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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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Hoover Graduation 2020

Photo by Erin Nelson. Starnes Media

“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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Photo by Jon Anderson

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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Photo by Jon Anderson

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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Photo courtesy of Kimberly Carns.

Nearly 13,000 students enrolled in Hoover public schools are finding themselves learning from home for the last two months of the school year, thanks to the COVID-19 disease that has wreaked havoc around the world. Read more

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The Hoover school district already had received 99.7% of its expected local tax revenues for fiscal 2020 by the end of February. Read more

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Deer Valley Elementary Marquee

Photo by Erin Nelson, Starnes Media

Seniors are done with classes and considered to be graduated, but all other students to receive online instruction, take-home packets. Read more

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Photo by Ingrid Schnader.

The plastic straw ban was organized by five fourth-grade students at the school after their teacher, Rebecca Smith, asked them to think about ways they could make a difference. Read more

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Hoover City Schools

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

The governor ordered all public schools in Alabama to start back through online instruction, take-home packets or other necessary means. Read more

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Hoover City Schools Mentor Program

Photo by Erin Nelson.

While children have parents, teachers and counselors who love them, sometimes it helps to have someone outside the home and from outside the school listen to them, encourage them and be a role model for them. Read more

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Hoover City Schools flag

Photo by Jon Anderson

Schools will remain closed until at least Monday, April 6. Read more

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Dil Uswatte 2-28-20

Photo by Jon Anderson

Uswatte, principal at Rocky Ridge for five years, found out she won the award in a surprise ceremony at her school. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

McCrite was chosen from among 389 seniors at Spain Park, and Roe was selected from among about 1,880 employees in Hoover City Schools. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a senior at both Hoover and Spain Park high schools and to a Hoover City Schools faculty member who has outstanding character. Read more

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Hoover school board 2-11-20

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Hoover school officials said decisions about school calendars should be made at the local level. Read more

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Dil Uswatte has been principal at Rocky Ridge Elementary for five years. Read more

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