RSS

education

The entire roof will be replaced for roughly $713,000. Read more

Schools

The organization has operated out of Shades Mountain Baptist Church since 2014, but is about to launch a capital campaign to move to its new home near Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Read more

News

DSCN2992.jpg

Neal Embry

Heather Hurt, a fifth-grade teacher, was named a Milken Educator on Wednesday in a surprise announcement. Read more

News

Rezoning Map.jpg

Courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools

Option two upheld, board also approved name changes to Gresham and Berry. Read more

Schools

VV-COMM-VHCSF-Partnership---1.jpg

Photo courtesy of Elaine Yancey.

Sonology Hearing Aid Clinic, a division of McCool and Bhuta, ENT, is pleased to announce the launch of the “Let’s Hear it for Education” program benefiting the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation (VHCSF). Read more

People

VV-SH-Art-Teacher-of-the-Year.jpg

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. Read more

Pizitz

VV-DeannaBell-3.jpg

Photo by Lexi Coon.

As a child, you think you know what you want to be when you grow up. You plan out your career based on your heroes and idols, which coincidentally, may also be family members. Read more

East

VV-SH-BradWaguespack-2.jpg

Photo by Lexi Coon.

Brad Waguespack is not a normal teacher. After graduating from Vestavia Hills High School and from UAB, his life plan didn’t include teaching. But now, he’s Vestavia Hills City School’s Secondary Teacher of the Year. Read more

VHHS

VV-SH-The-West-Way---1.jpg

Photo courtesy of Alice Elmore.

From the moment they enter the school, visitors to Vestavia Hills Elementary West see the phrase that guides students’ behavior: a display explaining “The West Way.” Read more

West

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. Read more

Schools

Vestavia Hills Elementary West

Courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools

VHEW is one of five schools in the state and 329 in the nation to receive this honor in 2016. Read more

West

VV-SH-Spring-musical.jpg

Photo courtesy of Shelley Stevens.

First-graders at Vestavia Hills Elementary West shared music on the move with family, friends and fellow students in March. Read more

West

A Vestavia Hills Elementary East student won an end-of-the-year party for his first grade class. Read more

East

VV-SH-Legislators2.jpg

Photo courtesy of Lindsay Corley.

State legislators joined students and faculty at Liberty Park Middle School as part of a movement to connect teachers with legislators. Read more

LP Middle

VV-FEAT-JenniferBrown.jpg

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Brown.

Before she was named Teacher of the Year, Brown already had momentum building in her professional career. Now, she wants to go one step further and improve the entire education landscape. Read more

VHHS

VV-SH-NateConoly.jpg

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

When he became a math teacher at Vestavia Hills High School in 2014, Nate Conoly was asked if he could be a coach. But instead of the athletic team he expected, Conoly was asked to lead the speech and debate team. Read more

VHHS

Jennifer Brown 5-11-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Brown said she was inspired by amazing teachers she visited across the state this past year. Read more

Schools

VV-EVENT-Prayer-Breakfast.jpg

Photo courtesy of Liz Huntley.

This year’s prayer breakfast is April 26 at Vestavia Country Club. Read more

People

VV-SH-Biz-Teacher-of-Year2.jpg

Photo by Emily Featherston.

$750,000: That’s the economic impact one group of Vestavia Hills High School students are estimated to have on the city this year, thanks to a special program. Read more

VHHS

Superintendent Sheila Phillips received two state-level awards on Friday, March 4 for leadership in communication Read more

Schools

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teachers Diane McAliley and Tyler Tidmore set up the pay load for the weather balloon released on October 30, 2017. The 6th grade science teachers recieved a PTO grant to conduct the experiment with their students.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teacher Tyler Tidmore releases helium from a tank while 6th grade students George Phillips, left, and Luke Parsons, right, hold up the weather balloon as it inflates on October 30, 2017.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middler School teachers Tyler Tidmore and Diane McAliley inflate a weather balloon with helium while 6th graders George Phillips and Luke Parsons assist.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School students Luke Parsons, left, and George Phillips, right, test the wind speed using an anemometer on October 30, 2017. The 6th grade class launched a weather balloon as part of a PTO grant.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teacher Diane McAliley, right, secures the parachute for the pay load of their weather balloon with help from 6th grade students Luke Parsons, left, and George Phillips, center, on October 30, 2017.

  • Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Sarah Finnegan

    Pizitz Weather Balloon

    Pizitz Middle School teacher Diane McAliley lines up with 6th grade students to release their weather balloon on October 30, 2017.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

* indicates required
Vestavia Voice