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Middle School Math Fair in San Marco Saturday

Middle School Math Fair in San Marco Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Middle school students from across the city will spend time Saturday in San Marco, working on their math.

The annual Math Field Day is Saturday at Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School.

Duval County Public Schools Holiday Calendar

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

Local Kids Open Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jacksonville’s own Shannon Behrens (Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 15) and Cole Scherer (The Bolles School, 14) will sing and dance in the opening number for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, alongside 140 of their fellow Stagedoor Manor students.  The number – an all-new original song written specifically for the event – will be a special celebration of the famed Parade’s landmark 85th Anniversary.  Following the opening, the students will then make their way to the top of the Parade route and march the entire length of the Parade, eventually escorting Santa Claus into Herald Square for the NBC national telecast’s finale.  This year’s appearance will mark Stagedoor Manor’s third consecutive Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performance.

Order Poinsettias Now and Help Douglas Anderson

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Like poinsettias for the holidays? You can order them now and help the theater department at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. 

The students are taking orders for large, red poinsettias.  The cost is $20. Smaller ones are $11 and come in both red and white. 

The flowers are grown in Tennessee.
Orders must be placed by October 21st.
For more info contact Douglas Anderson.
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
2445 San Diego Road
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
904-346-5620

Robots Invade Classrooms

Exciting new robotics laboratories have kicked off at Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) to enhance its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. The hands-on robotics labs teach kids skills that will be needed to thrive in the 21st century. The labs also help students with teamwork and become engaged with the sciences.

“I think a lot of kids [who] are sitting in classrooms aren’t engaged, because we aren’t stimulating them. If we really engage the kids using various kinds of technology, I think we could be very successful,” Joan Abdallah of the American Association of the Advancement of Science said in a recent article on eSchoolNews.com.

Fundraisers to Save Our Sports Scheduled This Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This weekend marks a huge push in the fight to "Save Our Sports" in Duval County Schools.

Slow pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys and girls soccer are the final programs that still need to raise money to save their seasons this school year.

County Athletic Director Jon Fox said earlier this week that those programs needed $20,000 to $25,000 more to survive.

Tonight, lacrosse boosters will hold their first fundraiser.  The event, called Keep Lax in Jax, is a dinner and silent auction.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Union Hall. 

Saturday, a motorcycle ride will raise money for wrestling programs in Duval County.  The event will begin at Sandalwood High School at 11:00 a.m. and bikers will ride to Terry Parker High School.

Junior varsity soccer supporters will hold a benefit soccer tournament Sunday.

Jacksonville Children Join Safe Kids Northeast Florida for International Walk to School Day

 

Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, will join local school children, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, and FedEx volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to raise awareness about pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. More than 250,000 children across the United States and nearly three million around the world will participate in the annual event to learn about walking safely and to encourage the creation of safe walking environments.