Duval County Public Schools Holiday Closures

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

UNF to Host Camp Composition: Florida Writes!

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services will host Camp Composition: Florida Writes!, a writing camp to aid fourth through eighth graders to become better FCAT and lifelong writers, from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 22, and running through Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Room 1100A on the UNF campus.

Duval County Public Schools Week of Wellness

The Duval County Public Schools’ Wellness Program is featuring its Week of Wellness to increase health awareness, promote positive lifestyles, decrease the risk of disease and enhance the quality of life of employees and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project Announces Scholarship

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship and essay contest for high school seniors. The scholarship is open to public, private, and home schooled students in the Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. John’s Counties in Florida.

Students are being asked to submit a 500 word essay answering the question, “Why is it important to honor our Veterans?” Deadline for the essay is February 21, 2011.  A panel of judges will then honor the top essay from each county with a $1,000 scholarship award which winners can use at any college, technical school or university nationwide.

The Bolles School Hosts Veterans’ Day Ceremonies Thursday, November 11

On the Middle School Bartram Campus, the ceremony will be held in the Parker Auditorium of the Betsy Lovett Arts Center, beginning at 11:11 a.m.  Ten military veterans who are family members of students will attend as honored guests, along with another 20 mentioned in a roll call during the ceremony.  The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by four students in their Boy Scout uniforms.  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Middle School Chorus will lead the assembly in the singing of the National Anthem.  Faculty member Captain Jim Fossa will make opening remarks then introduce the 8th grade class president and vice president who will read a brief history of Veterans Day.  The 8th grade class secretary and treasurer will introduce the honored guests.  The ceremony will conclude with a student playing “Taps” on trumpet and the recession of colors.

Duval Schools Have New 'Principal for a Day'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Back in my day, school sure was different."

Local community and business leaders throughout Jacksonville will be able to find out just how different things are today when they become Principal for a Day.

Monday, Duval County Public Schools are inviting the members of the private sector into the schools to show them how the schools today are run, and what role school leadership plays.

The hope is that fostering a closer relationship between schools and the community will translate into better performance from students.


Search for the Most Innovative "Green" Office Product

With a goal of searching worldwide for the next great idea for environmentally preferable office products, Staples is giving Jacksonville-area college students an opportunity to compete for a $25,000 grand prize if they submit a 1,000 word description of their idea by Dec. 23, 2010.