Category: Middle

12 tips from parents and educators to help with transition to home education

April 2, 2020 – The shift from school-based learning to home-based learning has been an interesting — and sometimes challenging — experience for all of us. We’re inspired by the support schools, teachers, parents, and students are sharing with one another through this uncharted territory. To lend a helping hand, we’ve consulted with our Chief […]

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ESE teachers share how they engage students with special needs on Duval HomeRoom

ESE educators share how they engage students with special needs in Duval HomeRoom

March 31, 2020 – In the face of a new, home-learning environment, Duval County Public Schools’ educators are rising to the challenge – and that includes those who work with students with special needs. We caught up with three Oak Hill Academy teachers who are stepping up their game in order to engage their students. […]

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Award-winning student artwork on display in new virtual art gallery

March 29, 2020 – Human trafficking, the consequences of prejudice and the wonder of DNA are among the themes of award-winning artwork by Duval County Public Schools’ students that can now be viewed virtually through the new Duval HomeRoom Gallery of Fine Art. This gallery is a virtual showcase of student artwork – including mixed […]

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Educators share how they’re preparing for their virtual classrooms

March 20, 2020- Duval County Public Schools teachers are ready to welcome back their students in “virtual style,” as the new “Duval HomeRoom” distance learning program launches. Team Duval sat down with an elementary, middle, and high school teacher to explain how they’re bringing the classroom into student’s homes.

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James Weldon Johnson unveils new mural honoring civil rights activist, Black National Anthem

  Feb. 12, 2020 – Tuesday evening, dozens gathered at James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School to celebrate the unveiling of a new school mural honoring the iconic civil rights leader who serves as the school’s namesake. The complete mural includes a portrait of Johnson as well as the lyrics to “Lift Ev’ry Voice […]

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Alfred DuPont eighth-grader defies odds and disability to become district spelling bee champ

Feb. 4, 2020 – DUBIOUSLY! It’s the word that made Julius Graham the district’s spelling bee champ. The DuPont Middle eighth grader went head to head with the district’s top spellers over 15 rounds at the annual district spelling bee and came out on top after successfully spelling the four-syllable word. But while “DUBIOUSLY” earned […]

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Kate Fulginiti, Duval County Assistant Principal of the Year

Jan. 16, 2020 – Matthew Gilbert Middle School’s Kate Fulginiti has been the assistant principal for five years, and through her hard work and dedication, she now holds the title of Duval County’s 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.  “Absolutely excited, but totally surprised,” said Fulginiti. “There are a ton of fully–qualified people that are just as deserving, […]

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Congratulations 2020 Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

Semifinalists named for 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Nov. 7, 2019 — Congratulations to the 15 outstanding public school teachers who were named semifinalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today. The semifinalists were selected from the more than 180 Teachers of the Year nominated by their schools for their results in the classroom and their commitment to […]

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National assessments show Team Duval remains at the head of the class

National assessments show Team Duval remains at the head of the class

Oct. 30, 2019 – A national assessment of student achievement and learning again shows the strength of Duval County Public Schools in comparison to other large city school districts across the country. Duval ranked in the top five of participating districts in 17 out of 20 student groupings in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational […]

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Robotics and hope — Project Lead the Way grants expands CTE opportunities for students

Aug. 8, 2019 – New computers, software and even robots. These are just a few of the things that Terry Parker computer science teacher Peter Berta said will now be available for students in his class. His school was one of eight schools to receive a multi-thousand-dollar competitive grant from Project Lead the Way (PLTW), […]

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