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The AEA believes any reopening plan has to not only ensure the health and safety of all students and educators, but also prioritize long-term strategies for student learning and educational equity. Read more


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Mackey said schools will be opening in the fall, but online learning remains an option for those who choose it. Local boards of education will work under the recommendations of their superintendent. Read more


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Joel Henneke will be the new middle school principal. He has been assistant principal at HMS for four years, and he has 22 years of experience in education as a teacher and an administrator at the middle and high school level. Read more


Homewood Middle School Principal Jimmie Pearson announced his plans to retire after serving in education for 39 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, area director and area superintendent. Read more

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The eighth-graders at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School received their diplomas in an outdoor graduation presentation prepared by the school because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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All of the activities on the cards were engineering challenges using only the materials from the meal kits. Read more


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After spending the last 34 years as a part of the John Carroll community of teachers, coaches and administrators, Francis Crapet officially retired from teaching May 22. Read more

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Classes were originally scheduled to resume Aug. 12, but the fall semester is now scheduled to begin a week later, Aug. 19. This change allows five additional teacher workdays to focus on training for faculty and staff regarding new health protocols. Read more


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After seeking community input regarding the desired characteristics of Homewood City Schools’ future superintendent, the results are in. Read more


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Homewood High begins week-long commencement exercises for the Class of 2020. Read more


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The Wee-K3 class at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School celebrated their last day of school with a virtual Pet Show that included their favorite stuffed animals. Read more

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Homewood High School seniors have the opportunity to select an individual time slot to walk across the stage in their cap and gown and receive their diploma. Participation in the event is optional. Read more


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Recognizing the importance of staying connected to their class, the teachers said they wanted their students to know how much they are thought of during this difficult time. Read more

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As a part of their study of butterflies, these young students watched their caterpillars grow into butterflies. Read more

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Massie is one of the 621 semifinalists selected in the U.S. and one of the 10 students named in Alabama. Read more


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Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, elementary school principals will have the option to send students who demonstrate extreme non-compliance with school rules and the code of conduct to a new Early Learning Center. Read more



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Davis William Bunn, a member of Boy Scout Troop 95 at Shades Valley Lutheran Church, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor in November 2019. Read more


Because the COVID-19 pandemic closed public schools across the country in mid-March, students in the Homewood City Schools district have been e-learning — completing their school assignments from home— since April 6. Read more


The Homewood City Schools Board of Education is searching for a new superintendent and is asking the community to complete an online survey to help determine the desired characteristics of the upcoming superintendent. Read more


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Interactive whiteboard apps, creative lessons, and video activities are all a part of the school’s plan to help parents and students maintain classroom instruction and to help keep a school community environment while they are away. Read more

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