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Discovery United Methodist Church is planning to celebrate “man’s best friend” at its third annual Dog Days at Discovery on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. Read more


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


Kevin Erwin 6-11-19

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When the principal position at Simmons Middle School came open in May, 99 people applied for the job. Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy said there were a lot of qualified applicants, but one name rose to the top: Kevin Erwin. Read more

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Robert Abernathy, a teacher at Simmons Middle School, has had a busy summer. The singer-songwriter has spent his time out of the classroom finishing up a new album, which will come out Aug. 2. Read more


Brian Cain

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Cain retired at the end of this past school year, ending a 30-year career as a teacher and administrator. Read more

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Hoover High Paradigm Show Choir Jan 2019

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Students from Hoover's five middle and high schools are scheduled to perform at Spain Park High School. Read more


Hoover Service Club scholarships awards 2018 1

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The club today also honored two students from each Hoover middle school for outstanding academic performance and citizenship. Read more

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Gilchrist Bueche Gibson

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The award is given annually for teachers who go beyond the call of duty to serve students. Read more


At a recent performance of the “Lion King” by Simmons Middle’s Troupe in a Trunk, the Hoover Arts Alliance presented to drama teacher Delle Kincaid and Principal Brian Cain a $1,000 grant to support and continue this well-received program. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Delle Kincaid.

Simmons Middle embraces theater program’s impact for students, future actors. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

The play included students in grades 6-8 performing the fractured stories of “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Boy Who Cried Dinosaur” and “Rumpelstiltskin.” Read more

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Simmons Middle School implemented the Learning Earnings Program (LE), a school-wide positive behavior incentive program, beginning in November 2016. Read more

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Due to the success of Simmons Middle School’s main fundraiser, called the BUC$ Bounty Hunt, the PTO was able to more than double the classroom grants given to teachers. Read more

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Retiring teachers reflect on years in the classroom. Read more



Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

Simmons Middle School recently hosted a digital citizenship presentation and teen panel to help parent children in the digital space. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Berg.

Synergy, Simmons Middle School’s award-winning show choir, was recognized at a recent Hoover City School Board meeting because of their outstanding performance record this school year. Read more

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The Simmons Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society recently inducted 106 students. Read more

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Metro-South Golf

Photo courtesy of Greg Heard

The Metro-South girls golf tournament was held April 25 at Highland Park Golf Course. Read more


Dana Langford

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The award was given by the Alabama Science Teachers Association. Read more


Amanda Sutter, a speech language pathologist at Simmons Middle School, was recently honored by the Finley Committee. Read more

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