Category: Middle

Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Students pay tribute to their heroes during Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony

Oct. 21, 2020 – Sixteen years ago, Jose Ascencion Monteagudo-Avila moved from Mexico to the United States with his wife and son and little money. Sometimes earning less than $50 a week, Monteagudo-Avila decided to take a risk by selling his truck and using his life savings to venture into a new career…. So began […]

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See how each school benefits from half-penny sales tax

Oct. 12, 2020 – Whether it’s a new roof, enhanced technology, updated/new AC systems or removal of  portables, every school in the district will benefit if the half-cent sales tax referendum passes. How they will each benefit is detailed in easy-to-read one-pagers on www.ourduvalschools.org. For most, like Fort Caroline Middle School and Abess Park Elementary, […]

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#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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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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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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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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District-issued laptops to be updated this week, hotspots deactivated

June 16, 2020 —To provide students with the best online learning experiences, district technology services will be updating all district issued laptops this week. Parents do not need to return the laptop for the update to take place; it will happen automatically. Just plug the laptop in, power it up, and leave it on for […]

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Team Duval educator named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

May 16, 2020 – Kate Fulginiti says she has no choice but to fight hard for students. The 10-year educator who currently serves as interim principal at Pinedale Elementary said she is driven to address historical inequities that threaten to derail children from underserved communities. “As you get to know kids and their stories, you […]

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New Student Progression Plan outlines academic updates due to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 – There have been many questions about how student grades, attendance, graduation requirements, and grade-level promotions are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the Florida Department of Education cancelled state assessments for the school year due to the pandemic. How does this impact final grades for students? For answers to that […]

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