Category: Achievement

5000 Role Models of Excellence Students stand for their Wilson Scholar recognition

“5000 Role Models of Excellence” Wilson Scholars awarded over $1 million in scholarships

June 9, 2022 – Dressed in their signature white dress shirt and red ties, 13 recent graduates and members of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence stood front and center during Tuesday’s School Board meeting to be recognized as Wilson Scholars. As Wilson scholars, these graduates are receiving scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $96,000 to […]

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Photo of Kai Edu in cap and gown

Sandalwood High senior overcomes odds, receives acceptance into dream university

May 27, 2022 – Despite a lifelong struggle with visual impairment, the path to academic success has been extremely clear for Sandalwood High School soon-to-be graduate, Kai Edu. Edu, who is one of approximately 7,600 graduates in Team Duval’s Class of 2022, has exceeded all expectations as a gifted learner and has been accepted into […]

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John E. Ford students learn how to build a business through new entrepreneurship club

April 20, 2022 – Students at John E. Ford K-8 are learning how to be their own boss thanks to the school’s Entrepreneurship Club. Through sessions on production, marketing, pitching, and financing, students learn how to develop a product for the marketplace. For example, they are now working to produce friendship bracelets that can be […]

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Students encouraged to dream big, learn about entrepreneurship at John E. Ford during visit with noted author

March 25, 2022 – Students participating in the Future Entrepreneurs Club at John E. Ford Pre-K – 8  Montessori School had the chance to receive advice and guidance about being an entrepreneur from children’s book author and youth motivational speaker, Ty Allen Jackson this week. Jackson encouraged the group to consider entrepreneurship as another option […]

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Engineers in the making – students design prototype for space mailbox

Feb. 18, 2022 – Students across the district were on an out-of-this world mission this week as they put their design and engineering skills to work to build a space mailbox. About a dozen student teams from various grade levels competed in the district-wide Space Mailbox competition, which required them to design a concept and […]

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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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