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End of First Semester


The end of the first semester is fast approaching! Final week starts on Tuesday, January 10th. Wednesday, Jan. 12th, is a regular early dismissal day. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 13th & 14th, classes are dismissed at 10:35. Lunch will be offered on both days. There will be no classes on Monday, January 16th in … Read more »

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Hoover Students Attend Borlaug Medallion Ceremony


On December 7th, several Hoover students had the honor of attending the World Food Prize Borlaug Medallion award ceremony.  U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack received the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion from the World Food Prize Foundation President Kenneth Quinn. Quinn said the award was to “honor the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its extraordinary development … Read more »


Girl Scouts + Hoover + Drake = Unstoppable STEM


On October 28, an 11-person girls-only Hyperstream Team, coordinated through Girl Scouts, visited Drake University for a taste of college life. A recipient of a 2016-17 Scale-Up Award, the Girl Scouts partner with a Drake LEAD 100 class that leads the Hoover HyperStream Club. Ngan Hoang, Assistant Director of Girl Programming, provides support and oversees the overall initiative. The Drake … Read more »


STEM Students at IASB Conference


The Iowa School Board Association hosted their 71st Annual convention at the Iowa Events Center on Thursday, November 17th. Our friends at Storey Kenworthy hosted a booth to promote their work with re-designing classrooms. They featured furniture and students from Hoover STEM at their booth and it goes without saying, school board members from across … Read more »


Dining With The Strings


Come and join us on December 12th for an evening of great music from all of the Hoover/Meredith orchestra students grades 6 -12! The fundraising pasta dinner catered by Hy Vee before the concert is to raise money for instruments. The Hoover/Meredith orchestra program is still 25 violins short. Dinner is $25 for adults and $10 for … Read more »


HHS Drama Presents – Singin’ in the Rain


Hoover Drama presents Singin’ in the Rain, November 10th-12th at 7 pm in the Denis Hildreth Auditorium at Hoover High School.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, and $4 to anyone with an SAT.  Sixty-nine students have been working diligently to “Make ’em Laugh,” in this production.  With larger than life characters, this … Read more »

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Basketball: Girls Varsity
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4800 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Hoover High School’s instructional program is designed to meet the needs of every level of learner with course offerings creating overlapping layers of support for struggling and advanced learners.  Hoover offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to all students in grades 9-10.



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