Schools

Area Spelling Champs to Compete for Regional Honors

More than a dozen of the area’s best spellers are brushing up on their vocabulary to prepare for the Northeast Florida regional spelling bee championship.  Fifteen county champions will vie for the honor of Regional Champion during The Florida Times-Union Regional Spelling Bee Championship. The Spelling Bee is open to students in fifth through eighth grades who won their designated county bee.

UNF Hosts Teen Entrepreneurship Conference

The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida is hosting its 6th annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference-It’s HER Business from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at the University Center on campus for girls age 15 to 18 who are enrolled in high school.

Duval County School Board Recognitions

During the presentation portion of the monthly meeting of the Duval County School Board, Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals and Board members recognized employees, a student and a community partner for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Duval County Public Schools:

Jacksonville Public Library Offers Student Financial Aid Workshops

The Jacksonville Public Library, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), will present, “Figuring Out FAFSA,” a free session offering a thorough explanation of the college financial aid application process, including tips for filling out forms.

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Clink, clank, clunk!  That’s the sound more than 300,000 students throughout North Florida will soon hear as they pour their pocket change into collection jars to support Olive Garden’s 17th-annual Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth campaign.  Last year, Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies collected $6.1 million nationally, bringing the total amount donated since the program’s inception to more than $53 million.

1,305 Children Enrolled Into Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten during Kick Off Event

Early Learning Coalition of Duval (ELC of Duval) enrolled more than 1,305 four- year-olds into the FREE Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program this weekend at the VPK Kick Off, which was held at the FSCJ Downtown campus, Fletcher High School and Ed White High School. The event drew the 2nd largest number of parents and families in the history of VPK in Jacksonville.

Landon Middle Student Wins the 2011 Duval County Spelling Bee

Ashlie Malone, a sixth-grade student at Julia Landon Middle, won the 2011 Duval County Spelling Bee held last night at Mandarin Middle School. The contest lasted 35 rounds and the students spelled over 200 words. Ashlie won by spelling the word “kavya" correctly.