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Deborah Pippin
MCPSS names Neidhardt, Mouton and Pippin as countywide Teachers of the Year

The honorees were surprised in their classrooms with news of the awards on Friday. Mobile County’s Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year will now be nominated for Alabama Teacher of the Year.

Fri Jan 22 04:38 PM

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MCPSS adds names of 11 award-winning educators to The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree, located in the lobby of the MCPSS Academic Affairs building, was established in 2011 to honor teachers and administrators who win statewide or national awards.

Wed Jan 20 12:52 PM

Jordan Guyton
B.C. Rain freshman publishes novel in honor of great-great-grandmother

What started as a two-page poem blossomed into a 484-page book that Guyton titled "Black Queen."

Fri Jan 08 12:08 PM

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An update from Superintendent Threadgill on our return from Christmas break

All MCPSS students will participate in remote-only instruction from January 4-8.

Tue Jan 05 09:43 AM

Stuff the Bus
MCPSS donates over 3,500 toys in Stuff the Bus toy drive

Donations were delivered to WKRG's Magical Christmas Toy Drive, where they'll be distributed by the Salvation Army to needy families along the Gulf Coast.

Fri Dec 11 04:18 PM

We Build It Better
11 MCPSS middle schools selected for We Build It Better pilot program

Flight Works Alabama program is designed to develop engineering, STEM skills in middle schoolers.

Mon Nov 30 11:00 AM

Sherry Dillihay-McDade
Sherry Dillihay-McDade, Dr. Reginald Crenshaw sworn in to school board

Dillihay-McDade is newly elected representative for District 4, while Dr. Crenshaw was elected to a third term in District 3.

Wed Nov 18 04:46 PM

Hankins Middle
MCPSS partners with West Alabama in teacher training program

MCPSS to benefit from University of West Alabama grant for residency project to train tomorrow's teachers.

Wed Nov 18 03:34 PM

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Important information about report cards

First quarter report cards will be available Friday, only on Schoology.

Thu Nov 12 10:36 AM

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B.C. Rain unveils state's first student-built airplane

About 75 students built the plane over a two-year period with guidance from mentors from Airbus and VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering. Three of the students who helped build the plane got to fly in it on Friday.

Fri Nov 06 03:10 PM

Ernest Scarbrough
MCPSS names Ernest Scarbrough as Deputy of Operations

Mr. Scarbrough brings experience in education and the financial industry.

Wed Nov 04 02:34 PM

Chresal Threadgill
Chresal Threadgill named Alabama's Superintendent of the Year

He was recognized this month at the School Superintendents of Alabama conference in Florence for his leadership, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wed Oct 21 01:03 PM

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An update from the Superintendent on reopening classrooms

The schedule for returning to classrooms is delayed by Hurricane Sally.

Fri Sep 25 08:28 AM

Return to school (adjusted)
An important update from Superintendent Chresal D. Threadgill

Mobile County Public Schools will begin transitioning students back into classrooms beginning next week.

Thu Sep 10 12:58 PM

Ladd-Peebles Stadium
New protocol in effect for MCPSS football games

New procedures and rules are in place to guard against the spread of COVID-19 at Mobile County Public Schools sporting events.

Fri Sep 04 03:48 PM

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Feeding program continues through first quarter

Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to any child age 18 and younger at all school cafeteria sites. Meals will be available for the whole week on Mondays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Fri Sep 04 03:25 PM

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2020-21 back to school FAQs

Some answers to frequently asked questions from the first week of school.

Fri Sep 04 08:00 AM

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Board approves new principals

Alma Bryant High, Causey Middle and Kate Shepard Elementary will have new principals this year, while a principal was also named for the new Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies, set to open in 2021.

Mon Jul 20 07:25 AM

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An important message from Superintendent Chresal D. Threadgill about the start of the 2020-21 school year

The start of school will be delayed until Sept. 1 and students will learn remotely through at least the first quarter.

Thu Jul 16 07:00 PM

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MCPSS teachers bring lessons home from Space Academy for Educators

Ten Mobile County Public Schools teachers got some out-of-this-world science-based professional development recently, as they attended Space Academy for Educators at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville.

Tue Jul 14 04:34 PM

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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.

Fri Aug 21 01:07 PM

Lisa Patterson
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.

Fri Aug 21 01:07 PM

Davidson High School
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.

Fri Aug 21 01:06 PM

Hutchens Colonial Day
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 Aug 21 01:05 PM

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MCPSS earns B on state report card

For the first time since Alabama began issuing a state report card, Mobile County Public Schools has earned a B rating, improving six points from a 77 last year to an 83 in 2019.

Fri Aug 21 01:05 PM

24 high school students serve on Superintendent Threadgill's Student Advisory Council
24 high school students serve on Superintendent Threadgill's Student Advisory Council

Two students from each high school are giving the superintendent input as part of the council.

Fri Aug 21 01:04 PM

Mobile County students performed at Trumbauer Theatre Festival.
Mobile County students perform well at Trumbauer

Hundreds of students from MCPSS high schools participated in district theatre festival, with many now heading to state competition.

Fri Aug 21 01:03 PM

Army JROTC cadets compete in Raider Challenge.
JROTC cadets compete in Raider Challenge

Army JROTC teams from 10 Mobile County high schools ran, climbed, and crawled their way through obstacle courses.

Fri Aug 21 01:01 PM

AP Scholars 2019
MCPSS congratulates 228 AP Scholars

A total of 228 Mobile County Public Schools students earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar recognition in 2019. Many of them were congratulated by MCPSS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lakesha Brackins recently at Central Campus.

Fri Aug 21 01:00 PM

Denton Magnet School of Technology received $750 through Chevron's Fuel Your School program.
Denton robotics program receives $750 from Chevron

Denton Magnet School of Technology received a grant as part of Chevron's Fuel Your Schools campaign.

Fri Aug 21 12:59 PM

Eichold-Mertz School of Math, Science and Technology won the National Blue Ribbon.
Eichold-Mertz wins National Blue Ribbon Award

The magnet school focusing on math, science and technology is the 14th MCPSS school to win the Blue Ribbon, which is the highest honor given by the U.S. Department of Education to public and private schools.

Thu Aug 06 08:15 PM

Dakota Perry
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 Aug 06 08:15 PM

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IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION from the desk of Superintendent Chresal D. Threadgill

Mobile County Public Schools' AMENDED Graduation Plan

Thu Aug 06 08:14 PM

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MARCH 12 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT THREADGILL ON CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

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

Thu Aug 06 07:43 PM

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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.

Thu Aug 06 07:42 PM

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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.

Thu Aug 06 07:41 PM

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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.

Thu Aug 06 07:41 PM

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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.

Thu Aug 06 07:40 PM

FAQ
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.

Thu Aug 06 07:40 PM

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AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT CHRESAL THREADGILL CONCERNING THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR

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 Aug 06 07:39 PM