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Friday, November 15, 2013

Council's Alexander wins award for being among nation's top principals

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MOBILE, Alabama -- For the second time in as many years, Mobile County Public Schools has had a principal win one of the most prestigious awards from the U.S. Department of Education. Hattie Alexander, principal at Council Traditional School near downtown Mobile, has received the Terell H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. She is one of seven principals nationwide to be awarded the award, which honors school leaders who foster successful teaching and learning at their schools and...

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Tracie Roberson 'ready to get to work' as newest school board member

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MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners today swore in its newest member and elected new officers. Tracie Roberson, an attorney and adjunct instructor, joined the board to represent District 4. Selected unanimously by the board on Wednesday over 18 other candidates, Roberson replaces Levon Manzie, who is now on the Mobile City Council. Reginald Crenshaw was elected president of the board and Doug Harwell as vice president. “I am excited and I am ready to get...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mary G. Montgomery student places 10th in US VocabJourneys

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Lacy Patrick is a freshman at Mary Montgomery who is eager to improve her academic vocabulary. She has been participating in an online vocabulary component entitled “VocabJourneys” as part of her Language! class. The program works to enhance student’s vocabulary by combining learning with interactive, timed activities. VocabJourneys has become part of her daily life as she utilizes it at home for hours on end. She has learned many new vocabulary words with ‘panorama”...

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Wilmer learns fire safety through interactive house

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009. Is your family prepared for a fire emergency?  Wilmer school counselor, Malinda Gray, did her part to make sure the student body knew the basics by inviting local firefighter representative, Kerry Evans to visit.  National Fire Prevention  Month served as an excellent time to educate students on fire safety preparedness.  Mr....

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Dickson presents a Learning Family Palooza

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The week of Halloween Max and the wild things took over at E.R. Dickson Elementary. A wild rumpus was had by more than 400 families for the school's Learning Family Palooza Night.   Students arrived to the event as his or her favorite book characters and teachers dressed as wild things fom the popular childrens book by Maurice Sendak. The objective of the night was to have teachers demonstrate to parents how the subjects of reading, math,...

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Baker High School Theatre department acts out

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This past weekend, the Baker High School Theatre Department gave an Oscar-worthy performance at the 2013 District 5 Walter Trumbauer Theatre Festival and dominated the competition by receiving 34 Superior medals and 18 Excellent medals! This huge win also led to 25 of the members advancing on to compete at the state theatre festival in December"I’m very proud of each and every one of them," states Eric Browne, Director of Theatre and Drama, "they have worked...

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Williamson's senior project raises hope for Leinkauf student

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Williamson High School's class of 2014 held its annual senior service project during the month of October. Each year members of the senior class donate $500.00 to a cancer patient to assist him with treatments or other expenses he may incur while in the hospital. We it came down to choosing a recipient, the group chose to assist fellow Mobile County Public School student, Marshall Thomas Jr.  A student at Leinkauf Elementary School, Marshall is currently receiving treatment at...

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Mayor Stimpson addresses Just 4 parents on educational values

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Like many other Mobile County Public Schools across the county, Just 4 held an event for parents during October's "Statewide Parenting Day" only the school featured a special guest, newly elected Mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson.  The Honorable Mayor joined Superintendent, Mrs. Peek to speak to an full audience on the bonds of parenting and education.  Mayor Stimpson spoke on the benefits of becoming involved early in a child's education, and to stay involved.  " Do not...

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Meadowlake PACE students fill a community need

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The students in Mrs. Talia Johnson's PACE class at Meadowlake Elementary are finding needs and filling them. After a class discussion about the influence that they as students have in the community, and how it can bring about change in the world, the students decided to put their learning into action. The PACE students brought in items that were either purchased or gathered from their home to be sent to a homeless shelter. The items gathered were books, toys, shoes, medical...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

School board appoints Tracie Roberson for vacant District 4 seat

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The Mobile County school board today unanimously selected Tracie Roberson to fill its vacated District 4 seat. Roberson is scheduled to be sworn in as a member of the board on Friday at noon. “Education is very important to me,” Roberson said. “I feel this is a way to give back to my community.” Roberson, a local attorney and adjunct instructor, said she hopes to continue with the progress that Mobile County Public Schools are making. “Not that there’s anything...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Calcedeaver breaks ground on new construction site

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The blistering cold winds did not stop Mobile County Public Schools officials as they joined with students, parents and community leaders to break ground on the new Calcedeaver Elementary School in northwest Mobile County on Wednesday.  The event was held at the site of the new school, which is about 300 yards from the current school on Richard Weaver Road in Mount Vernon.  The school will be nestled in rural timberlands and will serve a student body...

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Schools across the country, globe use MCPSS's Talents Unlimited model

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MOBILE, Alabama -- One recent day, teacher Mary Martin wanted her kindergartners at Mary B. Austin to use their critical thinking skills. So, she asked them a thought-provoking question she knew they’d be able to relate to. “What would happen if you went trick-or-treating and you forgot your bag?” she asked. “We would not be able to get candy,” one student said. “We might have to go back and get our bag,” said another. “You might have to share...

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City of Semmes gives $40,000 to enhance arts programs at four schools

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The Mobile County Public School System would like to thank the City of Semmes for its $40,000 contribution to schools.  Semmes officials recently presented a check to schools Superintendent Martha Peek.  The money will be used to promote arts programs including but not limited to visual, literary and performing arts.  The following schools are recipients of these funds:  Allentown Elementary: $7,714 Semmes Elementary, $5,714 Semmes Middle, $10,715 Mary G. Montgomery...

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Williamson seniors raise $500 for student with cancer

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Williamson High School's class of 2014 held its senior service project during the month of October. Each year members of the senior class donate $500 to a cancer patient to assist him with treatments or other expenses he may incur while in the hospital. This year’s recipient is Marshall Thomas Jr., a student at Leinkauf Elementary School. Marshall is currently receiving treatment at USA Women's and Children's Hospital. Way to go, Lions!  

Middle school students have spent their Saturdays building a boat

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For the past 10 Saturdays, young men from six Mobile County middle schools have been doing something they probably never thought they would. They’ve been building a boat from scratch. It’s part of a math and mentoring program sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile. The students come from Booker T. Washington, Calloway-Smith, Mae Eanes, Mobile County Training School, Scarborough and Semmes middle schools. They could have been doing a number of things on the weekends –...

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