About PCSS

Academics

AL Reading Initiative Best Practices in grades K-12
AMSTI grades 7-12
Laying-the-Foundation grades 6-10
System-wide vertical Curriculum Teams
Advanced Placement Courses @ Pell City High School

               English
           Math
           Science
           History
           Art

Dual Enrollment courses with Jefferson State Community College
iCademy Manufacturing Academy (Dual Enrollment) with Jefferson State Community College
Career and Technical Education Program
      7th Grade 

         Career Technologies
      Grades 9-12
         Business Administration
          Finance
         Human Services
          Family Studies & Community Services
          Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
          Agriconstruction
          Animal Systems
          Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
          Law Enforcement and Legal Services
          Cooperative Education

ACCESS Distance Learning in Grades 8-12
Moodle Online Learning Courses
Gradpoint Credity Recovery Courses

Community Service

Coosa Valley

Food Drive for Christian Love Pantry
Letters to Soldiers
Adopt A Family(Families) at Christmas
Hat Days for Hardships
Kickball for Heart

Iola Roberts
Operation Christmas Child
Letters to Troops for Veteran's Day
Placemats for Jimmie Hale Mission
Meals for Homeless
First Class Club Food Drive - collected over 1600 items for Christian Love Pantry
Relay for Life Fundraiser & Team

Walter M Kennedy
The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive through Scholastic
Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities
Christmas Cards for Soldiers
Christmas Cards for Seniors
Birmingham Warming Station Supplies Drive
Relay for Life Fundraising
SGA Food Drive for the Christian Love Pantry
Jump Rope for Heart through PE Classes

Eden Elementary
Collected items for The Village of Cook Springs
Fund Drive for Christmas items for students in school (30) $50 gift cards
Can Food Drive for the Christian Love Pantry
Giving Tree - used through out the year to assist families in need (house fire, death, etc.)
Relay for Life Team
Marathon Kids participated in Mercedes Marathon

Williams Intermediate
Collect Money
        Pennies for Patients – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
        Toys for Children

           Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
        Muscular Dystrophy Association
Christmas Caroling at Sunrise on the Circle Assisted Living Facility
Collect dog/cat food and Dawn dish detergent for St. Clair County Animal Shelter
Sponsor 2 AIDB students for Christmas
Collect soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
Participate in Logan Martin Lake Clean up
Built the bird houses for the Benjamin Moore Wildlife Habitat
Veteran’s Day Cards for local veterans
Collect food for Pell City Love Pantry

Duran South Junior High
Beta
Beta Bears - donate new stuffed animals to the Children's Place and Sheriff's Dept.
Paws for the Cause - sell paw prints to raise money for Animal Shelter
Veteran's Day Reception - host a reception for veterans after school program
Christmas Carols & Goody Bags for the residents fo Sunrise on the Circle Assisted Living Facility
Gift Wrapping for First United Methodist Church Outreach Program
MDA Shamrocks - sell shamrocks for raise money for MDA

TSA
Volunteer at the Animal Shelter of Pell City
Gentlemen's Club
Plant flowers and build bird houses for Benjamin Moore Paint Company
Glamour Girls
Volunteer at Iola Roberts Fall Festival
Visit, sing and pass out goodies at the Cook Springs Nursing Home

SGA
Helping Hand for Head Start - collect coloring books and crayons for students; read stories to students
Pink Out Day - in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Raised funds for American Cancer Society
Veteran's Day Program - Patriotic program to honor local veterans
Food Drive for Christian Love Pantry after Christmas
School Improvement - help plan for improvements to Duran South

Duran North
SGA 

Fall Food Drive
Toys for Children

Beta 
March of Dimes Shamrocks
Guidance
Pennies for Patients

Pell City High
Interact Club
BCA for the UAB BCA Foundation
Annual School Trunk or Treat
Shoe Box Projector for Soldiers in Afghanistan (200 boxes)
Domestic Violence Shelter
Food Fundraiser for the St. Clair Animal Shelter
Pennies for Patients
FCCLA
Global
Donate to clean water campaign
Make pillowcase dresses for orphan girls in Haiti
Community
Collect/Make Teddy Bears for Childrens' Place / Law Enforcement
Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House at Children's Hospital

FBLA
Annual School Trunk or Treat 
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Christian Love Pantry
Christmas Food Drive for Christian Love Pantry
March of Dimes Fall Football Event (Alabama vs. Auburn)
Toys for Tots Collection

FFA
Rally to Fight Hunger - Participated in the packaging of meals for Indianapolis area and Haiti as part of National FFA Convention
Kid's Day on the Farm - Annual Farm Day where FFA and community members demonstrate farm life to all 1st graders in PCSS
Civitan Christmas Project - FFA members donate money to purchase Christmas gifts for local children in need rather than having a party themselves
Heritage Day - FFA members host the petting zoo for Heritage Day held annually at Eden Elementary School 
Annual School Trunk or Treat
National Art Honor Society
Designed and painted 2 sets / backdrops for PCHS ShowChoir
Painted Collection Boxes for Breast Cancer Awareness
Posters for other PCHS clubs & events
Painted Tile for Military Recruiting Office in Anniston
Annual School Trunk or Treat

Beta Club
Annual School Trunk or Treat
Blood Drive for Red Cross
Thanksgiving Baskets (Families in High School)
Coat Drive (given to counselors to pass along to students in need)
Food Drive for Christian Love Pantry
Doughnut Sale for Cystic Fibrosis
Easter Baskets (Families in High School)

AP & Regular Environmental Students
Volunteer at Logan Martin Lake Cleanup
Siberian Star Sled Dog Rescue

Key Club
Reading is Fundamental - read books with Kiwanis to children at Head Start
Christmas for Families
Santa Calling - called more than 840 elementary children
Raised Money for Children's Hospital
St. Clair Water Festival - helped teach water conservation

JROTC
Beautification project for St. Clair County Head Start
Veteran's Day Activities - Pell City VFW and Pell City Schools
JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp - two weeks of training for 1000 cadets throughout Alabama at Fort McClellan, AL

Extra-Curricular

Fine Arts

Drama
Show Choir
Concert Choir
Marching Band
Jazz Band
Visual Arts

Athletics

Football - Grades 7-12
Baseball - Grades 7 - 12
Softball - Grades 7 - 12
Basketball - Grades 7 - 12
Cheerleading - Grades 7 - 12
Tennis - Grades 9 - 12
Golf - Grades 9 - 12
Soccer - Grades 7 - 12
Wrestling - Grades 7 - 12
Track & Field - Grades 7 - 12
Cross Country - Grades 7 - 12
Table Tennis - Grades 9 - 12
Volleyball - Grades 7 -12
Archery