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This Just In…is a weekly publication of the MPS Communication Office. Events are submitted to the Communication Office by schools and are subject to change. Media are advised to confirm the date and time of an event and must call the Communication Office at (334) 223-6848 or 223-6873 for authorization to visit a school or photograph and interview students or staff.

THIS JUST IN… Feb. 19-24, 2018

Brewbaker Technology Magnet High will have a high-flying Black History Month as students focus on African Americans who have contributed to the field of aeronautics. The theme of the month is Soaring to New Heights with Black History -- Honoring the Pioneers of the Past As We Prepare for Our Future. The school will incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to allow all disciplines to take part in the schoolwide celebration. Activities will include a door-decorating contest, a field trip to see the play “Fly” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Black History Fact of the Day, a trivia contest and a soul food luncheon.

Forest Avenue Academic Magnet fourth-graders will have a fundraiser for Heart Heroes Inc. The mission of Heart Heroes is to support children and families affected by congenital heart defects through the distribution of superhero capes, programs to offer help and funding for research. The fundraiser will run through Friday, Feb. 23. That day, students and faculty will red to show their support for the American Heart Association and Heart Heroes.

Schools and offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day. Tuesday, Feb. 20, will be a professional development day, and students will return to school Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Goodwyn Middle will hold a parent and teacher conference from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Park Crossing High Thunderbird Theatre students will have the chance to take part in a workshop with Regan McClung, vice-chair of the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s University Division. The workshop will be on auditions, scholarship applications and competitions.

Morningview Elementary third- through fifth-graders will begin competing in the Matific Math Games, an online math contest. The goal is to improve students’ confidence and math skills. The Matific Math Games will conclude Feb. 28.

Garrett Elementary kindergartners will take a field trip to see Stephen Fite at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Bear Exploration Center students and parents will explore the world of science with the school’s annual Science Night. They will have the chance to take part in fun learning activities and experiments. There will be 18 activities offered in four sessions.

Friday, Feb. 23

Sidney Lanier High will have a PBIS Day Party starting at 2:15 p.m. for students who have shown improved behavior, grades and attendance. The guest will be Bill Gill, chief photographer for WAKA-TV.  Parents are encouraged to attend, and students will receive certificates and refreshments.

The Garrett Elementary club known as BIG, or Boys Into Gentleman, will be selling popcorn and pickles.

Saturday, Feb. 24

E.D. Nixon Elementary will hold a student talent show at 1 p.m.