Shades Mountain Elementary School

Melissa Hadder

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Hadder has been an assistant principal at Spain Park High School. Read more



Photo by Jon Anderson.

For 20 years, Shades Mountain Elementary School has known only one principal, but Juli Feltham has finally reached the point where she’s ready to hand over the school keys to someone else. Read more

High Schools


Photo courtesy of Franchesca Wilkes.

Retiring teachers reflect on years in the classroom. Read more


9mm Glock handgun

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The 9mm Glock handgun had been inadvertently left there by its legal owner, police said. Read more


Baylor and Ruby

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

A puppy is to become a service dog for a child with autism. Read more


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The fifth and final preliminary meeting to discuss rezoning for Hoover City Schools was held on Thursday, Nov. 5. Read more

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Shades Mountain Elementary recently received a $1,000 community service grant for its sports field and nature trail project. Read more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Hoover's elementary school zones by color

Courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

In response to the multiple meetings with parents and residents, Hoover City Schools released a breakdown of a proposed realignment plan for the 2015-2016. Read more


1113 Grandparents Day

Photos courtesy of Joanne Williamson.

Shades Mountain Christian School recognized Grandparents Day in September by celebrating students’ grandparents with a singing program followed by a reception. Read more

Private Schools

Shades Mountain Christian School recently renamed one of its major annual basketball tournaments to honor the memory of beloved coach John Edward Allen, who passed away last summer after a battle with cancer. Read more


Shades Mountain Elementary recently completed the installation of its field project. The revamp included the installation of a walking track, soccer field, basketball court and school garden. Read more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

On Sept. 13, third graders at Shades Mountain Elementary School celebrated the birthday of author Roald Dahl, the creative mind behind beloved children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and The Witches. Read more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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