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The building of a new softball and baseball complex, as well as improvements to Columbiana Road, were approved at the July 2 meeting. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools.

Vestavia Hills City Schools will start the 2019-20 school year with an additional director of curriculum and instruction. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Elementary — Central fifth grade teacher Bindi Visram was surprised in her classroom in May by WZZK radio personality Mark A.D. Read more

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Neal Embry

Todd Freeman and VHCS CSFO Courtney Brown were called "rockstars" by Susan Salter from the Alabama Association of School Boards, which facilitated the review. Read more

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Ashley Corona

Neal Embry

As the school year came to a close in May, so did the careers of several longtime Vestavia Hills educators, including an assistant principal and leaders in their academic field. Read more

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Abbie Freeman

Neal Embry

Along with the facility changes coming to Vestavia Hills City Schools this fall, there’ll be some new faces leading two schools. Read more

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Moving schools

Karim Shamsi-Basha

As part of the wide-sweeping changes coming to Vestavia Hills City Schools in the next two years, school staff worked alongside a professional moving company this summer to move teachers, classrooms and other equipment all over the district. Read more

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Lexi Coon

The text of HB 309 allows the president or chief executive of each campus to employ police officers to “keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon, and damage to, the property of the school or academy.” Read more

Private Schools

The Golden Rule to “treat others the way that you want to be treated” is a familiar motto every year for students at Vestavia Hills Elementary East. Read more

East

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Photo courtesy of Stacey Hill.

Five Vestavia Hills High School student-athletes were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham on May 21 as Jefferson County Most Outstanding Player for achievements in their specific sports. Read more

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Submitted by Kym Prewitt, RISE sponsor

In its inaugural year, Vestavia Hills High School’s RISE has been named by Varsity Brands as a Top 10 finalist in the category of Most Spirited Community Service Project in the nation. Read more

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Chris Pennington was named the new principal at Pizitz Middle School at the meeting. Read more

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Photo by Neal Embry.

With four years of teaching experience at Vestavia Hills Elementary — Liberty Park under her belt, Jaclyn Hudson is preparing to step into a new role this month on the Vestavia Hills Board of Education. Read more

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On April 3, Karen “Heidi” Fishman was invited to speak to the students of Louis Pizitz Middle School. Read more

Pizitz

Students at Vestavia Hills East became unofficial rocket scientists during their annual Schoolwide Enrichment Festival recently. Read more

East

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Neal Embry

Freeman, the current assistant principal, replaces Ty Arendall, who will move to Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge in the fall. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Vestavia Hills High School.

To celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Vestavia Hills students are sharing their interpretation of mental health through an inaugural community art event: Kalopsi(ART). Read more

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Photo by Neal Embry.

In December 2018, the U.S. surgeon general declared teen vaping to be a “national epidemic, and Vestavia Hills City Schools are unfortunately not immune to the problem, city and school leaders said. Read more

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Photo by Neal Embry.

Each spring, about 500 Vestavia Hills High School seniors make a decision about their life after graduation, choosing whether to pursue higher education or enter the workforce or military. Read more

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Photo by Layton Dudley

Vestavia Hills City Schools is being recognized for excellence in music education again this year. Read more

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