St. Johns County Education Foundation Awarded Grant for Motorola STEM Solutions Project


Over 70 students from Nease and Pedro Menendez High School’s will have the opportunity to learn and apply science, math, technology and engineering (STEM) skills beyond the classroom through an Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc.  The Motorola Solutions Foundation provided $50,000 to challenge Florida’s district-wide local education foundations to inspire students through projects designed to help them solve real-world problems in STEM areas this school year through a grant to the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). 

St. Augustine Humane Society Receives 300 lbs. of Pet Food from Nease High School's

St. Augustine Humane Society Receives 300 lbs. of Pet Food from Nease High School's


The St. Augustine Humane Society has received approximately 300 lbs. of pet food for dogs and cats from Nease High School's "Panthers for Pets", a student run organization. Jason Lee, a Nease High School junior and International Baccalaureate (IB) student, and president of the civic club started Panthers for Pets in August and initiated the plea for pet food to help the Humane Society and its Pet Food Bank. The Pet Food Bank provides food and supplies to pet owners in financial need and allows families to receive assistance for up to six months.

Thomas Long and the St. Johns County Education Foundation Partner for Supply Depot Donations


The SJCEF is teaming up with Thomas Long to create an opportunity for people to win an original Thomas Long glass wall sculpture, while benefitting the SJCEF’s Supply Depot!

Power Out at Nease HS

According to a tip from Nease High School student news reporter, J.P. Snyder, the power is out at Nease High School. 

Florida Power and Light says the outage is due to a transformer issue in the area and expects power to be restored shortly. Classes are in session.

Snyder reports for the award winning student news program WIRED.

Four Bolles Students Advance in National Merit Competition

Four Bolles Students Advance in National Merit Competition

Four Bolles seniors were recently announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognizes students for their success on the PSAT, taken during their junior year. 

College and Career Night

The school district’s annual College and Career Night will be held Wednesday, September 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra High School gymnasium, located at 460 Davis Park Road.  All high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Groundbreaking: Local School Introduces New Building

The Jacksonville Country Day School Board of Trustees and the Head of School, Terry Bartow, are proud to announce the upcoming Groundbreaking Celebration for a new multipurpose building: the Smith Center, named in honor of Dennis M. Smith, Jr., M.D., his wife Julie, and their daughter Morgan. The Groundbreaking Celebration will be held on August 26, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the Geraldine A. Kelly Fine Arts Center on the Jacksonville Country Day School campus.

Jacksonville Country Day School places a strong emphasis on healthy minds and bodies. For over 50 years, the school has invested in continuous student academic, emotional and social development. These enhanced facilities will further enrich the lives of its students.