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,...
1964 Shades Cahaba Basketball Team

1964 Shades Cahaba Basketball Team

I received this great photo from Homewood resident Jeff Underwood. It is the Shades Cahaba basketball team from about 1964. Jeff believes that the school team may have been sponsored by the YMCA and that is why it is on the S on the letterman’s jacket.  The team...
Fourth and Fifth Grade 1951-1953 – Don Harbor’s School Days

Fourth and Fifth Grade 1951-1953 – Don Harbor’s School Days

My Fourth Grade teacher was Mrs. Lois Harper. Mrs. Harper was a mousey small woman of average build of the type who slither through grocery stores wearing dowdy dresses. She had curly salt and pepper hair and wore glasses. She seemed to have a constant smirking smile...