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Thursday, April 17, 2014

All MCPSS juniors to take the ACT on Wednesday for free

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All juniors in Mobile County public high schools will take the ACT college entrance exam free of charge on Wednesday, April 23. There will be a make-up test on May 7, but we encourage all juniors to come to school on the 23rd  on time and prepared to take the test. We hope you will get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast, which is now available for free at all MCPSS schools. This is part of Alabama’s Plan 2020, under which students in grades 3 through 8 will take new standardized...

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Monday, April 14, 2014


Friday, April 11, 2014

Gov. Robert Bentley visits Kate Shepard Elementary

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Five hours after signing the state’s education budget, Gov. Robert Bentley visited Kate Shepard Elementary School in Mobile. A supporter of pre-kindergarten education, he said he wanted to see some of MCPSS’s pre-K programs. So he and members of his staff visited two blended pre-K classes at Shepard that have a mix of special-education and non-special-education students. In one class, he helped make some dye that the students were measuring and preparing to use to color Easter eggs. And...

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

It Starts With Us jingle contest

Posted by Marcie McNeal in General  |  Post a comment

  Click to watch the Jingle Contest Informational video brought to you by the talented Baker HS-TV/Video students Students here is your American Idol/The Voice moment!  Show your school system pride by writing a catchy tune to our new brand-It Starts With Us.  If your jingle is chosen you will be seen all around MCPSS, Mobile-maybe Hollywood, via Facebook! Watch the video or read the details below for more information.

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Educators from Thailand visit MCPSS, learn about our schools

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Twenty-two educators from Thailand are in Mobile County studying our schools. That includes 11 administrators and faculty of Chiang Rai Rajabhat University and 11 doctoral candidates. The group met with Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek, Acting Chief Academic Officer Karen Mohr and others today to talk about Alabama’s largest school system. Its members will be touring Clark-Shaw Magnet, Allentown Elementary, Causey Middle and Baker High schools on Friday. “The...

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Air Force mom returns home, surprises kindergarten son at lunch

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It had been nearly eight months since Staff Sergeant Christy Robinson hugged her 5-year-old son Tristan. Dressed in a cafeteria apron over her camouflage Air Force uniform and home from a Middle Eastern deployment, Robinson surprised her kindergartener at Collier Elementary School today. “Would you like some milk?” she asked as she walked up behind Tristan, who was seated with the rest of Sally Bailey’s kindergarten class. “I already have some,” he said. Stunned,...

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Special called Board meeting March 31, 2014

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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners is holding a special called Board meeting Monday, March 31st at noon in the Board room at the Central Office. Agenda is below.     Meeting Agenda A. CALL TO ORDER B. ACTION ITEMS 1. Non-Renewal of Certifi .. 2. Non-Renewal of Employe .. 3. Resignation of Certifi .. 4. Assignment of Certifie .. 5. Resignations...

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Saturday, March 29, 2014


Friday, March 28, 2014

Bringing Home the Gold

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The Mobile County All Stars comprised of eight athletes recently traveled to Montgomery Alabama to compete in the Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament. THEY WON GOLD and are the State Champions. Players were chosen from a local Special Olympics basketball tournament. Congratulations to team members Antrell Nichols, Andrew Hubbard, Reggie Glaude, Keyon Peters, Justyn Williams, Xavier Bozeman, William Anderson, Tyler Smith and coaches Shane Stewart and Sheryl Thomas.

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Mobile County Health Department assisting with insurance marketplace enrollment

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MOBILE, Ala. – As thousands of Americans continue to consider their options regarding the new federal health insurance marketplace, trained staff at the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) are prepared to help uninsured residents navigate the new system. Certified application counselors are available on weekdays at all MCHD health center sites across Mobile County from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Trained staff members also have been reaching out to the public at various community events to...

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Murphy student raised money for picnic tables; needs help installing

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A Murphy High School student has raised $9,000 to purchase 14 new picnic tables to place on her beloved school campus. Now, she needs your help. Murphy sophomore Sarah Eiland plans to put the tables together and install them around the sprawling Midtown Mobile campus this Saturday (March 29). She will meet volunteers on the tennis courts by South Street at 9 a.m. “If we have to put together all of these tables by ourselves, they won’t be out before the end of the school year,”...

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Regions Virtual Credit Card Means $$ for the MCPSS

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Regions Bank recently presented Mobile County Public Schools with a $247,428 check as part of a cash-back program.  With the school system’s large budget, officials realized they could get a return on school spending by utilizing the Regions Virtual Purchasing Card. The Board of School Commissioners approved starting the program in 2010, and as a result, MCPSS received $156,592 in cash back that first year. Over the last couple of years, 300 of MCPSS’s vendors have been added...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mcpss.tv now broadcasting on Roku boxes, AT&T U-verse

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In just a week and a half, 1,300 Mobile County residents have already downloaded the new mcpss.tv channel on their Roku boxes at home. “That’s significant because we haven’t even told people that it is available yet,” said MCPSS Executive Director of Technology David K. Akridge. “They’re finding the channel on their own as they are browsing and they are watching it.” AT&T U-verse’s On Demand recently began broadcasting mcpss.tv on channel 99....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MCPSS cafeteria workers invent new dishes for Commodities Cook-off

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MCPSS cafeteria workers experimented with new recipes this morning in the district’s first ever Commodities Cook-Off, and they were judged by aspiring high school chefs. The contest was designed to allow child nutrition workers come up with recipes for a new potato soup base by Old South Foods, which offered a $100 first-place prize. Child Nutrition Director Suzanne Yates thought it would be fun to add four other categories to give cafeteria workers a chance to come up with creative and...

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Wow! Beads, beads and more beads for Augusta Evans

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We would like to thank all of you that turned in your beads for donuts at Krispy Kreme last week. Each 12 pounds of beads meant one dozen donuts. More than 9,000 yes, let me say it again, more than 9,000 boxes of donuts were given out. That means 76 of these huge boxes (pictured here) are filled with beads, and each box weighs at least 1600 pounds! This means so much to the staff and students at Augusta Evans. Students will clean the beads, sort them and sell them to Mardi Gras organizations....

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