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Monday, February 10, 2014

Young Authors' Conference

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CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO Young Authors’ Conference West Regional Branch Library, 5555 Grelot Road Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:00 – 12:00   Guest Author:  Sheila Booth-Alberstadt (http://sbabooks.com), Her books include:  Maggie McNair Has Spiders in Her Hair, Maggie McNair Wears Stinky Underwear, Under the Crybaby Tree, and An Angel in the Sky.   Students in Grades 3-6 are invited to participate in the 2014 Mobile Young Authors’...

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Friday, February 07, 2014

MCPSS Magnet School moving to Eichold-Mertz on Government Boulevard

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MCPSS Magnet School of Mathematics and Science will be moving to Eichold-Mertz Elementary School on Government Boulevard in time for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Martha Peek made a recommendation to the school board to that effect during a special-called meeting today. The board voted 4-1 in favor of doing so. Board member Tracie Roberson, whose district includes Eichold-Mertz, opposed. Prior to that vote, the board unanimously rescinded a vote taken last year to move the magnet school...

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Eichold-Mertz students ride away with AR rewards

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Eichold-Mertz decided to reward its top AR students with a gift that soars!  Thanks to Partners, Academy sports & Outdoors and Walmart the students were entered into a drawing for bicycles at Eichold-Mertz Elementary School. Students had to be proficient on the Reading and Math EQTs, have good attendance, and have shown excellent behavior during the school year in order to get their names entered into the drawing. Mr. Torbert from Academy Sports was on campus to help with the presentation...

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Dunbar student organizes school to furnish needy homes

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Sara Baldwin is an eighth grader at Dunbar Magnet School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and was unanimously chosen to represent the school as 2013 Red Ribbon Week Leadership Award Recipient. Sara developed and organized her service project with very little assistance of the adults in her family or school staff; she knew what she wanted to accomplish, and and stayed focused on her goal.  Sara pulled her school and church family together, and under her leadership, was able to completely furnish two apartments...

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Theodore student represents county in state

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Congratulations to Theodore High School senior, Marissa Horstman. Marissa won Mobile County's Distinguished Young Woman for 2014. She recently competed in the State Competition and finished 2nd runner-up out of 48 contestants. She represented her county and school very well, taking home the following scholarship awards: 2nd alt..............$2,000 cash scholarship Self Expression...$700 cash scholarship Fitness..............$700 cash scholarship Talent...............$800...

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Two MCPSS educators win JMG Mini grants

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Congratulations to the 2014 Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Teacher/Leader mini-grant winners for Mobile County Public School-Troy McHenry, Baker and Deanna Stevens, Dawes Intermediate! The teachers will use the grant which includes tools and educational packets to teach students gardening. JMG is a program through Alabama 4-H that teaches youth gardening and yields a host of benefits. University research shows that groups of students taking part in the Junior Master Gardener program...

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Arkema award day for McDavid-Jones students

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On January 15th Arkema held their annual Award Day for students at McDavid-Jones. Arkema employees; Judy Smith-Human Resources, Bruce Weaver-Purchasing and Dwayne Christian presented the awards.  Students were recognized for A/AB Honor Roll, Most Improved and Perfect Attendance.  Students were given tickets to redeem for snacks.  Students were also recognized for meeting their Accelerated Reader Goal and given bonus cards for extra privileges in the library.  A special thank...

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Hankins celebrates top AR students

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Hankins Middle School is proudly  announces its top Accelerated Reader students for the first semester: 1st Place- Aspen Demanis (read 3.8 million words) 2nd Place- Austin Strong (read 3.5 million words) 3rd Place- Mica Adam (read 2.5 million words) Brandon Sellers, Olivia Woods, Kendall Martinez, Chloe Nguyen, Savanna Gray, Anna Hardy, Jessica Black, and Monica Vega were also among the top students reading more than a million words each.

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Gilliard hosts 6th Annual Archery Tournament

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Gilliard Elementary played host to the 6th Annual Gilliard Gator Pride Archery Tournament. This huge tournament was a three day event held on December 12th, 13th and 14th at Gilliard Elementary School. There were local teams from Mobile and Baldwin counties as well as teams from Pascagoula, MS and Ft.Walton Beach, FL. The tournament had 27 teams in three divisions. Gilliard came in first out of thirteen elementary school teams with a total score of 3019. There were 268 shooters...

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Causey Tigers win Class 3A Championship

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The Causey Middle boys basketball team won the Class 3A County Championship on January 23 with a 36 to 26 victory over Calloway-Smith Middle.  Student Dejonte Thomas was named the championship game's most valuable player.  The Causey Tigers completed the season with a record of 10 and 3.  Congratulations to Coach Hamilton and the Tigers for their hard work!

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Did you know...? Meet board member Tracie Roberson

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With January being Alabama’s School Board Appreciation Month, we here at the Mobile County Public School System thought it would be a great opportunity to let constituents get to know their representatives better. Nancy Pierce asked all five members of the Mobile County Board of School Commissioners to come up with some fun and little-known facts about themselves. She asked them to answer the question: “Did you know?” Thursday, we posted the answers of board President Reginald...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mobile Metro Teen Writing Fair & Young Authors Conference

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News from Metro Mobile Reading Council:Teen Literary Magazine and Young Authors’ Anthology Submission Deadlines:  February 17, 2014  Teen Writing FairOn March 15, 2014 from 1:30-3:30, we will have our first Teen Writing Fair and Workshop at the West Regional Branch Library on Grelot Road.  Students will get to meet published authors, and talk with people who make their living from writing for newspapers, magazines, websites, and as published authors.  Like...

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Did you know...? Meet board member Don Stringfellow

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With January being Alabama’s School Board Appreciation Month, we here at the Mobile County Public School System thought it would be a great opportunity to let constituents get to know their representatives better. Nancy Pierce asked all five members of the Mobile County Board of School Commissioners to come up with some fun and little-known facts about themselves. She asked them to answer the question: “Did you know?” Thursday, we posted the answers of board President Reginald...

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Mobile County schools closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; will reopen Friday

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Mobile County Public Schools and all school offices will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to severe winter weather that will involve freezing temperatures, ice and possible snow. “We just want everyone to stay in and stay safe the next three days,” said Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek. MCPSS officials met with Mobile County Emergency Management Agency officials today to discuss the forecast and potential dangers of being on the road. “Based on the...

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Did you know...? Meet board Vice President Doug Harwell

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With January being Alabama’s School Board Appreciation Month, we here at the Mobile County Public School System thought it would be a great opportunity to let constituents get to know their representatives better. Nancy Pierce asked all five members of the Mobile County Board of School Commissioners to come up with some fun and little-known facts about themselves. She asked them to answer the question: “Did you know?” Thursday, we posted the answers of board President Reginald...

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