Muscle Shoals City Schools

April 4, 2022

School Spotlight: Webster Elementary

Webster Elementary - Highlight Video

Jeffreys Wins Organization's Highest Award

Community Education Director Monica Jeffreys won the state's highest award in her field, The Charles Stewart Mott Award, in memory of the person who started community education in Flint, Michigan in the 1930's.

Charles Stewart Mott, who once stated "Let us be known by our deeds," left a legacy far greater than the General Motors Corporation he helped found. The Mott Foundation continues to this day to be a national and international leader in promoting democratic ideals, which include community education, grass-roots citizen participation, and global awareness of man and his close relationship to the good earth.

Alabama Afterschool Community Network recognizes through an engraved plaque, outstanding contributions to the overall purpose of the organization and to the furtherance of community education.

Garrett Promoted to Assistant Principal

School counselor Robyn Garrett will transition into a new administrative role this summer. At Thursday's meeting, the BOE approved her transfer to MSHS assistant principal effective June 1. She replaces Kelli Nichols who is set to become the district's next assistant superintendent.

Mrs. Garrett is a former English Language Arts teacher at Muscle Shoals Middle School. She began her counseling career at MSMS before moving to the high school in 2014. She is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Samford University.

Her primary area of responsibility will be curriculum, instruction, and professional development. Congratulations, Mrs. Garrett!

Re-Enrollment for 2023-2024 is now underway!

Please enroll your child now for the 2022-2023 school year. The enrollment email for returning students was sent out on Monday, March 28 with the subject line: "Important: Muscle Shoals City Schools Returning Student Registration". We encourage you to enroll your child as soon as possible. Thank you!

March Meeting of the Board of Education

Board Meeting - March 2022

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 meeting.

Chief Reck, Asst. D.A. Hulsey, Det. Terry, and Dir. Burns join MSCS Admin Meeting on March 30

A big thank you to Chief Reck, Det. Terry, Curtis Burns with the Drug Task Force, and Angela Hulsey with the DA’s office for coming to our administrator meeting on March 30 to present to our admin team on the challenges we face as school leaders and police officers with drugs that are often marketed toward kids (see pics of drugs recently confiscated from the streets). As always, we take the health and safety of our children very seriously and work hard to stay ahead of this deadly game. It takes all of us working together to make a difference. We are discussing a community education event similar to ones we have in the past for the near future.
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Another Successful Year for the McBride Mile!

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The Little Mermaid Jr. was a hit!

The Little Mermaid Jr., presented by the McBride Elementary/MS Middle School Performing Arts students, was outstanding. Congrulations to Director Peter Wilder and the student performers for successfully taking our choral/drama department to #TheNextLevel.

iMpulse Show Choir Takes Home Gold

At the BOE meeting Thursday night, Superintendent Holden congratulated Mrs. Bradford and the iMpulse show choir for their outstanding performance in Orlando, Florida, over spring break. They not only took home a 1st place Gold Award, but they received the adjudicator’s choice award for having a score of 95 or better (the only show choir to do so).

All Superior Ratings at MPA

The annual Music Performance Assessments (MPA) for the band program were held earlier this month. All three bands - the 7th/8th grade, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble received superior ratings. Congratulations to those students, as well as, directors David Waters, Jessica Hood, and Daniel Seay. Great job!

O'Bryant Hired as Assistant Band Director

The BOE on Thursday hired Zackary O'Bryant to be assistant band director at Muscle Shoals High School effective June 1. Mr. O'Bryant replaces Jessica Hood who will become the head band director in May.

He is a graduate of the University of North Alabama and has worked most recently in Alexander City Schools. He's also worked in Sheffield City and for the Shoals Symphony at UNA. He is a former member of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. O'Bryant is no stranger to the Trojan band program, as he completed his student-teaching experience in Muscle Shoals and has previously worked as a contract instructor for the Muscle Shoals band. Welcome, Mr. O'Bryant!
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Webster Elementary pep rally rocks the schoolhouse

By Lisa Singleton-Rickman with the TimesDaily

MUSCLE SHOALS — Webster Elementary's school teachers and administrators felt a little fun was in order on Friday ahead of this week's Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) testing.

To cap off a weeklong study of Muscle Shoals music, the school rocked out at a "KISS ACAP Goodbye" pep rally.

Students were treated to a concert featuring the Focus Four rock band of Muscle Shoals High School — Conner Simmons, Caleb Fuller, Kaleb Herrmann and Aaron Boatwright.

Principal Jason Simmons, dressed as KISS bassist/lead singer Gene Simmons, told the group to buckle up and prepare for great performances on the ACAP test that "you've prepared for all year."

To read the full article, click here.

McBride's 3rd nine weeks Student Success Pep Rally on March 18 was so much fun!

We had another coat ceremony where we honored the following students for going above and beyond to be kind to others:

Jameson Beal (3rd grade)

Bentley Herston (4th grade)

Judson Morris (5th grade)

Thanks to Dr. Holden for being McBride's guest speaker to motivate our students before ACAP testing.

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Enrichment Camp - - More Info Coming Soon...

Enrichment Camp 22

BOE Approves 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

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Muscle Shoals Performing Arts Presents “Space Between” featuring Kathleen Cantrell and Lola Crowden

Trojan Track
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Next Regular Monthly Meeting

April 25, 2022
5:30 p.m. Work Session with Meeting to follow

Board Auditorium

3200 S. Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals

Meeting Schedule

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