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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

Here are the presidents of the parent organizations at Hoover schools in the Spain Park High School feeder pattern and what they said about their goals for the 2019-20 school year: Read more

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As school begins, get to know the leaders of parent-teacher organizations in some of our local Shelby County schools. The PTO is the go-to source for parents who want to help with events, fundraisers and know what’s going on in their kids’ schools. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Spain Park High School’s enrollment of 1,637 students already is 40 higher than last year’s official count, but numbers should keep growing. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The 92,000-square-foot facility opens Aug. 8 with five academies covering health science, fire and emergency medical services, cyber innovation, skilled trades, and food and hospitality. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The volunteers, mostly men and boys, helped spruce up school campuses prior to the return of students. Read more

Hoover Schools

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Photo courtesy of Cafe Three21.

On hot summer Saturdays, kids from Oak Mountain High School’s special education class can be found serving iced coffee, lemonade and sodas at Cafe Three21. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

More than 150 students from Hoover, Spain Park and Homewood high schools have registered for the Culinary and Hospitality Academy in its first year, Chris Villa said. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

More than 300 students from Hoover and Spain Park high schools are signed up for the Health Science Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center, which opens for the first time with the start of school on Aug. 8. Read more

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