Shades Mountain Elementary School


Photo courtesy of Franchesca Wilkes.

Retiring teachers reflect on years in the classroom. more


9mm Glock handgun

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The 9mm Glock handgun had been inadvertently left there by its legal owner, police said. more


Baylor and Ruby

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

A puppy is to become a service dog for a child with autism. more


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The fifth and final preliminary meeting to discuss rezoning for Hoover City Schools was held on Thursday, Nov. 5. more

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Shades Mountain Elementary recently received a $1,000 community service grant for its sports field and nature trail project. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Hoover's elementary school zones by color

Courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

In response to the multiple meetings with parents and residents, Hoover City Schools released a breakdown of a proposed realignment plan for the 2015-2016. more


1113 Grandparents Day

Photos courtesy of Joanne Williamson.

Shades Mountain Christian School recognized Grandparents Day in September by celebrating students’ grandparents with a singing program followed by a reception. more

Private Schools

Shades Mountain Christian School recently renamed one of its major annual basketball tournaments to honor the memory of beloved coach John Edward Allen, who passed away last summer after a battle with cancer. more


Shades Mountain Elementary recently completed the installation of its field project. The revamp included the installation of a walking track, soccer field, basketball court and school garden. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

On Sept. 13, third graders at Shades Mountain Elementary School celebrated the birthday of author Roald Dahl, the creative mind behind beloved children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and The Witches. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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