Category: Elementary

Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Oct. 21, 2020 – Sixteen years ago, Jose Ascencion Monteagudo-Avila moved from Mexico to the United States with his wife and son and little money. Sometimes earning less than $50 a week, Monteagudo-Avila decided to take a risk by selling his truck and using his life savings to venture into a new career…. So began […]

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Principal Polydore helps a student pick out new clothes in clothing closet.

Northwestern Legends and JTA partner to build new clothing closet

Oct. 19, 2020 – LaWanda Polydore knows that sometimes a clean shirt can determine whether a child succeeds or even attends school. The principal of Northwestern Legends – and the 2020 Duval Principal of the Year – gives her most recent example: A mother of five children who was worried about choosing between feeding her […]

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See how each school benefits from half-penny sales tax

Oct. 12, 2020 – Whether it’s a new roof, enhanced technology, updated/new AC systems or removal of  portables, every school in the district will benefit if the half-cent sales tax referendum passes. How they will each benefit is detailed in easy-to-read one-pagers on www.ourduvalschools.org. For most, like Fort Caroline Middle School and Abess Park Elementary, […]

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Logos of e-cards for Thank A Principal

#Thank a Principal during National Principals Month

Oct. 6, 2020 – Through visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student, principals guide and support their schools in ways large and small every day. As a community, let’s recognize National Principals Month and show these amazing leaders some love and appreciation. Visit the National Principal’s Month webpage to send your favorite […]

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Lone Star elementary student places beads onto bracelet as part of offline coding activity

Coding without computers – Elementary students use beads to learn binary code

Oct. 6, 2020 – Who says you need a computer to learn coding? These Lone Star elementary school students don’t. With strands of string and lots of beads, these elementary schoolers were able to grasp the basic principles of programming without sitting in front of a screen. Offline coding, taught through the Career and Technical […]

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Photo of West Riverside Elementary teacher Gabriella Solano holding a flower bouqet

West Riverside Elementary teacher named inaugural Wolfburg Fellow for Social Justice

(Editor’s Note – The following is reposted with permission from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Visit www.jpef.org or contact Stephanie Garry Garfunkel at stephanie@jaxpef.org for more information.) Sept. 16, 2020 — Gabriella Solano, a teacher at West Riverside Elementary, was named the inaugural Wolfburg Fellow for Social Justice in Education on Tuesday during a surprise […]

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Stock image of parent and child chatting with teacher virtually

Schools launch Virtual Open Houses

Sept. 8, 2020 –  Visit your child’s school and speak with school leaders all from the comfort of your home. Open houses are virtual this year, but parents will still have the same opportunity to engage with school leaders and educators. Here is a link to dates/times for each school’s Open House: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/29102 Principals are […]

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St. Clair Evans Academy is the new Northwestern Legends Elementary School

Aug. 13, 2020 – St. Clair Evans Academy has officially been renamed Northwestern Legends Elementary School. The newly named school is located on the site of the former Northwestern Middle School and will house students and faculty of the former St. Clair Evans Academy. School leadership, faculty, community stakeholders, and students worked together to come […]

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Updated Back to School plans available today

Dr. Greene presents revised plan to reopen schools

Editor’s Note – On July 16, the Duval County School Board asked the district to consider some alternatives to the back to school plan, and present updates to the Board on Thursday, July 23.  (Read more about this announcement on the district’s Back to School website.) The information below from July 14 is being preserved […]

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Tuesday marks final meeting before voting begins on new name for Saint Clair Evans

June 30, 2020 — Voting on a new name for Saint Clair Evans will begin this Wednesday, July 1. Before that happens, members of the Saint Clair Evans school community will have a final chance at a virtual meeting this afternoon to submit recommendations for a new name. The meeting will be held at 4 […]

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