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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Regional School students visit Clifford and his doghouse for Reach Out and Read-Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama --Students from the Southwest Alabama Regional School for the Deaf and Blind got a special treat today. They, along with students from a local daycare, gathered around a larger-than-life doghouse to hear the story of “Clifford and the Big Storm.” Clifford himself was there to hand out healthy snacks. The special reading event was planned by and held at the Mobile County Health Department’s Pediatric Clinic in downtown Mobile. It’s part of the Reach Out...

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Murphy's ROTC Color Guard wins first-place in drill meet

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Congratulations to Murphy High School's Army JROTC color guard and drill teams.   The Color Guard won first-place in a drill meet in Greenville on Wednesday.  Murphy’s JROTC competed against 12 other schools. Male and female drill teams led by Starann Foster, Aaron Woodard and Josh Sneed won four awards ranging from first to fourth place in the categories of inspection, armed, unarmed and armed exhibition drills. Color guards led by Tarial Malone and Josh Sneed won first and...

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Nine MCPSS students win Bayfest music scholarships

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Nine Mobile County Public Schools students were among the 20 local winners of $1,000 Bayfest Music Festival scholarships. The students sent in audition tapes and were recognized at Bayfest earlier this month. MCPSS winners are: Tiana Bryant, a senior at Murphy High Jairus Dixon, a freshman at Baker High Jacob Hall, a junior at Baker High Anthony R. Lopez, a junior at Alma Bryant High Bradley Mills, a senior at Baker High Amelia Nolan, a freshman at Alma Bryant High Franklin Pratt, a...

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Pop quiz: What's the largest restaurant in Alabama?

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MOBILE, Alabama -- For National School Lunch Week, we at MCPSS.com thought we’d share some interesting facts about what’s being served in Mobile County Public Schools cafeterias. Here we go: With 90 schools spread out over a county the size of Rhode Island, Mobile County Public Schools is the largest restaurant in Alabama, and likely the region. We serve 40,298 lunches daily. Each year, we serve 3 million breakfasts 7.8 million lunches 7.7 million bottles of milk 781,000...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Make A's on your EQT's, get a free ticket to the Greater Gulf States Fair

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Officials with Greater Gulf State Fair are offering an incentive to students who do well on their EQT’s (End of Quarter Tests) this week. They’re giving away free tickets to the fair. Students who score at least a 90 percent on all of their EQT’s will get one admission ticket to the fair, which will be in town Oct. 25-Nov. 3. This is due to a renewed partnership between the school system and the fair. A few weeks ago, students sold unlimited ride armbands...

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October's Board work session and meeting are coming up

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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners is holding a work session to discuss board items Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 1:00 in the board room at the central office located at 1 Magnum Pass. The regularly scheduled board meeting will take place Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 6:00 in the board room.       Regular Board Meeting 10/23/2013 6:00:00 PMCentral Office Board Room1 Magnum PassMobile, AL 36618   A....

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Graduates with disabilities learning job, life skills at Mobile Infirmary

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MOBILE, Alabama –Thomas Fuller stopped vacuuming a chair, looked a visitor in the eyes, shook her hand and then talked about how much he’s enjoying his new job at Mobile Infirmary. “My job is kind of good, kind of easy and kind of fun,” said Thomas, a recent graduate of Augusta Evans, a Mobile County public school where all of the students have special needs. Thomas is one of 11 MCPSS graduates with disabilities participating in a new program to teach job skills. It’s...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MAEF and Papa John's join forces to raise money for schools

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The Mobile Area Education Foundation and Papa John's Pizza have joined forces to help our public schools. All six Mobile locations will be participating in an Education Week, October 21-25. During this week the code MCPS20 will turn into dollars for our students. We ask that students, parents, teachers, and friends get excited about Papa John's and spread the word, so are schools can make some dough! For the entire week of October 21 - 25, Papa John's will donate a portion of their sales to MAEF...

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A day made better for an E.R. Dickson teacher

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This is the seventh year of A Day Made Better, in which OfficeMax associates surprise 1,000 teachers in their classrooms with $1,000 each worth of school supplies. Carole Hegwood a first grade teacher at E.R. Dickson Elementary School was a recipient of the award for 2013-14. Ms. Hegwood is an exceptional teacher who goes over and beyond the call of duty with her students on a daily basis. She frequently creates interactive lessons with her first grade students thereby engaging them in meaningful...

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Bryant Center Health students demonstrate hands-on learning

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Health Science students from Bryant Career Technical Center participated in the Dodge Elementary Career Carnival on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The career fair was a great opportunity for the pre-medical students to present knowledge and demonstrate hands-on skills learned as part of the program. The elementary students listened attentively and asked questions as the high school students shared their learning experiences and their future post-secondary goals. This was the second year that the...

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Character counts at Dauphin Elementary

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The Dauphin Island Elementary dolphins are swimming upstream this year. While students are excelling in reading, writing, and arithmetic, they are also learning the importance of good character. Each month fifth-grade students are chosen to assist Principal Diane Allgood in the implementation of the school-wide character initiative. This team of students can be heard each day during morning announcements encouraging classmates to be on the best behavior by offering practical ways to be respectful,...

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Calloway-Smith robotic team earns two awards in school’s 1st competition

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The Calloway-Smith Robotics team proved to be competitive among other schools from the Mobile County and other counties from southwest Alabama at the B.E.S.T competition at the U.S.A Mitchell Center. This was the first time Calloway-Smith Middle was represented in a robotics competition. The Robotic-Wildcats received two awards for its hard work and preparation. They won the Blood, Sweat, and Duct Tape Award and the Heart of Jubilee Award. The student body is very excited for their Robotic-Wildcats...

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Dodge educator receives Jenice Riley Award

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Dodge Elementary PACE teacher, Janet Leffard, received one of four Jenice Riley Awards from the Alabama Humanities Foundation on October 7, 2013, in Birmingham, AL. The ceremony was held at The Club and acclaimed author, Winston Groom was the featured speaker. Ms. Leffard wrote a grant proposal to create archaeology boxes to share with the grade levels at Dodge and her fellow PACE teachers in the Mobile County Public School System. The boxes will contain items purchased from the University of...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

'I love this school,' second-grader says during visit to the new Whitley Elementary

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PRICHARD, Alabama – Principal JaaDaa Holcomb couldn’t stop grinning as she walked the hallways of the brand new Whitley Elementary. Her 385 students will move into the new campus - built adjacent to the original 1960s campus in southeast Prichard - on Monday. On Friday, one class at a time, the students got a sneak peak at their beautiful and brightly lit school. Walking in lines, the students carried books and other supplies to place in their new classrooms so they’ll be ready...

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Semmes Middle raises money for Skye, who has cancer

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Semmes Middle School faculty, staff and students donated more than $2,500 for the Loustalot family during our school-wide fundraiser in September. Skye Loustalot, a 7th grader at Semmes Middle School, was diagnosed in June with osteosarcomal, a type of bone cancer. "It is amazing how young children can be so supportive and giving to a fellow student in need. It was so wonderful to watch a group of young people donate so generously for Skye," said teacher Kim Wakefield. School officials say...

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