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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 Spain Park High School the theater department has two big shows planned for the spring semester. Read more

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Rebecca Besch from Berry Middle School is the 2019-20 Secondary Teacher of the Year for Hoover City Schools. Read more

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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The meeting likely will be in early July, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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More than 775 people had taken the Hoover Sun and 280 Living poll as of 3:30 p.m. June 3. Read more

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Spain Park Mountain Bike Club team is made up of students in grades 6-12 from Berry Middle and Spain Park High School. Read more

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Twenty-three percent of the graduating class ended with a GPA of 4.0 or higher. Read more

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School officials are proposing a change to the code of conduct that allows school discipline for racist and sexist conduct or language, whether it occurs on campus, at home or online. Read more

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However, a proposed change would allow school officials to administer discipline when racist, sexist or other disparaging off-campus remarks substantially impact the school environment. Read more

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