School Counseling

  • Summer Safety

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/21/2023

    Message from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative:

    Youth and parents alike countdown the days until summer break. Many young people look forward to more freedom during the summer months, but that freedom can lead to an increase in experimentation with tobacco, alcohol or other drugs. You are the strongest influence in your child's life. Use your influence to help your child enjoy a safe and healthy summer. 

    For tips to a safe and healthy summer, click here

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  • Relaxation for Teens

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/8/2023

    As we enter into the last weeks of our school year, many of our teens may feel overwhelmed by final exams, end-of-year activities, and preparing for the summer. Encourage your teen to try relaxation techniques that help them calm down when they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. 

    Helping your teen build healthy coping skills is one way you can protect them from alcohol and other drug use. Many teens turn to substances to escape feelings of stress and anxiety.

    For more information and tips from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative, click here.

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  • Synthetic THC

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/1/2023

    What is synthetic THC? What are the risks? Why should you be concerned? What can parents do? Click here for more information from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative.

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  • Youth Marijuana Use

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 4/17/2023

    Did you know that addiction is considered a pediatrically acquired disorder? In fact, 90% of adults that struggle with addiction began using before the age of 18. Click here for more information from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative regarding understanding the risks associated with youth marijuana use.

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  • 2023-2024 HMS Peer Helpers

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 4/7/2023 4:00:00 PM

    Congratulations to the 2023-2024 HMS Peer Helpers!

    7th Grade

    Ella Ayers

    Sylvia Beasley

    Dottie Bennett

    Thomas DeLawrence

    Bennett DeMoss

    Mally Drouet

    Vivi Evans

    Elizabeth Finney

    Sam Hardison

    Nahomy Hernandez

    Claire Johnson

    Andrew Knight

    Mary Logue Malki

    Kate Maple

    Wells Mason

    Embry McGarrah

    Caroline Middleton

    Leah Cate Moore

    Mallie Murray

    Ashlynn Reed

    Willa Sheehan

    Lily Thompson

    Bibb Wahl

    Grant York


    8th Grade

    Maggie Bailey

    Brady Cavin

    Jack Crabtree

    Asa Duncan

    Iris Gibson

    Luke Gillis

    Katie Goodwin

    Nora Green

    Mary Lee Guice

    Bekah Hamby

    Annie Holmes

    Eva Jeffries

    Micah Jones

    Eli Malki

    Benj Moncrief

    Grey Mullins

    Eliza Murrill

    Kathryn Peterson

    Jane Serotsky

    Jane Siegel

    Margot Smith

    Molly Tate

    Raylee Tate

    Van Taylor

    Addison Tew

    Cannon Vail

    Lucy Wallace

    Harper Warren

    Charlotte Waters

    Lois Anne Winslett

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  • Safe & Healthy Spring Break

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 3/22/2023

    Whether your family stays home or travels this Spring Break, making it a safe and fun time is important for all. No matter what your family plans are for this coming week, click here for some tips for keeping your child safe and healthy at home or traveling. 

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  • Parent Program Recordings

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 3/20/2023

    The Safe and Healthy Homewood Collaborative is excited to offer educational programs throughout the school year addressing topics relevant to parents of children of all ages. If you were unable to join/attend any of the programming, they have program recordings and presentations available online. Please click here to access the parent program website.

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  • Parent Program

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 3/11/2023

    Our friends at Addiction Prevention Coalition in Birmingham are hosting a free webinar, "Understanding Teen Gaming and Tech Addiction" on Thursday, March 16th, at 10:00 am. All Homewood parents are invited to attend. For more information and to register for this webinar, click here.

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  • National School Social Work Week

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 3/6/2023

    March 5th-11th is National School Social Work Week, which gives Homewood City Schools an opportunity to celebrate our Student Assistance Counselors! Please click here for more information.

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  • Parent Program

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 2/28/2023

    Did you know the prevalence of eating disorders more than doubled worldwide from 2000-2018? That is a startling increase.

    Experts agree that many factors contribute to the development of eating disorders, but the influence of media seems to be at the top of everyone’s list. So how parents help our children manage the unrealistic images and harmful messages they are exposed to through media? 

    Join the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative for a special parent education program online this Thursday, March 2nd. The program is designed to help parents know healthy ways to talk to children about food, exercise, and their body. Remember, parents have more influence over their children than friends, music, media, and celebrities.

    For more information, please click here.

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