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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Schools celebrates learning through film festival

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Mobile County Public Schools recently held its first ever film festival for students and teachers.  The film festival was designed to showcase the amazing talents of our students and teachers by providing a platform for community recognition.Sponsored by the system's Instructional Technology department, the group was challenged at the beginning of the year to inspire teachers and students to use video production as a tool for the three key 21st century skills-communication, collaboration,...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vigor culinary students bring home the golden spoon

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Congratulations to Vigor High School's culinary students.  The team won first place in this year's Golden Spoon competition beating competitors from Baker, Murphy, Vigor, Williamson, Bryant, Davidson and Citronelle high schools.  Second place went to Murphy High School and Davidson High School received third place.  Mobile County Public Schools and the Golden Corral restaurant teamed up to hold the third annual competition, a way for students to connect classroom learning with a...

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Citronelle students take a prom promise

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Citronelle High School’s Prom Promise week is an annual event held to warn students about the danger of underage drinking.   According to national underage drinking statistics, more than 4,000 deaths annually are caused by underage drinking. Also, one out of every six teens reportedly binge drinks during parties. The teachers and staff at Citronelle are aware of this risky behavior and decided to jump ahead of the problem.  Each year, the school holds a Prom Promise week that...

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Monday, March 30, 2015

An MCPSS original learning model, Talents Unlimited goes worldwide

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Don’t be fooled by the name. Talents Unlimited is not about singing and dancing.  However, the program does deal with tapping into a student’s skill set, but through a critical and creative thinking model.  Talents teaches instructors how to address students by increasing student rigor through the model, an idea that is increasing in popularity.  Recently, a Talents Unlimited conference was held in Mobile and hosted by its originator, Mobile County Public Schools. ...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Students create a better world for PTA awards

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Students across the Mobile County Public Schools were recently awarded for their winning entry in this year's Mobile County PTA (MCCPTA)  Reflections Program.  The theme "The World Would be a Better Place If" was answered by talented students through works of arts.  The PTA holds this ceremony annually to support the arts in schools and encourage civic and community learning.  The contest is open to all public school students in the county.  This year there were sixty...

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Theodore High School's Andrea Dennis named assistant principal of the year

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  // Share // // This article was submitted by CLAS (Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools). Andrea Dennis, assistant principal at Theodore High School, has been named the Alabama Assistant Principal of the Year by the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP).  As the Alabama state winner, Dennis is eligible to be selected as the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals...

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

2015 Young Authors' Conference

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     We have extended the deadline for the Young Authors' Anthology to February 27th!!!  2015 Young Authors’ Conference for Students in Grades 3-6 Sponsored By First Community Bank, Metro Mobile Reading Council, and the Mobile Public Library West Regional Branch Library, 5555 Grelot Road Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm  Guest Illustrator: R. Gregory Christie (www.gas-art.com). His books include: Deaf Musicians (Pete Seeger), Make Way...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

JROTC STEM Leadership Academy-learn how you can help

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        STEM intensive Summer Week for JROTC Cadets Cadets will conduct experiments in univeristy labs, construct and build hands-on engineering projects, experience a variety of area indutsries via interactive tours and mentoring.   Mission: Develop vision to pursue STEM careers serving regional research, development, and production.   The goal of the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy, a residential academy is to expose and engage a unique population...

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Magnet school application period begins-See & Sign days

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  Students interested in applying for the Mobile County Public School System’s Magnet Schools Program for the 2015-16 school year are urged to make application beginning January 5, 2015 at https://mcpssmagnet.schoolinsites.com/. We invite parents to visit the magnet schools during SEE and SIGN on Friday, January 9th (1:00-5:00) and Saturday, January 10th (9:00-12:00) and complete their child’s application for the school of their choice for...

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January is state-wide Gifted Education month

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  The 3rd Annual Gifted Education Month will take place in January, 2015. The theme is “Igniting Gifted Potential.” Igniting potential within the gifted learner suggests providing opportunities for students to celebrate their diversity, recognize their capabilities and express their learning potential. In honor of gifted education month, this month recognizes exceptional learners that are often misunderstood. The Proclamation signed by Governor Bentley’s office has...

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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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