June 8, 2018
Summer Office Hours
7/9/18 - 8/3/18 7:30am - 3:30pm
In this issue:

*A Word from our Principal
*Summer Feeding Program 2018
*2018-2019 Registration (DUE NOW)
*Summer Reading Lists and Assignments
*2018-2019 Calendar *Supply lists and Planners
* Part time Job Opportunity
*Congratulations *Summer Camps
*Community Happenings
*Always collecting items *References

A Word from our Principal
Dear Parents,
 
This school year left us with many things to be proud of and brag about as we begin looking ahead to the 2018-19 school year.
 
* Our students demonstrated growth on both our STAR scores (Grades K-8) as well as our SCANTRON scores (Grades 3-8) for both reading and mathematics.
* Our PTA secured a National PTA STEM grant that was recognized on both a State and National level, and our PTA continues to grow and gain momentum.
* Our Math Teams had multiple top three finishes in math competitions.
* Our school choirs received Superior ratings with distinction at multiple competitions, and our band had a phenomenal year as well.
* Our Greenpower race teams at both the elementary and middle school levels continue to compete and shine in multiple races as they finished with another great year.

We hope everyone has a great summer and are looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year.

Sincerely,
Bradley A. Scott, Ed.D

Summer Feeding Program 2018
Please visit the
website for information regarding menus, locations and other information regarding Huntsville City School's Summer Feeding Program.
2018-2019 Registration Information
HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR STUDENT FOR 2018-2019

For those of you who have already completed this process and provided proof of residence, thank you. 

If you have completed Infosnap and still need to prove residence, you can email a recent bill with the date and address visible to kimberly.watkins@hsv-k12.org or amanda.colbert@hsv-k12.org.  Make sure to include your child's name.

If you have not started the process and need help or your snapcode information, we will be happy to assist you in the office.
We will be here until Friday, June 8th from 7:30-3:30 and will return on Monday, July 9th .

Incomplete 2018-2019 registration could delay or prevent schedules, class assignments, computer distribution and other necessary items for a successful start to the new year. Completed registration is required for use of bus transportation.

Please visit www.huntsvillecityschools.org , click enroll my child then select Returning Student 2018-2019.


Per the consent order, students are zoned according to the CUSTODIAL parent's address.

Thank you,
Whitesburg Office
(256) 428-7780
Summer Reading Lists and Assignments
Additional reading is required for students enrolled in Honors Courses.
Grade 6: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Grade 7: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Grade 8: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Students will be required to complete a Book Talk and turn in no later than
Friday, August 17, 2018.

"Book Talks" will be recorded as an “In-Class” assignment counting as 40% of the student’s grade for the 1st nine-week grading period

HOW TO GIVE A BOOKTALK
[ OPENING ]
Hook your audience!
Read a quote from the book, ask a question of your audience, introduce the main character, vividly set the scene,
or do a combination of a few of these techniques.
Make sure to also give the title and author of the book.
[ SUMMARY ]
In a paragraph or two, summarize the plot of the book.
Be sure that your summary introduces the main character, identifies the problem, and leads us toward the solution--without giving away the ending!
[ IMPRESSION ]
Share your opinion!
How did you feel about the book?
What did you think of the author?
Would you recommend it to others?
What would you rate it?
[ CLOSING ]
Entice your audience!
Ask a rhetorical question, read a quote from the book, use a cliffhanger, or do a combination of these techniques.
Remember, your book talk should flow nicely, like a commercial.
It should not be a giant list answering these questions!
2018-2019 Calendar
2018-2019 Supply lists and Planners
**Planners available in the front office for $3.00.**
Please make sure to write your student's name in the front of the planner.
Part Time Job Opportunity
Congratulations
LifeSouth Kid's Marathon
Thank you to all of our families that participated in LifeSouth's Kid's Marathon last month. Our school was awarded and recognized as the school that had the most participants from Huntsville City Schools!

Great Job Lions!!!
Community Happenings
Summer Camps
Always Collecting....
These are equivalent to
1 DIME each!
We love these!!
Helps supports our Academics, Arts and Athletics Programs!
We can never have enough of these!
Phone numbers
Front Office
256-428-7780

Cafeteria
256-428-7785

Merts Administrative Office
256-428-6800

Safe Schools Emergency Hotline
256-428-6927

Fern Bell Recreation Center
256-883-3640

Websites
Whitesburg P-8 School Site

Whitesburg P-8 PTA Site

Huntsville City Schools Site


Whitesburg P-8| (256) 428-7780 | (256) 428-7781 | www.whitesburgp8.org