Tuscaloosa County School System Celebrates Alabama Bicentennial

    May 9, 2019

    Students celebrate Bicentennial with flags, dressing up as famous Alabamians and with a school garden.

    As Alabama celebrates 200 years of statehood, the Tuscaloosa County School System is proud of have six of our schools chosen by Governor Kay Ivey as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Those schools are Faucett-Vestavia Elementary, Huntington Place Elementary, Lake View Elementary, Myrtlewood Elementary, Vance Elementary, and Walker Elementary. All Alabama Bicentennial Schools recieve a grant of $2000 to create and implement a project that strengthens the connection between the school and its community. From the creation of school gardens, to honoring first responders, to hosting technology-free family nights, and much more, TCSS's Bicentennial Schools are working to impact their communities and play an important role in this milestone in Alabama's history. 

    In addition to the 200 official Alabama Bicentennial Schools, Governor Ivey also selected 56 schools to receive Honorable Mentions through the Bicentennial Schools Initiative. Northport Elementary School was selected for an Honorable Mention, receiving a $500 grant to complete a community project.

    Throughout the rest of 2019, you can find more here at TCSS.net about our Bicentennial Schools' projects, and more on how all of our schools are celebrating 200 years of Alabama!