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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The planned move of Pizitz Middle School to the old Berry High School campus is on schedule to happen this coming summer, with major work expected to be complete in early 2020, school officials said. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

To combat the rise of cyberbullying, Vestavia Hills City Schools, as mandated by the state, passed a new policy that expands the definition of bullying to include online bullying. Read more

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Students these days come into school already knowing how to use technology socially, such as for social media, or how to navigate a smartphone for games and apps. But the school district is seeking to use technology to enhance learning. Read more

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The policy, named after a 10-year-old Montgomery student who committed suicide, allows schools to investigate online bullying if its effects carry over to the school campus. Read more

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The Alabama State Department of Education released its 2018-19 Education Report Card on Oct. 18 with high marks for Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

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While he’s in his first year at Vestavia, Cooper said his goal is to not only get acclimated to his new surroundings, but to be effective at his job and grow in his professional development as well. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge is off to a great start in its first semester, Principal Ty Arendall said. Read more

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All employees of the Vestavia Hills school system should see a little bit more money in the bank this fiscal year, with the state of Alabama mandating and paying for part of a 4% raise for all school employees. Read more

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While it’s not usually ideal for teachers to have to turn away students from classes, arts education teachers at Vestavia Hills High School see it as a sign of growing interest and participation. Read more

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For the past 11 years, the Minority Achievement Council at Vestavia Hills High School has helped minority students learn leadership skills while giving back to their school and community. Read more

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The three administrators all said they enjoyed their first year in Vestavia Hills and are looking forward to their future in the system. Read more

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In August, the Alabama Music Educators Association named Bell the 2020 Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator. Read more

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The move, recommended by Skipper Consulting and Jefferson County, creates an additional 1,000 feet of roadway for carpool, moving traffic off of Columbiana Road. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

A sports marketing class made its debut this fall at Vestavia Hills High School, offering students a chance to learn about a myriad of careers in the sports, entertainment, broadcast and marketing industries. Read more

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If you walked into Janie Beale’s classroom at Pizitz Middle School, you may have thought you had walked into a zoo. Read more

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Kelly Sorrell has received a grant from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, which has allowed her to travel to Washington, D.C., in 2018 to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and to Columbia, New York, this past summer. Read more

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State Representative David Wheeler recently awarded several grants of various amounts to three principals at Vestavia Hills High School, Pizitz Middle School and Vestavia Hills Elementary West. Read more

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Fifteen seniors at Vestavia Hills High School have been named to this year’s class of National Merit Semifinalists. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge fifth-grade teacher, Jenna Williams, had a special guest visit with her class on 9/11. Read more

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Holy Family Cristo Rey’s board acquired the former Center Street Middle School on June 11, 2019 from the Birmingham Board of Education. Renovations and upgrades were made over the summer in time for classes to begin on August 8. Read more

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