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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Just 4 students donating blankets this holiday for 10 Caring Gifts

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Preschoolers at Just 4 Developmental Laboratory are making sure those in need have a warm holiday season. The students are well on their way to collecting their goal of 300 blankets to be donated to the Volunteers of America as part of its 10 Caring Gifts drive. The children, according to Fox 10’s Sarah Wall “are going way above what you might expect this holiday season to help others. These little students are working very hard to make the holiday season a little warmer and brighter.” Fox...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Davidson robotics team wins 6th place at South's BEST competition

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Davidson High School has placed sixth overall in the South’s BEST Robotics competition. A team of 42 students from Davidson competed against teams from 56 other schools in the competition, held at Auburn University over the weekend. To make it to this competition, teams had to qualify at local competition. Baker High placed 27th. Wetumpka High placed first overall. “The 42 members of Davidson’s robotics teams worked hundreds of hours on a task that many adults could not accomplish,”...

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School board to hold work session, Stuff the Bus on Wednesday

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The Mobile County school board will hold its regular monthly work session on Wednesday, Dec. 11., at 1 p.m. The board will discuss items that will come up for a vote at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the board room at the MCPSS central office on Howells Ferry and Schillinger roads. The agenda is available here. During the work session, the five members of the school board plan to kick-off the collection drive for Mobile County Public Schools'...

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Council students celebrate their Blue Ribbon Award

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Students at Council Traditional School celebrated winning the National Blue Ribbon during a pep rally at the school today. With the help of Murphy cheerleaders, they learned a new cheer and shouted about how the school is awesome, IB and Blue Ribbon. Students and teachers wore blue ribbons. One class even wore blue masks. Fourth-graders sang a song in English and another in Spanish. Azalea Trail Maids and the Murphy High School pep band were there. And students talked about...

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Third-graders graduate as Super Citizens, nominate their own heroes

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MOBILE, Alabama – More than 300 third-graders graduated from the Liberty Learning Foundation’s Super Citizen program today, with each class nominating their own hero as a Super Citizen. The children recognized 21 grown-ups as Super Citizens. They ranged from Girl Scout troop volunteers to custodians, from their school registrar to Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek. One class nominated a student who hugs teachers when they’re having a bad day and who is...

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

iPad grant making a big impact on Belsaw-Mt Vernon school

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Belsaw-Mt. Vernon School has 20 new iPads, thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council. Principal Angie Brown said the school in rural northwest Mobile County is already putting those iPads to good use. With 197 students, the school is able to pass the iPads around so that every student gets to use them. In the mornings, elementary students use them to perform class activities. Fifth-graders recently researched art and sculptures from the Renaissance...

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Monday, November 25, 2013

MCPSS students, employees ready to STUFF THE BUS with toys

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The Mobile County Public School System is partnering with WKRG Channel 5 to make the holidays happier for needy children. We are asking students, teachers and other system employees to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate as part of WKRG’s Great Toy Drive. We hope to STUFF THE BUS (actually, two buses) full of toys. How can you help? Please bring a toy to your school between now and Dec. 13. The following week, our two “It Starts With Us” buses will head out to different...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MCPSS officials meet with local legislators, business leaders prior to session

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile County school officials held a successful meeting this morning with members of the local Legislative delegation and business leaders. The meeting was held at Murphy High School and featured delicious food prepared by students in the Culinary Arts Program there. Students at Murphy wrote the legislators thank-you notes for allocating $15 million to help repair and renovate the school, which was damaged during a Christmas Day tornado. About 50 people attended. School...

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Council's Alexander wins award for being among nation's top principals

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MOBILE, Alabama -- For the second time in as many years, Mobile County Public Schools has had a principal win one of the most prestigious awards from the U.S. Department of Education. Hattie Alexander, principal at Council Traditional School near downtown Mobile, has received the Terell H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. She is one of seven principals nationwide to be awarded the award, which honors school leaders who foster successful teaching and learning at their schools and...

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Tracie Roberson 'ready to get to work' as newest school board member

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MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners today swore in its newest member and elected new officers. Tracie Roberson, an attorney and adjunct instructor, joined the board to represent District 4. Selected unanimously by the board on Wednesday over 18 other candidates, Roberson replaces Levon Manzie, who is now on the Mobile City Council. Reginald Crenshaw was elected president of the board and Doug Harwell as vice president. “I am excited and I am ready to get...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mary G. Montgomery student places 10th in US VocabJourneys

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Lacy Patrick is a freshman at Mary Montgomery who is eager to improve her academic vocabulary. She has been participating in an online vocabulary component entitled “VocabJourneys” as part of her Language! class. The program works to enhance student’s vocabulary by combining learning with interactive, timed activities. VocabJourneys has become part of her daily life as she utilizes it at home for hours on end. She has learned many new vocabulary words with ‘panorama”...

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Wilmer learns fire safety through interactive house

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. Is your family prepared for a fire emergency?  Wilmer school counselor, Malinda Gray, did her part to make sure the student body knew the basics by inviting local firefighter representative, Kerry Evans to visit.  National Fire Prevention  Month served as an excellent time to educate students on fire safety preparedness.  Mr....

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Dickson presents a Learning Family Palooza

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The week of Halloween Max and the wild things took over at E.R. Dickson Elementary. A wild rumpus was had by more than 400 families for the school's Learning Family Palooza Night.   Students arrived to the event as his or her favorite book characters and teachers dressed as wild things fom the popular childrens book by Maurice Sendak. The objective of the night was to have teachers demonstrate to parents how the subjects of reading, math,...

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Baker High School Theatre department acts out

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This past weekend, the Baker High School Theatre Department gave an Oscar-worthy performance at the 2013 District 5 Walter Trumbauer Theatre Festival and dominated the competition by receiving 34 Superior medals and 18 Excellent medals! This huge win also led to 25 of the members advancing on to compete at the state theatre festival in December"I’m very proud of each and every one of them," states Eric Browne, Director of Theatre and Drama, "they have worked...

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Williamson's senior project raises hope for Leinkauf student

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Williamson High School's class of 2014 held its annual senior service project during the month of October. Each year members of the senior class donate $500.00 to a cancer patient to assist him with treatments or other expenses he may incur while in the hospital. We it came down to choosing a recipient, the group chose to assist fellow Mobile County Public School student, Marshall Thomas Jr.  A student at Leinkauf Elementary School, Marshall is currently receiving treatment at...

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