Hewitt-Trussville Middle School

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Hewitt-Trussville Middle School
HTHS Logo.gif
Established 1982
School type Public
District Trussville City Schools
Grades 6-8
Principal Lisa Berry
Enrollment 1,000 (2014)
Colors Red, white, & gray
Mascot Huskies
Location 5275 Trussville-Clay Road
Trussville
Website www.trussvillecityschools.com/HTMS/

Hewitt-Trussville Middle School (HTMS) is a public middle school located at 5275 Trussville-Clay Road in Trussville. It is the only middle school in the Trussville City Schools system, serving grades 6-8. It and is named for the early local educator Robert Hewitt. School colors are red and gray, and the athletic teams are called the Huskies.

All students from Cahaba Elementary School, Magnolia Elementary School, and Paine Elementary School are zoned to attend HTMS upon entering the sixth grade. HTMS students feed into Hewitt-Trussville High School upon entering the ninth grade.

History

When Hewitt-Trussville High School was relocated to a new campus in 1984, its existing facility at 301 Parkway Drive was converted into a new middle school serving grades 5-7. Students from Hewitt Elementary School entered HTMS in the fifth grade and students from Clay and Chalkville Elementary Schools entered HTMS in the seventh grade. This continued until 1996, when Clay-Chalkville Middle School opened to serve students from Clay and Chalkville Elementary Schools.

From 1984 until 2001, HTMS students went on to attend Hewitt-Trussville Junior High School for the eighth grade. A sinkhole on the Hewitt-Trussville Junior High School campus resulted in that facility being demolished in 2002, moving the 9th grade to Hewitt-Trussville High School and the 8th grade to HTMS.

Like other schools in Trussville, HTMS was part of the Jefferson County School District until the City of Trussville formed its own school system in 2005. Trussville City Schools opened two new elementary schools that year, Paine Primary and Intermediate Schools, which fed into HTMS. In 2016, Paine was combined into one school, and the new Cahaba and Magnolia Elementary Schools opened. All three elementary schools now feed into HTMS in the sixth grade.

In 2008, a new high school building opened off Deerfoot Parkway. The next year, HTMS relocated to the former high school building on Trussville Clay Road.

HTMS in January 2009

Athletics

HTMS fields teams in the following sports:

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Cross Country (boys and girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • Indoor Track (boys and girls)
  • Outdoor Track & Field (boys and girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

Student Activities

HTMS students can participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including the following:

  • Archery Team (Club)
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Debate Team
  • HTMS Student Ambassadors
  • iCan Girls in Engineering
  • Math Team
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Quiz bowl|Scholars Bowl Team
  • Science Olympiad Team

References

  • Debro, Anita (August 23, 2007) "Hewitt-Trussville Middle principal quits after grade-changing revealed". The Birmingham News
  • "Minutes" (March 3, 2008) Trussville City Board of Education
  • Lloyd, Gary (2014). Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History. Mount Pleasant, SC: The History Press. ISBN 9781626191853.

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