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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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Sydney Cromwell

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 1 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

Photo by Jon Anderson

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

Photos courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

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

Photo courtesy of Hoover HIgh School Band Boosters.

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

Prince of Peace robotics team

Courtesy of Jill Spero

The team took second place in the engineering notebook category, third place for T-shirt design and third place in the “BEST Award” category. more

Dec 27, 2016 9:36 PM Private Schools 1 Comments

Prince of Peace Duke TIP students

Courtesy of Jill Spero

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) works with students, their families and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage and help students reach their highest potential. more

Dec 27, 2016 9:33 PM Private Schools

Several Hoover residents impacted the team point totals. Erica Han, 14, Dana Mays, 13, Nicole Smith, 17, and Ariana Zamani, 13, combined to win 10 individual events. more

Dec 27, 2016 9:29 PM Schools

Carrie Busby

Courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Busby was presented the award during a pep rally at Hoover High by the group’s executive director, Earl Franks. more

Dec 27, 2016 9:27 PM Schools

Melody Greene Paul McEwan

Photos courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Melody Greene teaches fourth grade at Greystone Elementary and Paul McEwan teaches science at Hoover High. more

Dec 15, 2016 7:15 PM Schools

Supt Advisory Council Travis Bryant 12-13-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy's Advisory Council shared its recommendations Tuesday night after six months of study. more

Dec 13, 2016 9:56 PM Schools

Thanksgiving turkey

Photo by jbreeves/bigstock

More than 77 percent of survey respondents chose a calendar option with a full week out of school for Thanksgiving. more

Dec 12, 2016 8:41 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 11-14-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Subcommittees have been meeting for months to do strategic planning. more

Dec 11, 2016 12:30 PM Schools

Hoover HIgh cheerleaders 2016 title game

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Vendors will sell art, jewelry, apparel, specialty foods and Hoover Bucs merchandise to help send the cheerleaders to their national competition in Orlando. more

Dec 5, 2016 12:10 PM High Schools

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

There’s a story behind each face that walks through the halls of Greystone Elementary. By the end of the school year, art teacher Blue Horn hopes to know all of them. more

Nov 29, 2016 4:31 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Carrie Busby

Photo from Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools

The award comes from the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools. more

Nov 29, 2016 4:19 PM Schools 1 Comments

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