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Selma City School Students Head Back to School

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Students in the Selma City school district went back-to-school for in-person learning Monday. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams says the first day of school — went off without a hitch. She says the first week will be spent getting re-adjusted to in-school learning. “We’re spending this week just building relationships, getting to know each other, and…

Medical Breakthroughs: What Your Wallet Says About Your Lifespan

Ohio State University is creating a mental health checklist for students as they prepare to return to campus in the fall. Surveys of more than a thousand randomly selected students in august of 2020 and April of this year found increased anxiety, depression, burnout, and unhealthy coping mechanisms during the pandemic along with less physical activity. A new study in…

MPS Announces Students Will Return to the Classroom

  Montgomery Public School Officials have announced students will be returning to face-to-face learning in April.  After a long break back and fourth tug of was or sorts, students are officially going back into the classrooms. This news comes just a few days after MPS announced they would be giving out vaccinations to employees. Teachers are scheduled to return March…

UPDATE: Soft Lockdown Lifted for all Pike Road Schools

UPDATE: Pike Road Schools officials say the soft lockdown has been lifted per the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. ORIGINAL: Around 11:15, All Pike Road Schools went on a soft lock down due to a wanted suspect possibly in the area. School officials say students will continue with their regular school schedule. They will just not go outside the building until…

Thank You for your Support in the 6th Annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ Event

The 6th annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ event kicked off today. Many of the challenges we face are even more difficult now because of the pandemic, so imagine what life must be like for Alabama students who depend on the free or reduced lunch program a for meal each day. For many of them, it’s their only meal of the day….

Selma City Schools Gearing up for New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City Schools is set to reopen in less than two weeks. Teachers are already back on the job — while students report back later this month. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams says the district is preparing for a school year — like no other. The first nine weeks of the school year will be virtual…

Pike Road Schools Change Curbside Meal Schedule

According to Pike Road school’s Facebook page, starting Monday, April 6th, the school’s curbside meal schedule is changing. The free meal pickup program will be held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Participants will receive seven days worth of meals, and the program will continue every Wednesday until the end of May. The meals are part of Pike…

ASU Food Pantry Gets $25k Grant

Alabama State University’s food pantry is getting a late Christmas present of a $25,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation. School officials say the food pantry is open two days a week for students.  They see between 20 and 30 students on a weekly basis.  Food insecurity is a major problem on college campuses across the country, and ASU officials say…

Students Help Salvation Army Prep For Thanksgiving Day Crowd

The Salvation Army in Montgomery is preparing to serve one of its largest crowds of the year, on Thanksgiving.  Wednesday, the organization got a little bit of help from  nearly a dozen Lee High School rolled up their sleeves  to prepare the hot meals for those in need. “It helps me feel better about myself as a person knowing that…