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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MGM sets a new record during community service drive

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  Mary G. Montgomery's student leadership hosted a Be the Match registration drive on May 7, 2014. Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to helping every patient get the life-saving transplant they need. The student group had a total of 75 people join the Be the Match bone marrow registry during their drive. The high school not only served the community in...

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North Mobile holds 1st Writing Showcase and Math Day

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Jonathan Trahan, Aaron Belt, T.J. Jackson, Miya Herndon, Destiny Duncan, Hannah Leveritt, Kenneth Bennett, Zoey Bunn, Marquess Withers, Avian Gatley, Katie Chandler,Rachel Lowrey, Tiffany Davis, Hannah Odom, Janie Best, Seven Walton, Bailey Pritchett, Duncan Reed, Bradyn Peterson, Victoria Dubois, Haven Howard, Emma Knowles, Takayla Washington, Trevor Aaron, Kealan Reed, Keelee Holifield, Joeylly Godwin, Landon Breland, Clair Boyett, Owen Hearn North...

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Blount Career Tech students win national finance contest

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Congratulations to the Blount High School Career Tech students.  The group entered in the Council for Economic Education created this program called Gen i Revolution, a national contest on financial literacy.   The students had to solve 15 missions about financial literacy and then create the 16th mission. They submitted a written and a video submission for this contest competing against students from all over the United States and won! The team’s Mission topic is the...

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ROTC holds 1st Raider Team Challenge

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The MCPSS JROTC Department held its 1st ever "Raider Team Challenge" event.  The event was held at Blakeley State Park and consisted of three grueling events where schools county-wide were invited to participated in a:  Physical Fitness Team Challenge, a Litter carry in conjunction with a land navigation course, and a tug of war contest which was the grand finale.    Mary G. Montgomery High School took home the second and third place trophies while a team...

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Scarborough Middle students pack for community service

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Scarborough Middle School Junior Civitan Club recently volunteered at the Bay Area Food Bank, in which they packed 795 backpacks. The mission of the Backpack Program is to meet the needs of chronically hungry children by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. The Backpacks were filled with enough food for six meals and two snacks. The students volunteers for four hours and made a difference in...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

List of summer school programs for elementary, middle and high school students

Posted by Rena Philips in Parent and Student Information  |  Post a comment

  Mobile County Public Schools is offering summer school at two elementary schools, two middle schools and all 12 high schools. We will also operate a Second Chance Academy for students in grades seven and eight at Davidson High School. Here is information about when to register and when the programs will be offered:    Elementary School Summer Program Who: Students in grades 1 through 4. Where:...

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Instructional Technology Dept. offers courses on the 3C's this summer

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The Department of Instructional Technology will start NEW onLine eLearning courses along with face to face sessions for Mobile County Public School teachers. This year's theme concentrates on the 3Cs: Communication, Collaboration and Creation The Dept. of Instructional Technology has something for everyone.  Teachers will have the option to attend traditional Face2Face Workshops or they can choose to take a 4 week online PD courses.  Both have advantages, it's only a matter of...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Students qualify to attend the National History Day in Washington

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Recently Mobile County Public School students competed in the Alabama History Day competition at Auburn-Montgomery.  A total of five groups won, making them eligible to compete at the National History competition which will be held June 15th- 19th at the University of Maryland.  Congratulations to student winners from Burns Middle, Phillips Prep and Semmes Middle School. Semmes Middle:With a majority of 3 winners out of five, all nine Semmes students received honors Back Row...

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Mary G. Montgomery students now certified specialists in Microsoft Office

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Mary Kimmons, Katlynn Brady, Sarah Mitchell, Gabe McGraw, Amber Turner, and Hunter Porter The Mobile County Career Technical Education program is providing a career advanced opportunity to its students to become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist 2013. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 is the world's most recognized information worker certification program. The new MOS 2013 exam includes  performance-based certification testing. The new exams improve...

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Students take a spin during the MCPSS Road-e-o

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The Mobile County Public Schools' annual Driver's Education Road-e-o at Ladd-Peebles stadium is a competition for the young and more experienced drivers.The event course gives drivers approximately nine obstacles to cover.  Identical to the state driving test, the course fills the entire front parking lot of the stadium.  Student drivers have been learning these particular skills during his/her driver's education and MCPSS in conjunction with the state can actually give the...

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Gilliard archery earns top three spot in the state

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The Gilliard Gator Archery team recently attended the Alabama State Tournament and placed 3rd out of 16 elementary schools at the state level. This is the second time in team history the Gator team has placed in the top three at the state tournament. Scoring a total of 3001 points, the students work as a team to move forward.  The top 12 scores out of the 24 team shooters are added to get the team score. Each team must have at least 4 girls or 4 boys in their top 12 to be eligible...

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Booth students support the troops

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  During the month of December, Booth Elementary students demonstrated community service by sending treats and a Christmas banner to the brave soldiers aboard the USS Mason in Norfolk, Virginia.  The students wanted to show military men and women that they appreciated their commitment to our country.  Further, at Christmas time, they wanted to send a little Christmas joy to remind them that they are not forgotten! The students' banner was a nice surprise...

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Citronelle FFA Career Development Teams place at District Competition

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  The Citronelle High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently attended Alabama FFA South District Competitions at Enterprise High School. Citronelle proudly came away with wins for all teams involved. FFA Agricultural Construction Team-Silver Rated FFA Floriculture Team- Silver Rated FFA Nursery Landscape Team- Second Place. The Nursery Landscape Team will proceed to state competition at Auburn University in the month of June.  High Scorer for the Nursery...

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Friday, April 18, 2014

'You are what you eat' wins art contest for Summer Feeding Program

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The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) is providing lunches through the Summer Food Service Program this summer. This year we have added something new: four buses that will travel to different schools delivering lunches. The CNP recently held a contest to name and design the buses asking students to send in pictures, sayings and names for the buses. The judging is over and the big winner for the design on the bus is Thomas Savell, a first grade student in Mrs. Tillman’s...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

All MCPSS juniors to take the ACT on Wednesday for free

Posted by Rena Philips in General  |  Post a comment

All juniors in Mobile County public high schools will take the ACT college entrance exam free of charge on Wednesday, April 23. There will be a make-up test on May 7, but we encourage all juniors to come to school on the 23rd  on time and prepared to take the test. We hope you will get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast, which is now available for free at all MCPSS schools. This is part of Alabama’s Plan 2020, under which students in grades 3 through 8 will take new standardized...

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