Contests & Events

2016-2017

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 WHO:        All 3rd, 4th & 5th St. Johns County elementary school students

WHAT:      A celebration of Taking a Stand in History through student/school projects:

  • Theme: Taking a Stand in History
  • Website(Group or Individual entry)
  • Individual Display Board/Model/Exhibit(Group or Individual entry)
  • Essay(Individual entry)

WHEN:       DEADLINE for entries EXTENDED to May 17th, 2017

WHERE:    Schools may submit one student entry for each category through interoffice mail,

Deliver to: Brian Morgan, Elementary History Contest Department: Instructional Services

 

HOW:        All entries will be judged based on criteria described by the District

RECOGNITION:   

Student projects will be placed on display at the district office and students will be recognized at a St. Johns County School Board meeting.  Prizes awarded in each category.

 


SPELLING BEE

ST. JOHNS COUNTY DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

January 18, 2017

9 a.m.

First Coast Technical College
2980 Collins Avenue
Building C
St. Augustine, FL  32084


science-fairRegional Science Fair
February 1, 2017

First Coast Technical College

2980 Collins Avenue

Building C

St. Augustine, FL  32084

Fair Information

Contact Marna Fox for more information.

State Science Fair
TBA

Additional resource:
International Science Fair Website


0919F7B8-0118C716History Fair / Project Judging
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
First Coast Technical College, Building C
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Public Viewing of Projects
Thursday, February 16, 2017
First Coast Technical College, Building C
6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, February 16, 2017
First Coast Technical College, Building C
6:30 p.m.

Additional information:
Florida History Fair Website
National History Website


The St. Johns County Elementary Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fair

The St. Johns County Elementary Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair will be held at Palencia Elementary School Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 8-11 a.m. The purpose of this event is to encourage and celebrate student interest in STEM, with the primary goal being to promote student use of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solve real world problems. Student representation will be decided at the school level. Teachers, parents, administrators, and community members are welcome to attend.

Elem. STEM Fair

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The Elementary Character Cup is a student-centered event highlighting physical education which links academics and character education through athletic competition.  “Character Builds Champions!”

Who: Attendees include SJCSD school-selected student representatives, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. (Aside from school-based selection criteria, qualifying students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate attributes of character counts).

What: This is a student-centered event highlighting physical education and character counts. Participants will compete in district elementary track and field events.

When: March 22, 2017

Where: The event will take place at St. Augustine High School.

Details: Parking for the event will be marked with signage. For safety, only students, coaches, and county-selected event volunteers will be allowed on the track and field. Students will be recognized following each event. Elementary school physical education (P.E.) teachers will serve as the school team leader for student teams.


HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
ESSAY AND ART CONTEST

Once again, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott are hosting the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and have invited all Florida students to participate in the art and essay contests. Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-Year Florida College Prepaid scholarship through the essay contest. This year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes: Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders,” focuses on the brave men and women who have and continue to protect our state and country.

Art Contest K-3

(Grades K-3)

Governor Rick Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida. Two winners will be selected and will be notified after September 9, 2016.

2016 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)


Essay Contest

(Grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Governor Rick Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student. Winners will be notified after September 9, 2016.

Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions.

2016 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)


Your student could be a winner!

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Deadline: Entries may be submitted as early as Sept. 15, 2016.   The deadline is Dec. 1, 2016

Entry Fee: None     Qualifications: Florida students in Grades 6 through 12

 

PRIZES:: Lee Bennett Hopkins, the noted poet and anthologist (see page 2), has provided a generous donation which will provide cash prizes for all first, second and third-place winners in our student contest as well as FSPA membership for one year.  We are pleased to announce that beginning this year, first place winners in each grade level will be recipients of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for Young People.  

 

Cash prizes in each grade level are as follows:  1st place (the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award)–$25, 2nd place–$15, and 3rd place–$10.  These winners will also receive copies of FSPA’s Anthology 35, in which their winning poems will be published.  All winners, including honorable mentions, will receive award certificates…….Winning poems will be entered in the prestigious National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest, where they will compete for more cash awards with prize-winning poems from other states.

FSPA Student Contest Rules