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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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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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Shades Mountain was the recipient of the award for Alabama Board of Education District 3. Read more

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Spain Park 2020 NM semifinalists

Photo by Jon Anderson.

At least 17 students from Hoover have been named semifinalists for the 2020 scholarships given out by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

You never know what you’re going to find in a theater at Hoover schools these days. This spring semester, it could be Hamlet. It could be the Wizard of Oz, or it could be a zombie. And they might even be in the same show. Read more

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Kaitlin McPeake and Rebecca Besch were recently named the Hoover school system’s 2019-20 Elementary Teacher of the Year and Secondary Teacher of the Year, respectively. Read more

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Some classrooms deemed unsafe and outdated are to be torn down, while the nearly 100-year-old part will be preserved and renovated.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

Photo courtesy of Kristin Bundren.

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

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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

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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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