Nov. 12, 2015 Blue Ribbon ceremony at Bear Exploration Center
Montgomery Public Schools held a ceremony honoring Bear Exploration Center's status as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. The school was presented with proclamations by the Alabama Senate, the Montgomery County Board of Education and the city of Montgomery. Officials including State Schools Superintendent Tommy Bice were on hand to congratulate the school.
Oct. 15, 2015 Take a Parent to School Day
Parents visited schools for the district's Take a Parent to School Day, a first-time event held as part of Parental Involvement Month.
Oct. 6, 2015 MPS Leadership Academy Solutions Presentation
Principals and aspiring principals offered solutions for the future of MPS on Tuesday in a meeting with the districts' top leaders. The educators tackled issues around social media in schools, bullying, gang activity and building trust in the district. It was part of the 2015 MPS Leadership Academy, which is held in conjunction with Auburn Montgomery Outreach.
Oct. 7, 2015 Walk to School Day at Southlawn Elementary
Mayor Todd Strange, Alabama State drum majors and others were on hand for the Walk to School Day event at Southlawn Elementary.
Sept. 21, 2015 #PeaceDayChallenge
Students throughout Montgomery Public Schools took part in the Peace Day Challenge for the International Day of Peace. The students filled out challenge cards and created art to reflect their visions of peace.
May 6, 2015 Career Expo at Morris
Students at T.S. Morris Elementary School attended a career expo Wednesday at the school. Students were able to speak with MPS educators, college professors, police, firefighters, an insurance agent, a district attorney, nurses, a barber, members of the media and others as they begin to answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Superintendent Margaret Allen was the keynote speaker.
May 5, 2015 Wilson Donation
Jim Wilson and Associates presented a fundraising challenge to James W. Wilson Elementary School, agreeing to match funds raised during this school year up to $20,000.
April 28, 2015 BOE Meeting
The Montgomery County Board of Education had its regular board meeting Tuesday, April 28, at 5:00 p.m. in the Central Office Auditorium.
April 22, 2015 Seth Johnson Book
Third, fourth and fifth graders at Seth Johnson Elementary were celebrated Wednesday at the school. The students, in partnership with Sarrell Dental and NFL Alumni, authored "Dr. Marlo Discovers Aliens at the Dental Office,” about the adventures of a monkey who also is a dentist. The book was created in partnership with Sarrell Dental and the Atlanta chapter of the NFL Alumni Association for the groups’ Legends and Kids Young Authors Program.
April 21, 2014 MaxPreps honors JD
The Lady Volunteers have met the criteria and been selected as honorees for the 8th Annual MaxPreps Girls Basketball Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. They will be officially recognized as one of the best basketball teams in the nation. They will receive the National Guard National Ranking Trophy in front of other athletes from the school. Of more than 20,000 high schools that field varsity girls basketball teams, only 10 are being recognized across the United States of America on the 2014-15 MaxPreps Tour of Champions.
April 14, 2014 Career Tech Expo
Public Information Manager Mona Davis did a bang-up job Tuesday getting photos of just a few of the many MPS instructors, staff and students and partnering vendors who supported the Career Tech Expo at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex.
April 9, 2015 Bellingrath Bookbag Buddies
A group called Book Bag Buddies gave 500 packs of school supplies to Bellingrath Middle School students on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The giveaway is part of a series of motivational activities planned by Principal Ibrahim Lee and local physician Dr. Ashley McIntyre to ensure students have supplies they need for the upcoming state assessments. Dr. McIntyre spoke to the students about the benefits of healthy diet and exercise and stressed the need for students to be exposed to positive role models
April 9, 2015 Astronaut at Carver
U.S. Naval aviator and NASA astronaut Scott Tingle visited Carver Elementary School Thursday, April 9. Capt. Tingle has more than 4,000 flight hours in 48 types of aircraft, 700 carrier arrestments and 54 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. A member of the NASA astronaut corps since 2009, Tingle was welcomed by a large contingent students outside the school as well as U.S. Representative Terri Sewell. Tingle spoke to students about his experiences as a test pilot and astronaut. Also in attendance were Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Margaret Allen, and board members Robert Porterfield, Mary Briers and Beverly Ross.
April 1, 2015 BrewTech One
BrewTech High School’s Electrathon Race team will be competing at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Monday, April 6th. This is the first year the team will be competing in this event and they will be competing against 12 other teams from around the state of Alabama.
March 18, 2015 iLead Program
Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey and members of his team visited E.D. Nixon Elementary School Wednesday as part of the i-Lead Program. The program is designed to educate and encourage students to make smart life choices. MPS Superintendent Margaret Allen also visited Veleria Carter's 5th-grade class, talking about herself and taking questions from students.
March 10, 2015 BOE Meeting
March 6, 2015 Forest Avenue Revue
Second graders at Forest Avenue Elementary School will present their annual Broadway revue next Tuesday at 6 p.m. during their PTA meeting.
March 5, 2015 Jeff Davis Girls 7A Rally
The girls basketball team at Jeff Davis High School was honored for its recent 7A Championship title at a per rally at the school. Dignitaries including Mayor Todd Strange, County Council Chairman Elton Dean, Councilman C.C. Calhoun, School Superintendent Margaret Allen and AHSAA executives Steve Savarese and Tony Stallworth attended.
March 4, 2015 Imani Winds
Award-winning wind quintet Imani Winds visited and performed with music students at Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet on Wednesday.
Read Across America Week
Superintendent Margaret Allen read "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" to Cecilia Maertens's second grade class to help kick off Garrett Elementary's observance of Read Across America 2015
Feb 26, 2015 Brewbaker Cougars
The Brewbaker Middle School Cougars boys basketball team was recognized Feb. 26, 2015, during the press briefing of Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. The team were regular season middle school champs and won the Capital City of Dreams Tournament.
Feb 25, 2015 Archery at Floyd Middle
Jimmy King of Propeller Specialties presented a check for $2,500 to the Floyd Middle School Archery Club on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, to purchase additional supplies. Members of the club, including King's grandson Benton Berrey were on hand to demonstrate their skills. King presented the check to Principal Vince Johnson and physical education instructor Shelby Soukup.
Jan 26, 2015 Team Impact
Team IMPACT visited students at Vaughn Road Elementary at 1:30 p.m. Team Impact is a group of world-class athletes, including champion power-lifters, previous WWE wrestlers, and former NFL football players who talk to students about making healthy choices and doing well in school while performing amazing feats of strength.
Jan 16, 2025 BTW Showcase
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School will present “Showcase 2015 Passport: A Cultural Celebration of Our International Heritage” on Friday, January 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 17 at 2 p.m. at the Davis Theatre.
Jan 8, 2015 Carr Bowling Excursion
Johnnie Carr Middle School students enjoyed a bowling field trip at Brunswick Zone bowling alley. Members of the Alabama State University bowling team and head coach Andrew Chatmon provided tips to improve students’ skills. Professional bowler Michael Williams II also was on hand to demonstrate his bowling mastery and offer the students life lessons. Williams was the 2013 Professional Bowling Champion for the Professional Bowling Association (PBA).
The Dream Marches On-50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March
2014 School Visits
Superintendent Margaret Allen has so much fun seeing students during her school visits!