This column was written by Rena Philips, Supervisor of Marketing and Education Partnerships, Mobile County Public Schools
It seems like only yesterday I was bringing my son Logan home from the hospital.
Five fast years have passed, and now we are out buying his first-ever school supplies. He has been excited as we picked out notebooks, erasers and his new “kindergarten shoes.”
I’m the nervous one, not him. Going to kindergarte means he’s growing up. He’s ready....
To say I am excited about my senior year is an understatement. I am absolutely elated to begin what I hope to be my best school year ever! I’ll only be a high school senior once, and I’m looking forward to a successful and memorable school year.
It Starts With Us. Now that is a powerful slogan I believe in. For me, it starts at C.F. Vigor High School, where I am being taught, mentored and inspired to overcome whatever obstacles life throws my way.
As the 2014 Cheerleading Captain,...
“How does it taste?” Davidson human services teacher Rachel Baxter asked participants in the first-ever summer Culinary Camp sponsored by Mobile County Public Schools.
The students were making and sampling muffulettas.
Some loved the gourmet sandwiches while others admitted they were not big fans of the tapenade, or olive salad. The students had stacked Italian ham, salami, provolone and swiss cheese along with the tapenade on bread that they toasted lightly in pans.
Standing in a semi-circle, about a dozen high schoolers from across Mobile County watch intensely as a teacher pushes her finger on the chest of a baby doll, showing them how to perform infant CPR.
Thirty compressions, followed by two breaths.
In another room at Faulkner Career-Technical Center, students practice a gentle version of the Heimlich maneuver, so they will know what to do if someone in choking.
And near them, students alternate breathing and giving chest compressions...
Fifty-one students who were overage and under-credited graduated from MCPSS’s Star Academy today.
The students completed a rigorous curriculum, earning all of their credits for eighth grade and most of their credits for ninth grade during one school year.
Now that they are caught up academically, they will move on to their zoned high school in August as mid-year freshmen. And they are on track to be promoted to sophomores in January.
“We have an excellent foundation through which...
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County school board passed a resolution today to establish Envision Virtual School.
Students in grades six through 12 will be able to enroll in the online school, the first of its kind in the state.
Initially, Superintendent Martha Peek has said enrollment will be capped at 250 students. The plan is to eventually expand to 500 students.
The Mobile County Public School System Envision Virtual School is a pioneering online public school with a mission to maximize...
The Super Food Express Bus or van will be at the following locations Monday through Wednesday, June 30-July 2:
Chastang Middle School – 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Robbins Elementary – 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Grant Elementary – 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Indian Springs Elementary – 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Dixon Elementary – 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Free Water BAptist Church, 11470 Irvington-Bayou La Batre Road, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The Mobile County Public School System is pleased to announce that ALL students will be able to eat healthy lunches at no charge during the 2014-15 school year.
The school system has qualified for the Community Eligibility Provision of the USDA, which allows school systems with 75 percent of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches to offer meals to all students at no charge.
“This is an awesome program because more of our students will have access to meals,” said Suzanne...
Update: The Dragon Boat Festival raised $95,000. Clark-Shaw won the Academic Division and raced in the finals as one of the Top 12 teams.
This weekend, three teams from Mobile County Public Schools will paddle Dragon Boats for a good cause.
The teams – including members from Denton Middle, Murphy High, Clark-Shaw Magnet, the Continuous Learning Center and central office - are participating Saturday in the first-ever Dragon Boat Festival at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.
Mobile County Public Schools officials today revealed the new Super Food Express, a bus that will deliver free food to hungry children this summer.
Healthy meals will be delivered to children ages 18 an under on Mondays through Thursdays, June 9 through July 31. The routes will be announced soon on mcpss.com and the Mobile County Public Schools’ Facebook page.
Already, more than 7,000 meals have been requested for the first week, according to Suzanne Yates, director of the Child Nutrition...
Rising freshmen are learning about job skills this week as part of the AT&T Vital Link program.
The 74 students – from seven Mobile County public middle schools – represent the 16th class of students to participate in this unique program, which is administered by the Mobile Area Education Foundation.
Vital Link is based on the theory that students are best motivated to learn if they understand the connection between skills learned in the class and those needed for success in...
Eleven students with disabilities are graduating from a life-changing program tonight.
These graduates have spent the past school year interning at Mobile Infirmary in a unique partnership known as Project Search. The students rotated in jobs at the hospital ranging from clerical to janitorial, from food service to transporting medical equipment.
As a result, all 11 of the participants have gained job skills and confidence. And so far 9 of the 11 participants have been offered jobs in various...
Two special-needs students at North Mobile K-8 School received spectacular surprises this week.
One is going to Disney World and the other is going on a Disney cruise, with all expenses paid for by Magic Moments, a wish granting organization devoted exclusively to creating magic moments in the lives of children in Alabama with chronically life threatening medical conditions. A magic moment allows children and their families to forget, even if just for a little while, the fear and pain of their...
The Alma Bryant SHOREline Chapter won the award for Best Capstone Project of 2013-2014 at the SHOREline Youth Summit held on May 24, 2014 at Loyola University.
SHOREline is an innovative new youth development and disaster recovery program spearheaded by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, in partnership with Colorado State University and the Children’s Health Fund, and with funding from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
High school students at five schools...
This article was submitted by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and appears on www.esgr.mil
Mobile, Ala. – Recently, the Alabama Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) had the pleasure of presenting to Superintendent Martha Peek, the Mobile County Public School System, and members of the Mobile County school board - L. Douglas Harwell, Don Stringfellow, Dr. Reginald A. Crenshaw, Tracy L. Roberson and Dr. William Foster - with the Patriotic Employer...