As the second month of school for Scottsboro City winds down, October comes with a busy schedule.
The month of October is National Principals month and Parent and Family Engagement month. October 2nd is School Custodian appreciation day. Remind your child to thank the custodians at their school. They work tirelessly cleaning to be sure students have a clean place to return to.
The week of October 3-October 9 is Fire Prevention week. Your student may come home talking about the fun things they learned during this week.
The Scottsboro Board of Education will hold a Board meeting October 5 at 5 p.m.
On October 6 at 10 a.m. Scottsboro High School will host their National Honor Society inductions in the gymnasium.
On October 9 and October 10 all Scottsboro City school students will be out for Fall break. Following their return on October 12, the first nine week report cards will be sent home. After-school tutoring for grades K-6, to help support students and their families with the requirements of the literacy act, will also begin this day.
The week of October 16 through October 20 will be the busiest with the yearly anticipated Homecoming Week and National School Bus Safety Week. Each school will send out memos on special dress up days and dismissal times for Homecoming day. On October 19, the annual bonfire and pep rally will be held at Trammell Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. The bonfire is free to the public.
On Friday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. the presentation of the Homecoming Court will be held at Hambrick Hall at Scottsboro High School. The Homecoming parade lineup will begin at 1:45 p.m. with the parade beginning at 2:45 p.m. The Homecoming game will begin at 7 p.m. with Scottsboro facing Douglas beginning at 7 p.m. After the game, the Scottsboro Homecoming dance will be held at the field and will end at midnight.
On October 19 all 10th grade students at Scottsboro High School will take the Pre-ACT. This will be an e-learning day for all other high school students, with the only exception being seniors who are required to take the ACT work keys test.
A meeting will be held on October 23 at Collins beginning at 5 p.m. for parents and students. Speakers will include the Jackson County Assistant District Attorney. The meeting will cover threats, vaping and social media issues.
On October 25 from 8:30-11:30 Scottsboro High School Juniors and Seniors will visit the Kevin Dukes Innovation Center for the CEO expo.
by Heather Dohring