It's that time of year again! Football season! It's also the beginning of a very busy year for all high school JROTC programs in Mobile County Public Schools. Throughout the year, JROTC cadets participate in many activities within the schools and the community. One activity viewed by many each Friday night is the posting of the colors. JROTC color guard from Montgomery High School opened the 2015 Football season on Friday, August 28, 2015.
Career and Technical Education teachers and their students play an important role in many activities that take place on our school campuses. In preparation for an IB luncheon, Davidson High School Dietetics students prepare pork tamales. Family and Consumer Science students will also be a part of the luncheon by doing food set up and serving during the luncheon. Students are getting a feel for many different kinds of jobs in the food industry.
More than 8,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Windy City to Step Up to the Challenge as they showcased their talents as future business leaders. The 2014-15 FBLA Theme was “Step Up to the Challenge” and Thomaneka Reddfrom Murphy High School did exactly that Thomaneka competed in the Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 Excel Expert event and placed in the Top 10!! Winners were announced and recognized at the National FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. In addition, by placing in the Top 10, Thomaneka and MHS FBLA each received a $100 Foundation Award.
Thomaneka’s award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.
Computer Science Principles students at Davidson HS show off their Binary Beads. To wrap up the first week of programming, students demonstrated their understanding of basic computer programming by converting the initials of their names into Binary code--1s & 0s. Then they used two different color beads to create a bracelet with their unique code.
The Turf Management class at the Bryant Career Technical Center has begun construction of a golf practice area. Schools from around the county will be able to use this area to refine their golf skills year round. Jimmy Greene of Heron Lakes Country Club designed the facility and Esfeller Construction donated the site work while Driskell Turf Farm is helping with the sprigging of the Bermuda grass. The students are installing the sprinkler system as designed by Robbie Shearer of Mobile Airport Authority. The students will be responsible for maintaining the facility once it is finished. Bill Meredith, who is the instructor for the Turf Management program, stated that “Career Tech is about getting students ready for the work force. There is a huge demand for skilled people in the highly advance world of sports turf. The golf practice area not only will help local schools afford to practice golf, but it will enable the students in the class to receive the skills they will need to become leaders in the turf management field.”