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Flu Season Is Here
The flu season has arrived in Tuscaloosa, and the Tuscaloosa County School System is working to protect its students and employees.
The Tuscaloosa News has reported that flu cases are rising in Tuscaloosa. The TCSS Health Services department encourages parents and family members of all students to read the attached letter and to follow its instructions to help keep students as healthy as possible and to prevent the spreading of flu germs.
If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link
in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox,
Meet our 2012-2013 Myrtlewood Elementary Ambassadors!
Our Ambassadors are a select group of 5th grade students who represent Myrtlewood Elementary both at school and in the community.
3rd grade had fun learning about owls. They dissected owl pellets to find out what owls eat!
Congratulations to Mrs. Misty Turner who received a grant from
The grant is for various resources to aide in the teaching of reading comprehension. There are also some resources targeted at social studies, but require the application of reading comprehension skills that we cover in third grade. The students enjoy playing learning games in our small groups and tend to retain what they learn a whole lot more than when they complete a workbook page. Working in small groups with partners and on teams will teach them so much about social behaviors too. There are also several interactive whiteboard software programs included in the proposal. My students love the opportunity to use our interactive whiteboard. They feel like they are in control of the room when they are in front of everyone. These activities will provide instant feedback to them and also another style of learning experience.
Congratulations to Mrs. McIntosh for being named Special Education Key Teacher of the Year!
Let's Go Golfing!
The Special Education Key Teacher of the Year award recognizes an outstanding teacher of children with disabilities or gifts and talents. The award honors a teacher whose work reflects significant educational success for students, continued professional development, and the highest standards of educational quality.
Mrs. Lisa Hill participated in the first Tee National School Golf Program. After completing the course training for certification she received free golf equpitment for the children. Golf teaches 9 core character values, literacy, and adapts to all different skill levels.
If you were unable to attend Parent Night, you will want to check out Mrs. Hill's presentation about Myrtlewood's PE Program. Click on the link above.