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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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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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