Hall-Kent Elementary School

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Photo by Jacob Cole.

The Homewood Board of Education held its monthly meeting at Hall-Kent Elementary school Jan. 21, with results from the past year’s audit as the main topic of discussion. Read more


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

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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



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Walk for Williams organizer and Homewood resident Sheetal Cordry said the walk, despite being only a year old, is already growing in community support. Read more



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It's time for Homewood City Schools to host their annual fall festivals — popular fundraisers that support beneficial programs and events for local schools. Read more


Want to get more involved in your child’s school, or simply know more about what’s going on? Your school’s PTO is where to go. Get to know this year’s PTO presidents and their plans for events, fundraising and more. 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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Photos by Alyx Chandler.

Treeline Expeditions, created seven years ago by Bill and Suzanne Andrews, is an eco-tour guide service that encourages locals to get outside and explore through after-school activities and other outdoor and backpacking trips. Read more


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Photo courtesy of the Dance Foundation.

Over the summer, the Dance Foundation brought its Dancing with Words program to Hall-Kent Elementary’s RISE summer learning program for its second year. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

Near the end of the 2018-19 school year, Hall-Kent Elementary School fourth-graders focused on the impact the civil rights movement had on Alabama. Read more


Hall-Kent Elementary plans outdoor classroom. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools

Hall-Kent second graders in Jerome Isley and Faith Whitlock’s classes spent the school year writing to Samford University students in Dr. Bluiett’s class. Read more



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Students took turns crossing Oak Grove Road safely. Read more


Abby Becker

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Abby Becker, an English language learner teacher at Hall-Kent Elementary, is the Elementary Teacher of the Year for District 4 of the state school board. Read more



Photo courtesy of Hillary Gamble.

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


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


Hall-Kent facility dog

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



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

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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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