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Science Olympiad Continues to Make Mark at Chattahoochee Invitational 
Our Lady of the Valley School took two teams to compete against nationally ranked teams at the Chattahoochee Science Olympiad Invitational in Johns Creek, Georgia on December 8th. Our teams performed well, with two events earning medals; quite an accomplishment considering the level of competition. The team is now preparing for their next invitational competition against more nationally-ranked teams. This event will be in Lebanon, Tennessee in January. Read more about these events here.

Classes Participate in Adoration, Advent Services, Penance Services for Spiritual Preparation
Our Lady of the Valley School students have been very involved in activities of spiritual preparation over the last few weeks. First Friday Adoration, a special Penance service, and weekly Advent prayer services have given students a wonderful opportunity to center their thoughts on Our Lord, Jesus Christ and highlight the importance of preparation during this most blessed Advent season.  Click here to read more.

Thanksgiving Family Day & Spirit Day
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members had opportunity to join their child(ren) for lunch the Friday before Thanksgiving, November 16. What a wonderful opportunity for us to gather as a school family to give thanks for our abundance of blessings that we have here at OLV.  Everyone had a wonderful time, and the atmosphere was one of jovial celebration and warm hearts as the OLV School family gave thanks for God’s grace!



Preschool Thanksgiving Program: An OLV Tradition
This exciting, family tradition began many years ago, and many students, alumni, and parents have fond memories of the food, fellowship. and entertainment by our youngest students. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and church personnel are always invited to attend.   The children performed variety of fall/Thanksgiving songs ranging from Ten Little Indians to the infamous favorite, Turkey Tango.



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On November 12, the school community, along with family members and local veterans were offered a very special tribute to our veterans.  Mr. Andy Rothery led a program that began with an historical background of Veteran’s Day, including the fact that it was suggested by a Birmingham native.  The program continued with a prayer service led by Mr. Greg Hughes and students, followed by a rendition of “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” led by Mr. Mike Bridges and the 5th grade class.  Mrs. Colleen Sweeney led students in presenting the tradition of the “Missing Man Table,” pictured here.





OLV Students Hone Persuasive Skills On Debate Team
Middle school students at OLV have the opportunity to participate in the Debate Team. These students will be participating with other middle schools in the Birmingham area in conjunction with the Birmingham Area Debate League through Samford University.




Makerspace Stimulates Creativity, Teamwork, Life Experiences
A “makerspace” enables students to explore through active learning experiences. Students at OLV have opportunities to hone their problem-solving skills during Makerspace lab times. Click on the article to learn more. 



Grandparents Day at OLV Represents Love, Fabric of School Community

This annual tradition at OLV teaches students about heritage and the vital role that grandparents and ancestors play in our families and communities. Guests streamed in from across the country, including areas as far away as Dallas, Boston, and Indiana. To read more about this wonderful OLV tradition, click on the article.