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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Board interviews set for District 4 seat

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MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners will interview all 19 applicants for its vacant District 4 seat on Wednesday and Thursday. The board is seeking someone to replace Levon Manzie, who was elected to the Mobile City County. The interviews will last 30 minutes apiece and will be held in the board room of the MCPSS central office on Howells Ferry and Schilinger roads. The candidates will be interviewed at the following times: Wednesday, Nov. 6: 1 p.m. Ralph A....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Collier holds awareness fun run

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ictured is Mrs. Pat McLean's Pre-K class at Collier Elementary wearing their pink Collier Fun Run t-shirts in support of breast cancer awareness month. Mrs. Pat, a breast cancer survivor herself, purchased shirts for her whole class to support the cause! We love you Mrs. Pat, and thank you for keeping up the fight against cancer!

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Burroughs walks for a cure

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    M.W. Burroughs Elementary School Walking for a cure!     The 2nd annual Sandra Hawkins Cancer Walk was held Friday, October 4, 2013 at M.W. Burroughs Elementary School in Theodore. Participants donated $1.00 for the walk and for pink & purple ribbons they are wearing throughout the school. The ribbons are worn to show support for those that are battling and have battled cancer. “The pink ribbons are for breast cancer and the purple are for all other cancers”...

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MGM receive a glimpse into the future

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“In September, the freshmen of Mary G. Montgomery got a chance to “see the future”.  The incentive was sponsored by the MGM Promotion Team, which is through a Johns Hopkins University grant.  All freshmen donned white graduation caps and gowns in order to see themselves as future high school graduates.  The pictures will be printed on banners and displayed in the Freshman Academy.  This activity is one of several being recommended by the Johns Hopkins promotion...

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Breitling bears make strides for the cancer society

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We raised over $2,000 for the Cancer Society last week and had 12 employees participate Saturday in the MAKING STRIDES FOR CANCER walk downtown.

Parent visitation day success at Forest Hill

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Forest Hill Elementary parents were escorted to their child's class by a substitute teacher. The substitute teacher goes in the classroom and allows the teacher to come out and conference with the parent. Parents have the opportunity to pick up report cards, books for their home reading and dinner kits compliments of KRAFT foods!!!

McDavid Jones' test 'Scientific Methods' with earth worms

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      Pictured above Marie Salmon, a parent volunteer, shows her earthworm farm to students at McDavid-JonesElementary School. Last month in the K-2 Science Lab students learned about the benefits of this lowly little creature. Earthworms consume a wide variety of food including dryer lint, vegetable scraps, stale bread, coffee grounds, shredded paper, and egg shells. Each day earthworms eat organic material equal to one-third of their...

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Dickson names 2013-14 National Elementary Honor Society officers

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        The National Elementary Honor Society is a student organization designed to recognize outstanding elementary students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and responsibility. Chapters of NEHS work to develop leadership and promote service to the school and community for their members. E.R. Dickson’s 2013-2014 NEHS Officers are President – Sara Sims, Vice President – Mia Fusaiotti, Secretary...

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6,000 Mobile County juniors, seniors mapping out futures at College and Career Program

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Vigor High senior Breonna July attended the annual MCPSS College and Career Program Tuesday, hoping to get some information about her options after graduation. She walked away with even more than that. Representatives of Miles College told her that with her high GPA and ACT score, she’d likely get a scholarship to the school. “I wasn’t considering them,” said Breonna, who wants to major in computer information systems. “Now I am.” Breonna...

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How is MCPSS doing? Give us your thoughts by taking this survey

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The Mobile County Public School System wants your opinion on how we're performing.  We are conducting anonymous surveys now through Thursday in an effort to gather information and improve our practices. Students, parents and MCPSS employees are asked to participate.  "We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey," said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lynda Carroll.  Questions include issues ranging from school safety to learning climate, from technology...

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MGM to host "Leave and Learn" Saturday for elementary students

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Mary G. Montgomery High School is hosting a “Parent’s Day Out” program Saturday for children in its feeder elementary schools on Saturday (Nov. 2) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  It’s called “Leave and Learn.” Parents of children (in kindergarten through fifth grade) enrolled at Allentown Elementary, J.E. Turner Elementary, Semmes Elementary, Tanner Williams Elementary and Wilmer Elementary may drop their children off for a fee of $25. During this time, representatives...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

'Like' MCPSS on Facebook and help us spread the good news

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We know you love us. Now, we’re hoping you will “like” us, too. Mobile County Public Schools has kicked off a new campaign to try to become the most liked school system in the country on Facebook. As I’m writing this, we have 4,978 likes. But with 59,000 students and their parents, and 7,500 employees and many alumni and other supporters in the community, we can do better than that. We’ve already surpassed some larger school systems, including Houston (with 3,094...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mobile County school board seeking to fill District 4 seat

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MOBILE, Alabama -- The Board of School Commissioners of the Mobile County Public School System seeks to fill an open seat for District 4. Qualifications - Persons eligible for the position shall: (a) Reside in District 4. Residency shall have been established at least one year before the applicant is appointed to fill the vacancy. (b) Have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent. (c) Be a person of good moral character. (d) Not be employed by the Mobile County Public School System...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mobile County schools to offer free breakfasts for all students

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Beginning Nov. 1, all Mobile County Public Schools students will be able to eat a free breakfast. Alabama’s largest school system has just been approved for a federal program known as Universal Free Breakfast, which means any student – not just those who financially qualify for the free meals – can get a healthy, hot breakfast upon arriving to school. The school system will be reimbursed either the entire cost of the breakfast, or a portion of the cost, based on each student's...

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'What does the fox say?' MCPSS official answers that and other questions about foxes

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With 150 million views on YouTube, there’s a burning question on many people’s minds lately. “What Does the Fox Say?” Mcpss.com asked Desiree Bishop, executive director of our Environmental Studies Center in west Mobile, that very question. Her answer: Foxes actually make many of the same sounds featured in the popular music video by the Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis. “They squeak. They growl. They yip,” she said. “They make about 40 different sounds.” Sometimes...

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