Students, teachers, and staff at Hueytown Intermediate School remembered their friend and classmate, 10-year-old, Marquis Bell Friday. Marquis was hit by a car and tragically killed Tuesday while riding a minibike in west Birmingham.
Leadership Shelby County is aiming to create leaders of the future and they are doing that through their adult and youth program. The youth program not only exposes students to Shelby County’s assets as well as its challenges, but it also shows how they can be a part of the solution. The youth program is for 11th grade students from any school whether that be public, private or home schooling or even students who may live in Shelby County but go to school elsewhere.
Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster and Shelby County superintendents gathered to address the most pressing matters their school systems faced during the pandemic and are currently facing now. Teachers pay, school safety and mental health, all challenges for school leaders in Shelby County.
Crews have been working for months now to install the new turf, and both fields are very close to completion but, due to the recent rain those fields will not be ready in time for Friday night’s games.
According to the National Farm to School Network, the purpose of the Farm to School Program is to enrich the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by enhancing food purchasing and education practices at schools.
WBRC received a call Thursday morning from a concerned teacher about fighting happening at Jones Valley Middle School. The teacher said there have been at least five fights already this year, but security is lacking and there’s no SRO.
If you’re a Birmingham City Schools parent with children in kindergarten through third grade, listen to this - Mayor Randall Woodfin and Superintendent Dr. Mark Sullivan want you to attend a town hall meeting about literacy next week.
Turnout was low to start, but we’re told attendance is picking up now. On the first day of school, Birmingham City Schools had about 13,000 students in class. Now, Superintendent Dr. Mark Sullivan, said they are at more than 19,400 students enrolled.
Although move in is tomorrow, today student athletes along with students from the diversity and inclusion program called made as well as honor students were able to move in early. President John Stewart said the housing department has been worked diligently to make sure your student has everything they need for a successful move in.
According to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the number of students needing remedial courses in college has dropped by from around 49 percent to 22 percent, especially at community colleges.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Daria says his goals for the new school year are fairly simple and straightforward. The first and perhaps the most important goal right off the bat is school safety, followed by an aggressive push to improve reading proficiency.
If you’re a parent or caregiver, you’ve probably signed a lot of forms lately as your kids head back to school. But there’s a new one that needs your attention. It’s the opt-in for school counseling and mental health services form and if you have a child under the age of 14, this applies to you.
As students across the state head back to classes this week with COVID-19 precautions and new school safety plans in place, a number of students will log on to their computers for their first day of classes, this time by choice.