Schools

Jacksonville Country Day School Featured on Discovery Channel

Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) was one of three schools featured in a nationwide broadcast of The Profiles Series on the Discovery Channel Tuesday, April 5.

The Profiles Series focused on how three independent schools across the nation are preparing students for life in the 21st century.  The broadcast highlighted the depth of the curriculum, the richness of the arts programs, the character education program, the healthy lunch program, and the brain-based learning techniques at JCDS.

"Our mission extends beyond just academic excellence. We seek to nurture the whole child — mind and body," said Terry Bartow, the head of school at JCDS.  "Our strides in making this happen have attracted local as well as national attention."

Fund Helps Students Become First in Family to Attend College

Fund Helps Students Become First in Family to Attend College

Earning a college degree may seem like an impossible dream to students hoping to be the first in their families to attend college, but it’s not anymore. The University of North Florida will recognize students who are the first in their families to seek a four-year college degree during a First Generation Scholarship Luncheon, supported by THE PLAYERS Championship, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the University Center on campus.

Local Students Honor Those in Japan

Students at Twin Lakes Academy Middle will create origami paper cranes during their social studies classes in honor of those affected by the tragedy in Japan. The goal is to hang 1,000 paper cranes over the folktales/legends section of the school library.

Student Tiffany Nelson presented the idea remembering the story Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and that according to the legend making 1,000 paper cranes makes wishes come true.

The National Junior Honor Society students will meet in the morning to kick-off the day’s work.

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 9:15 a.m.

Where: Twin Lakes Middle, 8050 Point Meadows Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32256

6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking Rally Today in Jacksonville

6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking  Rally Today in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Students from all of Duval county's public high schools are participating in the Stop Teenage Underage Drinking (S.T.U.D.) Rally.

The event addresses issues relating to underage drinking and lifestyle choices that teens face on a daily basis.

The S.T.U.D. Rally begins at 7 A.M. at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium.

Athletics Stoppage 'Not Unrealistic'; Duval Schools Meeting Begins

Athletics Stoppage 'Not Unrealistic'; Duval Schools Meeting Begins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval school board met today to once again discuss budget woes following recent speculation that a lack of money would halt all school athletics next year.

Duval County Public Schools Board Chairman W.C. Gentry said over the weekend that if all the state budget cuts being proposed are made, it is a virtual certainty the upcoming school year will be without sports.

"We will be left with nothing but the core courses if we have to cut $97 million dollars from the budget," he said during a scheduled board meeting today.

Although any final decisions on budget cuts won't be made until legislators give final numbers in a few weeks, Gentry said the district is preparing for the worst.

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Education budget cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott will likely mean the end of sports of any kind in Duval County Schools, according to the chairman of the Duval County School Board.

First Coast News reported two weeks ago that athletic programs were on the table for possible budget cuts as a result of pending legislation.

W.C. Gentry told First Coast News if all the state budget cuts being proposed are made, it is a virtual certainty the upcoming school year will be without sports.

"We cannot right now, looking at the budget, we cannot get there and keep our education system intact without virtually eliminating all extracurricular activities" said Gentry. "There is no money to do anything other than what the state mandates and  what we have to do to maintain accreditation, so that is where we stand."

Duval County Public Schools’ History Fair Winners Selected

More than 230 students representing 18 Duval County middle and high schools and charter schools recently participated in the 25th annual Duval County History Fair at Atlantic Coast High School.