Trussville students, teachers celebrate diversity during Inclusive Schools Week

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Trussville City Schools (TCS) are making good on a recent proclamation signed by Governor Kay Ivey designating December 3-7, 2018 as Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) in Alabama, by celebrating their diversity this week.

The schools, along with other schools across the state of Alabama, have joined a national effort to highlight and celebrate “the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to all students, including those who are marginalized due to disability, gender, ethnicity, geography and language. The celebration also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and families to discuss what else needs to be done to ensure that schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.”

ISW 2018 is themed “Kaleidoscope of Friends” and it celebrates how schools can make progress on their journey and encourage everyone to build their own “Kaleidoscope of Friends.”

Each of the five Trussville City Schools are celebrating “the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive education to diverse student populations where teaching is responsive to the students’ abilities and interests,” TCS Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill said told the Trussville Tribune.

TCS schools are also taking the kaleidscope theme to heart. According to a Facebook post by Photographer for Principle Portrait Group and The Trussville Tribune Ron Burkett, Hewitt Trussville Middle School contacted him to take a photograph of the ICW celebrations in action.

“”A Kaleidoscope of Friends”. I was contacted by Hewitt Trussville Middle School and asked to take this photo for Inclusive Schools Week. A fun project on a cold December morning!” Burkett posted on his Facebook page.