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Save Duval Sports Fundraisers: Keep Lax in Jax

High schools will be kicking off October with fundraisers to save their sports programs.

Lighthouse Lacrosse will be hosting its First Annual Keep Lax in Jax Benefit Dinner to help save lacrosse. The event will begin with a Silent Auction that starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. For more information or to RSVP by Oct. 1, please visit www.LighthouseLacrosse.org.

Athlete of the Week: Gabby Mallette, The Bolles School

Athlete of the Week: Gabby Mallette, The Bolles School

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bolles senior volleyball player Gabby Mallette is the HighSchoolSports.net Student-Athlete of the Week.

This 6'1" outside hitter will be playing for the University of Florida next year.  She led the Bulldogs in kills last season and will likely do the same this year.

Bolles has gone to the Final Four in each of the last three years, and they hope to do so again this year with the help of Mallette and her fellow seniors Hannah Schellenberg and Aubrey Del Rio.

Duval County Public Schools Receives Grant to Assist Recently-Arrived Immigrant Children

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $505,014.83 from the Florida Department of Education to assist recently-arrived immigrant children and youth in grades K-12.

These funds will be used to provide supplemental high quality instruction to assist these students' transition into American society and to meet the same challenging state academic content and academic achievement that all students are expected to meet.

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Duval County Public Schools Conducts Fundraiser with Moe’s Southwest Grill for J.V. Soccer

Several Duval County Public Schools’ high school coaches will conduct a fundraiser in conjunction with Moe’s Southwest Grill to raise money for J.V. soccer. The fundraiser will take place on Monday, September 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the four participating locations listed below.

Moe’s Southwest Grill will donate a percentage of their net sales earned on this day between the specified hours to help keep J.V. soccer in Duval County public schools for the 2011-12 school year.

Duval County School Board Announces Superintendent’s Evaluation

Duval County School Board members today provided Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals with his evaluation for the 2010/2011 school year. 

The Superintendent was evaluated in seven areas of responsibility, including relationships with the Board, community relationships, staff and organizational relationships, educational leadership, fiscal leadership, personal qualities and an overall performance rating.

Several Duval County Sports Programs Saved for the 2011-12 School Year

Several Duval County Sports Programs Saved for the 2011-12 School Year

Duval County Public Schools held a press conference today to announce that the funds have been raised to save tennis, golf and cross-country for the 2011-12 school year. Thanks to the efforts of 1st Place Sports Running Club, First Coast Tennis Foundation and North Florida Junior Golf, $43,724 was raised for each sport to keep them in Duval County public schools. In addition, Mayor Brown announced that $236,250 was raised to save middle school football as a result of contributions from private organizations, including the Jacksonville Sharks.

High School Football Games Moved Due to Irene

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Due to Hurricane Irene, changes have been made to several high school football games across the First Coast.

 

Several schools have rescheduled their Kick-Off Classics that were originally scheduled for Friday to Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:00 P.M.

Providence @ Sandalwood

Middleburg @ Ed White

Paxon @ Wolfson

Englewood @ West Nassau

Baker County @ Baldwin