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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Meet the foreign exchange students at Citronelle HS

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Through foreign exchange programs, students from Denmark, Italy, Germany, Brazil, and Norway have the opportunity to experience life in the United States. This year, Citronelle High School is hosting five foreign exchange students. Mikkel Neilson, Giulia Fonseca, Selina Behr, Giovanna De Lourenco, and Joakim Ljoenes have come to Citronelle, Alabama, to explore the world and learn better English.   Mikkel Nielson, from Denmark, went...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mobile County schools rolls out 30 propane auto-gas buses

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Mobile County Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, acquired 30 alternative fuel school buses to support its community outreach campaign, “It Starts With Us.” The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses will lower operating costs while improving the environment. Each bus will displace about 40,000 gallons of diesel and emit 150,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. “Propane is cheaper, cleaner, and domestically produced,” said Alabama Lt. Gov....

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Budget hearings set for Aug. 27, Sept. 9

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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners is hosting two public hearings to collect input on the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The hearings will be held in the board room at MCPSS’s Central Campus at 1 Magnum Pass in west Mobile. They will take place on: Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. The proposed budget projects $720 million in expenditures and includes state, federal and local funds. Sometime after the hearings, the board is expected...

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MCPSS encouraging students to attend #schooleveryday in September

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Mobile County Public Schools officials are hoping to create positive attendance habits this year by encouraging all 59,000 students to attend school every day in September, which is national Attendance Awareness Month. Schools are offering incentives to students with perfect attendance this month and the district has launched a public information campaign to encourage parents to make sure their children are in school. “School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often parents...

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Williamson holds Signature Academy launch

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Williamson High School is one of the latest schools to implement a Signature Academy pathway to its curriculum.  Williamson will offer Maritime, Engineering and Entrepreneurship to students around the county.  The pathway of courses will allow the students real-world opportunity into their desired career field.  The Mobile Area Education Foundation is active in promoting and planning the success of the Williamson Signature Academy.  They recently held a Business Engagement...

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Feed the Children organization donates to MCPSS

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Mobile County Public Schools received a special delivery this week from Feed the Children organization.  Traveling from Oklahoma City, Feed the Children donated nine hundred and sixty backpacks plus food and supplies for At-Risk students.  The Homeless division assisted more than 5000 students last year in need of food, uniforms and supplies.   The donation will be a great help for parents in the community.  "We are so thrilled to recieve these supplies" states Denise...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

MCPSS educator a 2014 Presidential Award finalist

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 Congratulations to Ms. Julie Neidhardt, selected as one of three elementary school science recipients of the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  The 2nd grade teacher at Hutchens Elementary was chosen as a finalist to represent the state of Alabama and will now be entered for the national award of $10,000.  The PAEMST award is recognized as one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Peek: 'I always look forward to the start of school'

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It is hard to believe we are ready to begin another exciting year in the Mobile County Public School System. I always look forward to the start of school, as students eagerly walk into their new classrooms, as teachers get to know a new group of students and as parents of our 59,000 students put their trust in us by allowing us to educate their children. From the time our students enter school, we focus on our students’ needs and foster their academic skills and interests. We encourage...

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As Augusta Evans opens, MCPSS undergoing another $200 million in construction

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Barbara Griffin is looking forward to Thursday, when her pre-K students will be in the new Augusta Evans Special School in west Mobile. “They are going to absolutely love this school,” she said, “especially how large the rooms are, and the playground. Everything out there is interactive and is built for students with special needs.” Augusta Evans moved this summer from its aged Florida Street location to the site of the old Hillsdale Middle School, which was torn down...

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'The time has arrived. It's my senior year,' says LeFlore's Williams

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The time has finally arrived. It’s my senior year, and I am so excited and eager to see what this school year will bring. LeFlore High School has thoroughly prepared me for life after graduation. I’ve prepared myself for this moment ever since I became part of the proud Rattler Nation. The late nights and early mornings, taking those rigorous courses that left me with a headache, and everything else I’ve done has led up to me walking across that stage and finally becoming a...

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He's ready for Kindergarten. Am I?

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This column was written by Rena Philips, Supervisor of Marketing and Education Partnerships, Mobile County Public Schools It seems like only yesterday I was bringing my son Logan home from the hospital. Five fast years have passed, and now we are out buying his first-ever school supplies. He has been excited as we picked out notebooks, erasers and his new “kindergarten shoes.” I’m the nervous one, not him. Going to kindergarte means he’s growing up. He’s ready....

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Vigor's Jalysia Brazelton elated to begin 'best school year ever'

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To say I am excited about my senior year is an understatement. I am absolutely elated to begin what I hope to be my best school year ever! I’ll only be a high school senior once, and I’m looking forward to a successful and memorable school year. It Starts With Us. Now that is a powerful slogan I believe in. For me, it starts at C.F. Vigor High School, where I am being taught, mentored and inspired to overcome whatever obstacles life throws my way. As the 2014 Cheerleading Captain,...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

MCPSS students learned job skills, science and more at summer camps

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“How does it taste?” Davidson human services teacher Rachel Baxter asked participants in the first-ever summer Culinary Camp sponsored by Mobile County Public Schools. The students were making and sampling muffulettas. Some loved the gourmet sandwiches while others admitted they were not big fans of the tapenade, or olive salad. The students had stacked Italian ham, salami, provolone and swiss cheese along with the tapenade on bread that they toasted lightly in pans. “The...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

High schoolers learn CPR and about health professions at camp

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Standing in a semi-circle, about a dozen high schoolers from across Mobile County watch intensely as a teacher pushes her finger on the chest of a baby doll, showing them how to perform infant CPR. Thirty compressions, followed by two breaths. Repeat. Repeat. In another room at Faulkner Career-Technical Center, students practice a gentle version of the Heimlich maneuver, so they will know what to do if someone in choking. And near them, students alternate breathing and giving chest compressions...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

51 students get back on academic track at Star Academy

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Fifty-one students who were overage and under-credited graduated from MCPSS’s Star Academy today. The students completed a rigorous curriculum, earning all of their credits for eighth grade and most of their credits for ninth grade during one school year. Now that they are caught up academically, they will move on to their zoned high school in August as mid-year freshmen. And they are on track to be promoted to sophomores in January. “We have an excellent foundation through which...

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