Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Education was, in Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy’s mind, the issue that defined the 2016 Hoover municipal election. more

Oct 3, 2016 12:30 PM , People

Chick-fil-A donation day set for Thursday in conjunction with new effort more

Sep 27, 2016 2:26 PM News


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After two years of planning and community debate, the Hoover school board is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to ask a federal judge to approve new school attendance zones. more

Mar 28, 2016 1:56 PM News


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Hoover woman Alice Laurendine gleans life lesson from her ovarian cancer diagnosis. more

Feb 22, 2016 10:03 PM People 1 Comments


Photos by Jon Anderson.

Five principals and teachers from Hoover City Schools were among 100 people recognized as outstanding graduates from Samford University’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education during the school’s centennial celebration. more

Jan 26, 2016 4:01 PM Schools

SPHS science teachers

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Seven members of the science faculty at Spain Park were selected to be presenters at the 2016 National Science Teacher Association’s national conference, set for the week of spring break, March 31-April 3, in Nashville. more

Dec 28, 2015 5:30 PM High Schools

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Hoover Board of Education President Derrick Murphy organized the rally to oppose efforts in the state Legislature to move $80 million from the Education Trust Fund to the state’s general fund. more

Sep 20, 2015 9:17 PM Schools

Hoover ranked first in’s annual “Best Town to Raise a Family in Alabama” ranking. compiles data from 4,280 towns across the country to determine the best place to raise a family in the nation. more

May 27, 2015 3:24 PM News 2 Comments

Minnette Wiggins

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Minnette Wiggins, a teacher at Trace Crossings Elementary School, was named the 2015-16 Alabama Elementary Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony in Montgomery Wednesday, May 13. more

May 15, 2015 3:01 PM News

The Hoover City Schools Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to support Hoover City Schools by funding innovative academic projects through grants and scholarships. more

Feb 23, 2015 8:06 PM People

Thousands of the Google, cloud-based devices now sit in the hands of Hoover students as part of the latest installment of the school system’s 1:1 program, the Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI). more

Dec 19, 2014 5:53 PM Schools

Educators from around the state converged in July for Hoover City Schools’ Google Leadership Symposium. more

Sep 23, 2014 4:59 PM Schools

Spain Park High School’s Libby Day was one of 21 teachers from across the nation selected to attend the ninth annual Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History Summer Institute for Teachers in Washington, D.C. more

Sep 22, 2014 9:27 PM High Schools

Nationally-known teacher and motivational speaker Brian Mendler addressed faculty and staff members at Hoover High School on their first day back on campus. more

Sep 22, 2014 9:27 PM High Schools

Superintendent Andy Craig discusses budget improvement

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Superintendent Andy Craig answers The Hoover Sun's questions about the upcoming school year. more

Jul 28, 2014 9:03 PM People

Students from Spain Park High School were chosen to attend Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University June 15-27. more

Jul 28, 2014 8:41 PM High Schools

Little Imaginations Preschool

Photos courtesy of Tracy Estes.

Long before she ever called Bluff Park United Methodist her professional home, Tracy Estes longed to teach in an early education setting where the outdoors were used for more than just recess. more

May 27, 2014 4:53 PM People

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