Cunningham Creek Elementary 5th Graders Quilt for a Good Cause

Cunningham Creek Elementary 5th Graders Quilt for a Good Cause

Starting today, four 5th grade classes at Cunningham Creek Elementary of Mrs. Vaughn and Ms. Burkes will bring in a piece of cloth to contribute to an international quilt in order to raise money for less fortunate kids. Throughout the process, students will learn not only how to make a quilt, but also how to use a video camera to make short films about their lives to share with the rest of the world. After leaving Jacksonville this quilt will visit Costa Rica, Nashville, Liberia and India! Once completed, the final piece will be auctioned to raise funds for student education centers in third world countries (one of these is already opening this May in Costa Rica!).

JU Masters in Marine Science to Start in Fall of 2011

Jacksonville University is proud to announce our new Master of Science in Marine Science and Master of Arts in Marine Science (MS/MA) degree programs that are opening this fall. Each program is designed to provide its graduates with the specific knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a variety of marine-related positions in industry, government and education, as well as, for entry into doctoral marine science programs.

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Education budget cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott will likely mean the end of sports of any kind in Duval County Schools, according to the chairman of the Duval County School Board.

First Coast News reported two weeks ago that athletic programs were on the table for possible budget cuts as a result of pending legislation.

W.C. Gentry told First Coast News if all the state budget cuts being proposed are made, it is a virtual certainty the upcoming school year will be without sports.

"We cannot right now, looking at the budget, we cannot get there and keep our education system intact without virtually eliminating all extracurricular activities" said Gentry. "There is no money to do anything other than what the state mandates and  what we have to do to maintain accreditation, so that is where we stand."

St. Johns County Rally to Support our Schools

St. Johns County Rally to Support our Schools

50th No More, the first grassroots group founded by parents to support public education in Florida is organizing a Rally in St. Augustine to support schools and protest recently proposed cuts to education.  The community is invited to attend.

St Johns Teacher Rallies

St Johns County Teachers will be participating in Teacher Rallies over the next week.

  • Tuesday 3/8 - Sign Waving 4:30 - 6:30 (312 and US1 and SR 16 at Publix) as well as at the School Board Meeting at 6:00.
  • Saturday - 3/12 Marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in St Augustine.
  • Monday 3/14 RALLY in the Plaza (Cordova and King St, St Augustine) with the 50th No More Group. Rally starts at 5:15!

Community Collection Day at Pedro Menendez High School

St. Johns County Solid Waste Management will host a Community Collection Day on Saturday, February 26th, from 8:00 am until noon at Pedro Menendez High School, located at 600 State Road 206 West in St. Augustine. The event is limited to St. Johns County residents only.

St. Johns County Teacher and Rookie of the Year Honored at Banquet

St. Augustine, Fla.— February 18, 2011—The St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) is pleased to honor Beth Upchurch from Ketterlinus Elementary School as the St. Johns County Teacher of the Year and Megan Miller from Switzerland Point Middle School as the Rookie of the Year.  Joseph Joyner, Superintendent of the St.