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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

11 students graduating from Project SEARCH, finding jobs

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Eleven students with disabilities are graduating from a life-changing program tonight. These graduates have spent the past school year interning at Mobile Infirmary in a unique partnership known as Project Search. The students rotated in jobs at the hospital ranging from clerical to janitorial, from food service to transporting medical equipment. As a result, all 11 of the participants have gained job skills and confidence. And so far 9 of the 11 participants have been offered jobs in various...

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Two North Mobile students surprised with Magic Moments vacations

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Two special-needs students at North Mobile K-8 School received spectacular surprises this week. One is going to Disney World and the other is going on a Disney cruise, with all expenses paid for by Magic Moments, a wish granting organization devoted exclusively to creating magic moments in the lives of children in Alabama with chronically life threatening medical conditions. A magic moment allows children and their families to forget, even if just for a little while, the fear and pain of their...

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Bryant High project on cooking without power wins SHOREline prize

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The Alma Bryant SHOREline Chapter won the award for Best Capstone Project of 2013-2014 at the SHOREline Youth Summit held on May 24, 2014 at Loyola University. SHOREline is an innovative new youth development and disaster recovery program spearheaded by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, in partnership with Colorado State University and the Children’s Health Fund, and with funding from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. High school students at five schools...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Department of Defense honors MCPSS with Patriotic Employer Award

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This article was submitted by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and appears on www.esgr.mil Mobile, Ala. – Recently, the Alabama Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) had the pleasure of presenting to Superintendent Martha Peek, the Mobile County Public School System, and members of the Mobile County school board - L. Douglas Harwell, Don Stringfellow, Dr. Reginald A. Crenshaw, Tracy L. Roberson and Dr. William Foster - with the Patriotic Employer...

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Continued success for students in Career Tech

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  Thompson Catepillar representative, Brian Stephens offering a job to Bryant Career Tech student School is out but Mobile County Public School students are still in the process of learning.  Students like Jacob Brouillette in the Ag Mechanic program at Bryant Career Technical Center.  During the 2013-2014 State FFA Convention Jacob impressed statewide business vendors with his class accomplishments that he was offered and accepted a job with Thompson Tractor...

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Free lunches: Super Food Express routes announced

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Mobile County Public Schools is pleased to announce the route for our new Super Food Express, which will deliver healthy meals to hungry students all summer. We will use this first week as a trial to see which locations are being utilized. We may update the route for Week 2 and, if so, will do so via mcpss.com and our Facebook page. The plan is to continue delivering food Mondays through Thursdays through July 31. “We tried to pick some locations that were visible and where we knew there...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LeFlore JROTC pay a visit to Mayor Stimpson

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The LeFlore JROTC Rattlers recently had a chance to meet and visit with the new Mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson.  The mayor invited the students in his office and greeted each of the enthusiastic cadets plus answered questions about the role of local government in the lives of the citizens of the city.  The cadets followed up this annual visit by attending a local court proceeding and a tour of the Metro Jail Facility.  Learning the community and staying involved-It...

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Alma Bryant wins Best Capstone Project of 2013-2014

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No Power? No Problem! Cooking to Empower the Powerless New Orleans, La, May 28, 2014– The Alma Bryant SHOREline Chapter won the award for Best Capstone Project of 2013-2014 at the SHOREline Youth Summit held on May 24, 2014 at Loyola University. SHOREline is an innovative new youth development and disaster recovery program spearheaded by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, in partnership with Colorado State University and the Children’s Health Fund,...

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Semmes Elementary Celebration of the Arts

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Semmes Elementary School recently showcased the artistic talents of their K - 5th grade students.  Every student in the school participated in an art contest, Celebration of the Arts.  Each grade level had a theme that students represented.  Students also had additional artwork on display during the month of April and May at the Semmes branch of the public library art gallery (the Semmesonian - under the direction of Mary Rodning).  Winners of the Celebration...

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Teachers lead, implement learning as top Gizmo users

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Congratulations Gizmo Leaders!   Many of Mobile County’s teachers embraced and implemented Gizmos with their students this year. A Gizmo leader uses Gizmos in their classroom instruction on a regular basis. They can implement whole class, small group or student can log on individually to work. To determine the leaders, Gizmos look at teacher and student logins and recognize those teachers that have implemented Gizmos with fidelity throughout the school year.Gizmos are online Math/Science...

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O'Rourke places 1st overall in math competition

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  O’Rourke Elementary's math team recently competed in the district wide fifth grade math competition. There was a total of 19 different private and public schools consisting of more than 200 students. O'Rourke students worked very hard and it paid off. The team came in first overall and second for ciphering. Congratulations to these hardworking students. The following is a list of team members and coaches: (students) Miguel Gapud, Tanner Jackson, Joe Hulcher,...

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New Horizons Credit Union scholarship winners

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Congratulations to the four MCPSS student winners of the New Horizons Credit Union 2014 Scholarship recipients.    Left to Right: ·         Raekwon Williams, Daphne High School o   Will be attending Emory College in Atlanta, GA, with a dual major in Neuroscience & Theology with a concentration in Psychology. ·         Mecca Rashid, Mattie T Blount High School o  ...

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Council Traditional teacher honored for giving back

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On May 15, 2014 Council Traditional honored third grade teacher, Ms. Sally Burns with a special dedication.  The school recognized her for her work in creating and maintaining the butterfly garden in the courtyard. The design of the garden was completed by Gregory Robertson, the art teacher. Ms. Burns, a very generous third grade teacher at Council, has been committed to maintaining the school’s grounds beautiful by planting flowers before & after school and on her weekends.  This...

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Phillips student wins Mobile Bar Association essay award

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         Phillips Prep sixth grader, Parker Inman was awarded second place by the Mobile Bar Association for his essay, “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” during the Annual Law Day luncheon held at The Battle House Hotel on May 16, 2014. Parker was accompanied by his mother, Brooke Inman,  and his grandfather, Randy Christain. His social studies teacher, Ms. Danielle Taylor, encouraged Parker to take...

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Murphy students receive Microsoft Office Specialist certification

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Congratulations to the following Murphy HS students who received Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 certifications.  Pictured below: Back row (left to right): Carissa Foster (Word), Rome Parker (Excel), Hang Vu (Word, Excel, PP), Michael Davis (Word, Excel), Trent Overstreet (Word), Joseph Nevison (Word, PP); First row (left to right): Sara Chirambo (Word), Sara Armstrong (Word).   Go Panthers!

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