Category: High School

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Student feedback leads to creation of GROW, a mental wellness initiative

March 30, 2022 – Erasing the stigma around mental health and helping students be more aware of available resources are concerns that students have continuously shared with Duval County Public Schools. Thanks to their input, the district has launched a new mental and emotional wellness initiative. GROW – which stands for Gain Resilience, Obtain Wellness […]

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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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Winners of competition pose with giant check

Frank H. Peterson students whip up winning dish in “Cooking with Champions” event

Feb. 9, 2022 – Outside may have been chilly, but temps were heating up inside Frank H. Peterson as culinary students from across the district fired up their burners in a special head to head cooking battle on Tuesday. In total, five teams from four different high schools battled it out in the “Cooking with […]

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Teacher of the Year Charles Magdaluyo poses with Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene at the EDDY Awards

Ribault High teacher named 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

The release below is from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. It is being republished here with permission. Jan. 22, 2022 – Charles Darwin Magdaluyo, a human anatomy and physiology teacher at Jean Ribault High School was named the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 31st Annual EDDY Awards. Magdaluyo, who has […]

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Honoree John Wells stands holding his certificate with Superintendent Dr. Greene and representatives from Embry-Riddle

Baldwin Middle-High educator selected as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Northeast Florida Aviation Instructor of the Year

Jan. 18, 2022 – Known for challenging, guiding and inspiring his students, a Baldwin Middle-High educator has been recognized as the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Northeast Florida Aviation Instructor of the Year. John Wells, who has served as a certified instructor with Embry-Riddle’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute for eight years, was recognized this month by the School […]

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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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