Student Spotlights September 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!

Spanish Fort High School Welcomes Freshmen to the Fort

Spanish Fort High School welcomed Freshmen to the Fort! They picked up their schedules, received information from some of our clubs/orgs, ate pizza to support our growing swim team, and explored the building to find their classes.

Foley High School Theatre Department Works with Foley Library

Foley High School Theatre had the distinct pleasure of working with the Foley Public Library this summer to produce a one-act play as part of the library’s summer reading series. Foley Elementary’s very own Anne Stevens also stepped into a role at the last minute when one of our actors was dealing with an injury. It was a blast teaching young people in our community about Aesop’s Fables. It was also quite fun to see Mr. Lane dressed as a turtle!

Bayside Academy’s First Day of School Ice Cream Social

Bayside kicked off the school year on August 17th with the 53rd First Day of School Ice Cream Social. We are excited to see what 2022-2023 has in store!

Fairhope East Elementary Teachers Attend Energy Education Workshop

Fairhope East Elementary School’s energetic fourth grade teachers, Mrs. Washington and Mrs. Farmer, attended the week long Empower Energy Education Workshop in Destin. This Energy Education Workshop provides an exciting opportunity to learn about electricity generation and distribution, with a focus on energy education and fun ways to integrate it into the classroom. Thank you for going above and beyond for our students!

South Baldwin Chamber Foundation to Host Casino Night Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 24th the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation (SBCF) will host its first-ever Casino Night Fundraiser, held at The Palms located at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama.

This fundraiser event will feature 6 to 8 casino-like table games that guests can play for fun! The event will include food catered by Luna’s Eat and Drink and a cash bar. DJ Entertainment will be provided by Feel the Beat Entertainment, plus a digital photo booth by Cool Shots Photo Booth.

Each ticket holder will receive $500 in “play chips” and one ticket to be entered into a prize raffle. Gaming tables and equipment will be contracted through Bama Casino Company. No prize money will be given in exchange for playing chips.

Tickets can be purchased online at the SBCF website (via eventbrite):

The SBCF committee is seeking partnerships with local businesses and organizations to help make the event truly special for our community. Sponsorships for the upcoming event are available and donations for raffle prizes and auction items are being accepted. If you would like to purchase a sponsorship or donate a raffle/auction item, please reach out to Rachel Spear at

Proceeds benefit the programs and teacher/student grants provided by the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation. SBCF was formed in 2003 by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce to enhance the lives of the students in the community as a non-profit, independent charitable foundation. SBCF serves thirteen local schools in south Baldwin County, Alabama.

For more information about the event, contact Rachel Spear, Events Director at 251-943-5550, or Kylee Raulerson, SBCF Executive Director at 251-943-5520.

Bayside Academy Named Best Private School in Baldwin County

We are excited to announce that Bayside Academy won the 2022 Nappie Award for Best Private School in Baldwin County yet again! Thank you to our faculty and staff for making Bayside the best place to be. Go Admirals!

Daphne High School Key Club Boot Camp

Key Club members at Daphne High School held their first ever summer boot camp to learn all the ins and outs of Key Club and start planning for the new year! From haunted houses and dances, to service projects and fundraising, members are learning all about becoming leaders and working together to make big impacts on our community. Stayed tuned for AWESOME things to come at our new IG page @daphnehs_keyclub.

Bayside Academy’s David Klimjack ‘22 Named a Wonder Kid

Mobile Bay Magazine named David Klimjack ‘22 a 2022 Wonder Kid! David was the captain of Bayside’s chess team for four years, has played the piano for 12 years, has built more than 40 roller coasters through a virtual program, and is a Disney aficionado. While we will greatly miss David on Bayside’s campus, we can’t wait to see what his future holds. He will attend Emory University in Atlanta where he plans to major in either biochemistry or neuroscience. Pictured: Bayside Academy’s David Klimjack

St. Michael Catholic High School Holds New Student Orientation

St. Michael Catholic High School held new student orientation on August 15th. The students were sorted into their Houses, walked their schedules with Peer Helpers and members of SGA, played games, heard talks on friendship and faith in high school given by our senior student leaders, and then prayed with scripture with Fr. Gabe and Fr. Nicholas. The day ended outside with ice cream! We are excited to have these new members of our Cardinal family!

St. Michael Catholic High School Peer Helper Officers Elected

The Peer Helpers at St. Michael Catholic High School recently elected officers for the year. Congratulations to:
President – Jonah Calvery
Vice president – Sophie Blythe
Secretary – Hailey Rockstall
Communications officer – Tia Acker
Chaplin – Judah McAleer

Bayside Academy Ranked #16 in the Nation in MaxPreps Cup 2021–2022

Bayside Academy came in at #16 in the country for best all-around high school sports program! This past year, Bayside won state championships in boys cross country, girls cross country volleyball, boys golf, boys soccer, boys track and field, girls track and field, and girls tennis, as well as state runners-up titles in boys indoor track and field and girls indoor track and field. We are very proud of our student-athletes for their success, and we know the 2022–2023 seasons are going to be a thrill to watch!

Spanish Fort High School Celebrates AP 5s

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a celebration for our students who made a 5 on at least one AP exam for the 2022-2023 school year. We are excited to announce that we had 27 scores of 5, which is the highest score possible! Words can’t express how proud we are of these Toros! You might just see some of these High-5 yard signs around our community! A special thanks to Mr. Tyler, Mr. McRae, Ms. Carter, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Cauley, Ms. Bradley, and our incredible AP teachers for showing up in support of these students and parents.

Foley Elemetary School STEAM Team Receives Grant from Gulf Coast RC&D

We are so thankful to Gulf Coast RC&D for awarding our STEAM Team a generous Grant for over $4000. We used the grant to purchase a Greenhouse with tables and shelving units. We are excited to continue our STEAM journey into Agriculture with our students using the Greenhouse.

Baldwin County High School Tiger Guard Greets Students in Car Line

Students at Bay Minette Elementary School were welcomed back to school by some very special greeters. Members of the Baldwin County High School Tiger Guard worked the car rider line and greeted students as they arrived for school. The Tiger Guard performs with the BCHS Band during half-time shows, pep rallies and other special school events.

Special Greeters at Bay Minette Elementary School

The Bay Minette Fire Department answered a very special call this morning: serving as greeters for the car rider line at Bay Minette Elementary School. The crew welcome students back to school, offered reassurances, a helping hand or even a hug, as needed. The school has kicked off the new school year by having special greeters to ease students back into the swing of things.

Baldwin County High School Cheer Squad Greeted Students at BMES

Students at Bay Minette Elementary School were welcomed back to school by some very special greeters. Members of the Baldwin County High School Cheer Squad worked the car rider line and greeted students as they arrived for school. The squad cheers on the BCHS Tigers at football and basketball games, pep rallies and other special school events.