For the past 10 Saturdays, young men from six Mobile County middle schools have been doing something they probably never thought they would.
They’ve been building a boat from scratch.
It’s part of a math and mentoring program sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile.
The students come from Booker T. Washington, Calloway-Smith, Mae Eanes, Mobile County Training School, Scarborough and Semmes middle schools.
They could have been doing a number of things on the weekends –...
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....
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!
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”...
“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...
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!!!
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...
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...
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.”
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...