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Grow in Skill with Briarwood Ballet

Education Extra Since 1980 Briarwood Ballet has been offering excellent instruction in classical ballet and dance education within a Christ-centered environment.  This is no ordinary dance school! Why else would parents drive from as far away as Gadsden and Sylacauga to bring their children to a dance class? It is …

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 …

“Traveling the World in Your Own Backyard”

July 25, 2017

Photo Fun  7th grader Max McGwin shares his knowledge about United Arab Emirates with other students during the International Fair at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School in Homewood. Students enjoy learning about Kazakhstan as 7th grader Zach Wedlund explains its culture at the International Fair held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School.

“Christ-Like Students”

July 25, 2017

Photo Fun Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) Catholic School students MaryGlynn Barlow and Campbell Farr are seen here with OLS Principal Mary Jan Dorn after being recognized as the 2017 recipients of the Outstanding Christian Award. The award is traditionally given to an eighth-grade boy and girl each year who shows continuous service to others, …

Local Students Win National & Regional Math Competitions

July 25, 2017

Education Extra As a part of the Catholic Math League national competition, John Carroll Catholic High School students competed in the Honors Algebra 1, Honors Geometry, and Honors Algebra 2 divisions, which included a series of math contests. The top three student scores in a specific subject made up the school’s team score. Sophomore Mike …

Shades Mountain Christian Becomes Heritage Christian Academy

July 25, 2017

Education Extra As classes start this fall, Shades Mountain Christian School staff and faculty will welcome students back under the school’s new name, Heritage Christian Academy (HCA). In addition to the name change, a location change was also anticipated but instead students will remain at the school’s original home, Shades Mountain Community Church (formerly Shades …

OLS Inventors!

July 25, 2017

Education Extra Some fourth-grade students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) can now call themselves inventors! During their final month of school in May, the students created original inventions and displayed them at their own Invention Convention in the OLS Parish Hall. The fun event was a major part of their science curriculum. …

Best Books: Rev. Michael Spurlock & Jeanette Windle

July 25, 2017

All Saints Rev. Michael Spurlock’s first assignment as a new pastor was about as bad as it gets. All Saints Episcopal Church was down to 25 members and in financial stress. Debt. Division. Despair. These are toxic words for a church, and All Saints was dying. Then, nine months later, three travelers from the east …

“Youth Group of the Year”

May 26, 2017

Photo Fun Ronald McDonald Charities of Alabama named Prince of Peace Catholic School students “Youth Group of the Year.” The middle schoolers volunteered at Ronald McDonald (RM) House in Birmingham for the past two school years and raised almost $8,000 for the charity through bake sales, car washes, jewelry sales and other fundraisers. “I’ve never …

Student Recognition at Prince of Peace

May 25, 2017

Education Extra Prince of Peace Catholic School’s National Junior Honor Society recently inducted 35 new members from grades six through eight. To be eligible for induction, students maintain a 3.5 GPA, be of excellent character, service-oriented, possess leadership skills and be recommended by their teachers.  NJHS members are responsible for the school’s weekly recycling program, …

The Right to Write: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

May 25, 2017

Education Extra More than 400 Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) students experienced “America -The Right to Write” with an entire day filled with exciting patriotic and educational activities presented by professionals and volunteers. The event was a part of the school’s annual Ultimate Author Day (UAD). “We want our students to continue to …

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