Vestavia City Schools

In August, the Alabama Music Educators Association named Bell the 2020 Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator. 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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For the sixth year in a row, Back 2 School in the Hills will provide families a chance to have one last party as the school year gets underway. 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


Vestavia City Schools alumnus Ted Alling has been involved in several highly successful businesses in his career. Read more



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The Vestavia Hills City School system is preparing for major changes in 2019 as one elementary school is added and another taken away and a new middle school, along with the system’s first freshman campus, comes online. Read more



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Five legislators took time to meet with PTO and other representatives from both Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills schools on Thursday. Read more



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


The announcement was made Thursday, Oct. 18. Read more



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Longtime teacher Karen Wood has become an invaluable Vestavia Hills East Elementary volunteer just months after her retirement. Read more


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Due to recent signups, the school went beyond the recommended student-to-teacher ratio, prompting the hire of more staff. Read more


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The event serves as a major fundraiser for all schools in Vestavia Hills. Read more


Gresham Elementary

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The meetings presented three options for how to modify the schools to best accommodate growing enrollment. Read more


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As a way to connect the local school systems with the broader education of Alabama, Mountain Brook City Schools and Vestavia City Schools are again working together to host a legislative forum on Nov. 16. Read more



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Consultants to present council with different options. Read more

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Superintendent retiring to return to teaching. Read more



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In fall of 2019, the district plans to move into the former Berry campus, pull the ninth-graders out of the high school and move Central elementary students to the Pizitz campus. Read more



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Across Vestavia schools, students will be able to study the atmosphere, virtually travel the world, work with robots and more, thanks to 15 grants awarded by the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation, totaling nearly $59,000. Read more


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Due to ongoing icy conditions, schools will start two and a half hours late. Read more


Context is key. That is what Vestavia Hills City Schools Superintendent Sheila Phillips got out of a series of meetings with parents over the past couple of months with regard to middle schools, student experiences and the word “alignment.” Read more

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