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Teachers Touching Lives: 2021 Teacher of the Year & Finalists

Special Feature Our Birmingham Christian Family(BCF) 2021 Teacher of the Year is…Andrea Burk from Helena Elementary School! Readers voted on social media from among five top teacher finalists all nominated by readers. Burk will enjoy a two-night stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. with a one-day pass to …

Kingwood Christian Students Score!

April 28, 2018

Education Extra Anna Davis, an 8th grader at Kingwood Christian School in Alabaster, won first place (tie) on vault and second place (tie) on floor events at the recent Alabama State Gymnastics Championship, Level 7, in Mobile, Ala. To qualify for the state championship competition, Anna had to compete and achieve minimum scores in Level …

Rise Against Hunger

March 29, 2018

The Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church middle school youth group takes part in the Rise Against Hunger service project. 40,000 plus meals were assembled during the day long parish event.

OLS Spelling Bee

March 29, 2018

The Word Is… Fourth-grader Violetta Rohr recently won the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School(OLS) spelling Bee. Second-grader Deezil Lukima placed second. The contest was broadcast on WOLS, the school-wide internal television network. Rohr represented OLS in the Homewood District Spelling Bee where she placed 3rd.

Photo Fun with Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

March 29, 2018

Giving to Others Kindergarten students Robert Self and Corbin Agricola helped collect donations during Our Lady of Sorrows School’s Catholic Schools Week’s festivities to help a mission community in Ecuador. Students raised more than $5,000 during the week!

Local Third Graders on the Oregon Trail

March 28, 2018

Education Extra Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School(OLS) third graders recently traveled the Oregon Trail – without ever leaving school! In a fun and educational day, the youngsters took a trip back in time to study the life of a pioneer and the hardships endured on the historic trail. The eventful day was incorporated as …

“School is in Session!”

March 26, 2018

Education Extra Marion Sides rings original bell from Thompson High School, 1921, at the recent opening of the new Thompson High School.  The bell was gifted to Sides in 1958 and she donated it to Alabaster City Schools at the High School grand opening. Sides taught at Thompson Elementary for 30 plus year and volunteered …

“West Side Story” Presented by Briarwood Christian School

March 26, 2018

Education Extra Students from Briarwood Christian School recently took to the stage to perform the classic musical, “West Side Story,” under the direction of Mrs. Lee Eady.  “It’s a rather large and difficult production but the kids like to be challenged,” says Eady. “I also like that there is a great lesson the kids and …

Vestavia Sr. Named Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama

February 26, 2018

Brooke Tarrant of Vestavia Hills was one of 47 high school senior girls from Alabama who recently competed to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama for 2018. Participants were evaluated in the categories of Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%). Tarrant will compete for the opportunity …

Live to Serve: Birmingham Christian Family Scholarship Winner, Lacy Pierce

February 23, 2018

Education Extra From among 55 applicants, Evangel Classical Christian School Senior Lacy Pierce has been chosen as the 2018 Birmingham Christian Family Scholarship Recipient. Pierce will be able to use the $500 Scholarship at the college of her choice. An independent panel of judges, including clergy and education professionals, chose Pierce’s essay answer to the …

Glen Iris Students Honored

February 23, 2018

Education Extra From excellence in academics to excellence in the arts and Bible teaching, Glen Iris Baptist School (GIBS) students are being recognized for their efforts. Junior Sara Young’s design and construction of an heirloom garment recently won her a first-place ribbon at the Alabama Christian Education Association (ACEA) Fine Arts competition which includes students …

The Deep Things of God: Beeson Lay Academy

January 26, 2018

Special Feature The Lay Academy of Theology at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School helps believers live a deep life in God amidst the troubles that swirl around us. This semester the Academy offers many excellent opportunities to study under the leadership of Divinity School professors in both afternoon and evening classes. Dr. Doug Webster’s course, …

Working Together to Help Others: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

January 26, 2018

Education Extra Helping others in the community and around the world is a vital part of the lives of the students and faculty at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS). Each school year, the entire school works in a variety of ways to live their Christian faith by reaching out to those in need. …

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