Schools

Stanton Prep and Ponte Vedra Soccer Tonight Postponed

Tonight's region quarterfinal soccer game between Stanton Prep and Ponte Vedra has been postponed due to deteriorating weather and field conditions not conducinve to staging an FHSAA state series contest.

The game has been rescheduled for Friday night at 5:30 and Ponte Vedra and will be followed by the Ponte Vedra girls Region final game with Gulf Breeze at 7:30.

Area Spelling Champs to Compete for Regional Honors

More than a dozen of the area’s best spellers are brushing up on their vocabulary to prepare for the Northeast Florida regional spelling bee championship.  Fifteen county champions will vie for the honor of Regional Champion during The Florida Times-Union Regional Spelling Bee Championship. The Spelling Bee is open to students in fifth through eighth grades who won their designated county bee.

Duval County School Board Recognitions

During the presentation portion of the monthly meeting of the Duval County School Board, Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals and Board members recognized employees, a student and a community partner for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Duval County Public Schools:

Pickett to be Held at Rutledge Pearson Elementary

The Parents and supporters of the students of Rutledge Pearson Elementary will be holding a protest in front of the school located at 4346 roanoke blvd on today Feburary 2, 2011 at 10am. The students at Rutledge Pearson can  not read, write or do math proficently. The parents are not allowed to come to the school and voulnteer. The principal at this school Debra Crotty has deniedspme parents the opportunity to help our children. When asked why Mrs Crotty response is that she has the right to decide who can come to her school. The board of education has given her the authority. The concerned taxpayers and parents of this school are tired of being denied access to this campus and being treated with disrespect.

Jacksonville Public Library Offers Student Financial Aid Workshops

The Jacksonville Public Library, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), will present, “Figuring Out FAFSA,” a free session offering a thorough explanation of the college financial aid application process, including tips for filling out forms.

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Local Area Students Raise Money for Cancer Research

Clink, clank, clunk!  That’s the sound more than 300,000 students throughout North Florida will soon hear as they pour their pocket change into collection jars to support Olive Garden’s 17th-annual Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth campaign.  Last year, Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies collected $6.1 million nationally, bringing the total amount donated since the program’s inception to more than $53 million.

1,305 Children Enrolled Into Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten during Kick Off Event

Early Learning Coalition of Duval (ELC of Duval) enrolled more than 1,305 four- year-olds into the FREE Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program this weekend at the VPK Kick Off, which was held at the FSCJ Downtown campus, Fletcher High School and Ed White High School. The event drew the 2nd largest number of parents and families in the history of VPK in Jacksonville.