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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Haskew launches annual leadership day

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      Pearl Haskew elementary students participated in the school's First Annual Leadership Day on Friday, March 21. This student-led day welcomed parents, local educators, Central Office staff, the Mobile Area Education Foundation and various business and community leaders, including Senator Bill Hightower, Rep. David Sessions, Rep. Margie Wilcox and County Commissioner Jerry Carl. The day represented being a leader...

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Special called Board meeting March 31, 2014

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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners is holding a special called Board meeting Monday, March 31st at noon in the Board room at the Central Office. Agenda is below.     Meeting Agenda A. CALL TO ORDER B. ACTION ITEMS 1. Non-Renewal of Certifi .. 2. Non-Renewal of Employe .. 3. Resignation of Certifi .. 4. Assignment of Certifie .. 5. Resignations...

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Saturday, March 29, 2014


Friday, March 28, 2014

Bringing Home the Gold

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The Mobile County All Stars comprised of eight athletes recently traveled to Montgomery Alabama to compete in the Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament. THEY WON GOLD and are the State Champions. Players were chosen from a local Special Olympics basketball tournament. Congratulations to team members Antrell Nichols, Andrew Hubbard, Reggie Glaude, Keyon Peters, Justyn Williams, Xavier Bozeman, William Anderson, Tyler Smith and coaches Shane Stewart and Sheryl Thomas.

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Mobile County Health Department assisting with insurance marketplace enrollment

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MOBILE, Ala. – As thousands of Americans continue to consider their options regarding the new federal health insurance marketplace, trained staff at the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) are prepared to help uninsured residents navigate the new system. Certified application counselors are available on weekdays at all MCHD health center sites across Mobile County from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Trained staff members also have been reaching out to the public at various community events to...

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Murphy student raised money for picnic tables; needs help installing

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A Murphy High School student has raised $9,000 to purchase 14 new picnic tables to place on her beloved school campus. Now, she needs your help. Murphy sophomore Sarah Eiland plans to put the tables together and install them around the sprawling Midtown Mobile campus this Saturday (March 29). She will meet volunteers on the tennis courts by South Street at 9 a.m. “If we have to put together all of these tables by ourselves, they won’t be out before the end of the school year,”...

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Regions Virtual Credit Card Means $$ for the MCPSS

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Regions Bank recently presented Mobile County Public Schools with a $247,428 check as part of a cash-back program.  With the school system’s large budget, officials realized they could get a return on school spending by utilizing the Regions Virtual Purchasing Card. The Board of School Commissioners approved starting the program in 2010, and as a result, MCPSS received $156,592 in cash back that first year. Over the last couple of years, 300 of MCPSS’s vendors have been added...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mcpss.tv now broadcasting on Roku boxes, AT&T U-verse

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In just a week and a half, 1,300 Mobile County residents have already downloaded the new mcpss.tv channel on their Roku boxes at home. “That’s significant because we haven’t even told people that it is available yet,” said MCPSS Executive Director of Technology David K. Akridge. “They’re finding the channel on their own as they are browsing and they are watching it.” AT&T U-verse’s On Demand recently began broadcasting mcpss.tv on channel 99....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Avoid the bugs, Whitley students receive a lesson from the Health Dept.

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    On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Whitley Elementary 5th grade classes were visited by Mr. Hayes and Mr. Brown from the Mobile County Health Department to speak to about mosquito control.  Students enjoyed learning how to stop raising mosquitoes in their yards by checking their yards and surroundings twice a week to make sure there aren't areas that were mosquito breeding grounds.  They also learned that by keeping the mosquito population down,...

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Schools hold an education discussion with local leaders

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Senator Hightower Meets With Educators and Businessmen St. Elmo Elementary was the host site of an educational meeting with the community.  Distinguished guests such as Senator Bill Hightower joined with business and industry representatives which included Sandra Koblas, Director of Human Resources for Austal USA, Phil Bartle, Director of Human Resources for Holcim, Inc., Susan McRae, and sales representative for Bill Miller Photography. Superintendent...

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Theodore robotics team receives community support

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Mr. Rowell and Mr. Debrow Congratulations to Theodore High School teacher, Ms. Beane who received a grant from the Mobile County Mid-South Education Foundation for $1,275.00. The grant will be used to help the Theodore Robotics team. To lend a supporting hand to this Foundation for education, just elect to contribute $1.00 on your monthly water bill. Presenting the check to Mr. Rowell is Mr. Joe Debrow, Foundation member.  

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Scarborough Middle inducts fifty students in NJHS

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Recently, the C.L. Scarborough Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society proudly inducted fifty new members into this illustrious student organization.  The new members have consistently demonstrated the five tenets of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character throughout this school year.  Congratulations to the students and their families, adviser Mrs. Maati Ta-Neter, faculty, staff and principal Dr. Jason Lafitte. 

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It starts with "Fit to Teach" at Collins-Rhodes

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  Click to view how Collins-Rhodes teachers are promoting health Collins-Rhodes Elementary has adopted a new program based on an old theory.  The program, called “Fit to Teach,” provides educators with a time to focus on fitness, which can be difficult to fit in their daily schedules.Between teaching, IEP meetings, data meetings, and behavior intervention plans, manyeducators are susceptible to high stress levels, elevated blood pressure and cardio pulmonary disease....

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Spencer-Westlawn visualizes success

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You automatically know when walking into the front entrance of Spencer-Westlawn Elementary that this school does things BIG.  With 9- to 10-ft Transformers greeting you at the door, the students at Spencer-Westlawn are reminded to go above and beyond in school performance.   The Transformers are just one of many visual displays in the school.  Each hallway is filled with 3D-like bulletin boards.  These boards offer an inspiring twist on a staple of  elementary and middle...

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MCPSS cafeteria workers invent new dishes for Commodities Cook-off

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MCPSS cafeteria workers experimented with new recipes this morning in the district’s first ever Commodities Cook-Off, and they were judged by aspiring high school chefs. The contest was designed to allow child nutrition workers come up with recipes for a new potato soup base by Old South Foods, which offered a $100 first-place prize. Child Nutrition Director Suzanne Yates thought it would be fun to add four other categories to give cafeteria workers a chance to come up with creative and...

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