A Closer Look

Posting Date: July 22, 2014
Expires 8/11/14

Rising 6th Grade Parents

Attention Parents Of Rising 6th Graders


ALL RISING 6TH GRADERS (aged 11 or 12 years) are required to have a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine before entering 6th grade in the fall.  You will need to present a new Alabama Certificate of Immunization to Pizitz Middle School or Liberty Park Middle School before your student will be allowed to attend classes when school starts in August 2014.  See your healthcare provider today!

Those parents who wish to exempt their students from the immunization requirement must obtain an exemption from the Jefferson County Department of Health. A Certificate of Exemption must then be presented to the school in lieu of the Alabama Certificate of Immunization. 

Posting Date: July 10, 2014
Expires 8/15/14

Registration, Supply Sale, and More


Registration Week for the Vestavia Hills City Schools is July 28, 2014-August 1, 2014.  Pizitz registration is a three-step process.

1. Course Selection - Course selection is completed in the spring. 

2. Online Pre-Registration - Forms for the 2014-2015 school year will be available on the Pizitz website (http://www.vestavia.k12.al.us/pizitzmiddle/) beginning on July 23rd.  

  • Go to the school web site, click on the “Registration” icon, and login using your student’s 6-digit state ID number that was listed your student’s last report card. 
  • Please input all required information to complete each section online.
  • Please print, read and complete all required forms.
  • Please click to sign the electronic signature sheets.

3. Onsite Registration – Attend onsite registration at the school. Bring the printed required forms to the school at the designated time below. Be prepared to write several checks, whether paying online or onsite.  If school expenses are paid online, you will still have to write checks for additional expenses onsite (PTO, Supply Sale, etc.). 

      Required Forms include the following.

  • Pizitz Estimated Expenses Worksheet,
  • PTO Expenses Worksheet,
  • PTO Parent Information Form and Volunteer Sheet,
  • Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation (optional),
  • Vestavia Hills Community Voluntary Drug Testing Program Consent Form (optional for 7th and 8th grade students), and
  • Extracurricular Activities Drug Testing Participation Consent Form (7th and 8th grade students who are involved in extracurricular activites) 



Please note your registration session listed by grade and last name. There will be close to 350 students registering in each session, so PARKING and LINES will be much less congested if everyone comes during their assigned hour.


GRADE                         DAY/DATE                       A thru L           M thru Z   

  *8th                  Wednesday, July 30th               4-5 PM            5-6 PM      

  *7th                  Thursday, July 31st                   11-12 PM        12-1 PM

  *6th                  Thursday, July 31st                    4-5 PM            5-6 PM      

*Siblings may register on the same day provided the class schedules are ready. 


PTO Volunteers will be available at onsite registration to accept your completed forms and answer any questions.  Once you have turned in your forms, paid your registration expenses, and received your child’s class schedule, you have completed registration for the 2014-2015 school year.


PTO Registration Co-Chairs

   Caroline Crenshaw 612-3934         Lessie Duncan 243.2038          Lynne Petro 492-6281    



The 6th Grade Pizitz Preview Day is Friday, August 8, 2014.  This is the time for 6th graders to receive lockers, practice combinations, and locate classrooms.  Please attend during your designated time (last names A thru L from 11AM-12PM and last names M thru Z from 12PM-1PM).  Please use this time to get acquainted with Pizitz!



After registering, step on over to the Pizitz PTO School Supply Sale.  We will be open Wednesday, July 30th and Thursday, July 31st. The supply sale is the ONLY PTO FUNDRAISER of the year and the PTO needs your support!  It doesn’t get any easier than shopping the supply sale.  We’ve gathered the lists from all the team teachers listing ALL of the supplies you will need for the year.  We’ve done the searching and purchasing for you…..Save time, money and gas!  Team lists will be available and ALL the supplies needed for the year are in one location……best of all they are very competitively priced.

Supply Sale Co-Chairs

Cindy Cherry, Christy Nelson, Stephanie Prior, and Angie Haller



Any parent interested in volunteering for registration and/or supply sale needs to email the class coordinator.  The class coordinator will respond to your request and give you more information. Volunteers and employees will register their child or children on Wednesday, July 30th from 9-11AM.                                    

                  6th Grade - Lisa Jones                    hunlisjones@bellsouth.net

                  7th Grade - Rachel Harwell             r98flowers@yahoo.com

                  8th Grade – Allyson McLean            vestaviamom@gmail.com



6th Grade    Thursday, August 7th    5:30PM

7th Grade    Tuesday, August 12th   6:00PM

8th Grade    Tuesday, August 12th   4:30PM


Posting Date: July 24, 2014
Expires 8/19/14

"Help the Hills" scheduled for August 18

Help the Hills: Parent Together, Parent Strong

Town Hall Meeting

August 18, 2014

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Tyson Hall



Leadership Vestavia Hills, the Vestavia Hills Board of Education and the City of Vestavia Hills are pleased to invite you to join us at a town hall meeting focused on the growing use of alcohol and drugs in our community.


This Town Hall Meeting will include a variety of speakers and a panel discussion addressing the increasing use of drugs and alcohol among young people in our community. Key speakers will include Dale Wisely, Ph.D., David Howard, and Rick Norris. Dale Wisely is a popular educator and speaker on parenting and drug and alcohol use in teens. David Howard is Director of Administrative Services at the Vestavia Hills Board of Education. Rick Norris is a Vestavia parent whose son, Tripp, was a Vestavia Hills High School graduate, a senior at Alabama and an aspiring and talented musician. Tripp died in 2011 as a result of a lethal mix of alcohol and street heroin.


Help the Hills was formed in an effort to foster open dialogue with parents, educators, and community leaders.  This gathering will be videotaped and used as a discussion guide at home meetings planned in the month of September.


Help the Hills is an extension of a Leadership Vestavia Hills project and is in partnership with the Vestavia Hills Board of Education and the City of Vestavia Hills.


Who should attend:

  • Parents                                                              
  • Educators
  • First Responders                                        
  • Community Leaders & Organizers
  • Faith Based Leaders                                                    
  • Concerned Citizens
  • Health Practitioners & Pharmacists


This event is open to the public. Seating is limited.

For additional information or to be added to email list, please contact:




Leadership Vestavia Hills Help the Hills Committee Members:

Tracy Davis, Member, Hand Arendall, LLC

Julie Moebes Ellis, Director of Business Development, Bridgeworth, LLC

Lt. Ryan Farrell, Public Information Officer, Vestavia Hills Fire Department
Shera Grant, Deputy Public Defender, Jefferson County Public Defender's Office
David Martin, President, NationView, LLC
Shanta Owens, District Judge, 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama
Dan Pahos, Owner, Home Instead Senior Care
Jennifer Philpot, Fund Development Specialist
Charlie Shah, General Counsel, Event Operations Group