On this episode we talk with current Shades Cahaba PTO President Alexa McElroy. We talk about what the PTO is currently doing at Shades Cahaba. We also talk about how Shades Cahaba grew during it’s first decade in existence, the 1920s. Shades Cahaba would not have been the school it is today without the volunteers who stepped up to help the school grow. The Shades Cahaba School Improvement Association was instrumental in helping the school expand and growing the volume of the school library which helped them become recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Institutions. The Shades Cahaba School Improvement Association eventually became the PTA and now the PTO.
We also talk about how the PTO is kicking off the 100-year celebration with a party at the school on Sunday, October 13th from 4-6 pm. Join them to learn about the school, the history and learn about the owl mascot. There will also be real owls from the Birmingham Zoo. There is a timeline of the school and you can leave your wish for the next 100 years of the school to be put into a time capsule. There will also be face painters, a live band featuring music from the 20s, a food truck, cake and ice cream.
The picture above is from the 100-year celebration.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools