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Courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools

Option two upheld, board also approves name changes to Gresham, Berry more

Schools

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Photo courtesy of Elaine Yancey.

Sonology Hearing Aid Clinic, a division of McCool and Bhuta, ENT, is pleased to announce the launch of the “Let’s Hear it for Education” program benefiting the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation (VHCSF). more

People

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Larry Gibson’s classroom is likely one of the most colorful in Pizitz Middle School. The walls play host to a variety of drawings and paintings, while the tables are covered in sculptures, pots of paint and pottery wheels. more

Pizitz

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

As a child, you think you know what you want to be when you grow up. You plan out your career based on your heroes and idols, which coincidentally, may also be family members. more

East

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Brad Waguespack is not a normal teacher. After graduating from Vestavia Hills High School and from UAB, his life plan didn’t include teaching. But now, he’s Vestavia Hills City School’s Secondary Teacher of the Year. more

VHHS

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Photo courtesy of Alice Elmore.

From the moment they enter the school, visitors to Vestavia Hills Elementary West see the phrase that guides students’ behavior: a display explaining “The West Way.” more

West

Elaine Yancey

Photo by Ron Burkett.

When Elaine Yancey dreams big these days behind her new desk at the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation, she dreams of being able to fund every single grant proposal that any teacher in town submits. more

Schools

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Courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools

VHEW is one of five schools in the state and 329 in the nation to receive this honor in 2016. more

West

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Photo courtesy of Shelley Stevens.

First-graders at Vestavia Hills Elementary West shared music on the move with family, friends and fellow students in March. more

West

A Vestavia Hills Elementary East student won an end-of-the-year party for his first grade class. more

East

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Photo courtesy of Lindsay Corley.

State legislators joined students and faculty at Liberty Park Middle School as part of a movement to connect teachers with legislators. more

LP Middle

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Photo courtesy of Jennifer Brown.

Before she was named Teacher of the Year, Brown already had momentum building in her professional career. Now, she wants to go one step further and improve the entire education landscape. more

VHHS

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

When he became a math teacher at Vestavia Hills High School in 2014, Nate Conoly was asked if he could be a coach. But instead of the athletic team he expected, Conoly was asked to lead the speech and debate team. more

VHHS

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Brown said she was inspired by amazing teachers she visited across the state this past year. more

Schools

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Photo courtesy of Liz Huntley.

This year’s prayer breakfast is April 26 at Vestavia Country Club. more

People

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

$750,000: That’s the economic impact one group of Vestavia Hills High School students are estimated to have on the city this year, thanks to a special program. more

VHHS

Superintendent Sheila Phillips received two state-level awards on Friday, March 4 for leadership in communication more

Schools

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Photo courtesy of Amy Woodard.

Liberty Park Middle School sixth-graders participated in Greek Day festivities this December. more

LP Middle

VHHS

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Brown.

Alabama teachers could face massive changes in the way they are paid and evaluated and the way their tenure is treated, if the second draft of a state education bill currently under discussion passes without significant changes. more

VHHS

Kolb’s philosophy of holistic teaching — focusing not just on art, but on the child as a whole — contributed to Kolb’s recent win as the Alabama Elementary Art Educator of the Year. more

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  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teachers Diane McAliley and Tyler Tidmore set up the pay load for the weather balloon released on October 30, 2017. The 6th grade science teachers recieved a PTO grant to conduct the experiment with their students.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teacher Tyler Tidmore releases helium from a tank while 6th grade students George Phillips, left, and Luke Parsons, right, hold up the weather balloon as it inflates on October 30, 2017.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middler School teachers Tyler Tidmore and Diane McAliley inflate a weather balloon with helium while 6th graders George Phillips and Luke Parsons assist.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School students Luke Parsons, left, and George Phillips, right, test the wind speed using an anemometer on October 30, 2017. The 6th grade class launched a weather balloon as part of a PTO grant.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teacher Diane McAliley, right, secures the parachute for the pay load of their weather balloon with help from 6th grade students Luke Parsons, left, and George Phillips, center, on October 30, 2017.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teacher Diane McAliley lines up with 6th grade students to release their weather balloon on October 30, 2017.

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