Emily Featherston

Board members will work with their attorney to negotiate a contract and start date for Michael Todd Freeman. more

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Emily Featherston

The Vestavia BOE capped off a week of meetings with a regular board meeting at Pizitz Middle School. more


Gresham Elementary

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The meetings presented three options for how to modify the schools to best accommodate growing enrollment. more



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Schools will be closed Monday, Sept. 11., as will the Library in the Forest. more


Vestavia schools started the new school year on Thursday, Aug. 10, and Vestavia Voice asked the community to send in their back-to-school pictures. Enjoy browsing through shots of students starting another school year in Vestavia! more


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Photo credit: Abhi Sharma.

Registration will be staggered July 24-28. more



Sydney Cromwell

Retiring faculty members and their friends and family attended to celebrate the close of their last school year. more


Share your opinion on the board of education's choices for accommodating growth in the schools. more

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Sewer work on Willoughby Road that will leave the street closed for around two weeks. more



Emily Featherston

Through the students' fundraising efforts, over $50,000 was donated to Unless U. more



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Enrollment begins Feb. 1. more



Emily Featherston

Based on community feedback, Phillips is not recommending that the board continue to consider moving all middle schoolers to the Berry campus. She said the concept of a joint school has "not been viewed favorably," especially by Liberty Park parents. more


Context is key. That is what Vestavia Hills City Schools Superintendent Sheila Phillips got out of a series of meetings with parents over the past couple of months with regard to middle schools, student experiences and the word “alignment.” more

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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



Frank Couch

When the Vestavia Hills High School band’s summer camp kicked off on July 25, the band — comprised of 190 instrumentalists, 33 color guard members, 23 dancers and nine majorettes — had to face the heat. more


Ice Cream Day, Vikings, new friendships. From adorable to serious, local students share their thoughts on the upcoming school year. more


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Photo courtesy of Ashley Thompson.

The board is made up of community volunteers and leaders who work to help students and teachers in Vestavia Hills City Schools by building the Foundation’s education endowment. more


Atinuke, a native of Nigeria, shared her colorful books and stories with students and teachers during her visit. more



Photo by Emily Featherston

Students, faculty and representatives from Children’s Harbor gathered in the high school gymnasium to celebrate students’ fundraising efforts throughout the fall semester. more

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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