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Darroch serves as the technology coach for Bluff Park, Deer Valley and Greystone elementary schools. more

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Hoover school board 9-13-18

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The board also discussed classroom additions at two schools and approved a pay raise for classified employees. more

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Ami Weems

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Weems has been in education 17 years, all at Deer Valley Elementary. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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Lamar on Tuesday night was named the Hoover school district's director of equity and educational initiatives. more

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Bluff Park Elementary School received a $2,500 Cawaco Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) grant in September to implement 'Moving Towards Makerspaces.' more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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Councilman Curt Posey said he hopes to have the arts board established by the end of the year. more

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1012 Artists on the Bluff Sign

Photo by Madoline Markham.

I sincerely pray you all will reconsider that the AOTB is a historical gem and deserves preservation, not destruction! more

Opinion

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Photo courtesy of PJ Walker.

Going on school field trips can be expensive and time-consuming, but a teacher at Bluff Park Elementary School plans to take advantage of a Google program that allows children to take virtual field trips around the world while sitting in the class. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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In April, Alabama Public Television announced Amanda Walker from Bluff Park Elementary School as one of 52 educators from across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and three other schools are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

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Flippo Ritchey Chiaramonte

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Two were alternate elementary and secondary state Teachers of the Year, and a third was among the "Sweet 16" finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year. more

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Shades Crest Baptist Church held its 16th annual High Country 5K race on April 9. more

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Photo by Sarah Cook.

When Nancy Gray retired at 78, she decided to go back to school, but not to get a degree or diploma. more

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AL Teacher of Yr 16-17 Sweet 16

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The field soon will be narrowed down to four teachers, and the winner is scheduled to be chosen in May. more

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Photo courtesy of Damian Veazey.

Members of Bluff Park Elementary’s second-grade class recently visited the Lakeshore Foundation to the attend U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Training Camp. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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Erica Techo

Gwin, Green Valley and Bluff Park elementary parents and Simmons Middle School parents met with Superintendent Kathy Murphy to discuss Hoover rezoning. more

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Vinny Chiaramonte and Kathryne Flippo are Teachers of the Year. more

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Kathryne Flippo Vinny Chiaramonte

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One teaches kindergarten, the other computer science more

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Bluff Park Elementary held its annual Outdoor Social on Oct. 8. Students were able to participate in crafts, games, food and several interactive educational exhibits. more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Terry Lamar, previously assistant principal of Berry Middle, is the new principal of Bluff Park Elementary. Larry Giangrosso, assistant principal the past three years at Spain Park High School, was promoted to be the new Spain Park High principal. more

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    Karen Darroch, a technology coach for Hoover City Schools, reacts to being informed that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year as she works with first-graders at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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    Karen Darroch, a technology coach for Hoover City Schools, at right, reacts to being informed that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. At left is Stacey Stocks, the principal at Greystone Elementary School, one of three schools where Darroch works.

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    Hoover school officials surprise technology coach Karen Darroch with the news that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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    Hoover school officials pose for a photo with technology coach Karen Darroch, second from left, after informing Darroch that she has been chosen as the school district's 2018-19 Elementary Teachr of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Others in the photo, from left, are Greystone Elementary Principal Stacey Stocks, Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Greystone Assistant Principal Sherita Williams and Autumm Jeter, director of curriculum and instruction.

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    Hoover school officials pose for a photo with technology coach Karen Darroch, third from left on front row, after informing Darroch that she has been chosen as the school district's 2018-19 Elementary Teachr of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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