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Student Spotlights July 21

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

Baby Chicks Lesson at Bay Minette ES

Students in Brittany Wallace’s class at Bay Minette Elementary are getting an up-close lesson on life cycles. Jake Byrd donated some of his eggs and incubator from his hatchery for the class to use for the study. After nearly three weeks of watching over their eggs, baby chicks are now hatching to the delight of the students. Once all the chickens hatch, they will be sold and the money will be donated back to the classroom. What an egg-cellent lesson!

SEEDS Grant Winner Delivers Summer Reading & Math Resources

SEEDS 2020-2021 Grant Winner Ginny Clayton at Daphne Elementary School delivered 50 Kit & Kaboodles of Reading & Math resources & manipulative for summer practice. Thank you, friend of SEEDS members, for making this possible for our DES students!

GSMS Page Flippers

Gulf Shores Middle School student Claire Colvin was named the Red Ribbon Leader for the 2020-2021 school year. As the leader, she designed a community project to benefit others. Her project is “Page Flippers.” She has recruited student athletes to read short stories aloud for younger students. This program has been a great hit and success in impacting elementary students’ excitement about reading and literacy!

Daphne HS Groundbreaking for 9th Grade Academy

A groundbreaking was held at the site of the new ninth grade academy at Daphne High School. The school will have a 38,241 total sq ft and includes: 22 classrooms, 2 Science rooms, Art room, Conference room, Administration area, 2 Teacher Work Rooms.
Local community leaders, AL Senator Chris Elliott BCBE, Board Members Andrea Lindsey and Cecil Christenberry, as well as Principal Fletcher Comer and BCBE Senior Staff, attended the groundbreaking.

SFHS Fine Arts/Theater Seniors Sign with Colleges

So proud of our seniors signing with their colleges for Music and Theatre programs recently! Sydney Comeaux will be attending Coastal Alabama for Singing, Chloe Rensink and Caden Blackwell will be attending Troy University for Theatre, Olivia Lee will be attending the University of Alabama for Musical Theatre, and Erin Pempel will be attending Jacksonville State for Theatre. You all are so amazing!

Baldwin Future Teacher Scholarships

The Baldwin County Public Schools’ Human Resources Department would like to thank Concept Construction and Renaissance for providing scholarships to aspiring educators through our Baldwin Proud Future Teacher Scholarship program. Baldwin County Public Schools’ CSFO John Wilson also donated a scholarship he received when he was selected for the Robert L. Morton award. This award is given to one CSFO in Alabama each year for their dedication to their communities, profession and school district. Thank you all for making this new venture a success! Because of your contributions, four students received scholarships this year!
The Baldwin Proud Future Teacher Scholarship was created to recognize selected Baldwin County graduating seniors interested in entering the field of education. Through this scholarship program, we hope to encourage aspiring teachers to return to Baldwin County after obtaining their degree and join us in making a difference in the lives of Baldwin County students and our communities.
This is the first year for the program and we look forward to watching it continue to grow. If you would like to be a part of this scholarship program, please send an email to news@bcbe.org. Congratulations to: Abby Beech, Spanish Fort High School; Lily Glassford, Robertsdale High School Bear Nation; Wyndal Mosley, Elberta High School Warriors; Michaela Sharp, Fairhope High School.

Robertsdale HS Shark Tank

“Sharks” were spotted at Robertsdale High School Bear Nation! Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Puel’s English 11 students applied design thinking skills and satirical business proposals inspired by Shark Tank. Members of the RHS faculty served as the “sharks.” The presentations were fantastic!

BCHS Softball Camp

The Baldwin County High School Lady Tigers held their annual softball camp Tuesday, June 1, at their home field. Young campers were trained in fielding, batting, pitching and base-running, as well as other tips for the game! The camp was led by Coach Anthony Cox and his coaching staff, as well as current and former Lady Tigers. What a great turnout!

SFEEF Gift Card Winners

Congratulations to the SFEEF Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation Teacher Battle House Gift Card winners! SFES Laura Mayo, SFMS Angela Dailey, SFHS Brian Graveman, and to Rockwell’s Pam Turner Manders! Thanks for joining SFEEF!

St. James Episcopal School's Kindergarten Graduation

On May 27, St. James Episcopal School held their second kindergarten graduation. We are so excited and proud of these 9 graduates and look forward to their continued success. Congratulations to all of the graduates.

Bayshore Christian School Students Volunteer at VBS

Some of the Bayshore Christian School students volunteered at Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church’s VBS and had a great time!

Bay Minette PD Visits with Summer Campers

The summer camp program offered at Bay Minette Elementary School had some special guests recently. Bay Minette Police Department officers stopped by to talk with the campers about their jobs and the work they do in the community. The campers were also able to view the gear used and tour the police vehicles.

Belforest ES Crown of Character Recipients

Look out for yellow shirts at Belforest Elementary that identify great kids!
These are the 3rd and 4th Quarter Crown of Character recipients. The Eastern Shore Junior Auxiliary identifies 5th Graders who are selected by their teachers and peers for having exceptional character. Congratulations!

Foley ES Students Study Solar Energy

Mrs. Glaser’s class and all the second graders enjoyed putting the concept of solar energy into practice using this amazing solar balloon provided by The NEED Project!

Foley ES Beach Fun

At Foley Elementary School Mrs. Henderson’s 1st graders had a fun-filled beach day! We started off our morning discussing the importance of our beaches and oceans. After reading “Flotsam” and learning about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, we filled up pretend “oceans” with trash from our snack area and worked together to remove it. The kiddos learned the valuable lesson that it’s nearly impossible to remove all trash from the ocean, which is why prevention by eliminating waste is so important!
The beach day fun continued when we rolled out our beach towels for DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time and rotated through fun math centers. Towards the end of the day, when I told the class it was almost time to go, one kiddo remarked “Already?!” Time flies when you make learning fun!

Bayshore Announces New Staff Member

Bayshore Christian School welcomes our new staff member, Mr. Clay Smith, to the BCS family! We are so excited to have him with us.

Career Tech Ed Student Receives Scholarship

Congratulations to Khol Kicklighter. Khol is the recipient of the National Technical Honor Society Jon H. Poteat Scholarship.
This scholarship honors the achievements of Career Technical Education students in order to encourage the pursuit of high education. Cole was student in SBCT’s Health Care Sciences program. SBCT is proud of you and your accomplishments.

Fairhope East Elementary Future is Bright

The future is bright at Fairhope East Elementary! In STEAM lab we are ending the school year with GLOW GAMES. Our students are using mathematics, engineering, art, technology, and robotics. Thank you again for everyone that funded our black lights.

Stonebridge ES Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking was held at the site of the new Stonebridge Elementary school off Highway 31. The school has a total Square Footage 132,235 S.F. and includes a tornado shelter incorporated in classroom wing, 56 Classrooms, 2-Pre-K Classrooms, 2-STEM Classrooms, 6 Special Needs Classrooms, 2-Pathway Classrooms, Cafetorium with seating for 480 with Stage, Gymnasium with seating for 450, Chorus Room, Band Room, Media Center with collaborative seating, Security Cameras for the entire campus and Covered Car Rider and Bus Drop off areas.
Local community leaders, AL State Representative Harry Shiver, as well as the Mayor of Loxley, Mayor of Spanish Fort, Loxley Police Chief, Sheriff Hoss Mack, BCBE Board Members Andrea Lindsey and Mike Johnson, BCBE Senior Staff members and representatives from the building and architectural firm who are designing the school attended the groundbreaking.

Bayside Academy Student Wins Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award

Bayside Academy’s Hannah Wieland ‘21 was awarded one of two Chelsea Garvin Spirit Scholarships presented by the Original Oyster House. Hannah will study architecture at Auburn University in the fall. The Chelsea Garvin Spirit Scholarship was founded in 2006 in loving memory of Chelsea Garvin, a dedicated employee of the Original Oyster House and volunteer rescue diver with the Fish River Fire Department. Tragically, Chelsea lost her life at the age of 19 in a boating accident while volunteering with the fire department. According to the Original Oyster House, “It’s called a spirit scholarship to encourage awarding a recipient who reflects the spirit of Chelsea…. Wieland’s leadership as art guild president and Azimuth Circle designer as well as her role as yearbook editor confirmed she doesn’t hold back on her time or talent.” Hannah’s winning artwork will be on display at the Original Oyster House.
Pictured, The 2021 Chelsea Garvin Spirit Scholarship awardees: Carolina Triboni (Spanish Fort High School) and Hannah Wieland (Bayside Academy).