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Monday, March 22, 2010

MCPSS Child Nutrition Rewards

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  Winners from Semmes Middle-with Ms. Anita Byrd, Landon Dueitt, Briona Gaines and Justin EavesThrough March 8-12, 2010 was designated as National School Breakfast Week.  Many schools incorporated a variety of different foods for breakfast to encourage the students to eat breakfast and start their day right.  The National School Breakfast Week theme was "School Breakfast - Ready Set Go!".  This campaign introduced students to the importance of school breakfast...

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MCPSS 1st All-Star Special Olympic Basketball Team

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On March 11-12th, nine Special Olympic All-Star athletes represented Mobile County at the State Basketball Tournament in Montgomery, Alabama.This was the first time for a team from Mobile County to take part in the Competition. The team earned the Silver Medal---losing out in the Gold Medal Round by only 1 point.The Special Olympics of Mobile County provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to...

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Lee Primary JUMPS for a Great Cause

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 WOW!Lee Primary students in grades K-2 participated in the annual "Jump Rope for Heart" event.  The students had a great time during the event, and even through the rain they continued to keep "jumping" for a great cause.  The students raised more than $5381.00.  Top prize winner was Gabe Andrews with $175.00, 2nd place was Alexis Mayhugh with $126.71 and 3rd place was Alyssa Krogen with $110.00!  The...

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MCPSS Students Place in Regional Technology Fair Competition

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 Congratulations to the MCPSS students from Robbins Elementary, Dodge Elementary and Hutchens Elementary.  The students competed and placed in various competitions during the Regional Technology Fair that was held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Faulkner State Community College.ROBBINS:Seventeen students competed for Robbins Elementary.  This is the school's 2nd year entering the Technology Fair.  Students were sponsored by Meredith Nations and Shamika Bramble.The following...

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Theodore Students go CLOSE UP in Washington

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Theodore High School students traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Close Up Program in March, 2010.  This national organization brings students from across the country to get a "close up" experience of our government and the history of the country.  The program allows the students to tour and explore the inner workings of Washington, meet with elected officials, policy experts and media, and live and gain a real-world learning environment with...

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Burns Class Studies WWII Through Scrapbooking

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Students in Mrs. Manley's gifted classes at Burns Middle used a fun and creative way of learning about historic information.  The students did a Scrapbooking project of WWII.  The classes put together pictures, facts and informative materials in a decorated book.  The students researched by way of the internet and by interviewing family members and friends.  Grandparents came in handy for this project with many students stating they were able to hear about loved ones memories. ...

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baker High School Community Recycling Event

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Every month Baker High School hosts the West Mobile Recycling Event from 8 am -12 noon. Students from the school work as volunteers unloading cars and separating recyclables. The program works with many affiliates namely Goodwill Easter Seals and the RC & D council. The school, students and Baker sponsor Jennifer Stevens were recognized by Rusty Glover and Victor Gaston, and Bill Dillman from Goodwill, who participated to support the youths efforts. The program was started...

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Students Score Big at NASP Tournament

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The Archery Program at Alma Bryant High School hosted the first of four regional archery tournaments on February 24th and 25th in the school gym.  Approximately 500 shooters in the elementary, middle, and high school divisions participated in this qualifying tournament for the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament.  First place teams in each division automatically move on to the State NASP Tournament, which is a one-day event that hosts 1,100 participants and will take...

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Satsuma Lady Gators Sweep Softball Tournament

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The Satsuma High School Lady Gator Softball team went to Auburn on Friday, March 5, with a mission to bring a championship home to Satsuma. Their mission was completed Saturday night at 11:00 pm when The Lady Gators defeated Hueytown 1-0 in the championship game of the Auburn Invitational Tournament. In their path to the championship game the Lady Gators defeated five other teams:   Hoover 10-1, Montgomery Catholic 5-1, ACA 4-0, St. James 11-0 and Holtville 10-5. Members...

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McDavid-Jones Students Learn "The Shocking Truth"

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Fourth grade students from McDavid-Jones Elementary School enjoyed a presentation from Alabama Power Company entitled "The ShockingTruth". Alabama Power employee, Mr. Joe Giles taught the students how to be safe around electricity. Thanks to the many community helpers willing to help McDavid-Jones students learn valuable life lessons.

Alma Bryant Scholars' Team Wins County Bowl

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      Alma Bryant High School's Scholars' Bowl Varsity and Junior Varsity teams concluded their county regular season of competition by defeating Mary G. Montgomery.  Both teams had a perfect 13-0 for the year.  Stephanie Patrick was the individual county champion with 1685 points.  Both Lee Hedgepeth and Phillip Patrick were Junior Varsity All-Stars.     The season was capped by an All-Star match featuring the eight highest individual...

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Castlen Elementary Awarded CLAS Banner School

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Cora Castlen Elementary School has been named a 2010 CLAS Banner School.  The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students.  174 schools or programs were nominated this year for this prestigious recognition.  Castlen's students, faculty and staff are honored with this tremendous accomplishment.  Selected as 2010 Banner Schools across the...

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Reading Across MCPSS!

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Calcedeaver's Tacky Tuesday March 2, 2010 was known as Tacky Tuesday at Calcedeaver Elementary School. Our students celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday in conjunction with NEA's "Read Across America".  Students were allowed to wear funny socks, belts, and hairstyles. Calcedeaver students were greeted by The Cat in the Hat (Mrs.Samantha Laubenthal, Kindergarten teacher), Thing 1 (Mrs. Nicole Williams, Indian Education teacher), and Thing 2 (Mrs. Heather Snow, Library Media...

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Nominate Your Favorite Education Volunteer

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Volunteer Mobile is now accepting nominations for the 29th Annual Heart of Gold Awards.  Area residents who volunteered their time and talents helping others in 2009 will be honored at the Heart of Gold Awards and Recognition Luncheon on April 22nd at Heron Lakes Country Club.  Nominations may be made by area agencies, schools, organizations, businesses and individuals in the following categories:EducationHealth and welfareArts and cultureCivic bettermentOutstanding youthOutstanding...

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Pre-K Pre-Registration for MCPSS

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PRE-REGISTRATION FOR PRE-K UNITS & JUST 4 Developmental LaboratoryALL Pre-K Units at schools - Friday, March 5th JUST 4 - Thursday, March 4th and Friday, March 5th2263 St. Stephens Road8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.YOU MUST BRING:1) Your Child (being registered)2) A certified birth certificate3) Child's Social Security Card4) Child's Blue Immunization Card5) Two proofs of residence6) Photo I.D. of parent*Child must reside in a Title I school zone*Child must be 4 on or before September...

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