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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

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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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District officials say they will seek more feedback about priorities with another survey, likely after Thanksgiving. Read more

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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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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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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

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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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Dad Brigade 7-27-19 (1)

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The volunteers, mostly men and boys, helped spruce up school campuses prior to the return of students. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Janet Ort.

Hoover High School senior Christian Pegouske has always loved being outside in nature. So, he got involved with the BioBucs, HHS’s environment science research competition team. Read more

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More than 150 students from Hoover, Spain Park and Homewood high schools have registered for the Culinary and Hospitality Academy in its first year, Chris Villa said. Read more

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More than 300 students from Hoover and Spain Park high schools are signed up for the Health Science Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center, which opens for the first time with the start of school on Aug. 8. Read more

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