Mobile County school officials have a request of all 16,000 of its high school students.
Please, say, “Yes to the Test.”
The school system is expanding its drug testing program through which students and their parents can voluntarily sign up to be added to the pool of students who will be randomly selected for the tests.
“This will help students make the right choices,” Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek said during a news conference this week. “Drug...
“Freedom,” about 300 third-graders from five Mobile County elementary schools sang out in unison.
“Liberty,” they then sang on cue as Lady Liberty prompted them from the stage at Davidson High School’s auditorium.
“It starts with you and me,” the lively crowd continued, adding in some hand motions.
“Because only you can keep the ‘U’ in the USA.”
Mobile County school board members, city leaders and even state officials joined...
Please help Collier Elementary School win $10,000. Joey Large, is a Kindergarten student at Collier Elementary School. His mom entered his photo in the DelMonte First Day of School Photo Contest. After competing with a large number of participants, Joey was named as a Top 20 winner and placed in the final round. The person at the end of this round does not receive a personal reward; however, the school of his/her choice receives a $10,000 dollar donation. ...
Students at participating Mobile County public schools are selling tickets to the Greater Gulf State Fair to benefit their school libraries.
And students at all Mobile County schools who ace their end-of-quarter exams – by scoring at least a 95 percent on them – will get a free general admission ticket to the fair.
This is a new partnership between the Mobile County Public School System and the Grounds, which will host the fair Oct. 25-Nov. 3.
“This is a great opportunity...
MOBILE, Alabama – Third-graders at five Mobile County Public Schools will participate in a new program beginning Thursday to help them learn how to be our “Next Great Americans.”
Through a 10-week social studies curriculum developed by the Liberty Learning Foundation, these students will learn about civics, character, financial responsibility and career readiness.
“We’re doing this to build a deeper understanding in our children about the value of being Americans...
“How do you spell graduate?” George Hall Elementary fifth-grader Jacob Hunter said.
“G-R-A-D-U-A-T-E,” replied classmate Christopher Tucker as they and other students at the Maysville school signed messages in different colored markers on an “It Starts With Us” banner.
The students were asked to write about what they will do to make this a great school year. Their success in school, and eventually in life, after all, starts with what they do now.
Emotions and pride were high during the annual JROTC Brigade Promotion Ceremony held in the MCPSS board room September 6.
Parents, friends and staff members filled the room to watch the best of the best cadets in our JROTC programs receive their promotions. The following cadets were promoted.
Patrick Anderson from Theodore High School was promoted to Cadet Colonel and designated Honorary Army JROTC Brigade Commander of the MCPSS.
Orlanda Jackson from Davidson High School was promoted to Cadet...
Do you have musical talent?
And would you like to earn a $1,000 scholarship?
If so, apply now for one of 20 BayFest scholarships. Winners will have an opportunity to be recognized on-stage at Bayfest, which is Oct. 4-6 in downtown Mobile.
The deadline to submit an application and video audition is Sept. 21. High school students in all grades are eligible.
“By applying for a Bayfest Music Scholarship, local area high school students have the opportunity to receive $1,000 music scholarships...
Blount high school senior Kristopher McKinney has no problem seeing himself as a future pediatrician.
That’s because he has plenty of practice and hands-on experience in the school’s Signature Academy program, the Health Care Access Pathway (HCAP). The health care academy teaches real-life practices during school while giving students hands-on experience.
One recent day, McKinney and his classmates measured other students’ height, weight and blood pressure for their required...
The Mobile County school board today gave Superintendent Martha Peek an outstanding review during her required annual job performance evaluation.
Peek, who just wrapped up her first year as superintendent of the state’s largest school system, earned a perfect score of 100 percent. That was in each of four different categories that the board had set as Peek’s goals for the year:
• To increase the school system’s graduation rate.
• To develop a comprehensive communication/marketing...
MOBILE, Alabama – The Mobile County school board unanimously passed a resolution today objecting to the proposed development of a petroleum storage and distribution facility, also known as an oil tank farm.
The American Tank and Vessel, Inc., wants to build the facility at 1000 Paper Mill Road.
Doing so would pose a threat to several Mobile County public schools nearby in Prichard and Plateau, according to the resolution. Those are: Mobile County Training School, Whitley Elementary School,...
Citronelle High School is seeing RED!
The Citronelle High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) will host a Red Out football game on September 6th to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). NHS members are selling cool red t-shirts to wear to the game on Friday night and inviting the fans to come on the field before the game to form the shape of a heart! To participate, please plan to arrive by 6:30. Come on Citronelle and the community, let’s...
The Mobile County school board is holding its annual retreat today and Wednesday at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear.
As has been the case in years past, the five board members are paying for their own hotel rooms as they gear up for what is always a productive two days of brainstorming and goal settting.
The retreat starts at 9 a.m. today.
The board will hear updates from various members of Superintendent Martha Peek's leadership team on the district's academics, efforts to improve...
High school football has officially begun, and the Mobile County Public School System will be live-streaming games this year.
The school system has converted one of its old delivery trucks into a remote television production unit.
With that, the system will broadcast live every week an MCPSS Game of the Week.
The first to be live-streamed is tonight’s game featuring the LeFlore Rattlers versus the Blount Leopards at Blount.
Calvin Crist, MCPSS’s athletic director, said students...
The Mobile County Public School System is considering making some revisions to its current dress code policy for employees.
The school board will hold two public hearings before voting on whether to accept the changes. The hearings will be on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 at 6 p.m in the board room at the central office facility on Howells Ferry and Schillinger roads.
Human Resources Executive Director Bryan Hack said the updates are in line with dress code policies he has reviewed at several of the...