District 5 Schools Site
A site dedicated to providing the parents, teachers, students, and staff with all of the current information regarding their schools!
District 5 Accomplishments To Date
See what we can accomplish for our children
when we all work together!!
What a great way to start the spring!!!!
The School year started at
Orange Beach Elementary with a brand new building for out 6th grade students!
It's a building, everything works, and the teachers and students were very
All classrooms at Orange Beach Elementary now have Promethean Boards due to the help of the gulf Coast Education Foundation and grants from the Erie Meyer Foundation!
Thanks to the Education Foundation, Dr. Rosado has managed to save the ART program at the high school. We are very lucky and blessed to have such wonderful folks in our corner.
The new Pre-engineering program
is under way at GSHS! Thanks to Dr. Rosado and Terry Jones for making this a
It's Dolphin season!!! You can now purchase your tickets at school instead of waiting in line during kick-off. Check with the front office for details. GO DOLPHINS!
We were able to save the Algebra for Mastery program at GSHS with the hiring of our new Math teacher and Basketball Coach, Drew Powell.
THE EFFORTS OF MS. PHYLLIS FRENCH AND MANY OTHERS AT THE BCBE FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF CULMINATED IN A WONDERFUL REPORT BY THE SACS ACCREDITATION TEAM!! NOT ONLY WERE WE RECOMMENDED FOR SYSTEM WIDE ACCREDITATION, BUT THEY WERE TRULY BLOWN AWAY BY MANY ASPECTS OF OUR SYSTEM INCLUDING OUR INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY SUPPORT!
WITH THE HELP OF KUTTERS LANDSCAPING, THE GSHS FIELDHOUSE WAS COMPLETELY LANDSCAPED FOR THE START OF SPRING TRAINING!
THANK YOU, KUTTERS!
THANKS TO ALL OF THE MANY, MANY HOURS FROM WONDERFUL PARENT VOLUNTEERS AND TO OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES SUCH AS OYSTER HOUSE, SEA & SUDS, AND CHIK FIL A, THE NEW PLAYGROUND FOR THE 3RD -6TH GRADERS HAS BEEN INSTALLED!!!! JOIN US FOR THE RIBBON CUTTING ON MAY 8TH AT 10:30!!!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. NICKI COTTON AT OBES!!! SHE HAS BEEN NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR THE ENTIRE BADWIN COUNTY!!!
THE ALABAMA GULF COAST EDUCATION FOUNDATION HAS DONATED $10,000 TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF PROMETHEAN BOARDS FOR THE ENTIRE 2ND GRADE AT OBES AND THE PURCHASE OF THE DVD FOR THE PLANETARIUM!!!
THROUGH FUNDRAISING EFFORTS OF OUR GSES PARENTS AND TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATION, ALL PROMETHEAN BOARDS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AND INSTALLED IN EVERY CLASSROOM!!!!!!!!!!
OUR GULF COAST EDUCATION FOUNDATION HAS PROVIDED $5000 FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW LIBRARY BOOKS IN ADDITION TO A NEW SOUND SYSTEM FOR THE CAFETERIA!!!
GATES CONSTRUCTION POURED EXTRA CONCRETE AT THE SITE OF OUR CARPOOL LINE IN ORDER TO IMPROVE AND WIDEN THE LANE! WITH A DONATION OF AZALEAS FROM KUTTER, MR FOUNTAIN PLANTED NEW SHRUBS, AS WELL!!
THE GSES PTSO, FABULOUS PARENTS, AND FANTASTIC ADMINISTRATION HAVE WORKED TO RAISE THE $50,000 NEEDED FOR THEIR PLAYGROUND IN JUST 7 MONTHS!!!!!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SHOW OF SUPPORT!!!
THANK YOU AND GREAT JOB!!!
1/13/09- Approval of new Head Football Coach/AD-Mark Freeman!
In a special called meeting of the Baldwin County Board of Education on 1/13/09, a position was approved for the new AD/Head Coach for Gulf Shores High School. Mark Freeman was chosen by Dr. Rosado and a unanimous Search Committee from among four finalists. Coach Freeman comes from Bessemer Academy near Birmingham where he won 4 state championships in the last five years there. He was the AD at Bessemer Academy for eleven years and saw state championships in several other sports in addition to football during his tenure. Coach Freeman was welcomed to GSHS with a brief parent/player meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 where he gave a short speech and answered questions. His first official day on the job will be Tuesday, Jan 20.
Groundbreaking Ceremony, Gulf Shores High School Addition
Our students and staff returned from the Christmas holidays to see the west side of Gulf Shores High School fenced off and under construction!! Our new addition is well under way. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at the school on 1/13/09 and was well attended by Mayor Craft, Mayor Kennon, Jeff Silvers (OB City Council), Phillip Harris (GS City Council), Tracy Roberts, BCBE President, Norm Moore (Board Representative), Frank Trione (Board Representative), Dr. Pam Henson (Director of Curriculum), Mr. Eddie Tyler (Ass't Superintendant), Dr. Faron Hollinger, and many, many local citizens, teachers, and students. What a great day for Gulf Shores. The new wing will hold 4 new science labs, a new band room, a choral room, a pre-engineering program, and additional classrooms. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this great event!
COMPUTER LAB IS COMPLETE AND WAS PROVIDED BY THE BALDWIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION!
The plans for our new addition have been approved by the state and are ready to go out for bid on Dec. 16th!
10/31/08- Light at the GSHS Practice Field!!
WE HAVE LIGHTS on our GSHS practice field for the first time since Gulf Shores High School opened its doors! In early October, in came to my attention that the practice field lights did not work. They had been donated a few years ago by the City of Gulf Shores, but were never hooked up to power. Our Dolphins were having a big season and we needed the lights before daylight savings time!
We’d like to send out a BIG DOLPHIN THANK YOU to some very special people who worked together to get this done!!! Thank you to Our Gulf Shores city council who donated the light poles to Gulf Shores High School two years ago! Jody Taylor and Steve Irwin at Baldwin EMC who were very responsive when they received my call. The met me at the field within a few days and installed the poles and laid the wire at no cost to the schools. Ken and Dawn Gates, owners of Gates Builders were the first on the scene when I asked for help. They volunteered their services and donated the cost of the trencher and the labor for digging the trench. Gates’ project manager, Scott Dishaw and Gates’ employees, Sam Johns and Richard Caulkerhekped on the job. Thank you Dr. Rosado and Mr. Johnny Pfeifer at the Baldwin County Schools’ Maintenance Division, who got our electrician out for the final hook-up and inspection!
Because of our community’s efforts and quick response, our boys had lights to practice by in just one week!
10/30/08- Clearing of Bus Parking Area
In October, one of our bus drivers reported that the area where the buses park had become overgrown with bushes and weeds, and therefore had attracted bugs, snakes, etc. to the area. The drivers were nervous about walking through the area to enter their buses. Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Fountain, and I contacted the City of Gulf Shores (Mr. Ernie Smith). In response to our request, the Streets and Maintenance Division cleared the area and has spoken to Mr. Fountain about clearing the area in the Spring and laying limestone to correct the problem for good. THANK YOU!!
September, 2008- Delivery of new Dumpster to
GSHS Field House
There have been previous concerns about trash and debris around the field house. In speaking to one our custodians, it came to light that there were difficulties keeping the area clean due to the distance of the field house from school's only dumpster (behind the band room). A second dumpster was badly needed at the field house location. It seemed that the dumpster had been requested several times before to no avail. Dr. Rosado and I teamed up on this issue in September and our dumpster was delivered!
9/11/08- Local involvement on the Design and
Planning of our GSHS addition
With Dr. Rosado included in all design phases of our new addition, we can be rest assured we will have a building we can all be proud of! Thank you Dr. Rosado and Mr. Tyler!
8/08- Development of District 5
This website was developed and created in an attempt to keep the communities informed and involved in our children's education. Communication was named as a top priority throughout our campaign, hence the creation of the website. Here you will find weekly updates (when available) on school happenings, County Board meetings, and local information and support efforts. If there is additional information that you would like to see included on this site, please contact me.
8/11/08--Traffic Flow Change at Intersection of
15th St. and E. 2nd St.
In a joint effort with the City of Gulf Shores and our schools, we managed to get the afternoon traffic flow changed in an effort to make this formerly dangerous intersection safer for our students, our teachers, and our parents. In addition, we now have a Gulf Shores Police Officer at this intersection in the afternoons to alleviate congestion and potential accidents.
Thank you to Mayor Billy Duke, Chief Bourne, and the many teachers who help direct our afternoon carpool lines.
Current District 5 News
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