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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mobile County Health Dept. to Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Classes for Teens

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In response to data showing that 19 percent of middle school students and 25 percent of high school students in Mobile County public schools use tobacco, the Mobile County Health Department will offer two 10-week series of free tobacco cessation classes for teens. One series of classes will be held at Davidson High School, 3900 Pleasant Valley Rd., on Tuesdays from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. beginning March 9 and running through May 11. The second series of classes will be held at Dortch Community Center,...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Clark-Shaw Magnet Works on SPCA Community Service

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On Monday, February 8, the 8th grade International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme candidacy class at Clark-Shaw Magnet School worked with the 4th and 5th grade students on a community service project.  In conjunction with the 7th grade "Have a Heart" project of collecting clean towels and blankets to aid the Mobile SPCA, these students baked homemade dog biscuits to send with the animal bedding.  Using the Home Economics room in our new building, eighth grade students...

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Castlen Elementary Named a 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.  One hundred and seventy four schools or programs were nominated this year for this prestigious recognition.  Castlen's students, faculty and staff are honored for with this tremendous accomplishment.  Selected...

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Citronelle Teacher and Class Recognized in Statewide Initiative

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Ms. Hopkins and Her Anatomy & Physiology Class Participate in Statewide Initiative  Detecting Inherited Forms of Cancer Lab Ms. Melody Hopkins and her Anatomy and Physiology class, were selected as one of eleven high schools in the state, to participate in a statewide initiative to create more interest in science by conducting hands-on experiments.  The following is an excerpt from the Huntsville Times.HudsonAlpha educators take biotech on the roadHudsonAlpha partners...

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Murphy High School Host Nigerian Ambassador

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   The Art Department of Murphy High School hosted the Nigerian Ambassador, Ibiyinka Alao, on February 5, 2010. Mr. Alao was the 1st place winner of the United Nations International Art Competition. The school held a 500 student assembly displaying his artwork and discussing his travels around the world, followed by an art workshop for 100 of our top student artists. Mayor Sam Jones allowed Mrs. D. Jackson to present the coveted "keys to the City" and our...

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Lott School of MAD Scientists

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LMS Science Fair Winners "A School full of MAD Scientists" Lott Middle School recently completed their school-wide Science Fair.  At Lott, ALL STUDENTS (grades 6-8) are required to complete a project.  The students are given expectations in September and work throughout the first semester to find and complete a project along with research.  All disciplines are involved:  language arts helps with the research paper, technology and math aide with calculations and...

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F.A.S.T. Visits North Mobile County Middle School

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 Mobile's 1st Precinct F.A.S.T Team Visits NMCMS     Mobile's 1st Precinct F.A.S.T ,Felony Apprehension Street Team, visited Mrs. Colvin's READ 180 class to analyze and interpret a magazine article which related to their speciality.  It was a murder investigation article in the READ 180 (FLEX) book.  Corporal Lee, Officer Colvin, and Officer Westbrook touched the high points of the case to summarize facts from the article.  Unbeknownst to the...

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Victory Strength Team Visits Pillans

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Students Enthralled with Acts of Strength and Message of Hope Mobile's Festival of Hope sponsored by Under Armour Senior Bowl, Winner's Influence, Food for Less, and Local 15 partnered with Mr. Nikeland Nichols, mentor and professional facilitator with Young Leaders of America and the Victory Strength Team from Parma, Ohio, to bring a fabulous exhibition of weight lifting strength and messages of hope to the students at Palmer Pillans Middle School.  The group teaches team work, positive...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MCPSS Spellers Shine During County Bee

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After weeks of practicing, students gathered at Gaines Auditorium on the Bishop State Campus Friday, February 5th to spell their way to first place.  Fifty seven students from public, private and parochial schools in Mobile County took part in the 2010 New Horizons Credit Union Mobile County Spelling Bee presented by the GMAC Bowl.   Parents, teachers and friends were on hand to watch each speller take his/her place at the microphone and spell words including galleria, chimichanga...

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Baker Band Ensemble Performs for State Convention

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Congratulations to the Baker High School Wind Ensemble.  The talented ensemble was selected to perform during the Alabama Music Educator's Convention in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Friday, January 22, 2010.  There are only a few select groups that receive an invitation to perform from around the state of Alabama by a recorded audition.  This is a big achievement for the band students at Baker High School and their Band Director, Sid Dedeuux.     

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Grant Coach Receives State Recognition

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Ella Grant Elementary has recently been named a National Physical Education Demonstration Site for 2009!  The award was largely granted due to the work of Coach  Alastair Stevenson.  Coach Stevenson was asked by the Alabama State Department of Education to participate on a Physical Education Curriculum Writing Committee during the 2009-2010 school year.  The board was impressed with his many accomplishments and gives Grant accolades under his successful work with the students. ...

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Lady Pirates Win Division 3 Championship

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Congratulations to the Lady Pirates of Phillips Preparatory school!  The Lady Pirates finished the season 14-0 to claim the Division Three championship with a thrilling overtime win against Cranford Burns January 28th at Davidson High school.  Pictured above are team members named from left to right:  Front row: Lauren Godbold, Emily Coumanis, Jewel Hill, Ashley Engle and Andrianna Torres. Middle Row: Adrienne Enlers, Caitlin O'Malley, Bradi Glover, Courtney Tittle, Julianne...

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Monday, February 01, 2010

International Author Writes a Letter to Dunbar Students

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Dr. Crowell's students at Dunbar Middle decided to write to one of their favorite authors, international known young adult author, Sharon Draper.  Ms. Draper is a professional educator and well known writer.  She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, a five-time Coretta Scott King Literary award winner, and is a New York Times bestselling author.  The students were honored that she took the time to write them and share her writing secrets.  Below...

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Schools Reach Out to Help Haiti

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Many of our schools decided to do their part and send money for relief efforts to Haiti.  MCPSS students were touched by the devastation to reach out in support and show they care.  Read some of the creative and heartwarming projects some of our schools are doing to mke a difference. OLD SHELL ROAD- Old Shell Road School would like to thank all the students, parents, faculty, and staff who participated in the "Hearts for Haiti" campaign. During the...

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Clark-Shaw Students are Helping Out for SPCA

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Have a Heart!The 7th grade student body at Clark-Shaw Magnet School is heading up a 3rd Quarter school-wide  community service project as part of their participation in the International Baccalaureate Candidacy Year for the Middle Years Program.  Students are being asked to bring in old, CLEAN towels and blankets for the pets at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (SPCA).  The students at Clark-Shaw want to show that they can "have a heart and help out"...

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