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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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Friday, April 22, 2016

Liberty's Legacy Program Salutes Local Heroes in Madison City Schools

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Madison City 5th graders packed James Clemens high school auditorium April 22 to close out their SuperCitizens program by honoring a local “hero” from each school. The honorees included a school crossing guard, custodians, their School Resource Officer (SRO), and dads who are serving their country. L-R: Jimmy Holman, Melissa Bryant, James Robinson, Darren Davis, Kim Dugan, Daryus English, Skip Lorch, Jason Ross It was part of the “Super Citizens” program of the LibertysLegacy...

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Texas Military Students Team w/ Madison JS2S Students in Robotics Event

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About 700 miles  separate Meadows Elementary in Fort Hood, Texas from Liberty Middle School in Madison, Ala., but that didn’t deter them from joining forces in a robotics partnership for some friendly competition. JS2S Students at Liberty with sponsor Benita Tunstill It’s the We PREVAIL program. PREVAIL stands for Partnership in Robotics Education Through Video Conferencing and Innovative Learning.Soldiers at Fort Hood and a lego robotics team at Meadows Elementary  sent...

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Madison City Schools Transportation Dept. Wins Coveted State Safety Award

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The transportation department at Madison City Schools was recognized by the Board of Education for its stellar safety record.The department was awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Alabama Department of Education for attaining the goal of “excellence” in school bus safety inspections. This is an award that very few systems are awarded. The Madison City school bus fleet includes 84 buses. State inspections found that only 1.02 percent had a major deficiency. Madison City Schools...

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Madison City Lands Two Among Alabama Teacher of The Year Finalists

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Two Madison City schoolteachers are among the finalists for State Teacher of the Year by the Alabama State Department of Education.They were honored at the Madison City Board of Education meeting April 7.Pictured w ith Dr. Fowler and the Board are Nancy Brandon (front right), kindergarten teacher at Rainbow Elementary, and Carol Bohatch (front left) , science teacher at James Clemens High School. The teachers won elementary and secondary teacher of the year respectively for Madison City...

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Madison City PreK Center Showcased as a Model Program for State

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Madison City’s stand-alone Pre-K Center was showcased Monday as a model for a statewide initiative aimed at making pre-school available eventually to every pre-school child in Alabama.“This is the lighthouse program in the state of Alabama,” Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler told Gov. Robert Bentley at the Madison City 1st Class Pre-K Center.Bentley brought his director of Children’s Affairs, Jeanna Ross, to Madison’s 1st Class Pre-K Center on April...

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Friday, April 01, 2016

MCS BOE Member Connie Spears Appt. To Ala. School Board Association Post

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Madison City Board of Education member Connie Spears has been named to a leadership post for the Alabama Association of School Boards. Ms. Spears is the new District 9 director representing the Blount, Jackson, Madison and Marshall county school boards and the Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Guntersville, Huntsville, Madison, Oneonta and Scottsboro city school boards.“Connie has been very active in the association and as an outspoken advocate for public schoolchildren in Alabama,” said AASB...

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Friday, March 25, 2016

UAH-Bob Jones HS Balloon Flight Yields Hands-On Science Learning

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Engineering students from UAH brought their technology expertise to Madison City Schools today using a high altitude balloon launch to teach students all about engineering concepts and science. The crew teamed up with Bob Jones engineering students to launch balloons from Discovery Middle School and West Madison Elementary. Students at those schools were let out to witness the launch and ask questions. The exercise is part of an effort to stimulate more interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering...

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Liberty Middle Hosts Career Day To Give Students Glimpse of Future Careers

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Students at Liberty Middle School got an insider's peek Friday into various career fields.More than 50 presenters representing an array of career fields shared glimpses into their jobs. Students rotated between classrooms to the program of their choice. Occupations represented included a nutrition consultant, optometrist, dentist, state senator, artist, engineer, cybersecurity and computing expert, athletic trainer, nuclear operations support specialist, filmmaker, veterinarian, rocket scientist...

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Madison City BOE Recognizes MCS National Board Certified Educators

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The Madison City Board of Education recognized its National Board Certified Teachers at the Thursday, Feb. 3 Board meeting.The recognition comes as the MCS District and Board are ramping up efforts to get more teachers National Board Certified. Only 3 percent of teachers statewide, as well as Madison City teachers, are National Board Certified. Achieving National Board Certification is considered the pinnacle of professional achievement for educators akin to rankings in other premier professions...

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JCHS Girls Track Team Honored as 1st Runnerup in State 7A Track Meet

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Members of the James Clemens Track Team were honored at the Madison City Board of Education meeting March 3. Head coach is Drew Bell and assistants are Elean Gaddy, Kaetlyn Hermann, Joshua Johnson, Dave Seeley and Austen Shipley. Track team members are: Audriana Blakely, Samantha Burns, Zada Campbell, Aishling Doherty, Zuri Falkner, Dekonte Gistarb, Elizabeth Holcomb, Uriah James, Shataeya Ligon, Ariana Martinez, Kennedy Reese, Jennifer Reis, Vada Samuels, Rachel Seeley, Elise Sheldrick, Kayla...

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

BJHS Debate Team Wins Coveted Spot to Global Debate Competition

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A debate team from Bob Jones High School is heading to New York as finalists in a global debate competition that drew schools from 28 states and 30 countries.Their topic is "Resolved: Genetically modified organisms are essential to global food security." Debate teams draw to see which side to take.Bob Jones Principal Sylvia Lambert said students Jordan Cozby, Kayla Buckelew, Aditya Mathur, and their debate teacher Leah Faris make for a tough team for any opponent. “This is most incredible!...

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Madison City Schools Hosts Pre-Session Briefing For Local Legislators

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School leaders for Madison City Schools hosted the Madison County legislative delegation for a light breakfast briefing today. The gathering, attended by Madison County school leaders as well, featured discussions on budget and education governance issues before lawmakers convene Feb. 2 for the 2016 regular session.We want to thank the following legislators for attending: State Reps. Mike Ball, Howard Sanderford, Laura Hall, Phil Williams and Anthony Daniels. We recognize they are busy with a...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Visiting Actors "Act" And Offer Tips to BJHS and JCHS Theater Students

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Theater students at Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools got some insider tips from some who know the stage first hand.Actors from Rocket City Shakespear’s currently running production of Macbeth visited the schools this week to run through a few scenes and talk to students about the experience of acting in a Shakespearean drama.Amy Patel, drama teacher at JCHS, is playing Lady Macbeth in the show and graciously arranged for these actors to meet with her students at JCHS. The actors...

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Lee Greenwood Headlines Super Citizens Program at Bob Jones High

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Hundreds of 5th graders from Madison City Schools packed the Bob Jones High School auditorium today for a patriotic program led by Grammy Award-winning singer Lee Greenwood.Mr. Greenwood pumped up the crowd with his world famous Proud To Be An American song.It was part of Liberty Learning Foundation’s Super Citizen Program, hosted by a Lady Liberty re-enactor. The program emphasizes the value of American citizenship with all of its freedoms, as well as ways to be a Super Citizen.Students...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Student Pilot Wows BJHS, JCHS Students With Story of Global Solo Flight

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Students at Bob Jones and James Clemens high school got a compelling perspective this week on engineering, computer knowledge and entrepreneurship. The youngest person to ever fly solo around the world spoke to them about the adventure and how he turned a dream into reality. Matt Guthmiller, now 21, talked about his epic solo flight around the world in a 1981 single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza. In doing so at age 18, he became the youngest person ever to do so. Mr. Guthmiller, of South Dakota, is...

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