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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Educators from Thailand visit MCPSS, learn about our schools

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Twenty-two educators from Thailand are in Mobile County studying our schools. That includes 11 administrators and faculty of Chiang Rai Rajabhat University and 11 doctoral candidates. The group met with Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek, Acting Chief Academic Officer Karen Mohr and others today to talk about Alabama’s largest school system. Its members will be touring Clark-Shaw Magnet, Allentown Elementary, Causey Middle and Baker High schools on Friday. “The...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Air Force mom returns home, surprises kindergarten son at lunch

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It had been nearly eight months since Staff Sergeant Christy Robinson hugged her 5-year-old son Tristan. Dressed in a cafeteria apron over her camouflage Air Force uniform and home from a Middle Eastern deployment, Robinson surprised her kindergartener at Collier Elementary School today. “Would you like some milk?” she asked as she walked up behind Tristan, who was seated with the rest of Sally Bailey’s kindergarten class. “I already have some,” he said. Stunned,...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Will Elemetary celebrates S.W.A.G. students

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On March 24, 2014, John Will Elementary inducted the first members of the Students With A Goal (S.W.A.G.) Chapter of National Elementary Honor Society. This important milestone in their educational path was celebrated by teachers, staff and parents.  The students from 4th Grade were: Smith Betties III, Anthony Mix Jr., and Amon Williams .The students from 5th Grade were Austin Boykin, Abigail Eldridge, Chloe Harris, Je'Nyiah Meadows-Jesse, Matthias Medrano and Patrick Pettaway Jr. Congratulations...

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PACE students support Mulherin Custodial Home for service learning

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The PACE classes and Student Council of Old Shell Road have decided to support the Mulherin Custodial Home by performing a service learning project to gather goods for current residents. The Mulherin Home is a nonprofit residential facility for people with developmental disabilities. The students will take a field trip to the Mulherin Home on April 10th., and will deliver the goods to the residents during the Marine Corps League’s quarterly visit to the home. This project will not only...

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Preschool pre-registration opening at 25 school sites

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Bridge Builders program encourages students at Washington Middle

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The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity of Beta Omicron Lambda, recently presented 149 neck ties to Mrs. Annette Lucus, Advisor to the Bridge Builders Mentoring Program at Booker T. Washington Middle School.  The Bridge Builders Mentoring Program is comprised of selected young men who are encouraged to stay in school and be successful.  The members addressed the boy students in the program and shared with them important leadership traits such as setting goals, pursuing education and...

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Ag Mechanic students earn career credentials

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The Ag Mechanics class at the Bryant Career Technical had 14 students pass their Briggs and Stratton industry certification credential.The Mobile County Career and Technical education offers students the opportunity to earn credentials towards a career before they even start to work!  Students interested securing future job placements, earning more money and recieving more hands-on education towards their career choice should visit their school's counselor.  Congratulations to these...

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Principal earns national mentorship certification

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 Collins-Rhodes Principal, Veronica Coleman, has always enjoyed a challenge and recently she conquered a national one.  Mrs. Coleman was awarded a National Principal Mentorship Certificate by NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals).According to the National Principal Mentor Program, the purpose is to empower school districts from around the country to develop outstanding programs that enhance their leadership succession plans for the recruitment and retention...

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Haskew launches annual leadership day

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      Pearl Haskew elementary students participated in the school's First Annual Leadership Day on Friday, March 21. This student-led day welcomed parents, local educators, Central Office staff, the Mobile Area Education Foundation and various business and community leaders, including Senator Bill Hightower, Rep. David Sessions, Rep. Margie Wilcox and County Commissioner Jerry Carl. The day represented being a leader...

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Special called Board meeting March 31, 2014

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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners is holding a special called Board meeting Monday, March 31st at noon in the Board room at the Central Office. Agenda is below.     Meeting Agenda A. CALL TO ORDER B. ACTION ITEMS 1. Non-Renewal of Certifi .. 2. Non-Renewal of Employe .. 3. Resignation of Certifi .. 4. Assignment of Certifie .. 5. Resignations...

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Saturday, March 29, 2014


Friday, March 28, 2014

Bringing Home the Gold

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The Mobile County All Stars comprised of eight athletes recently traveled to Montgomery Alabama to compete in the Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament. THEY WON GOLD and are the State Champions. Players were chosen from a local Special Olympics basketball tournament. Congratulations to team members Antrell Nichols, Andrew Hubbard, Reggie Glaude, Keyon Peters, Justyn Williams, Xavier Bozeman, William Anderson, Tyler Smith and coaches Shane Stewart and Sheryl Thomas.

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Mobile County Health Department assisting with insurance marketplace enrollment

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MOBILE, Ala. – As thousands of Americans continue to consider their options regarding the new federal health insurance marketplace, trained staff at the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) are prepared to help uninsured residents navigate the new system. Certified application counselors are available on weekdays at all MCHD health center sites across Mobile County from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Trained staff members also have been reaching out to the public at various community events to...

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Murphy student raised money for picnic tables; needs help installing

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A Murphy High School student has raised $9,000 to purchase 14 new picnic tables to place on her beloved school campus. Now, she needs your help. Murphy sophomore Sarah Eiland plans to put the tables together and install them around the sprawling Midtown Mobile campus this Saturday (March 29). She will meet volunteers on the tennis courts by South Street at 9 a.m. “If we have to put together all of these tables by ourselves, they won’t be out before the end of the school year,”...

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Regions Virtual Credit Card Means $$ for the MCPSS

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Regions Bank recently presented Mobile County Public Schools with a $247,428 check as part of a cash-back program.  With the school system’s large budget, officials realized they could get a return on school spending by utilizing the Regions Virtual Purchasing Card. The Board of School Commissioners approved starting the program in 2010, and as a result, MCPSS received $156,592 in cash back that first year. Over the last couple of years, 300 of MCPSS’s vendors have been added...

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