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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Teachers lead, implement learning as top Gizmo users

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Congratulations Gizmo Leaders!   Many of Mobile County’s teachers embraced and implemented Gizmos with their students this year. A Gizmo leader uses Gizmos in their classroom instruction on a regular basis. They can implement whole class, small group or student can log on individually to work. To determine the leaders, Gizmos look at teacher and student logins and recognize those teachers that have implemented Gizmos with fidelity throughout the school year.Gizmos are online Math/Science...

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O'Rourke places 1st overall in math competition

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  O’Rourke Elementary's math team recently competed in the district wide fifth grade math competition. There was a total of 19 different private and public schools consisting of more than 200 students. O'Rourke students worked very hard and it paid off. The team came in first overall and second for ciphering. Congratulations to these hardworking students. The following is a list of team members and coaches: (students) Miguel Gapud, Tanner Jackson, Joe Hulcher,...

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New Horizons Credit Union scholarship winners

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Congratulations to the four MCPSS student winners of the New Horizons Credit Union 2014 Scholarship recipients.    Left to Right: ·         Raekwon Williams, Daphne High School o   Will be attending Emory College in Atlanta, GA, with a dual major in Neuroscience & Theology with a concentration in Psychology. ·         Mecca Rashid, Mattie T Blount High School o  ...

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Council Traditional teacher honored for giving back

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On May 15, 2014 Council Traditional honored third grade teacher, Ms. Sally Burns with a special dedication.  The school recognized her for her work in creating and maintaining the butterfly garden in the courtyard. The design of the garden was completed by Gregory Robertson, the art teacher. Ms. Burns, a very generous third grade teacher at Council, has been committed to maintaining the school’s grounds beautiful by planting flowers before & after school and on her weekends.  This...

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Phillips student wins Mobile Bar Association essay award

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         Phillips Prep sixth grader, Parker Inman was awarded second place by the Mobile Bar Association for his essay, “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” during the Annual Law Day luncheon held at The Battle House Hotel on May 16, 2014. Parker was accompanied by his mother, Brooke Inman,  and his grandfather, Randy Christain. His social studies teacher, Ms. Danielle Taylor, encouraged Parker to take...

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Murphy students receive Microsoft Office Specialist certification

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Congratulations to the following Murphy HS students who received Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 certifications.  Pictured below: Back row (left to right): Carissa Foster (Word), Rome Parker (Excel), Hang Vu (Word, Excel, PP), Michael Davis (Word, Excel), Trent Overstreet (Word), Joseph Nevison (Word, PP); First row (left to right): Sara Chirambo (Word), Sara Armstrong (Word).   Go Panthers!

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B.C. Rain teacher selected for National Geographic expedition

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National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions Announce 2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows Program to Send 25 Teachers on Expeditions as Outdoor Classroom for Professional Development Congratulations to Angela Crawford from B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, Alabama she has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2014 Fellows, a group of twenty-five highly respected educators from the United States and Canada, will...

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MCPSS Special Olympics team victorious at state games

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Congratulations to the thirty eight athletes representing 12 different schools in the Mobile County Public Schools.  On Friday, May 16th, Team Mobile County hit the trail for the Special Olympic State Games in Troy, Alabama where athletes went for the Gold in the sports of Track & Field, Bocce, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Golf, Baseball, Equestrian, and Swimming.Opening Ceremonies were held Friday evening in Trojan Arena at Troy University and Competitions held through different venues...

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Ronald Rowell named 2014-2015 Alabama's High School Principal of the Year

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  Ronald Rowell, principal of Theodore High School in the Mobile County School System, has been named 2014-2015 Alabama High School Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP).  Rowell will represent the state of Alabama in a national judging of high school leaders in the National Principal of the Year Program sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals(NASSP).  Rowell earned...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MCPSS educator gives a Fresh Take to an NEA challenge question

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Fresh Take                                   What Gets You Out of Bed on a School Day?                                         ...

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Burns middle performs aboard the USS Alabama

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The Burns Jazz band Parents and the community enjoyed an evening of music aboard the USS Alabama thanks to Burns Middle students.  All four of the Burns Middle bands performed special selections on May 8, 2014. The advanced concert band, wind ensamble, Jazz band and beginner Bands performed for a crowd of 400-500 parents, grandparents, borthers , sisters and friends.  The concert was complete with two special additions: a tour...

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Art teacher wins state PTA middle school teacher of the year

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Ms. Stuart at PTA awards banquet in Huntsville When you walk down the halls of Burns Middle, you might find it hard to look straight ahead.  That's because throughout the building-even on the ceiling, there are works of art from the students.  Art educator, Ms. Stuart has been using her creative talent and cheerful spirit to teach students for seventeen years at Burns Middle.  And this year, her work...

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Theodore honors the best of its 2014 class

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Theodore`s top of the class The top students from Theodore High School's 2014 graduating class were recently honored for their hardwork by school administrators.  Transported by limousine, the students celebrated with a luncheon at Felix's Fish Camp.  Joined by the senior class sponsors, counselor, assistant principal, and principal, the students received accolades for excellence in academics.  Pictured left to right - Michael...

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Citronelle soccer team to perform in state playoffs

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Headed to the State Play offs Congratulations to the Citronelle High School boys soccer team for making it to the State Playoffs.  The team scored big in Huntsville, Alabama, after working extremely hard and putting in the dedication to practice.  Not only are they going to State but congratulations to Coach Pippin for being chosen as the South's Soccer Team Coach.  He will coach during state's...

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Eichold-Mertz awarded library grant

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The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation has awarded Eichold-Mertz Elementary a library book grant for this school year.  The award is based on author Lois Lenski of the 1946 Newbery Medal Award Winning book "Strawberry Girl".  Her foundation emphasizes encouraging young people to not only read, but to LOVE to read.   The staff and students at Eichold-Mertz Elementary extend their thanks to the foundation for the wonderful books.    ...

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