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The American Village Celebrates 20 Years

Special Feature  The American Village in Montevallo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. When it opened on November 30, 1999, only four buildings existed – including the original Barn that remained from the time when the campus was a working cattle farm. Today there are more than 20 buildings, …

College Choice: Essential Questions for Christians

December 21, 2017

Education Extra The intense competition for recruiting university students has masked the reality of ever-worsening diluted and polluted values in higher education. The unfortunate result of not knowing the real story is that far too many smart Christians have been duped into making dumb college decisions. Students and families are fooled by name-brand marketing campaigns, …

Prince of Peace Receives Excellence Award

December 21, 2017

Education Extra For the second consecutive year, Hoover’s Prince of Peace Catholic School received the prestigious Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of Excellence Award. Only seven other southeastern United States schools have received back-to-back Blue Ribbon awards. Criteria for the award included a survey of the school’s stakeholders (parents, students, faculty, staff and administrators) which showed …

Young Aviator Calendar Supports Scholarship

December 21, 2017

Cool Stuff Enjoy keeping up with your engagements in 2018 while supporting The Southern Museum of Flight’s Mary Alice Beatty $5000 scholarship for women pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace technology. This year’s recipient will be chosen January 2018. The Southern Museum of Flight Young Aviator’s Bombshell Calendar features young children as early aviation legends …

Visit from Big AL

November 27, 2017

Photo Fun  The University of Alabama mascot, Big Al, made a special appearance at Our Lady of Sorrows School (OLS) on “Claim Your Colors” spirit day. Big Al roamed the halls and visited with students. The “Claim Your Colors Spirit Day” is offered each year as an auction item at the OLS PTO Benefit Night. …

A ‘Grand Day’ for OLS Students & Guests

November 27, 2017

Education Extra Students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) recently enjoyed Grandpals Day with their special guests. The PTO hosted the event inviting the grandparents or grand-pals of the children. Students and visitors participated in a beautiful Mass prepared by the fourth grade and celebrated by OLS Pastor Monsignor Muller. A small reception …

Peer Helpers

October 27, 2017

These eight graders at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School Students have been chosen as Peer Helpers for this school year. The students were selected based on grade point average, teacher recommendations, answers to questionnaires and individual interviews. They will act as ambassadors for the school by helping to host special school events and assisting …

Paws-itively Training & Puppy Kindergarten!

September 23, 2017

Two by 2 Well-socialized and well-trained pets are happy pets and happy pets mean happy owners! Helping your pet learn proper behaviors and reactions to certain events helps them become a successful member of your family. Spending time training, exercising and socializing your dog or cat is one of the most important gifts you can …

Serving at OLS

September 22, 2017

Education Extra Class officers for the new school year have been elected by the eighth-grade class at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS). The responsibilities for these students include bringing new and creative ideas to school leaders, helping with Catholic Schools Week, leading school prayer at special events, and other class leaderships opportunities throughout …

Changes on the Diamond: Heritage Christian Academy

September 22, 2017

Education Extra Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) proudly announces the significant achievement of HCA Baseball Coach Derrick Boland on being chosen to coach at the collegiate level. Coach Boland has accepted the position of Assistant Baseball Coach at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. HCA Athletic Director Dave Scherbarth commended Boland by saying, “His influence on our …

How Can God Use Our Faith? Find Out at Beeson’s Lay Academy of Theology

August 24, 2017

Special Feature Without faith it is impossible to please God but how can God use our faith to do the impossible? Moving mountains? The ability to do anything? Are these powerful proclamations too profound or too often overlooked? Beeson’s Lay Academy of Theology invites the community to participate in non-credit classes and other study opportunities …

“Mr. Basketball” Returns to Alma Mater, John Carroll

August 24, 2017

Education Extra Mr. Basketball, Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player, All-SEC, All-American, Basketball Professional, and High School Basketball Coach – all are titles that John Carroll Catholic High School (JCCHS) alumnus (2004) Ronald Steele has earned throughout his athletic career. Now, he assumes the title and role of John Carroll Catholic High School Athletic …

Samford & St. Vincent’s Partner in Nursing Education

August 24, 2017

Education Extra As students return to Samford University this fall, they have the benefit of the new state-of-the-art Ascension St. Vincent’s Education Center which includes a skills lab, medication room, and classroom, as well as two simulation and debriefing rooms for nurses to receive hands-on training in real-life scenarios. In addition to training St. Vincent’s …