Wednesday, January 18, 2017

High School Wins

Picture of the Day
Andrea Mina Godsey shared this photo of the High School after the rain. This is has been a great week for our High Schoolers. Here are some shouts out that appeared on the School's Twitter feed.

Art Show
Congrats to Noah Yawn for earning 1st place  for Category 2 in the Shelby County Art Show.
Mari Margaret Comer for earning 2nd place  for Category 1 in the Shelby County Art Show.
and Lee Davis for earning 2nd place  for Category 2 in the Shelby County Art Show.
From Helena High School ‏@HelenaHSHuskies

Scholar Athlete
Congrats to Senior, Maggie Blanton, for being chosen as the Area 8 Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete Nominee.

Basketball
Helena won a major game with its win over Chelsea yesterday!
 #6 Helena 43
#10 Chelsea 40 
Final

Helena Track and Field
Kirsen Gardner places first in 6A-7A shot put with a throw of 35-1
Cade Pugh broke the school record in the 60M Dash with a time of 7.42
Jake Knight broke the Pole Vault school record by vaulting 10-6
Way to Go!

Beef 'O' Brady's Comes to Helena



Beef of Brady's
Beef O Brady's, known for its family friendly Irish pub theme, will be over looking the Helena Waterfalls (the Davidson Dam). They are on the City Council agenda for the 23rd for a Liquor License Request. Beef O Brady's is also know for their generosity to support local teams. You can see the rest of the agenda below

City Council Agenda
January 23, 2017

COUNCIL WORK SESSION AGENDA                                                                 5:00pm                                                      
A discussion and review of City Council agenda items, projects, department, committee, and board liaison reports, and task assigned for City operations and business.

1. Review: 1/23/17 Agenda Items.
AP/Bill payments
01/09/17 minutes review
Helena Station: presentation & review
2. Update from Council Boards & Committee Business.
Board of Adjustments: Position replacement – Nominations
Helena Beautification Board- Old Town Landscaping proposal
3. Project Update: Greenway walking Trail.
4. Project: Review of current Newsletter contract
Bid release package review.
5. Project: New Resident Welcome Package Proposal
6. Confirmation: 2/13/17 Council Meeting & Work Session Agenda.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA                                                                    6:00pm
1. Meeting Called To Order:      
2. Invocation:                                        
3. Pledge of Allegiance:            
4. Council Roll Call:                  
5. AGENDA ITEM: Presentation of Minutes from 01/09/17.
6. AGENDA ITEM: Revenue Report & (AP) Bill payment.
7. AGENDA ITEM: Municipal Operations Report: Mayor Mark Hall
Departments: Police, Fire, Library, Streets, Sanitation, Utilities.
8. AGENDA ITEM: Proclamation – February as Heart Disease Awareness Month
9. AGENDA ITEM: Helena First Fridays charity presentations.
Presenters: Jim Wathen & Kristi Scozzaro
10. AGENDA ITEM: Committee report – Helena Beautification Board: Old Town Landscaping Proposal
11. AGENDA ITEM: Beef O’ Brady’s Liquor License Request
12. AGENDA ITEM: Resolution #012317 Accepting State & County Resurfacing Project for County Road 13.
No cost to City of Helena.
13. AGENDA ITEM: Final Plat approval request for Helena Station.
Presented By:
14. Council Comments:
15. Adjournment

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Charli Comes to Helena



Charli XCX, a British singer, and songwriter will be heading to Helena as part of a promotion with Radio Station 103.7 KISS FM. Her song Boom Clap from the album The Fault in Our Stars skyrocketed up charts and her album Sucker brought her international fame.She will be visiting Helena and get to meet one special person.

She will also be part of a Shopping Spree Contest at Helena's Oh My Soul. She will be your personal shopper and help you use the $500 shopping spree.




 All you have to do is stop in Oh My Sole to register for the drawing! Only one entry per day per person! Make sure you listen to 103.7 The Q for more details and for the winner to be announced!!

Visit Oh My Sole in Old Town Helena, AL at 4045 Helena Road and you can  follow them on Instagram and Facebook at: ohmysolehelena. https://www.facebook.com/Oh-My-Sole

Article on OH My Sole/

Monday, January 16, 2017

Helena Duels



Helena Duals  
Come out and support Helena's wrestling team. This Monday, January 16th at Helena High School
Weigh-In 7:00am
Wrestling starts 9:00

                      8 Team Dual
Helena High              Thompson High
Chelsea High            Centerpoint High
Gardendale High   McAdory High
Hueytown High       Brookwood High

                       $10 Entrance fee
                       $ 5   Students
Come out and support the HUSKIES!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dabo and Hall


Husky and Tiger
I knew Helena Mayor Mark Hall was close to Clemson Head Coach and newly crowned National Champion Dabo Swinney. I had heard more than one humorous story at City Hall about Dabo and his brother. In this article I learned a bunch more. I had no idea that Mark was his wedding photographer! This is a great story. You can read it on the link below:

http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/01/12/a-special-bond-helena-mayor-mark-hall-and-dabo-swinney-go-back-decades/

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Helena Wrestling



Wrestling In Helena
"Junior Alex Miller is ranked second in the 132-pound division and holds a record of 27-4.

William Cummings has gotten off to a 24-4 start and is ranked No. 3 in the 152-pound classification.

Young Nathan Dunaway, an impressive freshman, is 29-4 on the season and ranked third in the 170-pound division".

Way to GO! See more at: LINK

3-D Printing Exploration


3-D Printing Exploration
Laura Joseph shared this with me about what Mrs. Miller is doing with her students in this amazing project called 3-D Printing Exploration Adventures. Mrs. Miller is using DonorsChoose.org to request things for her students. It's an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Laura shared, "Mrs. Miller (one of the GRC teachers at Helena Intermediate) is about 1/3 of the way to the goal, but the funding deadline of February 4th is approaching quickly".

there are several other HIS teachers  raising funds through DonorsChoose.org for Chromebooks for their classrooms. So you can check out more on the site.

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/3-d-printing-exploration-adventures/2251646/



3-D Printing Exploration Adventures

My students need a 3-D printer to see the connection of digital ideas becoming a real product.

My Students

My students are highly curious and motivated children who love to learn new things. Our school is in the central part of Alabama on the outskirts of Birmingham. Although our school is not considered impoverished we have few resources to provide meaningful technological experiences for our students. These students love to figure out problems and be in the drivers seat of their own learning. They work cooperatively and think creatively to apply the learned concepts to the missions they are completing.

My Project

My students are learning about the engineering design process. Students will use online software to create 3-D print designs and then see the idea actually made in front of them.
My 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are very creative and curious individuals who would benefit from the experience of using a 3-D printer.
They love to be creative and to produce items rather than always being a consumer. With the 3-D printer we can literally put the engineering design process into action in our class. This will go perfectly with our robotics curriculum that we are already learning. Students will be so excited about learning with this new tool!

Husky Ranking


Adam Burgess shared on Twitter that the Helena High School Boys Basketball team is now ranked #6 in the State in Class 6A. Our area has 3 of the top ten teams. The Huskies will get a chance to improve by playing Cordova this Saturday who is rank #1 in 4A.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Helena City Council Agenda


HELENA CITY COUNCIL
816 Hwy 52 East, Helena, AL 35080
City Hall Council Chambers
January 9, 2017



COUNCIL WORK SESSION AGENDA                                                                 5:00pm                                                        
A discussion and review of City Council agenda items, projects, department, committee, and board liaison reports, and task assigned for City operations and business.

1.     Review: 1/9/17 Agenda Items.
·          AP/Bill payments
·          12/12/16 minutes review
·          Target  Spot rezoning discussion
·          Amendment to Ordinance #605-02 Traffic Safety Program.
·          Full time SRO funding request for HIS.
·          2016 Shelby County Hazard Mitigation Plan
2.     Update from Council Boards & Committee Business.
·          Board of Adjustments: Position replacement – Nominations
3.     Project: Update from Mayor Hall on all street paving projects completed and/or working.
4.     Project: Review of current Newsletter contract
·          Bid release package review.
5.     Project: New Resident Welcome Package Proposal
6.     Confirmation: 1/23/17 Council Meeting & Work Session Agenda.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA                                                                    6:00pm
1.     Meeting Called To Order:       
2.     Invocation:                                          
3.     Pledge of Allegiance:              
4.     Council Roll Call:                   
5.     AGENDA ITEM: Presentation of Minutes from 12/12/16.
6.     AGENDA ITEM: Revenue Report & (AP) Bill payment.
7.     AGENDA ITEM: Municipal Operations Report: Mayor Mark Hall
·          Departments: Police, Fire, Library, Streets, Sanitation, Utilities.
8.     AGENDA ITEM: Proclamation – January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
9.     AGENDA ITEM: Amendment-Ordinance #605-02 Establishing A Comprehensive Traffic Safety Program.
·         Revision & update to existing fine schedule for DDS.
10.  AGENDA ITEM: Full time SRO funding request for Helena Intermediate School.
11.  AGENDA ITEM: Resolution to approve the 2016 Shelby County Hazard Mitigation Plan.
·         In compliance with FEMA requirements at 44 C.F.R.201.6
12.  Council Comments:
13.  Adjournment

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Proper notice of the posted Agenda for the Pre-Council Work Session and Regular Scheduled Meeting of the Helena City Council was given in advance of such public meeting and the notice remained posted through the scheduled meeting. By general consent of the Council, agenda items may be added, removed, or considered out of order. Next City Council Meeting Date:  Monday, January 23, 2017 @ 4:30 P.M. Work Sessionf ollowed by the Regular Council Meeting 6:00pm.  



UPDATED:  01/02/17