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When students return for the fall semester, whether or not Sinnott has the title of "Alabama Teacher of the Year," he said he wants to be prepared to lead them in a world that has seen a lot of change in just a few months. Read more

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Jefferson State Community College

The number of scholarships available for the 2020 fall semester by more than 50 percent from just a year ago. Read more

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"Shelby County Schools will provide a comprehensive update in July with more specific details once our back-to-school re-entry plan is complete." Read more

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The AEA believes any reopening plan has to not only ensure the health and safety of all students and educators, but also prioritize long-term strategies for student learning and educational equity. Read more

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Shelby County Board of Education meeting 6/25

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Four new administrators were also approved, including Kristen Glover being named assistant principal of Oak Mountain Intermediate School. Read more

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From the first meals served March 16 to the final meals served May 21, CNP staff served a total of 181,152 grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals to students. Read more

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Oak Mountain had its graduation June 1, followed by Chelsea on June 2. Spain Park’s ceremony was May 20, and Briarwood Christian’s graduation is scheduled for July 19. Read more

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The Shelby County Chamber recognized the students and educators of the year on June 10. Read more

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Brooke Dunham was named as the new Assistant Principal at Helena Elementary School. Read more

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At least 20% of parents responding to a Hoover City Schools survey said they would prefer complete virtual school for the 2020-21 school year. Read more

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Jon Anderson

The virtual commencement exercises included individual recognition for each student, celebratory content and social media filters. The ceremony was designed to deliver unique moments of celebration and mobile engagement using interactive content. Read more

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Her two-week creative writing intensive will be July 19-31. She will be taught by award-winning New York Times journalists and expert practitioners. Read more

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SPHS Graduation

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All students and guests were required to wear masks, but Hoover officials were determined to give Spain Park's seniors their graduation experience. Read more

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Some people say it's irresponsible given the continued COVID-19 outbreak, but others say the Class of 2020 deserves an in-person ceremony. Read more

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The ceremonies will be at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, and each graduate will get four tickets for guests. Read more

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Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, elementary school principals will have the option to send students who demonstrate extreme non-compliance with school rules and the code of conduct to a new Early Learning Center. Read more

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The Hoover school district already had received 99.7% of its expected local tax revenues for fiscal 2020 by the end of February. Read more

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Seniors are done with classes and considered to be graduated, but all other students to receive online instruction, take-home packets. Read more

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The plastic straw ban was organized by five fourth-grade students at the school after their teacher, Rebecca Smith, asked them to think about ways they could make a difference. Read more

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Uswatte, principal at Rocky Ridge for five years, found out she won the award in a surprise ceremony at her school. Read more

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