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St. Johns County Students Placed First in the State

St. Johns County Students Placed First in the State

St. Johns County students placed first in the state on the newly required Algebra I End-of-Course exams.

Wed. Classes at Liberty Pines Academy Moved Again

Wed. Classes at Liberty Pines Academy Moved Again

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Liberty Pines Academy students will once again hold classes at different schools.

Classes for students in kindergarten through fifth will be held at Creekside High School, and classes for students in grades six through eight will be held at Bartram Trail High School.

According to St. Johns County School District spokesperson Margie Davidson, the district was hoping to hold school at LPA, however just before 7 a.m. Wednesday it was announced the school would be closed, again.

Smoke from wildfires burning in St. Johns County prompted the school to move its classes to Bartram Trail and Creekside since last week.

The eighth-grade end-of-year ceremony will be Wednesday but its location depends on where classes will be held.

Transportation Cuts for 5,000 DCPS Students in the Works

Transportation Cuts for 5,000 DCPS Students in the Works

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Within four years, Duval County Public Schools are considering cutting transportation to all secondary Magnet schools.

Parents of the first 5,000 students affected say it's not fair to working parents.

One of those parents is single mom, Charlene West.

"He's a good student because I made sure he went to good schools that were going to teach him," West says of her son, A.J. Mitchell. "I, as a parent, did my part by making sure he did his homework and learned what he was supposed to learn."

Every day after school, Mitchell rides the bus home from Stanton.

While he waits for his single mother Charlene West to get home from work, he does the dishes and his homework.

Stanton is one of the seven Magnet schools potentially losing transportation.

According to a letter sent home with students, James Weldon Johnson, Landon, Darnell-Cookman, Kirby Smith, Lavilla, and Paxon are also on the list.

New Chief Financial Officer for the St. Johns County School District

New Chief Financial Officer for the St. Johns County School District

Michael Degutis, Deputy Superintendent of the Indian River School District (IRSD), has been named by Superintendent Joseph Joyner as the new Chief Financial Officer for the St. Johns County School District. 

The St. Johns County Education Foundation Honors Valued Donors at Reception

The St. Johns County Education Foundation Honors Valued Donors at Reception
The St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) held their 2nd Annual Donor Reception on May 26th at A1A Ale Works.  The event honored valued donors who have worked with the SJCEF to fund and volunteer for numerous projects that directly benefit St. Johns County’s quality of living through its educational system.   

 

Present at the reception were mentors from the Take Stock in Children program, tutors from the Supplemental Educational Services program, Beth Upchurch, the Teacher of the Year, Megan Miller, the Rookie Teacher of the Year, SJCEF Board members and local donors, such as The Bailey Group, Hydro Aluminum and Regions Bank.

 

Megan Miller, who was awarded the Rookie Teacher of the Year by the SJCEF, noted that this ongoing philanthropy is a civic lesson she did not have to find on the Internet.  It is a real world example with local significance.

Bartram Trail Softball Team Advances to Fourth Straight Final Four

Bartram Trail Softball Team Advances to Fourth Straight Final Four

ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- With their 8-0 win over Wakulla on Tuesday night in the Class 4A regional finals, the Bartram Trail High School softball team has advanced to their fourth straight Final Four. 

Senior Abby Tewey hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 5th to give the Lady Bears a 4-0 lead.  They went on to win 8-0.

Little Shop of Horrors at Creekside High School

Little Shop of Horrors at Creekside High School runs April 27, 28, and 29 at 7:00.   Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Howard Ashman. The show is open to the public all three nights (April 27, 28, 29) at 7:00, doors open at 6:30. Tickets are available at the door for $10.