Category: High School

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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Close up of the Fletcher helmet. It reads "A.L. 782"

Fletcher football players design helmet decal to memorialize deceased officer

Sept. 25, 2020 – Fletcher high school football players have designed a helmet decal to memorialize a deceased police officer whose son is on the team. If they choose to do so, players will wear the decal on their helmets beginning with tonight’s game against Flagler Palm Coast. The decal includes the deceased officer’s initials […]

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Dr. Greene in support of Fletcher High School and principal

Sept. 23, 2020 – As a high school principal, one is a leader of many stakeholders holding many diverse points of view. It is no easy leadership task to negotiate times when passionately held viewpoints intersect with the life and culture of a school community. Fletcher High School Principal Dean Ledford finds himself in such […]

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Crime scene investigations, accident reports and mock trials – Explore APR’s Criminal Justice career academy

Sept. 22, 2020 – Criminal justice fascinates the public – it’s why we obsess over true crime podcasts and documentaries. While most citizens are happy to keep their distance by listening through headphones or watching TV screens, some envision themselves in uniform, stepping up to the plate to help protect and strengthen their communities. The […]

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Screenshot of the following school logs: Douglas Anderson, Mandarin, Paxon and Stanton

24 Team Duval students are 2021 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 10, 2020 – Congratulations to the 24 Duval County Public Schools students — representing Douglas Anderson, Mandarin, Paxon, and Stanton high schools — who are among the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists selected for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically gifted high school seniors will now have an opportunity to compete for about […]

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Secondary students on hybrid model to return to full week on campus in phased approach

Sept. 9, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is informing secondary school parents Wednesday afternoon that the Florida Department of Education has approved a modification to the district’s bridge to reopening plan. The revised plan will bring students back to on-campus attendance for five days in a phased approach, beginning with sixth grade students next […]

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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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Photo shows Dr. Sowell assisting a student with lab work.

Darnell-Cookman educator receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Aug. 6, 2020 –Ask Dr. Scott Sowell what he loves most about teaching, and he’ll tell you, “it’s that small moment to moment interaction between me, the student, and the science content.” The 26-year educator who teaches advanced placement environmental science at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medial Arts is a recipient of The Presidential Award […]

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July graduation schedule, guest and safety information available

May, 29 2020 (Updated June 20, 2020 and July 19, 2020) –  July graduations have begun! The commencement schedule, guest and safety information and live stream links are available at www.duvalschools.org/julygraduations. Background – In April, Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene shared that traditional commencement ceremonies in May had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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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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