Hoover High band room Oct 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

The capital plan also includes nearly $2.2 million for new tracks and artificial football turf at Hoover and Spain Park high schools, as well as $2.9 million for HVAC, roofing and painting projects. more

Oct 17, 2016 11:02 PM Schools

Hoover High School Homecoming 2016

Sarah Finnegan

By the time the Friday afternoon pep rally came to a close, students' spirits were running high. more

Oct 12, 2016 9:46 PM High Schools

Berry High School

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston.

The 38.5-acre campus on Columbiana Road is no longer Buccaneer or Jaguar territory; it's now in Rebel hands. more

Oct 5, 2016 5:22 PM Schools

Drugs in back pocket

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The breakfasts will be at Hoover's three middle schools. more

Oct 2, 2016 3:49 PM Schools

See You at the Pole Simmons 2016-1

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Students prayed for their schools, friends, families, communities and nation. more

Sep 28, 2016 12:20 PM Schools

Berry High School campus

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Additional meetings will be held Wednesday and Thursday to take the next steps in annexation. more

Sep 27, 2016 3:30 PM Schools

Berry Middle School

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The event includes dinner by Full Moon BBQ and a book fair sponsored by Barnes and Noble Booksellerks, plus information for parents at the PTO meeting. more

Sep 26, 2016 5:45 PM Middle Schools

See You at the Pole Spain Park 9-23-15 (2)

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Hundreds of students across Hoover are expected to gather for the annual prayer events this Wednesday morning. more

Sep 26, 2016 5:08 PM Schools


Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park hosted their homecoming the week of Sept. 12-17, 2016. more

Sep 20, 2016 3:33 PM High Schools

Hoover school board 9-12-16

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Board member Jill Ganus Veitch voted against the budget, saying she didn't support short notice of cuts in principals' discretionary spending. more

Sep 12, 2016 8:10 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover High Principal Don Hulin said in an email to faculty the proposed 2017 budget was "deeply troubling on many fronts." more

Sep 8, 2016 11:00 PM Schools 8 Comments

Tina Hancock 9-6-16

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy said school officials have worked hard to lower the budget deficit from the $10 million deficits approved in recent years. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:01 AM Schools 1 Comments

SUN SH HHS TD Parade - 1.jpg

Photo courtesy of Joel Sullivan.

Joel Sullivan, a student at Hoover High School, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Macy’s Great American Marching Band as one of the select number of students from Alabama. more

Aug 31, 2016 4:20 PM High Schools

SUN SH Romania Trip - 1.jpg

Photo courtesy of Lora Vifquain.

The Shades Mountain Christian School (SMCS) athletics department coordinated a mission trip to Romania in June. The SMCS group consisted of 18 travelers including the athletic director, coaches, faculty, parents and nine student-athletes. more

Aug 31, 2016 4:17 PM Schools 1 Comments

In some ways, it’s like any other garden. Strawberries redden in the sun; kale opens its papery leaves; butterflies flit from one brightly colored flower to another. more

Aug 31, 2016 4:12 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

The school system's budget has been the topic of much discussion in recent years due to deficit spending and the status of city funding. more

Aug 30, 2016 4:40 PM Schools

Old Berry drone photo 1

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The Vestavia Hills Board of Education is paying $11 million for the 38.5-acre campus off Columbiana Road but is not certain exactly what type of school facility will be located there yet. more

Aug 17, 2016 6:54 PM Schools 1 Comments

The name change will go into effect in July 2017 when the school moves to a new location in Pelham. more

Aug 15, 2016 11:50 AM Schools

Hoover school finance talk 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

If Hoover wants to maintain low class sizes and electives and higher paid employees, new or increased revenue streams must be found, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said in a finance report Monday night. more

Aug 9, 2016 12:14 AM Schools 3 Comments

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy gave a back-to-school address to the school district's nearly 1,800 employees this morning at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more

Aug 8, 2016 3:10 PM Schools

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