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Bringing Lessons to Life

October 1, 2019

Education Extra Prince of Peace Catholic School (POP) eighth grade students participated in an amazing “green engineering day” field trip to Southern Research’s STEM Education Outreach Center in Birmingham. It complemented their current classroom studies about energy, and they were able to do hands-on applications of energy concepts! The middle schoolers created their own circuit …

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Don’t Miss Out on the Church: The Importance of the Local Church in the Life of the Family

September 26, 2019

Parenting Points  We live in a world where it is easy to be surrounded by Christian teachings and influences. We can turn on Christian radio to hear the truths of the Gospel sung. We can read a Christian book where we can learn with others how to faithfully live for Jesus. We can download the …

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer in 2019

September 24, 2019

Special Feature  As you set goals and priorities for 2019, consider investing your time in the life of a local child in need. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems …

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The Tide and Tigers Join Together with Children’s of Alabama

August 29, 2019

Photo Fun For the ninth consecutive year, Children’s of Alabama has teamed up with the University of Alabama and Auburn University football teams and Wells Fargo in the “Picks for Kids” campaign that will run throughout the 2019-2020 football season. As part of the “Picks for Kids” campaign, Wells Fargo will donate $1,000 to Children’s …

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Grandparenting with a Kingdom Focus

August 25, 2019

Special Feature  A new frontier of ministry is advancing within the grandparent generation. It’s a new ‘old’ with profound Kingdom potential. Introducing: Intentional Christian Grandparenting. Before you dismiss the term as far from ‘new,’ observe the grandparenting culture of today! Consider that there are more grandparents living today than any other time in our nation’s …

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Watch the Bible Come Alive for Students with Epic Curriculum

August 25, 2019

Education Extra Did you know that only four percent of Generation Z holds a Biblical worldview? Birmingham’s Iris O’Brien and Don Akendbrandt developed the new Bible curriculum Epic (Eternal Perspective Influencing Culture), in response to this startling statistic. Epic engages students while helping them gain a complete understanding of the whole Bible. “Our vision is …

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Area Student Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

July 29, 2019

Education Extra Maggie Von Hagel, a 7th grade student at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic (OLS) School, was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted …

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Packing for College from a Legal Point of View

July 28, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, While you’re packing dorm linens and electronics, remember to pack the legal documents that you hope your child never needs during college. Contact Info. Make sure your child has every possible contact means for you in his or her wallet and in their cell phones, …

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Birmingham 5th Grader Takes Stage at National Spelling Bee

July 28, 2019

Education Extra Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic (OLS) School 5th grader Violetta Rohr recently competed in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. She was one of only five Alabama students, and the only one from the greater Birmingham area, who was privileged to qualify and attend the competition in the Washington, D.C. area. “We were …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Nondirective Play Therapy for The Family

July 28, 2019

Healthy Living For more than thirty years, Samaritan Counseling Centers have emphasized the value of healthy families. Today, Samaritan counselors offer nondirective play therapy to children, teenagers, adults, couples and families as a safe way to express and work through unconscious conflict. Since its conception, Nondirective Play Therapy has been a treatment method most often …