The PVPV/Rawlings Sea Turtles Team at the 2018 Battle of the Books

Elementary Battle of the Books Winners

May 11, 2018 - 
The PVPV/Rawlings Sea Turtles Team at the 2018 Battle of the Books

The PVPV/Rawlings Sea Turtles Team at the 2018 Battle of the Books

The Palencia Pirates Team at the 2018 Battle of the Books

The Palencia Pirates Team at the 2018 Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the PVPV/Rawlings Sea Turtles and Palencia Pirates on their hard earned wins at the 12th Annual Elementary School Battle of the Books which were held on May 8th and May 10th. The Northern Battle was held at Landrum Middle School and the Southern Battle at Gamble Rogers Middle School. We are extremely proud of the students for their participation in this literacy event. The students were well prepared, well behaved, and “well read”. We also appreciate all of the parents, peers, teachers, staff members, and administrators who supported our readers.

A special thank you to principals Ryan Player and Greg Bergamasco for hosting the events. Please acknowledge the media specialists, teachers and support staff for the time they took to create the questions, and to recruit, prepare and mentor the students from their schools. St. Johns County School District librarians are amazing and we are better because of them. Thank you to all of the school administrators for supporting your library media programs and specialists. Additionally, many school technology specialists, maintenance managers, and other employees pitched in to make this possible. Thank you!

Lorrie Cosgrove, Brock O’Shell, Amanda Bergamasco, specialists in the Instructional Resources and Media Services department, are the epitome of hard work and coordination. This event would have been impossible without their support. Thank you also to the amazing Media Services staff for their hard, behind-the-scenes work to support these efforts.

Next year promises to be as exciting as this year. View the lists of the new SSYRA books. Be sure to share the lists and encourage your students to read, read, read over the summer.

running track

Summer 2018 High School Facility Use

May 7, 2018 - 

In an effort to promote community health and well-being this summer, the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will open its high school facilities to the public on select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Outdoor facilities at Allen D. Nease, Bartram Trail, Creekside, Pedro Menendez, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine high schools will be open the following dates and times.

  • Wednesday, June 6                  6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13                6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20                6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 27                6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 11                  6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18                  6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25                  6 – 8 p.m.

Access to the tennis courts, track and outdoor basketball courts will be encouraged. Access will NOT be provided to the gymnasiums, stadium fields, batting cages, baseball fields, softball fields, or multi-purpose fields. The facilities will NOT be open to any organized practices, games or sport-sponsored, fee-based training. Pets are NOT permitted. All St. Johns County School Board Policies will apply.

For more information, please contact the SJCSD School Services Department at (904) 547-7583 or visit the district website at

teacher appreciation week

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7, 2018 - 

teacher appreciation week

May 7th through 11th is National Teacher Appreciation Week, a time for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives. Please join us in thanking our district’s educators who work tirelessly to serve the students and families in our schools.

Superintendent Spotlight – April 2018

In this edition of the Superintendent Spotlight, we celebrate 20 years of character education in St. Johns County School District with the Character Counts! program.

Middle School Battle of the Books

April 2, 2018 - 

A team of students from Switzerland Point Middle School led by Media Specialist Kristen Badger won the 2018 Middle School Battle of the Books contest.  This year’s Battle was held on Friday, March 23, 2018, at First Coast Technical College (FCTC).  Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12.

Creekside High School 2018 Battle of the Books Winners

A team of students from Creekside High School School led by Media Specialist Amelia Zukoski won the 2018 High School Battle of the Books contest.


2018 Character Cup

March 28, 2018 - 

The 2018 Character Cup was held on Wednesday, March 21 at St. Augustine High School. The Character Cup, a student-centered event highlighting physical education, links academics and character education through athletic competition. Two hundred student-athletes representing 20 elementary schools participated in the 2017 event.

The Players Makes a $500,000 Donation to the SJCSD

March 22, 2018 - 

THE PLAYERS will serve as the title sponsor of the district’s CHARACTER COUNTS! program beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

As part of the CHARACTER COUNTS! program, THE PLAYERS is sponsoring multiple programs in the St. Johns County school district, including:

  • WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Mentorship Program
  • Link Crew Mentorship Program
  • Pursuing Victory With Honor Program
  • Character Cup
  • Grants available for St. Johns County teachers

In addition to the CHARACTER COUNTS! sponsorship, THE PLAYERS is purchasing The First Tee Golf in Schools program, equipment and curriculum for every elementary and K-8 school in the district. For more information about THE PLAYERS Championship visit THEPLAYERS.COM

History Fair

February 23, 2018 - 

St. Johns County School District’s Annual History Fair was recently held on February 21 and 22 at First Coast Technical College. Project categories included performance, paper, exhibit, website, and documentary. Category placements (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention) were presented for each category, as well as special awards, each with its  own unique criteria.

Science Fair

February 23, 2018 - 

Students from schools throughout St. Johns County School District participated in the 2018 Annual Science Fair on February 7th. Winners were honored at an awards ceremony held on February 8th. This annual academic competition is designed to challenge students to meticulously apply science process skills and content knowledge in order to investigate scientific questions of their own choosing. Participants also experience the importance of practicing science ethics and responsibility on a personal level.

Teacher of the Year 2018

St. John County School District’s Teachers of the Year and Rookie Teachers of the Year were celebrated at an annual banquet held on January 24th at the World Golf Village Renaissance Center.