Sipsey Valley High School

Where Students Learn, Grow, and Achieve

Daily Announcements

 You can still order your 2015 yearbook through this Thursday, April 23rd for $65. This Thursday is the last day to order and we will not have extras when they arrive next year. If you do not know whether or not you have already ordered, see Mr. Newell or the lists that are posted around the building.

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, 
In an effort to improve system practices, the Tuscaloosa County School System is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. The web survey will be available until Friday, April 30, 2015.
Student Survey Link ‐ Secondary: 

Please remember that ALL SGA petitions MUST be turned into Mrs. Parson NO LATER THAN 4/22/15! Late entries will NOT be accepted!

Sipsey Valley Varsity Baseball are AREA CHAMPIONS!
Order your Area Championship T-Shirt today!
Click link below to download the order form.

Any senior who was absent on cap and gown picture day needs to call Lifetouch and schedule a make-up picture. You should have received a letter from Mr. Newell with complete information. The cap/gown pictures will be printed in the yearbook, so if you do not get a make-up picture, you will not have a picture in the yearbook. See Mr. Newell for more information.
Any student who wants to be on the yearbook staff for next year needs to bring their schedule card with them and see Mr. Newell to get their schedule card signed. Students who sign-up, but do not have a teacher signature, will not be scheduled into the class.
Students who are interested in taking choir next year should see Mr. Newell to discuss which class they should sign-up for, and to get a signature on their schedule card. Please remember that membership in Vocal Ensemble requires an audition and Mr. Newell's approval. 

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

 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Barnes for being nominated for Jacksonville State Hall of Fame!
Congratulations to Mrs. Shanklin for being nominated for Teacher of the Year!

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

 Congratulations to our very own Spanish teacher, Beth Walker, on being chosen by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers to be a teacher in their program!  

We want to congratulate Denise Junkin, Special Education teacher at Sipsey Valley High School. She was recognized as Educator of the Year by the West Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. A ceremony was held at the Veteran’s Hospital on October 22nd.
Mrs. Junkin  Mrs. Junkin  

 Watch this great video about bullying made by our own Peer Leader Group

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

 Micah Kuykendall, Austin Vaughn, Brian Washington, and Matthew Marshall built this catapult and competed in Shelton State's Engineering Day. 
Engineering Day  

 Sipsey Valley had 19 students to take the MANAGER'S version of the SERVSAFE certification.  Ten of the nineteen passed this very difficult certification!  Please congratulate these students when you see them!  They gave up their Saturday (3/28/15) to do this!  THANKS!
Jackson Davis
Cade Watkins
Kyle McGee 
Sam Mills
Rebecca Burroughs
Ty'Asia White
Anna Bretzke 
Lindsay Thomas
Hayley Howell
Brooke Eatman

Prom Promise 
I want my prom to be a night I’ll remember for the rest of my life – surrounded by my best friends and full of music, dancing and fun. I don’t want anything to get in the way of those memories. I pledge to party hard and party sober and to encourage my friends to do the same. I will not ride in a car with someone who has been drinking or using drugs. Because I am your friend, I want you to pledge the same 
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These pictures were taken during a reenactment of a drunk driving wreck in front of SVHS.  This reenactment made students aware of the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.  

 Congratulations to Houston Taylor!
 Houston Taylor
 He has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA on June 28th-June 30, 2015.

 Sipsey Valley celebrates Read Across America Day!

 Read Across America Day

Mrs. Higg

Thanks Mrs. Higg! We love you! 

 Congratulations to the Basketball team on making it to the Final Four! 
 Girls Basketball
 Sipsey Valley Basketball
Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team!
Class 4A Area 6 Champions 
Girls Basketball Team  

 Our Peer Leaders visited Buhl Elementary as part of our new Mentoring Program!
Peer Leaders  
 Want to learn more about Peer Leaders? Visit their page here.  

 Human Anatomy Field Trip to the McWane Center in Birmingham.
Students dissecting a sheep's brain.
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