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pres science teaching awards 2019

Photo courtesy of Kristin Bundren.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest award given by the U.S. government to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers of math and science, including computer science. Read more

Hoover Schools

In October, ten teachers from Chelsea and Oak Mountain Schools were named Teacher of the Year for their respective schools after being selected by their peers. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 6-4-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Her proposal, set for a vote by the school board on Dec. 10, would start the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10 and allow a full week out for Thanksgiving. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo courtesy of School House Granola.

A school-to-work transition program that launched last year partners Shelby County students with local businesses, with the aim to allow students to gain work experience and learn the skills necessary to become independent, productive citizens. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Heather Atkins.

The method uses an approach to music education that was developed by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály and is used to train students in basic music skills and teach the reading and writing of music. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

The All Pro Dads Initiative for Shelby County Schools kicked off in the Shelby County school district this fall with chapters launching in elementary and intermediate schools. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

High Point Climbing and Fitness on U.S. 280 in Inverness is the highest indoor climbing facility in the state. It offers homeschool P.E. classes for children ages 6-17 to learn about rock climbing. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Teachers in the five Chelsea schools will soon be receiving the funds requested for items for their classrooms and schools through the newly implemented Nick Grant Program. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Photo courtesy of Bryan Carter.

On Sept. 3, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Chelsea Park Elementary School was selected as one of 21 Alabama Bicentennial School of Excellence. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Photo courtesy of Heather Hortman.

Mt Laurel Elementary School held its annual Coin Drive the week of Aug. 19-23, raising nearly $16,000. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Olson.

On Oct. 6, Greystone Elementary School will host a celebration from 3-4:30 p.m. to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Read more

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One of the ways to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues is to start a conversation about it. This is the reasoning behind the Shelby Cares program that was implemented during the 2018-19 school year. Read more

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Later this month, Oak Mountain High School freshmen will get a perspective of what it’s like to live in the real world when the Shelby County Chamber brings its ShelbyOne initiative program “Keeping It Real” to their campus Oct. 24. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

District officials say they will seek more feedback about priorities with another survey, likely after Thanksgiving. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo courtesy of Connie O'Brien.

Holy Family Cristo Rey’s board acquired the former Center Street Middle School on June 11, 2019 from the Birmingham Board of Education. Renovations and upgrades were made over the summer in time for classes to begin on August 8. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

However, the budget includes $19 million in capital projects such as an 18-classroom expansion at Berry Middle School. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo courtesy of Travis Bender.

All seven of the high school marching bands in Shelby County will gather for an annual event this month. The 2019 Shelby County Showcase of Bands, hosted by Oak Mountain High School, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Heardmont Park at 6:30 p.m. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Hoover City Schools Foundation this year is giving out a record $64,000 in grants, thanks to successful fundraising initiatives, Executive Director Janet Turner said. Read more

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Photos by Jon Anderson.

After more than two years of planning and renovation work, the Hoover school system’s Riverchase Career Connection Center is now open and running. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Chelsea Middle School teacher Charlsie Wigley spent the last week of her summer break in Poland furthering her education about the Holocaust. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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