Laureen Ricks

Recognizing Team Duval’s military students and community

April 5, 2022 – Team Duval is recognizing its more than 7,000 military children for their service and resiliency. Military children face unique challenges, which is why the district has a full-time military liaison on staff who provides enrollment support and connects students to services such as counseling and tutoring. In addition to this district-level […]

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Laptops, hotspots available for students in need

May 10, 2022 – The information below is outdated and is being saved only for archive purposes. For up-to-date information about the laptop distribution, please visit the district’s ECF Grant Laptops and Hotspots webpage. April 5, 2022 – To help close the technology gap for students in need, the district is offering families the chance […]

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GROW logo. Gain Resilience. Obtain Wellness.

Student feedback leads to creation of GROW, a mental wellness initiative

March 30, 2022 – Erasing the stigma around mental health and helping students be more aware of available resources are concerns that students have continuously shared with Duval County Public Schools. Thanks to their input, the district has launched a new mental and emotional wellness initiative. GROW – which stands for Gain Resilience, Obtain Wellness […]

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Teacher and students in Frank H. Peterson culinary academy prepare a meal

Career and Technical Education programs building pathways to career and college success

Feb. 21, 2022 – Whether it’s learning to cook a soufflé, gain certification in web design, or fix a car, Team Duval students have dozens of pathways to achieve career success and college readiness through the district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. With February being Career and Technical Education Month, Team Duval is highlighting […]

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COVID-19 mitigation strategies to continue through Feb. 15

Feb. 2, 2022 – In January, Duval County Public Schools updated its COVID-19 mitigation strategies in response to increasing community transmission and local positivity rates. These strategies will continue through Feb. 15. They include: Visitors are required to wear masks at schools. Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a facial covering.  Employees […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

Shining a spotlight on local Black history

Feb. 1, 2022 – At a time when opportunities for women were severely limited, she ran a profitable business, became a philanthropist, and founded a nursing home, orphanage, and childcare center. He was a renowned activist who penned an anthem sung by children worldwide today: Lift Every Voice and Sing. And he was a gold-medal […]

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Teacher of the Year Charles Magdaluyo poses with Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene at the EDDY Awards

Ribault High teacher named 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

The release below is from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. It is being republished here with permission. Jan. 22, 2022 – Charles Darwin Magdaluyo, a human anatomy and physiology teacher at Jean Ribault High School was named the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 31st Annual EDDY Awards. Magdaluyo, who has […]

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Applying to VPK? Here’s what you need to know

Jan. 21, 2022 – As a school choice district, parents are able to apply for schools outside their child’s neighborhood school. This includes parents who would like to enroll their child in a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program with Duval County Public Schools. VPK is a free prekindergarten program for children ages 4 and 5. To be […]

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Reminder – Applications for magnet/STO schools and VPK open through Feb. 28

Jan. 12, 2022 – The virtual School Choice Expo is over, but families still have time to apply for magnet and Special Transfer Option (STO) schools as well as VPK. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 28. Before then, families can research schools, take virtual and face-to-face tours, and speak with school leaders to help determine the […]

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