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

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

Nov 29, 2016 4:19 PM Schools 1 Comments


Photo courtesy of Angelo and Debbie Manna.

Jonathan Della Manna, a member of Troop 69 at Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church in Vestavia Hills, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:21 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Andrea Agsalud.

Cadet Jason Agsalud of Hoover has completed basic training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:19 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

The Simmons Middle School Dance Team performed at The Bell Center for Early Intervention’s annual Tailgate Challenge on Aug. 27. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:17 PM Middle Schools


Photo courtesy of Jill Spero.

Prince of Peace Catholic School has announced that Andy Rothery has joined the school as assistant principal. Rothery has a solid background in Catholic school administration and classroom teaching. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:15 PM Private Schools


Photo courtesy of Music for All.

Daniel Johnson, a junior at Hoover High School, was selected by Music for All to be a member of the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:12 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Kellye Self.

For a small group of Hoover High students, their backpacks carry something extra besides textbooks and pencils: a pair of knitting needles. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:09 PM High Schools


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It’s not in her job description, but Lisa Yancey is known to make calls to shelters for homeless mothers, arrange food delivery for poor families and personally pick students up and take them to school until permanent transportation can be arranged. more

Nov 22, 2016 9:40 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 11-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Murphy said she is pleased with academic and financial progress, but challenges and goals for improvement still are ahead. more

Nov 17, 2016 4:57 PM Schools

Lisa Yancey 11-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Yancey is the officer manager for the student services department at the school district's central office. more

Nov 17, 2016 3:00 PM Schools 1 Comments

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The school board voted to pay off some debt issued in 2010, refinance what's left of a 2005 bond issue and shift $50 million into U.S. treasury bonds. more

Nov 14, 2016 10:31 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover school bus

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Cuts in staffing, delayed capital expenditures and unexpected increases in property tax revenues helped erase the school system's projected $10.4 million deficit. more

Nov 14, 2016 9:45 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Murphy is scheduled to discuss the state of the school system and identify the 2016-17 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:20 PM Schools

Green Valley Veterans Day 2015

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Fourteen Hoover public schools have programs planned to honor veterans in the week or so preceding Veterans Day. more

Nov 1, 2016 4:10 PM Schools


Photo courtesy of Sarah Simmons.

Gwin Elementary School held their fifth annual Eagle Scream Fun Run on Sept. 29, 2016. more

Oct 27, 2016 4:05 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools


Photo courtesy of Dianna Minor.

Teacher sponsors Daniela DeLuca and Dianna Minor wanted to make the Berry Middle School’s literary magazine, The Phoenix, more student-centered while integrating writing and technology at the same time. more

Oct 27, 2016 4:01 PM Middle Schools

Kent Haines, an eighth-grade math teacher at Simmons Middle School, was recently recognized at a Hoover school board meeting for being one of 11 teachers nationwide to be named a Heinemann Fellow. more

Oct 27, 2016 3:59 PM Middle Schools


Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

A choir of Simmons Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade students performed at the 9/11 Patriot Day remembrance ceremony Sept. 12 at the Hoover Fire Department’s Station No. 2. more

Oct 27, 2016 3:58 PM Middle Schools


Photo courtesy of Greg Bishop.

Hoover Helps, which provides backpack food programs and other initiatives to help food-insecure children at Hoover City Schools, held its annual fundraiser at the Sept. 9 football game between Hoover and Spain Park high schools. more

Oct 27, 2016 3:57 PM Schools

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