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Jonathan Le Attends World Food Prize Global Youth Institute


Jonathan Le of Des Moines Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa was among the select students nominated to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Oct. 15-17, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa, during the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which drew 1,300 people from more than 60 countries to discuss the world’s hunger and … Read more »

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Student Recognition


On Tuesday, November 17th,  Husky Pride t-shirts were handed out to recognize Hoover students who have received 2 or fewer referrals, are attending 95% or more of their classes, and have a 97% or better on-time rate. There are 573 students who currently meet this criteria. Students that did not meet the criteria this time … Read more »


Newspaper and Yearbook Visit Drake


Newspaper and Yearbook students attended a Lunch ‘n’ Learn at Drake University Wednesday, November 11th. Students had the opportunity to learn about video editing, creating apps and flying drones plus tour the campus. Pictured left to right: Seherzada Salknovic, Daniela Vazquez, Brett Norris, Breazi Preston and Lily Smith.


AP Government Class Visits State Capitol


Monday, November 9th, Mr. Nydle’s AP Government class attended the 3rd Congressional District’s Youth Leadership Summit at the Iowa Capitol. They attended workshops to build leadership skills and collaborated with specialists in higher education, along with Congressman David Young and his staff.


Hoover Continues as a STEM Leader in Iowa


The science, technology and mathematics education opportunities at Hoover High School continue to grow. The school is now a recipient of the STEM BEST grant from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The support will enable Hoover to further expand educational opportunities offered by their unique STEM Academy. Click the photo to read more about how this will help continue Hoover’s position as a STEM education leader in Iowa.


Latino College Exposition at Simpson College


On Friday, October 30th, Latino students from Hoover HS were invited to Simpson College, where they were welcomed by the Admission office to talk about the requirements necessary for acceptance into Simpson College. Currently enrolled students from Simpson shared experiences and answered questions from the audience. Students were divided in groups and then some groups … 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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