Category: Family and Community Engagement

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Creating ‘home away from home’ for refugees, families new to country and Jacksonville

Sept. 9, 2022 – It isn’t easy being new in town and trying to navigate a new school system. But imagine that experience if you’re brand new to the country and still working to acquire the English language. That is the case for the more than 8,900 English Language Learning students and their families who […]

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Helping students successfully transition into kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades

Aug. 12, 2022 – New classes, new schedules, and new routines. They’re the kind of changes students and families expect as they enter a new school year. But for those transitioning from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school, or into school for the first time as kindergarteners, being a student in […]

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“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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Recognizing Team Duval’s military students and community

April 5, 2022 – Team Duval is recognizing its more than 7,000 military children for their service and resiliency. Military children face unique challenges, which is why the district has a full-time military liaison on staff who provides enrollment support and connects students to services such as counseling and tutoring. In addition to this district-level […]

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Team Duval present Black History Month commemorative events

Feb. 9, 2022 – Team Duval is proud to partner with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in bringing together two community events in commemoration of Black History Month. Family Movie Night: Red Tails What: The community is invited to watch the courageous efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen in the film, “Red Tails.” Prior to the film, […]

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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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Full academic ride to historically black university awarded to “5000 Role Models of Excellence” students

June 29, 2021 — Disappointed after not getting into the college he applied for, Maurice Bell said he lost some of his motivation for higher education. Then Bell — who would be graduating from Lee High School — received a phone call from a 5000 Role Models of Excellence district administrator that brought everything back […]

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‘I will not let them down’ – Team Duval leader recognized for service in schools/community

May 11, 2021 – For Tia Leathers, growing up in Jacksonville’s northside helped develop her drive to be a leader who invests in her community. “My life was full of the most resilient and brilliant examples of leadership all around me,” said Leathers. “Retired educators. Doctors. Politicians. Movie stars. Each and every one of them […]

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Highlighting how schools support military children

April 30, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is proud to serve 8,672 military students and their families! Military children often face unique challenges, with one or both parents occasionally on deployment. Schools that have a high military student population, like Venetia Elementary and Mayport Middle, have unique programs in place to aid in the […]

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