Most area schools start back up Sept. 6, but it's never too early to get ready. Back-to-school season is in full force throughout August, and Birmingham Patch is your guide for everything back-to-school in Birmingham. Whether your little one is heading off to kindergarten, or your not-so-little one is getting ready for college, we have everything you need — and want — to know.
Come back to this guide throughout the month for links to Patch's back-to-school coverage.
Dates to know
- Aug. 17-18, 24: Roeper middle and upper school welcome-back day
- Aug. 29-31: Eton Academy class schedule pick-up
- Aug. 29: First day of school for Holy Name Catholic School (half day) and Our Shepherd Lutheran School.
- Sept. 6: First day of school for Birmingham Public Schools, Eton Academy and Roeper
- Need to Know: Dates for 2011-12 School Year
- Need to Know: Important Information for Going Back to School
- Back to School: 5 Ways to Get Involved in Your Child's Education
- Back to School: 5 Ways to Help Students Transition
- Library Picks: Books for Going Back to School
- Back to School Need To Know: Register Your Student for the 2011-12 School Year
- West Bloomfield Administrator Named Pembroke Elementary Principal
- Berkshire Middle School Names New Principal
- School Board OKs Teacher Contract, New Seaholm Principal
- Meet Your New Principal: Beverly's Jamii Hitchcock
- Meet Your New Principal: Seaholm's Deana Lancaster
- Meet Your New Principal: Berkshire's Jason Clinkscale
- After Coach's Death, Football Program Comes Together Under New Leadership
- Birmingham Raises Pay-to-Play Rates for Middle, High School Athletes
- Looking Ahead to Fall: Maples Volleyball Looks to Break 'District Curse'
- Looking Ahead to Fall: Groves Football Ready to Run Free
- Looking Ahead to Fall: Seaholm Football Returns from Rocky Offseason
- Looking Ahead to Fall: Roeper Counts on Star Siblings on Soccer Field
- Looking Ahead to Fall: Groves Tennis Young But Talented
- Looking Ahead to Fall: Country Day Tennis Looking to Win It All
- Moms Talk: Sending Your Child to School for the First Time
- Moms Talk: How Do You Budget for School Supplies
- Moms Talk: Signing Up to Help in Your Child's Classroom
- Moms Talk: What If Your Child Gets the Tough Teacher?
- Moms Talk: Do Kids Need iPhones in Chemistry Class?
Summer reading: catch up from last year
- UPDATED: Pretrial Hearing for Former Seaholm Student Pushed to Aug. 31
- Birmingham School Board OKs Contracts for District Employees
- Birmingham Teachers Ratify 2011-13 Contract
- State Budget and Birmingham: School District Facing $470-per-Pupil Loss
- School Board Votes 4-3 to Install High School Security Cameras
- Derby Math Teacher Dies After Year-Long Battle With Cancer
- Seaholm Football Coach Nick Deane Dies of Heart Attack
- Seaholm Class of 2011 Celebrates Graduation
- Groves Class of 2011 Celebrates Graduation
- Eton Honors Nine Seniors at 25th Commencement Ceremony
- Viewfinder: A Year of Learning, Fun for Birmingham Students