2024 Redistricting

The Measure of Tomorrow- TCR Early Childhood Education Conference

TCR Early Childhood Conference

July 31st- August 1st, 2024

At the Anniston Meeting Center

1615 Noble St.

Anniston, AL 36201


Featured Speakers- John Scalia and Melody a Patterson

Theme: “I see you!” 

What does it mean to be seen?

How good are you seeing the children you care for?

We mean really seeing them for what they are- perceiving them, making sense of them and responding to them and timely and effective ways.

This is how a child comes to experience the emotional sensation not only of belonging and feeling felt, but also of being known.

When we show up for the children we care for and give them the opportunity to be seen, they can learn and how to see themselves with clarity and honesty.

2024 Community Back To School Fair

Join ASAP, Parents as Teachers and Child Care Central for a fun event to help your child prepare to go back to school. 

This event is FREE and there will be vendors, door prizes and food 

Wednesday, July 24th , 2024 

11 AM to 3 PM 

Zinn Park 101 W 14th St.

For more info contact Lakeeshia Sandlin (205)516-6252  OR Lesha Beard (256)343-9491 

Juneteenth Educational Field Trip! (06/26/24)

The City of Anniston’s Parks & Recreation Department invites upcoming 5th to 8th grade students to join us on a special #Juneteenth educational field trip to Atlanta, GA! We’ll visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr. to explore the rich history and legacy of the civil rights movement! 

Field Trip Details:

🗓️ When: Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Depart at 7:00 AM CT return at 6:00 PM CT (transport by charter bus)

🧒 Ages: Upcoming 5th-8th grade students 

💲 Cost: $10 per student

Permission Slip: https://tinyurl.com/2p85sc3x 

ℹ️ For more information and/or questions contact:

Shanika Stringer at: 256-236-8221 and/or sstringer@annistonal.gov 

Wacky Wednesday!

Main Street Anniston’s Wacky Wednesday is back to make your Summer fun!!
Join us at Zinn Park (101 W. 14th St) from 10:30 AM till 12:30 PM for our Wacky Wednesdays! There will be bounce houses, the splash pad, Kona Ice, games, live animals and more!
Free to the public!
Our Wacky Wednesday summer schedule is as follows: June 26th and our End of Summer Bash on July 31st!

2024 Summer Day Camp!

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The City of Anniston is excited to host its annual Summer Day Camp Program. The Summer Camps will run from May 28, 2024, through August 2, 2024, from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM (Monday – Friday).

Our camps will take place at the Carver Community Center, Norwood Hodges Community Center, & Wiggins Community Center! 

Activities will include: Nature & Science, Drama, Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Outdoor Survival, Contests, Music, Field Trips, Dance, Swimming Lessons, Cooking, Gymnastics, Tumbling, and more!


You may register online at: https://www.annistonal.gov/parks-recreation/summer-camp/ 

Registration forms may also be picked-up at each community center camp site. You may also download a registration form here: https://tinyurl.com/cmueku3h. To register in-person, once you have filled-out your registration form, you may either deliver it to any Anniston Community Center, or mail it to:

The City of Anniston Parks and Recreation Department

P.O. Box 2168

Anniston, AL 36202

Attn: Day Camp


Camp fees for residents of the City of Anniston are $55 per week per child; $50 for each additional child in the same family. 
Weekly fees for non-residents are $60 per week per child. 
There is a $25 one-time registration fee for all campers. Fees are non-refundable. 

Additional Information:

Carver Community Center – (256) 231-7630 (Pat)

Hodges Community Center – (256) 231-7627 (Kevin)

Wiggins Community Center – (256) 231-7628 (Carol)

Thank you!

Summer Adventures in Learning! (SAIL)

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Children regress when they don’t practice their academic skills over the summer. This is known as summer learning loss, or the summer slide. Children from low-income families lose two-three months of grade equivalency. Thanks to wonderful partnerships throughout East Alabama, we are excited to introduce our community’s own Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) program, as a dynamic component of the City of Anniston’s Summer Day Camps this year!

Designed for students entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in August 2024, this SAIL program welcomes participants from the City of Anniston’s Summer Camp Programs at Wiggins, Carver, and Hodges Community Centers, along with students residing in Calhoun County. This program primarily focuses on students not meeting grade level standards. Daily attendance is mandatory to participate in this SAIL program.

The classroom components of the SAIL program will be hosted at The Donoho School. SAIL students will be required to participate in both the Summer Day Camp Program and the SAIL program, and they’ll be offered transportation from their respective Summer Camp locations to The Donoho School for 3.5 hours of daily instruction featuring innovative reading and math sessions rooted in the BellXcel curriculum, led by certified local educators. After breaks for lunch, city transportation will take Summer Day Camp students back to their respective community centers. On Fridays, SAIL students will be transported to Camp Lee for unique outdoor enrichment adventures, and return them to their centers afterwards!

Registration kicks off at designated community centers from May 7th to 9th. All students who register for the SAIL program will be required to take a pre-test prior to final enrollment into the program. This program will start June 3rd and run until August 2nd, excluding July 1-5 and June 19th.

For more information on our community’s SAIL program, please contact the City of Anniston Parks & Recreation Department at: 

Phone: 256-241-7164 or 256-236-8221
Email: sstringer@annistonal.gov or fburroughs@annistonal.gov 

Learn about our local SAIL network by visiting their sites below: 

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama: https://www.cfnea.org/ 
The Donoho School: https://www.donohoschool.com/ 
Alabama Power: https://www.alabamapower.com/
Camp Lee: https://camplee.org/ 
BellXcel: https://www.bellxcel.org/