Photo by Erica Techo.

For the second year in a row, the back-to-school tax-free weekend will take place in July. Read more


Hoover Sun asked the community to send in their back-to-school pictures. Enjoy browsing through shots of students starting another school year in Hoover! Read more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Green Valley Elementary gains new leaders. Read more


The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday for Alabama is moving to July for the first time. Read more


Will Pearson, co-founder of the magazine Mental Floss and former Simmons Middle School student, spoke to students at a recent all-school assembly. Read more

Middle Schools

Simmons Middle fall play

Courtesy of Michelle Berg

The Simmons Middle School Theatre Outreach Program (TOP) recently performed its fall musical “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” for 1,400 local students from Bluff Park, Green Valley and Gwin Elementary schools, as well as for 850 Simmons students. Read more

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Simmons Passion Project

Courtesy of Michelle Berg

As part of the curriculum, students are required to do a research paper, so the Passion Project allows them to reflect on something they are passionate about in their own lives and write about it. Read more

Middle Schools


Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

It’s not in her job description, but Lisa Yancey is known to make calls to shelters for homeless mothers, arrange food delivery for poor families and personally pick students up and take them to school until permanent transportation can be arranged. Read more


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Photo by Ron Burkett.

Since they began last year, the ranks of the Hoover City Dad Brigade have swelled to the point that more than 600 volunteers are expected to take part in this year’s cleanup project. Read more


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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Ever since Hoover school officials announced they were considering selling the former Berry High School campus to Vestavia Hills, some Berry alumni and former teachers have worried about what would happen to the giant mural. Read more


Lake Williams has received an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Lake is an honors student at Hoover High School where he is a peer helper and the captain of the soccer team. Read more

High 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. Read more

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Trace Crossings

Photo by Frank Couch.

Trace Crossings battles negative perceptions while faculty and parents think the school's quality is strong. Read more

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Photo by Jessa Pease.

In a world filled with backpacks, lockers and textbooks, lunch is everyone’s favorite subject. Read more


Hundreds of area students and their parents waited patiently for the Prince of Peace church doors to open recently for an annual back-to-school health fair. Read more

Private Schools

0814 Melody Greene

Photo by Sam Farmer.

Hoover schools enhance their bullying intervention model. Read more


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