Schools

Ponte Vedra High School Climbs Higher in FHSAA All Sports Rankings

In Floyd E Lay, Sunshine Cup rankings, released by the FHSAA last week, Ponte Vedra High School has finished the 2010-11 school year as the 7th ranked, overall, athletic program in Class 4A.  The Sunshine Cup standings are calculated by accumulating points for post season play in all sports, while points are deducted for unsportsmanlike activity.

Local MS Scholarships Announcedby The National MS Society North Florida Chapter

Local MS Scholarships Announcedby The National MS Society North Florida Chapter

The National MS Society North Florida Chapter announces Grace Hoffman of Ponte Vedra and Joshua Dopson of Jacksonville as two of its 2011 scholarship recipients.

The annual MS Scholarship Program helps students affected by Multiple Sclerosis pursue a college or technical school education. The program is open to students living with MS, students with parents living with MS, and anyone living with MS that has not received a post-secondary education.

St. Johns County Students Placed First in the State

St. Johns County Students Placed First in the State

St. Johns County students placed first in the state on the newly required Algebra I End-of-Course exams.

St. Johns County Students Best in State for Algebra Exams

St. Johns County Students Best in State for Algebra Exams

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Some First Coast students have come out on top after the state released the scores of its first Algebra I End-of-Course exams.

More than half of the students in St. Johns County scored in the top one-third on the test. The county's students had an average score that was six points higher than the average for the state as a whole.

The new tests were required for any student who was currently taking Algebra I, and they replaced the FCAT math exam this year for ninth-graders.

Next year, those students will take an end-of-course exam in Geometry rather than the FCAT math exam.

"I am so proud of everyone and very grateful for the hard work done by our teachers and curriculum staff," said Superintendent Joseph Joyner. "This is special for the algebra teachers but a victory for math instruction at all grade levels."

Nease News Tip

We recieved a news tip around 2:30p.m. that fire trucks, police and med flight was at Nease High School. 

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old girl lost control of her SUV and was ejected.  She was taken to the hospital, but she is expected to be ok.

New Chief Financial Officer for the St. Johns County School District

New Chief Financial Officer for the St. Johns County School District

Michael Degutis, Deputy Superintendent of the Indian River School District (IRSD), has been named by Superintendent Joseph Joyner as the new Chief Financial Officer for the St. Johns County School District. 

The St. Johns County Education Foundation Honors Valued Donors at Reception

The St. Johns County Education Foundation Honors Valued Donors at Reception
The St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) held their 2nd Annual Donor Reception on May 26th at A1A Ale Works.  The event honored valued donors who have worked with the SJCEF to fund and volunteer for numerous projects that directly benefit St. Johns County’s quality of living through its educational system.   

 

Present at the reception were mentors from the Take Stock in Children program, tutors from the Supplemental Educational Services program, Beth Upchurch, the Teacher of the Year, Megan Miller, the Rookie Teacher of the Year, SJCEF Board members and local donors, such as The Bailey Group, Hydro Aluminum and Regions Bank.

 

Megan Miller, who was awarded the Rookie Teacher of the Year by the SJCEF, noted that this ongoing philanthropy is a civic lesson she did not have to find on the Internet.  It is a real world example with local significance.