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The official announcement to Samford’s Board of Trustees was made at a called meeting on Aug. 27. Read more


The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. Read more

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Along with some of the protocols required because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students enjoyed a renovated cafeteria and a new food service provider. Read more

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The AGEF awarded $34,500 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association member companies for the 2020-21 academic year. Read more

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To kick off the celebration of the new high school addition, former Superintendent Bill Cleveland announced the creation of the Aniah Blanchard Memorial Scholarship Fund. Read more


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The Homewood High School Patriots will host Hillcrest High School at Waldrop Stadium Aug. 21 — but football will look a bit different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


Homewood High School announced two new head coaches this year: Josh Donaldson will lead the HHS track and cross country teams, and Andie Freedman will be the Lady Patriots’ head volleyball coach. Read more



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With 14 years of education experience, Hefner has served as a district administrator, principal, teacher, and coach. He joins the Homewood School System from Pelham City Schools. Read more


Middle and high school students at Homewood City Schools who opted for traditional school will return to school on an alternate schedule for the first four weeks. Elementary schoolers who opted for traditional school will have classes Monday-Friday. Read more


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Students attending in-person classroom instruction will have their first full day of school for all students on Wednesday, August 12th. The schedule for August 10th and 11th will include half-day orientations for each class. Read more

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Homewood Board of Education announced in its July 21 meeting the schedule for state mandated tests for high schoolers in the 2020-21 school year. Read more


Depending on the severity of the pandemic, the plan outlines protocols such as students eating lunch in their classrooms; staggered arrival and dismissal procedures; increasing deep cleaning; and minimizing the amount of class changes. Read more


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It was an opportunity for the greater Cavalier community to come together and join voices in prayer, as the nation works to move forward in peace and a greater understanding of one another. Read more


When students return for the fall semester, whether or not Sinnott has the title of "Alabama Teacher of the Year," he said he wants to be prepared to lead them in a world that has seen a lot of change in just a few months. Read more


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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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