Monday, October 30, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. 
Right is right even if no one is doing it.”

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Red Ribbon Week

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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 25, 2017

Red Ribbon Week

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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 yard signs throughout the city of Homewood showing the community’s support of this national campaign in addition to what we are doing in the schools.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Red Ribbon Week

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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 “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free.” In marking Red Ribbon Week, HMS is among thousands of schools pledging to be drug free in America!

Thought for the Week

“What we see depends 
mainly on what we look for.”

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Homewood Health and Safety Day

Get ready for the 2nd annual Homewood Health & Safety Day at Homewood's Central Park! This year the Homewood Police Department will be hosting a Drug Take Back Event. This is the perfect time to dispose of any Prescription or OTC medications that are expired or unused in a safe manner. Please see the flyer linked below for more information.

Homewood Health and Safety Day Flyer

Monday, October 2, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Sometimes the things we can’t 
change end up changing us.”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Compliment people. Magnify their
strengths, not their weaknesses.”

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Thought for the Week

“When life changes to be harder,
change yourself to be stronger.”

Monday, August 21, 2017

Quote/Thought for the Week

We hope everyone has had a great start to the school year! We are looking forward to hearing and seeing wonderful things from all of our students this year. :) Each week, we will be posting positive thoughts or quotes and we hope these will encourage everyone to be their best and show their Patriot Pride!

Quote/Thought for the Week:
“Your attitude plus your choices equals your life.”

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Difference between school and life?
School teaches you lessons and gives you a test.
Life gives you a test and you learn the lessons.”

Friday, May 12, 2017

Outstanding Character Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Outstanding Character Award Recipients! We had a wonderful trip to the mall on Wednesday and are so proud of each of these students!

8th Grade Outstanding Character Award Recipients

7th Grade Outstanding Character Award Recipients

6th Grade Outstanding Character Award Recipients

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Thought for the Week

"There's something in you 
that the world needs."

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

Managing emotions is a fundamental skill for all children. Children who learn to handle emotions in a healthy manner are able to make better choices in life, such as avoiding drugs and alcohol. Below is a link to a message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition regarding ways to help your child(ren) manage emotions in a healthy way.

Help Your Children Manage Emotions

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thought for the Week

“You will never influence the world
by trying to be like it.”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thought for the Week

“It’s not who you are that holds you
back, it’s who you think you are not.”

Friday, April 7, 2017

2017-2018 HMS Peer Helpers

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 HMS Peer Helpers!

8th Grade
Kate Boone
Hannah Grace Bryant
Mason Cooper
Caroline Crimi
Henry Erickson
Corbett Fowler
Kate Gillum
Chase Hoover
Lily Janas
Cooper Johnston
Ella Lancaster
Bailey Levering
Claire Merkle
Hunter Morales
Peyton Murrill
Mary Hunter Nelson
Isabel Nickson
Arianna Owen
Luke Phelps
Gabby Ranieri
Jordan Reaves
Clara Rinker
Thomas Sartor
Lane Stephens
Paige Swope
Sid Warren
Miles Williams
Ella Woods

7th Grade
Canon Armstead
J. W. Bird
Margaret Bondurant
Julia Claire Crouch
Camille Etheridge
Sunny Ferren
Mary Britt Garlington
Lily Giffin
Caroline Gray
Sam Gray
Suzanne Hardin
Sandy Holmes
Sophie Lowery
Maddie Massie
Gavin McAbee
Millie Kate McBride
Kiran McCool
Luke McLendon
Emarie McNair
Hugh Nickson
Maris Owen
Ava Pepper
Savvy Scott
Susanna Sheehan
Sam Sutton
Mary Case Tanner
Kaelin Taylor
Avery Ward











Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thought for the Week

"The greatest advantage of speaking
the truth is that you don’t have to
remember what you said.”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Optimism is the faith that
leads to achievement.”  

~ Helen Keller

Monday, March 6, 2017

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

Sometimes it’s hard to have meaningful conversations with your child. You ask questions and they give you a one word response…the conversation ends. Below is a link to a message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition regarding Communication Tips for Parents.

Communication Tips for Parents

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Weak people revenge.
Strong people forgive.
Intelligent people ignore.”

Monday, February 27, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Never stop doing your best just because
someone doesn’t give you credit.”

Monday, February 13, 2017

Thought for the Week

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017-18 HMS Peer Helper Applications

It's time for the 2017-18 HMS Peer Helper Application and Selection Process! 

Are you a leader with a "C" or above in all of your classes? Do you have a clean discipline record and good attendance? Do you enjoy community service and helping others? If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, then you might want to consider applying to be a 2017-18 HMS Peer Helper! Current 6th and 7th grade students who meet the academic, discipline, and attendance requirements are eligible to apply. Please see the timeline below for important deadlines and contact Mrs. Baldwin (abaldwin@homewood.k12.al.us) if you have any questions or need more information.

2017-2018 Application and Selection Timeline:

February 8th — Application packets available (from Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Alexander, or the main office)
February 24th — Applications due to Mrs. Baldwin or the main office (by 3:15 p.m.)
March 13th-March 17th — Interviews for selected applicants (during the school day)
April 7th — Selections posted on the HMS Counselors’ Blog (by 4 p.m.)
April 18th — Orientation meeting for 2017-2018 Peer Helpers (7:20 a.m.)
August 1st — Mandatory Training (all day)

Thought for the Week


“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Thought for the Week

“We are what we repeatedly do. 
Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” 
~ Aristotle

Monday, January 23, 2017

Thought for the Week

“Fair isn’t everyone getting the same
thing. Fair is everyone getting what
they need in order to be successful.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thought for the Week

"How you make others feel about themselves, 
says a lot about you."