Four Duval County Public Schools will Receive Solar Electric Emergency Shelter Power Systems

Four Duval County Public Schools have recently been selected to receive solar electric emergency shelter power systems as part of the SunSmart Schools E-Shelter (Emergency Shelter) program.

The selected schools are LaVilla School of the Arts, Abess Park Elementary, Arlington Middle and Chets Creek Elementary.

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

The University of North Florida’s Department of English will hold auditions for the April Shakespeare-in-the-Park production of “The Tempest,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17; Thursday, Jan. 20; and Friday Jan. 21; in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A. Auditions are open to members of the University and Jacksonville communities.

UNF Sophomore First Student Published in National Literary Magazine

Alexandra Marshall, a sophomore in the School of Nursing at the University of North Florida, was recently published in The Collegiate Scholar, an online national publication produced by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She is the first UNF student to be selected for publication in the national literary magazine.

Cultural Center Art and Essay Contest

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) recently partnered with the Amity Turkish Cultural Center for their 2nd annual art and essay contest for middle and high school students. The contest aims to promote awareness, understanding and positive interactions among different cultures and communities. This year’s theme was “Empathy: Walking in Another’s Shoes.”

Duval County Schools Acceleration Programs Recruitment Events

High School Acceleration Programs are available in every Duval County public high school to provide advanced educational opportunities to students throughout the county. Students are urged to review the program offerings and attend one or more information session or open house to learn more about enrollment and how the programs can better prepare students for post-secondary education.

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 a community partner, a school and a business partner for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Duval County Public Schools:

Episcopal High School Opens Two New Academic Halls

Episcopal High School has completed the first phase of its campus master plan expansion project by opening the school’s two new $4 million academic halls. Coinciding with the Christian holiday Epiphany, a dedication ceremony for Parks and Lastinger Halls was held today complete with a student procession, choral performances and tours of the new facilities.