High School Showcase

The St. Johns County School District is hosting its Fifth Annual High School Showcase on Tuesday, January 26.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the St. Johns County Convention Center at the World Golf Village. The public is invited to attend.
All seven high schools will have their career academies, ROTC programs and acceleration programs on display for eighth and ninth grade parents to view.  
Paula Chaon, Interim Director for Career Education, is the event coordinator. For more information on Programs of Study, visit www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/academies.

  Spelling Bee Winner    Grace Remmer, a fifth grade home school student, won the 2010 St. Johns County School District Spelling Bee held today at the School Board Administration Center. She won by spelling the word “boysenberry” correctly.
Grace is the daughter of Louis and Jennifer Remmer of St. Augustine.
Thirty elementary and middle school students from 24 public, one charter, one home school, and four private schools competed for the honor of representing St. Johns County in the Regional Spelling Bee. The regional competition is scheduled for February 20 in Jacksonville. If for any reason the winner is not able to attend, runner-up Martha Felts of Switzerland Point Middle School will represent the county.
It took twenty-one rounds for the winner to be determined. The participants were congratulated by Bev Slough, School Board member; Dr. Joseph Joyner, Superintendent of Schools; Meredith Strickland, Senior Director for Curriculum and Instructional Services, and Dr. Linda Thomson, Director for Instructional Services.
WFOY-1240 AM Radio broadcast the event live. Media Services also taped the bee and will air it via Comcast SEA-TV Channel 24 next week.
The annual spelling bee is sponsored by the Florida Times-Union. The winner of the regional bee will advance to compete in the national spelling bee scheduled May 23-28 in Washington, D.C.
Laurie Hays, Program Specialist for Elementary Language Arts, served as the spelling bee coordinator.  Pronouncer was George Moon, former Director for Professional Development.
Judges for the event were Sandy Waldeis from Catholic Charities;  Shara Holt, Program Specialist for Secondary Language Arts and Professional Development; and Jim Welu, former Director for Student Services.