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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

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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Friday, April 23, 2010

Teen Town Hall Meeting for Mobile County Students

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TEEN TOWN HALL MEETINGMOBILE, ALBAMA -- This free, one-day town hall meeting is open to all Mobile County High School students. The Maysville Teen Town Hall Meeting focuses on teen issues and concerns and includes a panel lead by representatives from agencies and organizations. WHAT:         TEEN TOWN HALL MEETING Youth Violence in the Mobile Area  WHEN:         Saturday, April 24th  9:00 am to 12 noon WHERE:      ...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Theodore's Award Winning Paw Print

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Theodore's Paw Print News received six awards at the University Of South Alabama and Mobile Register Workshop and newspaper competition. Co-editor Nathan Griffin and Editor-in-Chief Jaccob Hearn received awards for outstanding photography.  Reporter Thomas Bialorucki received a second place award for his feature article on going through basic training. Nathan Griffin was also recognized for his outstanding sports writing.  Co-Editor-in-Chief Chelsea Hancock and Jaccob Hearn each...

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Causey Tigers Win County Championship

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 Congratulations to the Causey Baseball team on winning their THIRD STRAIGHT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP !!!   The Tigers entered the semifinals Friday facing Faith Academy.  Causey played a sloppy 1st inning allowing 4 runs on 5 errors.  It seemed like Faith was on their way to eliminating Causey from the tournament and ending their chance for a third straight title.  The Tigers regained their winning composure and starting the comeback by scoring their first run in the...

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Meadowlake Students Dress for Success

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Career Week at Meadowlake Elementary was a huge hit.  The students received many visitors from various career fields, includeding South Alabama Football Coach, McGruff the Crime Dog, News weatherman Alan Sealls, a Coast Guard rescue diver, and some engineers from Thompson Engineering. The entire school dressed up in the career outfit that he or she wanted to be when they grew up. In Ms. McGee's Pre-K class there were firefighters, a nurse, police officers, a construction...

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Retired Coach Honored with Tennis Court Dedication

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Once the new tennis courts were finished at Mary G. Montgomery, there was no hesitation as to what name would grace its fence.  Montgomery High School staff and students knew the courts should be named after retired educator and coach, Mr. Robert Lloyd Willis.  Coach Willis was instrumental in the students receiving new courts to learn and play tennis.  Through his hard work and efforts, he helped establish a tennis...

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Phillips Lady Pirates Win Track and Field Championship

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THREE-PEAT!!!  The Phillips Preparatory school Lady Pirates won the division III Track and Field championship held at Alma Bryant high school on March 29, 2010.  This is the third time in a row for the lady pirates.  They are to be congratulated for their success this season.  Pictured from left to right sitting-front row: Alexandria Burch, Elizabeth Sudeiha, Rebecca Denson, Aletha Hoitt, and Simone Garrett. Second row kneeling L-R:  Kiara Robinson, Tyra Palmer, Sameerah...

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