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District officials say they will seek more feedback about priorities with another survey, likely after Thanksgiving. Read more

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Holy Family Cristo Rey’s board acquired the former Center Street Middle School on June 11, 2019 from the Birmingham Board of Education. Renovations and upgrades were made over the summer in time for classes to begin on August 8. Read more

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However, the budget includes $19 million in capital projects such as an 18-classroom expansion at Berry Middle School. Read more

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The Hoover City Schools Foundation this year is giving out a record $64,000 in grants, thanks to successful fundraising initiatives, Executive Director Janet Turner said. Read more

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Here are the presidents of the parent organizations at each Hoover school and what they said about their goals for the 2019-20 school year. Read more

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After more than two years of planning and renovation work, the Hoover school system’s Riverchase Career Connection Center is now open and running. Read more

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But registration to ride buses is up 8 percent — by 664 students. Read more

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The 92,000-square-foot facility opens Aug. 8 with five academies covering health science, fire and emergency medical services, cyber innovation, skilled trades, and food and hospitality. Read more

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The volunteers, mostly men and boys, helped spruce up school campuses prior to the return of students. Read more

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Hoover High School senior Christian Pegouske has always loved being outside in nature. So, he got involved with the BioBucs, HHS’s environment science research competition team. Read more

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More than 150 students from Hoover, Spain Park and Homewood high schools have registered for the Culinary and Hospitality Academy in its first year, Chris Villa said. Read more

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More than 300 students from Hoover and Spain Park high schools are signed up for the Health Science Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center, which opens for the first time with the start of school on Aug. 8. Read more

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When the principal position at Simmons Middle School came open in May, 99 people applied for the job. Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy said there were a lot of qualified applicants, but one name rose to the top: Kevin Erwin. Read more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy held off again on a recommendation for a policy against disruptive speech. Read more

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Families of 386 children were interested, but only 90 students could be accepted for five new pre-K classes. Read more

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In the 2018-2019 school year, 16 Alabama schools raised $56,862 for wishes in Alabama. Read more

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Cain retired at the end of this past school year, ending a 30-year career as a teacher and administrator. Read more

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The Hoover school system’s new Skilled Trades Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center is a step forward in helping meet demand for new construction industry workers. Read more

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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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The proposal announced in May caused a lot of angst in the community, with people concerned about First Amendment rights. Read more

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