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

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Ami Weems

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

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A team of fourth graders called "In It to Win It" did just that in May. The team members won Deer Valley Elementary School's annual "Battle of the Books." Read more

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Cross Creek Church congregation finds positives with move. Read more

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The school is one of only two in Alabama to receive a 2018 State School of Character award. Read more

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Second grade students at Deer Valley Elementary School recently participated in donating pajamas, blankets, toothbrushes, stuffed animals, coloring books, house slippers and other items for children staying at Jessie's Place. Read more

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The library at Deer Valley Elementary School is working with bDot Architecture and Signature Homes to create new forest-themed decorations. Read more

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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. Read more

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Deer Valley educator, Hoover and Spain Park students named 2017 Finley Award winners. Read more

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Publishing a book was easy for Lake Cyrus resident and Deer Valley second-grader Nia Mya Reese. The hard part? Signing all the copies. Read more

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The presidential inauguration is Friday, Jan. 20. Read more

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Nia Mya’s illustrated book, “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother,” was published in December. But it started as a writing assignment in first-grade teacher Beth Hankins’ class last year. Read more

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

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Planet Project

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Third graders collected recycled materials which they then turned into life-sized sea turtles. Read more

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Parents at Deer Valley Elementary share concerns about the quality of education offered at Trace Crossings Elementary, though some were hesitant to mention the school by name. Read more

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Deer Valley Grant Presentation

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The school received a $10,000 grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, which will go toward improvements in facilities and equipment. Read more

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​For more than 10 years, a group of men calling themselves Deer Valley Dads have been a regular staple around Deer Valley Elementary School. Read more

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City workers are installing a traffic light on Ross Bridge Parkway directly in front of Deer Valley Elementary. Nearly two miles away, a road crew is putting up a new traffic light at the intersection of Ross Bridge Parkway and Shannon-Oxmoor Road. Read more

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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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    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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    Students from Deer Valley Elementary School perform the "Chatter With the Angels" African-American spiritual at the 2018 "Sing! Dance! Play" Hoover Elementary Music Festival at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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