Shades Cahaba



Shades Cahaba Elementary School students in Sonja Truesdell’s third grade class recently raised $179.50 for NeverThirst. more

Feb 1, 2018 4:10 PM Shades Cahaba


Photo courtesy of John Lowry.

Shades Cahaba Elementary School will host its annual Winter Festival at the school Saturday, Feb. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. more

Jan 18, 2018 1:46 PM Shades Cahaba

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Students wore “Fort’s Fighters” T-shirts of other pink pieces and held up signs with encouraging phrases such as “We love you Mrs. Fort,” “Keep fighting” or “Fight against cancer together.” more

Apr 21, 2017 2:37 PM Shades Cahaba


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About 200 students participated in the expo to demonstrate experiments they had performed. more

Mar 9, 2017 4:29 PM Shades Cahaba


Photo by Sam Chandler.

The Homewood High School boys and girls cross-country teams entered the season with state championship aspirations. more

Oct 25, 2016 3:16 PM Shades Cahaba

At the end of the school year, interested girls were invited to donate their hair to Locks of Love or Pantene Beautiful Lengths to make wigs for people who have lost their hair due to illness. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:34 PM Shades Cahaba

To culminate their yearlong study of Alabama history, fourth-graders at Shades Cahaba visited Montgomery, the state’s capital. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:32 PM Shades Cahaba

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Photo courtesy of Shades Cahaba Elementary.

By using toothpicks and glue, Shades Cahaba Elementary students were able to design bridges that were able to hold up to 20 pounds. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:28 PM Shades Cahaba

Third-graders at Shades Cahaba went to Ruffner Mountain on a field trip. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:15 PM Shades Cahaba

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Courtesy of Merrick Wilson

The students wrote opinion pieces about their favorite things and shared them with members of the Homewood community. more

Feb 26, 2016 12:57 PM Shades Cahaba

Winter Festival

Photo courtesy of Shades Cahaba Elementary School.

Shades Cahaba Elementary School will host their annual Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 20. more

Jan 25, 2016 5:21 PM Shades Cahaba

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The 2016 Martin Luther King Day of Service at Shades Cahaba Elementary School in Homewood, Alabama more

Jan 18, 2016 5:10 PM Shades Cahaba

The selection committee will choose one national award winner at the spring ASCD conference in Atlanta. more

Jan 14, 2016 5:25 PM Shades Cahaba

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Photo courtesy of Desiree Smith

This year, the students performed “A Party in a Pear Tree,” which revolved around the song “12 Days of Christmas.” more

Dec 24, 2015 2:38 PM Shades Cahaba

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Courtesy of Desiree Smith

Several Shades Cahaba Elementary students volunteered to ring the bell with the Salvation Army this holiday season. more

Dec 18, 2015 3:05 PM Shades Cahaba

Fourth-graders Kimberly Briseno and Daniel Vines from Shades Cahaba Elementary School participated in the Special Olympics at Trussville High School. more

Nov 24, 2015 1:53 PM Shades Cahaba

Character Partners is a program at Shades Cahaba Elementary School where students in a higher grade level are paired with younger students. more

Oct 29, 2015 11:58 AM Shades Cahaba

Thomas Jackson "TJ" Rozzell, his brother Daniel Rozzell and their friend Hudson Burke passed time during their summer by building a solar oven. After entering the solar oven in a STEM content, the kids won an iPad. more

Oct 29, 2015 10:24 AM Shades Cahaba

It is one of 335 schools U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized with the award for 2015. more

Sep 29, 2015 11:14 AM Shades Cahaba

The lunchroom was filled with fun and laughter on the first day of school at Shades Cahaba Elementary as students were excited to be with their classmates and teachers again after the summer break. more

Sep 24, 2015 2:46 PM Shades Cahaba