Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

Steve Sills, a Homewood Middle School football and track and field coach, was recently named one of the winners of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Double-Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on youth sports. more


Each year, the Rotary Club of Shades Valley gives an appreciation award to teachers of schools represented in its service area. more


Homewood City Schools Superintendent Bill Cleveland celebrated with Jerome Isley's class and Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Read Across America. more


Howard James “Tripp” Norwood III and Christina Elizabeth Wall were married on Feb. 13, 2018 at the St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, by the bride’s grandfather. more


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Submitted by Homewood City Schools.

The Homewood High School Peer Helpers hosted the first Runway for Relay in March to raise money for Homewood’s Relay for Life. more


The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 15,000 finalists in the 63rd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. more


The youngsters took a fun and educational trip back in time as part of their social studies curriculum to study the life of a pioneer and the hardships endured on the historic trail. more

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Submitted by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

McKnight, as well as other school-level winners across Alabama and the U.S., recently took a written geography test to try to qualify for their state competition. more

Private Schools

Edgewood Elementary School Assistant Principal Laura Tate was recently awarded the CLAS Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Alabama. more


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Photo submitted by Richard Sanders.

You may have noticed some new trees in Homewood, thanks to the Shades Valley Rotary Club. more


Women Making History at Homewood Public Library

Courtesy of Homewood Public Library

The Women Making History event on March 22 is open to all ages as part of the NASA @ My Library grant. more


A former Homewood student visited Homewood Middle School and Homewood High School on Feb. 27-28 to offer a clinic and performance for band students. more


Students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) had fun playing, performing, singing, dancing and acting during their school’s annual talent show. more

Private Schools

Fourth grade student Violetta Rohr recently won the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School spelling bee. Second grader Deezil Lukima placed second in the contest. more

Private Schools

Southland International Trucks, a locally owned full-service dealership, was recently honored with the International Truck Presidential Award. more


Boo Mason, a Homewood resident and the director of tennis for Hoover Country Club, has been inducted into the Alabama Tennis Hall of Fame. more


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

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Each December, Congressman Gary Palmer partners with his Academy Advisory Board to interview and nominate outstanding students from Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District for an appointment to the U.S. service academies. more


The purpose of the party is to raise money to help serve underserved children and seniors through the Assistance League of Birmingham. more



Photos by Jinny Ray.

They both won in shutout fashion over Chelsea in the semifinals, and the fifth-grade team won the championship with an 8-0 victory over Helena. more


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April 2018