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Bluff Park Elem demolition proposal

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Some classrooms deemed unsafe and outdated are to be torn down, while the nearly 100-year-old part will be preserved and renovated. Read more

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Greystone pre-k Aug 2019 (4)

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There is now one pre-K classroom at five schools, and officials are seeking grants to add six more pre-K classrooms, including at two new schools. Read more

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A pilot mentoring program already is operating in four Hoover schools and is set to be expanded to other schools. Read more

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pres science teaching awards 2019

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Two teachers from Spain Park High School and Berry Middle School were recently recognized as 2019 national winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 6-4-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Her proposal, set for a vote by the school board on Dec. 10, would start the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10 and allow a full week out for Thanksgiving. Read more

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Hoover Band 7A State Champs

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The 190-member competition band won among five schools competing in Class 7A. Read more

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The students took a field trip to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Read more

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Children at the school raised $3,690.13 with this year's effort. Read more

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Bumpus Middle School salad bar 8-29-18

Photo by Sarah Finnegan

Nationally, 355 schools from 23 states made the list put out by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Read more

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Hoover High School March 2019

Photo by Jon Anderson

The judge ruled the school system erred in its process for assessing whether a girl struggling with psychological and emotional issues merited special education services. Read more

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Hoover chamber Kathy Murphy 9-19-19

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Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy shared numerous rankings with the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Read more

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Trace Crossings Elementary

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The guardians claim school officials failed to protect the 6-year-old girl after numerous sexual assaults by other first-grade girls. Read more

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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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Photo courtesy of Connie O'Brien.

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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Hoover City Schools flag

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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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Photo by Jon Anderson.

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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Rocky Ridge school bus 8-14-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

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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