The Holy Spirit Catholic School Drama Department presented School House Rock, Jr. the weekend of March 31 at the Holy Spirit stage.

Hillcrest High School Army Junior ROTC competed in the Marine League 5K on February 18. Cadet Cory Facio won the Overall Male Winner, Cadet Preston Reynolds took second place, and Cadet Miles Harrison won third place. Caitlyn Sanders won the Overall Female Race. 


By Shane Dorrill

Paul W. Bryant High School has been selected as a 2016 Banner School by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

The award is given each year to ten schools or programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama.  For this year’s awards, over 150 schools applied for this prestigious honor.

Learning isn’t limited to just the regular school year, and one local school is working to ensure that great, young minds continue to grow and learn – even over summer break.

Students at the Capitol School in Tuscaloosa are attending two-week Summer Explorations sessions designed to stimulate minds and engage. The sessions are for children ages 3-18, and are split into morning and afternoon sessions.

American Legion Post 34 Commander Nicolas Britto presented the American Legion Scholastic Medal to Bryant High School to Marine Corps JROTC Cadet Staff Sergeant Raykenia Bowers during the recent 2016 annual awards ceremony held at Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa.

With the recent resignation of Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul McKendrick, the School Board will be searching for a new leader. Local residents can share ideas about the new superintendent at two upcoming public meetings.

The search is on for a new Tuscaloosa City Schools superintendent after this week’s resignation of Dr. Paul McKendrick. The resignation came just one week after McKendrick was placed on medical leave. His tenure will end on August 5.

It’s almost time: Graduation for area college students is happening this week. Here is all the information for each of the area’s major schools and universities. Congratulations to all of the graduates!

By Shane Dorrill

 “Students, put away your pencils and notebooks so we can start class.”

Those are not the typical words one would expect to hear from a teacher, but through the use of technology those are the sentiments of educators at Paul W. Bryant High School.

“It is critical that our students be prepared to be 21st century learners and leaders,” said Dr. Linda Harper, principal.

If Amy McCown wasn’t teaching, she’d be baking. She said even if she owned her own bakery, she’d still like to teach.  

“If I were not a teacher, I think I would own and operate my own bakery. I love to make birthday cakes, wedding cakes, and other specialty cakes for friends and family,” she said. “I enjoy the math, science, and creativity behind the cake baking and decorating process. And of course, I would love to teach classes for adults and children as a part of my bakery.”  

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