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Several hundred volunteers showed up at 16 Hoover public schools Saturday to help clean up the campuses prior to the Aug. 20 return of students. Read more

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For the first four weeks of school, students will come either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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Volunteers are asked to come to Hoover's public schools to help with projects such as as pressure washing, weeding, spreading pine straw, painting, bush and tree trimming, and small repairs. Read more

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Dual enrollment offers high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Read more

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School will start Aug. 20 instead of Aug. 6, and all students must wear masks on buses. Masks also required in school for grades 3-12; encouraged for pre-K to second grade. Read more

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When students return for the fall semester, whether or not Sinnott has the title of "Alabama Teacher of the Year," he said he wants to be prepared to lead them in a world that has seen a lot of change in just a few months. Read more

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The AEA believes any reopening plan has to not only ensure the health and safety of all students and educators, but also prioritize long-term strategies for student learning and educational equity. Read more

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Mackey said schools will be opening in the fall, but online learning remains an option for those who choose it. Local boards of education will work under the recommendations of their superintendent. Read more

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Clifford was chosen based on her high academic achievement, worthy ideals and evidence of leadership attributes. Read more

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Destination Hoover International chose Adelle Knight of Hoover High and Juan Luis Contreras of Spain Park High as its scholarship recipients for 2020. Read more

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At least 20% of parents responding to a Hoover City Schools survey said they would prefer complete virtual school for the 2020-21 school year. Read more

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The virtual commencement exercises included individual recognition for each student, celebratory content and social media filters. The ceremony was designed to deliver unique moments of celebration and mobile engagement using interactive content. Read more

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The winners were chosen based on academic achievement, financial need and contributions to the community. Read more

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The scholarships and awards were made possible by Hoover Service Club fundraisers and a $2,500 grant from the Jefferson County Commission. Read more

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“Uncertainty may be the new norm, but we all have the power to charge forward with hope and optimism," Hoover High valedictorian Abhinav Gullapalli said. Read more

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SPHS Graduation

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All students and guests were required to wear masks, but Hoover officials were determined to give Spain Park's seniors their graduation experience. Read more

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The Hoover school system has received a grant from the state to add a sixth pre-K classroom for the 2020-21 school year. Read more

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Some people say it's irresponsible given the continued COVID-19 outbreak, but others say the Class of 2020 deserves an in-person ceremony. Read more

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The ceremonies will be at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, and each graduate will get four tickets for guests. Read more

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Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, elementary school principals will have the option to send students who demonstrate extreme non-compliance with school rules and the code of conduct to a new Early Learning Center. Read more

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