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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Liberty Middle Gives STEM Students Intro To Trade-Skill Opportunities

Posted by John Peck in General

With the Toyota-Mazda plant coming amid the growing trend in "new-collar" jobs, area schools are already ramping up teaching courses that will help them in advanced manufacturing fields.But what about the trade skills needed to build the assembly plant, workforce training facilities and homes for all the new residents?James Clemens and Bob Jones students, led by their instructor Mr. Lanford, visited STEM classes at Liberty Middle to introduce trade skills. A similar demonstration was done...

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Discovery Middle Earns Coveted Distinguished School Award In PLTW

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Discovery Middle in Madison has earned the Project Lead the Way Distinguished School Award for 2017-18.The PLTW recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in PLTW programs.Discovery Middle is the only school in Alabama to receive this honor for the 2017-18 school year.Project Lead the Way provides curriculum in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. The courses are designed to teach students not only technical skills, but also how...

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Mill Creek, James Clemens, Named State Schools of Distinction for 2017

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Congratulations to James Clemens High School and Mill Creek Elementary inMadison for being named a CLAS School of Distinction for 2017.The award recognizes schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs andservice to students.Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker and MCS Chief AcademicsOfficer Dr. Heather Donaldson joined Mill Creek Principal Carmen Buchanan andJCHS Principal Dr. Brian Clayton and others for the awards presentation inPrattville last week.“Congratulations...

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Madison City Schools Observes Black History Month in Variety of Ways

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Madison City Schools celebrates its student diversity in a variety of ways, from student-led assemblies to school programs to individual class activities.This month, schools across Madison City have been observing Black History Month.These photos are from activities at just a handful of MCS schools: Liberty Middle, Bob Jones H.S. and Heritage Elementary.All schools have had observances in some form.The Madison Record published an article on a Black History program at Liberty...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Diabetes PSA by JCHS Health Students Seeks to Raise Awareness

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Students in a HOSA future healthcare professionals group at James Clemens High School produced a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on Diabetes Awareness that has caught the attention of the state of Alabama.The group qualified for State with their creative "Pre-Diabetes:  Stopping the Runaway Train" PSA.They will be attending state competition in Montgomery."This group of students have put in a significant amount of time and effort outside of school to create this PSA in order to best...

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Discovery Math Team Does A Number on Competitors in National Math Contest

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Discovery Middle School did a number on their competitors in a national math competition. Discovery placed 1st and 3rd in the 2018 Four-By-Four National Assessment competition among middle schools.Congratulations to math students Maanasi Limaye, Justin Pan, Ashwin Prabhakar, and Mike Zhang for their first place finish. Discovery’s team of Neha Chopade, Puja Chopade, Julia Nguyen, and Constance Wang placed third.   Bob Jones and James Clemens math teams placed in the top...

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