a total of 825 community service hours this past year for an average of 51.56 hours per person.  Our top 3 members with the highest number of service hours are as follows:
Meredith Parson - 148 hours
Riley Johnson - 63 hours
Brianna Graham - 62 hours

The Sipsey Valley 4-H Archery Club attended the Natural Resource Field Day at Oakmulgee Wildlife Management Area in Moundville, Alabama, on Thursday, May 10th.  They toured the area and learned about herbicide/burn/long leaf management, feral pig management, deer research and southern pine beetle.  The SVHS 4-Archery Club was then introduced and appreciation was expressed to the National Wildlife Turkey Federation and the Tuscaloosa County Extension System.   Each archery member was allowed to demonstrated his/her archery skills to the group.  We are hopeful that more schools will take an interest in the 4-H Archery program.

Archery     Archery
Individual picture - Cescily Barrett
Group picture - (back row L to R) Doyle Davis, Mrs. Myra Parson, Mrs. Denise Shirley, Ms. Shana Scovic, Landon Jacobs, Mr. Makemson, (front row L to R) Cesily Barrett, Madison Krebs, & Meredith Parson 

Justin Thomas and Jaysa-Hope Caldwell help pack up the 40 boxes the Sispey students collected to donate to Operation Christmas Shoe Box. 
Operation Christmas  

Senior students visit former student, Rashod Thomas, at the Crossing Points production of Alice In Wonderland.
 Alice in Wonderland

Congratulations to the students who earned a spot at the Honor Roll Party for the 1st 9 Weeks 
Thank you to our Adopt-a-school partners, SSAB for providing the rewards for the Honor Roll Party!  
Honor Roll   

Congratulations to the Freshmen who earned a spot at the table for their Freshmen Luncheon!
Freshmen Luncheon  


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.