Do you have musical talent?
And would you like to earn a $1,000 scholarship?
If so, apply now for one of 20 BayFest scholarships. Winners will have an opportunity to be recognized on-stage at Bayfest, which is Oct. 4-6 in downtown Mobile.
The deadline to submit an application and video audition is Sept. 21. High school students in all grades are eligible.
“By applying for a Bayfest Music Scholarship, local area high school students have the opportunity to receive $1,000 music scholarships...
Blount high school senior Kristopher McKinney has no problem seeing himself as a future pediatrician.
That’s because he has plenty of practice and hands-on experience in the school’s Signature Academy program, the Health Care Access Pathway (HCAP). The health care academy teaches real-life practices during school while giving students hands-on experience.
One recent day, McKinney and his classmates measured other students’ height, weight and blood pressure for their required...
The Mobile County school board today gave Superintendent Martha Peek an outstanding review during her required annual job performance evaluation.
Peek, who just wrapped up her first year as superintendent of the state’s largest school system, earned a perfect score of 100 percent. That was in each of four different categories that the board had set as Peek’s goals for the year:
• To increase the school system’s graduation rate.
• To develop a comprehensive communication/marketing...
MOBILE, Alabama – The Mobile County school board unanimously passed a resolution today objecting to the proposed development of a petroleum storage and distribution facility, also known as an oil tank farm.
The American Tank and Vessel, Inc., wants to build the facility at 1000 Paper Mill Road.
Doing so would pose a threat to several Mobile County public schools nearby in Prichard and Plateau, according to the resolution. Those are: Mobile County Training School, Whitley Elementary School,...
Citronelle High School is seeing RED!
The Citronelle High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) will host a Red Out football game on September 6th to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). NHS members are selling cool red t-shirts to wear to the game on Friday night and inviting the fans to come on the field before the game to form the shape of a heart! To participate, please plan to arrive by 6:30. Come on Citronelle and the community, let’s...
The Mobile County school board is holding its annual retreat today and Wednesday at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear.
As has been the case in years past, the five board members are paying for their own hotel rooms as they gear up for what is always a productive two days of brainstorming and goal settting.
The retreat starts at 9 a.m. today.
The board will hear updates from various members of Superintendent Martha Peek's leadership team on the district's academics, efforts to improve...
High school football has officially begun, and the Mobile County Public School System will be live-streaming games this year.
The school system has converted one of its old delivery trucks into a remote television production unit.
With that, the system will broadcast live every week an MCPSS Game of the Week.
The first to be live-streamed is tonight’s game featuring the LeFlore Rattlers versus the Blount Leopards at Blount.
Calvin Crist, MCPSS’s athletic director, said students...
The Mobile County Public School System is considering making some revisions to its current dress code policy for employees.
The school board will hold two public hearings before voting on whether to accept the changes. The hearings will be on Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 at 6 p.m in the board room at the central office facility on Howells Ferry and Schillinger roads.
Human Resources Executive Director Bryan Hack said the updates are in line with dress code policies he has reviewed at several of the...
It’s not every day you get to see your picture in full color painted on the side of a school bus.
Or see yourself about 12 feet tall on a billboard on the side of the road.
But that’s what a group of students at O’Rourke Elementary have experienced over the last couple of weeks, as images from a recent photo shoot at the school have been an essential component of the Mobile County Public Schools’ “It Starts With Us” campaign.
School officials launched...
Mobile County school officials appreciate our students in Creola and hope their families decide to remain a part of our schools. In response to reports that the city is considering annexing into Saraland or somehow joining Satsuma schools, we would like to present this information:
The Mobile County Public School System opened a brand new North Mobile County Middle on Salco Road in Axis in 2010. The school system then converted it into a K-8 school in August 2012 when Satsuma and Chickasaw...
REMINDER ABOUT VOTING
On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013, voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in municipal elections. The following Mobile County Public Schools are polling locations:
Mae Eanes, 1901 Hurtel Street
Gilliard, 2757 Daupin Island
Eichold-Mertz, 2815 Government Boulevard
Kate Shepard, 3980-B Burma Road
E.R. Dickson, 4645 Bit and Spur Road
Please obey the posted speed limits, especially as students are arriving in the morning and departing in the afternoon....
Two Mobile County educators have been honored as “Grown Up Superheroes” in Mobile Bay magazine.
They are: Mirna Deakle, who is parent manager of MCPSS’s English as a Second Language and Migrant Educatin programs; and Joe Gaston, a fifth-grade teacher at Dawes Intermediate who is also a baseball coach for children with special needs.
These two and seven others possess powers, according to the magazine, that include “mentoring, educating and strengthening the youth of our...
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County school board will have a work session at MCPSS's central office at 1 p.m. today.
The board will discuss items to be considered at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, August 28, at 6 p.m.
A copy of the agenda is located here.
Also, the school system will host its first of two hearings on the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget. That hearing will be at 5 p.m. today.
The proposed budget has the school system spending $635 million. That...
MOBILE, Alabama -- Asked to define the school system’s new call-to-action, “It Starts With Us,” the fifth-graders in Kristin Mahtani’s class at Dodge Elementary had plenty of examples.
The “it,” they said during a first-day of school activity Monday morning can mean their school, Mobile, their education or talent, their achievements, or their future careers.
And the “us,” is them (aka “Dodge citizens”), the community, teachers, Americans,...
MOBILE, Alabama -- As senior Obie Moultrie stepped onto Murphy High’s front lawn Monday for the first day of school since a Christmas Day tornado struck the historic campus, a flood of memories came over him.
“Even though we were only gone one semester it seems like longer,” Moultrie said. “Murphy is so special to us and now, it looks even better than it did when we left it.”
“It’s pretty awesome,” he said as he headed off to homeroom.