Photo by Jon Anderson.

Signup for the 2018 Hoover City Dad Brigade back-to-school cleanup begins June 4. more


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Erica Techo

The Back to School Bash included arts and crafts, lunch, games and a dedication ceremony, during which the Chelsea Community Center was renamed. more


Back to school photos

Shelby County Schools Facebook

To share photos, tag shelbyalschools on Facebook, @shelbyedk12alus on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #shelbyfirstday. more


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Photo by Jon Anderson

Superintendent Kathy Murphy gave a back-to-school address to the school district's nearly 1,800 employees this morning at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more

Hoover Schools


Photo by Katherine Polcari.

Alabama will host its 11th annual tax-free weekend from Aug. 5 through midnight on Aug. 7. more


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Photo by Jon Anderson

The volunteers helped with painting, pressure washing, clearing weeds, trimming bushes, moving furniture, caulking seams, cleaning gutters, picking up trash, laying pine straw and other tasks. more


Chelsea Middle School

Sydney Cromwell

For Chelsea Middle School, the 2015-16 school year started with a new front entrance and some construction. more

Chelsea Schools

Alabama’s annual Back-to-School tax-free weekend will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 to midnight on Sunday, Aug. 9. Mountain Brook, Hoover, Vestavia, Homewood, and Shelby County will be participating in the tax exemption. more


Local students share their thoughts on the new school year. more


Forest Oaks Elementary School hosted a Rockin in the Forest ’50s Back to School Bash on Sept. 11. more

Chelsea Schools

Back to School Splash

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sandidge.

Oak Mountain Intermediate School sponsored a Back to School Splash community and fundraising event. more

Oak Mountain Schools

Liberty Park Middle School welcomed 28 new students this year in grades six to eight. more

Liberty Park Schools

Kids of 280 share what they're looking forward to about heading back to school today. more


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Photo courtesy of Andy Craig.

Superintendents share how state and national education issues will affect our students this school year. more


Whatever your style, 280’s clothing boutiques are here to make your wardrobe school-ready, even if you aren’t. more


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Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

Alabama’s Back-to-School tax-free weekend will be held at retail stores throughout the state this weekend. It will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1 and end on Aug. 3 at midnight. more


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