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Monday, September 22, 2014

A Magic Moment for a Breitling Elementary student

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"There's a special delivery for Barry!" at this cue, 3rd grader, Barry Edwards had one of his wishes come true-a tour of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, GA.  Barry, a special needs student at Breitling Elementary, has cerebral palsy.  During the summer, his mom contacted the organization Magic Makers with Alabama Power, that specializes in granting children a special wish that for many would never come true.  Shawnda Williams and fellow co-workers at Barry Steam Plant...

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Davidson cafeteria now serving dinner

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A typical Davidson High School student's day does not end at 2:30 p.m. when the school bell rings.  Most have extracurricular activities that begin afterschool and usually last until dinnertime.  In the hustle and bustle of club meetings, sports and activities many students often go without eating a dinner, or take on the easy solution of buying fast food.  It's easy, but not healthy. Research has shown the importance of getting a nutritious meal fuels...

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A creative opening: Semmes Middle's Fine Arts

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  What better way to introduce the Fine Arts at Semmes Middle than by starting an academy.  The mission of the Fine Arts Academy at Semmes Middle School is to prepare students with a strong personal interest in the arts by challenging their unique skills and talents through an integrated academic program.  Through a variety of subjects, the program seeks to instill tolerance and respect of diverse cultures. To capture the speciality of learning, students created a mural...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

E.R. Dickson students interview NFL players via distance learning

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    Mrs. Harris and Ms. Lucas’ 5th grade classes participated in a distance learning program though the award-winning video conferencing programs offered by The Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5th grade classes were examining the importance of education and the hundreds of careers available in and around the National Football League. Students were able to identify careers in the NFL and careers at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and...

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Dodge Elementary participates new Stride Academy for students

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  Dodge Elementary will be participating in the Stride Academy academic program this year.  Stride Academy is an Internet-based academic program that gives students the opportunity to enhance their Math, Reading and Science skills while working on their tablet or computer. Combining learning with exciting online games, students will find Stride Academy as a fun way to master skills that are required for their grade level.  Stride...

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Blount HS receives financial lessons from bank leaders

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BBVA Compass Executives As part of their vision of working towards a better future for the community, BBVA Compass representatives Mark Fillers South Alabama Market President, James LeDoux Global Wealth Senior Vice President & Market Executive, and Marc Jackson Commercial Banking Vice President along with Mayor Troy Ephriam spoke to BHS Business Academy students about Identity Theft and sound Financial Management. Mayor Ephriam spoke on Financial...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Environmental Studies Owl-O-Ween 5K Trail Run

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The Environmental Studies Center's Wildlife Friends presents the 2nd Annual Owl-O-Ween 5K Trail Run.  The proceeds will go to support the Wildlife Rehabilitation Programs held at the Environmental Studies Center.  For more information, to register and support visit: Forms page

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Citronelle JROTC cadets attend a National Flight Academy

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Seven JROTC Cadets were recently offered scholarship opportunities to participate in the National Flight Academy STEM program located at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. These free scholarships for a week-long resident camp have a value of $1,250.00 per student (normal tuition cost). Chosen for their outstanding achievements, the students along with Citronelle JROTC instructor, 1SG Middleton recieved an once in a lifetime academy experience with first class educational experience that...

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Washington's Reading Zone winners

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Booker T. Washington middle school encourages students to read with incentive book programs.  This year marks the school's 6th annual celebration of the 25 Book Campaign and Reading Leaders.  The 25 Book Campaign encourages all students to read in their Zone (reading level) a given number of books each quarter. At the end of the year it could add up to be 25 books or more. The number of books, each quarter, is chosen by the Washington Language Arts department teachers. Student...

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Blount's Allied Health Academy trains with state of the art simulator

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ISTAN Patient Simulator Its’ heart beats. Its’ bowels gurgle. It breathes, bleeds, cries and sweats. But don’t be fooled by its fluttering eyelids or the fact that it can talk: it’s not human. It’s ISTAN and Meti-Man Career and Technical Education’s newest patient simulators. IStan is described as the most advanced patient simulator in the world. He has realistic skin, reactive eyes, a human-like airway, and makes patient sounds: his...

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Theodore student wins MAWSS art contest

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Congratulations to all the student winners in this year's "Fun with Water" Mobile Area Water Sewer System  (MAWSS) contest. More than 200 entries submitted, proves there are amazing artistic talent among the students of our area.  Theodore High School student, Leah O'Rourke's submission, "Finding Coral," was the overall winner. Here are the 2014 winners: 9th-12th—"New Friend," Briana Rucker, Theodore High School   6th-8th—"The Bucket of Water," Alena Wetter, Dunbar...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LeFlore JROTC pay a visit to Mayor Stimpson

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The LeFlore JROTC Rattlers recently had a chance to meet and visit with the new Mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson.  The mayor invited the students in his office and greeted each of the enthusiastic cadets plus answered questions about the role of local government in the lives of the citizens of the city.  The cadets followed up this annual visit by attending a local court proceeding and a tour of the Metro Jail Facility.  Learning the community and staying involved-It...

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Alma Bryant wins Best Capstone Project of 2013-2014

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No Power? No Problem! Cooking to Empower the Powerless New Orleans, La, May 28, 2014– The Alma Bryant SHOREline Chapter won the award for Best Capstone Project of 2013-2014 at the SHOREline Youth Summit held on May 24, 2014 at Loyola University. SHOREline is an innovative new youth development and disaster recovery program spearheaded by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, in partnership with Colorado State University and the Children’s Health Fund,...

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Semmes Elementary Celebration of the Arts

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Semmes Elementary School recently showcased the artistic talents of their K - 5th grade students.  Every student in the school participated in an art contest, Celebration of the Arts.  Each grade level had a theme that students represented.  Students also had additional artwork on display during the month of April and May at the Semmes branch of the public library art gallery (the Semmesonian - under the direction of Mary Rodning).  Winners of the Celebration...

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Council Traditional teacher honored for giving back

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On May 15, 2014 Council Traditional honored third grade teacher, Ms. Sally Burns with a special dedication.  The school recognized her for her work in creating and maintaining the butterfly garden in the courtyard. The design of the garden was completed by Gregory Robertson, the art teacher. Ms. Burns, a very generous third grade teacher at Council, has been committed to maintaining the school’s grounds beautiful by planting flowers before & after school and on her weekends.  This...

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