Category: Elementary

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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Applying to VPK? Here’s what you need to know

Jan. 21, 2022 – As a school choice district, parents are able to apply for schools outside their child’s neighborhood school. This includes parents who would like to enroll their child in a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program with Duval County Public Schools. VPK is a free prekindergarten program for children ages 4 and 5. To be […]

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Reminder – Applications for magnet/STO schools and VPK open through Feb. 28

Jan. 12, 2022 – The virtual School Choice Expo is over, but families still have time to apply for magnet and Special Transfer Option (STO) schools as well as VPK. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 28. Before then, families can research schools, take virtual and face-to-face tours, and speak with school leaders to help determine the […]

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Thirty schools achieve “School of Excellence” designation

Jan. 12, 2022 – Team Duval is recognizing 30 schools across the district for achieving a “School of Excellence” designation in the 2020-21 school year. “School of Excellence” status is awarded by the Florida State Board of Education and honors schools that rank in the 80th percentile for school grade calculations for at least two […]

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GRASP educator works with student in classroom.

Federal Impact Aid Survey now available through Jan. 21

(This story has been updated to reflect the new deadline, which is Jan. 21, 2022. The original story was posted on Nov. 23, 2021.) Jan 12, 2022 – The annual Federal Impact Aid Survey is available, and it’s vitally important that all federally connected families associated with Duval County Public Schools complete the survey. Why […]

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Thousands of dollars in school supplies donated to Charger Academy

Oct. 14, 2021 – Teachers at Charger Academy can now purchase thousands of dollars worth of school supplies thanks to a generous donation from one of the school’s community partners, RHP Properties. Through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, RHP made a $10,000 donation, with $8,000 going directly to classroom teachers. The funds will […]

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