Category: Achievement

Not your grandfather’s math! Inside the Acaletics math program at Englewood Elementary

Oct. 4, 2022 –  Try solving this…There are 18 players on a football team.  On the team, one-third of the players are 12 years old.  Of the 12-year-olds, one-third have never played football before.  What fraction of the players on the team are 12-years-old who have NOT played football before? This may be a brain-scratcher for adults, […]

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33 Team Duval seniors named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 19, 2022 – Congratulations to the 33 Team Duval seniors who have been named Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Representing Douglas Anderson, Fletcher, Paxon, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools, these academically talented students are among 16,000 semifinalists who will compete for about 7,250 scholarships worth more than $28 million dollars.   […]

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Daniel Flint teaching a lesson in front of students

Westside High teacher named “Florida History Teacher of the Year” by national nonprofit

Aug. 19, 2022 – Congratulations to Westside High teacher, Daniel Flint, who has been named the “2022 Florida History Teacher of the Year” by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a national nonprofit. The award highlights the importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers in grades K-12 from across the country. […]

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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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