Student Spotlights – February 2022

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!

Professional Development

Last month Fairhope East, Foley Elementary, and Robertsdale Elementary teacher leaders had the opportunity to attend the Cognia Alabama Conference 2022 -Innovate, Elevate, Transform! This professional development allowed them to learn more about the STEAM certification process!

Fractions at Stapleton School

Who says fractions aren’t fun? Certainly not the students in Mrs. Powell’s class at Stapleton School who have been working together this week to help each other master fractions in fun and engaging ways. In one activity, students put their heads together to order fraction cards with unlike denominators from least to greatest. In another they played “war” with fraction flash cards. And, when in doubt, they built fraction towers and compared them.

Fairhope West ES Class Builds Yeti Trap

How to Catch a Yeti? Mrs. Cork’s class at Fairhope West Elementary used the engineering design process to create a trap for a yeti after listening to Mrs. Workman read the story “How to Catch a Yeti.?” Each team worked collaboratively with different materials to build traps for a yeti.

Snowy Day at Fairhope West ES

Miss Sumner’s class at Fairhope West Elementary celebrated the end of their snow unit. They followed a recipe to make pretend snow, painted melted snowmen, used describing words to write about snow, and ended the day with a CVC word snowball fight! What a crazy, fun filled, snowy day!

Fairhope High Golf

Fairhope High Golf team member Brody Quattlebaum won The Lakewood Club Jr. Club Championship Boys 15 – 18 Division Championship.

Daphne Middle School Students Use Ratios to Create Art

Gifted students at Daphne Middle have discovered that using ratios, scale, and proportion, made creating art masterpieces a lot easier!

SFEEF’s “Girls Just Want to have Fun” Event

The SFEEF Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation “Girls Just Want to have Fun” event raised $1000 for Care Closets in each school! Supplies were donated by attendees and we had the honor of presenting them to our counselors and principals. Thanks to our sponsors and community!

Daphne High School nominations for 2021 Bryant-Jordan Foundation Awards

Senior Tiana Smith is the 2021 DHS nominee for the Bryant-Jordan Achievement Award, and Senior Avery Bynum is the 2021 DHS nominee for the Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Award. These two young women are very active in life of our school, both athletically and academically; and they are a testament to the hard work, dedication, motivation, and drive it takes to excel.

Robertsdale ES Student’s Art Selected for State Art Show

Congratulations to Robertsdale Elementary School’s Kerrigan Chandler, one of our sixth grade students, on having her artwork chosen as one of 20 pieces of art that will represent Baldwin County at the State Superintendent Art Show. We are so very proud of you!

Spanish Fort HS Printmaking

Mrs. Jones’s art students learned the printmaking process recently! Art 1 and 2 focused on creating abstract designs inspired by artist Wassily Kandinsky. They turned their abstract drawings into Collagraph printing plates and then printed their images onto paper!

Flourish AL visits Renaissance School!

Flourish is a nonprofit in Baldwin County that works to empower local teenage girls.

Fairhope HS Student Signs Fishing Team Scholarship

Fairhope High Fishing Team is proud of our Fairhope Fishing Team President Dustin Weinberg for signing with Blue Mountain College Bass Team! He is our first fishing team scholarship recipient. Please help us congratulate Dustin on his amazing accomplishment & wish him the best with his future at Blue Mountain!

Christ the King Catholic School Junior High Students Learn New Skills

The day before Thanksgiving break CTKCS Junior High students spent the morning learning a little differently. Volunteers were on hand to help our students try their hand at some new skills, from archery, to making bracelets, to learning chess, to throwing cast nets and more.

Bayshore Christian Bowling Team

Congratulations to BCS Varsity Ladies Bowling team for winning our region with a 10-2 record! They will be competing for South Regionals where they will be up against the top 2 from regions 1-4. Let’s go Lady Eagles!

Christ the King Catholic School Students Send Christmas Cheer

CTKCS 8th grade students made Christmas cards for the crews of ships docking in the port of Mobile during December for the Stella Maris – The Apostleship of the Sea maritime ministry.

Art lessons with Ibi at Orange Beach ES

Ibi taught students to paint, my calabash (bowl), with watercolors and shared his book, Ibi’s Fireflies. We enjoyed his visit to OBES!

Toro 101 Initiative Contest at Spanish Fort HS

Congratulations to Spanish Fort High’s Coach Hall and Mr. Sebastianai’s classes for winning the Toro 101 Initiative contest for second quarter! Because of their hard work, they got to enjoy some extra free time this week and a fabulous lunch provided by Foosackly’s Spanish Fort (Thank You Foo)!

Bayside Academy Hosting Open House

Bayside Academy will host an open house for prospective families on Monday, February 7 at 9:00 a.m. Advance registration is required. Interested parents should contact the Admissions Office at for more information or to register.

Bayshore Christian School Wrestling

Bayshore Christian School wrestling team fought hard against top state-ranked teams! We are so proud of these boys! Congratulations on placing 8th in the state!

Social Emotional Learning at Renaissance School

As a response to higher anxiety in students, Renaissance School implements Social Emotional Learning. This allows students to learn coping skills so they are able to reach their fullest potential.

Science at Florence B. Mathis ES

Ms. Dearborn’s students at Florence B Mathis Elementary School imprinted their own fossils in science!

Palenontology at Fairhope East ES

Fairhope East Elementary third graders are digging into paleontology.

J. Larry Newton Class Designs Parachutes

It’s a long way down for the parachutes designed in Mrs. Brown’s class at J. Larry Newton School. We will analyze our data collected from our lab to help construct and design our final products for next week’s experiment!

Robertsdale ES Kindergartners Synergize

Mrs. Sawyer’s kindergarten class at Robertsdale Elementary School was synergizing in math! They put their heads together to practice their addition during a trashket ball competition!

Christ the King Catholic School Guest Vocations Speaker

Fr. Lito from the Shrine of the Holy Cross visited the CTKCS 5th grade class as the guest vocations speaker in December. Fr. Lito came to speak to the class about vocations, explaining what it means and how God calls each of us to our vocation in life.

Foley ES Students Learn about Rural vs Urban Areas

In Alabama History students at Foley Elementary School learned about rural vs. urban areas. They did a great job following directions.

Daphne East Art Club

Nancy Raia from the Eastern Shore Art center visited the Daphne East Elementary 6th Grade Art Club! The students made some beautiful angels bookmarks for our friends at Westminster Village!

North Baldwin Tech Cosmetology Students Learn Facials

Our North Baldwin Tech Cosmetology students are learning how to do facials in preparation for the program’s upcoming Spa Day!

STEAM at Fairhope East ES

We are “Just Chillin” in STEAM. Our kindergarten students have been learning all about Arctic animals with an engineering design challenge: Design a den for a polar bear and her cubs.

Fairhope East ES Class Visits Pelican’s Nest

Miss Rogers’ class from Fairhope East Elementary had a BLAST learning about animal adaptations at the Pelican’s Nest.


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