Category: Middle

Last day of school schedule

May 12, 2021 – Schools will follow an early dismissal schedule on the last day of school, which is Thursday, June 3. In general, elementary schools will dismiss at noon, middle schools will dismiss at 1:15 PM, and high schools will dismiss at 11 AM. There are a few school exceptions. They are listed below. […]

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Military Family Photo

Highlighting how schools support military children

April 30, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is proud to serve 8,672 military students and their families! Military children often face unique challenges, with one or both parents occasionally on deployment. Schools that have a high military student population, like Venetia Elementary and Mayport Middle, have unique programs in place to aid in the […]

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duPont Middle students working in classroom

Alfred duPont named ‘School of the Year’ for its Dual Language program

April 29, 2021 – Alfred duPont Middle School es la escuela del año! English translation…Alfred duPont Middle School is the school of the year! The school’s commitment to bilingual and bicultural education is just one of the reasons why it garnered the top spot for middle schools nationwide in the Embassy of Spain’s 2021 “School […]

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YMWLA algebra teachers discusses his approach to helping students master math

YMWLA algebra teacher shows X + Y + passion = great learning

Jan. 6, 2021 – Watch video above to hear Roger Felice, veteran teacher at Young Men’s and Women’s Leadership Academy, describe why learning quadratic equations and polynomials is not difficult as long as students believe they can do it.

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School Choice – What you need to know

Nov. 18, 2020 – Duval County Public Schools is a choice district, which means students can attend schools outside their attendance area zones through the school choice application process. While applications open in January, there is a lot families can do now to prepare. See list below. Note that while some things have changed due […]

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15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

15 educators selected as VyStar Teacher of the Year semifinalists

Nov. 17, 2020 – Congratulations to the the 15 outstanding educators who were selected as semifinalists for VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made Monday by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) who manages the Teacher of the Year process. The 15 educators will go on to be considered as finalists […]

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Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year selected

Video – Principal/AP of the Year announced

Nov. 13, 2020 – Marilyn Barnwell and Lisa Corprew were both confused and anxious as they rushed outside of their respective schools. Both had been told there was an urgent matter that needed their attention. But as they saw the balloons, the cameras, the gathering of school and district colleagues, the towering Jaxson de Ville […]

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GRASP educator works with student in classroom.

‘It’s ok to mess up’ – GRASP educators discuss serving students with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2020 – Entering GRASP Academy on Justina Road is like entering any other school in Northeast Florida…but with one main difference. Each student at this academy demonstrates characteristics of dyslexia. The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a neurobiological learning disorder that is characterized by “difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and […]

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All secondary students to receive laptops through district’s “One to One” initiative

Oct. 26, 2020 – Distribution of brand-new laptops for middle and high school students through the district’s “One to One” initiative has started. Approved by the School Board in August, this initiative was designed to bring all secondary students to a 1:1 ratio with a computer that they could use for both on-campus and at-home […]

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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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