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.

Supervisor of Elections Office Set to Register Duval Students

Duval County Supervisor of Elections office partners with local high schools, colleges and universities to register students in the 2011 Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive. This year's drive is a three day event scheduled for Tuesday, February 1st through Thursday, February 3rd.

Duval County Public Schools Announces the 2011 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

The fifteen semifinalists for the 2011 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year have been named.  These teachers were selected from more than 158 school representatives based on the nomination packet they completed and classroom observation.

Bolles Student Named National Achievement Finalist

Bolles senior Ashley Irven has been named a National Achievement Scholarship Finalist.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that at least one Bolles student has been named a National Achievement Finalist.  Two Bolles students won the award in 2008 and one student won in 2009.

Duval County Public Schools to Participate in "Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!"

The Just Read, Florida! Office in the Department of Education (DOE), in partnership with other DOE offices and numerous other state organizations and agencies, is planning a statewide “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!” event, scheduled for the week of January 24-28, 2011.

2011 VPK Kick-Off

Early Learning Coalition of Duval will have the 7th annual Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Kick-Off on Saturday, Jan. 29, at three locations around Jacksonville- FSCJ (Advanced Tech Center @ the Downtown Campus), Fletcher High School and Ed White High School. Each location will enroll eligible 4-year-olds into Florida’s FREE VPK program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free Parent Workshops Offered

Parents and care-givers are invited to attend Duval County Public Schools’ Title I Parent University Winter 2011. Parent University offers a series of workshops designed to provide helpful information for parents so that they may better assist their child to be successful in school.