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July 2014

Jaguars Practice at Bartram Trail High School is at Full Capacity

The Jaguars’ practice session scheduled to take place at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County on Monday is at full capacity, and there is enough space only for those who already registered at jaguars.com.

“We’ve had a tremendous response from St. Johns County residents to attend this practice, and we appreciate the support and the excitement,” said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. “We’re looking forward to a great night, but we want everyone to understand that if you did not already register for the event you will not be allowed inside the gates without proof of registration.

“In the interest of safety and fan enjoyment we had to cap the registration due to the physical size of the area, both for parking and for fans to be able to watch practice.”

The capacity of the school’s football stadium is 2,500, which was the cutoff for registrants.

“We strongly encourage people who cannot show proof of registration for this event to not go to the Bartram Trail High School area on Monday evening,” said Commander Chuck Mulligan of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. “We will be challenged by heavy traffic flow, and that would be compounded by any unnecessary influx of vehicle and fans.”

After Monday the Jaguars will have nine more practice sessions at EverBank Field that are open to the public. The schedule is:

Wednesday, July 30 Practice at 9:55 a.m. (first day of full pads)
Thursday, July 31 Practice at 9:55 a.m.
Friday, August 1 Practice at 9:55 a.m.
Saturday, August 2 Scrimmage in stadium at 6:45 p.m.
Monday, August 4 Practice at 9:55 a.m.
Tuesday, August 5 Practice at 9:55 a.m.
Wednesday, August 6 Practice at 9:55 a.m.
Friday, August 8 Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, August 11 Practice at 9:55 a.m.
Tuesday, August 12 Practice at 9:55 a.m.

Jaguars Set to Practice at Bartram Trail High School

The Jacksonville Jaguars have teamed up with St. Johns County for a special, first of its kind, Jaguars Night Practice on Monday, July 28 at Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy., St. Johns, FL 32259. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the practice starts at 6:20 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR Cheerleaders, and a family fun zone including face painting, football toss and photo opportunities. Alumni autographs will be available prior to practice and player autograph opportunities will be after practice. A zero tolerance alcohol policy will be in effect. No alcohol is permitted at the event, or in the parking lot area. Attendees who bring alcohol will be escorted off the premises immediately.

The event is free and open to the public, but fans must register to attend and show proof of RSVP before entering the practice. Carpooling is encouraged as parking at the school is limited. Please visit www.jaguars.com/stjohnscountypractice to obtain an RSVP.

School Grades 2014

School grades released today show that the St. Johns County School District has maintained its ranking as one of the top performing districts in the state. St. Johns County had 17 “A” schools, four “B” schools, and five “C” schools.

Twelve elementary schools, four middle schools and the district’s only K-8 school were “A” schools this year.

“I am very proud of the efforts from all of our schools and this year’s grades are reflective of excellent improvement,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. “This is a great finish as we transition to the new system in future years.”

The 12 elementary schools receiving an “A” are Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, W. D. Hartley Elementary, Hickory Creek Elementary, R.B. Hunt Elementary, Julington Creek Elementary, Ketterlinus Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary, PVPV/Rawlings Elementary, Timberlin Creek Elementary and Wards Creek Elementary. The four middle schools with an “A” are Fruit Cove Middle, Alice B. Landrum Middle, Pacetti Bay Middle and Switzerland Point Middle. Also receiving an “A” is Liberty Pines Academy (K-8).

Mill Creek Elementary, Otis A. Mason Elementary, South Woods Elementary and R. J. Murray Middle schools received a “B” this year. Crookshank Elementary, Osceola Elementary, Sebastian Middle and Gamble Rogers Middle schools and The Webster School all received a “C” this year.

High school grades are expected to be released later this year. Additional detail and information can be found at http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org.