The Great Kindness Challenge
January 22-26, 2018
Our system will once again participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. This year the challenge will occur during the week of January 22-26, 2018.
The Great Kindness Challenge has the power to increase empathy, tolerance, and compassion for all students from kindergarten through high school.
Jill McManigal, Executive Director of Kids for Peace, stated, “When students perform kind act after kind act after kind act, kindness becomes a habit. When kindness becomes a habit, peace becomes possible.”
Imagine students complimenting each other, reaching out to a lonely child, picking up trash, surprising friends with happy notes in their backpacks, thanking their teachers creatively, and eating lunch with a new group of friends. These kind acts and more will happen in schools throughout our system and across all 50 states during the 2018 Great Kindness Challenge!
Tuscaloosa County Schools has a new mobile app available in the Itunes app store and the Google app store. Search for Tuscaloosa County Schools to download the app on your phone or tablet.
WOW (Worlds of Work) 2.0
February 7, 2018 - Optional High School Senior Event
February 8, 2018 - High School Junior Event
WOW 2.0 is a two day event which targets high school seniors on the first day and high school juniors on the second day.
Students will be able to speak with post-secondary schools, as well as meet with industry-professionals in a job fair setting.
Personal, pre-scheduled interviews will occur from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM with interested high school seniors on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 high school juniors will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from post-secondary schools and West Alabama industries.
This event is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the high growth, high demand jobs available in West Alabama.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - High School Seniors
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - High School Juniors
Meeting in regular session on Monday, November 13, 2017, the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education approved the academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. You may access the approved calendar by clicking on the link below.
ANY STUDENT WITH NOTED HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE HEALTH PORTION OF INFOSNAP/ HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORMS WILL REQUIRE VERIFICATION/ DOCUMENTATION FROM THEIR PHYSICIAN, PRIOR TO THE DEVELOPMENT OR CONTINUATION OF A HEALTH CARE-PLAN. PLEASE PROVIDE THE LATTER DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL NURSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY PRIOR TO STUDENTS' FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
The Tuscaloosa County Schools are attempting to find and identify individuals from birth to 21 years of age who have disabilities or are suspected to have disabilities and are in need of special education services.
Child Find is a program designed by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to help those who are in need of special education services.
Parents of disabled children or anyone knowledgeable of disabled children who may need special education services should contact the Child Find Coordinator in the Special Education Department (205) 342-2756 or call 1-800-392-8020 for ages 3 through 21 or 1-800-543-3098 from birth until 2 years of age. For more information you may also contact the Alabama Relay Service at 1-800-548-2547.
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