Sipsey Valley High School

Where Students Learn, Grow, and Achieve


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.

The Jostens Rep will be here on Thursday, April 2 at lunch to deliver the Senior Announcements and keepsakes to the seniors.  Any balances due must be paid in cash, money order or cashiers check.


Attention all 9th Graders!
 Due Monday (3/30) - Bring your copy of To Kill a Mockingbird to Mrs. Higg's Class.
To Kill a Mockingbird  

 College Day Poster

 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  

 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


Prom will be Saturday, April 4th, at 7 p.m. at the North River Yacht Club.

The theme is 'Frame the Moment' and the colors are black and turquoise.

Parents will not be invited to lead out this year due to space and other issues.


 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. 

 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.
Sheep Brain      Sheep Brain
 Sheep Brain     Sheep Brain2

 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.


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