Monday, October 27, 2014

Red Ribbon Week ~ "Love Yourself ~ Be Drug Free"

Homewood Middle School joins a number of other schools across the United States that will mark this week as Red Ribbon Week.

This is a week that honors the memory of Enrique "KiKi" Camarena, an undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement Officer who was killed in the line of duty in Mexico in 1985. Red Ribbon Week began the following year in his hometown in California, organized by family and friends who wore red ribbons in Kiki's honor.

In 1988, Congress proclaimed the last full week in October as National Red Ribbon Week. National observance of Red Ribbon Week has grown to more than 100,000 schools.

The national Red Ribbon Week celebration brings millions of people together to raise the awareness of the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. This campaign also supports and encourages drug prevention, early intervention, and treatment services.

Our theme this year is "Love Yourself ~ Be Drug Free." In marking Red Ribbon Week, HMS is among thousands of schools pledging to be drug free in America.

Be on the lookout for red ribbons throughout the city of Homewood thanks to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce and the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition!

Monday, October 20, 2014

ACT Explore

All 8th grade students will be taking the ACT Explore this Wednesday, October 22nd. Please make every effort to have students at school on time!

Parent/Community Forum: Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Just a reminder...

This event is coming up on October 28th from 6-8 p.m. at Homewood High School. Make sure you register!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Student Breakfast

All new to Homewood students are invited to attend our New Student Breakfast this Friday morning at 7:15a in the media center/library. Students should have received an invitation from their grade level counselor this week. We look forward to seeing all of our new students Friday morning to celebrate the end of the first nine weeks!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Message from The Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

The Safe and Healthy Coalition publishes Monday Messages every other Monday focusing on a variety of topics. You can sign up to receive these messages directly to your inbox by contacting Carissa Anthony (

Trusting Your Teen

Friday, October 3, 2014

Parent Conference Day

Parent Conference Day is Thursday, October 16th (3:30pm-7:00pm) and Friday, October 17th (8:00am-11:45am). Please look for a conference request form to come home with your child!