Congratulations to all the student winners in this year's "Fun with Water" Mobile Area Water Sewer System (MAWSS) contest. More than 200 entries submitted, proves there are amazing artistic talent among the students of our area. Theodore High School student, Leah O'Rourke's submission, "Finding Coral," was the overall winner.
Here are the 2014 winners:
9th-12th—"New Friend," Briana Rucker, Theodore High School
6th-8th—"The Bucket of Water," Alena Wetter, Dunbar...
Congratulations to Ms. Julie Neidhardt, selected as one of three elementary school science recipients of the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The 2nd grade teacher at Hutchens Elementary was chosen as a finalist to represent the state of Alabama and will now be entered for the national award of $10,000. The PAEMST award is recognized as one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon...
It is hard to believe we are ready to begin another exciting year in the Mobile County Public School System. I always look forward to the start of school, as students eagerly walk into their new classrooms, as teachers get to know a new group of students and as parents of our 59,000 students put their trust in us by allowing us to educate their children.
From the time our students enter school, we focus on our students’ needs and foster their academic skills and interests. We encourage...
Barbara Griffin is looking forward to Thursday, when her pre-K students will be in the new Augusta Evans Special School in west Mobile.
“They are going to absolutely love this school,” she said, “especially how large the rooms are, and the playground. Everything out there is interactive and is built for students with special needs.”
Augusta Evans moved this summer from its aged Florida Street location to the site of the old Hillsdale Middle School, which was torn down...
The time has finally arrived. It’s my senior year, and I am so excited and eager to see what this school year will bring.
LeFlore High School has thoroughly prepared me for life after graduation. I’ve prepared myself for this moment ever since I became part of the proud Rattler Nation. The late nights and early mornings, taking those rigorous courses that left me with a headache, and everything else I’ve done has led up to me walking across that stage and finally becoming a...
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...