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Monday, August 16, 2010

Partners In Education Donate Book Bags

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Hats off to our Partners In Education, First Baptist Snow Road and Crawford Baptist. The ladies' ministries at both of these faith based organizations worked diligently to meet the individual needs of students at Semmes Elementary. Book bags were presented to students who were unable to bring "the tools they needed for school".  Many children will benefit from the donation of these book bags.  The education program at Semmes Elementary requires a team effort and these...

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Whitley Elementary Receives a PIE Donation

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 Whitley Elementary School's Partner in Education, Vulcan Materials Company, made a substantial donation to the school on Thursday, August 12, 2010.  The company donated $1,500 to the school to use for incentives to increase academic success and reward positive behavior.  Pictured are Mr. Morris King, Senior Sales Representative for the Southern and Gulf Coast Division of Vulcan, and Ms. JaaDaa Holcombe, principal of Whitley Elementary.  THANKS, Vulcan Materials! ...

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Saint Mark UMC Gives to Denton

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Christmas in August! On August 11, Denton Middle School received a surprise visit from Santa Claus, but he wasn't wearing his red and white suit.  Dressed in khaki's, Pastor Brian Miller of Saint Mark United Methodist Church on Azalea Road arrived bearing gifts:  back packs, notebooks, glue, paper, pencils, etc.  These essential school supplies will find their way to the hands of Denton students who need them most!    

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Burns Middle Cheerleaders Win Top Place

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 The Burns Middle School cheerleaders were successful at summer camp! This summer the cheerleaders attended UCA camp at the University of Southern Mississippi.  The girls competed the first night in a home dance routine and walked away with 1st place in the Middle School Division.  The following night Kaitlyn Easley placed second in Jump-Off against middle and high school cheerleaders.  Kaitlyn Easley and Gracie Griffin were also selected as All-American Cheerleaders...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Carrying the Torch - Lighting the Way

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Congratulations to Anna Booth, Calcedeaver, Collins Rhodes, George Hall and Indian Springs Elementary Schools for being named Torchbearer Schools for 2009-2010.  The TorchBearer program recognizes high-poverty, high performing public schools in Alabama.  In order to be in the Torchbearer School category, a school must meet all of the following that are applicable to the individual school. · Identified as Meeting the Challenge School. · Identified as Advancing the Challenge...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Local Church Gives Semmes Elementary Assistance

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On Monday, August 2, 2010, Pastor, Kevin Castleberry of Celebration Baptist Church, Semmes, Alabama, presented Semmes Elementary Principal, Sharon B. Anderson, and MCPSS District 2, School Commissioner, Ken Megginson a $1,000.00 check to be used to meet the individual needs of students who may be at risk of not having their personal or individual needs met.  The mission of Semmes Elementary School is to provide all students with a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment, where...

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Monday, August 02, 2010

Public School Choice 2010-2011

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  STATE ANNOUNCES SCHOOLS IN "SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT" STATUS   Students in one (1) school have the option to attend a higher performing school Mobile, Ala., August 2, 2010 - The Alabama State Department of Education has announced that students in one (1) Mobile County Public School have the option to attend a higher performing public school because the school they currently attend has not met state academic requirements for two consecutive years.  As part of...

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Superintendent Addresses Adequate Yearly Progress Report

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This morning the Alabama State Department of Education announced each Alabama school system's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Accountability reports.  Superintendent, Dr. Nichols, held a press conference immediately following to address what this means to the Mobile County Public School System.August 2, 2010, Mobile, AL-  Before we talk about our Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP results, let me give you a little background about AYP and how we are measured.  In 2001, the federal...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Special Called Meeting Board Actions - July 15, 2010

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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners approved the following assignments during its Special Called meeting July 22, 2010.  Assistant Princpals will be approved during the next Special Called meeting which will be held Wednesday, July 28, 2010. That meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Central Office.  The Central Office is located at 1 Magnum Pass.  CERTIFIED ASSIGNMENTS 2010-2011          List...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dodge Students Give Book Reviews

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 The Dodge Elementary students participating in the summer enrichment program had "S'MORE" fun with reading and math activities. Preview thier reviews of summer reading books.Because of Winn Dixie ReviewsReview by Zariah:          Review by Christian                            Frindle...

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Get Smart, Too!

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The Information Technology department is holding the first Mobile County Public Schools Get SMART, Too:  SMART Board Users Conference.  The conference will be held, Tuesday, July 20th at Clark-Shaw Magnet School.  Beginning at 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. sessions will cover many SMART skills, such as SMART Response Clickers, Early Childhood Resources for the SMART Board, Teaching Reading Street the SMART Way, SMART Review Games, and much more!  The conference will also feature...

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Castlen Elementary's Amazing Math Camp

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Kelly Evans works with her campers to develop multiplicative reasoning skills that will last a lifetime! The Ongoing Assessment Process (OGAP) is a program used by Vermont schools and has proven to be a huge success in building mathematical reasoning skills to improve student learning across the state.  Nationally and internationally respected consultant Beth Hulbert, is at Castlen Elementary for two weeks sharing her expertise with teachers in grades three through five. ...

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Planning for Success

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    Florence Howard Elementary School is taking a serious approach to ensuring the highest quality education possible.  Florence Howard educators are continuously striving to develop instructional methods to best meet the needs of students.  This summer, teachers of all grade levels participated in the school's Teacher Academy Program. The session gave teachers the opportunity to learn research based strategies for reading and math that promote...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Board Approved 2011 Budget Cuts

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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners approved several budget cuts during its Special Called Board Meeting July 15th, 2010. The Board will hold two public hearings in August to determine the budget that will be sent to the state in September.   Passed5-01.CENTRAL OFFICE RESTRUCTURING•• Uphold approval of Reduction in Force positions, excluding bus drivers. Rehire 61 probationary drivers  $1,639,524.92 Passed5-02.CUT TRANSPORTATION BUDGET BACK...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Board Actions from July 15, 2010 Special Called Meeting

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The Board approved all items on the agenda, with the exception of the appointments of Assistant Principals. The Board will meet Thursday, July 22, 2010 for a Special Called Board meeting to take action on Assistant Principal assignments. B.14    Appointment of Certified Personnel List 1: Certified Assignments Adams NathanVigor H/SAtchison AngelaHamilton E/SBaggett CourtneySpecial ProgramsBarnes BrandolynBlount H/SBarnes Brenda RBelsaw/CalcedeaverBarnes ShundraLott...

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