The air rifle range at Theodore High School is complete! Mr. Brett Bosarge and his team of construction workers did another fantastic job building the second air rifle range of this type for JROTC programs in our district. The collaborative effort between JROTC, CTE, and Facilities is another example of the great teamwork seen on a daily basis in the Mobile County Public School System. Special thanks to Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Larry Mouton, Mr. Tommy Sheffield, and Mr. Louis Anderson for their support of this project! The next range will be built at Blount High School, followed by Williamson High School later in the year. The Bobcat Battalion appreciates everyone involved in the project and look forward to using the air rifle range soon.
Mrs. Shiver's PLTW Biomedical Sciences Medical Interventions students performed a simulation to quantify bacterial meningitis antigens in the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of fictitious patients. They learned to use the micropipet, create serial dilutions, and make comparisons to a reference sample. They discovered that patient "Sue" had the highest antigen concentration and therefore was most likely the individual who spead the pathogen to her roommate, friend, and lab partner. It was a good lesson for the seniors who will be attending college in less thana year. After these simulations, students claime that they are swearing off drinking out of the same containers as each other!
Davidson is excited to launch new AP Computer Science Principles Course this Fall with Skittle Robots. #CS4AL #APCSP Students used Skittles as a tool when mapping out their assignment. Did they get to eat their Skittles after class?
On Friday, August 12th, Blount High School DECA members donated school supplies and fiction books to 30 first graders at Indian Springs Elementary School.
DECA members used the fiction books to jump start the Reading Buddies program that is in place for this upcoming school year. They volunteer at Indian Springs twice a month reading to students to help them achieve Accelerated Reading goals and improve reading skills.
Congratulations to members of the Bryant High School JROTC JLAB Team who participated in the third round of the JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) hosted by the College Options Foundation that took place in Washington D.C. from 24-28 June 2016.
One of only 40 Army JROTC teams selected across the nation to compete in the Leadership portion of the competition, the team representing the “Hurricane Battalion” beat out well over a thousand other teams across the nation and overseas military installations!
Led by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Gary Vrazel (who retired from the district this summer), the Senior Army Instructor at Bryant, this team has done exceptionally well through the first two levels of the competition. Colonel Vrazel, stated, “This group of cadets represent some of the finest studetns I have ever had the pleasure of teaching since joining the Mobile County Public School System.” The Hurricanes pictured below are: led by Cadet Patricia West, Thomas Le, Brittany Pierce, and Joseph Kelley. The two alternate team members are Jacob Johnson and Amanda Wilson. Students also go the chance to see our nation’s capital up close and personal.