The Virtual Volunteer Center (VVC) is a community service website, which facilitates matching the needs of the school system to community volunteers and donors. The VVC provides easily accessible centralized volunteer opportunities and material requests by school personnel to registered volunteers and/or material donors. Any teacher or designated education staff member can post volunteer opportunities and/or material needs to the VVC site. The VVC is extremely beneficial for communicating the needs of the school system to the community in an accurate and timely manner.
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Since 1921, American Education Week has been a time to raise awareness and generate support for public education. Next week, we will join the rest of the nation as we shine a spotlight here on public education in Birmingham City Schools.
BCS eNews 11/08/2013
Today, several hundred Birmingham City Schools students were transported to Boutwell Auditorium to attend the third annual Birmingham College Scholarship and Career Fair – a partnership of Birmingham City Schools, Mission Alabama and Infinite Scholar.
BCS eNews 11/01/2013
November 18-22 marks the time of year when we celebrate American Education Week across the nation. This week presents an opportunity to formally celebrate public education and to recognize individuals who, through public education, are making a difference in the lives of students.
BCS eNews 10/25/2013
Today marks the end of National School Bus Safety Week - a public education program designed to promote school bus safety across the nation. Here in Birmingham City Schools, we operate 105 buses on 92 routes to transport approximately 6,600 students each day.
BCS eNews 10/18/2013
We've all heard quotes about service. Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." Winston Churchill summed it up by saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
BCS eNews 10/11/2013
As the month of October ushers out National Hispanic Awareness Month which we recently celebrated across the district, it ushers in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Reconginzing that we are a part of the larger community, students from schools across the city painted the district pink and participated in a number of awareness and fund raising activities to support survivors, honor victims, and educate communities.
BCS eNews 10/4/2013
Birmingham City Schools pride itself on recognition of diversity as we celebrate the National Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month provides Birmingham City Schools an opportunity for many teachable moments, both inside the classroom and out, to promote respect and appreciation for Hispanic and Latino culture and heritage.
BCS eNews 9/27/2013
This week, I finished the first round of advisory committee meetings with teachers, parents, and students. We started earlier this year to be sure to include time for research and implementation. As always, I look forward to these opportunities.
BCS eNews 9/20/2013
Today we have reached one of many milestones on our academic journey this school year. The 20th day after Labor Day marks the time for our system, and all public school systems in this state, when our student enrollment is assessed for the purpose of determining state allocated funding and staffing levels for the next school year.
BCS eNews 9/13/2013
As a part of the city's 50th commemoration of the civil rights movement, the school system partnered with the City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library to have all 4th grade students read the Book, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963.".
BCS eNews 9/6/2013
BCS eNews 8/31/2013
With the end of "Back to School" week two, we are all beginning to settle into our routines at both home and school. Parents are again getting into the routine of balancing work, school and home. Students are settling into their academic routines both in school and out, balancing classes, homework and extra-curricular activities.
BCS eNews 8/23/2013
As we bring the first week of the 2013-14 school year to an end, I want to thank our principals, teachers, and staff for an excellent opening of school. As I visited schools, there was teaching and learning taking place on the first day.
BCS eNews 8/16/2013