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33 teachers from schools around the county gathered for the yearly program at Oak Mountain High School. Read more

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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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Public buildings and services around Hoover and Chelsea have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Read more

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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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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 Leah Ingram Eagle.

Hoover city and Shelby County offices will close for both the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays in 2019, but some public buildings will have different holiday hours. Read more

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The annual fundraiser for the Shelby County Education Foundation was held at Inverness Country Club on Sept. 12. Read more

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Chelsea Park is named a Bicentennial School of Excellence

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CPES received the honor on Sept. 3 along with a $5,000 Governor’s Award grant to support its continued commitment to student-led community engagement. Read more

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Photo courtesy of John Milton.

After taking a group of eight Oak Mountain High School students to a leadership conference in Auburn in 2013, John Milton wanted to provide a similar, but free, experience for Shelby County students closer to home. 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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Wednesday's luncheon featured four superintendents discussing the state of their schools. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

What started out as Sally Dollar’s hobby of writing during her children’s naptimes turned into a passion, then an Amazon bestseller. Dollar’s first book, “The Gumball Lottery: A Delicious Assortment of Rhyme,” was published in March. 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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Girls Can Camp breaks barriers, teaches girls about construction Read more

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LaJuana Hamer describes herself as a “chameleon.” Whatever the schools need from her on any given day, that’s what she’s going to do. Read more

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Group winners for Shelby County Chamber's Student & Educator of the Year

Leah Ingram Eagle

The Shelby Chamber honored outstanding students and educators at their monthly luncheon. Read more

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Competing at a horse show in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association requires more than just showing up and riding well. Read more

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Shelby County school system’s new superintendent, Lewis Brooks, was sworn in Jan. 3. Read more

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The Shelby County school system recognized its top educators for the year at the annual Teachers of the Year ceremony Dec. 3 at Oak Mountain High School. Read more

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Retiring Shelby County Schools Superintendent Randy Fuller was honored Nov. 1 for his 42 years in education, including 12 as Shelby County superintendent. Read more

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  • Shelby County Teachers of the Year

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Shelby County Teachers of the Year

    Shelby County Teachers of the Year (from left) Amy Knight (Helena High School), Anna McEntire (Helena Middle School) and Martha Bentley (Elvin Hill Elementary)

  • Shelby County Teachers of the Year

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Shelby County Teachers of the Year

    Shelby County Teachers of the Year

  • Shelby County High School Teacher of the Year nominees

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Shelby County High School Teacher of the Year nominees

    Shelby County High School Teacher of the Year nominees

  • Middle School Teacher of the Year nominees

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Middle School Teacher of the Year nominees

    Middle School Teacher of the Year nominees

  • Elementary School nominees for Shelby County Teacher of the Year.

    Leah Ingram Eagle

    Elementary School nominees for Shelby County Teacher of the Year.

    Teachers of the Year honored By LEAH INGRAM EAGLE The Shelby County Schools Teacher of the Year Celebration was held on Dec. 9 at the Fine Arts Center at Oak Mountain High School. 33 educators from schools around the county were honored as nominees, with one winner selected from each category. Kendall Williams, director Shelby County Schools Education Foundation she always enjoys this event and being able to recognize the teachers who make impact each and every day. “It’s fun reading the applications, because the teachers talk about not just the subjects they teach, but how they really get to know their students and their stories,” Williams said. “We are proud to be able to recognize them tonight.” Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lewis Brooks was on hand to pass out the awards to each teacher and said he was honored and blessed to be able to congratulate them. “This is one of the best nights we have in our district and to each teacher being honored, congratulations,” Brooks said. Elementary School Teacher of the Year nominees were: Amy Allen (Calera Elementary), Carrie Baker (Calera Intermediate), Hannah Burton (Chelsea Park), Martha Bentley (Elvin Hill), Brady Akin (Forest Oaks), Toni Redding (Helena Elementary), Randy Maxwell, Jr. (Helena Intermediate), Kristen Sanders (Inverness Elementary), William Holley (Linda Nolen Learning Center), Karen Gaurino (Montevallo), Caroline Trewhella (Mt Laurel), Carol Popwell (Oak Mtn. Elementary), Kyle Henderson (Oak Mtn. Intermediate), Keri Howard (Shelby), Margaret Battle (Vincent) and Dana Nave (Wilsonville). Middle School Teacher of the Year nominees were: Jana Lee (Chelsea), Shelly Williams (Chelsea), Samantha Pursley (Columbiana), Anna McEntire (Helena), Shelia Jett (Montevallo), Gaye McKinnon (Oak Mountain) and Timothy Junkins (Vincent). High School Teacher of the Year nominees were: Patti Waldrip (Calera), James Hill (CTEC), Noemi Blair (Chelsea), Amy Knight (Helena), Milene Panzica (Montevallo), Lindsay Thompson (New Direction), Travis Bender (Oak Mtn.), Natasha Cooper (Shelby County) and Samantha Disch (Vincent). The winners in each category were: Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Martha Bentley (Elvin Hill) Middle School Teacher of the Year: Anna McEntire (Helena) High School Teacher of the Year: Amy Knight (Helena)

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