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Solar Energy

Sydney Cromwell

Bates said his research shows Homewood High School and Middle School use about 13,300 megawatt hours of electricity each year, costing the school system about $1.5 million in bills. Read more

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Black History Month

Sydney Cromwell

From Martin Luther King Jr. to astronaut Mae Jemison, Lauren researches noteworthy historical figures for Black History Month and brings costumes and information to share with her school. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

In 2018 and continuing into 2019, four pilot school districts, including Homewood City Schools, launched a new kind of prevention and support initiative to aid students dealing with mental health issues. Read more

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Edgewood Elementary School fourth grader Maggie Hanson recently won the school-wide National Geographic Geography Bee, and Ava Chiesa was named runner-up. Read more

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Submitted by Homewood City Schools.

Edgewood Elementary School held a clothing drive in January to help other children in the area. Read more

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Students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School packed and sealed over 10,000 meals for hungry orphan children in Haiti. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hillary Gamble.

The Edgewood and Hall-Kent elementary school talent shows will take place at new venues this year. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Shades Cahaba Elementary School.

The festival will be have food, games, different inflatables, prize drawings and even a silent auction. Read more

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They are different from traditional service dogs, which serve a single handler with a disability and do not work in group settings. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools

Homewood Middle School eighth grader Nathan Jones won the district bee, which went on for 20 rounds total. Nathan’s winning word was ‘balaclavas.’ Read more

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Russell the Service Dog

Courtesy of Homewood City Schools

The dog will serve the entire facility and visit classrooms. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools

Homewood High School coach Sean McBride was recently named the 2018 Spring South Region High School Coach of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches. Read more

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Hall-Kent facility dog

Sydney Cromwell

The board also approved changes to its construction contracts. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

Providing service to those in need is at the heart of Catholic education and that is why Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) students strive to help those less fortunate. Read more

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The tree plantings are part of Homewood's Tree City USA status. Read more

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Courtesy of Jason Mun, groupphotos.com

This was the Patriot Band's ninth time participating in the parade. Read more

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Homewood Middle School counselors Jimicka Alexander and AnnaGrace Baldwin recently qualified their counseling program for the Recognition of Accountability, Verification and Excellence (RAVE) Award. Read more

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Palmer Heard, a 6th grade student at Homewood Middle School, recently organized a coat drive for the Jimmie Hale Mission and Jessie’s Place. Read more

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Photo by Todd Lester

The HHS Band will be in New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade during the football team's Nov. 23 game. Read more

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The celebration of All Saints Day in November took on a very special meaning for the fourth-grade students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS). Read more

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