Vickie Pierre

Westside High educator brings experience of paratroopers on D-Day to life for students

Nov. 10, 2021 – Paratroopers in uniform. Interactive exhibits. Powerful, firsthand testimonials. History came to life for a group of Westside High School students as the result of an engaging D-Day Presentation put on by US History Teacher Daniel Flint. With the help of friends from the Round Canopy Parachuting Team-USA, Flint shed new light […]

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Creating leaders in the classroom through the Teacher Leadership Academy

Oct. 27, 2021 – The district’s Teacher Leadership Academy is a professional development program that aims to transform our educators into change agents. Whether they’ve already gone through the academy or they’re a new participant, teachers we spoke to say this program is helping them become more confident and competent leaders. “I think all teachers […]

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Students explore underwater robotics through SeaPerch competition

Oct. 21, 2021 – Students at Mayport Middle School and Fletcher High School are taking their knowledge of engineering design to the next level, and it’s all thanks to the international SeaPerch competition. Through SeaPerch, students are charged with building robots that can perform complex tasks underwater, such as going through hoops or picking up […]

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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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