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...
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 In recent decades, the majorette has been replaced by dance teams such at the Star Spangles Girls at Homewood High School.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...
The 1945 Football Team

The 1945 Football Team

Here are a few photos of the Shades Cahaba High School 1945 Football Team. In Coach Piggy Mitchell’s 12th year as head coach, the team went on to an 8-1 record.
1945 & 1946 Baseball Teams

1945 & 1946 Baseball Teams

The photo of the 1945 baseball team in the main image states that they made the sixth out of eleven years that the team has entered the county prep playoff. The really tall person in the middle of the back row is Herb Griffin who we spoke with in Episode 6. He is also...