Greystone YMCA Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

School officials say the YMCA offers a superior program, but it also may cost more. more

Jan 23, 2018 12:00 AM Schools

Teddi Butcher

Photo from Hoover High School website

Students said the teacher told students to "turn that n----- music off" when she came into her classroom and found them listening to hip hop music. more

Jan 22, 2018 9:51 PM Schools

Temperatures should drop into the teens tonight but are expected to climb to 41 Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. more

Jan 17, 2018 4:45 PM Schools

Bob Finley

Painting by Daniel Moore

Nominations are open through Feb. 1. more

Jan 12, 2018 6:35 PM Schools

The middle school scouts in Troops 952 and 30117 earned the Special Agent Badge. more

Jan 12, 2018 4:05 PM Middle Schools 1 Comments

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Jill Taylor Spero

Prince of Peace Catholic Church parishioner and school graduate Jeff Murai recently built an “outdoor classroom” on the school campus as his Eagle Scout service project. more

Jan 12, 2018 4:00 PM High Schools

Four local teens recently shared their personal experiences abroad in Israel at Temple Emanuel in downtown Birmingham. more

Jan 5, 2018 5:42 PM High Schools

Prince of Peace Catholic School recently received the prestigious Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of Excellence Award at the Blue Ribbon organization’s annual conference. more

Jan 5, 2018 5:39 PM Private Schools

Second grade students at Deer Valley Elementary School recently participated in donating pajamas, blankets, toothbrushes, stuffed animals, coloring books, house slippers and other items for children staying at Jessie's Place. more

Jan 5, 2018 5:36 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools 1 Comments

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Submitted by Dianna Minor.

Berry Middle School announced the winners of its fall short story contest on Dec. 18. more

Jan 5, 2018 5:02 PM Middle Schools

Nia Mya Reese gained national attention with her first book, “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother.” more

Dec 29, 2017 5:28 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

The Hoover Board of Education approved calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years that include a full week off for Thanksgiving and two weeks off for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. more

Dec 27, 2017 7:16 PM Schools


Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz/Bluff Park Drone.

Big changes are coming for Hoover City Schools in 2018, including a long-anticipated redrawing of school zone lines, a new career center for high school students and a new band facility for Hoover High. more

Dec 27, 2017 6:39 PM Schools

Hoover Board of Education 12-19-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board agreed to pay $97,000 plus legal fees to former Trace Crossings Elementary School Principal Robin Litaker. more

Dec 19, 2017 6:10 PM Schools

Carol McLaughlin Lincoln Clark

Photo by Jon Anderson

The winners were Carol McLaughlin, a second-grade teacher at Greystone and Lincoln Clark, a science teacher at Berry. more

Dec 14, 2017 10:20 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy rezoning press conference 12-14-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

School officials estimate the rezoning plan will send roughly 1,900 to 2,200 students to new school zones when the next school year starts in August 2018. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:09 PM Schools 9 Comments

Hoover author Chandra Sparks Splond visited Berry Middle School recently to speak with students working as editors on the school’s literary magazine, The Phoenix, and offer them writing tips and tricks. more

Dec 13, 2017 4:42 PM Middle Schools

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Submitted by Prince of Peace Catholic School.

It was full STEAM ahead at Prince of Peace Catholic School recently as they held their third annual Einstein Expo to promote, inspire and educate students about the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. more

Dec 13, 2017 4:40 PM Private Schools

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Submitted by Prince of Peace Catholic School.

Prince of Peace Catholic School’s robotics team received two awards at the BEST Robotics Competition that was recently held in Tuscaloosa: first place for their team website and third place for the most robust robot. more

Dec 13, 2017 4:37 PM Private Schools

Hoover City Schools flag

Photo by Jon Anderson

It's a dramatic turnaround from many years of deficit spending and the $1.9 million deficit that was projected when the 2017 budget originally was passed in September 2016. more

Dec 12, 2017 9:34 PM Schools 7 Comments

February 2018