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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Students qualify to attend the National History Day in Washington

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Recently Mobile County Public School students competed in the Alabama History Day competition at Auburn-Montgomery.  A total of five groups won, making them eligible to compete at the National History competition which will be held June 15th- 19th at the University of Maryland.  Congratulations to student winners from Burns Middle, Phillips Prep and Semmes Middle School. Semmes Middle:With a majority of 3 winners out of five, all nine Semmes students received honors Back Row...

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Mary G. Montgomery students now certified specialists in Microsoft Office

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Mary Kimmons, Katlynn Brady, Sarah Mitchell, Gabe McGraw, Amber Turner, and Hunter Porter The Mobile County Career Technical Education program is providing a career advanced opportunity to its students to become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist 2013. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 is the world's most recognized information worker certification program. The new MOS 2013 exam includes  performance-based certification testing. The new exams improve...

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Students take a spin during the MCPSS Road-e-o

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The Mobile County Public Schools' annual Driver's Education Road-e-o at Ladd-Peebles stadium is a competition for the young and more experienced drivers.The event course gives drivers approximately nine obstacles to cover.  Identical to the state driving test, the course fills the entire front parking lot of the stadium.  Student drivers have been learning these particular skills during his/her driver's education and MCPSS in conjunction with the state can actually give the...

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Gilliard archery earns top three spot in the state

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The Gilliard Gator Archery team recently attended the Alabama State Tournament and placed 3rd out of 16 elementary schools at the state level. This is the second time in team history the Gator team has placed in the top three at the state tournament. Scoring a total of 3001 points, the students work as a team to move forward.  The top 12 scores out of the 24 team shooters are added to get the team score. Each team must have at least 4 girls or 4 boys in their top 12 to be eligible...

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Booth students support the troops

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  During the month of December, Booth Elementary students demonstrated community service by sending treats and a Christmas banner to the brave soldiers aboard the USS Mason in Norfolk, Virginia.  The students wanted to show military men and women that they appreciated their commitment to our country.  Further, at Christmas time, they wanted to send a little Christmas joy to remind them that they are not forgotten! The students' banner was a nice surprise...

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Citronelle FFA Career Development Teams place at District Competition

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  The Citronelle High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently attended Alabama FFA South District Competitions at Enterprise High School. Citronelle proudly came away with wins for all teams involved. FFA Agricultural Construction Team-Silver Rated FFA Floriculture Team- Silver Rated FFA Nursery Landscape Team- Second Place. The Nursery Landscape Team will proceed to state competition at Auburn University in the month of June.  High Scorer for the Nursery...

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Friday, April 18, 2014

'You are what you eat' wins art contest for Summer Feeding Program

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The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) is providing lunches through the Summer Food Service Program this summer. This year we have added something new: four buses that will travel to different schools delivering lunches. The CNP recently held a contest to name and design the buses asking students to send in pictures, sayings and names for the buses. The judging is over and the big winner for the design on the bus is Thomas Savell, a first grade student in Mrs. Tillman’s...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

All MCPSS juniors to take the ACT on Wednesday for free

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All juniors in Mobile County public high schools will take the ACT college entrance exam free of charge on Wednesday, April 23. There will be a make-up test on May 7, but we encourage all juniors to come to school on the 23rd  on time and prepared to take the test. We hope you will get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast, which is now available for free at all MCPSS schools. This is part of Alabama’s Plan 2020, under which students in grades 3 through 8 will take new standardized...

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Monday, April 14, 2014


Friday, April 11, 2014

Gov. Robert Bentley visits Kate Shepard Elementary

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Five hours after signing the state’s education budget, Gov. Robert Bentley visited Kate Shepard Elementary School in Mobile. A supporter of pre-kindergarten education, he said he wanted to see some of MCPSS’s pre-K programs. So he and members of his staff visited two blended pre-K classes at Shepard that have a mix of special-education and non-special-education students. In one class, he helped make some dye that the students were measuring and preparing to use to color Easter eggs. And...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Clark-Shaw students ace at the State Science Fair

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Congratulations are awarded to the Clark-Shaw Magnet students for winning more awards than any middle school in South Alabama!  Not only did the school represent with the largest amount of students, but every Clark student placed, with most receiving multiple awards.Student Ryan Corob won The Kids Discovery Award for the ability to communicate science, and a Broadcom Award which is an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. For a week to compete! In addition, lead teacher, Mr. Glen Mutchnik...

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Phillips Prep student wins 1st in Environmental at the Alabama Science Fair

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Carly Alexander, 7th grader at Phillips Preparatory School, placed first at the 2014 Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) in the Environmental category, Junior Division, and won a $50 award from UAH/ASEF. Carly's project is titled "Building Beaches". She studied the erosional rates due to normal wave action on 4 different beach compositions- fine sand, coarse sand, pea gravel, and a layered beach profile of pea gravel over fine sand. To test it she constructed a mini wave flume...

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Theodore HS coach featured for career milestone

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     The softball coach at Theodore High School teaches more than sports to her students.  She enforces a discipline that holds students accountable on field and off.       With sixteen, successful years of experience in teaching sports, Coach Tyler Murray has earned a career milestone.  Read her al.com article by reporter Ben Thomas where she pitches her thoughts on winning.(Pictured left-Tyler Murray has won...

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Howard students hold court

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On Friday, April 4th, students at Florence Howard culminated this year's Big Brother, Big Sister (BBBS) program with a field trip. The "Littles" (Students) were able to go see where their "Bigs" (Big Brothers and Sisters) worked.  After a pizza lunch provided by BBBS, students toured legal offices in the RSA Tower, Renaissance Plaza, U.S. Attorney's Office and District Attorney's office.  Some students even participated in a mock trial, facilitated by District Attorney Ashley Rich. ...

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Airbus distributes coloring book about Aerospace in Mobile

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“I know about Airbus," an E.R. Dickson kindergarten student excitedly stated, “they make airplanes!” The world-leading aircraft manufacturer, the kindergarten class also found out, made a coloring book.  To mark the anniversary of Airbus groundbreaking event that took place on April 8, 2013, Airbus authored a new coloring book about its A320 Family assembly line.  The assembly line is being constructed at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, in Mobile.  In the...

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