Author Archives: Esther Seawell

Changes to the Flex Program

  By Esther Seawell Additional Reporting by McKenna Ross The Flex Program is preparing for a big change in the upcoming school year as they switch back into one session. The Flex Program originally split into two sections for the 2012-2013. This decision was made to manage the student to teacher ratio and to give students more flexible schedules. Many

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‘Catching Fire’ is Sure to Light Up the Box Office

“Let the 75th Annual Hunger Games begin!” With action packed scenes and a deepening plot line, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, did justice to the book series and the first film. For the first time ever, the sequel is actually better than the original. The second adaption from Suzanne Collins’ award winning trilogy, Catching Fire continues where the first film

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Selfie Syndrome

  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in today’s social media obsessed world, is a picture just worth a thousand “likes”?   Instagram users such as Seaholm junior Suzanna Grindem, often post pictures of pets, food, or themselves- known as the “selfie”.  You’ve seen them taken, and you’ve taken them, but the selfie is more than just

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BPS Settles Lawsuit: Repayment Program

   Following the lawsuit (Kelly et al v Birmingham Public Schools) earlier this year, the Birmingham Public School District has agreed to continue the voluntary repayment program.  This will be applicable to certain fees which could be considered “improper” during th 2010-2011, 2011, 2012, and 2012-2013 school years.    An email was sent to all parents in the Birmingham School

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