USA Announces New AMSTI Program to Enhance the Teacher and Middle School Students Classroom Experience
The University of South Alabama’s College of Education has received a $462,000 grant to create the Alabama Math, Science, Technology Initiative, AMSTI-USA Professional Development Project, which provides a culture of increased learning for teachers with respect to the Common Core mathematics standards resulting in increased student achievement.
Part of the grant calls for the...
Here are the answers to some of the questions we have received about the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013, which required the state to release a list of “failing” schools that students may transfer out of.
Q: What is considered a “failing” school under the Alabama Accountability Act?
A: Schools where students performed in the bottom 6 percent of all Alabama schools on reading and math standardized tests for at least three of the last six years are considered “failing”...
The Alabama Department of Education today released the names of 72 schools across the state that are considered “failing” by the state Legislature under the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013.
Of those, four are in the Mobile County Public School System. They are: Booker T. Washington, Mae Eanes, Mobile County Training and Scarborough, all middle schools.
Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek held a question and answer session with local media today.
To be labeled as...
MOBILE, Ala. – Appointments are now being accepted at the Mobile County Health Department’s Immunization Clinic in downtown Mobile for children who need vaccines to update their Certificate of Immunization, also called a blue card, for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. Appointments also are accepted at the agency’s other clinics located throughout the county.
"Now is the perfect time for people to come because there won't be a huge line or long wait," said Monica Z. Knight,...
MOBILE, Ala.— More than 300 Mobile and Baldwin county public middle school students are participating in a two-week Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Camp at Baker High School.
The Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF) Engaging Youth in Engineering (EYE) program, University of South Alabama College of Education, and the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) are co-hosting the STEM Camp, which began on June 7.
Students will expand their STEM knowledge...
Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities: Parents and Teachers Together Conference
Alabama Parent Education Center's Parent Training and Information Center
Annual Statewide Conference
Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
Parents and Teachers Together
June 14, 2013
Mobile County Public School System Board...
Congratulations to Causey Middle School student, Thomas Eugene, "Trent" Webb III, the fourteen-year-old student was awarded third place by the Mobile Bar Association for his essay “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All” during the Annual Law Day luncheon held at The Battle House Hotel held May 24, 2013. He was accompanied by his mother Mrs. Caroline Webb and his Social Studies teacher from Causey Middle School Mr. Rod E. Stockdale. Trent is a model student who is involved...
Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor talked to students from three Mobile high schools this week about the skills they would need to come work for his company one day.
Applicants for engineering jobs that Airbus just posted, for example, need a strong knowledge of math, physics and science, as well as an appreciation for business practices, communication and economics.
“It would please me to no end to have you choose aviation as a career,” McArtor told the students from...
In accordance with Federal Guidelines, the MCPSS will offer extended learning opportunities to at risk students in all Middle Schools in school improvement. Students with an overall average of (50 – 59) in one core courses at the end of the year may qualify. Please contact your school for more information.
The Extended Learning Opportunity will be offered June 10 – July 3, 2013 - 7:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. The students who qualify for these extended learning sessions will...
With 14 years of experience leading local schools, James Gill has been named principal at Mary G. Montgomery High School in Semmes.
Gill has been principal most recently at Causey Middle. Before that, he was principal at Alba Middle and Lott Middle.
Originally from Mobile, he is a product of Mobile County’s public schools. He graduated from Shaw High School and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of South Alabama, as well as an administrative...
The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners held its regularly scheduled Board meeting May 29th at the Central Office. All items were approved including the following assignments:
CERTIFIED ASSIGNMENTS 2013-2014
Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus Americas, Inc., will speak to students at B.C. Rain High School at 1 p.m. on June 3 in the school’s library.
McArtor’s visit comes at an exciting time for B.C. Rain High, located at 3125 Dauphin Island Parkway, and for Mobile.
Airbus broke ground in April on a new $600 million plant at Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex, which will be the company’s first U.S. assembly line. The plant – where about 40-50 of the company’s...
The Mobile County Public School System is pleased to recognize its 2012-13 Teachers of the Year.
Teachers, according to schools Superintendent Martha Peek, are the heartbeat of the school system.
"They are the ones who make the greatest and lasting impressions on our students," Peek said. "They touch their hearts and minds and it lasts a lifetime."
While teaching is one of the toughest professions, Peek said, it is one of the most important.
"Our teachers are to be admired," she said. "The...