Archive for March, 2016
March 31st, 2016

Hoover High School held a NBA 2k video game tournament on March 30, 2016. Fourteen students went to battle for school bragging rights. Eleventh grader, Nick Crawford, a great competitor rose as the champion after four straight wins. The event was coordinated by the Hoover iJag Committee, lead by Mr. Patric Johnson and his students.  Special thanks to … Read more »

March 29th, 2016

Congratulations to Hoover High School’s Courtney Henderson on being named The Des Moines Register 2016 boys’ basketball coach of the year! Henderson and the Huskies went 12-0 in the CIML Metro conference, and qualified for their third state tournament appearance during his seven seasons as coach. Click on the headline to read the Register’s story with more on the coach, the team and their season.

March 27th, 2016

From its annual diversity assembly to the International Baccalaureate expo, the campus of Hoover High School and Meredith Middle School celebrated global students and global education on Thursday. Click on the image to read and see more of how the two schools mark their pride in students from around the world and the impact of a world-class education.

March 24th, 2016

Congratulations to Hoover Drama’s Emma Burriola and Alex Colby for being selected to perform at the IHSSA All-State Festival on Monday, April 4th at the University of Northern Iowa.  Emma was selected for her acting performance and Alex will be performing his storytelling piece.  The All-State festival celebrates the top performers in the state.  

March 22nd, 2016

The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences. Over spring break, Hoover teacher, Fabian Ruiz Angeles, had the opportunity of traveling to Costa Rica with a group of students. For some of them, it was the first time traveling outside of United States … Read more »

March 8th, 2016

Last weekend, Hoover’s Academic Decathlon team participated at the State AcDec competition in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  Along with 23 other teams from around the state, Hoover’s team took part in ten different events, including:  essay writing, speech, interview, and 7 different subject area exams.  The team increased their state ranking by two spots compared to … Read more »

March 2nd, 2016

Congratulations to the Hoover High School boys basketball team on returning to the state championship! With a record of 21-2, the Huskies are the number 3 seed and will face Iowa City West next Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena. For more tournament information, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

March 1st, 2016

Members of Hoover High School Sisters for Success program celebrated Black History Month, providing daily announcements, at Hoover, identifying the achievements of African–Americans throughout history. The members also attended the NAACP Youth Council 12th Annual Black History Banquet where Youth Council President LaTrease Porte was honored for her exceptional leadership. Pictured left to right: Mrs. … Read more »

March 1st, 2016

On February 18, the STEM Council filled the Capitol Rotunda with hundreds of STEM programs and partners from across the state to educate and show state legislators what Iowa STEM looks like in today’s classrooms, museums, afterschool clubs and more. In attendance was a representative group from the Hoover STEM program. Hoover was chosen to … Read more »

March 1st, 2016

On February 23rd and 24th, Hoover’s Biology and AP US History classes visited the Science Center of Iowa.  During their visit, students explored SCIowa’s current traveling exhibition – RACE: Are We So Different?  This unique experience investigates race and human variation using three primary themes: the history of the idea of race, the science of … Read more »