Message from the Superintendent - Zoning Questions
Recently, we have been made aware that there have been rumors and social media discussion about re-zoning portions of the Northside School zone into the Tuscaloosa County High School zone. There have even been statements that a vote is scheduled on this action as soon as our October 28th Board meeting. To be clear, there have been absolutely no discussions or plans to re-zone the Northside school zone. Re-zoning within a school system is most often done due to over-crowding in one area that could be alleviated by open space in another. Unfortunately, in the Tuscaloosa County School System, most all of our schools are at or exceeding capacity. Re-zoning simply makes no sense whatsoever.
We do appreciate the residents within the Northside zone who have respectfully and appropriately reached out to find out whether or not there was any truth to these rumors and social media posts. While they expressed great concern over any such decision, rather than jumping to grossly negative comments and accusations, they treated us in the same manner they would want to be treated.
To be clear, there are no plans to re-zone the Northside community nor have there been any discussion to even consider such action.
Walter W. Davie, Ed.D.
Walker Elementary State Report Card Review
October 18, 2019
The current scores are based on the State Assessment. It is also based on all students’ attendance for the school year 2018-2019.
Words cannot convey how proud we are of Walker Elementary’s faculty and staff. They have worked tirelessly in learning and implementing the most effective instructional strategies. Our teachers and staff have set high expectations for our children and our children have met the challenge.
Our parents have worked alongside of our teachers proving that working together moves everyone forward. Our parents also encourage a strong work ethic in their children. Our children have truly shown what RAMS are by showing their teachers, peers, and all others Respect; by being Accountable by being trustworthy and owning their words and actions; by showing Motivation in seeing what needs to be done and doing it and by showing Self-Control in choosing to do what they should even when they don’t want to.
In order to continue this upward trend, our faculty and staff will persist in deepening our content knowledge, pursuing the most effective instructional strategies and maintaining the highest of expectations. We are confident that our parents, children and community will continue their support in our endeavors.
Marsha Johnson Ben White
Principal Assistant Principal
This link to our TCSS site includes a breakdown and key points about the TCSS Report Card, listing of all TCSS school Report Card scores, how to interpret a school's Report Card, and an article about the TCSS Report Card.
This is the link to use for finding our school's Report Card.
Thank you to Senator Greg Reed and Representative Kyle South for meeting with all of our area administrators today, listening to any concerns that they wanted to share, and financially supporting our schools. Our legislators are not just telling us they want to help; they are putting their words into action!
Take 10 for Public Education
The Alabama State Department of Education is conducting a statewide survey concerning some of the perceptions on public education in the state – and we need YOUR help. From Tuesday, September 10, 2019, until Thursday, October 10, 2019, we will embark upon the TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey; an attempt to capture the opinions of a broad spectrum of Alabamians.
Please, on behalf of the ALSDE, take a few minutes to participate in the TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey. The survey may only take 10 minutes to complete, but the impact on the department’s Strategic Plan will resonate for years to come.
Click the link below to take the survey:
Attention 5th Grade Parents: We will be having a Camp McDowell meeting for interested parents and students on Monday, September 16 at 6:00PM. Please make plans to attend.
Walker is proud to be named a Biecentennial School of Excellance. Special thanks to Mrs. McCown for her efforts in making this possible and constructing the beautiful garden.
TCSS Introduces Anonymous Alerts Communications Tool
The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure can act as a barrier to a student reporting this type of activity. Anonymous Alerts is a way to remove that barrier, by allowing a student to report without revealing their identity.
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