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2016 DMPS World Languages Festival


Please join us to celebrate the language and cultural learning of the DMPS World Languages Program.  The festival will be held this Saturday, April 30, from 11am to 1pm in the Hoover-Meredith TLC (library).  Hands-on demonstrations and other displays will be available for families to enjoy during this unique event.


Husky Alliance Golf Outing


Sign up now for the annual Husky Alliance 4 person best shot golf outing on Saturday, May 7th. Held at the Waveland Golf Course with an 8am shotgun start, 18 holes of golf with cart, prizes, and lunch by Famous Dave’s. Each player receives an event souvenir.  All friends, alumni, parents, neighbors and staff are … Read more »


Hoover High Presents “The Great Gatsby”


Hoover High School presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic “The Great Gatsby.” Performances are Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 PM in the school’s Denis Hildreth Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for those with student activity passes.

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Students Present at Drake


Scientific Research students presented at the 13th annual Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (DUCURS), hosted by the Drake Undergraduate Science Collaborative Institute (DUSCI) on Thursday, April 14th. Students have been involved during their senior year of high school in scientific research with Grand View University professors in the fields of chemistry, biology, psychology and microbiology. … Read more »


Sisters for Success Serve


Hoover High School Sisters for Success volunteers in partnership with Corinthian Baptist Church, Mission Ministry, Des Moines, Iowa provided and served 120 lunches to the homeless and low income individuals and families at the Connection Café located at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul on April 6, 2016. Volunteers: Patricia Dunbar-Advisor, Terionna Smith, Marionna Claytor, … Read more »


Hoover Quartet to Join Touring Beatles Musical


Hoover High School students Morgan Meyer, Hannah Prideaux, Heath Neal and Joseph Lynch have been asked to play on stage with the traveling Beatles musical, “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” for their performance at the Stephen Sondheim Center for Performing Arts on May 25. The Hoover Orchestra is 80 members strong with students … Read more »

Upcoming Events

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May 5
Tennis: Boys Varsity
May 5
Tennis: Girls Varsity
May 5
Tennis: Girls JV
May 5
Track: Boys 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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