Edgewood Elementary School

The Alabama Art Education Association named Castle the Alabama Art Teacher of the Year during the AAEA fall conference, called “A Brush with Creativity,” in October at Camp McDowell in Winston County. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Stephen McGhee.

Registration for the 2020 Joy League Baseball season opened Saturday, Feb. 1, at Edgewood Elementary School. The final day of registration is Feb. 29. Read more


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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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



Photo courtesy of Shades Cahaba Elementary.

The first students walked through the doors at Shades Cahaba school Sept. 19, 1920. Though the building has had some additions and renovations since then, it looked much the same when it welcomed its 100th class of students this August. Read more

Shades Cahaba

Edgewood Elementary student Ashlyn Kay Moran was awarded the Shannon Burgess Civics award this summer by former State Rep. Paul DeMarco. Read more


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Photo by Erin Nelson.

For teachers, students and parents in Homewood, the clock is ticking down to the first day of school on Aug. 12. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

Homewood City Schools announced Patrick Chappell as director of instruction and Catherine Finkley as Edgewood Elementary School’s assistant principal in May. Read more


Homewood City Schools announced new administrative positions on May 1. Read more


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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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


Edgewood Elementary Playground

Sydney Cromwell

The playground is expected to open by the end of September. Read more


On Aug. 21, Kiser and thirteen distinguished Orlean Beeson School of Education alumni were honored at the annual Learning for Life Awards Dinner. Read more


As the school year kicks off, get to know the women who will be leading Homewood schools’ parent-teacher organizations for 2018-19. Read more


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Photo credit Margaret Rodgers

Emma Rodgers exhibited Edgewood Elementary School Excellence recently as the first place winner in the third grade division of the Alabama Public Television Young Writers Contest. Read more


Hall-Kent Elementary addition

Courtesy of Goodwyn Mills & Cawood

Four of Homewood's schools will receive exterior additions, while Shades Cahaba Elementary will have extensive interior work completed. Read more


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Sydney Cromwell

The fifth graders competed in several challenges as part of the CAP day, which honored teachers and students with cancer. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Laura Tate is finishing her third year as Edgewood Elementary School’s assistant principal with a special honor: being named the Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS). Read more



Sydney Cromwell

CNP program director Erin Chelewski also shared with the board that a nutrition employee has been gifted a handicap accessible van for her granddaughter. Read more


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