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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two days after Oak Mountain Elementary kindergarten teacher Wanda Dye closed up her classroom for the summer, she got a call from the principal that there was a fire at the school and her room had received the most damage. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools

Shelby County Schools have embraced the down-to- earth work of trying to help students find suitable and engaging careers through programs like Ready to Work and Career Clusters. Read more

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For the 2019-20 school year, Chelsea and Oak Mountain high schools were chosen to be partner schools in Microsoft’s philanthropy initiative, designed to spread computer science knowledge to more high school students. Read more

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Brandon Turner, the new principal for the Hornets, accepted the position in June when former Principal Wayne Trucks left for a job with the St. Clair County school board. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy held off again on a recommendation for a policy against disruptive speech. Read more

Hoover Schools

Families of 386 children were interested, but only 90 students could be accepted for five new pre-K classes. Read more

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Students from several area high schools were selected to participate in Alabama Governor’s School this summer. Read more

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The Hoover school system’s new Skilled Trades Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center is a step forward in helping meet demand for new construction industry workers. Read more

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The Keeping it Real program in Shelby County Schools is all about sharing awareness — an awareness that might not yet be on the radar for high school students. Read more

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Chelsea Park Elementary celebrated the Alabama Bicentennial with a birthday celebration for the state on May 21. Read more

Chelsea Schools

Girls Can Camp breaks barriers, teaches girls about construction Read more

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Briarwood Christian School

Sarah Finnegan

The text of HB 309 allows the president or chief executive of each campus to employ police officers to “keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon, and damage to, the property of the school or academy.” Read more

Private Schools

Alli Ayers was crowned as Miss Chelsea High School 2019 this past spring. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

Hoover Schools

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