Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge

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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 Neal Embry.

By the end of January, a turn lane into the new Pizitz Middle School — the former Berry High campus — is expected to be added on Columbiana Road, and the new softball field should be finished by mid-January. Read more


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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The property will be used as a parking lot at the new Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge. Read more



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The Vestavia Hills Fire Department will once again demonstrate fire safety to children in Vestavia Hills schools, explaining how to escape in the event of a fire. 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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An integral part of Vestavia Hills City Schools is the relationship between parents and teachers, helped along by each school’s Parent Teacher Organization. Here are the leaders for each school’s PTO for the 2019-20 school year. Read more


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Vestavia Hills City Schools Director of Public Relations Whit McGhee said he’s heard the first day of school is like “Christmas morning” for teachers and school leaders who work tirelessly over the summer to get to day one. Read more



Neal Embry

The goals were created as part of the strategic planning session held by Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more


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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The Vestavia Hills Board of Education approved a number of items at its March 18 meeting. Read more


Vestavia Hills families got their first glimpse at the district’s new elementary school the weekend of Sept. 29. Read more

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