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Student Spotlights (October 21)

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Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across the Greater Mobile.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!

Dunbar Welcomes New Principal

Dunbar Magnet School of Performing and Creative Arts would like to congratulate Marshall Hunt for becoming our new Principal for the 2021-2022 School year. He is a very accomplished citizen in Mobile County and a suburb educator. Welcome to our tiger family!

Alabama History at St. Dominic

Fourth grade students at St. Dominic Catholic School spend the year learning all about Alabama History. Throughout the year they learn about different state symbols. The first symbol they focused on was the camellia, our state flower. Students will take turns hanging the symbols on the state flag bulletin board in their classroom.

Old Shell Road Indian Housing

Mrs. Billiot’s 4th graders a Old Shell Road made DAUBs and WATTLEs at home to model the housing of the Indian settlers of Alabama (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek).

Mary G. Montgomery High School Donates Items to Hurricane Victims

Mary G. Montgomery High School collected items to help residents of south Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida. Players from the Vikings’ basketball and football teams helped unload five pallets of water — some of which was donated by local Walmart stores. An MGM teacher who is from the Houma, La., area volunteered to haul the donations to south Louisiana for distribution in areas hardest hit by the storm.

Barton Academy Teachers Wear Space Camp Flight Suits on First Friday

Some of the Barton Academy teachers wore their flight suits from Space Camp on our first Friday of the year to greet our students and offer learning experiences that are out of this world! The adventure has begun at Barton Academy! Pictured are Nicole Bolton, Dr. Megan McCall, Dr. Amanda Jones (principal sporting our Barton blue), and David Dai.

Barton Academy Walking Field Trip

Ninth graders, Oliver Johnson and Chance Lockett, sit to begin a chess match in the teen section of the Ben May Main Library. These young men are part of a small group that ventured out on the first walking field trip from Barton Academy since it reopened in August. They and a few of their peers enjoyed lovely fall weather, got to eat a picnic lunch on the steps of the beautiful Ben May building, and then delve into research on their National History Day projects. Barton Academy and the Ben May Main library are partners in education, and this is the first of what will likely be many, many walking field trips to and from the library and the new magnet middle school.

Dunbar Welcomes New Art Teacher

Dunbar Magnet School of Performing and Creative Arts would like to congratulate Mrs. Carren Quinn for becoming our new Art teacher for the 2021-2022 School year. We look forward to masterful creations and instructive creativity!

Faith Academy Welcomes Students

Mrs. Dollar and Rambo welcomed our 6th grade students on the first day of school. We are so happy to have all our Faith families back with us! We pray everyone has a blessed year.

American Miss Jr. Teen Queen

Baker High School freshman Jaycee Parker was recently named the National American Miss Jr. Teen Queen for the state of Alabama! The former Taylor-White Elementary and Causey Middle student also won overall best resume, academic achievement and talent, and will be attending the national pageant in November, representing the state of Alabama.

Faith Cross Country Starts New Season!

Cross Country starts a new season with the Faith Academy Banana Relays. Girls came in 1st in the 4×2 mile and our boys finished in 3rd in the 4×2 mile relay. Congratulations to both teams!

St. Mary Families Collect items for Hurricane Ida Relief

St. Mary families donated items to our neighbors who were affected by Hurricane Ida. Our Early C: brought in diapers and baby wipes, K through 2 brought in deodorant and soap, 3 through 5 shampoo and conditioner, and middle school families brought toothpaste, toothbrushes, and shaving needs. St. Mary offers continued prayers for all families affected by this storm.

Dual Enrollment at CHCA Increased 340%

Cottage Hill Christian Academy partners with the University of Alabama, the University of South Alabama, and the University of Mobile to offer dual enrollment opportunities for all high school students who wish to participate. Since the 2018 – 2019 school year, CHCA’s dual enrollment numbers have increased 340%. This is a remarkable investment made by the students! CHCA is blessed to be able to offer this educational opportunity to students and is thankful so many have chosen to take advantage of this learning experience.

St. Mary Catholic Patriot's Day Honors First Responders

St. Mary honored first responders with an invitation to neighbors and friends at the Lafayette Street Fire Department. The morning began with Mass and was followed by a presentation on the school campus. The students and faculty enjoyed quite a show with three fire trucks including a demonstration of the ladders reaching high into the sky toward St. Mary’s bell tower. St. Mary offers prayers for all families who lost loved ones 20 years ago in the horrific attacks on our nation, 9/11/01. Pictured, Mobile Fire Rescue EMT, J.T. Williams takes a moment to greet St. Mary students.

Former Corpus Christi Catholic School Student Builds Buddy Bench for School’s Playground

During the summer, Zackary Kuehn, a former student at Corpus Christi Catholic School, built, painted, and installed a Buddy Bench on their playground for his Eagle Scout project. Zachary selected the school and the buddy bench project because he wanted to give back to the place where he had happy memories—playing on the playground. He said this about his project, “A lot of time and love went into the project, and I’m hopeful the students will use it for its intended purpose. If it helps even one child make a new friend or feel less lonely, it will have been worth it.”

E.R. Dickson 4th Grade Safety Patrol

Congratulations to the 4th grade students at E.R. Dickson that were chosen to become Safety Patrol members for 1st Semester. Thank you to sponsors, Ms. Kristie Elderkin and Ms. Latoya Williams for working with these students. Retaj Al Mahrouqi, Kassidy Scott, Nigel Bassa, Caylee Seals, Parker Edwards, Hung Spencer, Ayoub Hamdan, Ashlyn Stewart, Gunner Holifield, Ashton Thompson, Jalyesia Holloway, Ayden Ward, LaRiyiah McKind, Joyden White, Brennan Powell, Sicily Wilson.

St. Paul's Raises Money for Hurricane Ida Relief

The St. Paul’s Episcopal School Service Leadership class planned a school-wide fundraiser to raise money for Hurricane Ida relief. Over $7,400 was raised! Go Saints!

Welcome, New St. Mary Faculty Team Members!

St. Mary Catholic School welcomes the newest members of the Mustang faculty team! Pictured are Mandy Boyle, First Grade B; Savannah Holland, Spanish; Juli Reece, Middle School Science; Barbara Cobb, PreK 3B Assistant; Grace Kaiser, Middle School ELA; and Karen Cortopassi, PK3A.

Phillips Prep Student Named Semi-Finalist in NASA’s Essay Contest

Zariah Haque, an 8th grade student at Phillips Preparatory is a semi-finalist in NASA’s 2021 Moon Pod Essay Contest in which she imagined leading a one-week expedition at the Moon’s South Pole. Zariah was tasked with writing about the types of skills, attributes, and/or personality traits that she would want her Moon Pod crew to have and why. NASA has provided each student who participated a signed digital certificate, and each semifinalist will get the chance to learn even more about Artemis through a series of virtual Artemis Explorer Sessions with NASA experts, along with an Artemis prize pack filled with fun educational materials. Congratulations Zariah!

Dunbar Welcomes New Assistant Principal

Dunbar Magnet School of Performing and Creative Arts would like to congratulate Amanda Browning for becoming our new Assistant Principal for the 2021-2022 School year. She is an attribute to MCPSS as well as our school. Thank you for joining our staff and we appreciate you!

MCPSS Students Learn about Aviation and Engineering

Middle school students around the county are learning about aviation and engineering through the We Build It Better program. The program, developed by Flight Works Alabama and its industry and educational partners, is designed to inspire the next generation of leaders in the aviation and engineering fields. The program began with a team-building challenge — writing given words as a team without touching the marker, as the students shown here from Denton Magnet School of Technology are doing. They then began building their own model Wright Brothers planes. They have since been tackling other challenges and learning about the aviation engineering process.