BAY MINETTE – Baldwin County School officials decided to err on the side of caution and have cancelled classes for Thursday as well.
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Baldwin County Schools cancel Thursday classes, missed days could be forgiven – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: NewsThursday, January 30th, 2014
Terry Wilhite, Director of Communications with the Baldwin County Public Schools told Fox10News they will wait until Monday before making any decisions as to school closings because of the possibility of snow or sleet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Baldwin Public Schools will be open Monday.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WPMI) – Starting Monday the Baldwin County School System will have two more school resource officers patrolling its campuses courtesy of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
These two new positions were funded out of the Sheriff Office budget, which was approved by the County Commission in October, the Sheriff says the department held “a pretty rigorous selection process” to make the assignments.
Orange Beach council questions superintendent’s decision to stop security improvements at elementary campus | AL.comThursday, December 19th, 2013
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — With the one-year anniversary of the Connecticut school shooting massacre approaching last week, council members said they were caught off guard when Superintendent Alan Lee ordered city-funded security upgrades to stop at Orange Beach Elementary.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) – English teacher Andre LePalme was recognized by the group Together Assisting People (TAP) as their first “Teacher of the Year.”
The award was presented by former University of Alabama cornerback Chris Rogers who founded the group.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — A nearly $1 million project to fix the roof at Robertsdale High School began at the beginning of the school year and should be completed in the spring, according to school officials.
The project calls for the placement of a custom metal roof over the existing roof structure and the framing of a sloping roof over the flat roof structure.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – With an exponential increase in the number of laptops in the hands of students, schools in Baldwin County run the risk of increased inappropriate digital behavior. Which is why they’re beefing up digital security.
“The SlateXP program that we’re purchasing will allow us to pick up any instances where students are misusing their computer or accessing the wrong sites or using the wrong kind of language to each other,” Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee said.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Orange Beach Elementary School PTO had its Fall Festival on Friday at the Orange Beach Events Centers. There was food, refreshments and games for the students as well as other fun activities.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – The saying in the world of law and ethics is “let the punishment fit the crime.” But recently, a group of Baldwin County parents claimed the discipline their kids received didn’t quite fit.
“I couldn't believe it. The first thing I thought was jail. A 10-year-old. What did he do so bad to get put in?” Alec Barnett, parent and Baldwin County NAACP president said. He and six other parents filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Mobile claiming Foley Intermediate School and Central Baldwin Middle School had misused their On Campus Suspension (OCS) systems.
October 16, 2013, Gulf Shores, AL (OBA) — Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, according to the Center for Disease Control, and their first year on the road as a new driver is the most dangerous.
To combat this trend, State Farm has launched a “Celebrate My Drive” initiative during National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 18–26 in order to promote safe driving behaviors. State Farm will be awarding $3.25 million in grants to 100 participating high schools and a chance to win a concert by Kelly Clarkson through an online campaign.
Baldwin schools participate in ‘Great American Shakeout’ earthquake exercise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: NewsWednesday, October 16th, 2013
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency and the Baldwin County Board of Education have partnered together for the Great American Shakeout, a nationally recognized earthquake exercise.
FOLEY, Alabama – The Heavenly Sent Learning Center held a party and ribbon-cutting on Monday to celebrate its status as one of the new First Class Pre-K classrooms in Baldwin County.
FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – No one may have been in physical danger Tuesday, October 7, but as Baldwin County Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee noted any type of gun threat should be taken seriously. The threat came from a Foley Elementary School student bringing a toy gun onto a school bus.
“Up until the point that they knew it was a toy gun, we expect the police to respond as if it's a real threat to our children and that way we don't have something where somebody is lackadaisical in responding to something,” Lee said.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – All seven of Baldwin County's high school marching bands gathered in Robertsdale on Tuesday for the annual Baldwin County Public School Band Festival at J.D. Sellers Stadium.
GULF SHORES, AL — Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, according to the Center for Disease Control, and their first year on the road as a new driver is the most dangerous.
To combat this trend, State Farm has launched a “Celebrate My Drive” initiative during National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 18–26 in order to promote safe driving behaviors.
Sixty-five year old David Matchett says his official title at Spanish Fort Elementary is building and grounds manager, but his job is actually keeping 55 women happy.
“I’m just trying to keep all these women happy,” he says. “I guess I’m doing a pretty good job because I’m still here. I love them to death.”
GULF SHORES, AL – Beginning in August, a school resource officer was available to greet students of all grade levels in the Gulf Shores schools.
Gulf Shores Police Department finalized plans this summer to add a school resource officer in the city’s elementary and middle schools. The department has had an officer at Gulf Shores High School since 2006.
Pat Newman provides individualized instruction for kids learning to read – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: FeaturesWednesday, September 11th, 2013
Pat Newman is a teacher, but she’s also a lifelong learner. For her, the two go hand-in-hand.
“I love learning new things,” says Pat, who is a reading coach at Magnolia School during the school year and a traveler, learner, outdoors enthusiast and helper during the summer. “If I’m not learning something, I’m bored.”
I taught Kindergarten in inner-city and lower-income schools in Florida. Gift giving time was practically nonexistent, unlike my friend who taught in private schools in Atlanta.
Strange to present Orange Beach Elementary with Safe Schools Award onMonday – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: NewsSaturday, September 7th, 2013
MONTGOMERY, AL – Attorney General Luther Strange will present Orange Beach Elementary School with the 2013 Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Award of Excellence for State School Board District 1.