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Erica Techo

Rising sixth graders attended the week-long camp at Oak Mountain Intermediate School. more

Jun 23, 2017 6:18 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Oak Mountain Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Oak Mountain High School graduated its senior class on May 25, 2017 at Bartow Arena. more

May 26, 2017 3:35 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Chelsea Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Chelsea High School celebrated its Class of 2017 with a ceremony on May 24, 2017 at Samford University's Pete Hanna Center. more

May 25, 2017 2:42 AM Chelsea Schools

Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning. more

May 24, 2017 5:52 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Cindy Warner/Shelby County Schools.

Robotic teams from both Oak Mountain Intermediate School and Oak Mountain Middle School can both claim the title of “World Champion” after winning awards in two major categories at the 2017 VEX IQ Worlds Robotics Competition. more

May 24, 2017 5:48 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Warner, Cindy

May 1 was National College Decision Day, and one Oak Mountain High School senior had several to choose from — including seven Ivy League institutions. more

May 24, 2017 5:44 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Each year, high-achieving seventh-grade students who qualify participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) Seventh Grade Talent Search. more

May 24, 2017 5:42 PM Schools

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Photo courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

The award, sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education, honors Chiquita Marbury’s invaluable years of service as a technology innovator in Alabama by recognizing educators who are exemplary models of technology teachers and leaders. more

May 24, 2017 5:40 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo submitted by Kelly Jacobs.

When Henry Jacobs applied to be a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter in March, he did so for fun and to see if he would actually get chosen. more

May 24, 2017 5:37 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Hoover school bus 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and Hoover High, Berry Middle and Riverchase Elementary are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

May 23, 2017 9:49 PM Hoover Schools

Spain Park Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School senior class was offered $16.9 million in scholarships and accepted $8.7 million of those scholarships. more

May 23, 2017 9:42 PM Schools

Hoover 2017 chamber scholarships

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four students plan to use the money to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo and Troy University. more

May 18, 2017 7:08 PM Schools

Paul McEwan 5-10-17 (5)

Photo by Jon Anderson

McEwan also is the alternate overall Alabama Teacher of the Year, coming in second to Chasity Collier of Dawes Intermediate School in Mobile County. more

May 11, 2017 2:15 AM Schools

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Map courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

Children in a few Chelsea neighborhoods will ride different school buses and walk different hallways in August, as the school system rezones to reduce overcrowding at Chelsea Park Elementary. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:25 PM Chelsea Schools

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Photo by Erica Techo.

David Bobo has worked to give back to the Shelby County community through his positions in community organizations and on nonprofit boards throughout the county. Now, he is working to give back through the Shelby County Board of Education. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:19 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

If Spain Park High School football coach Shawn Raney had a daughter, he knows the type guy he would want her to bring home once she got ready to date. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:16 PM Hoover Schools

Spain Park track April 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Track boosters say the track programs deserve a higher-quality surface, so they'll explore fundraising possibilities. more

Apr 25, 2017 4:54 PM Hoover Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The event at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium included a casual barbecue dinner, music, a silent auction and even a little dancing. more

Apr 22, 2017 12:16 AM Hoover Schools

Hoover track April 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board agreed to spend at least $2.74 million to replace the football turf and tracks at Hoover and Spain Park high schools but left the door open to possibly upgrade to higher-quality tracks after track and field supporters objected. more

Apr 21, 2017 6:29 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The luncheon featured a spotlight on students, schools and the system as a whole. more

Apr 21, 2017 2:07 AM Schools

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