The Owl Has A Name!

The Owl Has A Name!

From the Shades Cahaba PTO: In celebration of the 100th Birthday of our school building, the students of Shades Cahaba put their heads and research skills together to give a name to the owl that has watched over his countless students.  Historian, Shawn Wright,...
Shades Cahaba is 100 Years Old Today!

Shades Cahaba is 100 Years Old Today!

One hundred years ago today, on September 19, 1920, Shades Cahaba High School opened its doors to the students in the Shades Cahaba School district. There were four high school grades, five teachers and 156 students. School officials invited everyone in the area to...
Shades Cahaba was Dedicated on September 6, 1920

Shades Cahaba was Dedicated on September 6, 1920

On September 6, 1920, 100 years ago today, Shades-Cahaba High School was dedicated. The day was Labor Day, and it seemed fitting as it is unofficially known as the last day of summer, a notice to students that if they hadn’t started already, they would be going...
Happy 50th Anniversary Homewood Schools

Happy 50th Anniversary Homewood Schools

At the end of the 1960s, Homewood was looking to start its own school system. With the support of the Mayor and City Council, the first Homewood Board of Education was established on December 22, 1969. The board took authority 50 years ago today, on July 1,...
Shades Cahaba Principals

Shades Cahaba Principals

Shades Cahaba School has had just nine principles in the past 100 years. The first principal, James Ward stayed for 23 years before he was “kicked upstairs” to the Jefferson County Board of Education. Here is a list of the Principals and the years they...
Shades Cahaba Coaches

Shades Cahaba Coaches

During Shades Cahaba’s 29 years as a high school, there were 6 coaches and they coached all the sports. Mainly football and baseball and early on basketball. The first decade saw the school go through most of the coaches until Oren Prentice Mitchell, better...
Girls Baseball Champions 1923

Girls Baseball Champions 1923

In the athletics episode, I mentioned that the Shades Cahaba girls baseball team was the 1923 champions. Here is the writeup in the Owl Yearbook. Listen to the episode at https://dev.shadescahabahistory.com/podcast/shades-cahaba-athletics
Bands at Shades Cahaba

Bands at Shades Cahaba

The last post featured the 1949 majorettes, but they are nothing without the band. Here are a few photos of the band in the 1940s. The featured image is of the 1949 band. The girls at the back are the majorettes featured in the last blog post. 1944 Band 1947 Band 1940...
Majorettes at Shades Cahaba

Majorettes at Shades Cahaba

In some marching bands, the majorettes are the featured performers at halftime. In recent decades, the majorette has been replaced by dance teams such at the Star Spangles Girls at Homewood High School. The photo here is of the 1949 Shades Cahaba High School...
Cheerleaders at Shades Cahaba

Cheerleaders at Shades Cahaba

Behind every football team, no matter how good or how bad their season is going, there is a dedicated group of students there that have their back. That will rally the fans and help the team on a critical play, “push ’em back, push ’em back, waaay...