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Greystone Pre-K August 2019 (4)

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

There is now one pre-K classroom at five schools, and officials are seeking grants to add six more pre-K classrooms, including at two new schools. Read more

Hoover Schools

A pilot mentoring program already is operating in four Hoover schools and is set to be expanded to other schools. Read more

Hoover Schools

Most of the items at Jennaration Boutique are $50 or less, and they’re known for their personal service. You can shop at the store, online or through the app and join the Jennaration Boutique VIP page on Facebook. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Cindy Warner.

After hearing from guest speaker Billy Ivey, the founder of Napkinisms, students at Mt Laurel Elementary each wrote a Napkinism note to be sent to patients at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Read more

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OMES was the first public school to be selected to host a Vulcan statue as part of the Vulcans on Parade, a project which began in 2015 from Project Corporate Leadership. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Actual construction on the $7.6 million project is set to begin Jan. 2 and should take 12 to 16 months, school officials said. Read more

Hoover Schools

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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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