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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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More than 775 people had taken the Hoover Sun and 280 Living poll as of 3:30 p.m. June 3. Read more

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Spain Park Mountain Bike Club team is made up of students in grades 6-12 from Berry Middle and Spain Park High School. Read more

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The 719 members of the graduating class are believed to be the largest high school graduating class in Alabama this year. Read more

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In all, 23% of the graduating class ended with a GPA of 4.0 or higher. Read more

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Steven Inman, Dalton Campbell and Derek Camp from Milo’s Tea attended South Shades Crest Elementary School in May to make a presentation as part of their science week. Read more

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Nateghi, who just completed her 10th grade year at Hoover High, is one of at least 125 students signed up for the Cyber Innovation Academy, which is scheduled to begin when school starts back Aug. 8. Read more

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School officials are proposing a change to the code of conduct that allows school discipline for racist and sexist conduct or language, whether it occurs on campus, at home or online. Read more

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However, a proposed change would allow school officials to administer discipline when racist, sexist or other disparaging off-campus remarks substantially impact the school environment. Read more

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A proposed change in the code of conduct would make it a class 3 (most serious) offense to engage in racist or sexist conduct or language, whether on or off campus. Read more

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This July, Prince of Peace Catholic School student Doug Frederick will study at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Read more

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The club also gave out 2019 academic and citizenship awards to six Hoover middle school students. Read more

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Prince of Peace Catholic School’s fourth grade class held a successful one-day winter clothing drive in April for Ohio families in need. Read more

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The Hoover High School STEM Team was created last September and began preparing to compete in the International Science Olympiad and TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude for Mathematics and Science) competitions. Read more

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