Muscle Shoals City Schools

January 22, 2021

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

School Spotlight on Howell Graves Preschool

Governor Kay Ivey Extends Mask Mandate for Six More Weeks

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced Alabama’s mask order has been extended.

The order, which requires people to wear a facial covering when within 6 feet of someone else, has been extended to March 5 at 5 p.m.

Masks are also required in schools and colleges for employees and students in second grade and above.

To read more of this article, click here.

Questions about COVID-19, check out the MSCS website

You can find updated information related to COVID-19 and our school protocols on the Muscle Shoals City Schools Website.

Health Services

Isolation and Quarantine
K-12 Dashboard ADPH

Quenethia Lipscomb hired as secretary/bookkeeper at MSMS

On Thursday, the Muscle Shoals Board of Education approved the hiring of Quenethia Lipscomb as the secretary/bookkeeper at Muscle Shoals Middle School. Her previous work experience includes serving as the office secretary at R.A. Hubbard and as an auxilliary pre-K teacher at Leighton Elementary. She is currently working as the secretary/bookkeeper at G.W. Trenholm in the Tuscumbia City Schools. Lipscomb replaces Melanie Grinnell who transferred to work in accounting at the central office.

Community Ed to receive $64,500 in grants

Congratulations to Director Monica Jeffreys and our Community Education Program for being awarded Dependent Care Development Grants in the amount of $64,500. Highland Park, Howell Graves, Muscle Shoals Middle, and Webster will all receive $16,125 toward their extended day programs.

MSCS January 2021 Board Meeting

At this month's meeting, the Board of Education honored the 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year:

Howell Graves Preschool................Stephanie Johnson
Highland Park Elementary................Cassie McConnell
Webster Elementary..............................Paige Alldredge
McBride Elementary......................................Terri Goins
Muscle Shoals Middle School..............Christina Porter
Muscle Shoals Career Academy............Sherrie Perkins

Muscle Shoals High School.......................Holly Brooks

Overall Elementary Teacher of the Year: Cassie McConnell
Overall Secondary Teacher of the Year: Holly Brooks

Mrs. McConnell and Mrs. Brooks will represent Muscle Shoals City Schools in the Alabama State Teacher of the Year process.

MSCS Board Meeting January 21st, 2021

Board of Education Meetings and Minutes Available on Website

Go to this link anytime to view past meetings of the Muscle Shoals Board of Education or to read the minutes of each work session and meeting.

January is "School Board Appreciation Month"

During the most complicated school year in history, let's take a moment to say thank you to our school board for their extraordinary service! They are every day citizens doing extraordinary work to launch students to success. #SchoolBoardMonth
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Muscle Shoals School Board Members:
Dr. Jamie Stoddard, Mr. Clayton Wood, Dr. Marilyn Davis,
Dr. Celia Rudolph, and Mr. Farrell Southern

Governor Ivey Extends Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Program into 2021

Gov. Kay Ivey announced earlier this month that she has extended the successful Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program into 2021 thanks to a provision in the latest COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress and signed by former President Donald Trump on Dec. 27. To read the full story, click here.

For more information on the Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students program, click here.

Support your school district by supporting the Muscle Shoals Education Foundation's 1958 fund by donating $19.58

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ADPH COVID19 K-12 Schools Dashboard

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) launched its K-12 School Dashboard just a few weeks ago. On this site, parents can see the number of COVID19 cases in their school district on a weekly basis. Also, you can always checkout the MSCS website for updated information related to your child's health and COVID19.
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