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Gulf Shores citizens petition city to start its own school syste – FOX10 News | WALA

July 27, 2017

A Gulf Shores citizens group is pushing the city to consider establishing its own school system.  Supporters filled the council chambers Monday night, July 24, 2017 when a petition with more than 200 signatures was presented in support of the effort.

The Island Education Task Force is a newly formed group of citizens concerned with the direction its schools are headed under county control.  They not only showed up in force Monday night to deliver their message, but brought a big check with to get the ball rolling.

via Gulf Shores citizens petition city to start its own school syste – FOX10 News | WALA.

‘Perfect time?’ Matt Blake takes over at Gulf Shores two weeks before practice starts – al.com

July 27, 2017

Matt Blake officially started his new job as Gulf Shores’ head football coach on Monday. The Dolphins – and the rest of the teams in the Alabama High School Athletic Association – officially open practice Aug. 7.

Bad timing? Don’t tell Blake that.

“I realize from the outside that the timing may look like a challenge, but I see it as an opportunity,” he said Wednesday at the 2017 Baldwin County Media Day. “This team has been through a lot of changes, but I think I bring some stability.

via ‘Perfect time?’ Matt Blake takes over at Gulf Shores two weeks before practice starts – al.com.

Gulf Shores latest in Alabama to look at city-county school split | AL.com

July 25, 2017

Gulf Shores is the latest Alabama city eyeing a study for a city school system, and the City Council appears poised to endorse a move to kick start the process.

The coastal city has examined a potential separation from the Baldwin County School System before. But what is different this time, proponent say, is that residents are prepared to pony up some of their own money to make a study happen.

via Gulf Shores latest in Alabama to look at city-county school split | AL.com.

Task force pitches Gulf Shores city school system | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

July 25, 2017

The citizens of Gulf Shores want more from their education system, and Monday night they came out in droves to tell their city council just that.

Kevin Corcoran, spokesperson for the Island Education Task Force, presented the desire for a city school system feasibility study to Mayor Robert Craft and council with a standing room only crowd behind him.

He said the Baldwin County Board of Education BCBE had repeatedly revised it’s numbers for projected growth in the Gulf Shores feeder pattern, having the school actually lose numbers over ten years.

via Task force pitches Gulf Shores city school system | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Spanish Fort assistant Matt Blake returning to Gulf Shores as head coach/AD – al.com

July 21, 2017

Matt Blake has experienced plenty of success in his life.

He helped Robert E. Lee and legendary coach Spence McCracken win a state championship in 1992. He played for Gene Stallings and Mike DuBose at Alabama. He was an assistant head coach at Spanish Fort during the Toros’ most recent title run in 2015.

Now he hopes to bring some of that success to Gulf Shores.

via Spanish Fort assistant Matt Blake returning to Gulf Shores as head coach/AD – al.com.

Baldwin schools unveil details of massive building plan to cheers and questions: What about us? | AL.com

July 20, 2017

The last time that a new public school opened in Alabama’s fastest-growing county was three superintendents ago.

The year was 2009, the superintendent was Faron Hollinger, and Baldwin County was happily welcoming two schools in Fairhope and Foley.

via Baldwin schools unveil details of massive building plan to cheers and questions: What about us? | AL.com.

OB’s Sea, Sand & Stars Exploreum open to visitors ‘til July 27 – Mullet Wrapper

July 19, 2017

The Steven W. Baker Sea, Sand, & Stars Science and Nature Center at Orange Beach Elementary School will be open to the public with a rotating schedule that includes guided tours, hands-on presentations and IMAX type movies in the planetarium Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. through July 27.

via OB’s Sea, Sand & Stars Exploreum open to visitors ‘til July 27 – Mullet Wrapper.

$60-Million capital construction plan for Baldwin Schools unveil – FOX10 News | WALA

July 19, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) -

The Baldwin County School Board got its first look Tuesday night at a $60-million construction project to address growth.

It’s part of the Pay as You Go Program and will take place with no new taxes.  The proposal includes 7 different projects, including two new schools. It would add 330,0000 square feet making room for an additional additional 4,300 students.

via $60-Million capital construction plan for Baldwin Schools unveil – FOX10 News | WALA.

Garrett Mayo, Foley slip past rival Fairhope to win Foley 7-on-7 Showdown – al.com

July 17, 2017

Host Foley went just 3-2 on Day 1 of the 2017 Foley 7-on-7 Showdown and lost an early game to Baldwin County rival Fairhope on Saturday morning.

However, the resilient Lions got it together later in the day.

Foley beat Pine Forest (Fla.) 26-21 in the semifinals and then knocked off the Pirates 18-14 in a rematch for the championship.

via Garrett Mayo, Foley slip past rival Fairhope to win Foley 7-on-7 Showdown – al.com.

Spanish Fort student speaks out on formal complaint | WPMI

July 13, 2017

Spanish Fort, Ala. (WPMI) — Alleged bias and discrimination at our local schools. One Spanish Fort High School student makes those allegations in an official complaint she and several other students have filed with School Superintendent Eddie Tyler.

The letter first sent to Tyler and then posted on Facebook 24 hours ago has sparked reaction. A bold move for 17-year-old high school senior, Julia Coccaro.

via Spanish Fort student speaks out on formal complaint | WPMI.

School building plan compromise big step towards new Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI

July 12, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A big step was taken today bring new schools to Baldwin County. It’s all part of a compromise plan to borrow money against projected penny sales tax revenue.

County Commissioners and School Superintendent Eddie Tyler agreed to a compromise that caps borrowing

via School building plan compromise big step towards new Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI.

Proposed plan allows the BCSS to build new schools. – FOX10 News | WALA

July 12, 2017

Baldwin County Commissioner Tucker Dorsey says the Baldwin County Public School System has not built a new school since 2009, while student enrollment has grown significantly. To alleviate school overcrowding, the Baldwin County Commission says it’s moving forward with plans to pay for new school construction over the next four years.

via Proposed plan allows the BCSS to build new schools. – FOX10 News | WALA.

Daphne hires former Major League coach Mike Goff to lead baseball program – al.com

June 19, 2017

Daphne athletic director Kenny King wanted to hire a baseball coach that showed the school’s commitment to that program.

Mission accomplished.

The Trojans announced Friday night they had hired Mobile native Mike Goff, who has spent time on the coaching staffs of several Major League Baseball teams.

Goff, 54, replaces Owen Davis, who was released earlier this year.

via Daphne hires former Major League coach Mike Goff to lead baseball program – al.com.

Baldwin County Public Schools class of 2017 earns record amount of scholarships | WPMI

May 25, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The 2017 graduating class of the Baldwin County School System has earned $80,087,799 in scholarship dollars.

This scholarship total is an increase of $9,877,606 from last year’s graduating class. The 2016 graduating class earned a staggering $70,210,193.

via Baldwin County Public Schools class of 2017 earns record amount of scholarships | WPMI.

University demands Spanish Fort High School stop using Toros log – FOX10 News | WALA

May 25, 2017

FOX10 News has learned that Spanish Fort High school has come under fire from the University of South Florida.  The controversy is about a logo that both schools use.  The university sent a cease and desist letter to Spanish Fort last fall demanding they stop using their popular Toro horns logo.

All Spanish Fort schools as well as the city’s youth sports organization used the Toro “Bull” logo in some fashion.  Last fall, the University of South Florida’s legal counsel sent a firm warning to stop using the logo saying that it is confusingly similar to theirs.  In that letter it says…

via University demands Spanish Fort High School stop using Toros log – FOX10 News | WALA.

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