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4/3/2020 Update from Superintendent Chresal Threadgill

Students will begin our new methods of learning on Monday, April 13.

Fri Apr 03 07:43 PM

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I hope each of you are having a wonderful Spring Break week of enjoying family activities and just simply bonding with your loved ones.

Mon Mar 30 06:00 PM

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey announced today that schools in Alabama will not be reopening for traditional face-to-face schooling for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. However, we will have alternative schooling in place beginning after spring break.

Thu Mar 26 04:38 PM

Frequently asked questions regarding MCPSS, the upcoming school closure, and coronavirus

Superintendent Chresal Threadgill provides the answers to questions parents have asked us over the weekend regarding coronavirus and our upcoming school closure.

Mon Mar 23 10:44 AM

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Feeding program begins during school closure

Mobile County Public Schools will operate a feeding program at 66 sites beginning Thursday to help make sure that no child goes hungry during the school closure now in effect.

Wed Mar 18 08:30 AM

Update from Superintendent Threadgill: District-wide school closure begins at end of the day on March 17

School closure is moved up a day. Feeding program to be released later today.

Tue Mar 17 10:39 AM

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MCPSS to close Thursday, March 19, and reopen on Monday, April 6, due to coronavirus

Mobile County Public Schools is closing on March 19 under Governor Kay Ivey's State of Emergency.

Tue Mar 17 09:20 AM

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An important update from Superintendent Chresal Threadgill

Information about the upcoming school closure, including academic enrichment packets that will be available.

Tue Mar 17 09:19 AM


Preventative measures are being taken throughout MCPSS. We will continue to update.

Fri Mar 13 11:22 AM


Please join us in taking these preventive measures

Fri Mar 13 10:51 AM

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MCPSS students shine at Mobile Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Dakota Perry of Dunbar School for Creative and Performing Arts won Best in Fair in the Junior Division, while students from Clark-Shaw School of Math, Science & Technology, Phillips Preparatory, Davidson High School and Murphy High School won category awards.

Thu Mar 12 03:45 PM

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Students display impressive work at Mobile County Science Fair

Murphy's Shubha Singh wins top overall award for a project examining how cancer cells react to nicotine.

Wed Feb 12 06:01 PM

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25 MCPSS seniors accepted into Austal USA pre-apprenticeship program

The program will prepare students for introduction into Austal USA’s four-year apprenticeship program beginning this summer, the first step toward a full-time career with the company, which constructs ships for the U.S. Navy.

Mon Feb 10 04:20 PM

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MCPSS Spotlight: Making lunch taste great at Burroughs Elementary is Richard Hollis' passion

Richard Hollis loves to cook. He’s done it all his life. And for the last 23 years, he’s cooked for the children of Burroughs Elementary School.

Fri Jan 31 02:29 PM

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Carey Arensberg, Cheryl Burch, David Dai named Teachers of the Year

George Hall's Carey Arensberg, Phillips Preparatory's Cheryl Burch and Alma Bryant's David Dai have been named Mobile County Public Schools' 2020 Teachers of the Year.

Thu Jan 16 04:23 PM

Stuff the Bus 2019
MCPSS donates 4,500 toys in Stuff the Bus drive

Students, teachers and administrators from 41 schools and Central Campus participated in Mobile County Public Schools' annual toy drive.

Wed Jan 08 03:28 PM

Clark-Shaw STEM certification
Clark-Shaw becomes only school in south Alabama to earn Cognia STEM certification

The designation is another feather in the cap of the magnet middle school, which specializes in math and science and is a two-time Blue Ribbon award winner.

Mon Dec 09 11:52 AM

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MCPSS Spotlight: Orchard's Lisa Patterson goes the extra mile

She is an intervention teacher who has a track record of improving test scores. She has a passion for carpool duty who makes sure dismissal at her school goes smoothly. She frequently goes out-of-pocket to buy uniforms or supplies for students in need. And she also makes a mean sundae.

Thu Dec 05 10:19 AM

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New integrated system gives Davidson High enhanced security

The new cutting-edge and first-of-its kind Technology Integrated Security System (TISS) is now up and running at Davidson High School.

Tue Nov 26 01:11 PM

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Hutchens Elementary explores Colonial Days

What was it like to live in colonial America? Students at Hutchens Elementary got to see for themselves during Colonial Day, as second graders researched colonial life and dressed up to present what they learned to their younger classmates.

Fri Nov 22 03:55 PM

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Dunbar's Linda Duffis was named Alabama's Middle School Art Teacher of the Year.
Dunbar's Linda Duffis named Alabama's Middle School Art Teacher of the Year

Linda Duffis, an art teacher at Dunbar School for the Creative and Performing Arts, has been named Alabama's Middle School Art Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Art Educators Association.

Fri Nov 15 04:03 PM

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Baker High School receives $5,000 beautification grant

We are pleased to announce that Baker High School was a recipient for a $5,000 beautification grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation. Stephanie Tashbin, the school’s Career Academy Specialist, applied for the grant to spruce up the Freshman Academy annex. Toolbox for Education grants are reserved for school improvement projects in order to improve the communities they serve. The school used the money for a new sidewalk and landscaping. Baker High School would like to thank Lowe’s Home Improvement and Toolbox for Education for their generosity and support! Baker High School serves about 2,400 students and is located on Airport Boulevard.

Thu Oct 24 11:21 AM

MCPSS launches more user-friendly mcpss.com

Mobile County Public Schools re-launched its website – www.mcpss.com – this summer, creating a more user-friendly format and more visually appealing platform.

Thu Oct 24 11:20 AM

2019-20 school year
Students return to begin 2019-20 school year

It’s a new school year and Dodge Elementary student Jonah Alexander has come to a realization.

Thu Oct 24 11:18 AM

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Mobile Fire, Police play basketball for Fonde cancer fundraiser

Fonde Elementary fifth-grader Ashley Aquino said she was rooting for both teams as Mobile Police played Mobile Fire-Rescue in a game of a basketball.

Thu Oct 24 11:15 AM

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MCPSS athletes participate in Concussion Awareness Program

Six Mobile County Public Schools high schools are participating in the Concussion Awareness Program, which is designed to decrease the number of missed concussions and to decrease the recovery time for players.

Thu Oct 24 11:13 AM

Worlds of Opportunity
Worlds of Opportunity offers look at potential careers

Dewayne Lockett-James was interested in computer technology and manufacturing. Charleston Webb wanted to find out about aerospace and aviation.

Thu Oct 24 11:12 AM

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Austin, Haskew receive $10,000 Be Healthy grants

Mary B. Austin and Pearl Haskew elementary schools received $10,000 Be Healthy grants from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

Thu Oct 24 11:03 AM

School Board gives Superintendent Threadgill high marks on evaluation

The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners gave Superintendent Chresal Threadgill all 5’s out of 5 on his annual evaluation, which was conducted during a special-called meeting on Thursday.

Thu Oct 24 11:02 AM

Bicentennial Schools of Excellence
Clark-Shaw, Phillips named Bicentennial Schools of Excellence

Clark-Shaw School of Math, Science and Technology and Phillips Preparatory School were recognized recently as Bicentennial Schools of Excellence for their students’ work honoring Alabama’s history. Clark-Shaw and Phillips are two of only 21 schools to receive this honor, which comes with a $5,000 grant.

Thu Oct 24 11:00 AM

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Metal detectors are part of enhanced protocol for high school sporting events

As part of a new enhanced protocol for entry into high school sporting events, Mobile County Public Schools has purchased and assembled walk-through metal detectors to be used at every home football game.

Thu Oct 24 10:59 AM

MCPSS high school students tackle environmental projects

Students at several Mobile County high schools have joined with a local environmental organization to participate in projects to help the environment in their communities.

Thu Oct 24 10:52 AM

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Teachers ready for 2019-20 school year after inspirational Teachers Institute

With classes set to begin on Tuesday, Mobile County Public Schools’ teachers received some words of encouragement and inspiration, as well as some beautiful songs and performances, at the second Teachers Institute on Friday at the Mobile Civic Center.

Thu Oct 24 10:44 AM