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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

EYE Earns Activist Award at Educatorís Conference

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The Research Women Educators (RWE) gave recognition to MCPSS, Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF), Davidson HS, and Burns MS for their collaboration and leadership around Engaging Youth in Engineering (EYE). RWE selected the local Engaging Youth in Engineering program sponsored by MAEF during its conference at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  Lynn Cavazos, president of RWE, presented the EYE group from Mobile with the organization's Activist Award for promoting equity and...

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A Transparent Winning Website

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During the months of March and April, the Alabama School Community Information Network (ASCIN) conducted a review of all of Alabama's school district web sites.  The review, named The Transparency Project, sought 34 particular pieces of information.  MCPSS was one of only 12 districts out of 132 that contained 20 or more pieces.   The project commends MCPSS on its commitment to being open and transparent in sharing information about the school system & building strong...

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Washington Middle Taking Steps to Success

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The Mobile Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. has chosen Washington Middle for a pilot program called Steps to Success.  The program focuses on the urgent need to address the lack of achievement among middle school boys attending at-risk schools. The program is spearheaded by its director, Carol Carr Little, Municipal Judge for the City of Mobile.  Fifteen 8th grade young men meet weekly to prepare for an upcoming Mock Court.  Steps to Success will assist these young men with issues...

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Hollingerís Island Teacher Co-Authors Book

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At a booksigning event on  October 21,  Shirley K. Thompson, prinicpal of Hollinger's Island Elementary School, presented three copies of the book, Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Teachers Do, to be donated to three schools in Mobile County-- Booth Elementary, Council Traditional School and  Hollinger's Island Elementary School.  The books will be housed in the professional libraries in the media centers of the schools so that...

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Council Cares

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"How can I make a difference in my environment?"  Just ask a Council IB World first grader!  To fulfill requirements of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program,  Council first graders explored this question.  As part of a unit on Caring, one of the 10 IB Learner Profiles, the children were asked to show a caring spirit in the community.  Each first grader chose a service project,  planned the project, carried it out, and then wrote a reflection...

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Alma Bryant Archery team 3rd in the World!

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Congratulations to Coach Roy Richardson and the Hurricane Archery members.  The team competed in Florida at the NASP World Archery Tournament in October, placing as the #3 team in the world! All 24 members of the Hurricane Archery team, as well as the two alternate Archers, won medallions and ribbons for their accomplishments.  Joshua Clarke, a sophomore and reigning state champion, is the top male high school archer in the world! Katie Rappuhn was awarded the number one female...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Red Ribbon Activities to Help Timothy Robinson

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LeFlore stresses "caring" this week In Timothy's honorDoctors report that LeFlore student Timothy Robinson who was injured during an October 9th football game remains in a coma but family and friends continue to have faith that he will make a full recovery. His mother, Evelyn McGhee reports that he is aware of people in his room, aware of physical contact and that he opens one of his eyes. All Mobile County Public Schools stress the 6 pillars of character throughout the year. ...

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Red Ribbon Week Celebrates Hooked on BOOKS not on Drugs

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Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free. Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe. Enrique "Kiki"...

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Murphy High Giving Back Through Buddy Bags

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The Murphy High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter Members are sponsoring "Buddy Bags" for children in Emergency Foster Care Placement and are calling on MCPSS schools to join the cause. The project was conceived by Murphy student and FCCLA Vice President of Communications, Gloria Sherer,  following her attendance at the National FCCLA Leadership meeting in Nashville, TN in July, 2009.  Gloria and her family members are...

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MCPSS is On the Move with New Show

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The Office of Communication has created another feature to deliver the good news about our schools to the community.  On the Move is a 3 to 5 minute news feature that is hosted by our very own high school students!  The show can be viewed on the website and Digital Messaging System.  Each week one of our four high school hosts will deliver positive and good news features straight from our schools.  This is great way to showcase and highlight the many wonderful things that are...

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Satsuma High School Band Wins Best in Class Awards

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Mr. Jamar Dumas, band director, and the Satsuma High School band attended the A-Town Invitational in Andalusia, AL on October 3rd.  The band won awards for Best in Class in the following categories:  Majorettes, Percussion, Colorguard, Drum Major, and Band. They also attended the Little Big Horn Invitational in Opp, AL on October 17th.  Once again they walked away with awards in the categories of Best in Class Drum Major and Band; Best Solo Performances in band; and Drum Major Brianna...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dunbar Middle Hosts a Haunted School House

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Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School, located at 500 St. Anthony Street in Downtown Mobile, is preparing for a Haunting October event.  They will turn their century old school building into a "Haunted Schoolhouse".  The Haunted Schoolhouse will be open for tours four nights during October. October 22, 23, 29, and 30 from 7 to 10:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5.00 and all visitors are guaranteed a "spooktacular" time!Dunbar School was built in 1841, serving...

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Montgomery High School Teacher Wins Top National Award

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Mary G. Montgomery High School's Stephanie Chase LeGrone receives prestigious Milken National Educator Award and $25,000 Excitement was in the air at Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile this morning as an unsuspecting teacher was given a top national award, the Milken Educator Award. Stephanie Chase LeGrone was awarded the celebrated award at a school wide assembly, disguised as an event to commend the school on student assessment progress and to announce a major education initiative.The...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Semmes Teachers Receive Wal-Mart's Salute to Education

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Saluting excellence in education, Wal-Mart and SAM'S CLUB associates awarded an unprecedented $1.7 million last year in educational grants through the company's Good.Works. community involvement program. The grants have been awarded to 3,260 schools in all 50 states through the company's Teacher of the Year program. In its sixth year of honoring outstanding teachers in local communities, Teacher of the Year is one of the largest teacher recognition programs in the country, according...

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Engaging Youth in Engineering Receives a $3.6 million Grant

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Congressman Jo Bonner announces a $3.6 million National Science Foundation grant to conduct an Engaging Youth in Engineering (EYE) Module Study. Organized by the Mobile Area Education Foundation, the EYE Module Study enables the EYE team to complete a coordinated sequence of nine engineering modules designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade mathematics and science classes and analyze their impact on students' STEM coursework selections, and also on teachers' instructional practices, knowledge,...

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