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… Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Schools will be closed Nov. 20-24. District offices will be open Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21, but will be closed the rest of the week. Here’s hoping you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Here’s a preview of what’s happening the week after Thanksgiving.

Park Crossing High’s Thunderbird Theatre will send five students to the State Trumbauer  Theatre Competition on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2. These are students who received superior scores at district competition in November and were advanced to compete against more than 140 high schools across Alabama. The advancing students are Cason Williams and Windy Wingard in Duet Musical Theatre, Raven Johnson in Dramatic Monologue, Jaylon Washington in Comedic Monologue, and Christina Comacho in Costume Design.

Monday, Nov. 27

Members of the Park Crossing High Science Olympiad team will meet at 3 p.m. to prepare for the upcoming competitions next semester.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet will have a choral concert at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Garrett Elementary students will dress in school-appropriate athletic gear for Wellness Wednesday.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Park Crossing High students in Emily Lewis’ creative writing class have been taking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which will culminate on this day. NaNoWriMo is a month-long challenge for kids and adults all over the world to complete a full-length original novel in just 30 days. Topics range from murder mysteries and zombie apocalypses to romantic comedies and high school tribulations. As of Dec. 1, every teen from the class will have written over 15,000 words and have made the world one book richer.

Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet will have piano recitals at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 1

The Floyd Middle Magnet Spanish Club will travel to the AMC Festival Plaza 16 movie theater to see “Coco.” The movie tells the story of a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel, who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery, which leads to an extraordinary family reunion.

Park Crossing High will hold Spirit Friday, where students can wear a PCHS shirt with uniform pants as long as they have no discipline referrals, no bus referrals for the week and no tardiness to class for the week.