Community Conversation About School Reform in Jacksonville

As a follow-up to the recent release of education-reform documentary Waiting for Superman, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is hosting a panel discussion with education leaders, followed by a community conversation to identify education reform priorities for the city.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference center of the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street.

Douglas Anderson School of Art to Create Documentary About Body Image

Jill McCann, a registered dietician with Wekiva Springs Center, was recently selected to participate in a documentary about body image.  The project is being conducted by a film student from Douglas Anderson School of Art in Jacksonville.

Richard Chamberlain "Twenty-five Years, a Retrospective" Opens Nov. 4th

Episcopal High School faculty member Richard N. Chamberlain, a lifetime painter and teacher, will be exhibiting more than 50 pieces of his work in a show that opens Thursday, November 4 at the School’s Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts. “Twenty-five Years, a Retrospective,” Features Salt Prints, Portraits and Monochrome Transparencies.

The Willie Gary Classic College Fair, Nov. 13th

The Willie Gary Classic Presents the 8th Annual Willie Gary Classic College Fair at the Jacksonville Public Library –

  • 303 North Laura Street on Saturday November 13, 2010 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Admission is free. 

College recruiters will represent their schools and answer student inquiries. 

Workshops will include:

  • The Jacksonville Commitment - Financial Aid options and representatives will assist in preparing financial aid online (FAFSA)
  • note: your latest tax returns must be in hand in order fill out
  • Deciding between the SAT or the ACT
  • Steps to choosing a college major or career (see assessment online)
  • Students should come prepared with three transcripts in hand
  • Register online at

Whitehurst Second Grade Presents Celebrating China

Students in the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus second grade presented Celebrating China on October 27 in McGehee Auditorium.  The play highlighted various Chinese inventions and parables. 

Record Number of Students Help with Carnival for After-school Program

Bolles upper school students hosted the annual Halloween Carnival for the Leigh Meadows community after-school program on October 27. The carnival, held on the River Campus just behind Bolles Hall, included several fun games, treats, face painting, crafts, and more.

This year, a record number of upper school clubs and students volunteered to host different booths and activities.  One hundred and fifty Bolles students representing 53 different clubs helped the approximately 100 visiting young children enjoy the festive event.

Rotary San Marco Sponsors Paxon Interact Club

Rotary Club of San Marco is proud to announce that it has sponsored an Interact Club at Paxon School for Advanced Studies. Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 12 to 18. 

The official ceremony to charter the Paxon Interact Club will be this Friday, October 29th at 5:30 - 6:30 at the school.