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NEW Beginning with the 2015-2016 School Year John Will Students may wear ORANGE SHIRTS!


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State Department Summer Learning Challenge 2016

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MCPSS 2016 Summer Lunch Schedule 
These locations will be serving FREE lunch this summer!

MCPSS Free Summer Lunch Program Underway



Mobile County Schools Provide Free Summer Lunches

School may be out for the summer, but the Mobile County Public School System’s free lunch program is going strong.

This is the third year the school system has offered free meals for children. From 10:30am-12:30pm, Monday through Thursday, the school system will open cafeterias at schools throughout the county. Children 18 and under can get a free lunch they can eat at the school.

Lunch will be provided  Monday through Thursday (with the exception of Monday, July 4) from 10:30am-12:30pm through July 21 at the following school cafeterias:

  • Evans Special School
  • Bryant High School
  • Baker High School
  • Williamson High School
  • McDavid-Jones Elementary School
  • Whitley Elementary School
  • Davidson High School
  • Fonde Elementary School
  • LeFlore High School
  • Mary G. Montgomery High School
  • BC Rain High School
  • Theodore High School
  • Vigor High School
  • Collins-Rhodes Elementary School
  • Blount High School
  • Burns Middle School

The School System’s Super Food Express Buses will also hand out meals at several other locations through the county. These lunches are also free for children, but they have to be eaten in the cafeteria of the schools. Adults can even buy their own lunch for $3.50

Burroughs Elementary – Meal pick up time is from 10:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.*

  • Free Water Baptist Church – Meal pick up time is from 11:15 a.m. until 11:25 a.m.*
  • Griggs Elementary – Meal pick up time is from 11:45 a.m. until 12:05 p.m.*
  • Meadowlake Elementary – Meal pick up time is from 12:15 p.m. until 12:35 p.m.*

*These times are estimates.
For more information, you can contact the Mobile County Public School System Child Nutrition Program at 221-4374.



Summer feeding program gearing up

Summer feeding for Mobile County Public Schools will begin on Monday June 6, 2016, and continue through Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Meals are provided at no charge for children 18 and under and will be available Monday through Thursday with the exception of Monday, July 4, 2016.   All meals must be eaten on site in the designated areas of the school.

This is the third summer MCPSS has provided children free meals through the summer feeding program.

Children will be able to enjoy a meal at the following sites between 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria:

The following sites will have the Super Food Express stopping to hand out meals. These sites will have the cafeteria open for children to eat their meal after they pick it up. Adult meals are also available for $3.50.

*These times are estimates.

All children picking up meals from the Super Food Express must eat their meal in the cafeteria of that school.

If you have any questions regarding meal sites, please contact the Mobile County Public School System Child Nutrition Program at 221-4374.





We would like to thank our Partner in Education Chill for their generous donation of yogurt for 2 end of the year class parties as prizes for our box tops collection contest. The two classes which collected the most Box Tops were:

Mrs. McKinney PreK and Ms. Hughes grade 4.



 Parents/Guardians CLICK for information on the 2016 Mobile Public Library Program. It is lots of fun and the program is FREE! June 4-July 22, 2016









CLICK DOCUMENT ABOVE FOR A PRINTABLE PDF (This document was also sent home in your child's folder.)



John Will Elementary School 2016 National Elementary Honors Society Induction Ceremony

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Parents, Guardians, Faculty, Staff and Students:

Thank you for supporting the media center for the Scholastic Book Fair. As a school we spent a total of: $2,730.93. Our school library media center earned $1,502.02  in Scholastic Dollars which will be utilized to purchase books, materials and furnishings for our media center which is utilized by the faculty, staff and students. Thank you!

Book Fair Expenditure Contest Results:
The 3 classes which spent the MOST were:
1st place prize-$30-Marshall-$216.28
2nd place prize-$25-Booker-$191.28
3rd place prize-$20-Hughes-$188.28
Thank you to our Partner's in Education for the 44 readers for Dr. Seuss' Birthday! -University of South Alabama CASLCE, Texas Roadhouse, Godfather's Pizza and PMT Publishing. Thank you Dairy Queen for the 100+ Reading Incentive Bookmarks (good for a FREE small Blizzard).
Thank You!


Mobile County Public Schools increases four-year,
on-time graduation rate to 86 percent
MOBILE, AL -- Mobile County Public Schools increased its graduation rate to 86 percent, according to the Alabama Department of Education.
This is the four-year, on-time graduation rate, which means 86 percent of the freshmen who entered high school in 2011 earned a diploma on-time in the spring of 2015.
The 2015 rate, announced Monday, is an increase from 82 percent in 2014; 75 percent in 2013; and 70 percent in 2012. It keeps the district well ahead of a community-wide goal to raise the graduation rate to 80 percent by 2020, and it is higher than the national rate of 82 percent.
“The 86 percent reflects the sincere hard work of the schools and the students,” said Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek. “Certainly this is another exciting benchmark.”
But, Peek added, “We want to keep at the forefront that our ultimate goal is to graduate 90 percent by 2017.” Peek announced that new goal last year.
This cohort includes 3,445 graduates.
Mobile County Public Schools met a significant target this year as all 12 of its high schools have a graduation rate of more than 80 percent. Here is the school-by-school breakdown:
n  Baker, 93 percent
n  B.C. Rain, 91 percent
n  Blount, 81 percent
n  Bryant, 87 percent
n  Citronelle, 91 percent
n  Davidson, 90 percent
n  LeFlore, 86 percent
n  Mary G. Montgomery, 84 percent
n  Murphy, 88 percent
n  Theodore, 84 percent
n  Vigor, 83 percent
n  Williamson, 81 percent
Not only are more students graduating from high school, but they are also graduating college and career ready. According to the Alabama Department of Education, students are considered “college and career ready” if they meet at least one of these six criteria:
n  Benchmark on the ACT
n  Earn college credit through dual enrollment
n  Enlist in the military
n  Pass an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam
n  Benchmark on the ACT WorkKeys
n  Earn an industry-recognized career credential
Representatives from various high schools spoke of the progress Mobile County Public Schools has made in each of these areas during Monday’s announcement.
For example, 1,453 students took 2,715 Advanced Placement exams last year; nearly 1,000 students enrolled in dual-enrollment courses; and students earned 11,062 career credentials. In addition, the Class of 2015 earned $97 million in college scholarships, with one out of every three students receiving at least one offer.
For more information, contact: Rena Philips, Director of Communication, 221-6288.

Parents, Guardians, Faculty, Staff and Students thank you for your continued support of the John Will Media Center! Our collective purchasing power bought $1, 870.05 in books and materials from the Crane book fair! We received $791.13 in profit, $647.24 was received in brand NEW books!

Thank you again!





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      2015-2016 Daycare Vans for John Will Elementary School:  

  • Blessed Beginnings-343-0850
  • Boys/Girls Club-653-4429
  • Community Child Care & Development-
  • Fenchers Child Care-343-7178
  • Hope Academy-457-5323
  • Kidz World-447-2451
  • PFC Howard Johnson Academy- 345-9991
  • Quality Care-345-1151
  • Shirley's Fun Time-341-1691
  • Sunni Land-645-3664







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