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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Theodore HS coach featured for career milestone

Posted by Marcie McNeal in Athletics  |  Post a comment

     The softball coach at Theodore High School teaches more than sports to her students.  She enforces a discipline that holds students accountable on field and off.       With sixteen, successful years of experience in teaching sports, Coach Tyler Murray has earned a career milestone.  Read her al.com article by reporter Ben Thomas where she pitches her thoughts on winning.(Pictured left-Tyler Murray has won...

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Howard students hold court

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On Friday, April 4th, students at Florence Howard culminated this year's Big Brother, Big Sister (BBBS) program with a field trip. The "Littles" (Students) were able to go see where their "Bigs" (Big Brothers and Sisters) worked.  After a pizza lunch provided by BBBS, students toured legal offices in the RSA Tower, Renaissance Plaza, U.S. Attorney's Office and District Attorney's office.  Some students even participated in a mock trial, facilitated by District Attorney Ashley Rich. ...

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Airbus distributes coloring book about Aerospace in Mobile

Posted by Marcie McNeal in Communications  |  Comments (1)

“I know about Airbus," an E.R. Dickson kindergarten student excitedly stated, “they make airplanes!” The world-leading aircraft manufacturer, the kindergarten class also found out, made a coloring book.  To mark the anniversary of Airbus groundbreaking event that took place on April 8, 2013, Airbus authored a new coloring book about its A320 Family assembly line.  The assembly line is being constructed at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, in Mobile.  In the...

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A 90/90 reading vision for Brazier students

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    Brazier Elementary has created inspiration and goal-setting through a new group, the AR 90/90 club.  The AR 90/90 club recognizes hard-working students who have achieved 90% of their Accelerated Reader goal with 90% accuracy.  The AR 90/90 club brings encouragement and support to those students who are successfully reading.  There are also benefits to its members-each Friday students in the 90/90 club are allowed to...

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Blount students to represent in International DECA competiton

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      Congratulations to Blount High School students, Carltoria Wallace and Latrice Campbell. The girls recently competed in the DECA State Competition in Birmingham Alabama. Carltoria placed second in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event and Latrice placed second in Hotel and Lodging Management Series. Both students will compete in the DECA International Competition later this year. Additional kudos...

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Baker wins Jubilee BEST's competition

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Baker High School won first place against other area high schools in the Jubilee BEST's Spring Competition. Baker students presented with their robotic inventions in a timeframe of 8 weeks to modify their robot from the fall competition.  In addition, their presentations had to be similar to those given on the Shark Tank, where investors offer money to help in the advancement of the product.  Judges offered Baker $2.2 million dollars of pretend  money and...

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Online Pre-Registration for 2014-15 school year

Posted by Marcie McNeal in Parent and Student Information  |  Post a comment

Preschool pre-registration is Friday, April 11th Children must be age 4 by September 1, 2014 click HERE for more information     Click to view tutorial for New student Registration and Returning Student Registration.  Pre-registration for the school year 2014-2015 is now open for all students in Mobile County through June 1, 2014.  Beginning this year ALL schools will have Online Registration. -No missing work -No long lines -24 hour accessIf...

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Murphy JROTC places in National Drill Championship

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Congratulations to the Murphy Lady Blue Panthers and the Murphy Prowling Panthers Drill Teams. The student/cadets competed in the 2014 Army National Drill Classic Championships at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend. Murphy's Female Unarmed Drill Team and Armed Male Drill Team placed eighth (8th) overall in this National event respectively. The Female earned a fifth (5th) place trophy in the Unarmed Regulation category. They competed against thirty...

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It Starts With Us jingle contest

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  Click to watch the Jingle Contest Informational video brought to you by the talented Baker HS-TV/Video students Students here is your American Idol/The Voice moment!  Show your school system pride by writing a catchy tune to our new brand-It Starts With Us.  If your jingle is chosen you will be seen all around MCPSS, Mobile-maybe Hollywood, via Facebook! Watch the video or read the details below for more information.

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Clark-Shaw teachers win FFT grants

Posted by Marcie McNeal in Schools  |  Comments (3)

    Fund for Teachers (FFT) provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. Three teachers at Clark-Shaw Magnet School received grants this year. Ms. Sondra...

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Monday, April 07, 2014

MGM teacher selected to study in Japan as Keizai Koho Center fellow

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      Lead teacher of Mary G. Montgomery's Teaching & Learning academy, Ms. Denese Wilson doesn't just teach her students to be lifelong learners, she practices it.  She has been selected as a 2014 Keizai Koho Center Fellow winner.  As one of only ten fellows selected from thousands of highly-qualified candidates from both Canada and the United States she will travel to Japan for two weeks.  This...

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Educators from Thailand visit MCPSS, learn about our schools

Posted by Rena Philips in General  |  Comments (2)

Twenty-two educators from Thailand are in Mobile County studying our schools. That includes 11 administrators and faculty of Chiang Rai Rajabhat University and 11 doctoral candidates. The group met with Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek, Acting Chief Academic Officer Karen Mohr and others today to talk about Alabama’s largest school system. Its members will be touring Clark-Shaw Magnet, Allentown Elementary, Causey Middle and Baker High schools on Friday. “The...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Air Force mom returns home, surprises kindergarten son at lunch

Posted by Rena Philips in General  |  Comments (5)

It had been nearly eight months since Staff Sergeant Christy Robinson hugged her 5-year-old son Tristan. Dressed in a cafeteria apron over her camouflage Air Force uniform and home from a Middle Eastern deployment, Robinson surprised her kindergartener at Collier Elementary School today. “Would you like some milk?” she asked as she walked up behind Tristan, who was seated with the rest of Sally Bailey’s kindergarten class. “I already have some,” he said. Stunned,...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Will Elemetary celebrates S.W.A.G. students

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On March 24, 2014, John Will Elementary inducted the first members of the Students With A Goal (S.W.A.G.) Chapter of National Elementary Honor Society. This important milestone in their educational path was celebrated by teachers, staff and parents.  The students from 4th Grade were: Smith Betties III, Anthony Mix Jr., and Amon Williams .The students from 5th Grade were Austin Boykin, Abigail Eldridge, Chloe Harris, Je'Nyiah Meadows-Jesse, Matthias Medrano and Patrick Pettaway Jr. Congratulations...

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PACE students support Mulherin Custodial Home for service learning

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The PACE classes and Student Council of Old Shell Road have decided to support the Mulherin Custodial Home by performing a service learning project to gather goods for current residents. The Mulherin Home is a nonprofit residential facility for people with developmental disabilities. The students will take a field trip to the Mulherin Home on April 10th., and will deliver the goods to the residents during the Marine Corps League’s quarterly visit to the home. This project will not only...

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