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Neal Embry Starnes Media

The board of education approved the addition after golf balls were found on the playground in August. Read more

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Staff photo.

Following the long history of VHHS students raising money for charity, the RISE campaign at the school this year will include several events to raise money for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Kintergarten

Photo by Erin Nelson.

For those enrolling their child in kindergarten or enrolling their child for the first time in Vestavia Hills City Schools, enrollment will begin Feb. 3. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Seal of Biliteracy is a certificate that students earn by taking a proficiency test, and most students can achieve proficiency if they have gone through level 4 of foreign language classes at the high school. Read more

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Photo submitted by Whit McGhee.

Second graders at Vestavia Hills Elementary West celebrated their ancestors and love for country with a musical performance entitled “America: One Nation, Mighty United.” Read more

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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools.

In late October, the Vestavia Hills Board of Education recognized the district’s Teachers of the Year and named both an elementary and secondary teacher of the year, honoring one teacher at each of the city’s eight schools. Read more

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Photo by Patty Green.

Crowds of kids and parents went “Under the Sea” as Vestavia Hills Elementary West held its fall carnival on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The money from Sen. Waggoner's discretionary fund will be used to address bullying and students' mental health issues. Read more

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Photo submitted by Whit McGhee.

The school’s SGA officers presented a check for $56,575 to the founders of Ady’s Army,a Birmingham-based nonprofit organization providing support to families of children with autism and other special needs. Read more

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Neal Embry Starnes Media

Work to prepare the old Berry High campus to be the new Pizitz Middle School continues. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Molly Dance.

After over a month of voting and campaigning, Slice Pizza & Brewhouse has a new pizza added to their Vestavia Hills menu thanks to Liberty Park Middle School. Read more

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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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Neal Embry Starnes Media

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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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools.

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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