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Kathy Murphy 2-13-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Board President Stephen Presley has recommended her contract be extended through June 2020. more

Feb 13, 2017 8:32 PM Schools

Hoover school board 1-10-17

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Applications will be due by March 10. more

Feb 2, 2017 9:01 PM Schools

Publishing a book was easy for Lake Cyrus resident and Deer Valley second-grader Nia Mya Reese. The hard part? Signing all the copies. more

Jan 30, 2017 8:01 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Will Pearson, co-founder of the magazine Mental Floss and former Simmons Middle School student, spoke to students at a recent all-school assembly. more

Jan 30, 2017 5:24 PM Middle Schools

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

From Oct. 11 through Nov. 10, 2016, Simmons Middle School raised $4,000 through donations, concessions at school dances and the opportunity to wear sweatpants and hats to school in order to grant a magic moment to a chronically ill child. more

Jan 30, 2017 5:23 PM Middle Schools

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Photo courtesy of Donald Blair.

People who enjoy watching color guards and percussion groups perform will have that chance at Hoover High School on Feb. 4. more

Jan 30, 2017 5:19 PM High Schools

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

The Simmons Middle School Junior Ambassadors program, created in 2014, has the purpose of supporting the school’s administration, the PTO, school clubs and athletic groups and also the community. more

Jan 30, 2017 4:52 PM Middle Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Hoover school district ranked among the top 10 school districts in the state for the 2015-2016 school year, according to new accountability data released by the Alabama Department of Education. more

Jan 27, 2017 10:15 PM Schools

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Photo courtesy of Prince of Peace Catholic School.

Prince of Peace Catholic School’s middle school running club competed in the Magic City 5K, and five of the eight students who ran placed in their age groups. more

Jan 27, 2017 10:13 PM Middle Schools

When John Phillips was a sophomore linebacker at Berry High School, he’d been without a father for about three years. more

Jan 27, 2017 10:08 PM High Schools 4 Comments

Claire Moore

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Claire Moore is expected to announce a new curriculum tool for special education students. more

Jan 23, 2017 4:57 PM Schools

First Edition Jazz Band 2016-17

Photo courtesy of Hoover High School

The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham. more

Jan 16, 2017 5:27 PM Schools

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Nia Mya’s illustrated book, “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother,” was published in December. But it started as a writing assignment in first-grade teacher Beth Hankins’ class last year. more

Jan 13, 2017 10:11 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools 9 Comments

Hoover school bus Dec 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

The grades are based on students’ achievement on test scores, learning gains made from year to year, graduation rates and individual goals that school systems set for themselves. more

Jan 10, 2017 9:14 PM Schools 2 Comments

Icy road Farley Road 1-8-17

Photo courtesy of Heather Skaggs

However, 12-month school employees are to report to work by 10 a.m. more

Jan 8, 2017 8:15 PM Schools

Hoover school board 9-12-16

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The school board is expected to vote on the 2017-18 school calendar. more

Jan 7, 2017 9:00 PM Schools

Hoover JSU nominees 2016-17

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They will be considered among teachers from school districts across the state. more

Dec 29, 2016 5:15 PM Schools

Hoover High Band Dec 2016

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Growth in the band program and budget cuts have made it difficult to purchase the more expensive instruments that most students' families can't afford, the band booster president said. more

Dec 29, 2016 9:50 AM High Schools

Simmons Middle fall play

Courtesy of Michelle Berg

The Simmons Middle School Theatre Outreach Program (TOP) recently performed its fall musical “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” for 1,400 local students from Bluff Park, Green Valley and Gwin Elementary schools, as well as for 850 Simmons students. more

Dec 27, 2016 9:47 PM Middle Schools 2 Comments

Simmons Passion Project

Courtesy of Michelle Berg

As part of the curriculum, students are required to do a research paper, so the Passion Project allows them to reflect on something they are passionate about in their own lives and write about it. more

Dec 27, 2016 9:41 PM Middle Schools