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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 »


Hoover Band Supports Awareness


On October 7, 2016, the Hoover Marching band performed a Pink Out program in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At the game they asked everyone for a donation to help support this cause. With each donation a band member put a pink plume in their hat for the halftime performance. The money raised will … Read more »

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Thinking Like Scientists


On Friday, September 30th, Page Keely, former President of NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) and the recently retired Senior Science Program Director at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance spent the day with the Hoover High School Science teachers and instructional coaches. The day included a focus on using formative assessment probes to uncover students’ … Read more »

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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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