Hoover City Schools educator Nancy McGowan has been named a National Geographic Certified Educator, one of only seven in Alabama. more

Oct 12, 2017 4:36 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Superintendent Kathy Murphy had a conflict with a superintendents' fall conference. more

Oct 10, 2017 1:34 PM Schools

Annie Jr. characters

Photo courtesy of Dianne Rowe

Performances are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7. more

Oct 4, 2017 10:36 AM Middle Schools 1 Comments

Riverchase Middle School summer 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

Some parents said they don't want to see current career academies moved from Hoover and Spain Park high schools to a proposed career tech center in Riverchase. more

Oct 3, 2017 10:33 PM Schools 1 Comments

Riverchase Middle School July 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school officials on Tuesday night unveiled a preliminary proposal and gathered community input in regard to the future use of Riverchase Middle School during a meeting at Hoover High School. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:49 AM Schools 7 Comments

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Photos courtesy of Delle Kincaid.

Simmons Middle embraces theater program’s impact for students, future actors. more

Sep 26, 2017 5:11 PM Middle Schools 1 Comments

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Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

Melisa Guthrie was shocked to receive a cancer diagnosis in fall 2016. That October, it was discovered through routine testing that she had stage three colon cancer. more

Sep 26, 2017 5:06 PM High Schools

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

The play included students in grades 6-8 performing the fractured stories of “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Boy Who Cried Dinosaur” and “Rumpelstiltskin.” more

Sep 26, 2017 4:58 PM Middle Schools

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Photo courtesy of Prince of Peace Catholic School.

Their graduation mass was held on May 24 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover. Brunch followed the mass for the students and their families as well as faculty and staff. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:55 PM Private Schools

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Photo courtesy of Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #11537.

Wittmann is a recent graduate of Prince of Peace Catholic School and will attend John Carroll Catholic High School for the 2017-2018 school year. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:50 PM Private Schools


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The Hoover High School Marching Band is holding its 2017 Invitational Marching Festival on Oct. 21 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:16 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

To celebrate National School Lunch Week, officials from the city of Hoover will be serving lunch in Hoover’s elementary, intermediate and middle school cafeterias. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:49 PM Schools

Artists on the Bluff 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Artists on the Bluff group will, however, have to pay utility costs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 and make sure the building meets approval of the city fire marshal. more

Sep 25, 2017 9:09 PM Schools

Artists on Bluff and Riverchase Middle

Photos by Jon Anderson

School officials must decide how long they will give Artists on the Bluff to move out of the former Bluff Park Elementary and decide how best to use the Riverchase Middle School being acquired from Pelham. more

Sep 24, 2017 8:00 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Courtesy of Hoover City Schools

A group of seven Hoover High students and nine Spain Park High students were recently named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists, joining approximately 16,000 other high school seniors in receiving this honor. more

Sep 23, 2017 2:19 AM High Schools

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Photo courtesy of Mary Katherine Smith.

Events that aim to support the fight against childhood cancers are planned around the city. more

Sep 18, 2017 3:38 PM Schools

Parents, students and school system employees have three choices from which to choose for each year. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:40 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover school board 9-12-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board plans to spend $177.5 million in fiscal 2018, which starts Oct. 1, and take in $180.9 million in revenues, resulting in a $3.4 million positive balance. more

Sep 12, 2017 8:16 PM Schools

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Submitted by Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Prince of Peace Catholic Parish parishioner and Girl Scout Leader Stacie Rohn received The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal from Bishop Robert Baker, at the Girl Scout Mass on Aug. 13 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. more

Sep 12, 2017 8:07 PM Private Schools

Hoover school board Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board's second 2018 budget hearing and regular September school board meeting both were rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Irma. more

Sep 11, 2017 4:44 PM Schools

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