Vickie Pierre

Summer Rise program lifting students out of summer slump

July 22, 2021 – For over 6,400 Duval County Public Schools students, summer was spent immersed in fun and enriching standards-based learning and activities. This is the Summer Rise Program —where time off from the normal school year doesn’t mean time off from learning, or fun. The Team Duval Newsroom visited Summer Rise sites at […]

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“They now have ownership in their education” – First-ever African American History Writing Institute ends with student presentations

July 6, 2021 – The first-ever African American History Writing Institute has come to an end, but students and staff say their work will go on. Duval County Public Schools hosted the 3-week institute for high school students this summer. Students spent time gaining firsthand knowledge about key historical figures, places and events in Jacksonville’s […]

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Summer hours for district offices

June 10, 2021 – Beginning now through Thursday, July 22, school district offices will be operating on a 10-hour, four-day work week, with some exceptions. Standard hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. District offices will be closed on Fridays. Exceptions to the four-day work week include the weeks of June 28 […]

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Video – Inside the 2021 Duval County Spelling Bee

Video – Inside the 2021 Duval County Spelling Bee

March 17, 2021 – Get an inside look at this year’s Duval County Spelling Bee, which took place in late March at Sandalwood High School. Video features Duval County students as they describe what it was like to prepare for and compete in the bee. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Champion: Jordin Pudpud/Assumption Catholic School […]

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Jax Beach wins top state honor

Jax Beach Elementary awarded top magnet school honor

March 3, 2021 – It’s a top national honor that only one school in Duval County Public Schools – and 19 in the state of Florida – can claim. Congratulations to Jacksonville Beach Elementary for being named a Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA). This designation is the highest distinction […]

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In the classroom with Duval's Teacher of the Year

In the classroom with Duval’s Teacher of the Year

Nov. 19, 2020 – “It’s my calling. I feel that I have been placed here for a purpose.” Leena Hall-Young is an English teacher at William M. Raines High School, and she’s also Duval County’s reigning Teacher of the Year. In video captured last school year, watch as the award-winning teacher speaks to the importance […]

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Duval School Board Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct. 9, 2020 – The Duval County School Board recently celebrated National Hispanic Heritage month by highlighting the successes, achievements, and contributions of Team Duval’s diverse Hispanic student population. Running September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the impact of Hispanic and Latino Americans in our culture and society. District leaders dedicated […]

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Screenshot of the 2020-21 updated school calendar

Updated 2020-21 school district calendar now available

Aug. 26, 2020 – The updated 2020-21 district calendar is now available to view and download at www.duvalschools.org/calendar. The revised calendar, which was approved in a Special Board Meeting on Aug. 19, reflects changes made as a result of shifting the first day of school from Aug. 10 to Aug. 20. Important updates include: All […]

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Photo collage of all four perfect attendance winners

Four recent graduates honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

June 29, 2020 – Most can’t use the word “perfect” to describe themselves…but for four recent Duval graduates….they’ve earned it. That’s because they each maintained perfect attendance throughout their entire academic career – never missing a day from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Team Duval News caught up with the four high-achievers to learn the […]

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Helping Students in Recovery During the COVID-19 Crisis

Helping students in recovery during the COVID-19 crisis

May 14, 2020 – Maintaining strong, personal connections is vital for students in recovery from substance abuse addictions and mental health issues. But in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, maintaining those face-to-face connections becomes challenging. It’s why River Oak Center – a school in a public-private relationship with Duval County Public Schools – is […]

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