State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice challenged Mobile County’s principals to change the way they think about school.
As Alabama transitions from the federal No Child Left Behind Act to the state’s own Plan 2020, he said, “shift from having your students learn to take a test to preparing them for the future.”
Bice addressed the principals and central office employees this morning at the Cypress Auditorium. His speech was livestreamed for assistant principals and...
On June 29, 2013, the State of Alabama received waivers for certain No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. One of the waivers exempts Title I schools currently in improvement status from the obligation to offer Title I School Choice to its students. However, students who are already taking advantage of Public School Choice will be allowed to remain at his or her school of choice until he or she completes the highest grade in that school (ESEA section 1116(b)(13)). Mobile County Public School...
Students enrolling in B.C. Rain High School’s soon-to-open Aviation and Aerospace Academy now have their first airplane to work on.
Enterprise State Community College has donated to the high school a Cessna 150 airplane.
“This is going to be one of the focal points of the program, for the students to be able to work hands-on with a real airplane,” said Steve Boykin, supervisor of agriculture and technical education for the Mobile County Public School System.
The Cessna 150...
C. F. Vigor is hosting its annual College and Community Fair on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the Vigor High School Cafeteria. Several colleges including Auburn, Bishop State, Faulkner State, The University of West Alabama, Alabama State University, Alabama A&M University, and The University of South Alabama will be in attendance. Students can also receive assistance with registration for the ACT. All parents and students are welcome to attend.
Nine students at Theodore High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took...
Due to renovations at St. Elmo elementary school, registration will be held off-site this year. St. Elmo registration will be held on Friday, August 9 at Dixon Elementary, in the Gym. Dixon is located 8650 Four Mile Road in Irvington. The registration time is 8:00 to 12:00.
It is now time for back to school registration. Please take action to have your students prepared for school. Contact your school for registration information. If your school is participating in on-line registration, please complete the on-line parent and student information then contact your school for final registration times.
For the 2013 – 14 school year: All students age 11- 18 must have had a Tdap vaccination after age 10. ALL 11 year olds must take...
The Mobile County Board of Schoool Commissioners is holding its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 pm tonight in the central office board room.
A. CALL TO ORDER
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
C. AGENDA ADOPTION
E. REPORTS & RECOGNITIONS
F. CITIZEN'S REQUEST
G. ACTION ITEMS
1. Maryvale Elementary School Renovation
2. Robbins Elementary...
The Mobile City Council has honored a former and longtime Williamson High School principal by naming the new Michigan Avenue bridge at Interstate 10 after him.
The Lemuel K. Keeby Bridge will serve as a major link to the Brookley Aeroplex.
A stern disciplinarian who left a legacy of respect, Keeby was principal of Williamson from 1948-1976.
State Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, said Keeby will remain in her memory forever.
“He was part of that village that helped me become the woman...
The Mobile County Public School System's Class of 2013 received $68 million in college scholarships.
That’s an increase from $65 million awarded to the Class of 2012, even as the school system has one fewer high school.
A total of 983 students received monetary awards for college, representing 28 percent of the graduating class.
“All those dollars translate into a lot of hard work of our students, counselors and other staff members who encouraged them and helped them write their...
Baker High School students had the opportunity to participate as extras in the Nicholas Cage film TOKAREV this past weekend and had a wonderful turnout. Baker’s uniform was selected as the appropriate “look” for a scene in the film which is set at a high school, so BHS was contacted by a casting director early last week seeking student extras for the film. Approximately 25 students from a variety of different BHS organizations were selected: BHS Theatre, Band, Football,...
Virginia Warren, a fifth-grade teacher at Breitling Elementary School, is about to set sail for the mid -Atlantic coast.
Her mission: to assist scientists on a nine-day survey of Atlantic sea scallops. This cruise is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher at Sea program. It combines science and education through real-world research experiences.
“Through my experience with NOAA, my students will not only be able to learn first-hand about exciting research...
Forty-nine students are more likely to graduate from high school now that they have successfully completed the eighth grade as well as most of ninth grade in one year as part of the Mobile County Public Schools’ Star Academy.
These students will participate in a Transition Ceremony on Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in LeFlore High School’s auditorium. And they will be able to enter their zoned high school in August as mid-year freshmen, just two credits shy of becoming sophomores.
Parents, business and industry leaders, and school board member Dr. Reginald Crenshaw attended the first-ever Health Science Explorer’s Camp student recognition on Friday, June 7.
A total of 20 incoming eighth-grade students from middle schools throughout the district participated in the weeklong camp at T.L. Faulkner Career-Technical Center.
Throughout the week, the students participated in round table Q&A sessions with a variety of guest speakers from the health care industry....
Four stellar graduates in the Mobile County Public School System's Class of 2013 were just named to the Press-Register's Top Academic Team.
Kaylen Cruse of Williamson High School
Zachary Farni of Davidson High School
Delaney Thull of Davidson High School
Channi Zirlott of Bryant High School
To see the article profiling these and the other eight members of the Press-Register's Top Academic Team, click here.
Kaylen Cruse, Williamson High ...