Thursday, February 11, 2016

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MPS schools are commemorating February as Black History Month. Click HERE for a list of activities happening in schools. 

MPS 2016-2017 Magnet School Applications Are Now Available

Applications are now available for the 2016-2017 magnet application period. Click HERE to download applications, transcript request forms, and additional information.

* For LAMP applicants only: The zip code in the address for Loveless on the High School magnet application has been updated to reflect its Hall Street address. LAMP applicants should mail their applications to 215 Hall Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.  (Posted on 1/26/2016)

2016-2017 Calendar

You can review the new 2016-2017 school calendar by clicking here.

Brew Tech robotics teams bring home more awards

Another competition has led to more awards for Brewbaker Technology Magnet High VEX Robotics students. The latest was a Nothing but Net event at Oak Mountain Middle School on Nov. 14 during which Brew Tech teams won three awards. The team of Juyeon Han, Seokhee Han and Ben Sellers won one of three Tournament Champion awards and qualified to compete in the state championship. The team of Ahmed Diab and Eddie Simmons won the Judges Award. The team of Ravi Patel, Max Hibbard, Jordan Robinson and William Mijangos won the Design Award and also qualified to compete for the state title. Teams from the school have now won 10 awards at three competitions this school year, and six Brew Tech teams have qualified to compete in the State VEX Robotics Championship on March 5 at Jacksonville State University.

At White Plains High School on Nov. 7, 31 Brew Tech students brought 11 robots to compete against 14 other robots from around the state. The team consisting of Landon Thompson, Elijah Weston and Leo Hall won one of three Tournament Champion Awards and has qualified for the State VEX Robotics Championship. The team of Ahmed Diab, Dustin Smith and Garrett Gardner won the Judges Award and Sportsmanship Award, and the team of Ravi Patel, Max Hibbard, Jordan Robinson and William Mijangos won the Programming Skills Award. The other students that will travel to Jacksonville State are William Sumlin, Will Percival, Andrew Parker, Trevor Taylor, John Mulligan, Michael Sippial, Zion Park, Chandler Bise, Brittany Rushton, Dalton Green and Minseo Kim.

Bear Exploration Center named National Blue Ribbon School

Bear Exploration Center is one of only 285 public schools in the nation to be named a 2015 Blue Ribbon School. Bear is one of five Alabama schools to receive the honor this year. It was designated an Exemplary High Performing School, which means it was one of the state’s highest performing schools based on state and national assessments. The U.S. Department of Education chooses the Blue Ribbon Schools each year based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps. 

 You can watch Superintendent Margaret Allen's welcome back message to teachers by clicking here.



MPS "Be There" Parental Involvement Campaign: There are lots of ways a parent can become more involved in their child's education. Click HERE for some suggestions.


 Montgomery Public Schools Backpack Food Partnership

MPS is inviting those interested in helping students who have been identified to be at risk for food insufficiency through its Backpack Food Partnership. We know that many families take advantage of MPS' no cost breakfast and lunch programs, but it is also very likely that some children go hungry over the weekend and during extended school breaks because there is little to eat at home. For more information about becoming a partner or to learn how you can help, click HERE.


  MPS Offers No Cost Breakfast and Lunch Meals for Students

Montgomery Public Schools' Child Nutrition Program is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act for the 2015-2016 school year, which means all MPS students can receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. One breakfast and one lunch meal will be served to all students at no charge regardless of the eligibility status. Additional student meals will be charged the normal price of $1.00 for student breakfast, $1.75 for elementary student lunch, and $2.00 for middle and high school student lunch. A la carte item prices will also remain the same. Faculty meals will remain $1.75 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch. Adult visitor meals will remain $2.50 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch.  


 Algebra Matters!

Algebra I is the first in a series of higher level mathematics courses. Studies have shown that students who take Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional high-level mathematics course, are much more likely to do well in college mathematics. However, Algebra I is not just for the college-bound student! Research has identified that mathematics skills required to work as an electrician, plumber, or upholsterer were comparable to those needed to succeed in college.

Algebra I is, in short, the gateway to success! As a result, Montgomery Public Schools would like to share with you resources that your child will find beneficial for preparing him/her to be successful in Algebra I during the 2015 - 2016 school year. The resources provided are engaging, interactive, student-centered and FREE!

Click Here for a quick pre-algebra refresher that will help you get ready for Algebra 1. You can even print the workbook or individual lessons.

Click here for more educational links including algebra.

BTW Teacher Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Foster Dickson, a creative writing/English teacher at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School has been awarded an $800 grant from the National Artist Teacher Fellowship’s Community Legacy Project. The National Artist Teacher Fellowship (NATF) program supports the artistic revitalization of arts teachers, offering them the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional artists and stay current with new practices. Click HERE  to find out more.


MPS Awarded $78,000 Grant from DISCOVER Card/International Academy of Science to Assist Students with Disabilities

Discover Card and the International Academy of Science have awarded Montgomery Public Schools more than $78,000 to fund a program to help high school students with disabilities transition to independent living. The funds will be used to provide computer based training for disabled students to help them master personal financial skills.  Click HERE to learn more.


BTW Magnet High and Bear Exploration Center Schools Named Among Top Schools in the State By CLAS 

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School and Bear Exploration Center have been selected as 2014-2015 CLAS Banner Schools by the Council of Leaders of Alabama Schools.  The award recognizes schools or programs that serve as outstanding educational models for schools in Alabama. Of the 152 public schools that were nominated for this award, only 15 public schools received the distinction. Click HERE to find out more. 


Four MPS Schools Named Among America's Best!

US News and World Report annually ranks more than 19,000 high schools in the United States. FOUR Montgomery Public Schools were recognized as among the best of the best. Three were ranked in the top five high schools in the state of Alabama. Loveless Academic Magnet School was ranked as the best high school in Alabama, the 18th best high school in America overall and the seventh best magnet high school in the country. Booker T. Washington Magnet High School is ranked the third best in Alabama, 477th nationally and recognized as a Gold Medal High School. Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School is ranked as the fifth best in the state and was awarded Silver Medal Status nationally. And Carver Senior High School was awarded a Bronze Medal nationally. Over 31,000 high schools were analyzed for this report. Five hundred were awarded gold medals, 1,519 were given silver and 2,688 were awarded bronze. Schools ranked as bronze or above represent the top 15% of high schools. Medals were based on a school’s performance on state tests and how well they prepare students for college. For more information on the rankings, visit

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STI Home

The INow Parent Portal (STI HOME) is available to any parent. This tool allows parents to view information on their child's progress, grades, attendance, etc.

To ensure the security of the information, parents must obtain a password from their child's school in person. A state-issued photo ID will be necessary to receive a user name and password.