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Winter Clothing Drive


On Saturday, December 13th, Hoover ELL students who attend ELL Saturday School for literacy enrichment put on their Winter Wear Clothing Drive, which was open to the public.  After collecting donations for the past several months, the amount collected was able to help about 75 refugee families.  Families went away with Winter clothing like coats, … Read more »


Hoover Huskies Are Some Cool Cats


Hoover High is officially the home of the Huskies, but we’re also becoming widely known as the den of some pretty cool cats. They’re the jazz combos that jam and tour and study and practice under the direction of Randy Hoepker, and lately they’ve been especially busy. Click the photo to read more about the success of our performers.

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Guest Composer Works with Band


Dr. Peter Meechan, British composer now living in Canada, spent five days in residence with the Hoover HS Band on Dec. 4-10.  He worked with the students on his composition Letters for Home, written in honor of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI.  The students studied the conditions of the war, how soldiers … Read more »


Huskies Celebrate Winter at Assembly


Hoover held an all-school assembly on Friday to celebrate the season. Winter teams and extracurricular activities were introduced, and performances were given by the dance team and cheer-leading squad. A four-way tug of war was won by the junior class, but the seniors chanted the loudest to win the spirit stick. Click the photo to see more.


Sisters for Success Luncheon


Sisters for Success is a leadership group for Hoover High School girls desiring more success out of life via guidance, mentoring, encouragement and tutoring.  Sisters for Success members Marionna Claytor, Janessa Green, Patricia Dunbar (Advisor), Linda Brown, Saada Hassan, Mama Doumbouya, and Nyamach Kak prepare to serve by hosting a luncheon for the ladies of … Read more »

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Holiday Dinner in FACS Class


Students in Ms. Besco’s Family and Consumer Science (FACS) class had a Holiday sit down formal dinner on Thursday, November 20th. This dinner was a way to come together as a class to support, inspire, and express their new found kitchen/culinary skills. ” I created the best brownie recipe for our holiday meal”, said student Ashanta … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Recess
Dec 22
Winter Break
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 3
Wrestling: JV
Jan 3
Wrestling: Varsity

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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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