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Arab High School Boosts AP By 190%

Arab, Alabama – Sept 3, 2014
Arab High School today announced its third year of Advanced Placement*(AP) results, indicating a 197% percent increase in the number of qualifying scores achieved by students in AP math, science, history, Spanish and English tests. In 2013-2014, the enrollment in AP courses at Arab High School increased by 140 students from the prior year.

Principal Brad Cooper states that students and teachers are to be commended for working so hard to achieve such great gains in qualifying AP scores. “We are excited about the growth in the number of qualifying scores this past year. We certainly hope to increase the percentage of qualifying scores again this year. I cannot say enough about the dedication and effort teachers and students put forth in order to see such gains. We feel that more students are graduating Arab High School ready for college than ever before.”

Driving the increases in student achievement is the implementation of the ALSDE/A+ College Ready AP Program, which Arab High School began implementing in 2012. The goal of A+ College Ready is to boost student enrollment and achievement, particularly for under-represented student groups in rigorous AP courses – an indicator of college success. Click for details


Marshall County Crime Report

September 2, 2014
The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center has recently released the 2013 Alabama Crime Report. The report details statistics based on arrest and offense reports taken in the 2013 calendar year and compares those statistics to the statistics gathered in the 2012 calendar year.

When comparing the two years, in 2013, the Sheriff’s Office showed a reduction in crime in the following categories: Homicide (-100%), Reported Rape (-80%), Robbery (-40%), Assault (-35%), Burglary (-50%), Larceny (-21%), and Motor Vehicle Theft (-25%). Those statistics are based on reports filed from unincorporated areas in Marshall County.

In the past years, community leaders across Marshall County have formed Neighborhood Watch Programs. We have worked diligently with those groups in an effort to deter and solve crime in the rural areas of Marshall County. We have also implemented community education programs, such as, the “Sheriff’s Against Meth” campaign to educate our kids and adults about drugs and crime in our community. The reduction in crime in 2013 demonstrates that by working closely with the residents of Marshall County and educating our children, that we can enjoy such a reduction in crime. By reducing crime, it improves the quality of life for area residents by reducing the fear of crime. Click for details


FALL Memorial Service

September 2, 2014
Hospice of Marshall County will conduct a Fall Memorial Service for the families served who lost a loved one during the first six months of 2014 (January through July). The service will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at The Fellowship Church, AL Hwy 75, Albertville, Alabama.

A reception will follow the service in the church's fellowship hall to give everyone a time to meet informally. Friends and family members are invited to attend, as well as the public.


Mountain Dulcimer Festival

As part of Marshall County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s year long focus to honor and preserve Appalachian music and family stories, RSVP will be bringing nationally know instructors to teach mountain dulcimer classes September 24 -26 to the Guntersville Recreation Center. This will be the sixth year of Melodies and Musings – Our Appalachian Legacy. Early bird registration by September 1, 2014 or until all spaces are filled. Space is limited. Registration forms and information can be found on the festival website www.melodies-and-musings.com or come by RSVP to register. Call RSVP, 256-571-7734 for more information.

Four national mountain dulcimer instructors will offer classes: Lorinda Jones, Kentucky; Jim Miller, Tennessee; Carol Walker, New Jersey and Neal Walters, Pennsylvania.
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Snead State Sponsors
Memorial Scholarship Run

Snead State Community College will host the third annual Jennifer Garmany Hallmark 5K Memorial Scholarship Run on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium.

The race is sponsored by the SSCC Nurses Association in honor of former classmate Jennifer Garmany Hallmark.

Jennifer enrolled at Snead State in the 2008. After completing the core curriculum, she began to strive for her Associate of Science in Nursing degree, which she achieved in the spring of 2011. Jennifer was recognized for maintaining the highest GPA in her class as both a first-year and second-year RN student.

Before Jennifer couple claim the diploma she worked so hard to earn, she – along with her husband, her in-laws, and her nephew – were killed as a result of the April 27, 2011, tornados that hit Arab. Click for details


Snead State Music Series Features Return of Lopez Tabor Duo

BOAZ – Snead State Community College welcomes the return of the Lopez Tabor Duo for a Master Class and special performance in September.

The duo consists of violinist Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor, who have performed and toured together in the southeastern U.S. and Venezuela since 2004.

Alfonso Lopez will lead a Master Class for stringed instrument performers on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. The duo will perform a special concert on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium, located in the Administration Building on the Boaz campus. Admission to the concert is free. Click for details

Lakeside Quilters Plan 2014 Quilt Show

The Lakeside Quilters are planning their annual quilt show in Guntersville. The event will be October 10th and 11th at the Guntersville Recreation Center, at
1500 Sunset Drive, Guntersville, Alabama

This year we will have more than just a quilt show, we have made 30 Quilts of Valor, several will be presented by Elizabeth Mathews, Alabama coordinator for the Quilt of Valor Foundation to local veterans.

We also will have our Storybook quilts on display. There will be a lot of quilts, vendors, and hand make crafts for sale.

HOURS: Friday noon-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Admission: $3 (children under 6 free)

For more information contact: Marquita Jones, Chairperson at 256-582-6510


Snead State Opens New Academic Success Center

BOAZ – The Open House at Snead State Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 20, went just as most open houses do. Employees and students toured the new Academic Success Center and reviewed material available describing the services offered by the ASC.

But what set this Open House apart from others just like it are the vision and planning that went into the development of the Academic Success Center.

“This is a culmination of a dream our College Strategic Planning envisioned several years ago. We wanted to take the success of our TRiO program, which serves a smaller number of students, and develop something that would serve all of our students. At the time, we called our idea ‘TRiO on Steriods.’ Through a lot of discussion, planning and review, our idea is now called the ‘Academic Success Center,’” said Snead State President Dr. Robert Exley. Click for details


Upcoming Community Events


Arab City Council Meeting - 1st and 3rd Monday of Each Month

Workshop - 6:00 pm - Regular Meeting - 6:30 pm

Arab City Hall Court Room



Alzheimer Caregiver's Discussion

Alzheimer’s Services of Marshall County hosts a caregiver’s discussion group the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

For information about Alzheimer’s and dementia, phone: 256-279-0053 or visit www.asomc.org



LAKESIDE QUILTERS
2014 QUILT SHOW

October 10th and 11th
Guntersville Recreation Center
1500 Sunset Drive
Guntersville, Alabama

FEATURING
BEAUTIFUL QUILTS
QUILTS OF VALOR
STORYBOOK QUILTS
VENDORS
VARIETY OF HANDMADE ITEMS FOR SALE

HOURS:
Friday noon-5pm
Saturday  9am-5pm

Admission:
$3 (children under 6 free)

For more information contact:
Marquita Jones, Chairperson at 256-582-6510



 



 

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