Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

CPR Hands-Only training is  “Staying Alive” for 5th Graders at Clay County Elementary School 

Who: St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Plantation Oaks Elementary School and the American Heart Association-First Coast Market
What: Mass Hands-Only CPR instruction of more than 100 5th grade students attending Plantation Oaks Elementary School
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m.

St. Johns Teacher Encourages Learning, Health

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In just two years of teaching, Emily Piscitello has made quite an impact on her students.

"She makes some pretty boring things pretty fun," said student Evan Langston.

Piscitello teaches math at Switzerland Point Middle School.

"You have to make a connection with the kids," she said. "If you make a connection with your children then they will be inspired to learn."

Along with math, she's also encouraging kids to lead healthy, active lives.

"We just run with them every Tuesday and Thursday for about an hour, hour and a half," Piscitello explained. "We stretch and then we run as a team. It's a great time to get together with students and do something fun other than school."

Her own experience as a young runner inspired her to start Road Raiders, a long distance running club.

"It instilled so many values and good work ethic for me that I just had to do it for the students," Piscitello said.

St. Johns County High School Grades


High School grades released today show that the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) continues to be a leader in performance and FCAT scores. The state released high school grades today based on 2010-11 FCAT scores, as well as graduation rate, participation and performance in accelerated programs, and college readiness skills.

Thomas Long and the St. Johns County Education Foundation Partner for Supply Depot Donations


The SJCEF is teaming up with Thomas Long to create an opportunity for people to win an original Thomas Long glass wall sculpture, while benefitting the SJCEF’s Supply Depot!

Groundbreaking: Local School Introduces New Building

The Jacksonville Country Day School Board of Trustees and the Head of School, Terry Bartow, are proud to announce the upcoming Groundbreaking Celebration for a new multipurpose building: the Smith Center, named in honor of Dennis M. Smith, Jr., M.D., his wife Julie, and their daughter Morgan. The Groundbreaking Celebration will be held on August 26, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the Geraldine A. Kelly Fine Arts Center on the Jacksonville Country Day School campus.

Jacksonville Country Day School places a strong emphasis on healthy minds and bodies. For over 50 years, the school has invested in continuous student academic, emotional and social development. These enhanced facilities will further enrich the lives of its students.