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Monday, May 24, 2010

RobotEx goes to Dallas and comes back a winner!

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Davidson High School brings home a first place award from the first ever BEST National Championship in Dallas. BEST stands for Boosting Engineering Science and Technology The journey began in November when the school's team RobotEx finished in the top 3 in these major categories: 2nd place Overall Scoring, 3rd place Robot, First Place Exhibit Booth, 3rd Place Engineering Notebook, First Place SolidWorks software and First Place Website. The team then took its skills and robot to the regional...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

World Harmony Runs through Forest Hill and Semmes Elementary Schools

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Imagine harmony throughout the world. How can that happen? Maybe it will start at Mobile County Public Schools. The World Harmony Run made its way into Forest Hill Elementary and Semmes Elementary schools recently. The World Harmony Run is a global torch relay that symbolizes our hopes for a more harmonious world. The runners shared lessons in friendship, cultural diversity and peace building. A runner carrying a lit torch entered the two schools to the delight of the students. The children...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Watch the High School Graduations-LIVE plus Order a DVD copy!

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Click to order your DVD copy to PRESERVE the MEMORIESThe Mobile County Public School System's IT Department and Communication TV Network will bring the high school graduations to you LIVE via the internet.  Click on the weblink: mms://caching1.mcpss.com/graduation or the photo (on the right) and view the graduations held at the USA Mitchell Center from your computer.  This is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends who live around the world to witness this monumental...

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

2010 Outstanding Teachers of MCPSS

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Congratulations to Angela Howie, a fifth-grade teacher at Booth Elementary, David Lawrence, a language arts teacher at Causey Middle, and Emily Prine, a geometry teacher at Theodore High School.  Each were named The Mobile Area Education Foundation's (MAEF) 2010 Elementary, Middle and High School Outstanding Teachers! Superintendent, Dr. Roy Nichols, and School Board President, Mr. Bill Meredith, were on hand with MAEF representatives to surprise each teacher at his/her school...

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Hankins Teacher Chosen as a New Leader for New Schools

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New Leaders for New Schools, a non-profit organization has selected Ms. Debra Broughton, teacher at Hankins Middle School, to participate in the 2010 Residency Cohort of new leaders across America. The experience will consist of three components; (1) Summer Foundational Seminar at Boston University and Harvard University in (2) Foundational Seminars in selected cities across the United States and a (3) Principal Residency in a secondary urban school in Memphis, Tennessee.The mission of NLNS is...

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The Mobile Opera is Coming to MCPSS!

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The Mobile Opera is coming to Mobile County Public Schools!Yes, Pigaro, the French Chef and his diner friends, Pearl and Paul, are coming to our schools and singing their way to help our elementary students make better food choices. Funded by MCPSS CNP, The Mobile Opera has an original production entitled, "Pigaro's Diner" that is written and directed by Scott Wright.  Pigaro's Diner, a K-5 program addressing the problem of childhood obesity, is set to premiere...

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Bryant Students Help Serve the Community

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In April, students from Bryant High school and the community helped the Youth Activist Coalition clean abandoned graves at Oddfellows Cemetery in Irvington.  The students worked for three hours raking and removing debris from several graves.  Students removed 46 bags of leaves and other debris.

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Local Filmmakers Inspire Burns Students

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Newly formed group, SAFA, allows students to see their work on the big screenBefore Christmas break last year, Renae Brewer Cox, a seventh grade teacher at Burns Middle School, collaborated with local filmmakers, Abby Long and Margaret Broach, to form the Student and Filmmaker Alliance (SAFA) in order to inspire her students to write. Ms. Brewer Cox's original idea was to enter the best essays written by her students into a random drawing every year, and local filmmakers would create a short...

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Clark Shaw Students make National Rankings

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In March of this year a select group of  Clark-Shaw Magnet students who were  enrolled in French I took the National French Exam  Thousands of students nationwide took this exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Of the 17 Clark-Shaw who took the exam, three placed within the top ten percent at the state level and two placed within the top ten percent at the national level.  Eighth grader Kristen White placed 6th at the national level in category...

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McDavid Jones Dresses Up to Celebrate Testing

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Students who attended school between April 23rd and March 7th were rewarded with a Tea Party and Dress Up Day celebration at McDavid-Jones Elementary.  These dates were important because they are the dates of ARMT, SAT 10 and Writing Assessments.  All students regardless of grade level participated in the Tea.  We want all students to know how important it is to come to school everyday.  The smiles on the faces of the students were incredible as they saw the tables with tablecloths...

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Mobile County Water Festival Teaches Environmental Stewardship

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Fourth graders from Castlen Elementary School learned first hand just how difficult it is to remove oil from water during a filtration exercise at the second annual Mobile County Water Festival. The water festival is an educational event that provides hands on activities where students learn about their community's water, where it comes from, how to keep it clean, and how their actions can affect water quality. During the filtration exercise, led by ADEM's Randy Shaneyfelt, students tried...

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Forest Hill Motivates with a Pie Throwing Pep Rally

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Forest Hill principal, Mrs. Smith decided to provide her elementary students with motivation for the recent high stakes testing. For the weeks of testing, students who were on time, ready to work and tried their very best on the test each day were given daily entries for a drawing. This drawing entitled them access to a celebratory pep rally featuring Blount High School's band, cheerleaders, flag girls, and dance team. The highlight of this activity was that 5 lucky students...

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Elementary Schools Succeed at State Technology Fair

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Dodge, Robbins, and Hutchens Elementary students participated in the State Technology Fair on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Montgomery, Alabama on the Auburn in Montgomery campus.  Congratulations to the winners on the success of your technology teams!Robbins Elementary Tylon Barry, Aundrey Washington, and Aaron Hope with their project titled Tour Bus Challenge in the Hardware/Robotics Level II category.  Dodge ElementaryAlyssa Schum received a 2nd place trophy for her SMART Notebook...

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Vigor Receives Presidential Transformational Visit

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On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Alabama State University made one of two stops from the Presidential Transformational Tour for Mobile County at C.F. Vigor High School. To celebrate the evolution of a better, brighter ASU, President Dr. William H. Harris and the ASU Campus Road Team will be touring selected schools in Huntsville, Birmingham, Dothan, Mobile, and Montgomery. As the tour bus arrived the team was greeted by the Vigor High School Marching Band and Cheerleaders in the front of the school...

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Council First Graders Learn to Earn

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During the last six weeks the first grade students at Council Traditional IB World School have been working on one of their six IB units of inquiry.  They have been learning that communities have a responsibility to provide goods and services connected to supply and demand.  The students have learned about scarcity and supply and demand.  They have explored how these things effect the price of items for example Zhu zhu pets.  They have learned about stores that...

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