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Friday, January 13, 2017

Bob Jones Greenpower Car Team Revving Up For Indy Appearance

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The Bob Jones Patriots Greenpower Team was recognized at the Jan. 12 Madison City Board of Education meeting for exceptional advances in greenpower competition. In just a relatively short time, the team continues to win and place well in Greenpower Races both locally and regionally. The Board viewed a brief video about the program  https://youtu.be/lL4YNGWSijk  and awarded certificates to the following: Jessye Gaines, engineering teacher and coach; Kris Kasprzak,...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Burn Calories While Helping Teachers In The Paper Chase 5K

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Free 2 Teach is hosting its annual Paper Chase 5k Race on February 18 and would love to have the support and participation of Madison City teachers and other community members. The race start is 8 a.m. at Constitution Village in downtown Huntsville. (see details below)  Did you know that Free 2 Teach distributed nearly $170,000 in free supplies to Madison City teachers last school year?  Your participation as a runner or volunteer will help Free 2 Teach to...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

National NICHE Education Study Gives Madison City Schools Top Grades

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The national website NICHE released its 2017 Best Schools in America list and Madison City Schools ranked third out of 135 school districts in Alabama, scoring an overall A+. All seven elementary schools in Madison placed in the top 25 in individual school rankings. All four Madison City secondary schools placed in the top 10 in Alabama – Bob Jones High School, fifth;  James Clemens High School, eighth; Liberty Middle, ninth; Discovery Middle, 10th.What a fantastic accomplishment...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Heritage Gifts to Needy School Continue Madison City's Culture of Giving

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When most students rushed  home last Friday to start their winter break, students from a Madison City elementary school made a trek to deliver presents to an impoverished school in Huntsville. The givers were fifth graders at Heritage Elementary lead by teacher Anthony Graham. They raised money and toy donations  through Mr. Graham’s Ready Urself  For The Future (R.U.F.F.) student mentoring and leadership group. WHNT-19 covered the Morris Elementary toy delivery and filed...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Family Gives Special Ed Gifts To Madison In Memory of Special Son

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Madison City Schools received a generous gift for its special education program this week in memory of one of its former students. Jeff and Teri Kirby played the role of Santa Claus, delivering a truck-full of sensory-activity items to the Developmentally Delayed program at Liberty Middle School.Their son, Adam Kerby, passed away a couple of years ago from complications related to his disability. “Today would have been Adam’s 18th birthday,” Jeff Kirby said to a round of applause...

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Madison Board Adopts 2017-18 Calendar; Bids Farewell to Dr. Fowler

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The Madison City Board of Education has adopted the calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The calendar was revised after feedback from parents, teachers and board members from a previous proposal. The calendar is posted in the calendar tab of the district website, or you can access it in this link:  The meeting was Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler's last before he moves to Montgomery to become Assistant Superintendent and Chief of Staff for State Schools Superintendent Michael Sentance. Former...

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Madison Teachers of the Year Honored During Alabama Education Week

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Two Madison City teachers were honored Nov. 14 for teaching excellence.Thomasena Garner of Liberty Middle School is the 2015-16 secondary teacher of the year for MCS. Melissa Miller of Mill Creek Elementary is MCS elementary teacher of the year.The recognitions were at the annual Alabama Education Week luncheon honoring teachers of the year for area school systems, colleges and universities. The AEW luncheon was the last for Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler, who is resigning...

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Madison City Schools Honors Veterans For their Service and Sacrifices

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Veterans tributes continued in Madison City Schools today with schoolwide assemblies at Liberty and Discovery middle schools and a program at Mill Creek Elementary.The honors come as America prepares to observe Veterans Day Nov. 11. The events capped a week of student-led programs honoring veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices. Liberty's included a simulcast with a strong military-connected school in Fort Hood, Texas where many students have parents deployed overseas. Discovery's...

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Friday, October 28, 2016

BJ Engineering Teacher Brings National Honor to Madison City Schools

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Bob Jones High School teacher Jessye Gaines was a featured speaker at the national Society of Women Engineers Conference Thursday in Philadelphia. Ms. Gaines, who teaches engineering and leads the school’s greenpower car program, was selected from among 850 applicants from accomplished professionals to speak at this year’s WE16 annual conference.Her presentation, “What Does Generation Z Need from Me,” focused on STEM recruitment and was shared to more than 9.000 attendees....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Special Olympics and School Sendoffs Boost Spirits in Madison City Schools

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  Tuesday's Special Olympics proved a special day for Madison City student athletes and volunteers. Not only were the participants pumped up, teachers and fellow classmates were as well, as evidenced by jubilant sendoffs at the schools.  Students lined halls to cheer and give high fives as the special ed students made their way to their buses. Smiles were the order of the day throughout Milton Frank Stadium, which hosted the events.It was a great day all around. Here a just a few random...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Madison City BOE Honors Students, Teacher, Counselors and One of Its Own

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Honors were flowing at a recent Madison City Board of Education meeting. Nearly every sector of the school system - students, teachers, support staff, BOE president - were recognized for outstanding achievement. Presentations included recognitions for Bob Jones High School merit semi-finalists, several elementary school counselors, and top science-math teachers. Schools Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler also reported that MCS Board President Dr. Terri Johnson is one of only five school...

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

United Way Drive Draws Generous Giving by Madison City Schools

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Giving to others is a hallmark of Madison City Schools. From the annual United Way and St. Jude fund drives, to the homecoming “give-back” floats by James Clemens High School, students and employees of Madison City Schools constantly find ways to serve others with their donations, time and talents. The United Way fund drive wrapped up at the beginning of Fall Break.  Madison City Schools employees contributed over $19,000 to United Way of Madison County this year.  Donations...

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Friday, September 30, 2016

LaBryan Ray of James Clemens HS Named Under Armour All American FB Player

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James Clemens High School senior LaBryan Ray became part of an elite group of athletes nationwide in being selected for the Under Armour All-America game.The Jets defensive end was awarded his jersey in a festive ceremony in the JCHS gym. LaBryan gave thanks to God, family, fellow students, coaches and teammates for their support and encouragement to do his best. Coach Wade Waldrop said he couldn’t think of a more deserving player. Since 2008, the nation’s elite high school football...

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Coveted Medical Leaders Honor Awarded JCHS Students

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Three James Clemens students on the path to a medical or bioscience career won a prestigious honor from the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.Every year educators recommend high-achieving students to the National Leadership Academies. Last year, several JCHS students were recommended to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. Students must:(1) Aspire to become physicians, scientists or technologists (including biomedical scientists, software and hardware technologists, engineers, and mathematicians)....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teachers at Rainbow, James Clemens, Honored

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Congratulations are in order for three Madison City schoolteachers for being honored nationally. Kim Bowen, 3rd grade teacher at Rainbow Elementary; Greg Ennis, engineering teacher at James Clemens High School, and Blake Harvard, social science teacher and soccer coach at James Clemens High School.Ms. Bowen is one of just 2  teachers statewide and 213 across the nation awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. The teachers represent all...

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Pigskin Season Kicking Off in Madison City Stadium

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It’s baack.Football returns to Madison City Stadium with tonight’s (Thursday, Aug. 18) Jamboree game between James Clemens and Decatur high schools. Bob Jones has its season opener Friday, Aug. 19, against South Carolina powerhouse Dorman High School. Both games start at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out to support the teams and enjoy the other elements associated with high school football: marching bands, cheerleaders, dance teams, concessions, and good ole community togetherness....

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Bus Director, Secondary Instruction Specialist, Wrestling Coach Recognized

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The Madison City Board of Education recently recognized these new employees at a board meeting.Roosevelt Carter is Transportation Specialist, overseeing the Madison City’s bus system. He replaces Bobby Jackson, who retired. Carter comes to Madison City Schools from overseeing the bus system in the Madison County Schools district.Sharon G. Powell is Secondary Instruction Specialist working with Coordinator of Secondary Instruction, Dr. Heather Donaldson. Powell, a 13-year veteran in education,...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Consider Substitute Teaching in Madison City Schools; Apply by July 15

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It's registration and re-enrollment time for students in Madison City Schools. So now is a good time for parents, grandparents and others to consider substitute teaching. It's a great way to get involved in the schools while getting paid for it. The application deadline is July 15, whether you are new to substituting or simply want to remain on the list. Click this link to learn more: http://www.madisoncity.k12.al.us/Common/News2/HomePagePopUps/Default.asp?ItemID=85735&ISrc=District&Itype=News  ...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Mill Creek STEM teacher Wins Scholarship from State School Superintendents Association

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A Mill Creek Elementary teacher has been awarded a scholarship by the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) for education administration training. Jacqueline Smith, a 5th and 6th grade STEM Lab teacher, is one of only four teachers statewide to earn the $1,000 scholarship offered from SSA and Chalkable, the Scholarship Program Sponsor. Ms. Smith plans to pursue her degree in education administration from the University of West Alabama. The scholarships are intended for those seeking degrees...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Call Before You Dig 8-1-1 Campaign Brings Backhoe Demos to Columbia Elem

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Columbia Elementary students got to watch their principal and a teacher try their hand Wednesday as a backhoe operator.The verdict?Principal Jamie Hill and teacher Lisa Grice need to stick to their education jobs.It was all part of a promotion for the 8-1-1 “Call Before You Dig” program pushed by local utility officials.Representatives from North Alabama Gas, Madison Water and Wastewater, Madison Public Works, and Alabama Public Service Commission demo’d some equipment between...

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