Sipsey Valley High School

Where Students Learn, Grow, and Achieve

Daily Announcements


 T-Shirts are on SALE! $10
Available through Sept. 30 
Available in sizes S - XXL
Payments in check or cash (correct change only please) 
See Mrs. Parson if you have any questions 
 Bear T-Shirts

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

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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

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

Food Code Requirement: By 1/1/2010 at least one person in charge in a Risk 3 or Risk 4 establishment shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through obtaining a food safety certificate by passing a food safety certification examination administered by an accredited certifying program recognized by the Conference for Food Protection. For multiple permitted establishments within one physical structure and under the same operation ownership, such as multiple departments within one retail grocery store, the permit holder or their designee may be any one person with supervisory authority over any department.

Through Career and Technical Education funds we were able to offer this ServSafe Manager's Certification test (which normally costs $ 150) free of charge to 19 SVHS students, 10 of whom passed the exam!!!!  This is an exam which many adults take and do not pass.  It is beneficial in helping students obtain jobs in the Food Service Industry. 

March of Dimes  

Sipsey Valley High School hosted a classroom competition during 2nd period to raise money for the March of Dimes Walk, held at the Tuscaloosa RiverWalk.  Mrs. Cameron’s class raised the most money of all classes with an amount of $299.00.  FBLA rewarded this class with an ice cream party.  FBLA appreciates the students for helping them reach their goal of $1000 this year.



Six students from Sipsey Valley High School FBLA  attended the Alabama State Conference 2015 in Birmingham on April 16-17.  These Students gained real world expereience through competing in categories of Business Presentations, Microsoft Office, Personal Finance, and Business Calculations.  Sipsey Valley received a placque for raising $1263 this year for Alabama March of Dimes.  Students attending were Keenan Stewart, Savannah Campbell, Karen Ruiz, Meagan Rodriguez, Lance Sutehall, and Camryn Plowman.  Mrs. Sharon Flanagan is the FBLA advisor. 



INSIDE PREPS: Brandi McKnight leads Sipsey Valley soccer to sub-state

Click Link Below to Read Full Article in Tuscaloosa News


Girls Soccer  

Track Team  

Congratulations to the boys track team for their

SECOND PLACE finish among 12 teams at the

CLASS 4A SECTION 2 MEET this past weekend.



The Bears brought home 7 GOLD, 8 SILVER, and 2 BRONZE MEDALS and qualified 9 runners for the STATE MEET in Gulf Shores later this week.

The 4 by 100 meter relay team of Markeith Gray, Brylon Shirley, Ty Washington, and Jaquan Spencer finished 1st with a new school record time of 45.37 seconds.

Brylan Shirley also finished 1st in the LONG JUMP at 19 feet 10 inches AND the HIGH JUMP at 5 feet 8 inches, setting school records in both events.

Jonathan Pearce finished 1st in the SIXTEEN HUNDRED METER RUN with a new school record time of 4 minutes and 45 seconds.


Brylan Shirley in the 100 meter dash,

Jonathan Pearce in the 400 meter dash,

Brian Washington in the 800 meter run - with a new school record time of 2 minutes and 6 seconds),

And the 4 by 800 meter relay team of Jonathan Pearce, Gregory Parker, Landon Price, and Brian Washington.


BRONZE MEDALS went to Ty Washington in the 100 meter dash and James Lagrone in the THIRTY TWO HUNDRED METER RUN.

Please be sure to congratulate Darien Hall for an outstanding 4th place finish in the long jump along with the rest of his teammates as they take their talents to the state meet this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Gulf Shores.


Congratulations to he following students for passing the Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
Riley Barger
Victoria Beasley
Kayleigh Braughton
Tyler Christian
Christian Peters
Any student interested in taking the certification test in Microsoft Office should see Mrs. Flanagan to schedule a time to test

 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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