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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 …

Outstanding Shelby Co Students & Educators Recognized

May 25, 2017

Education Extra The Greater Shelby County Chamber recently recognized Shelby County’s leading students and educators for the 2016-17 school year at its Fourth Annual “Student & Educator of the Year” Luncheon. Each school in Shelby County was invited to submit a “college ready” and “career ready” Student of the Year to represent their school. The …

GODSPELL at John Carroll

April 29, 2017

“GODSPELL” John Carroll Catholic High School Theater recently presented the famous musical GODSPELL!  Senior and first-time actor David Payne played the leading role as Jesus.

Dino Day at Our Lady of Sorrows

April 29, 2017

“Dino Day”  As a part of their science curriculum, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School second graders, including Abby Smith and Ace Pryor, had the opportunity to create their own dinosaurs and dinosaur masks for “Dino Day.”

Holocaust Survivor Shares Message of Love & Acceptance

April 28, 2017

An invite by John Carroll history teacher Michael Gadilhe, led to a powerful opportunity for John Carroll students to hear first-hand what it was like to survive the Holocaust. Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan recently shared her story during an assembly at John Carroll Catholic High School. Lazan has dedicated her life to delivering a …

Education Extra: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

March 24, 2017

OLS Teachers Provide Service Outside the Classroom  Homewood, AL-(March 6, 2017)-The teachers at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) recently dedicated a day of service to their community. Dividing into groups, the educators visited specific organizations and devoted their time and knowledge to helping others outside their classrooms. The nonprofit organizations they visited during …

Healthy Living: Kick Butts Day

March 20, 2017

Raising Awareness Regarding Teen Health Risk in Alabama Students from Jefferson Christian in Irondale and Altamont School were among the middle and high school leaders who participated in the recent Birmingham Kick Butts Day rally held at Kelly Ingram Park. At the event new research was shared regarding teen smoking in Alabama and the dangers …

Special Feature: Coach Paul Brown

March 20, 2017

Coach Paul Brown Brings Summer Basketball to Area Churches It’s becoming a summer tradition for area churches to become home to the basketball camps of Coach Paul Brown. “Coach Brown is patient, fair and fun. He understands the various developmental stages of young children and maximizes their capacity to learn basketball,” says Dawn Corley, Director …

Education Extra: Tactical Faith

February 24, 2017

Tactical Faith: Initiating Conversations About Christianity in our Community Tactical Faith started as a simple idea between three men over a BBQ lunch in Homewood, Ala. The men present at the meal were accustomed to thinking and talking about Christianity in a certain way and tone. They all tried to love God using both their minds …

City Scene: University of Montevallo’s Counseling Program & Community Grief Support

February 24, 2017

Tools to Minister to those Grieving Loss to Suicide “Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year 44,193 Americans die by suicide. For every suicide death, twenty-five persons attempt suicide.” – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Want to learn more about how to help those grieving loss to suicide? The …

Education Extra: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

January 25, 2017

Students Celebrate Language Expression as Published Authors With creativity and determination, students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) in Homewood connect their skills of writing, editing, revising, and art to become published authors! They celebrate their great accomplishment with a special Ultimate Author Day (UAD) celebration each year, honoring their individual writing talents, …

Special Feature: Lay Academy of Theology

January 24, 2017

Delve into God’s Word If you are looking for a great opportunity to delve into and be inspired by God’s Word, consider signing up for a Winter/Spring course through Beeson Divinity School. With the theme of “Being Different & Making a Difference in a very Different World,” Beeson’s Lay Academy of Theology at Samford University …

Education Extra

December 26, 2016

Area Students Developing Unique Relationship with God If you had one desire for your child what would it be? Maybe to recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd through His words in the Holy Bible? Or know that their baptism calls them to follow Jesus and to spread His light throughout the world? If you …

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