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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Clark-Shaw students ace at the State Science Fair

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Congratulations are awarded to the Clark-Shaw Magnet students for winning more awards than any middle school in South Alabama!  Not only did the school represent with the largest amount of students, but every Clark student placed, with most receiving multiple awards.Student Ryan Corob won The Kids Discovery Award for the ability to communicate science, and a Broadcom Award which is an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. For a week to compete! In addition, lead teacher, Mr. Glen Mutchnik...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Phillips Prep student wins 1st in Environmental at the Alabama Science Fair

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Carly Alexander, 7th grader at Phillips Preparatory School, placed first at the 2014 Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) in the Environmental category, Junior Division, and won a $50 award from UAH/ASEF. Carly's project is titled "Building Beaches". She studied the erosional rates due to normal wave action on 4 different beach compositions- fine sand, coarse sand, pea gravel, and a layered beach profile of pea gravel over fine sand. To test it she constructed a mini wave flume...

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Howard students hold court

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On Friday, April 4th, students at Florence Howard culminated this year's Big Brother, Big Sister (BBBS) program with a field trip. The "Littles" (Students) were able to go see where their "Bigs" (Big Brothers and Sisters) worked.  After a pizza lunch provided by BBBS, students toured legal offices in the RSA Tower, Renaissance Plaza, U.S. Attorney's Office and District Attorney's office.  Some students even participated in a mock trial, facilitated by District Attorney Ashley Rich. ...

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A 90/90 reading vision for Brazier students

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    Brazier Elementary has created inspiration and goal-setting through a new group, the AR 90/90 club.  The AR 90/90 club recognizes hard-working students who have achieved 90% of their Accelerated Reader goal with 90% accuracy.  The AR 90/90 club brings encouragement and support to those students who are successfully reading.  There are also benefits to its members-each Friday students in the 90/90 club are allowed to...

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Blount students to represent in International DECA competiton

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      Congratulations to Blount High School students, Carltoria Wallace and Latrice Campbell. The girls recently competed in the DECA State Competition in Birmingham Alabama. Carltoria placed second in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event and Latrice placed second in Hotel and Lodging Management Series. Both students will compete in the DECA International Competition later this year. Additional kudos...

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Baker wins Jubilee BEST's competition

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Baker High School won first place against other area high schools in the Jubilee BEST's Spring Competition. Baker students presented with their robotic inventions in a timeframe of 8 weeks to modify their robot from the fall competition.  In addition, their presentations had to be similar to those given on the Shark Tank, where investors offer money to help in the advancement of the product.  Judges offered Baker $2.2 million dollars of pretend  money and...

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Murphy JROTC places in National Drill Championship

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Congratulations to the Murphy Lady Blue Panthers and the Murphy Prowling Panthers Drill Teams. The student/cadets competed in the 2014 Army National Drill Classic Championships at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend. Murphy's Female Unarmed Drill Team and Armed Male Drill Team placed eighth (8th) overall in this National event respectively. The Female earned a fifth (5th) place trophy in the Unarmed Regulation category. They competed against thirty...

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Clark-Shaw teachers win FFT grants

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    Fund for Teachers (FFT) provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. Three teachers at Clark-Shaw Magnet School received grants this year. Ms. Sondra...

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Monday, April 07, 2014

MGM teacher selected to study in Japan as Keizai Koho Center fellow

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      Lead teacher of Mary G. Montgomery's Teaching & Learning academy, Ms. Denese Wilson doesn't just teach her students to be lifelong learners, she practices it.  She has been selected as a 2014 Keizai Koho Center Fellow winner.  As one of only ten fellows selected from thousands of highly-qualified candidates from both Canada and the United States she will travel to Japan for two weeks.  This...

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Will Elemetary celebrates S.W.A.G. students

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On March 24, 2014, John Will Elementary inducted the first members of the Students With A Goal (S.W.A.G.) Chapter of National Elementary Honor Society. This important milestone in their educational path was celebrated by teachers, staff and parents.  The students from 4th Grade were: Smith Betties III, Anthony Mix Jr., and Amon Williams .The students from 5th Grade were Austin Boykin, Abigail Eldridge, Chloe Harris, Je'Nyiah Meadows-Jesse, Matthias Medrano and Patrick Pettaway Jr. Congratulations...

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Bridge Builders program encourages students at Washington Middle

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The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity of Beta Omicron Lambda, recently presented 149 neck ties to Mrs. Annette Lucus, Advisor to the Bridge Builders Mentoring Program at Booker T. Washington Middle School.  The Bridge Builders Mentoring Program is comprised of selected young men who are encouraged to stay in school and be successful.  The members addressed the boy students in the program and shared with them important leadership traits such as setting goals, pursuing education and...

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Ag Mechanic students earn career credentials

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The Ag Mechanics class at the Bryant Career Technical had 14 students pass their Briggs and Stratton industry certification credential.The Mobile County Career and Technical education offers students the opportunity to earn credentials towards a career before they even start to work!  Students interested securing future job placements, earning more money and recieving more hands-on education towards their career choice should visit their school's counselor.  Congratulations to these...

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Principal earns national mentorship certification

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 Collins-Rhodes Principal, Veronica Coleman, has always enjoyed a challenge and recently she conquered a national one.  Mrs. Coleman was awarded a National Principal Mentorship Certificate by NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals).According to the National Principal Mentor Program, the purpose is to empower school districts from around the country to develop outstanding programs that enhance their leadership succession plans for the recruitment and retention...

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Haskew launches annual leadership day

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      Pearl Haskew elementary students participated in the school's First Annual Leadership Day on Friday, March 21. This student-led day welcomed parents, local educators, Central Office staff, the Mobile Area Education Foundation and various business and community leaders, including Senator Bill Hightower, Rep. David Sessions, Rep. Margie Wilcox and County Commissioner Jerry Carl. The day represented being a leader...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Avoid the bugs, Whitley students receive a lesson from the Health Dept.

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    On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Whitley Elementary 5th grade classes were visited by Mr. Hayes and Mr. Brown from the Mobile County Health Department to speak to about mosquito control.  Students enjoyed learning how to stop raising mosquitoes in their yards by checking their yards and surroundings twice a week to make sure there aren't areas that were mosquito breeding grounds.  They also learned that by keeping the mosquito population down,...

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