Health Science students from Bryant Career Technical Center participated in the Dodge Elementary Career Carnival on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The career fair was a great opportunity for the pre-medical students to present knowledge and demonstrate hands-on skills learned as part of the program. The elementary students listened attentively and asked questions as the high school students shared their learning experiences and their future post-secondary goals. This was the second year that the...
The Dauphin Island Elementary dolphins are swimming upstream this year. While students are excelling in reading, writing, and arithmetic, they are also learning the importance of good character. Each month fifth-grade students are chosen to assist Principal Diane Allgood in the implementation of the school-wide character initiative. This team of students can be heard each day during morning announcements encouraging classmates to be on the best behavior by offering practical ways to be respectful,...
The Calloway-Smith Robotics team proved to be competitive among other schools from the Mobile County and other counties from southwest Alabama at the B.E.S.T competition at the U.S.A Mitchell Center. This was the first time Calloway-Smith Middle was represented in a robotics competition. The Robotic-Wildcats received two awards for its hard work and preparation. They won the Blood, Sweat, and Duct Tape Award and the Heart of Jubilee Award. The student body is very excited for their Robotic-Wildcats...
Dodge Elementary PACE teacher, Janet Leffard, received one of four Jenice Riley Awards from the Alabama Humanities Foundation on October 7, 2013, in Birmingham, AL. The ceremony was held at The Club and acclaimed author, Winston Groom was the featured speaker. Ms. Leffard wrote a grant proposal to create archaeology boxes to share with the grade levels at Dodge and her fellow PACE teachers in the Mobile County Public School System. The boxes will contain items purchased from the University of...
PRICHARD, Alabama – Principal JaaDaa Holcomb couldn’t stop grinning as she walked the hallways of the brand new Whitley Elementary.
Her 385 students will move into the new campus - built adjacent to the original 1960s campus in southeast Prichard - on Monday.
On Friday, one class at a time, the students got a sneak peak at their beautiful and brightly lit school. Walking in lines, the students carried books and other supplies to place in their new classrooms so they’ll be ready...
Semmes Middle School faculty, staff and students donated more than $2,500 for the Loustalot family during our school-wide fundraiser in September.
Skye Loustalot, a 7th grader at Semmes Middle School, was diagnosed in June with osteosarcomal, a type of bone cancer.
"It is amazing how young children can be so supportive and giving to a fellow student in need. It was so wonderful to watch a group of young people donate so generously for Skye," said teacher Kim Wakefield.
School officials say...
MOBILE, Alabama -- Leaders from each of Mobile County's public schools were recognized Wednesday by the Drug Education Council.
The Council held its 14th Annual Superintendent's Red Ribbon Leadership Awards at the Mobile Convention Center.
These students were selected to represent their schools:
Alba Middle: Allyson Cornelius
Allentown Elementary: Ethan Barker
Baker High: Robbie Cronk
B.C. Rain High: Normandi Williams
Belsaw/Mt. Vernon: Gabby Marks
Booker T. Washington: Veronica...
October is Statewide Parent Visitation Month.
So, if you’re a parent, we hope that you’ve already scheduled a conference with your child’s teachers to discuss his or her progress. (If not, please call your child’s school and schedule one now).
Mobile County schools are embracing the month’s theme, “Better Together,” because children do perform better in school if their parents and teachers are on the same page and are working together.
Here are five...
MOBILE, Alabama -- It’s Stomp Out Bullying week in Mobile County’s public schools.
Various schools are hosting events throughout the week. Here’s a schedule of some of the events:
Burroughs Elementary: AT&T Alabama Pioneers is presenting its Decision Tree for Bullying Prevention book to students at 9 a.m.
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich’s office is holding a news conference to kick off the week and showing displays of anti-bullying drawings...
WEST MOBILE, Alabama -- About 300 people packed a gymnasium on a rainy Sunday for the dedication of the new Taylor-White Elementary in West Mobile.
But the most special guests were the school's namesakes: Dr. Lemuel Taylor and Dr. Edward White, both of whom retired as assistant superintendents of the Mobile County Public School System in 1987.
"It's a joyous pleasure I never thought I'd experience," Taylor said of the dedication.
Rain stopped just in time for the crowd to step out front to...
MOBILE, Alabama -- Robotics teams from Davidson and Baker high schools will advance to the South’s BEST Regional Competition at Auburn University, following stellar performances in the local competition Saturday.
Davidson received the first place overall BEST Award and had the third-place robot, while Baker had the first-place robot.
Every year, there’s a new challenge for the BEST robotics teams from across the country.
This year’s competition is called “Gatekeeper...
WEST MOBILE, Alabama – Mobile County school officials will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Taylor-White Elementary School in west Mobile on Sunday.
The dedication will be at 2 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium and will be followed immediately by the ribbon cutting out front.
Taylor-White Elementary opened to its approximately 500 students on Aug. 19. It was built on Eliza Jordan Road with $11 million in federal stimulus funds.
The school is one of the first built in...
MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile County public school officials are monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Karen as models have the storm making landfall in either Alabama or Florida over the weekend.
The plan, as of Friday afternoon, is to open all 90 schools on Monday.
"As always with severe weather, the situation is being monitored and decisions are being made with the best interest of our students and employees in mind," said Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek.
MOBILE, Alabama -- Thousands of Mobile County students celebrated reading and learned about friendship today as part of the national “Read for the Record.”
The children read – or listened to special guests at their schools as they read – the book “Otis” by Loren Long.
Read for the Record is when millions of children across the country promote childhood literacy by reading the same book, which is selected by Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation.
MOBILE, Alabama -- Students at Old Shell Road Magnet School are growing their own food to eat.
The school has planted cabbage and rosemary in large planters in front of the school. There are plans to plant fruit trees. And this spring, the school will grow tomatoes and other vegetables.
Why cabbage and rosemary?
“We were trying to pick something that grows fast so the kids will see results,” said Principal Karen Hilsee.
Old Shell Road, which has about 400 students and focusing...