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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

Posted by Comm. Dept. in Communications

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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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Semmes Middle Cheerleaders Win Cheer Camp Championship

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    The 2010-11 Semmes Middle School cheerleaders competed at UCA cheer camp at Auburn University recently. They brought home the CHEER CAMP CHAMPIONSHIP trophy in their division. They received a blue ribbon for excellence on the final day of judging.   They also won a Spirit Stick every night and won third place trophies for their Home Pom routine and their Extreme Dance routine which they learned at camp.   The Bulldogs' super spirited...

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School's Adopted Soldier Returns Home

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    Mrs. Lewis' fourth grade class at Forest Hill Elementary adopted a soldier for the 2009-2010 school year. SPC Bazan is a member of the ARMY Reserves bravely fighting for our country in Taji, Iraq these past 11 months. As you can imagine, being away from your family, (she has two very young daughters), and friends in such a remote area can be difficult. The school adopted SPC Latoya Clinton Bazan and were happy to send her Christmas greetings in the...

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Building a Better Tomorrow with Vertical Planning

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   Vertical Planning is Born! Florence Howard is committed to building a better tomorrow by building a better student.  In order to accomplish this our faculty has begun the process of vertical planning.  The focus of the first meeting was for each sending grade level to discuss with the receiving grade level objectives that should be reviewed during the first week of school. A concentration was to determine how the faculty can assist students transition...

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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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