Monday, December 12, 2016

Thought for the Week

"Success is the sum of small efforts, 
repeated day in and day out." 
~ Robert Collier

Monday, December 5, 2016

Thought for the Week

"Let your dreams be bigger than your fears 
and your actions be louder than your words."

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thought for the Week

not because everything is good,
but because you can see the good in everything.”

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Red Ribbon Week 2016

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We hope you have had a wonderful Red Ribbon Week here at HMS! Remember that’s it’s important to be committed to a tobacco, alcohol, and other drug free lifestyle in order to reach your goals and achieve your unique potential!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Red Ribbon Week 2016

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The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week. Take a look at the numbers: Red Ribbon Week By the Numbers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Red Ribbon Week 2016

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Red Ribbon Week is a nationally recognized and celebrated week where we can demonstrate our opposition to drugs. The Red Ribbon Campaign is a national campaign that supports the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. Hopefully you have noticed the red ribbons throughout the city of Homewood showing the community’s support of this national campaign in addition to what we are doing in the schools.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Red Ribbon Week 2016

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The national Red Ribbon Week Celebration brings millions of people together to raise the awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. This campaign also supports and encourages prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. We hope everyone at HMS will be committed to a tobacco, alcohol, and other drug free lifestyle so we can all achieve our unique potential! Please wear a red shirt tomorrow to show your support for leaving a healthy lifestyle! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Red Ribbon Week 2016

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Homewood Middle School joins a number of other schools 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. This year's theme is “YOLO. Be Drug Free.” In marking Red Ribbon Week, HMS is among thousands of schools pledging to be drug free in America!

Friday, September 30, 2016

7th Grade Exam Schedule

Seventh grade students will be taking their first quarter exams next week! Exams will be during their normal class time.

Tuesday ~ Language Arts
Wednesday ~ Math
Thursday ~ Science or Social Studies
Friday ~ make-ups

Monday, September 26, 2016

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

Today is CASA (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse) Family Day. This is a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep kids substance free. A family dinner is an excellent opportunity to communicate with your kids and to really listen to what’s on their minds. Youth who have frequent family dinners are less likely to smoke, drink, abuse prescription drugs, and use illicit drugs. For more information and ideas, please use the following link: CASA Family Day.

Quote of the Week

The quality of your thinking 
determines the quality of your life. 

~ A.R. Bernard

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Athletic Information

2016 – 2017 HMS Athletic Team Tryout Dates and Contact Info.


8th Grade Boys Baseball Tryouts: Sept. 30th & Oct. 2nd
Contact: Coach Dorough (

7th and 8th Grade Softball Team Tryouts: Oct. 3rd-5th
Contact: Coach Shields (

7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Tryouts: Oct. 10th-13th
Contact: Coach Martin (

7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls Tennis Team Tryouts: Oct. 14th & 15th
Contact: Coach Gibbons ( and Coach Vickery (

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team Tryouts
: Oct. 17 – 19
Contact: Coach Powe (

7th and 8th Grade Wrestling Team Tryouts: Oct. 24th–25th
Contact: Coach Hall (

7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls Golf Team Tryouts: late February; date TBD
Contact: Coach Cooper ( and Coach Nowak (

7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls Track and Field Tryouts: mid-February; date TBD
Contact: Coach Swope (

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week is next week! Show your school spirit by dressing up each day. Go Patriots!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Open House Tomorrow Night

HMS Open House is tomorrow night, August 30th, at 6p. Students should be bringing home schedules they completed in class today so parents will know where to go. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night! 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Important Dates

We can't believe it's almost time for students to return to school! Here are some important upcoming dates for the next two weeks. 

Thursday, August 4th ~ Registration
8a-11a ~ last names A-L
1p-4p ~ last names M-Z

Friday, August 5th ~ Lockers & Orientation
12p-1p ~ locker decoration
1p ~ New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 10th ~ First Day of School for Students

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Homewood Health and Safety Day

The inaugural Homewood Health & Safety Day at Homewood's Central Park is coming up on Saturday, June 11th! This event will feature the Homewood Fire and Police departments, Jefferson County EMA, American Red Cross, and our very own Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition, among many others. If you've got questions, they will have the answers. For more information on the event, please use the following link: Homewood Health and Safety Day Flyer

For any additional questions, please contact Alissa Brock at 205-332-6715 or

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

Parents have the power to influence their teenagers in a way that prevents underage drinking and the unfortunate consequences it can cause. Please use the following link to read more about this topic as well as to view a video containing facts and information surrounding underage drinking and what parents can do to make a difference. This information has been provided by the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition: Underage Drinking.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

HMS Summer Reading

The summer reading assignments have been posted on our website. Parents/students should go to our homepage then click on the "Student Resources" link. The assignments are listed at the bottom of the page under "Summer Assignments."

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

Summer can be a risky time for students. Please use the following link to read more about this topic. This information has been provided by the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition: Tips for a Safe Summer.

Friday, May 13, 2016

2016-2017 HMS Peer Helpers

Congratulations to the 2016-17 HMS Peer Helpers! 

8th Grade:

Rebekah Bates
Hope Churchman
Emma Kathryn Compere
Isabel David
Reilly Durkin
Riley Henneke
Claire Jacka
Reed Jeffries
Kayla Jemison
Price Ledbetter
Sara Frances Lowery
Liles Morton
Joshua Peters
Liza Jane Ponder
Mitch Prewitt
Tre Roberson
Grace Sullivan
Olivia Welch
Ellie Willcutt
Aidan Wright
Ander Wyatt

7th Grade

Kate Boone
Hannah Grace Bryant
Mason Cooper
Caroline Crimi
Corbett Fowler
Kate Gillum
Chase Hoover
Cooper Johnston
Ella Lancaster
Claire Merkle
Peyton Murrill
Hunter Nelson
Isabel Nickson
Arianna Owen
Luke Phelps
Jordan Reaves
Clara Rinker
Thomas Sartor
Lane Stephens
Paige Swope
Sid Warren
Miles Williams
Ella Woods

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Outstanding Character Awards Mall Trips

We had so much fun today taking this year's Outstanding Character Award winners to Brookwood Village today! Thanks to the Homewood Police Department for sponsoring this award and thank you to Mr. Pearson for allowing us to continue this tradition! 
6th Grade Students with Officer Poellnitz

7th Grade Students with Officer Poellnitz

  8th Grade Students with Officer Poellnitz

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cross Country Info.

Attention 6th & 7th Grade students:

Interested in RUNNING THE SCHOOL? Well you a Cross Country Runner!

CC Boot Camp is Monday, May 2nd to Thursday, May 5th from 3:15 - 4:30
Parent/Athlete Meeting Thursday, May 5th @ 5:00

All athletes interested must sign up online at

You MUST have a current Alabama Athletic Physical signed by a doctor on file in the office. If you have already done a sport at HMS you probably have this.

If you have any questions, please see Coach Swope!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

Many parents struggle with knowing when and how to talk with their children about marijuana use. There is no exact 'recipe' parents can follow, but there are guidelines to help them address this important topic. Please use the following link to read more about this topic. This information has been provided by the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition: Kids and Marijuana.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Teacher Impact Award Winner

Congratulations to Lisa Gaines, HMS' Teacher Impact Award Winner! We are so proud of her and grateful for everything she does for students each and every day!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Peer Helper Applications

Current 6th and 7th grade students interested in being a 2016-17 HMS Peer Helper should pick up an application from Mrs. Baldwin's office or the main office. Interested students should enjoy community service, be positive leaders, have a "C" or above in all classes, no discipline or attendance issues, and a desire to help others. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Baldwin or the main office no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, April 22nd. No late applications will be accepted. All questions should be directed to Mrs. Baldwin.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Announcement from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

ALL IN Mountain Brook has kindly extended an invitation for Homewood parents to attend an upcoming program addressing current trends in the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes among our youth. This is an excellent opportunity to Be Informed! For more information, please use the following link: Tobacco, E-Cigs, and Our Youth Flyer.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

ACT Aspire Testing

Aspire starts today! The dates are listed below for each grade level. Please reference the green parent letter your child should have brought home last Friday for information regarding devices and things you can do at home. 

6th Grade: April 14th and 15th
7th Grade: April 18th, 19th, and 20th
8th Grade: April 21st and 22nd

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Program for Girls

Please use the link below for information on an upcoming event sponsored by GirlSpring. The topic is "Bullying: How to Deal." The event is free, but registration is required.

"Bullying: How to Deal"

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

The link below provides information regarding The Strengthening Families Program. This program is offered to Homewood families FREE of charge by IMPACT Counseling. It is a family skills training program designed to increase resilience and reduce risk factors for substance abuse, depression, violence and aggression, delinquency, and school failure. For more information, please use the following link: Strengthening Families Program.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

9th Grade Course Selection

Parents ~ if your child(ren) are in Mrs. Flinkow's Social Studies class, please be looking for the following items to come home today: a purple course selection guide (abbreviated), a white course selection form that your child filled out in class today, and a bright blue flyer regarding Parent Night @ HHS Monday night at 6p. If your child (ren) are in Mr. Whitehead or Mrs. Maddox's Social Studies class, please look for these items to come home on Friday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

The following link provides information from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition regarding effective communication with your child(ren): Communication.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

The following link provides information from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition regarding teen party safety: Teen Party Safety.

Friday, February 12, 2016

HMS Sports Challenge - DATE CHANGE!

HMS Sports Challenge (FACULTY vs STUDENTS;  Volleyball and Basketball)
Tuesday 2/16/16 3:30pm - 5:00pm HMS Gym
Admission $2.00 per Person

Track Information for 7th and 8th Grade Students

!!!Online Form is due today, Friday, Feb. 12th!!!

Attention all 7th & 8th Grade Athletes
interested in participating in Track & Field.

Track Tryouts:
Girls - Thursday, February 18th, 3:15-5:00 @ HMS football practice field
Boys - Wednesday, February 17th, 3:15-5:00 @ HMS football practice field
*wear appropriate clothing for possible cold weather (hat, gloves, jacket, pants, etc.)

Team will be posted on the Gym Doors 3:30 on Friday Feb. 19th.

First day of practice and Parent/Athlete Meeting will be Feb. 22nd.
Practice 3:15-4:45
***Parent/Athlete Meeting 5:20-6:00***

All Athletes interested in trying out MUST have a current Alabama Athletic Physical signed by a doctor,
and complete the online Information Form (below).

Information Form  !!!DUE Friday, Feb. 12th!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

HMS Sports Challenge

The HMS Sports Challenge is coming up next Thursday February 18th, from 3p-5p in the HMS Gym.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sports Banquet

The winter sports banquet has been rescheduled for tomorrow, February 3rd, at 5:30p.

Friday, January 22, 2016

HMS Night at Samford on February 4th

We are excited to "take over the Pete Hanna Center" @ the Samford vs Furman Basketball Game on February 4th. Our 7th Grade Band will perform, the HMS Choir will sing, and Trendsetters, faculty, parents, families and students will be in attendance. A special thank you to Mr. Pearson for setting this up for us! Please use the following link to see the flyer with more information and how to sign up. All forms are due to one of the PE Coaches by February 2nd: 2016 HMS Night at Samford University Basketball