Students Advance to the 2011 Duval County Spelling Bee

Twenty-one elementary and middle school students have been selected to represent Duval County in the county Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 25, at 6 p.m. at Mandarin Middle School.

City Kidz and Cornell University Partner on Combining College Dreams and Ice Creams

City Kidz Ice Cream café in downtown Jacksonville is collaborating with Cornell University to provide local middle and high school students’ access to an innovative Food Science Program.  The program, hosted by Clinton Bush of City Kidz, is a Cornell approved curriculum that teaches the students about Food Science in a hands on workshop.  The program culminates in the students own Ice Cream being marketed and sold at local Publix and Winn Dixie stores.

Four Duval County Public Schools will Receive Solar Electric Emergency Shelter Power Systems

Four Duval County Public Schools have recently been selected to receive solar electric emergency shelter power systems as part of the SunSmart Schools E-Shelter (Emergency Shelter) program.

The selected schools are LaVilla School of the Arts, Abess Park Elementary, Arlington Middle and Chets Creek Elementary.

Cultural Center Art and Essay Contest

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) recently partnered with the Amity Turkish Cultural Center for their 2nd annual art and essay contest for middle and high school students. The contest aims to promote awareness, understanding and positive interactions among different cultures and communities. This year’s theme was “Empathy: Walking in Another’s Shoes.”

Duval County Schools Acceleration Programs Recruitment Events

High School Acceleration Programs are available in every Duval County public high school to provide advanced educational opportunities to students throughout the county. Students are urged to review the program offerings and attend one or more information session or open house to learn more about enrollment and how the programs can better prepare students for post-secondary education.

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 a community partner, a school and a business partner for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Duval County Public Schools:

Meeting Notice- January 11, 2011 - DCSC-FSCJ Board Meeting

Date:  January 11, 2011                                        

Time:  12:00 P.M.

The Duval County School Board will attend a joint meeting with the FSCJ Board on January 11, 2011, at 12:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at FSCJ – Advanced Technology Center, 401 West State Street – Room T-140, Jacksonville, Florida.

The purpose is to discuss the following topic(s):