Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community. We have so many talented students in our area. Greater Pensacola Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!
Simulated Workplace at South Baldwin Center for Technology
Students at South Baldwin Center for Technology are learning valuable workplace skills while still in high school. Members of the BCBE Board toured SBCT today to see firsthand this incredible technology, prior to joining the workforce. These simulators allow students real-life workplace scenarios.
Fairhope Middle School Held its Annual Veterans Day celebration
Fairhope Middle School held its annual Veterans Day celebration honoring local veterans and their military service. Each branch of the military was recognized with attending veterans. The honored guests were celebrated with a reception following the event. Students, band members, and the Fairhope High JROTC were on hand to honor our own who sacrificed, served, and protected the United States.
St. Michael Sailing Team Wins First Place
On October 29th, the St. Michael sailing team won first place in the Gulf Coast Fall Brawl! Sailing for St. Michael (pictured below from left to right) were Fisher Key, Nate Hartwell, Anna Christian Moore, and Gavin Byrnes. The sailing team will round out the Fall Season the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Great Oaks Invitational at Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.
Baldwin County High School Sporting Clays Team Receives Donation
The Fly High Goose Foundation has made a $1,000 donation to the Baldwin County High School Sporting Clays team. Amber and Kelly Johnson presented the donation during the second annual Fly High Goose Foundation Clay Shoot. Coaches Jason Crysell, Gayland Hadley, Billy Roberts, and team member Reed Roberts accepted on behalf of the BCHS team.
Renowned Author Jason Reynolds Visits Bay Minette Middle School
Renowned author Jason Reynolds met with students at Bay Minette Middle School today in a private event as part of the final leg of his “GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” platform. The event was moderated by Lenise Ligon with Fox10 News along with BMMS students Starla Chapman and Jy’Quan Benjamin. Students in the crowd were also permitted to ask questions of the author, who shared about his writing experiences and motivations.
Reynolds is currently the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature through the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Bay Minette Middle School is one of only nine schools across the country that Reynolds visited in person during this last year of his ambassadorship.
BMMS was chosen out of hundreds of applicants based on a proposal submitted by their librarian, Ronda Campbell. Schools involved with the “GRAB THE MIC” tour each received a Story Cube which is a stand-alone device that allows students to create, edit, and print stories of their own. Story Cubes are specifically designed for classroom use and offer educators a fun, immersive way to inspire creative thinking and analysis. The Cube will allow students to share their stories with select peers participating in the program nationwide.
Simon & Schuster Publishing along with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation donated signed copies of Reynolds’ book, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks to all students participating in the event.
Jason Reynolds is the author of 13 books for young people including Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, a National Book Award finalist, which was named a Best Book of 2019 by NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time.
A native of Washington DC, Reynolds began writing poetry at 9 years old and is the recipient of a Newberry Honor, a Printz honor, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King Award honors.
Baldwin County K9 Visits Daphne East Elementary
The Baldwin County K9 Unit visited Daphne East Elementary School Kindergarten – 3rd grade students as a continuation of Red Ribbon Week. Thank you Baldwin County Sheriff’s for visiting.
J. Larry Newton Students Raise Donations to Help Those Impacted by Hurricane Ian
J. Larry Newton students collected monetary donations for the Leroy Nottingham Firefighter Paramedic Benevolent Fund to assist those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Our school raised a total of $2,525! Congratulations to our top 3 classes for receiving the highest donation totals.
1st Place – Mr. Lewis’ Class
2nd Place – Mrs. Powe’s Class
3rd Place – Mrs. Abell’s Class & Ms. Benefield’s Class
Fairhope High School Care Closet Expanded
FHS is happy to announce that our Care Closet has expanded!!
Approximately six years ago, members of FBLA-Future Business Leaders of America-came up with an idea of a service project to create an area that would house free school supplies to any FHS student in need. It did not take long for that little idea to grow into something much larger that also provided things from clothing to personal hygiene products to a food pantry for students.
A few weeks ago, that area grew even larger as it moved from a corner of the school’s book room into a classroom. The area not only grew in size but also grew in what it provides to our students. The Care Closet now has the following items for any student at FHS free of charge: t-shirts, pants, shorts, socks, shoes, backpacks, jackets, coats, a complete collection of personal hygiene products, notebooks, composition books, pens, pencils, highlighters, binders, folders, graph paper, etc, and now men’s dress shirts, dress pants, sport coats, ties, girl’s dresses and business attire to be utilized for job interviews, sports banquets, and/or school dances.
This wonderful resource would not have been possible without contributions from many community members, community organizations, FHS clubs, FHS administration and countless hours spent by members of FBLA. If you have a student in need of any item provided by the Care Closet, please contact your grade level counselor, Mrs. Barrett or Mrs. Lee our social workers, any FHS admin, or our school nurses. Your child’s needs will be handled in a professional and confidential manner.
Pictured are FBLA members Harrison Sparks, Gracie Gardner and Ryleigh Busby sorting and hanging items that were donated to the Care Closet.
Alphabuddies at Daphne East Elementary
Peer Helpers at Daphne East Elementary were trained to be Alphabuddies! Some of them will begin working with kindergarten students who need extra help learning their letters next week. The rest will be ready if needed!
St. Michael's Annual Guys Camping Retreat
30 young men participated in St. Michael’s annual Guys Camping Retreat October 23-24th at Blakeley State Park. The young men enjoyed hiking, food fellowship and Mass in the beautiful outdoor setting.
Foley High School 7A Regional Champs
Congratulations to the Foley High football team on securing the 7A region football title! Go Lions!!
Full STEAM Ahead at W. J. Carroll
Students at W. J. Carroll Intermediate used their imagination, know how, and tools to bring their ideas to life during their STEAM lab today.
Bay Minette Elementary School Kickball Tournament
Sportsmanship. Team spirit. Working together. Cheering for others. Students at Bay Minette Elementary are learning life skills of sportsmanship, team spirit and working together. Physical Education students participated in the BMES “World Series” kickball tournament. Student teams were selected based on their sportsmanship and leadership skills. Students were assigned roles on the team such as team manager, athletic trainers, referees, and scorekeepers, and were in charge of the games. Students cheered for their team members, gave high fives, patted each other on the backs, and excited for everyone. Although two teams were selected as “winners” of the tournament all participants were winners for their character, how they played the game and how incredible they conducted themselves.
#baldwinproud. Photos courtesy BMES
Spanish Fort Elementary School’s New Book Vending Machine
Spanish Fort Elementary School is excited to unveil our new book vending machine! This was made possible with last year’s Boosterthon and our PTA. It is now time to fill it with books!
National STEM Day at Robertsdale Elementary School
Robertsdale High School STEM program students visited Robertsdale Elementary School to help complete two science activities with our first grade students! It was a great National STEM Day!
Daphne High School Trojan Theatre Drama Club Competes at Trumbauer
A big congratulations goes out to the members of the DHS Trojan Theatre Drama Club members who participated in the Trumbauer Theatre Competition. They were amazing and brought home 8 medals of Excellence and 28 medals of Superiority (all advancing to State competition).
Patrick Graham – Superior (advancing to State) in Dramatic Monologue
Chloe Sivak – Excellent in both Dramatic Monologue & Musical Dramatic Solo
Lilah Nagel – Superior (advancing to State) in Comedic Musical Solo
Tralise Pounds – Superior (advancing to State) in Stage Management
Emily Mercer & Olivia Powe – Superior (advancing to State) in Duet Pantomime
Isabelle Davis – Superior (advancing to State) in Classical Dramatic Monologue & Excellent in Comedic Monologue
Addison Ratliff – Superior (advancing to State) in Dramatic Musical Dramatic
Laurel Burcham & Addison Ratliff – Superior (advancing to State) in Classical Comedic Duo
Audrey Alcathie – Superior (advancing to State) in both Musical Dramatic Solo and Musical Comedic Solo
Chelsea Williams – Superior (advancing to State) in both Musical Dramatic Solo and Musical Comedic Solo
Sadie Houston – Excellent in Musical Solo Dramatic
Lauren taylor & Sadie Houston – Superior (advancing to State) in Comedic Musical Duo
Lauren Taylor – Superior (advancing to State) in Comedic Musical Solo
Jake Houston – Excellent in Solo Musical Dramatic
Cole Wilson & Jake Houston – Superior (advancing to State) in Comedic Musical Duet
Lily Melton – Excellent in Solo Musical Dramatic
Gracie Robinson – Superior (advancing to State) in both Musical Comedic Solo and Comedic Monologue
Madison Lang – Superior (advancing to State) in Musical Dramatic Solo
Sheridan Fawcett – Excellent in Makeup Design
Reagan Reid & Lily Melton – Excellent in Classical Comedic Duo
Em McAlexander – Superior (advancing to State) in Musical Dramatic Solo
Savannah Crawford – Superior (advancing to State) in Musical Dramatic Solo
Ella Mims, Audrey Alcathie, and Em McAlexander – Superior (advancing to State) in Group Musical
Rockwell Elementary Cereal Drive
Rockwell Elementary recently hosted a cereal drove. Thank you to everyone who helped the National Honor Society’s Cereal Drive that benefited the Prodisee Pantry!
Math Operations at Belforest Elementary
Belforest Elementary 6th Grade students are learning about the order of operations by evaluating expressions! Medical teams are collaborating in their areas of specialty, to solve real-world problems! They are having a blast in 6th Grade math!
Boy Scouts from Christ The King Catholic School Thank Veterans
Boy Scouts from Christ the King Catholic School participated in the Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Parade in Mobile, AL. The boys were proud to show their love and support to all those that courageously sacrifice their lives for our country.
Stonebridge Elementary Learns about Veterans Day
Miss Gore’s class at Stonebridge Elementary loved having Jaxon’s dad, Chief Warrant Officer Jimmy Stewart, come to our class to teach us about Veterans Day!
Daphne High School Agriscience Harvests for Prodisee Pantry
At Daphne High School, Mrs. Hunter’s 2nd Period Agriscience class has been busy harvesting turnips and radishes to donate to Prodisee Pantry.
Silverhill Peer Helpers Attend Peer Helper Jubilee
Peer Helpers from Silverhill Elementary School attended the 9th Annual Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation Peer Helper Jubilee Convention!
Christ The King Catholic School Spanish Class
Second grade students at Christ the King Catholic made “Titeres de Dedo” with Senora Davidson in celebration of “El Dia de los Muertos”. Students in Kindergarten-8th grade participate in Spanish Class at CTKCS.
Magnolia School Food Drive
Magnolia School would like to thank everyone for collecting canned goods. We were able to provide food for several families in our community because of you!
Robertsdale Elementary School Art on Display
Congratulations to the following Robertsdale Elementary students who had their art on display at the Honeybee Festival:
1st grade- Nataly Galvan, Connor New house, Giovanni Garcia, Saul Obispo, Caleb Leachman, Cora Thomas, Addie Sims and Lily Wells
2nd Grade – Imani Taylor, Chance Perkins, Elli Rose Del Rio and Kynslee Sirmon
3rd Grade – Olivia Martinez, Kaylee Olson and Hannah Doss
4th Grade – Gabby Welch, Alicia Galeano Soza and Jedi Ott
5th Grade – Anaya McAlman, Ella Abdo, Amia Rogers, Donald Golden, Corbin Wilson, Dixie Hadley, Yeida Martinez and Ayla Metzler
6th Grade – Bella DeCilles and Ansley Rabren
Central Baldwin Middle School Veterans Day Decorating Contest
CBMS held a hallway decorating contest in honor of Veterans Day!
Thank you to our judges Mayor Lyles of Silverhill, Mayor Teal of Loxley, Loxley Police Chief Chip Cason, and Brooke Flowers from the City of Loxley.
Congrats to our winners Mrs. Lohn, Mrs. Judy, and Mrs. Spoon!
Engineering at Fairhope West Elementary
Third grade engineers at Fairhope West Elementary in Mrs. Cork’s class designed and tested pumpkin launchers today using the engineering design process. They worked collaboratively to plan, create, and test their launchers.
They learned that not all builds go as planned but they were able to use these lessons to plan for improvement!
Bayside Academy Students Perform Well in Daphne Public Library’s Bookmark Contest
Bayside Academy is proud to congratulate our 2022 winners of the Daphne Public Library’s “Back-to-School” Bookmark Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Daphne Public Library and is open to all students in Baldwin County. Bayside had two overall winners and many students placing in the top three for each grade level.
Overall Winners in the Teen Category
2nd Place Overall Winner: Isabelle Rutland (11th grade)
3rd Place Overall Winner: Mattie Lee (9th grade)
Grade Level Winners
1st Place: Ann Copeland Snead
2nd Place: Nora Ridley
3rd Place: Thompson Sanders
1st Place: Crew Keenan
2nd Place: Fig Taylor
1st Place: Barrett Kimbrell
2nd Place: Finn Mason
3rd Place: Mary Margaret Wells
2nd Place: Aubrey Cates Rider
1st Place: Lucy Smith
2nd Place: Dahlia ElSalibi
3rd Place: Andrew Ray
3rd Place: Natalie Johnson
2nd Place: Annie Midyett
1st Place: Emma Atkinson
2nd Place: Starla Ou
3rd Place: John Henry Johnson
Picture 1: Bayside Academy’s Early Childhood Center winners of the 2022 Daphne Public Library Bookmark Contest: Nora Ridley, Thompson Sanders, and Ann Copeland Snead.
Picture 2: Bayside Academy’s Lower School winners of the 2022 Daphne Public Library Bookmark Contest: Mary Margaret Wells, Finn Mason, Aubrey Cates Rider, Art Teacher Shannon Noble holding Barrett Kimbrell’s ribbon and bookmark, Lucy Smith, Fig Taylor, and Crew Keenan.
Picture 3: Bayside Academy’s Middle School winners of the 2022 Daphne Public Library Bookmark Contest: Natalie Johnson, Andrew Ray, and Dahlia ElSalibi.
Picture 4: Bayside Academy’s Upper School winners of the 2022 Daphne Public Library Bookmark Contest: Front Row: John Henry Johnson, Annie Midyett, Starla Ou, and Emma Atkinson. Back Row: Mattie Lee and Isabelle Rutland.
Daphne Elementary Veterans Day Display
The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce was enjoying the Veteran’s Day artwork outside Daphne Elementary School North when they met a Daphne Elementary School 2nd grader. She proudly showed off her artwork and said veterans are “brave, kind, and protect us.” She gave a salute to all veterans and told us about her great grandfather who once served our country. Thank you, Daphne Elementary School for turning Downtown Daphne red, white, and blue in honor of our veterans!
Loxley Elementary Reading Buddies
Thank you to the United Way of Baldwin County! They provided Loxley Elementary second grade students with “Reading Buddies”. “Reading Buddies” is a program to promote and increase literacy skills. Each second grader will receive a stuffed animal to keep at school. They will read to their buddies throughout the week!
W. J. Carroll Students Volunteer their PE Time
Many W. J. Carroll 6th grade students are being added to our Service Learning Tree for volunteering their PE time to help lay ground cover in our break and playground areas. We’re proud of our students for choosing to donate their free time to this effort!
Baldwin County Virstual Secondary School Friendsgiving
BCVSS Friendsgiving 2022: Students, teachers, and staff gathered together for feasting, fellowship, and fun in celebration of the season.
Baldwin County Virtual School Field Trip
3rd graders took a Virtual Field Trip with meteorologist Alan Sealls!
Foley High School National Technical Honor Society
Foley High School National Technical Honor Society inducted 24 new members this year. This is the largest class of inductees to be inducted into the Foley High NTHS. NTHS celebrates the accomplishments of today’s career and technical education students.
GlenLakes Golf Club Annouces Scholarship Opportunity for Junior Golfers
As GlenLakes Golf Club owners enter their 10th year of business, they have decided to give back to their community. GlenLakes is planning their first ever scholarship program for their junior golfers. They will be offering these scholarships in May 2023 to graduating high school students who have participated in their youth golf program. Interested graduating seniors in May 2023, who have participated in the GlenLakes Junior Golf Program should contact David Musial for more information (251-955-1220). Applications open January 1 and the deadline is February 28.
To raise funds for the scholarship program, GlenLakes will be hosting their first ever Scholarship Golf Tournament April 14, 2023, 8 A.M. Shotgun start, lunch and awards following play. If you are interested in supporting this scholarship program by registering to play, sponsoring, making a donation or volunteering your time, please contact Linda B. Spangrud, 815-978-5976.
Global Traveling Mural Project at Stonebridge Elementary
In library class, 5th graders at Stonebridge Elementary participated in the 2022 Global Traveling Mural Project. The students designed and painted a 10-foot mural on paper. Each student decorated a brick of our Stonebridge logo. The mural has been divided into 1-foot pieces to be mailed to 9 other school libraries from across the United States. We are anxiously waiting for those same schools to mail us a piece of their mural. Once the pieces arrive, we will connect them to make a new 10-foot mural that represents schools from across the USA. There are currently over 130 schools from all over the world participating in this 2022 Global Traveling Mural Project.
Spanish Fort Middle School Enjoys World Drumming Class
Students at Spanish Fort Middle School enjoy learning to drum in their World Drumming Class. Teachers Natalie Hughes and Caylen Stewart lead the fun, hands-on drumming class.
50th Day of School at Bayshore Christian School
Bayshore Christian School’s Kindergarten classes celebrate the 50th Day of School in style!
Homecoming at Bayshore Christian School
Homecoming Spirit Week at BCS was a huge hit this year! Our students had some great creativity and tons of fun!
St. Michael Students Enjoyed Trick or Treating
St. Michael students enjoyed “Trick or Treating” to all of their teachers on October 31st, during the Principal’s Assembly time. Halloween at school can be fun!
Red Ribbon Week at Rockwell Elementary
Rockwell Elementary kicked off Red Ribbon Week with a fun DRONE picture of all of our students! The Spanish Fort Police Department brought their drone over and got some FUN shots of our students. Chief Barber presented a very special Chief’s Coin to Rockwell’s Red Ribbon Representative, Andrew for his work in raising money for the Spanish Fort Police Department. This honor is not something given frequently. THANK YOU CHIEF BARBER! THANK YOU to our Rockwell families for purchasing the t-shirt that was the fundraiser for the drone project! They are available to wear all year!
ROCKWELL IS ROCKIN’ A DRUG FREE LIFE!
Bayshore Christian School Hosts Senator Elliott
BCS would like to thank Alabama State Senator Chris Elliott for visiting and speaking to our 12th and 8th-grade students last month!
Jaelyn Gray Crowned Baldwin County High School Homecoming Queen
Jaelyn Gray was crowned Homecoming Queen during the Baldwin County High School half-time ceremony. She was joined on the court by Freshmen Maids Carley New, Stori Palmer and Alaysia Williams; Sophomore Maids Jamya Gandy, Cale Jones and Christiana Williams; Junior Maids Derriana Bishop, Brooke Godwin and Savannah Grace; and Senior Maids Malaysia Andrews, Rian Dunn, Kendall Few, Tre’Kerria Smith and Shyanne Wise. The 2021 Queen Anna Grace McKinnis returned to crown her successor.
Bay Minette Elementary School Teacher Receives Special Grant
Congratulations to Bay Minette Elementary ‘s very own Jennifer Gee. Recipient of the Baldwin EMC Operation Round Up Star Light Grant. We are extremely proud of you! (Mrs. Gee is not pictured she is currently on maternity leave).
Bayside Academy Had Successful “Crunch Hunger” Cereal Box Drive
Bayside Academy’s Key Club held a “Crunch Hunger” cereal box drive benefiting Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort. The school-wide initiative brought in more than 1,400 boxes of cereal, ensuring that each family served by Prodisee Pantry in November will receive cereal.
Pictured: Photographs from the “Crunch Hunger” cereal drive
Conductors and Insulators Studied at Fairhope East Elementary
Mrs. Farmer’s fourth grade scientists at Fairhope East Elementary are exploring conductors and insulators.
Future Teachers at Fairhope West Elementary
The future is bright! These 3rd and 4th grade girls and boy did an amazing job in their first day of Future Teachers Club at Fairhope West Elementary! They planned, practiced and delivered a fun Thanksgiving read aloud to some of our 1st graders! Way to go Future Teachers!
Bayside Academy Recognized Veterans Day
Bayside Academy recognized Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, with a school-wide ceremony on Freedom Field.
Sophomore Molly Hughes opened the ceremony with The Star-Spangled Banner, and kindergarteners Carlisle Houser and Sammy Giattina led The Pledge of Allegiance.
Nearly 50 veterans with a personal connection to Bayside Academy and its students were recognized individually on the field for their service before the Bayside Band treated the crowd to a lovely rendition of the United States Armed Forces Medley. Veterans from each branch of service stood at attention as their song was played.
We were honored to have Dr. Jason Halbert ’95, prior service member of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, serve as the keynote speaker, and he gave an inspiring talk to our students and future veterans.
Bayside Academy is truly grateful to every veteran for their service to our great country.
Bayshore Christian School Celebrates Another State Championship!
BCS Varsity boy’s Cross Country team wins the 2022 AHSAA Boys 3A State Championship. BSC Girls placed 5th in 3A Divison.
Baldwin County High School Cross Country Team Members Qualify for State
The Baldwin County High School Cross Country Team had four members qualify for the state competition. They include sophomores Drew Dykes, Byron Rodriguez and Ben Selph; and senior Kailee Cox. This marks the fourth consecutive year for Cox to qualify for state. Rodriquez is making his second appearance at the state competition while Dykes and Selph will compete at state for the first time! The team is coached by Matt Beckett.
Spanish Fort Middle School Enjoys World Drumming Class
Students at Spanish Fort Middle School enjoy learning to drum in their World Drumming Class. Teachers Natalie Hughes and Caylen Stewart lead the fun, hands-on drumming class.
Congratulations to Fairhope Middle School Cheer
Congratulations to Fairhope Middle School Cheerleaders and Coach Searcey for earning Program High Score, 2nd Place in a tough division and a bid to State at AHSAA Super South Regionals! Go Pirates!
CubScout Pack 177 Holds Family Camp Out
CubScout Pack 177 of Spanish Fort held their annual fall Family Camp Out at Historic Blakeley State Park. Webelos Scouts Tristan Labrato (left) and Jonathan New (right) are examining a full body snake skin they found.
Christ The King Catholic School Field Trip Fun!
Encore! Encore! Third grade students from Christ the King Catholic School travelled to the Fairhope Civic Center to see the Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre’s production of Newsies Jr. Not only was this a wonderful exposure to arts education, students were able to cheer for fellow classmates participating in the show!
Fairhope East Elementary Uses Vex IQ Robotic Program
Students and teachers at Fairhope East Elementary are so excited to start using the Vex IQ robotic program. Our school received the Alabama State Department of Education AMSTI Alabama Robotics Grant Program funding.
South Baldwin Center for Technology Health Sciences Anatomage Table
BCBE Board Members and administrators toured South Baldwin Center for Technology today to view the new Anatomage Table in Health Sciences. It’s the world’s first virtual dissection table! There are only 3 units in high schools across the state and all three are in Baldwin County: South Baldwin Center for Technology, North Baldwin Center for Technology, and Foley High.
This type of technology will give students a first-hand, simulated experience while in high school. The Health Science cluster provides students with essential knowledge and skills for pursuing a career in health care. Students choose one of five Health Science pathways- Therapeutic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services, or Biotechnology Research and Development.
Since its beginning in 2004, Anatomage has continuously dedicated itself to developing and innovating medical imaging technology. The innovations in volumetric visualization, 3D image segmentation, surgical planning, and simulation have laid the foundation for the company’s core technologies. To keep up with the ever-changing healthcare market needs, Anatomage’s software team has been striving to put forward the most cutting-edge technology solutions.
Short the Squirrel Visits Belforest Elementary
Short the Squirrel visited Belforest Elementary 2nd and 3rd graders. Short shared his newest book and encouraged students to allow reading to take them to different places. Short the Squirrel has been named the Mascot for Alabama Literacy!
Spanish Fort Middle School Honors Veterans
Spanish Fort Middle School honored veterans during the Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly, organized by Mrs. Monica Shaner, our 7th grade Civics and Geography teacher. A special thanks to AG1 Christopher Cordell for being our keynote speaker. Thank you to all our veterans who were able to attend. It was an honor to have you present. Thank you to all parents, students, faculty and staff who helped make this event possible. We thank all those who serve and have served in the U.S. military.
Fairhope High School Swim Places First
Congratulations to the FHS swim team boys and girls for both taking first place against 15 other teams in the Tim Reddy Invitational swim meet last night! The team had 31 Time Improvements, 6 Individual First place finishes, 31 Sectional Qualifying swims, and 6 Individual State Meet qualifying times. A big congrats goes out to Lena Amare, Noah Greer, Stephen Laraway, and Anastasia Newton for their individual event 1st places!
Bay Minette Middle School Beta Club Lends a Hand
The Bay Minette Middle School Beta Club members enjoyed serving at Prodisee Pantry
All Saints’ Chapel at St. James School
St. James kindergarteners enjoyed their All Saints’ Chapel service as each student dressed as and presented information about their saint!
Marine Biology class at St. Michael
On November 2nd, Mrs. Impastato’s Marine Biology class at St. Michael took a field trip to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab! It was a beautiful day for a great outdoor learning experience!
Robertsdale High School Cheerleaders 6A State Championship
Congratulations to Robertsdale High School Cheerleaders on making it to 6A State Championship!
Spanish Fort High School Theatre Students Attend Trambauer
Spanish Fort High School theatre teacher, Ms. Tice and her theatre students competed at the Walter Trambauer High School District Theatre Festival. In their individual events for acting and Tech categories they received 12 superior scores advancing to state and 7 excellent scores. Brandon Blais, Danielle Woods and Hayden Taylor were named All Star Cast Members. Ava Macoikas, Megan Nelson were named Best Supporting Actors. Isabelle Acosta, Caroline Pierce were named Best Leading Actors. Spanish fort High School’s “Too Many Daughters” won Best Ensemble and 1st place in Studio Theatre.
We also received a “Best in Show” for our Studio Theatre and they’re advancing to state!
STEAM Lab at Foley Elementary School Students
Foley Elementary School’s awesome STEAM lab, Mrs. Whitehead’s Class designed and tested their own Mayflower ship to sail on the ocean!
Special Guests at Foley Elementary School
Mrs. Sullivan’s class at Foley Elementary School had some very special guests this week. The branches of service represented were the Army, Air Force, Navy, and the Marines. We are thankful for our Veterans!
Spanish Fort Elementary Use Art to Raise Awareness
To raise awareness of Autism, Mrs. DiMario’s class created “Glitter Bottles” and used their creativity to create artwork by finger painting. These activities brought awareness to how art can be a soothing and a great form of self-expression.
Foley Middle School Peer Helpers Visit Foley Optimist Club
Members of Foley Middle School Peer Helpers were guests at the Foley Optimist Club. Alexis Ables, Cole Reid, Haedyn Shoots, and Isabella Garcia shared their experiences in Peer Helping this year. They discussed training, mentoring, tutoring, Mane Event, Red Ribbon Week plans, and what they have planned for the rest of the year. Everyone enjoyed the good food and visiting with members of our community.
Foley Middle School Virtual Field Trip
Students in Mr. Anderson’s classes at Foley Middle School traveled all over Washington D.C. on a virtual field trip. During the trip, students learned about the White House, the National Mall, and other iconic locations!
Bayside Academy Lower School Students Read “Between the Lines with Coach Vines”
Bayside Academy’s varsity boys basketball coach Jonathan Vines and his varsity basketball student-athletes worked with Bayside Lower School (Grades 1–4) students to encourage them to become voracious readers. Participating students read six books of their choosing and met with basketball student-athletes. The students were recognized at halftime of Bayside’s first home basketball game on Saturday, November 12, and had their pictures made with the players after the game. Pictured: Coach Jonathan Vines with Bayside Academy reading club members.
Spanish Fort High School CTE Leadership Students Attend Conference
Spanish Fort High School CTE leadership students participated in the Joint Development Leadership Conference (JLDC) where they were able to listen to lectures on leadership as they prepare for lives beyond high school!
J. Larry Newton Students Visit the Pelican’s Nest
Mrs. Bowman’s class had a fun-filled afternoon at the Pelican’s Nest and studying the Mobile Bay estuary!
Daphne Middle School Students Place in Daphne Public Library Bookmark Contest
Three of Mrs. Sherry Bittinger’s 8th grade art students at Daphne Middle School placed in the annual, Daphne Public Library Bookmark Contest: From left to right: Kam Wright, 3rd place, Kyra Lamont, 2nd place, and Gracie Wake, 1st place. The winners received a certificate and ribbon. Congratulations!
Students at St. James School Honors Veterans
2nd and 3rd graders at St. James School led a Veteran’s Day Program along with Lt. John Port. Students sang God Bless America, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and helped Lt. Port raise the flag!
Local Schools Named to Leader in Me Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll
Congratulations to Daphne Elementary School and Fairhope West Elementary 2022 Leader in Me Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll school.
These schools serve as exemplars for Leader in Me Schools throughout the world.
The Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll to recognize Leader in Me Schools that have both met the rigorous requirements necessary to achieve and maintain Lighthouse School Certification and shown exemplary academic growth or proficiency as measured by state accountability standards.
The Lighthouse Academic Honor Roll is determined through the data analysis of an independent nonprofit—Schooldigger.com—a website focused on empowering families with reliable data about the performance of their children’s school. The Schooldigger.com algorithm scores on a percentile ranking, comparing like schools across the state. To meet the academic proficiency standard, a school must be at or above the 85th percentile for the state’s combined proficiency standards. To meet the academic growth standard, the school must be at or above the 50th percentile and have shown a 5 percent growth from the previous year’s percentile ranking.