Muscle Shoals City Schools
April 16, 2021
Spotlight on McBride Elementary School
Board of Education Meetings and Minutes Available on Website
April Meeting of the Board of Education
MSCS Begins Putting Academic Recovery Plan in Place for 2021-2022
Our local adminisitrative team and Board of Education has elected to pour 90% of these funds into unfinished learning supports, i.e. to have maximum impact in the classrooms on teaching and learning. The funds will be heavily invested in interventionists at all levels, summer learning, enrichment for English Learners, math and reading coaches, Instructional Partners, transition classes, STEM at the 1st and 2nd grade levels, computer upgrades at MSMS, ACT prep at the high school, mental health supports, and school nurses. Additionally, we will invest in a progress monitoring system to ensure that we are getting the most return on the investment in these federal dollars.
MSCS Staff Assuming Academic Recovery Plan Roles in 2021-2022
- Teresa Patterson from teacher at Webster to interventionist at Howell Graves
- Cassie McConnell to become full-time reading coach at Highland Park
- Lindsey Wallace to become full-time reading coach at Webster
- Tonya Moore to continue as interventionist at Webster
- Kelly Morrow to provide STEM Enrichment at Highland Park/Webster
- Katie Hagle from teacher at McBride to math coach at McBride
- Tonya Newton from teacher at McBride to math interventionist at McBride
- Shannon Nettles to continue as full-time interventionist at McBride
- Latonia Morris from teacher at Highland Park to Interventionist/ELA Teacher at MSMS
- Catrina Smith from teacher at McBride to Instructional Partner at MSMS/MSHS
Those assuming interventionists roles are joining other intervention teachers already in place at these schools.
A Mindful Moment
Mindful Moment for the One
To the one under a tremendous workload, you are capable.
To the one trying to keep up, you are successful.
To the one coming in early or staying late, you are valued.
To the one going above and beyond, you are inspiring.
To the one who is exhausted, you are resilient.
To the one who feels unnoticed, you are known.
To the one aiming for perfection, you are enough.
To the one who is lost, you have a purpose.
To the one at Muscle Shoals, you are making a difference.
Laci Lake, Mental Health Services Coordinator
The superintendent invited the Board to the MSHS Coronation set for Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the Stratford Auditorium.
Coronation Court: Kaitlyn Berry, Emma Cobb, Saylor Collum, Mallie Dover, Mallie Hester, Suzanne Marsh, Lauren McBrayer, Sara Puckett, Rebecca Schafer, Lauren Vance, Carter Arnold, Garyson Campbell, Clay Davis, Aiden Gay, Sam Jacobs, Sawyer Mackey, Clay McGuire, Clay Pittman, Conner Reed, and Sam South
Student Achievement Recognitions:
Sara Puckett, the 6A Girls Player of the Year and the Times Daily 4A-7A Player of the Year. Congratulations, Sara!
Ryann Moore, 2nd Place in the Shoals Spark Competition
Work-Based Learning Totals for the Year
- Work Hours Earned 13,023
- Wages Earned $109,019
- Total Economic Impact $763,133
- Work Based Learning Student of the Month is Morgan Calvert
MSCS Retirement Tea
- Wednesday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. at MSCA
- Thursday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at JFM Stadium
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