Category: Arts

Douglas Anderson senior earns prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholar honor

May 27, 2020 – “It must be a mistake,” thought Douglas Anderson student Mallorie Sievert upon learning she was a finalist for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars honor. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I figured there must have been some other Mallorie, and they called me instead of her. I still saw myself as […]

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In Their Own Words – Douglas Anderson students share why they created video “love letter” to their school community

April 14, 2020 – Kept geographically apart by a global health pandemic, musical theater students at Douglas Anderson showed they remained united in heart through a widely-shared music video that put their love for music, theater and their school community on display. Now, students and Director of Musical Theatre Joe Kemper are sharing what led […]

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Award-winning student artwork on display in new virtual art gallery

March 29, 2020 – Human trafficking, the consequences of prejudice and the wonder of DNA are among the themes of award-winning artwork by Duval County Public Schools’ students that can now be viewed virtually through the new Duval HomeRoom Gallery of Fine Art. This gallery is a virtual showcase of student artwork – including mixed […]

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James Weldon Johnson unveils new mural honoring civil rights activist, Black National Anthem

  Feb. 12, 2020 – Tuesday evening, dozens gathered at James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School to celebrate the unveiling of a new school mural honoring the iconic civil rights leader who serves as the school’s namesake. The complete mural includes a portrait of Johnson as well as the lyrics to “Lift Ev’ry Voice […]

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A citizen of the world: Team Duval students explore new languages and cultures

May 16, 2019 – In Duval County Public Schools alone, 127 different languages are spoken – the most common being Spanish, Arabic, Burmese Myanmasa, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese and Tagalog — and the district hosts approximately 7,500 non-native English speakers from all over the world. Claudia Norez, a Dual Language Specialist with the district, said it’s important […]

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District restores arts, music and PE to proposed budget

District restores arts, music and PE to proposed budget

July 24, 2018 – Duval County Public School Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene will recommend that funding for arts, music and physical education resources be maintained at its current level in the budget recommendation for the upcoming school year.   The recommendation means that students should see no changes to the level of these teaching resources […]

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