Alba is proud to announce our Red Ribbon Leadership representative- Emily Schley. Emily is the daughter of Natalie and Ricky Schley of Irvington, Alabama. Emily was chosen for exemplifying the pillars of character- fairness, caring, trustworthy, respectful, responsibility, and citizenship. Emily’s service project focus has been to spread awareness of living drug free and standing up against bullying. Emily shared her message in a presentation to the 4th and 5th grade students at St. Elmo Elementary School on October 26th. After the presentation, Emily presented pencils and handmade bracelets to students hoping to remind them of the importance of living the best life possible. Emily had once dreamed of being a teacher but is now considering pursuing a career as an orthopedic doctor.
Our students have voted and the Teacher of the Quarter for the first grading period is Mr. James Bass. Mr. Bass retired as an Army sergeant after 22 years of service. Mr. Bass has been educating students at Alba for 14 years and is a special education teacher. He serves as sponsor of the Young Christian Believers organization and the Alba Middle Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. He puts on his coaching hat as the boys’ basketball and baseball coach. While the school boast having teachers like Mr. Bass, it is the student body that would like to recognize his work and dedication. Thank you, Mr. Bass for all that you do for Alba, the students, and this community. A special thank you goes out to Lighthouse Restaurant in Irvington for donating a $25 gift certificate to honor Mr. Bass.
Last year during the 100 Years of Education Celebration of Peter F. Alba Middle School, a community service project took flight. The community asked what project would most benefit our school. Without hesitation Alba asked for assistance with a track re-surfacing project. On any given day, you will see citizens from the area and our students walking the track. However, the current condition of the track does not support our needs. There are holes and washed out areas contributing to the decline. As a result of the Celebration Ceremony, over $3,500 has been raised in the last seven months through the Alabama Bicentennial Grant, fundraisers, and donations. There are currently two grants in the works and more needs to be done. This project is estimated at over $75, 000. If you have resources or contacts that could benefit this project, please reach out to Jeremy McGuff at Alba- 251-824-4134.
Let our students put you in the Christmas mood. Alba’s fall drama students will be presenting a play based on the book “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” written by Barbara Robinson. This comical play introduces the audience to a frightful family of children, the Herdmans, who persuasively take the roles in the upcoming Christmas story production at the local church. We invite you and your family to view the play on Tuesday, November 27th at 6pm. Cost will be $5 for adults and $2 for school-age children. Children under 5 are free. Doors open at 5:15pm. Tickets can be purchased early on November 26th & 27th during school hours.