Category: Middle

Photo shows Dr. Sowell assisting a student with lab work.

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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Updated Back to School plans available today

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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Photo shows students in front of laptops.

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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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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