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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… April 23-27, 2018

Make sure to stop by the Montgomery Visitor Center at 300 Water St. for Booker T. Washington Magnet High’s Visual Arts and Photography Showcase. The exhibit opened Thursday, April 19, and will be there until April 30. This showcase happens to coincide with the April 26-27 Grand Opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which is expected to bring a large number of visitors to the city.

Vaughn Road Elementary is finishing the year strong by using reteaching to lay the foundation for student mastery of reading and math in the 2018-2019 school year. For the rest of the year, teachers are tracking which standards students are having the most trouble with. They will develop strategies to reach students who are struggling the most. The teachers who are seeing the highest level of mastery will submit plans, and those plans will serve as the basis for reshaping lessons.

Kudos to the 13 Brewbaker Technology Magnet High students who attended the 39th Annual Alabama Technology Student Association Conference for making MPS proud. Notable distinctions included Isabella Elego being named Alabama TSA Student of the Year. Josie Billups was elected Alabama TSA State Secretary, Lee Turner was elected Alabama TSA State Treasurer, John Jo was elected Alabama TSA State Reporter, and Seth Deloney was elected Alabama TSA State Sargent at Arms. Collin Lawlor and Elijah Weston placed second in VEX Robotics, and William Lawlor and Jordan Robinson placed third. Robotics students Will Percival and William Sumlin placed second in system controls. Lee won first-place in the state t-shirt design contest and fourth in the pin design contest. Isabella placed sixth in the creed contest, and Josie place sixth in dragster design.

Kudos to the Park Crossing High Math Team for finishing fourth out of 22 schools at the Alabama Statewide Mathematics Contest in Birmingham.

Kudos to Brewbaker Middle students Brianna Mack, KelDaijah Hrobowski, Kayla Hatten and Jessica Rubio for earning six superior ratings and two excellent ratings Alabama Conference of Theatre's Youth Theatre Festival.

Monday, April 23

MPACT students in Building Science, Electrical, Fire Science, and Public Safety will be competing in the Alabama State SkillsUSA Competition April 23 to 25 in Birmingham.

Jeff Davis High will have a Distinguished Young Women interest meeting in the library for current juniors at 10:45 a.m.

Park Crossing High will have its cheerleader tryouts for the 2018-2019 school year at 4 p.m. in the gym.

Pintlala Elementary students in pre-K through second grade will welcome Deputy Dave and other sheriff’s deputies in the school library at 9 a.m. to learn about ways for kids to keep safe.

Tuesday, April 24

MPACT Building Science, HVAC, and Electrical students will visit construction sites of Bradley Heating and Plumbing and Thomas Construction on April 24 and 25.  This opportunity allows students in these programs to see first hand the jobs that are available for them upon graduation.

Wilson Elementary language units will be expanding their nutrition unit with a trip to the Farmer’s Market.  The students will be encouraged to participate, answer questions and identify foods while sorting them into the categories of food groups.

Jeff Davis High will hold a Feeder School Symposium for incoming freshmen in the gym at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25

Park Crossing High will celebrate its seniors with a trip on the Harriett II Riverboat.

Bear Exploration Center fourth-graders will take a field trip to Sloss Furnace in Birmingham.

Morningview Elementary knows how important its secretaries are to keeping the school running, so they will celebrate Mrs. Guice-Jones and Mrs. Dudley on Secretaries Day.

Thursday, April 26

Park Crossing High will have its Senior Breakfast at the RSA Activity Center.

Bear Exploration Center kindergartners will perform their musical " When I Grow Up" for the other students in the school.

Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet will have a Dance Concert at 7 p.m.

Jeff Davis High will have two motivational speakers in the main gym for students in grades nine through 12.

Macmillan International Academy will hold its Family Picnic and Beach Party Day. This is a family event that will allow parents and students to spend time together.

Friday, April 27

Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet will have its Spring Festival from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bear Exploration Center kindergartners will perform their musical "When I Grow Up" for their parents and guests.