Friday, October 26, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

We hope you have had a wonderful Red Ribbon Week here at HMS! Thank you to the HHS Peer Helpers for speaking with our 6th grade students on Wednesday. Congratulations to our 7th & 8th grade Red Ribbon Week contest winners! Thank you to the Homewood Police Department and the HMS PTO for their contributions to these contests. 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 maximize your unique potential!  

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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. Use the following link to take a look at the numbers: Red Ribbon Week By the Numbers.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

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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 maximize our unique potential!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

Homewood Middle School joins over 100,000 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. This year's theme is “Life is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.”

Thought for the Week

“Anyone can find the dirt in someone. 
Be the one who finds the gold.”

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Message from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition

Next week is Red Ribbon Week and in preparation for the week, the Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition has provided information regarding raising drug-free children that can be accessed here. Mrs. Alexander and Mrs. Baldwin will be providing daily information throughout next week to students through Schoology as well as right here on our blog! 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

Please click here for information from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition regarding bullying awareness, information, and what parents can do to help.

Thought for the Week

“Just because your path is different 
doesn’t mean you’re lost.”

Monday, October 8, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Message from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition

The Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition invites parents to attend their upcoming educational program to get details on the usual suspects (alcohol and marijuana) as well as the “new kids” on the block. See common hiding methods, recognize drug paraphernalia, and learn how to identify signs of use and abuse.

Presented by: Angela Camp, MA
Bradford Health Services

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thought for the Week

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

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Thought for the Weekend

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. 
If not, you will find an excuse.”

HMS Homecoming 2018 Dress Up Days

Make sure and show your HMS Patriot Spirit 
next week for Homecoming!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Message from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition

The Strengthening Families Program helps parents and teens build strong relationships by teaching family members to work together and resolve conflicts in a productive way.

The Program is presented by IMPACT Family Counseling, in collaboration with Homewood City Schools, and is available at no cost to parents. For more information, please click here.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

-Jason Flatt Foundation

For more information regarding signs and symptoms of depression and suicide as well as information on preventing youth suicide, please click here.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Thought for the Week

“Choose to be kind over being right 
and you’ll be right every time.”

Monday, September 10, 2018

Thought for the Week

"What you get by achieving your goals 
is not as important as what you 
become by achieving your goals.”

Monday, August 20, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Happy 2018-2019! We are so glad you are at HMS and hope that this year is an amazing and wonderful year for you! We are here to help in any way that we can, so please reach out to us if you need us.

Mrs. Alexander,
Sixth Grade & Seventh Grade (Last Names M-Z) Counselor

Mrs. Baldwin,
Seventh Grade (Last Names A-L) & Eighth Grade Counselor

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition

The Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition has compiled information for parents regarding the release of 13 Reasons Why Season 2. Please use the following link to view this information as well as resources: 13 Reasons Why Season 2 Information for Parents.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Thought for the Week

“Education is the most powerful weapon 
which you can use to change the world.”

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thought for the Week

“Don’t give up what you want most 
for what you want now.”

Monday, April 16, 2018

Thought for the Week

“The difference between ordinary and 
extraordinary is that little extra.”

Monday, April 9, 2018

Thought for the Week

“Every day do something that will 
inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”

Friday, April 6, 2018

2018-2019 HMS Peer Helpers

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 HMS Peer Helpers!

8th Grade
Canon Armstead
Maddie Bembry
Chandler Binkley
J. W. Bird
Anna Claire Deerman
Camille Etheridge
Sunny Ferren
Sophia Forrestall
Mary Britt Garlington
Lily Giffin
Caroline Gray
Sam Gray
Suzanne Hardin
Watson Lee
Sophie Lowery
Maddie Massie
Gavin McAbee
Millie Kate McBride
Ruby Raines
Susanna Sheehan
Sam Sutton
MaryCase Tanner
Kaelin Taylor

7th Grade
Eddie Abel
Elliott Allen
Crenshaw Bunn
Suzanna Busbee
Kate Eason
Merritt Hartsell
Madelyn Harwell
Charlie Herring
Becca Cate Hubrich
Fletcher Keith
Mae Lowery
Sarah Lawson Mistrot
Reace Mitchell
Maggie Player
Martha Ponder
Wilson Riley
Margaret Rodgers
Anne Siegel
Maren Smith
Mary Molloy Strickland
Will Terrell
Micaela Vega Vazquez
Jackson Warren
Kayla Warren
Eva White
Susie Whitsett

Monday, April 2, 2018

Thought for the Week

Welcome back! 
We hope everyone had a wonderful break last week! :)

Thought for the Week:

“Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thought for the Day

“Do something today that your 
future self will thank you for.”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thought for the Day

“Minds are like parachutes. 
They only function when they’re open.”

Monday, March 12, 2018

Thought for the Day

“Judging a person does not define who THEY are. 
It defines who YOU are.”

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Thought for the Day

“There is no elevator to success. 
You have to take the stairs.”

Friday, February 9, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Thought for the Day

“Happiness is not the absence of problems. 
It’s the ability to deal with them.”

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thought for the Day

“Judging a person does not define who
they are. It defines who you are.”

Monday, January 8, 2018

Thought for the Week

“Replacing all of your negative thoughts 
with positive ones is a game changer.”