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Pizitz Middle School

Pizitz Weather Balloon

Sarah Finnegan

The students began their weather unit in classes about a month ago, and the release of the balloon was the culmination of those lessons. more

Oct 31, 2017 9:30 AM Pizitz

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

It was the librarian at Pizitz Middle School that gave Lonny Terry his first library job. more

Sep 25, 2017 3:04 PM People

The Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation recently hired Tait Stoddard as its new executive director. She started June 1. more

Aug 18, 2017 12:01 PM People

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Photos courtesy of Alyssa DiRusso.

Pizitz 8th-grader and Alabama geography bee champion takes national stage in DC tournament. more

Jun 23, 2017 1:45 PM Pizitz 3 Comments

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Emily Featherston

The annual day of fun serves as both a treat for students and fundraiser for the school. more

May 18, 2017 4:42 PM Schools

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Emily Featherston

Students were challenged to come up with healthy, tasty snacks. more

May 5, 2017 12:22 PM Schools

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Across Vestavia schools, students will be able to study the atmosphere, virtually travel the world, work with robots and more, thanks to 15 grants awarded by the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation, totaling nearly $59,000. more

Apr 26, 2017 9:50 AM Schools

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Throughout Vestavia, gold bows dot the landscape, affixed to mailboxes, front doors and street signs — especially near Pizitz Middle School. more

Apr 25, 2017 1:06 PM People

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Photo courtesy of Dena Moncrief.

All-girl Pizitz Middle School robotics team traveling to Worlds. more

Mar 27, 2017 11:13 AM People

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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills Elementary Central.

VHEC students embrace acts of kindness. more

Jan 27, 2017 2:58 PM Central

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

After many years and hardships, Pizitz staff member earns GED. more

Jan 27, 2017 12:59 PM People 2 Comments

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Emily Featherston

Representatives discussed potential changes, including an alignment of schedule. more

Jan 24, 2017 9:50 PM Schools

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Courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools

In January, Vestavia students will be learning about heart health and raising funds for the American Heart Association. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:54 PM Schools

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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

Nov 23, 2016 9:23 AM Pizitz

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

Student-led committee works with community to establish Pizitz Middle School mascot. more

Oct 27, 2016 1:38 PM Pizitz

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Courtesy of Clay Massey

Jean Massey taught social studies at Pizitz Middle School from 1967 to 1988. more

Sep 30, 2016 11:18 AM People 3 Comments

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Photo Courtesy of Phillip VanderKamp.

A group of Louis Pizitz Middle School students are learning about more than math and language arts, and this month that learning will move even further from the classroom. more

Sep 28, 2016 3:18 PM Pizitz

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Kimberly Matchen is one of the faces that students at Vestavia Hills Elementary Central see in the front office every day. When they head to Pizitz Middle for sixth grade, those students get to meet another member of the Matchen family in their gym. more

Apr 29, 2016 2:27 PM Schools

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

As part of their science unit on weather, sixth-graders at Pizitz Middle School released a weather balloon from the football field Monday, March 7. more

Mar 24, 2016 4:48 PM Pizitz

Pizitz Weather Balloon Launch

Sydney Cromwell

The weather balloon traveled between 16 and 20 miles into the air before popping and returning to the ground. more

Mar 7, 2016 8:09 PM Pizitz

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