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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Foster Grandparent Book Dedication 2010

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 The Mobile Foster Grandparent Program provided Washington Middle School with three "grandparents" to serve as reading tutors for the 6th and 7th grades.  They were honored this school year with a "Dedicated Book Plate" in 3 different Washington Library books of their choice.Pictured are: L to R: Mrs. Ethel Grayson, Mrs. Willie K. Hill and Mrs. Mary L. Finch. Serving as a student library volunteer and presenting the 3 dedicated books is 6th grader, Tacarra...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Five MCPSS Schools Awarded Renaissance Certification

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Area School Receives National RecognitionCouncil Elementary, Dauphin Island Elementary, St. Elmo Elementary, Tanner-Williams Elementary, O'Rourke Elementary and Dickson Elementary have been awarded national certification recognition for outstanding performance in education, Renaissance Learning announced today.  These schools were awarded the Renaissance Model School Certification in Reading by the Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., based company. Model School certification indicates that their...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Congratulations Information Technology

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Congratulations to the MCPSS Information Technology Division. It recently was named the 21st Century Achievement Award Winner in the category of Education and Academia by Computerworld. The Computerworld Honors Program recognizes individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society. The award recipients represent ten industry and government sectors in the United States and worldwide.Computerworld Magazine interviewed David Akridge, the Executive Manager of our Information...

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Reflections of a Cadet JROTC Summer Camp 2010

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Get up! Get up!  Formation at 0530, PT clothes.  Get up! Get moving!  You have 30 minutes before you are late.That is how I started my first full day at Summer Camp, although that is not the name the Instructors use.  The Instructors call it the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge or JCLC.  It seems there is an acronym for everything in the army.  PT is physical training.  I'll soon find out what PT really means.Sleepy, but dressed in shorts, t-shirt and my...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Murphy Student gives back with books

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Murphy High School student Elexis Stallworth wants to give back to her community. She will be doing just that at Books a Million in Bel Air Mall June 20th from  1-4.Three years ago, Elexis had been nominated by one of her teachers to attend the Junior National Youth Leadership conference in Washington D.C. and represent Murphy High and Mobile . That nomination earned her a Proclamation by Mayor Sam Jones and the Mobile City Council recognizing May 29, 2007 as Elexis Stallworth Day. Elexis...

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Congratulations to MMRC Reading Teacher of the Year

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The Metro-Mobile Reading Council proudly announces its 2010 Reading Teacher of the Year, Ms. Angel Pham. She is a first grade teacher at O'Rourke Elementary who promotes literacy in her school and community. Ms. Pham will receive accolades at the MMRC Fall Meeting in September and at the Alabama Reading Association Fall Conference in Birmingham in November.   MMRC will also recognize the following outstanding educators during the MMRC fall event for their commitment to literacy: ...

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Get Connected with Friends for Summer Reading

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J. E. Turner teacher Lauren Brannon wants summer readers to get connected so she created a summer reading wikispace. This is an internet-based discussion forum for three grade levels, 5th, 7th, and 9th.  Ms. Brannon chose one book from the summer reading lists of those three grades to include as an option for discussion. The three books are: The Tiger Rising, by Kate DiCamillo ,Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech and The Giver by Lois Lowry.   This basically works like an online book...

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MCPSS educator to study Supreme Court cases

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Nate Smith the curriculum supervisor for social studies with the Mobile County Public School System, will travel to Washington, DC this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute.  After a highly competitive application process, 30 educators were selected to participate this year, out of the more than 150 applications received.  The Institute, open to educators, including curriculum specialist, in the field of law-related and civic education, is co-sponsored by Street...

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Westlawn Honors TIES Students

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Westlawn Elementary School held its annual TIES Mentoring Club Banquet at the Bienville Club on Friday, May 14th at 11 am. This club is comprised up of 4th & 5th grade boys, mentors/professional business & community leaders, three advisors: Mrs. Yvonne Johnson; Mrs. Judith Dunning & Ms. Nonnie Parker, as well as the school administrator, Mrs. Lynda Finley. The T.I.E.S. meaning: "Togetherness Improves Everyone's Success" 

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Bryant Students Selected for Alabama Boys State

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Alma Bryant High School's representatives to the 2010 Alabama Boys State are Aaron Akridge and Caleb Lundy, as announced by Mr. Derek Blackmon, Faculty Facilitator.  The students will be attending the 73rd Annual Alabama Boys State Camp at the University of Alabama from May 30th - June 5th.  This camp emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and how the U.S. Government works.  It is a tremendous honor to be selected.  Alma Bryant Boys State representatives are...

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Summer Feeding Program and Seamless Summer Program

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Helping to Feed Students in Need during the Summer MonthsMontgomery, Ala. - School's out and summer fun has begun for students in the state. But for some student and parents in Alabama, the worry over lack of food overshadows the freedom of summer. The need for a free or reduced breakfast and lunch that is normally served by schools during the school day still remains when the last school bell rings.The Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer program are designed to fill that nutrition...

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Phillips Students Earn National Honors on Foreign Language Exams

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Phillips students enrolled in French 1 and Spanish 1 recently participated in the national examinations for their respective languages.  Thousands of students nationwide participated in these exams, and 125 students from Phillips Preparatory earned state and national recognition.Eighth graders who took the National Spanish Exam earned 39 honorable mentions and 25 medals of achievement for exam scores ranking among the top scores in the nation.  Bronze medal were presented to Danielle...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Mobile Arts Council Features Bryant Student Art and Craft Show

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Come see the beautiful show of art and crafts from students at Bryant! Weavings and Dreamings: Art and Crafts from Bryant High SchoolWork by students of Anne Rose and Darla WheelerWork by students of Anne Rose and Darla Wheeler will on display at Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) until Friday, May 28. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM until 5 PM. Admission is free. The exhibit features weavings and ceramics from Anne Rose's crafts classes. Rose's students explore many types of...

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Dodge Students Help Animals Caught in the Oil Spill

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Dodge Elementary Students collected Dawn dishwashing liquid and plastic gloves for the oil spill crisis. Three teachers, Mrs. Brewer(K), Mrs. Zirlott (K), and Mrs. Baldwin (3rd) set up drop off boxes in their roomsfor students to drop off Dawn and plastic gloves. Students and parents were encouraged to bring the items to help in the event of clean up. The DAWN and gloves will go to Tina Miracle at Bryant High School.  She is working to get the donations sent to needed oily bird...

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Schools recycle and win!

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Keep Mobile Beautiful Held its Award Celebration. Throughout the year students at several of our schools have shown that they understand the need to be environmentally friendly and conscious of recycling and reusing. The celebration was held at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds Thursday, May 13, 2010. Several competitions were held this year in public, private and parochial schools. Below is a list of the winners. Congratulations and keep up the great work! Paper29 schools registered...

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