This Just In

This Just In…is a weekly publication of the MPS Communication Office. Events are submitted to the Communication Office by schools and are subject to change. Media are advised to confirm the date and time of an event and must call the Communication Office at (334) 223-6848 or 223-6873 for authorization to visit a school or photograph and interview students or staff.

THIS JUST IN… Sept. 25-29, 2017

The Montgomery Education Foundation and Montgomery Public Schools will have a We C.A.N. Network Night after the 5 p.m. board meeting Thursday, Sept. 28, at Park Crossing High. Network Night brings together Montgomery residents to share their expectations, concerns and resources with school leaders and neighborhood leadership. Neighborhood and school leaders will also share their goals, challenges, progress and needs to create the most successful outcomes for our children.

Kudos to the staff of the Sidney Lanier High student newspaper, The Blue and White. The newspaper won the Hallmark Award for best student publication and three other first-place awards at Troy University’s J-Day media workshop and competition. This is the second straight year that the newspaper has won the top award at J-Day. The other awards were Best Writing Quality, Best Newspaper Coverage and Best Layout and Design. More than 500 students from 27 public and private high schools took part in J-Day. The stories the staff submitted for the contest included an article on the high cost of student parking decals and one about questions surrounding a U.S. Supreme Court decision on transgender bathrooms in schools. Second-year students on The Blue and White staff are Kamryn Young, Andre Lamonte, Ebony Allen, Jamarious Fulks, Emko Pash, and KenShaun Gipson.

Monday, Sept. 25

Forest Avenue Elementary will have its Book Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day this week. This annual event is a big fundraiser for the school.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Pintlala Elementary fifth-graders will present models of totem poles in social studies class. The students have been learning about how totem poles were representations of Native American families.

Dozier Elementary students and their parents will get active as they take part in the new Take Your Parent to PE initiative. Active Schools, a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education, is sponsoring Take Your Parent to PE Week Sept. 25 to 29.

Forest Avenue Elementary fourth-graders will learn about this city’s rich history as they take a tour of Montgomery from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. They will visit the numerous historic sites around the city in preparation for their Alabama History Portfolio.

Friday, Sept. 29

Bear Exploration Center fourth-graders will learn about the U.S. space program courtesy of neighborhood leader and school volunteer Charlie Colvin.