Did You Know?

April 7, 2015

Amber Elder, an alumnus from the St. Johns County Academy of Future Teachers, is the first to return to teach at Crookshank Elementary School! Congratulations, Mrs. Elder!

What is AVID?

April 7, 2015

The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) system is used in 14 schools across the district and trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and career, especially students underrepresented in higher education.

Schoology Update

April 7, 2015

Brock O’Shell, Applied Technology Specialist, continues to support middle and high schools with their use of Schoology, the Learning Management System recently implemented at the secondary level. With the recent release of the new assessment tool, teachers are excited to learn how to use it with their students.

Support for School Media Programs

April 7, 2015

Lorraine Cosgrove, Program Specialist for School Libraries, supports media programs across the district. Recently media specialists were trained to support the use of Learning Ally, an online resource that provides audiobooks and parent support services to empower blind, visually impaired, and dyslexic students.

Congratulations to High School Bands

April 7, 2015

Congratulations to Bartram Trail, Creekside, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine high schools’ bands, winter guard and band directors for achieving superior (highest) rating at the recent Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) District 21 marching band Music Performance Assessments.

Suicide Prevention Training

April 7, 2015

As part of the Student Support Services ongoing plan to increase suicide awareness and prevention district-wide, Guidance and Choice provided training specific to Suicide Risk Assessment. This workshop was presented by Melissa Witmeier with the Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care Project.