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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Uswatte, principal at Rocky Ridge for five years, found out she won the award in a surprise ceremony at her school. Read more

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Photo by Ingrid Schnader.

The plastic straw ban was organized by five fourth-grade students at the school after their teacher, Rebecca Smith, asked them to think about ways they could make a difference. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Students in grades K-5 have had the opportunity go to the tunnel during their art class to paint on top of the outline that was drawn by Blank Space. Read more

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Creative Montessori School groundbreaking

Photo by Erin Nelson.

The new gym, along with the repurposing of the old structure into additional classroom space, is the primary focus of phase two. Read more

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Schools will remain closed until at least Monday, April 6. Read more

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Orton-Gillingham Training

Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach was created to help children with reading impairments, such as dyslexia, learn to read by using more of their senses. Today, teachers use those multisensory techniques to help all children learn to read. Read more

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Homewood City Schools superintendent Bill Cleveland

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Bill Cleveland will retire from his position as Homewood City Schools superintendent after serving in the position for 12 years. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Mary Stephens Pugh.

The holiday spirit was spread throughout the streets of Homewood as Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School participated in the Homewood Christmas Parade. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Mary Stephens Pugh.

The students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School presented a Live Nativity and a Living Advent Wreath as part of a special holiday program. Read more

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Eesha Banerjee has been selected as a National Merit semifinalist, which puts her up for countless awards and scholarship opportunities. She was also selected to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Read more

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Homewood Teacher of the Year

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Surprises have never been Josh Donaldson’s cup of tea. But Donaldson made an exception in early November when administrators unexpectedly walked into his classroom to tell him he was the school’s 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. Read more

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Homewood Board of Education

Photo by Jacob Cole

The training will take place in January. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Mary Stephens Pugh.

Two very special events took place simultaneously providing an opportunity for fathers to share an evening with their daughters, while mothers scored some fun times with their sons. Read more

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Homewood Board of Education

Photo by Jacob Cole

The Homewood City Schools Board of Education met Nov. 19. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Carlye Dudgeon.

On Oct. 11, Foundation Director Carlye Dudgeon and Homewood school board members visited all five of the city’s public schools to notify recipients of their selection. The foundation distributed around $76,000 in grants. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

During halftime of the Homewood High School football game against Carver, the band found out it has been invited to march in the 2021 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Read more

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Congratulations to Shades Cahaba Elementary School Principal John Lowry for being named Samford University’s 2019 Learning for Life honoree. Read more

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As part of the STEM curriculum, first-grade students learned how engineers use the design process to solve problems in their everyday lives. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Mary Stephens Pugh.

What do Pocahontas, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln and Mia Hamm have in common? They are only a few of our country’s historical figures represented in a special presentation by the third-grade students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. Read more

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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School celebrated the month of October in a very special way. Read more

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