Student Spotlights June ’22

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!

Faith High School Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Faith High School Teacher of the Year, Ms. Holly Shaw! You are a true blessing to your students and fellow staff members. “Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” Colossians 3:23 

Faith Academy Ranks Superior

We are so proud of our Faith Academy students that had a very successful day at Solo and Ensemble!  They received superior ratings on 11 solos and 7 ensembles. 

Denton Magnet School of Technology Named Most Outstanding Middle School in Alabama

For the second year in a row, the Technology Student Association at its state conference in Montgomery named Denton Magnet School of Technology the Most Outstanding Middle School in Alabama. Denton’s ACES competition team (Advancing Computing, Engineering, and Sciences) were top 10 state finalists in the competition, with several finishing first in their categories: Kaylyn Fetherland (Career Prep); Noah Hix (Foundations of Information Technology); Aidan McCafferty, Ethan Banks, Owen Farmer and Derek Ricafort (Mechanical Engineering); Will Culpepper and Jack Hill (Microcontroller Design); Jack Hill (Safety Illustration); and Owen Farmer, Aidan McCafferty and Derek Ricafort (Video Game Design). 

St. Ignatius May Crowning

St. Ignatius honored Mother Mary with a presentation of flowers from the eighth grade girls and kindergarten girls in front of the whole school at Mass. It was a beautiful reminder of how important mothers and women are not only in our Catholic faith but also in our everyday life. Being able to celebrate Queen Mother Mary with your peers, families and friends is truly part of #TheCatholicDifference. 

Causey Middle School Club Dedicates the Wilson-Smith Memorial Outdoor Classroom

The CMS Builder’s Club held a dedication ceremony of the Wilson-Smith Memorial Outdoor Classroom on May 1, 2022. With the full support of CMS administration, the Builder’s Club raised the funds and completed the work to create a beautiful outdoor space for learning while honoring two of our beloved faculty members, Iris Wilson and Kathy Smith. We greatly miss those two ladies that were a huge part of the Causey family, but will remember them fondly each time we use the Wilson-Smith Memorial Outdoor Classroom. 

St. Dominic Catholic School Students Recognized for Writing and Art

St. Dominic Catholic School middle school students were recognized by the Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.

For writing:
1st Place Poetry, Monica Kohnen with “Throwing Stones”
2nd Place Poetry, Isabelle Craddock with “Everyday During the Holocaust”
1st Place Prose, Payton McClarren with “The Journal”

For art:
Second Place, Mary Elise Brown
Third Place, Sophie Ward

Honorable Mentions: Gianna Bosarge, Mary Linda Greenwood, Ana Rel, and Lillian Burnett

Maahir Patel Chosen as Council Traditional School's Learning Leading Award Winner!

 It is with great pleasure that Council Traditional School celebrates Maahir Patel for being named its 2021-2022 Learning Leading Award winner. He truly exemplifies the MCPSS slogan, “Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow”. Maahir Patel is a giving, loving, and hardworking student. Each year he demonstrates the ten IB Learner Profile attributes that all IB schools strive to instill within students. One attribute that stands out is being a principled student. In addition, Maahir is actively involved in many activities while at school and after-school. He participates in the Archery Club, National Elementary Honor Society, Robotics, Pace, and Student Ambassadors. Maahir Patel is truly deserving of receiving this award. 

Faith High School Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our Faith Middle School Teacher of the Year, Mr. Matthew Sewell! Thank you for all you do for your students at Faith; we are honored to have you as part of the Faith Family! 

St. Dominic Students Present the Holy Thursday Drama

It is a tradition at St. Dominic Catholic School for our second grade students to present the Holy Thursday Drama. After the presentation, students have the opportunity to read letters written by their parents offering words of encouragement as they continue their journey in preparation for First Holy Communion. 

St. Ignatius Celebrates Mother’s Day with “Muffins for Mom!”

 St. Ignatius celebrated Mother’s Day by inviting all the Impala moms to school Mass to sit with their children and attend a reception afterwards of muffins, coffee and water. Fr. Shields did a wonderful job of bragging on how outstanding our Impala students are and gave thanks to these amazing moms who make it all happen. Moms were able to visit the classrooms after for a special mother’s day craft. It was a great day centered in the Mass and the Mothers trust St. Ignatius to guide their children’s academic and faith formation. 

St. Ignatius 2nd Grade Celebrates First Communion

Ander the voices of the St. Ignatius Children’s Choir the second grade Impalas received the sacrament of First Holy Communion! Our beautiful new church was full of adoring family members, parish members and faithful supporters who were all able to receive Jesus as one community for the first time in two years with this special second grade class. The girls looked beautiful with their dresses of white and flower crowns. The boys were dressed like perfect little gentlemen. It was a beautiful day in the Catholic faith at St. Ignatius! 

St. Dominic 2nd Graders Honor the Blessed Mother

In keeping with St. Dominic Catholic School tradition, the second grade students honored the Blessed Mother during the month of May. Each student created and offered their crown to Mary in the classroom every morning in May.  

Dunbar Magnet School of Creative and Performing Arts Students Attended Leadership Conference

Few Dunbar Magnet School of Creative and Performing Arts students attended a leadership conference entitled “All In at MGM High School.” They listened to guest speakers and participated in activities and breakout sessions. We were proud to send these students to learn more about how to grow their leadership skills so that they can fully reach their incredible potential. #DunbarDoesIt #LearningLeading

Jake Stockert to Represent Causey Middle School

Congratulations to Jake Stockert for being selected to represent Causey Middle School as the MCPSS Learning Leading Award winner for the 2021-2022 school year.

Dunbar Magnet Student Kaylee Corley Accepted Into the Alabama School of Fine Arts

Congratulations to our 8th grader Kaylee Corley for being accepted into the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) in Birmingham Alabama for the 2022- 2023 9th grade year! Kaylee is a member of Dunbar Magnet School of Creative and Performing Arts Black Box Players and Show Choir. #DunbarDoesIt

May Crowning at Little Flower

Little Flower Catholic School celebrated May Crowning early in May. This is a beautiful tradition in the Catholic Church that honors the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as mother to all.  A crown of flowers follows our prayers of intercession for our school and families.

Little Flower Catholic School Earns Earth Day Award

Little Flower Catholic is the first school in all of Mobile County to complete 50 hours of picking up litter as part of Love Your Community’s anti-litter campaign.  Mrs. Evelyn DeAngelo with Keep Mobile Beautiful attended our Earth Day program to present the students with a $500 check! These funds are made possible by the LYC grant, and will be used to build an outdoor garden and classroom for our students to tend to and enjoy.  Congratulations to our Kindergarten and First Grade students and their teachers, Ms. Lilly and Mrs. Milwee.

Meg Hunter-Kilmer Visits Little Flower Catholic School

Author and speaker, Meg Hunter-Kilmer, was in Mobile recently and was gracious enough to come to Little Flower Catholic School not once, but TWICE to speak with our students. She focused on Saints and how they are sometimes surprisingly like us (not always quiet and “holy-holy”). She has written 2 books about Saints and left a few for our students to enjoy. We are grateful for her presence and her presents (the books).

Saint Dominic Catholic School Students Practice Focus

Saint Dominic Catholic School students participated in a confidence, focus and discipline building class during PE. Thanks to Mr. Chris Johnson at Max3training for spending time with our students.