MOBILE, Alabama -- Students at Council Traditional School celebrated winning the National Blue Ribbon during a pep rally at the school today.
With the help of Murphy cheerleaders, they learned a new cheer and shouted about how the school is awesome, IB and Blue Ribbon.
Students and teachers wore blue ribbons. One class even wore blue masks.
Fourth-graders sang a song in English and another in Spanish.
Azalea Trail Maids and the Murphy High School pep band were there.
And students talked about...
MOBILE, Alabama – More than 300 third-graders graduated from the Liberty Learning Foundation’s Super Citizen program today, with each class nominating their own hero as a Super Citizen.
The children recognized 21 grown-ups as Super Citizens. They ranged from Girl Scout troop volunteers to custodians, from their school registrar to Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek. One class nominated a student who hugs teachers when they’re having a bad day and who is...
Belsaw-Mt. Vernon School has 20 new iPads, thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council.
Principal Angie Brown said the school in rural northwest Mobile County is already putting those iPads to good use.
With 197 students, the school is able to pass the iPads around so that every student gets to use them.
In the mornings, elementary students use them to perform class activities.
Fifth-graders recently researched art and sculptures from the Renaissance...
The Mobile County Public School System is partnering with WKRG Channel 5 to make the holidays happier for needy children.
We are asking students, teachers and other system employees to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate as part of WKRG’s Great Toy Drive.
We hope to STUFF THE BUS (actually, two buses) full of toys.
How can you help?
Please bring a toy to your school between now and Dec. 13.
The following week, our two “It Starts With Us” buses will head out to different...
MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile County school officials held a successful meeting this morning with members of the local Legislative delegation and business leaders.
The meeting was held at Murphy High School and featured delicious food prepared by students in the Culinary Arts Program there. Students at Murphy wrote the legislators thank-you notes for allocating $15 million to help repair and renovate the school, which was damaged during a Christmas Day tornado.
About 50 people attended.
MOBILE, Alabama -- For the second time in as many years, Mobile County Public Schools has had a principal win one of the most prestigious awards from the U.S. Department of Education.
Hattie Alexander, principal at Council Traditional School near downtown Mobile, has received the Terell H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.
She is one of seven principals nationwide to be awarded the award, which honors school leaders who foster successful teaching and learning at their schools and...
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners today swore in its newest member and elected new officers.
Tracie Roberson, an attorney and adjunct instructor, joined the board to represent District 4.
Selected unanimously by the board on Wednesday over 18 other candidates, Roberson replaces Levon Manzie, who is now on the Mobile City Council.
Reginald Crenshaw was elected president of the board and Doug Harwell as vice president.
“I am excited and I am ready to get...
This past weekend, the Baker High School Theatre Department gave an Oscar-worthy performance at the 2013 District 5 Walter Trumbauer Theatre Festival and dominated the competition by receiving 34 Superior medals and 18 Excellent medals! This huge win also led to 25 of the members advancing on to compete at the state theatre festival in December"I’m very proud of each and every one of them," states Eric Browne, Director of Theatre and Drama, "they have worked...
The Mobile County school board today unanimously selected Tracie Roberson to fill its vacated District 4 seat.
Roberson is scheduled to be sworn in as a member of the board on Friday at noon.
“Education is very important to me,” Roberson said. “I feel this is a way to give back to my community.”
Roberson, a local attorney and adjunct instructor, said she hopes to continue with the progress that Mobile County Public Schools are making.
“Not that there’s anything...
The blistering cold winds did not stop Mobile County Public Schools officials as they joined with students, parents and community leaders to break ground on the new Calcedeaver Elementary School in northwest Mobile County on Wednesday.
The event was held at the site of the new school, which is about 300 yards from the current school on Richard Weaver Road in Mount Vernon.
The school will be nestled in rural timberlands and will serve a student body...
MOBILE, Alabama -- One recent day, teacher Mary Martin wanted her kindergartners at Mary B. Austin to use their critical thinking skills.
So, she asked them a thought-provoking question she knew they’d be able to relate to.
“What would happen if you went trick-or-treating and you forgot your bag?” she asked.
“We would not be able to get candy,” one student said.
“We might have to go back and get our bag,” said another.
“You might have to share...
The Mobile County Public School System would like to thank the City of Semmes for its $40,000 contribution to schools.
Semmes officials recently presented a check to schools Superintendent Martha Peek.
The money will be used to promote arts programs including but not limited to visual, literary and performing arts.
The following schools are recipients of these funds:
Allentown Elementary: $7,714
Semmes Elementary, $5,714
Semmes Middle, $10,715
Mary G. Montgomery...
Williamson High School's class of 2014 held its senior service project during the month of October.
Each year members of the senior class donate $500 to a cancer patient to assist him with treatments or other expenses he may incur while in the hospital.
This year’s recipient is Marshall Thomas Jr., a student at Leinkauf Elementary School. Marshall is currently receiving treatment at USA Women's and Children's Hospital.
Way to go, Lions!
For the past 10 Saturdays, young men from six Mobile County middle schools have been doing something they probably never thought they would.
They’ve been building a boat from scratch.
It’s part of a math and mentoring program sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile.
The students come from Booker T. Washington, Calloway-Smith, Mae Eanes, Mobile County Training School, Scarborough and Semmes middle schools.
They could have been doing a number of things on the weekends –...
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners will interview all 19 applicants for its vacant District 4 seat on Wednesday and Thursday.
The board is seeking someone to replace Levon Manzie, who was elected to the Mobile City County.
The interviews will last 30 minutes apiece and will be held in the board room of the MCPSS central office on Howells Ferry and Schilinger roads.
The candidates will be interviewed at the following times:
Wednesday, Nov. 6:
1 p.m. Ralph A....