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Student Spotlights – ‘May 22

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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!

Building for Easter in Bay Minette

Ms. Hastings’ Kinder Krew at Bay Minette Elementary had a blast with their Easter STEM activity. Students were given toothpicks, jellybeans, and peeps to construct whatever they wanted to. The building and imaginations began to create ships, submarines, motors, and towers. It was a fun afternoon of construction!

2nd Grade Word Search

Summerdale School 2nd grade held their annual word hunt today! This is a fun reading activity and recycling project as they celebrate Earth Day and learn about recycling. Students made a basket from a recycled can from the cafeteria as a part of our Social Studies unit on Rights and Responsibilities.

Robertsdale 4th Graders Explore Learning

Robertsdale Elementary School 4th graders had a great time at the Exploreum yesterday. We were able to learn more about the human body systems, animal adaptations, simple machines, and explore in the hands-on hall. We received multiple compliments about these excellent students as they were a shining example of the Robertsdale Bears.

Belforest Kindergarten Egg Hunt

Belforest Elementary had some Easter egg fun in Kindergarten!! Super excited kiddos and amazing teachers who make all of this possible

Bayside Academy’s Great Day of Service

On Wednesday, April 13, Bayside Academy held its annual Great Day of Service. On this day, students of all ages (from PK3 through 12th grade) took time to serve others.

• PK3 through kindergarten students spent the day making egg carton wreaths for the Ronald McDonald House, building bird baths and bird nests for their feathered friends, and cleaning their playground.
• 1st grade students partnered with their 8th grade buddies to assemble summer bags for children at Light of the Village before working to clean up May Day Park.
• 2nd grade students created door hangers, placemats, and centerpieces for residents of Montrose Bay Health & Rehab.
• 3rd grade students made birthday bags for Prodisee Pantry so that families have all needed supplies for a child’s birthday including cake mix, icing, candles, balloons, and more.
• 4th grade students learned about food insecurity and packed snack bags for Rotary Youth Club participants.
• 5th grade students served the city of Daphne by spearheading neighborhood cleaning projects including tidying the cemetery at the Daphne History Museum, removing weeds and vines on the May Day Park boardwalk, and picking up litter along the bay access points near Bayside’s campus (McMillan Bluff, May Day Park, and Belrose Avenue).
• 6th grade students focused on global service and those who serve. They created paintings for residents of the William F. Green State Veterans Home, learned about the work of Konbit Haiti, and tie-dyed shirts for Konbit Haiti’s summer camp program.
• 7th grade students were all about community helpers. They began the day with basic CPR/AED instruction, packed goodie bags for local first responders, and ended the day with a car wash with proceeds benefiting the Baldwin County Humane Society.
• After hearing from Elizabeth Davis from Light of the Village to learn about the work they do locally, 8th grade students worked with their 1st grade buddies to assemble backpacks for children at Light of the Village. They also participated in basic CPR/AED instruction and cleaned up May Day Park.
• 9th grade students initiated a campus “Glow Up” where they assisted Bayside’s maintenance staff with needed projects.
• 10th grade boys spent the day working at Oaklawn Cemetery while small groups of girls worked at the Ronald McDonald House, the Baldwin County Humane Society, and Catholic Social Services.
• 11th grade students spent the day serving at Prodisee Pantry and the Exceptional Foundation.
• 12th grade students worked on three build sites for Habitat Humanity.
• Pictured: Bayside Academy students during the Great Day of Service on April 13th

Foley Elementary 4th Graders Experience Living History

Foley Elementary School 4th Grade really enjoyed their recent trip to Fort Conde in Mobile for Colonial Day!

Foley Elementary Brings Ag to Life in STEAM Lab

There is always fun to be had & learning taking place in STEAM Lab at Foley Elementary. 4th grade was recently studying about the properties of different types of soil. Agriculture in the classroom.

Foley Students Get Letters from PetPals

Mrs. Doffee’s students at Foley Elementary were so excited for the special PetPal mail they received from Rosie and Boo Boo!

Fairhope West Girls STEAM Club Learns from Real-Life Engineer

Fairhope West Elementary School “Girls In STEAM” enjoyed learning from engineer Katelyn James! The third and fourth grade girls were inspired to pursue STEAM careers while building a boat using only aluminum foil and straws. They then tested the boats to see how many quarters it would hold while floating.

Fairhope West Competes in Amazing Shake

Fairhope West students are so excited about our very first Amazing Shake competition! Each homeroom in grades 4-6 has elected 5 students to compete in the first round on Monday morning. Created by the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, the Amazing Shake focuses on important social skills, such as hand shakes, communication, poise, manners, and confidence. We wish these contestants the best of luck in the competition! Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for updates on each round!

Fairhope East 5th Grade Reads to Kindergarteners

Mrs. Smith’s fifth graders at Fairhope East Elementary shared their love of reading with Mrs. Burress’ kindergarten students!

Spanish Fort Lab Wins Supply Grant

At Spanish Fort High School Crystal Richerson was shocked to receive the news she won a grant for STEM Lab materials after just getting word she was chosen to attend a coveted conference in Chicago. Congratulations to you and to Gracie Gardner for snagging this grant!

Florence 6th Graders Take First College Tour

The Florence B Mathis Elementary School sixth graders are enjoying their day at their first college tour, Auburn University! War Eagle!

Spanish Fort Middle Visits USA

Spanish Fort Middle School 7th graders had a full fun-filled day at the University of South Alabama today. They toured the Hancock Whitney stadium; Jag Training Facility; played Native American, French, and Colonial games; toured the Archaeology Museum; participated in an Art & Architecture tour, went to the Native Plant Garden, and participated in a Bone Lab activity. This trip would not have been possible without Mrs. Margaret Howard’s (our 7th English Teacher) organizing of this event, along with the help of our entire 7th grade team, South Alabama’s staff, Laura Jordan (Bookkeeper), Teri Fisher (Registrar) chaperones, & even chaperone/bus driver & teacher/bus drivers!!! Thanks to our Toro community.