Town Hall Meeting

    A Town Hall Meeting with Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner is scheduled for Monday, February 1 at Ponte Vedra High School, 460 Davis Park Road. The meeting is being hosted by Bill Fehling, District 4 School Board representative.
A reception will be held at 6 p.m. hosted by the Northeast Area PTOs, and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Topics to be discussed include the Class Size Amendment, the new high school grading system, the Race to the Top federal grant and budgets. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.
The Town Hall meeting is an opportunity for the public to hear from the Superintendent and provide comments and feedback.
“I will be sharing information on these important topics but I also want to listen to what our stakeholders have to say,” said Dr. Joyner. “Every citizen in St. Johns County has a vested interest in our school system, and we want to hear their ideas on ways to make our schools better, especially as we begin our new strategic planning process.”

  Science Fair    The 2010 River Region East Science Fair will be held February 2-4 in Building C at First Coast Technical College (FCTC). Approximately 110 science projects representing 124 participants will be on public display on Thursday, February 4, followed by an awards ceremony that evening.
Students will set up their projects on Tuesday, February 2, and judging will be held on Wednesday, February 3. The public is invited to view the projects on Thursday, February 4, from 4 until 6 p.m. in Building C and to attend the awards ceremony afterwards at 6 p.m.
Participation in the fair is open to St. Johns County public, private and home school secondary students. Participating middle schools include Fruit Cove, Landrum, Liberty Pines Academy, Murray, Pacetti Bay, Rogers, Sebastian and Switzerland Point. Participating high schools are Bartram, Creekside, Menendez, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine.
A maximum of 22 projects will be selected to go on to compete at the State Science Fair scheduled April 7-9 in Orlando. More than 60 percent of St. Johns County student projects competing at the state level last year received awards.  
One grand prize winner will be selected from the high school division of the regional fair to represent St. Johns County at the International Science and Engineering Fair scheduled May 9-14 in San Jose, California.
The St. Johns County science fair coordinator is Mark Lewis.