MOBILE, Alabama -- Vigor High senior Breonna July attended the annual MCPSS College and Career Program Tuesday, hoping to get some information about her options after graduation.
She walked away with even more than that.
Representatives of Miles College told her that with her high GPA and ACT score, she’d likely get a scholarship to the school.
“I wasn’t considering them,” said Breonna, who wants to major in computer information systems. “Now I am.”
The Mobile County Public School System wants your opinion on how we're performing.
We are conducting anonymous surveys now through Thursday in an effort to gather information and improve our practices.
Students, parents and MCPSS employees are asked to participate.
"We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey," said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lynda Carroll.
Questions include issues ranging from school safety to learning climate, from technology...
Mary G. Montgomery High School is hosting a “Parent’s Day Out” program Saturday for children in its feeder elementary schools on Saturday (Nov. 2) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
It’s called “Leave and Learn.”
Parents of children (in kindergarten through fifth grade) enrolled at Allentown Elementary, J.E. Turner Elementary, Semmes Elementary, Tanner Williams Elementary and Wilmer Elementary may drop their children off for a fee of $25.
During this time, representatives...
We know you love us.
Now, we’re hoping you will “like” us, too.
Mobile County Public Schools has kicked off a new campaign to try to become the most liked school system in the country on Facebook.
As I’m writing this, we have 4,978 likes. But with 59,000 students and their parents, and 7,500 employees and many alumni and other supporters in the community, we can do better than that.
We’ve already surpassed some larger school systems, including Houston (with 3,094...
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Board of School Commissioners of the Mobile County Public School System seeks to fill an open seat for District 4.
Qualifications - Persons eligible for the position shall:
(a) Reside in District 4. Residency shall have been established at least one year before
the applicant is appointed to fill the vacancy.
(b) Have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(c) Be a person of good moral character.
(d) Not be employed by the Mobile County Public School System...
Beginning Nov. 1, all Mobile County Public Schools students will be able to eat a free breakfast.
Alabama’s largest school system has just been approved for a federal program known as Universal Free Breakfast, which means any student – not just those who financially qualify for the free meals – can get a healthy, hot breakfast upon arriving to school.
The school system will be reimbursed either the entire cost of the breakfast, or a portion of the cost, based on each student's...
With 150 million views on YouTube, there’s a burning question on many people’s minds lately.
“What Does the Fox Say?”
Mcpss.com asked Desiree Bishop, executive director of our Environmental Studies Center in west Mobile, that very question.
Her answer: Foxes actually make many of the same sounds featured in the popular music video by the Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis.
“They squeak. They growl. They yip,” she said. “They make about 40 different sounds.”
WEST MOBILE, Alabama -- Lining the hallways of their new school, the pink-clad students at Taylor-White Elementary clapped as their beloved teacher, Beth Prine, walked by.
Prine, wearing a pink tutu and sporting a pink streak in a blonde wig, was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer. She’s undergone chemo therapy and lost her hair. She’s scheduled to have a mastectomy in November.
“I am just overwhelmed,” said Prine, 34, who has been teaching in Mobile County...
MOBILE, Alabama --Students from the Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind got a special treat today.
They, along with students from a local daycare, gathered around a larger-than-life doghouse to hear the story of “Clifford and the Big Storm.”
Clifford himself was there to hand out healthy snacks.
The special reading event was planned by and held at the Mobile County Health Department’s Pediatric Clinic in downtown Mobile. It’s part of the Reach Out...
Congratulations to Murphy High School's Army JROTC color guard and drill teams.
The Color Guard won first-place in a drill meet in Greenville on Wednesday.
Murphy’s JROTC competed against 12 other schools.
Male and female drill teams led by Starann Foster, Aaron Woodard and Josh Sneed won four awards ranging from first to fourth place in the categories of inspection, armed, unarmed and armed exhibition drills.
Color guards led by Tarial Malone and Josh Sneed won first and...
Nine Mobile County Public Schools students were among the 20 local winners of $1,000 Bayfest Music Festival scholarships.
The students sent in audition tapes and were recognized at Bayfest earlier this month.
MCPSS winners are:
Tiana Bryant, a senior at Murphy High
Jairus Dixon, a freshman at Baker High
Jacob Hall, a junior at Baker High
Anthony R. Lopez, a junior at Alma Bryant High
Bradley Mills, a senior at Baker High
Amelia Nolan, a freshman at Alma Bryant High
Franklin Pratt, a...
MOBILE, Alabama -- For National School Lunch Week, we at MCPSS.com thought we’d share some interesting facts about what’s being served in Mobile County Public Schools cafeterias.
Here we go:
With 90 schools spread out over a county the size of Rhode Island, Mobile County Public Schools is the largest restaurant in Alabama, and likely the region.
We serve 40,298 lunches daily.
Each year, we serve
3 million breakfasts
7.8 million lunches
7.7 million bottles of milk
MOBILE, Alabama -- Officials with Greater Gulf State Fair are offering an incentive to students who do well on their EQT’s (End of Quarter Tests) this week.
They’re giving away free tickets to the fair.
Students who score at least a 90 percent on all of their EQT’s will get one admission ticket to the fair, which will be in town Oct. 25-Nov. 3.
This is due to a renewed partnership between the school system and the fair. A few weeks ago, students sold unlimited ride armbands...
The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners is holding a work session to discuss board items Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 1:00 in the board room at the central office located at 1 Magnum Pass.
The regularly scheduled board meeting will take place Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 6:00 in the board room.
Regular Board Meeting 10/23/2013 6:00:00 PMCentral Office Board Room1 Magnum PassMobile, AL 36618
MOBILE, Alabama –Thomas Fuller stopped vacuuming a chair, looked a visitor in the eyes, shook her hand and then talked about how much he’s enjoying his new job at Mobile Infirmary.
“My job is kind of good, kind of easy and kind of fun,” said Thomas, a recent graduate of Augusta Evans, a Mobile County public school where all of the students have special needs.
Thomas is one of 11 MCPSS graduates with disabilities participating in a new program to teach job skills.