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Monday, March 29, 2010

Globetrotter Inspires Washington Students to Excel

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Assistant Principal Keshia Barnett, Harlem Globetrotter Tyrone "Hollywood" Brown and Principal Douglas July Booker T. Washington Middle School students were surprised with an ARMT / SAT10 Pep Rally featuring Harlem Globetrotter Tyrone "Hollywood" Brown. The world renown Harlem Globetrotters travel as motivational speakers encouraging our youth to succeed in all aspects of their lives. Mr. "Hollywood" shared with students how at age 9 he set the goal for his life of...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Math Counts for Phillips Prep Winners

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Phillips Preparatory School (PPS) competed in the MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 20th.  The PPS team placed first in the team competition! Bayside Academy was 2nd, Fairhope Middle was 3rd and Christ the King was 4th. Seventh graders who competed are Yilan Liu, Angela Chieh who placed 10th, Rohan Palanki who placed 9th, Susi Manning who placed 7th, and Zach Taylor who placed 6th Eighth graders who competed are Alex Ortiz who placed 5th, Rosy Langhinrichsen-Rohling who placed...

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Vigor Third Year on National Best High School List

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Best High SchoolsC F Vigor High SchoolEach year, U.S.News & World Report-in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education and data research and analysis business that provides parents with education data-analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 21,000 public high schools to find the very best across the country. These top schools were placed into gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention categories.Congratulations to C F Vigor High School on making the National...

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Washington Middle Student Wins Weed & Seed Art Contest

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Kaiyia Roger`s Winning Artwork B.T. Washington Middle School Sixth Grader Kaiyia Rogers wins the Toulminville and Crichton Weed and Seed Art Competition "What I Love About Living in Mobile"!Throughout the month of February, the Toulminville and Crichton Weed and Seed Program presented an art display in Government Plaza. This display featured children's artwork from schools in the Toulminville and Crichton areas. The theme was, "What I love about living in Mobile."...

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Faulkner Receives "Toolbox for Education"

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Kobalt Donates Tools to T. L. FaulknerAs Part of Lowe's National "Toolbox for Education" ProgramLowe's and Kobalt Tools in partnership with SkillsUSA are helping the next generation of trade professionals develop their skills at T. L. Faulkner Career Technical School through their Toolbox for Education program.  Lowe's is donating approximately $1,100 worth of Kobalt tools to the school as part of the national program, which will total about $450,000 to 400 skillsUSA...

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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.

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