Category: Middle

District launches career success program for students

Aug. 18, 2022 – Problem solving. Communication. Ability to work on teams. Professionalism. According to local and national employers, these are the skills that set high school graduates up for success as they embark on their career journey. Looking to the long-term success of its students, Duval County Public Schools is embedding these skills into […]

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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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Percentage of “A, B, and C” graded traditional schools increases to 93% in Duval

July 7, 2022 – In spite of numerous challenges – including a global pandemic, an unprecedented national teacher shortage, and chronic student absenteeism – traditional Duval County Public Schools increased the percentage of its schools graded “A, B, or C” to 93%. That is up from 88% in 2018-19, the year prior to the pandemic […]

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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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Video – Students explore coding through Minecraft lab at Springfield Middle

Jan. 25, 2022 – Welcome to the Minecraft Lab at Springfield Middle, where teachers say students are being introduced to coding in a fun way. Watch this video to see how students are being impacted in this new, innovative environment. Video Transcript Tristan Zeigler/Biscayne Elementary Student: “I was like, Whoa, I didn’t expect it to […]

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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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