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Proposed penny sales tax changes could affect Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI

April 18, 2017

BALADWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Baldwin County is still awaiting a decision from state legislators over proposed changes to the local penny sales tax.

Officials say if it passes, a bill would reallocate funds meant for the school system and put it toward much needed roads and infrastructure in the county.

via Proposed penny sales tax changes could affect Baldwin Co. schools | WPMI.

NASP Winners Headed to National Archery Competition | Outdoor Alabama

April 14, 2017

With the sound of the starting whistle, hundreds of arrows zipped toward their targets at the annual National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Championship held in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, April 7. Since the targets were tallied and the trophies awarded on Friday, 35 youth archery teams qualified to attend the NASP National Championship on May 11-13, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Twenty-nine of those teams and four individual archers have registered to attend the national competition.

via NASP Winners Headed to National Archery Competition | Outdoor Alabama.

Foley High School Archery Team to compete at Alabama National Archery tournament | WPMI

April 14, 2017

Congratulations are in order to the Foley High School Archery team.

The team placed first in their regional tournament and qualified to compete at the Alabama National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament. The tournament will be held on April 7th. The team will compete along with 15,000 other students from around the United States hoping to qualify for a spot at the NASP World Tournament in July.

via Foley High School Archery Team to compete at Alabama National Archery tournament | WPMI.

Auburn University reveals details of veterinary satellite hospital at Gulf Shores – Alabama NewsCenter

April 12, 2017

Auburn University officials have decided to make the rapidly growing Gulf Shores area the location for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s first satellite teaching hospital. Meanwhile, Gulf Shores officials hope AU’s new facility there will be an important part of the city’s efforts to diversify as the 21st century unfolds.

“Baldwin County is the No. 1 growth area in the state,” said Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at AU. “We have a very strong partner in education with the city of Gulf Shores.”

The 24,000-square foot facility that will house other AU programs in addition to the veterinary hospital will cost an estimated $10.5 million. It will be at the corner of Baldwin County Road 8 and the Beach Express in the city’s high-growth area north of the Intracoastal Waterway.

via Auburn University reveals details of veterinary satellite hospital at Gulf Shores – Alabama NewsCenter.

As growth pressures mount, Baldwin school official says they aren’t out to be a ‘threat to anyone’ | AL.com

April 08, 2017

A letter last month from Baldwin County Public Schools to Daphne planning officials was not meant “to be a threat to anyone,” but rather a “cry for help and understanding,” said schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler.

His comments come as some Daphne city officials voice concerns about the school system’s interjection into a development proposal for a 900-home subdivision that would be built out over 15 years on 362 rural acres southeast of the city’s limits.

via As growth pressures mount, Baldwin school official says they aren’t out to be a ‘threat to anyone’ | AL.com.

Gulf Shores student at USA’s burn center released; another still – FOX10 News | WALA

March 27, 2017

Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler has provided an update on the Gulf Shores middle and high school students who were injured in the Fat Tuesday parade accident.

According to Tyler, there were two students who received additional care. The student that was at the University of South Alabama Burn and Wound Care Center receiving skin grafts was released Thursday. He said the student at Sacred Heart in Pensacola continues to recover from additional procedures there.

via Gulf Shores student at USA’s burn center released; another still – FOX10 News | WALA.

Congratulations to Baldwin County Public Schools 2017 Teachers of the Year | WPMI

March 25, 2017

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Superintendent Eddie Tyler and Board of Education President Shannon Cauley announced the Baldwin County Public Schools Teachers of the Year tonight at a special banquet sponsored by the Baldwin County Education Coalition at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear.

The Elementary Teacher of the Year is Beverly Floyd, who is a sixth grade teacher. Sixth grade, an elementary grade in Baldwin County, is taught in Spanish Fort at Spanish Fort Middle School.

via Congratulations to Baldwin County Public Schools 2017 Teachers of the Year | WPMI.

Mega subdivision in Alabama’s fastest growing county draws school system’s ire | AL.com

March 25, 2017

Plans for a new mega-subdivision of over 900 homes built out over 15 years southeast of Daphne drew the ire of neighbors Thursday. They raised complaints about increased traffic, stormwater runoff, declining property values and a lack of police and fire protection.

But arguably the loudest objection came from the leadership of the crowded Baldwin County School System, which cautioned that students in the new Jubilee Farms may have to attend schools in Robertsdale, Fairhope or elsewhere.

via Mega subdivision in Alabama’s fastest growing county draws school system’s ire | AL.com.

Another Spanish Fort High Student Arrested for Terroristic Threats

March 24, 2017

SPANISH FORT, AL (WKRG) — Police have arrested another Spanish Fort High School student for allegedly making threats against the school in Baldwin County.

Spanish Fort Police Chief David Edgar said in a statement that the student was taken into custody for posting a threatening image to social media, “very similar to the one posted by Spanish Fort High School students Sunday”.

via Another Spanish Fort High Student Arrested for Terroristic Threats.

Police arrest four students for threats to Foley Middle, parents shocked | WPMI

March 23, 2017

Four Foley Middle School students are facing charges after being accused of threatening to bring guns on campus to commit a violent act.

The plan was thwarted thanks to a tip to police but the situation left many parents on edge.

What began as a normal day at Foley Middle School on Wednesday turned frightening as four students were arrested for allegedly planning to bring guns onto campus.

via Police arrest four students for threats to Foley Middle, parents shocked | WPMI.

Toy gun used in terroristic threat on social media – FOX10 News | WALA

March 21, 2017

Two 16 year-old Spanish Fort High School students were arrested after police said they made a terroristic threat against the school.  Police said the boys took a picture of one of them holding what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol and posted it on social media warning students not to come to school Monday, March 20, 2017.

Spanish Fort Police began getting numerous phone calls and emails regarding a threat on social media at 2:45 Sunday, March 19, 2017.  A brief investigation led to the arrest of the boys.  Investigators said the boys took a picture of one of them holding a realistic looking handgun, attached a threatening message and posted it to a social media site.

via Toy gun used in terroristic threat on social media – FOX10 News | WALA.

Growing Baldwin Co. schools get donations through BBQ & Blues Cook-Off | WPMI

March 20, 2017

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — – As the county and student population continues to grow, local organizations are using community events like the Barbecue & Blues Cook-Off to support educational programs.

More than a thousand people turned out Saturday at Heritage Park for the sights, sounds and food at the Barbecue & Blues Cook-off in downtown Foley.

via Growing Baldwin Co. schools get donations through BBQ & Blues Cook-Off | WPMI.

BREAKING: Two Spanish Fort High School Students Arrested for Terroristic Threats

March 20, 2017

SPANISH FORT (WKRG) — Police have arrested two Spanish Fort High School students for making threats on social media.

The students are not being identified due to their status as minors, however, News 5 is told they will be charged with terroristic threats. The two juveniles are being held at the Baldwin County Detention Center.

News 5 received a tip on Sunday that threats against the school were circulating on Snapchat.

via BREAKING: Two Spanish Fort High School Students Arrested for Terroristic Threats.

Two Spanish Fort High School students arrested for making terrorist threats | AL.com

March 20, 2017

Two male juvenile Spanish Fort High School students are in custody after making terrorist threats through social media on Sunday March 19 afternoon.Spanish Fort Police Department Chief David Edgar confirmed the incident and said the two students posted a photo to their social media accounts with threatening words.

via Two Spanish Fort High School students arrested for making terrorist threats | AL.com.

Fairhope’s Julie Pierce recognized as Alabama’s National Distinguished Prinicipal | AL.com

March 19, 2017

Fairhope Elementary principal Julie Pierce is Alabama’s National Distinguished Principal for 2017, the Baldwin County School System announced Friday.

She was surprised with the honor during an assembly at the school.

“Mrs. Pierce has put Baldwin County Public Schools in such a great national spotlight,” said Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler. “We are very proud of her and this accomplishment.”

via Fairhope’s Julie Pierce recognized as Alabama’s National Distinguished Prinicipal | AL.com.

Catholic coach Greg Seibert leaving for hometown school

March 17, 2017

Greg Seibert, who took Catholic High’s football team to post-season in 11 of his 12 years and became longest-tenure area prep football coach, is leaving to coach a new high school in his hometown.

Seibert will take up the start-up program at Elberta Alabama High in South Baldwin County, where he grew up and once traveled daily to Catholic where he graduated. He became the Crusaders head football coach in 2005.

via Catholic coach Greg Seibert leaving for hometown school.

Feeder pattern decided for new Elberta High School – FOX10 News | WALA

March 17, 2017

A big round of applause followed as the Baldwin County School Board unanimously voted to combine Elberta and Summerdale schools in the feeder pattern for the new Elberta High School.

”It’s not just going to be an Elberta High School, it’s going to be a Summerdale/Elberta High School and we’re happy for that. The people of our community are all supporting it, and it’s just a good thing,” said Mayor David Wilson, Summerdale.

via Feeder pattern decided for new Elberta High School – FOX10 News | WALA.

Students recognized for helping Gulf Shores parade accident victims | WPMI

March 15, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Three local students are being recognized for their bravery and quick thinking after the tragic accident in Gulf Shores that injured 12 band members.

On a Fat Tuesday meant to be fun and festive, just before the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade, tragedy struck.

via Students recognized for helping Gulf Shores parade accident victims | WPMI.

Some students return to school following Mardi Gras parade crash | WEAR

March 15, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WEAR) — A newly released report details what happened behind the wheel of the February 28 Mardi Gras Parade crash in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Twelve students of the Gulf Shores Marching Band were hospitalized after the vehicle behind them accelerated into their formation. Hannah Diehl, 15, was in the second to last row when she was hit.

via Some students return to school following Mardi Gras parade crash | WEAR.

Orange Beach council looks to lend a hand | The Islander

March 15, 2017

Orange Beach’s city council met last week to discuss its regular agenda, but Mayor Tony Kennon began with an idea to help support students affected by the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade incident.

“With the band tragedy, there were considerable costs, not just the human pull, but the costs of the instruments damaged,” Kennon said. “Would y’all like to contribute to this and pay for all of the instruments that were damaged?”

Several council members responded that there were multiple efforts underway to help pay for instrument costs, including a locally started GoFundMe page, but Kennon explained the reasoning behind his idea.

via Orange Beach council looks to lend a hand | The Islander.

Drunk Parents Not Welcome at Fairhope School Sporting Events

March 15, 2017

A high school principal is crying foul, and it’s the parents, not the players that could be out of the ballpark.

A little baseball, some fans and a warning to parents: Don’t drink if you are going to your kids game.

“We haven’t caught anybody with it,” says principal Jon Cardwell. “We’re hearing things. We had a coach that had to address an issue. It’s just time.

via Drunk Parents Not Welcome at Fairhope School Sporting Events.

Fairhope High parents told not to drink alcohol at school games | AL.com

March 15, 2017

A south Alabama high school principal told parents not to drink before or during school-sponsored games.

Fairhope High School Principal Jon Cardwell said in an emailed statement to parents Tuesday that there have been incidents over the past two weeks of parents consuming alcohol at games or arriving at the events intoxicated. It’s not only a violation of Baldwin County Board of Education’s policy, but it’s also a violation of a city ordinance since all the games are held in City of Fairhope parks, he said.

via Fairhope High parents told not to drink alcohol at school games | AL.com.

Daphne East Elementary to get new classrooms | WPMI

March 14, 2017

DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — In Baldwin County getting rid of portable classrooms has been priority.

All part of the school board’s “Pay As You Go” program.

The latest school to get a new addition is Daphne East Elementary. The School Board broke ground for the new addition. These 14 new classrooms will eliminate 8 portable classrooms.

via Daphne East Elementary to get new classrooms | WPMI.

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