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St. Clair Evans Academy is the new Northwestern Legends Elementary School

Aug. 13, 2020 – St. Clair Evans Academy has officially been renamed Northwestern Legends Elementary School. The newly named school is located on the site of the former Northwestern Middle School and will house students and faculty of the former St. Clair Evans Academy. School leadership, faculty, community stakeholders, and students worked together to come […]

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Darnell-Cookman educator receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Aug. 6, 2020 –Ask Dr. Scott Sowell what he loves most about teaching, and he’ll tell you, “it’s that small moment to moment interaction between me, the student, and the science content.” The 26-year educator who teaches advanced placement environmental science at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medial Arts is a recipient of The Presidential Award […]

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Student saves neighbors during fire, receives Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence

June 23, 2020 — He’s a student some are referring to as a saint and a hero! Aaron Hill, a Sandalwood High School Saint whose brave actions saved many lives, was sent a Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence this month. It all began on May 18. Aaron says he was up late working on homework, when […]

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District-issued laptops to be updated this week, hotspots deactivated

June 16, 2020 —To provide students with the best online learning experiences, district technology services will be updating all district issued laptops this week. Parents do not need to return the laptop for the update to take place; it will happen automatically. Just plug the laptop in, power it up, and leave it on for […]

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Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language students honored for their mastery of world languages

May 26, 2020 — Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Seal of Biliteracy and Dual Language award recipients. In a virtual ceremony held  this month, close to 870 graduating seniors from across the district received the Seal of Biliteracy for their demonstrated mastery of multiple world languages – an all-time high for Duval County Public […]

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Team Duval Athletic Director named Florida Athletic Director of the Year

May 7, 2020 – Congratulations to Tammie Talley, the district’s athletic director, for recently being honored as the Athletic Director of the Year by the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (FIAAA). Accolades are nothing new for Talley who just last year was the first woman to ever be appointed as president of the Florida Athletic […]

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District to hold additional Academic Community Excellence (ACE) discussion on proposed school merger - public, virtual meeting scheduled

District to hold additional public, virtual meeting on proposed school merger

May 7, 2020 – District staff and parents are coming together again to continue discussing the proposed boundary changes for Saint Clair Evans and Carter G. Woodson Elementary schools. The community is invited to join the meeting virtually, by clicking on the link below: Date/Time: Thursday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. Meeting Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/675523861 This […]

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Twenty-seven years in the making – another Duval student is named Mr. Basketball

April 22, 2o2o – Congratulations to Isaiah Adams on being named the Florida Dairy Farmer’s Mr. Basketball 2020. A senior at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Adams averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Eagles squad. His Mr. Basketball win makes him only the second Jacksonville player to win the coveted title […]

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Stanton Student Accepted into Every Ivy League University

Stanton student accepted into every Ivy League University

April 20, 2020 – Craig McFarland, a senior at Stanton College Preparatory School, is the newest member of a very exclusive club: The “I Was Accepted into Every Ivy League University In The Country Club.” The Ivy Eight– Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and […]

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In Their Own Words – Douglas Anderson students share why they created video “love letter” to their school community

April 14, 2020 – Kept geographically apart by a global health pandemic, musical theater students at Douglas Anderson showed they remained united in heart through a widely-shared music video that put their love for music, theater and their school community on display. Now, students and Director of Musical Theatre Joe Kemper are sharing what led […]

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